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Photocatalysis in organic synthesis
6 November

The symposium aims to illustrate the research front in photocatalysis, with a focus on method development in synthetic organic chemistry. This area of ​​research is new and exciting, and has had a huge impact in recent years. Worldwide, over 150 research groups work with photocatalysis, and since the end of 2016, three well-known journals have dedicated special editions to photocatalysis. Despite this, there are few groups in Scandinavia that currently use the technology.

Our hope is that the symposium will both inspire and educate, and create conditions for international research cooperation and exchange of experiences. Five world-leading researchers have been invited as lecturers and their lectures will reflect the entire field of research in synthetic photocatalysis. By introducing photocatalysis to the strong organic chemistry research available in Scandinavia, we hope that photocatalysis will find new branches with new and exciting chemistry as a result.

The venue is on AstraZeneca’s research facility in Mölndal, providing a unique opportunity for academic and industrial researchers to meet. We want to highlight that this exciting area of ​​research has never before been the focus of a meeting in Sweden.

Monday: 6 November 2017
Venue: Alpha, AstraZeneca R&D Mölndal

Confirmed speakers:
Professor Yiyun Chen, State Key Lab of Bio-organic and Natural Products Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China

Professor Abigail Doyle, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, USA

Professor Géraldine Masson, CNRS Research Director DR2, Institute of Chemistry of Natural Substances, ICSN-CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Professor Paolo Melchiorre, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Tarragona, Spain

Professor Magnus Rueping
, Institute of Organic Chemistry
, RWTH, Aachen University,

Dr. Carl-Johan Wallentin, Organic Chemistry, Gothenburg University