This symposium is a joint event between Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. Together, we feature some hot articles in Organic Synthesis from Chemical Science (Impact Factor 9.825), the flagship journal of RSC. As a special one-time event of the Chemistry Webinar Series, we have invited three prestigious professors to deep-dive into their research featured in Chemical Science journal. We are also honored to have the Executive Editor of Chemical Science journal as a guest at this event.
During this symposium, you will:
Prof. Xiaoming Feng, Ph.D.
Sichuan University, China
Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Prof. Xiaoming Feng received his B.S. in 1985 and M.S. in 1988 from Lanzhou University. Then, he worked at Southwest Normal University (1988−1993) and became an associate professor in 1991. In 1996, he received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Chemistry, CAS. He went to the Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS (1996−2000) and was appointed professor in 1997. He did postdoctoral research at Colorado State University (1998-1999) with Prof. Yian Shi. In 2000, he moved to Sichuan University. He was selected as an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2013. He focuses on the design of chiral catalysts, the development of new synthetic methods, and the synthesis of bioactive compounds. He received numerous awards and honors including the Physical Science Prize of Future Science Prize in 2018; Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress in 2019; the Tan Kah Kee Science Awards, Outstanding Teaching Award in 2020.
Prof. Ning Jiao, Ph.D.
Peking University, China
Associate Editor of Chemical Science
Prof. Ning Jiao was born on May 13, 1976, in Shandong, China. He graduated from Shandong University with a bachelor’s degree in 1999. He continued his studies in Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Shengming Ma, where he was awarded a PhD degree in 2004. He conducted post-doctoral research at Max Planck Institute für Kohlenforschung (MPI) Mülheim under the supervision of Prof. Manfred T. Reetz from 2004 to 2006. He joined the State Key Laboratory of Natural and Biomimetic Drugs of Peking University in 2007 and stay there since then. His current research efforts are focused on new methodologies development mainly on oxygenation, nitrogenation, and halogenation reactions; the inert chemical bonds functionalization; bioactive compounds synthesis and drug discovery. He was the recipient of the Xplorer Prize, The first prize in Natural Science Award of Ministry of Education, the first prize in Natural Science Award of Beijing.
Prof. Yizhou Li, Ph.D.
Chongqing University, China
Prof. Yizhou Li is a professor in Medical Chemistry and group leader in chemical biology in the School of Pharmacal Science, Chongqing University, China. Yizhou graduated in Chemistry in 2014 from the Peking University, China, where he remained for his PhD in Organic Chemistry. He was a postdoc at ETH Zurich in the group of Professor Dario Neri until 2017, and tenure-track Assistant Professor at the Chongqing University until the beginning of 2019. Dr Yizhou’s area of expertise is DNA-encoded chemical library, chemical biology on nucleic acids and target identification.
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