6th Total Synthesis of Natural
Conference for Youth (Chinese Chemical Society) was held at Nankai
University from August 19th to 20th. The purposes of this conference are
developing excellent academic traditions of scientists of the older generations
and highlighting the important role of the synthesis of natural products in
organic chemistry as well as building a favorable academic platform for
communication for young scholars. The conference commissioned by Chinese
Chemical Society was organized by State Key Laboratory of Elemento-organic
Chemistry (Nankai University) and supported by National Natural Science
Foundation and 2011 Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and
Engineering(Tianjin). 78 experts and scholars from 43 universities and
institutes of inland and Hong Kong China attended the conference.
Jun Chen, dean of College of Chemistry, addressed an opening speech.
Academician Guoqiang Lin from Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (Chinese
Academy of Science), Prof. Zhujun Yao from Nanjing University, Prof. Hongbin
Zhai from Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School and Prof. Weidong Li from
Chongqing University as special invited guests were present and gave
instructions. Prof. Zhen Yang from Peking University, Prof. Yingjin Yuan from
Tianjin University, researcher Biao Yu from Shanghai Institute of Organic
Chemistry (Chinese Academy of Science) and Prof. Hongbin Zhang from Yunnan
University delivered the reports of “Asymmetric Total Synthesis of
(+)-19-dehydroxyl arisandilactone A”, “Regeneration of Eucaryotic Microbes
Yeasts and Its Application in Chemical Methods”, “The First Total Synthesis of Immunosuppressant
to Chinese Medicine—Periplocin”, “The Research on the Synthesis
of Vindoline” respectively. Moreover, there were 20 young scholars in the
conference who delivered excellent invited reports and 16 scholars who
presented their splendid posters. A deep and comprehensive academic
communication for the synthesis and functions of natural products had been
discussed in the two-day conference.
Chunming Cui, director of State Key Laboratory of Elemento-organic Chemistry,
delivered his closing address to the conference and expected the next seminar
at Southern University of Science and Technology(Shenzhen).