One-day Symposium

Chemistry as an Enabler for a Sustainable Society


7.45 a.m.  

8.20 a.m.  

Prof. Dr. Bert Maes (UAntwerpen)

8.30 a.m.
Lecture 1, Chairperson Dr. Katherine Wheelhouse (GSK, UK)

Prof. Dr. John Blacker, University of Leeds, UK
Increasing Efficiency and Minimising Waste from Resolution Processes

9.30 a.m.
Lecture 2, Chairman Dr. Kai Rossen (Sanofi, Germany)

Prof. Dr. Nicholas Turner, The University of Manchester, UK
Biocatalytic Retrosynthesis: Designing New Synthetic Routes to Target Molecules

10.30 a.m.
Coffee break

11.00 a.m.
Lecture 3, Chairman Prof. Dr. Alain Krief (UNamur, Belgium)

Prof. Dr. Carsten Bolm, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
How much catalyst is needed?


1.15 p.m.
Prof. Dr. Jean-Pierre Timmermans

Chairman of the Research Council of UAntwerpen

1.20 p.m., Chairman Prof. Dr. Jean-Pierre Timmermans (UAntwerpen, Belgium)

Dr. John Hayler, GSK, UK
Vision 2020: Finding Opportunities to Improve the Sustainability of Chemical Manufacturing

2.00 p.m.
Lecture 5, Chairman Prof. Dr. Stéphane Vincent (UNamur, Belgium)

Prof. Dr. Johannes de Vries, LIKAT, Germany
Catalytic Conversion of Renewable Resources into Bulk and Fine Chemicals

3.00 p.m.
Lecture 6, Chairman Prof. Dr. Kourosch Abbaspour Tehrani (UAntwerpen, Belgium)

Prof. Dr. Matthias Beller, LIKAT, Germany
Precious Catalysis with Non-Noble Metals

4.00 p.m.
Coffee break

4.30 p.m.
Lecture 7, Chairman Dr. Sébastien Lemaire (Janssen Pharmaceutica, Belgium)

Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Bode, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Rethinking Amide Bond Formation

5.30 p.m.
End of symposium