The IKCOC Prize Lecture

Dieter Seebach (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
From Total Synthesis to New Vesicle- and Cell-Penetrating Peptides

Session 1: Efficiency in Organic Synthesis

Alois Fürstner (Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Germany)
Catalytic Activation of pi-Bonds: Concepts and Applications
Huw M. L. Davies (Emory University, USA)
Collaborative Approach for C-H Functionalization
Karl Anker Jørgensen (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Asymmetric Organocatalysis as a Toolbox for Diversity-oriented Synthesis
Keisuke Suzuki (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Lessons from Total Synthesis of Hybrid Natural Products
Jianbo Wang (Peking University, China)
Recent Advance in Carbene-based Coupling Reactions
Tehshik P. Yoon (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
Photocatalysis with Visible Light
Jin-Quan Yu (The Scripps Research Institute, USA)
Ligand-Accelerated C-H Activation: Near and Far

Session 2: Organic Synthesis for Materials Science

Susumu Kitagawa (Kyoto University, Japan)
Evolution of Functions of Porous Coordination Polymers/Metal-Organic Frameworks
Luisa De Cola (Université de Strasbourg, France)
Dynamic Stimulus Responsive Systems
Terunori Fujita (Mitsui Chemicals, INC., Japan)
Development of New Olefin Insertion Catalysts and the Formation of Value-Added Olefin-Based Materials
Colin Nuckolls (Columbia University, USA)
From Molecules to Materials
Soo Young Park (Seoul National University, Korea)
Designing Innovative Materials for Molecular and Supramolecular Optoelectronics
Alan E. Rowan (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
Catalysis and Motion. Threading of Nanocages onto Polymer Threads
Douglas W. Stephan (University of Toronto, Canada)
Main Group Catalysis: New Strategies for Reactivity

Session 3: Organic Synthesis for Life Science

Larry E. Overman (University of California Irvine, USA)
Bimolecular Free-Radical Reactions in Fragment Coupling
Christian Funke (Bayel AG, Germany)
Preparation of Modern Agrochemicals - Simple, Safe and Cost Effective
Andrew D. Hamilton (University of Oxford, UK)
Synthetic Mimics of Protein Secondary Structure and Function
Kai Johnsson (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
Fluorescent and Bioluminescent Probes for Biology and Medicine
Eric Meggers (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany)
New Avenues for the Design of Asymmetric Catalysts
Tobias Ritter (Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Germany)
Late-Stage Fluorination for PET Imaging
Hiroshi Sugiyama (Kyoto University, Japan)
Chemical Biology of Nucleic Acids: DNA Origami and Artificial Genetic Switch