What Would Emil Fischer Do Today?

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Emil Fischer, the great explorer of carbohydrates, peptides, enzymes and nucleosides, died 100 years ago. His labs in Berlin were the nucleus of key innovations in peptide synthesis, carbohydrate and nucleoside chemistry. The scientists of Berlin are celebrating his pioneering work and the dawn of a new scientific discipline with a One-Day-Symposium.


At the historically significant setting of the Kaiserin-Friedrich-Haus and the Emil Fischer Lecture Hall, selected speakers will update Emil Fischer’s ingenious approach and lead us through the contemporary world of chemistry-driven exploration of life.

 

Keynote Speakers

  • Geert-Jan Boons Utrecht University
  • Thomas Carell LMU München
  • Yael David Sloan-Kettering Institute
  • Sam Gellman UW Madison/Wisconsin
  • Don Hilvert ETH Zürich
  • Catherine Jackson University of Oxford
  • Yasuhiro Kajihara Osaka University
  • Stephen Kent University of Chicago
  • Eric Kool Stanford University
  • Hermen Overkleeft Leiden University
  • Helma Wennemers ETH Zürich

 

Organizing Committee

  • Christian Hackenberger, FMP and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, chair
  • Peter Seeberger, MPIKG Potsdam
  • Oliver Seitz, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, chair
  • Roderich Süssmuth, TU Berlin

 

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