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Last updated: 28 October 2019

Selected Conference Presentations    [Conference Photos]

60.    Invited Talk. "Diene−ene ring-closing metathesis strategy for synthesis of side chain-depleted maltepolides", Chinese Chemical Society 11th National Organic Chemistry Conference, Shanghai, China, 31 August−3 September 2019.

59.    Invited Talk. "Study on total synthesis of marine macrolide iriomoteolide-13a", 11th International Symposium for Chinese Medicinal Chemists, Zhengzhou, China, 2426 August, 2018.

58.    Invited Talk. "Synthesis of cis-fused hexahydroisoindol-1-one core of cytochalasins", Chinese Chemical Society 12th National Symposium on Natural Organic Chemistry, Kunming, China, 28–31 July 2018.

57.    Invited Talk. "Diverted total synthesis and stereochemical assignment of laingolides", The 31st Academic Annual Conference of the Chinese Chemical Society, Hangzhou, China, 5–8 May 2018.

56.    Invited Talk. "Synthesis of the core structures of maltepolides", The 13th SINOUS Chemistry Professors Conference, Nantong, China, 17–20 June 2017.

55.    Invited Talk. "Multimodule assembly strategy toward total synthesis of amphidinolactone B", The 11th International Conference on Cutting-Edge Organic Chemistry in Asia/The 2nd Advanced Research Network on Cutting-Edge Organic Chemistry in Asia (ICCEOCA-11/ARNCEOCA-2), Daejeon, Korea, 2730 October, 2016.

54.    Invited Talk. "Total synthesis of amphidinolactone B via multimodule assembly strategy", Chinese Chemical Society 11th National Symposium on Natural Organic Chemistry, Shanghai, China, 25–28 September, 2016.

53.    Invited Talk. "Multimodule assembly strategy toward laingolides", The 12th SINOUS Chemistry Professors Conference, Guangzhou, China, 2326 June 2016.

52.    Invited Talk. "Multimodule assembly strategy toward diverted total synthesis of laingolides", Southern China Forum on Frontiers of Synthetic Chemistry, Shenzhen, China, 1617 October, 2015.

51.    Invited Talk. "Study on multimodule total synthesis of amphidinolactone B", The 9th Chinese Chemical Society National Organic Chemistry Conference, Changchun, China, 2831 July, 2015.

50.    Invited Talk. "Diverted total synthesis of macrolides", The 11th SINOUS Chemistry Professors Conference, Suzhou, China, 21−23 June 2015.

49.    Invited Talk. "Diverted total synthesis for decoding structure of iriomoteolide-1a", Chinese Chemical Society 10th National Symposium on Natural Organic Chemistry, Guangzhou, China, 21−23 November, 2014.

48.    Invited Talk: "Diverted total synthesis and determination of stereochemistry of laingolide A", Fourth International Conference on Vibrational Optical Activity (VOA-4), Baoding, China, 26−29 October, 2014.

47.     Invited Talk. "Total synthesis of neuroactive palmyrolide A and structurally related laingolide A", The Third SINOFrench Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry and the Development of Industrialization for Innovative Medicines, Guiyang, China, 2023 August, 2014.

46.     Invited Talk. "A multimodule total synthesis of neuroprotective palmyrolide A", 9th International Symposium for Chinese Medicinal Chemists, Shenyang, China, 1720 August, 2014.

45.    Invited Talk. "Total synthesis of mycolactone E", The 8th Chinese Chemical Society National Organic Chemistry Conference & The 1st Chongqing International Symposium on Organic Chemistry, Chongqing, China, 17−20 October, 2013.

44.    Invited Talk. "Multimodule synthesis approach toward macrolides for tackling structural mystery and reaction selectivity", The 15th Asian Chemical Congress, Singapore, 19−23 August, 2013.

43.    Invited Talk. "A complexity-based planning strategy for efficient diverted total synthesis of macrolides and analogues", 9th IUPAC International Symposium on Biomolecular Chemistry & 8th International Symposium for Chinese Medicinal Chemists, Beijing, China, 25–29 August, 2012.

42.    Invited Talk. "Progress toward total synthesis of ansa-macrolide, divergolide A", 12th International Symposium for Chinese Organic Chemists (ISCOC-12), Lanzhou, China, 19–22 August, 2012.

