On Mai 11-12, 2017 the DIAC organized the 13. Freiburger Symposium at the School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg and close to 100 participants followed the invitation. The organizers under the lead of Kerstin Bodmann, Lonza, and Roger Marti, HEIA-FR had defined a fantastic program, combining theoretical aspects and practical implementation around the symposium topic «Green Chemistry – from Concept to Industrial Reality» and fully fulfilled the expectations of the participants.
Beside the scientific lectures, participants also appreciated the networking opportunities during the coffee/lunch breaks and the symposium dinner. The dinner took place on Wed, Mai 11, 2017 in the Restaurant Aigle Noir in Fribourg and was also the platform to celebrate the 2017 winners of the Sandmeyer Award. Alain De Mesmaeker, President of the SCS, awarded the team from F. Hoffmann-La Roche for the development of an efficient industrial synthesis of Idasanutlin (a MDM2 antagonist for treatment of cancer) via a Cu(I)-catalyzed [3+2] Asymmetric Cycloaddition.
Pictures from the 13. Freiburger Symposium 2017