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Plenary lecture speakers

Prof. Dr. Alexander Dömling, University of Groningen (Netherlands)
Alexander Dömling is a professor and chair of Drug Design Group in Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy. He received his Ph.D. at the Technical University of Munich (1994) with Prof. Dr. Ivar Ugi. After a postdoctoral stay at The Scripps Research Institute with Prof. Barry Sharpless, he habilitated at the Technical University of Munich (2003). Since 2006, he has been working at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2011 he obtained the positions of Tenured Professor both at the University of Pittsburgh (USA) and the University of Groningen (Netherlands). His research interests are in the areas of multicomponent reaction chemistry, drug design and early development.
Dr. Dmytro Volochnyuk, Enamine Ltd. (Ukraine)
Dmytro Volochnyuk is a Head of Department of biologically active compounds of the Institute of Organic Chemistry of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv. He received his Ph.D. and Doctor of Science in Organic Chemistry in 2005 and 2011, correspondingly, at the Institute of Organic Chemistry of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv. His research interests are focused on the molecular design and synthesis of compounds for medicinal chemistry and agricultural chemistry application.
Prof. Erik Van der Eycken, University of Leuven (Belgium) 
Erik Van der Eycken received his Ph.D. degree (1987) in Organic Chemistry at the University of Ghent, with Prof. Maurits Vandewall. From 1988 to 1992 he worked as a scientific researcher at the R&D laboratories of AGFA-Gevaert, Belgium, and then moved back to the University of Ghent in 1992. In 1997 he became a Doctor Assistant at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven). He spent time as a visiting scientist at the University of Graz (C. Oliver Kappe), at The Scripps Research Institute (K. Barry Sharpless), and at the Uppsala University (Mats Larhed, Anders Hallberg). In 2007, he was appointed Professor at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven). The main focus of his research is the study of the application of microwave irradiation in different domains of organic synthesis, i.e. synthesis of bioactive natural product analogues and heterocyclic molecules applying transition metals catalyzed reactions and solid phase organic synthesis.
Prof. Igor Komarov, Enamine Ltd. (Ukraine)
Igor Komarov obtained Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry in 1991 at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv with Prof. Mikhail Yu. Kornilov. Afterwards, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University Chemical Laboratory in Cambridge (1996-1997, United Kingdom) and at the Institut für Organische Katalyseforschung in Rostock (2000-2001, Germany). Prof. Komarov earned his habilitation in 2003 and was awarded the title of Professor in 2007. The areas of his scientific interests are medicinal chemistry and synthesis of model compounds, which can be used to obtain new knowledge in biochemistry, stereochemistry, theoretical chemistry, catalysis.
Prof. Thomas Müller, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf (Germany)
Thomas Müller received his Ph.D. at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany (1992) with Prof. Dr. Rudolf Gompper. After a postdoctoral stay at the Stanford University (USA) with Prof. Dr. Barry M. Trost, he habilitated at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany (2000). From 2002 to 2006 he has been a Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg, Germany. Since 2006 he holds a position of Director of the Institute of Macromolecular and Organic Chemistry and Chair Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany. His research interests are focused on the multicomponent and domino reactions for the construction of functional heterocycles, usually by means of metal catalysis and their implications in medicinal chemistry, materials science, and nanotechnology.
Prof. Viktor Kartsev, InterBioScreen Ltd. (Russia)
Viktor KARTSEV completed his Ph.D. at the Lomonosov Moscow State University with Prof. A.N. Kost in 1975. Then, in 1977, he became a leader of the group “Chemistry and Technology of drugs”, that was reorganized to the laboratory of Chemistry of Biologically Active Compounds in 1987. He received his habilitation in 1988. Prof. Dr. Kartsev was elected as an acting member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (in 2007); afterwards he became a member of its Presidium. Now he is a Chairman of the Board charity fund "Scientific partnership", member of the editorial board of the journal "Chemistry of heterocyclic compounds". His research interests are focused on the heterocyclic compounds chemistry, particularly, T-reactions based on o-tertamino effect; synthesis, modification and transformations of natural compounds.

 

