Organic

New Organosulfur Chemistry (#436)

Sulfur, present in 25% of major brand name drugs and a substantial percentage of agrochemicals, plays a key role in organic synthesis, biochemistry and material science. Organosulfur compounds are abundant in nature, including in many common foods and spices, and serve as both plant and animal signaling and defensive agents. This symposium will focus on: (1) new methods for preparing organosulfur compounds; (2) advances in applications of organosulfur compounds in organic synthesis; (3) breakthroughs in understanding mechanistic features of organosulfur compounds in biological and conducting systems, such as electron transfer and olfaction. The three 4-hour 1/2 day sessions will offer over 25 lectures on these topics by eminent scientists from academia and industry. A poster session is also planned. The symposium will serve as an excellent forum for those wanting to improve their knowledge of organosulfur chemistry and to network with experts in the field. A partial list of speakers, in addition to the five co-organizers, includes James D. White (Oregon State, USA), Richard Glass (Arizona, USA), John Welch (Albany, USA), Debbie Crans (Colorado State, USA), Vincent Mascitti (Pfizer, USA), Gavin Jones (IBM, USA), Risto Laitinen (Oulu, Finland), Jun-Ichi Yoshida (Kyoto, Japan), Toshiaki Murai (Gifu, Japan), Pingfan Li (Beijing, China), Ming-Hua Xu (Shanghai, China), Justin Chalker (Flinders University, Australia), Hideki Yorimitsu (Kyoto, Japan), Wolfgang Weigand (Jena, Germany), Kaori Ando (Gifu, Japan), Nobukazu Taniguchi (Fukushima, Japan), Mihaela Gulea (Strasbourg, France), Henri Piras (Montréal, Canada) and Hye-Young Jang (Suwon, Korea). Scientists from Pacific Rim countries with novel research results to present as contributed papers or posters, in areas of organosulfur chemistry related to the themes of this symposium, are encouraged to submit abstracts of their work to the organizers for consideration.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015