41.    Invited Talk. "Synthesis and determination of absolute configuration of remote chiral centers on the side chain of marine butenolides", The 8th SINOUS Chemistry Professors Conference (SINOUS-8), Kunming, China, 1–4 July 2012.

40.    Invited Talk. "Total synthesis of mycolactone core via relay ring-closing metathesis", 2011 Chinese Medicinal Chemistry Symposium & ChinaUK Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry, Guangzhou, China, 17-20 November 2011

39.    Invited Talk. "Diverted total synthesis of amphidinolide T1, T3, and T4", The 5th International Conference on Multi-Component Reactions and Related Chemistry (MCR2011), Hangzhou, China, 14–17 November 2011.

38.    Oral Presentation. "Naphthamide-based chiral wall template for SmI2-mediated enantioselective reductive coupling and application in total synthesis", The 7th SINOUS Chemistry Professors Conference: Organic Chemistry & Chemical Biology (SINOUS-7), Guiyang, China, 28–30 June 2011.

37.    Invited Talk. "Microwave-assisted post-Ugi annulations for creation of heterocycle skeleton diversity", Diversity-Oriented Synthesis (#32), Pacifichem 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 19 December 2010.

36.    Invited Talk. "Total synthesis of amphidinolide T2 and butenolides" 12th International Symposium on Natural Product Chemistry (ISNPC-12), Karachi, Pakistan, 2225 November 2010.

35.    Invited Talk. "Ring-closing metathesisasymmetric dihydroxylation strategy for total synthesis of macrolides", The 5th International Conference on Cutting-Edge Organic Chemistry in Asia/The 1st New Phase International Conference on Cutting-Edge Organic Chemistry in Asia (ICCEOCA-5/NICCEOCA-1), Hsinchu, Taiwan, 7–11 November 2010.

34.    Oral Presentation: "Total synthesis via ring-closing metathesis approaches", The 6th SINOUS Chemistry Professors Conference: Organic Chemistry & Chemical Biology (SINOUS-6), Hangzhou, China, 1517 June 2010.

33.    Invited Talk. "Total synthesis of  anticancer macrolides via ring-closing metathesis approaches", The 7th International Symposium for Chinese Medicinal Chemists (ISCMC-2010), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 1–5 February 2010.

32.    Invited Talk. "Total synthesis of anticancer plecomacrolide, 24-demethylbafilomycin C1 via ring-closing metathesis of the grafted substrates", Asian Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences 2009 (AFPS2009), Fukuoka, Japan, 1518 October 2009.

31.    Invited Talk. "Ring-closing metathesis of the grafted substrates developed for total synthesis of 24-demethylbafilomycin C1", Chinese Medicinal Chemistry Symposium 2009 (CMCS2009), Wuhan, China, 10–13 October 2009.

30.    Invited Talk. "Generation of a phosphine library and heterocyclic scaffold diversity accelerated by microwave chemistry", The 2nd International Symposium on Combinatorial Sciences in Biology, Chemistry, Catalysts and Materials (SCS 09), Beijing, China, 1923 September 2009.

29.    Invited Talk. "Building molecular shape diversity via post-Ugi annulations", IV International Conference on Multicomponent Reactions and Related Chemistry (MCR2009), Ekaterinburg, Russia, 2428 May 2009.

28.    Invited Talk. "Atropisomeric 1-naphthamide-derived phosphines (A2phos) for asymmetric Suzuki−Miyaura coupling reaction" Chiral China 2008, Shanghai, China, 2123 November 2008.

27.    Invited Talk. "Aromatic amide-derived phosphines (Aphos)―Synthesis and catalysis", The 5th SingaporeChina Collaborative and Cooperative Chemistry Symposium (SCCCCS-5), Guangzhou, China, 1517 November 2008.

26.    Invited Talk. "Challenges in assembling trisubstituted (E)-alkenes of amphidinolide X and Y via ring-closing metathesis", Asian Symposium on Medicinal Plants, Spices and Other Natural Products (ASOMPS) XIII, Hyderabad, India, 36 November 2008.

25.    Invited Talk. "Palladium-Aphos as the robust catalyst for cross-coupling of organoborons with less reactive electrophiles", The 6th International Symposium for Chinese Medicinal Chemists (ISCMC-2008), Shanghai, China, 28 July2 August 2008.

