4th Paul Walden Symposium Program

September 15, 2005

9.00 Dr. Pēteris Trapencieris (President of the Latvian Chemical Society, Riga, Latvia): Welcoming remarks
9.10 Professor Ivars Kalviņš (Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis; Riga, Latvia) “Novel Sulfonamide Derivatives as Inhibitors of Histone Deacetylase”
10.00 Dr. Arthur Gomtsyan (Abbott Laboratories Inc., Abbott Park, USA) “Vanilloid receptor antagonists for pain: Chirality matters”
10.50 Coffee break
11.20 Professor Eriks Rozners (Northeastern University, Boston, USA) “Non-ionic RNA Analogues: Stereoselective Synthesis, Biophysical Properties, and Biological Relevance”
12.10 Lunch
14.00 Professor Luigi Vaccaro (University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy) “Catalysis in Unconventional Media. Toward a Green Synthesis of Target Molecules”
14.50 Coffee break
15.10 Professor Matthias Beller (Leibnitz Institute of Organic Catalysis, Rostock, Germany) “Homogeneous Catalysis: From mechanistic concepts to industrial applications”
16.00 Tour to the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis facilities
16.30 Visit to the monuments of Professor Wilhelm Ostwald and Professor Paul Walden

September 16, 2005

9.00 Professor Edvīns Vedējs (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA) “Heteroatom directed hydroboration”
9.50 Coffee break & Poster session
11.30 Professor Peter Somfai (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden) “From Divergent to Focused Approaches to Amino Alcohols and Amino Diols: Applications to the Synthesis of Natural and Unnatural Products”
12.20 Lunch
14.00 Professor Uno Mäeorg (Tartu University, Tartu, Estonia) “New aspects in synthesis of substituted hydrazines”
15.10 Coffee break
15.10 Professor Vladimir Gevorgyan (University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA) “Novel Transition Metal-Catalyzed Protocols Toward Heterocycles”
16.00 Closing remarks
16.10 Tour to “Grindeks” or “Olainfarm”