8th Paul Walden Symposium Plenary Speakers

Prof. Varinder K. Aggarwal (University of Bristol, Bristol, UK)
Boron mediated asymmetric synthesis

Prof. Manuel Alcarazo (Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr; Germany)
Extremely p-Acceptor Ligands: Applications in Pt and Au Catalysis

Prof. Pher Andersson (Uppsala University,  Uppsala; Sweden)
Turning Dihydrogen into a Highly Versatile Reagent in Enantioselective Synthesis

Prof. Erick M. Carreira (ETH, Zürich; Switzerland)
Discovery and surprises with human-derived natural products

Prof. Patrick J. Guiry (University College Dublin, Dublin; Ireland)
Recent Advances in Asymmetric Catalysis and Total Synthesis

Prof. Karl Anker Jørgensen (Aarhus University, Aarhus; Denmark)
Organocatalysis – New Directions

Prof. Gundars Mežinskis (Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia)
Sol-gel synthesis of nanomaterials – some problems and solutions

Prof. Philippe Renaud (University of Bern, Bern; Switzerland)
Boron: A Unique Element in Radical Chemistry

Prof. Edgars Sūna (Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Riga, Latvia)
Chiral 1,3-Diamines: Ugly Ducklings in Asymmetric Synthesis?

PhD student Liene Grigorjeva (Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Riga; Latvia)
C-Heteroatom bond formation by acid catalysed allylic substitution of trichloroacetimidate

PhD student Artis Kinēns (Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Riga; Latvia)
Design of chiral pyridines as organocatalysts for asymmetric cyclopropanation reaction