24.    Invited Talk. "Synthesis of (12Z)-amphidinolide X", The 4th SingaporeChina Collaborative and Cooperative Chemistry Symposium (SCCCCS-4), Hangzhou, China, 2627 October 2007.

23.    Invited Talk. "Total synthesis of anticancer macrolides", SINO-French Workshop on Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry (SFWBMC 07), Hangzhou, China, 1719 October 2007.

22.    Keynote Talk. "Microwave-assisted MCR and solid-phase reactions for diversity-oriented synthesis of heterocyclic scaffolds", International Symposium on Environmental and Green Chemistry (EGC) 2007 of 12th Asian Chemical Congress (12ACC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2325 August 2007.

21.    Invited Talk. "Total synthesis of marine natural product amphidinolide Y by using a RCM strategy", 3rd Yoshimasa Hirata Memorial Lecture, Nagoya, Japan, 6 February 2007.

20.    Invited Talk. "A RCM strategy for synthesis of the tetraene core of the plecomacrolides", The 9th International Symposium for Chinese Organic Chemists (ISCOC-9) & The 6th International Symposium for Chinese Inorganic Chemists (ISCIC-6), Singapore, 1721 December 2006.

19.    Invited Talk. "Diversity-oriented solution and solid-phase synthesis of bioactive heterocycle libraries", ICS-UNIDO Workshop on Combinatorial Chemistry and Technologies, Molecular Design and Their Application to Exploit Biodiversity, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India, 1517 December 2006.

18.    Invited Talk. "Development of Aphos ligands for metal-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions", The 8th International Symposium on Biotechnology, Metal Complexes and Catalysis, Haikou, China, 69 November 2006.

17.    Invited Talk. "Study on total synthesis of marine natural product amphidinolide Y", The 5th International Symposium for Chinese Medicinal Chemists (ISCMC-2006), Nanjing, China, 27 November 2006.

16.    Invited Talk. "Microwave-assisted multi-component reactions for efficient diversity-oriented synthesis of heterocycles", 2nd Roche Shanghai Drug Discovery Symposium, Shanghai, China, 21 October 2006

15.    Invited Talk. "Remote chirality transfer in atropisomeric 1-naphthamides", Chiral China 2006, Chegndu, China, 1923 August 2006.

14.    Oral Presentation. "Self-assisted molecular evolution. Application in optimization of Aphos ligands for SuzukiMiyaura cross-coupling", Singapore International Chemical Conference 4 (SICC-4), Singapore, 8–10 December 2005.

13.    Plenary Talk. "Microwave-assisted high-throughput synthesis of compound libraries for catalysis and biological application", Chinese Chemical Society National Symposium on Microwave Chemistry, Xianning, China, 29 October–2 November 2005.

12.    Plenary Talk. "Synthesis of natural products and natural product-like compounds", Chinese Chemical Society The 4th National Organic Chemistry Conference, Kunming, China, 8–12 August 2005.

11.    Invited Talk. "Microwave-assisted Ugi reaction and application to synthesis of natural product-like compounds", The 2005 Conference of ChinaUS Chemists, Tianjin, China, 13–14 June 2005.

10.    Invited Talk. "Organic synthesis under controlled microwave heating", The 7th International Symposium on Green Chemistry in China, Zhuhai, China, 24–26 May 2005.

9.    Plenary Talk. "Recent progress in microwave-assisted encoded split-pool combinatorial synthesis (MAESPCS)", The 4th International Symposium for Chinese Medicinal Chemists (ISCMC 2004), Taipei, Taiwan, 18–22 November 2004.

8.    Plenary Talk. "Microwave-assisted solid-phase organic synthesis (MASPOS) of bioactive heterocycles", The 2nd International Conference on Natural Products and Physiologically Active Substances / The 3rd EuroAsian Heterocyclic Meeting “Heterocycles in Organic and Combinatorial Chemistry” (ICNPAS-2004/EAHM-2004), Novosibirsk, Russia, September 12–17 2004.

7.    Invited Talk. "Asymmetric catalysis using atropisomeric P,O-ligands", 2004 International Symposium on Chiral Synthesis and Drug Design, Tianjin, 15–19 August 2004.

