Professor Tomas Hudlicky from the Department of Chemistry at Brock University in Canada will be presenting the very first Organic Reactions lecture at Emory on March 13, 2017. Dr. Hudlicky’s research is widely recognized throughout the organic community and he has made numerous contributions to the discipline of chemistry. Tomas’s research program concentrates on the chemoenzymatic synthesis of medicinally important targets and on the development of impactful synthetic methodology and natural product synthesis.
Organic Reactions is a comprehensive reference work that contains authoritative, critical reviews of many important synthetic reactions. The aim of Organic Reactions since its initial publication in 1942 has been to assist organic chemists in the design of new experiments by providing “critical discussions of the more important synthetic reactions.”
In keeping with Organic Reactions mission to advance research and education in organic chemistry, this organization supports a number of different activities including graduate symposia, visiting professorships and the Roger Adams Award from the ACS. Organic Reactions is sponsor a Lectureship at Emory University in 2017 in recognition of Professor Al Padwa. Dr. Padwa is currently on the OR Board of Editors and generously contributes his time and effort to the Organic Reactions enterprise.
Dr. Hudlicky’s seminar,”Chemoenzymatic total synthesis of natural products: Recent progress in approaches to morphine and other complex targets,” will take place in Atwood Hall 360 at 2:00pm on Monday, March 13th. Dr. Padwa will present the Organic Reactions Endowed Lectureship Award to Dr. Hudlicky at the seminar.