SCS Lectureships - Program 2019

The following Lectureship tours are approved for 2019:

Prof. David J. Craik, University of Queensland, Australia
«Discovery and applications of cyclic peptides in drug design»
Tour dates: January 14-22, 2019
Tour organizer: Dr. Fabien Cougnon, University of Geneva

Prof. Robin Perutz, University of York, UK
«Photochemistry of metal hydride complexes inside an NMR spectrometer: Breaking the speed limits of NMR»
«Hydrogen bonding and halogen bonding to transition metal complexes»
Tour dates: April 23 - May 2, 2019
Tour organizer: Prof. Christoph Copéret, ETH Zurich 

Prof. Richard Saykally, University of California, Berkeley, US
«Hydrogen Bond Network Rearrangement Dynamics in Water Clusters: Dramatic Effects of Librational Excitation on Hydrogen Bond Tunneling Rates»
«Probing Complex Interfaces(Review of the methods we employ, including "DUV SHG, XAS, soft X-ray SHG with FELs)»
«Selective Adsorption of Ions to Aqueous Interfaces: Towards a Complete Mechanism»
Tour dates: May 6-10, 2019
Tour organizer: Prof. Rainer Beck, EPF Lausanne

Prof. Thomas Ternes, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Koblenz, Germany
«Analytical methods for emerging contaminants: advanced tools to understand environmental and technical processes.»
Tour dates: May 13-15, 2019 (lectures in Geneva and Lausanne are cancelled)
Tour organizer: Dr. Marc Suter, Eawag Dubendorf

Prof. Takashi Ooi, Nagoya University, Japan
«Molecular Design of Organic Ions for Asymmetric Catalysis»
«Behavior of Molecules: From Catalysis to Biological Functions»
Tour dates: May 20-24, 2019
Tour organizer: Prof. Jérôme Lacour, University of Geneva

Prof. Gary Siuzdak, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA
«Discovering Metabolites that Alter Physiology, an Omics Perspective»
Tour dates: May 27-31, 2019
Tour organizer: Prof. Nicola Zamboni, ETH Zurich

Prof. Sarah E. Reisman, California Institute of Technology, US
«Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Natural Products and the Chemistry They Inspire»
Tour dates: September 9-13, 2019
Tour organizer: Dr. Andreas Marzinzik, Novartis, Basel


Prof. Donna Blackmond, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, US
«Explaining Mechanistic Anomalies in Organocatalysis: “Downstream Intermediates” and a New Paradigm for Stereocontrol»
«Symmetry Breaking and Asymmetric Amplification via Autocatalytic Self-Replication»
«Physical Models for the Origin of Biological Homochirality»
Tour dates: October 7-11, 2019
Tour organizer: Prof. Martin Quack, ETH Zurich