Prof. Dr. Phil Baran
Prof. Dr. Phil Baran (l.)
November 20, 2015, 4–6 p.m.
This years Bohlmann Lecture entitled “Studies in Natural Product Synthesis,” will be presented by Prof. Dr. Phil Baran of The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Kalifornien, USA.
Phil Baran (born 1977) received a chemistry degree (1997) at New York University and a Ph.D. (2001) from Scripps Research Institute. He was a postdoctoral associate (2001–2003) at Harvard University before joining the faculty of Scripps Research Institute, where he is currently a professor in the Department of Chemistry. His scientific papers have appeared in Nature, Science, Angewandte Chemie, and the Journal of the American Chemical Society, among others.
Phil Baran about his lecture „Studies in Natural Product Synthesis“
“There can be no more noble undertaking than the invention of medicines. Chemists that make up the engine of drug discovery are facing incredible pressure to do more with less in a highly restrictive and regulated process that is destined for failure more than 95% of the time. How can academic chemists working on natural products help these heroes of drug discovery – those in the pharmaceutical industry? With selected examples from our lab and others, this talk will focus on that question highlighting innovation in fundamental chemistry and new approaches to scalable chemical synthesis.”
The Schering Stiftung supports the Bohlmann Lecture in order to strengthen the international networking of scientists and to make renowned experts visible as role models for young scientists. Moreover, the Lecture makes it possible for a broader public to learn about the latest scientific findings.
The lecture will be followed by the award ceremony of the Schering Prize 2014. The 5,000-euro prize is given for outstanding dissertations in chemistry and is also funded by the Schering Stiftung. This year’s prize winner is Dr. Kristine Müther.
Dr. Müther from the Institute for Chemistry at the Technical University Berlin is awarded the Schering Prize 2014 for her research on “Generation, structure and reactivity of metallocene-stabilized silylium ions”.Learn more
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