Invited lecture speakers

Dr. Andrii Monastyrskyi, The Scripps Research Institute  (USA)
Anrii Monastyrskyi completed his Ph.D. at the University of South Florida with Prof. Roman Manetsch in 2014. The design and synthesis of new drug-like molecules targeting interactions within a biological target related to major diseases such as malaria and cancer were the core points of his past research. Since 2014 he has joined the Roush group at Scripps Research Institute (Florida) as a postdoctoral research associate and is currently working on the development of brain penetrant casein kinases (CK 1δ and CK1ε) inhibitors for treatment of metastatic and resistant breast cancer.
Prof. Andrea Basso, University of Genoa (Italy)
Andrea Basso graduated in Chemistry from the University of Genoa in 1995, and then moved to Southampton (UK) where he completed his Ph.D. with Prof. Mark Bradley in 2000. The research project was fully sponsored by Glaxo Wellcome (now Glaxo SmithKline). After a postdoctoral study in Basel (CH) in the group of Prof. Beat Ernst, he moved back to Genoa, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry. His main research interests are related to the diversity oriented synthesis of molecules endowed with biological activity.
Dr. Nazariy Pokhodylo, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine)
Nazariy Pokhodylo received his Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv in 2008 and his habilitation in 2018. His research interests revolve around synthetic organic chemistry, medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry dealing with new routes of synthesis of Nitrogen containing heterocycles with a strong emphasis on azide cycloaddition “click” chemistry.
Prof. Radek Cibulka, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague (Czech Republic)
Radek Cibulka received his Ph.D. in 1999 at the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic with Prof. F. Liška. After completing postdoctoral training at the Department of Organic Chemistry, the University of Regensburg, Germany, he returned to the University of Chemistry and Technology and started his independent career as an Assistant Professor. Since 2017 he holds the position of Professor at the Department of Organic Chemistry of this university. His research program is based at the organocatalysis, photocatalysis, heterocyclic chemistry, chemistry of flavins and flavoenzymes.
Dr. Philippe Gros, University of Lorraine/CNRS (France)
Philippe C. Gros studied chemistry at the Universite of Lyon (Lyon, France) and obtained his Ph.D. in 1992 with Dr Pierre Leperchec. He then worked for two years as a postdoctoral fellow with the Isochem Company on phosgenederivative chemistry. In 1994 he entered the CNRS as “Chargé de Recherches” in the Laboratory of Pr. Paul Caubère at Nancy-Université (Lorraine, France). He received his Habilitation (HDR) in 2000 and was appointed “Directeur de Recherches” in 2006. He is now director of the L2CM laboratory in Nancy (University of Lorraine & CNRS). His current research interests include the design of new metalating agents (organolithiums, ate complexes) for the regio- and enantioselective functionalization of heterocycles, structural and reaction mechanism investigation, transition-metal-catalyzed cross-couplings for ligands synthesis, and the building of photo- and electroactive organometallic materials for various applications including solar energy. He has published more than 110 international peer reviewed papers. 
Prof. Thierry Ollevier, Université Laval (Canada)
Thierry Ollevier studied Chemistry and received his Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry at the Université de Namur (Belgium). After postdoctoral research at the Stanford University (California, USA) and at the Université de Montréal (Montréal, Canada) he started his independent career as an Assistant Professor in Chemistry at Université Laval (Québec, Canada). Since 2010, he is a Full Professor in Chemistry of Université Laval, (Québec, Canada). Research in the group of Prof. Ollevier is centered on the field of organic synthesis and catalysis. They are inspired by the pursuit of new concepts in synthetic organic chemistry involving metal-mediated catalysis and asymmetric synthesis.
Prof. Victoria Lipson, State Institution "V.Ya. Danilevsky Institute for Endocrine Pathology Problems" 
of the NAMS of Ukraine (Ukraine)

Victoria Lipson received her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 1992 with Prof. Dr. Valeriy Orlov and became Doctor of Science in 2007. She is a Head of the Medicinal Chemistry Department at V.Y.Danilevsky Institute for Endocrine Pathology Problems of National Academy of Medical sciences of Ukraine since 2004 and Full Professor at the Department of Organic Chemistry at the V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Kharkiv, Ukraine) since 2014. Since 2010, Prof. Dr. Lipson has been working at the SSI “Institute for Single Crystals” of NAS of Ukraine and currently holds a position of the leading researcher. Her research focuses on synthesis and study of the chemical structure and properties of Nitrogen containing heterocycles; modification of natural compounds from the group of steroids and triterpenoids for the purposes of medicinal chemistry and material science, supramolecular chemistry; search for biologically active compounds with antidiabetic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cardiovascular properties, drug design.

Prof. Wim Dehaen, University of Leuven (Belgium)
Wim Dehaen obtained his Ph.D. degree at the University of Leuven in 1988 with Prof. Gerrit L’abbé. After postdoctoral stays in Israel (1988-1990), Denmark (3 months in 1990), the United Kingdom (three months in 1994 in the laboratory of Nobel Prize winner J. Fraser Stoddart) and Belgium (most of 1990-1998) he was appointed Associate Professor at the University of Leuven (Belgium) in 1998, and Full Professor at the same university in 2004. His group is involved in the studies in the various fields of heterocyclic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, porphyrins and porphyrinoids, helicenes, calixarenes.

Prof. Zoia Voitenko, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine)
Zoia Voitenko completed her Ph.D. in 1986 and habilitated in 2005. She is a Full Professor in Organic Chemistry (since 2006) and holds a position of Professor of the Organic Chemistry Department at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Prof. Dr. Voitenko was a coordinator of France-Ukraine Chemistry Association (GRDI «Groupement Franco-Ukrainien en Chimie Moléculaire») (2008-2016) and responsible for the cooperation with universities in France: Toulouse, Angers, Le Mans. She is the chief editor of French-Ukrainian Journal of Chemistry (FUJC). Her main research interests are related to isoindoles, tautomeric and atropoisomeric compounds, cyanine dyes, and bioactive substances; Diels-Alder and Michael reactions, rearrangements; the use of synthetic organic chemistry for new approaches in the field of medicine, supramolecular chemistry, asymmetric catalysis, green chemistry.