13th Paul Walden Symposium Program

Thursday, September 14th, 2023

8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcoming remarks
Prof. Edgars Sūna (Chairman of the Scientific Board, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis)
9:10 Presentation of the Paul Walden medal to Prof. Olafs Daugulis (University of Houston, Texas, US) by Prof. Māris Turks, Dean of the Faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry (Riga Technical University)
9:30 Prof. Olafs Daugulis
(University of Houston, Texas, US)
New Methods for Carbon-Hydrogen Bond Functionalization
10:20 Prof. Nicolai Cramer
(Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland)
From [ ] to L*
11:10 Symposium group photo and Coffee break
11:40 Prof. Andrew D. Smith
(University of St Andrews, UK)
Promoting the Forbidden: Catalytic Enantioselective [1,2]-Rearrangements
12:30 Poster pitches
(PhD students) 
12:45 Lunch
14:40 Prof. Zoltan Novak
(Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary)
Synthesis of Fluoroalkylated derivatives: feedstocks, reagents, catalysis and media
15:30 Poster pitches
(PhD students) 
15:45 Coffee break
16:15 Poster pitches
(PhD students)
16:30 Prof. Lutz Ackermann
(Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany)
Metallaelectro-Catalyzed Bond Activation
17:20 Guided tour of the Paul Walden and Wilhelm Ostwald monuments

Friday, September 15th, 2023

9:00 Prof. Pierangelo Metrangolo
(Politecnico Milano, Italy)
A Journey through the World of Halogen Bonding
9:50 Prof. Rebecca Melen
(University of Cardiff, UK)
Group 13 Lewis acids for synthesis and catalysis
10:40 Coffee break
11:00 PhD Renāte Melngaile
(Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Latvia)
Development of Fluoromethylene Transfer Reagents
11:30 PhD student Gļebs Jeršovs
(Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Latvia)
Sulfur-selective alkylation of sulfinamides
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Poster session
15:20 Prof. Paolo Melchiorre
(University of Bologna, Italy)
Photochemistry & Organocatalysis: New Radical Opportunities 
16:10 – 16:20 Poster awards and Closing remarks

The poster prizes for the best posters provides