International Symposium on Synthesis and Catalysis 2023 (ISySyCat2023)

International Symposium on Synthesis and Catalysis 2023 (ISySyCat2023)

The event will focus on key topics in contemporary organic, organometallic, polymer synthesis and catalysis, which are of relevance to both academic and industrial chemists alike.

The conference will be organized into 16 plenary lectures (45 min. each), delivered by a series of internationally recognized speakers from academia and industry, 19 short talks (15 min., selected from the submitted abstracts by the scientific committee), 54 flash talks (8 mins, each selected from the submitted abstracts by the scientific committee) and three poster sessions. There will be prizes for the best communications, that will be awarded during the gala dinner on the 7th of September.


  • Total synthesis.
  • Synthesis in Medicinal chemistry, chemical biology and materials science.
  • New reagents, catalysts, strategies and concepts for organic synthesis.
  • Biocatalysis in synthesis.
  • Organocatalysis.
  • Flow-chemistry approaches to the synthesis of key targets.
  • Applications of organometallic compounds in synthesis and catalysis.
  • Stereoselective synthesis.
  • Synthesis and property of functional molecules and organic materials.
  • Sustainable and Green synthetic and catalytic methods.
  • Process development of key pharmaceutical targets.
  • Computational tools for synthesis and catalysis.
  • Polymer synthesis.



Plenary Speakers Include

  • Prof. Ben Feringa, University of Groningen, Holland
    Exploring Chemical Activation
  • Prof. Kendal Houk, UCLA, USA
    Computations and Collaborations on Synthetically Important Catalytic Reactions
  • Prof. Tanja Weil, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
    Precision Polymer Synthesis on Biomolecule Templates
  • Prof. Karl Jorgensen, University of Aarhus, Denmark
    Expanding the Frontiers of Cycloadditions
  • Dr. LC Campeau, Merck, USA
    Changing the World, One Reaction at a Time: Stories from Chemistry Innovations in Pharma
  • Prof. Richmond Sarpong, University of Berkley, USA
    Break-it-to-Make-it Strategies and Methods for Chemical Synthesis Inspired by Complex Natural Products
  • Prof. Yoshiaki Nakao, University of Kyoto, Japan
    Catalytic Denitrative Transformations
  • Prof. Joana Wencel-Delord, University of Strasbourg, France
    Towards sustainable synthesis of complex molecules via metal-catalyzed or metal-free C-H functionalization
  • Dr. Jonathan Reeves, Boehringer Ingelheim, USA
    New Organofluorine Methodology and its Application to Pharmaceutical Synthesis
  • Prof. Teresa Pinho e Melo, University of Coimbra, Portugal
    Innovative Chemistry Toward Novel Tetrapyrrolic Macrocycles: Photodynamic Therapy and Imaging of Cancer
  • Prof. Francesca Paradisi, University of Bern, Switzerland
    Biocatalysis in flow: when it works and when it doesn’t
  • Prof. Robert Waymouth, University of Stanford, USA
    Dynamic Nanomaterials for Gene Delivery: From Chemistry to Biology
  • Dr. Martin Hayes, Astra-Zeneca, Sweden
    Biocatalysis in early drug discovery
  • Dr. Michael Rack, BASF, Germany
    Fluorine Chemistry for Agrochemicals
  • Dr. Lionel Saudan, Firmenich S.A., Switzerland
    Catalysis for the Synthesis of Perfumery Ingredients
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