6.    Invited Talk. "Exploration on asymmetric Heck reactions using nonbiaryl atropisomeric P,O-ligands and C2-symmetric chiral arsines", The 3rd National Symposium on Organic Chemistry, Lanzhou, China, 11–14 August 2004.

5.    Oral Presentation. "Asymmetric catalysis using atropisomeric naphthamide-based P,O-ligands", The 14th International Symposium on Homogenous Catalysis (ISHC-14), Munich, Germany, 5–9 July 2004.

4.    Invited Talk. "Transition metal-catalyzed carbon-carbon bond formation employing structurally novel phosphines and arsines", 2nd Japanese-Sino Symposium on Organic Chemistry for Young Scientists, Nagoya, Japan, 23–27 September 2003.

3.    Invited Talk. "Design, synthesis and mode of action of novel enediyne prodrugs through allylic rearrangement", Chinese Academy of Sciences Symposium on Chemical Biology, Shanghai, China, 24–26 December 2002.

2.    Invited Talk. "Diversity-oriented synthesis of heterocycles using aminophenols", The Second Eurasian Meeting on Heterocyclic Chemistry (2nd EAHM-2002), Novgorod the Great, Russia, 14–17 September 2002.

1.    Invited Talk. "Novel strategy to asymmetric reactions and catalysis using non-biaryl atropisomers", The Singapore International Chemical Conference-2, Singapore, 18–20 December 2001.


Conference/Seminar Photos

Visit of Prof. A. B. Smith, III, 30/10/2017
 
Prof. Ei-ichi Negishi, 4/12/2017
 
Hangzhou, 08/05/2018
 
Kunmimh, 30/07/2018
 
 
 
 
10th-NSNOC, Guangzhou, China, 11/2014
SCFFSC, Shenzhen, China, 10/2015
SINO-US-12, Guangzhou, China, 6/2016
 
ACP-2016-Korea, 10/2016
 
Symposium, HKUST, 11/01/2017
 
SINO-US-7, Guiyang, China, 6/2011
MCR2011, Hangzhou, China, 11/2011
 
Prof. Zhou's 90th Birthday Symp, Shanghai, 6/2012
2nd Grubbs Symposium, Ningbo, China, 5/2013
 
VOA-4, Baoding, China, 10/2014
SFWBMC07, Hangzhou, China, 10/2007
SCCCCS-4, Hangzhou, China, 10/2007
ASPS2009, Fukuoka, Japan, 10/2009
SINO-US-6, Hangzhou, China, 6/2010
ISNPC-12, Karachi, Pakistan, 11/2010
 
7th ISGCC, Zhuhai, China, 5/2005
 
Chemistry Gathering on 4/1/2006
Chiral China, Chengdu, China, 8/2006
ISCMC2006, Nanjing, China, 11/2006
BMC-VIII, Haikou, China, 11/2006
Nagoya, Japan on 6/2/2007
Ise-shima, Japan, 9/2003
Ise-shima, Japan, 9/2003
 
13th ISFCFP, Quanzhou, China, 11/2003
3rd EAHM, Novosibirsk, Russia, 9/2004
2004 ISCSDD, Tianjin, China, 8/2004
 
SICC-4, Singapore, 12/2005
Prof. M Shibasaki's visit, 4/2000
Prof. K C Nicolaou's visit, 12/1999
Prof. K B Sharpless' visit, 12/1996
Workshop-MOSAC, HK, 7/11/2002
8th NSOMC, Wuhu, China, 10/1994
9th NSOMC, Yangzhou, China, 10/1996
8th NSOC, Xiamen, China, 10/1999
ISCMC2002, HK, 28-31/12/2002
ISCMC2000, Chengdu, China, 10/2000

Lecture video of Prof. K. C. Nicolaou on "Molecules That Changed The World" delivered at HKUST on 21 March 2009  [photos]

Visit of Drs. Paul H. L. Walter and Nancy R. Gray of ACS to HK in May 2000
The 19th International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (XIX ICOMC), Shanghai, 2000
PostOMCOS-XI Symposium-Thirty Years of the Cross-Coupling Reactions, Kyoto, 2001  
The 13th International Symposium on Fine Chemistry and Functional Polymer (FCFP-XIII), Quanzhou, China, Nov 2003 
The 2nd Worldwide Chinese High-Tech Chemistry Conference (2nd ChiTeC), Chengdu, China, Aug 2004