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BOSS XVII - 17th Belgian Organic Synthesis Symposium

3 - 8 July 2022, Namur, Belgium

The BOSS-conference is a unique international symposium as it combines lectures delivered by established organic chemists as well as younger rising stars with two prestigious events: a lecture delivered by the recipient of the “Janssen Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis”, and the “Tetrahedron Chair”: a one-day course on a specific topic in organic synthesis.

The BOSS will cover a broad range of timely topics of modern organic synthesis, including asymmetric synthesis, chemical biology, electrosynthesis, medicinal chemistry, organocatalysis, organometallic chemistry and catalysis, photocatalysis, reaction mechanisms, reactive intermediates, supramolecular chemistry, sustainable chemistry, total synthesis… and many more!

The BOSS XVII Symposium Programme will include:
  • A one-day course by the recipient of the 2020 Tetrahedron Chair : Prof. Eric Jacobsen (Harvard University, United States)
  • A lecture delivered by the recipient of the 2020 Janssen Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis: Prof. Phil Baran (The Scripps Research Institute, United States) 
  • A lecture delivered by the recipient of the 2022 Janssen Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis
  • a series of 17 plenary lectures with ample time for discussion
  • poster sessions
  • an exhibition of scientific instruments, books and chemicals
  • social activities
The official symposium language is English.

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Sponsorship & supporting organisations
- Chemical Review
- Elsevier
- Janssen

- C.G.B - C.B.B.
- Chemistry Europe
- Galápagos
- Minakem
- Oril industrie
- Roche

- Aji Biopharma
- Idorsia
- Syngenta

University of Namur (UNamur)

Arsenal/Vauban Auditorium , University of Namur (UNamur), Rue Bruno 11, Namur, B-5000, Belgium

  • Prof. Jieping ZHU (Symposium Chair) Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Prof. Stéphane VINCENT (Chairman) UNamur, Belgium
  • Prof. Steven BALLET VUB, Belgium
  • Dr Alain DE MESMAEKER Syngenta (retired) & President of SCS, Switzerland
  • Prof. Gwilherm EVANO ULB, Belgium
  • Dr Christophe GENICOT UCB Biopharma, Belgium
  • Prof. Annemieke MADDER UGent, Belgium
  • Prof. Bert U.W. MAES University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Dr Lieven MEERPOEL Meerpoel DC Consultancy, Belgium
  • Dr Jean-Christophe MONBALIU ULiège, Belgium
  • Prof. Olivier RIANT UC Louvain, Belgium
  • Prof. Christian STEVENS UGent, Belgium
  • Prof. Erik VAN DER EYCKEN KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Prof. Johan VAN DER EYCKEN UGent, Belgium
  • Prof. Pierre DE CLERCQ (Advisory Board) UGent, Belgium
  • Prof. Norbert DE KIMPE (Advisory Board) UGent, Belgium
  • Prof. Léon GHOSEZ (Advisory Board) IECB, France
  • Prof. Alain KRIEF (Advisory Board) UNamur, Belgium
  • Prof. Dirk TOURWE (Advisory Board) Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

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