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Organic Reactions & Processes
Gordon Research Conference

Catalysis and Mechanism: Enabling Efficiency in Synthesis


July 23-28, 2017


Stonehill College
Easton, MA Site Information


Silas Cook & Travis P. Remarchuk

Vice Chairs:
Jeremy A. May & Jennifer Albaneze-Walker

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by June 25, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

Meeting Description

The 2017 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Organic Reactions and Processes will celebrate its 63rd consecutive annual gathering of the foremost experts in the art of bond formation. This GRC conference attracts a diverse group of scientists from both industry and academia who seek to unravel the latest trends in modern organic chemistry to create unique molecular architectures.

The 2017 meeting will feature invited lectures that span recent fundamental discoveries to large-scale implementation of modern methods. The program will feature speakers that are both well-established and emerging young scientists from academia and industry across several continents. Each session will offer important chemical insights into current problems relevant to both students and seasoned scientists. Topics include the latest in industrial process chemistry, total synthesis, chemical biology, catalysis, methodology development and reaction mechanism. By bringing together diverse scientists to discuss the latest trends and unpublished results in pre-competitive space, the conference promotes the rapid adoption of the latest insights by both academic and industrial practitioners. The lively discussions directly impact our current understanding of chemistry while simultaneously sowing the seeds for critical collaborations among attendees.

In addition to the exciting lineup of speakers, this conference also features outstanding and highly energetic poster sessions. Thus, attendees are strongly encouraged to submit a poster abstract at the time of their applications. A subset of the posters will be selected to present oral "short talks" on Thursday morning, providing an outstanding opportunity to share your research with leaders in the field.

This conference becomes heavily oversubscribed, so we encourage early application. The deadline for submitting poster abstracts is June 25th, 2017, four weeks before the conference begins.


Preliminary Program

The topics and speakers for the conference sessions are displayed below (italics denote discussion leaders). The Conference Chair is currently developing their detailed program, which will include the complete meeting schedule, as well as the talk titles for all speakers. The detailed program will be available by March 23, 2017. Please check back for updates.

  • New Reaction Methodology
    (Neal Anderson / Gregory Fu / Franziska Schoenebeck)
  • Efficient Processes in Drug Development
    (Richard Pariza / Louis-Charles Campeau / Lauren Sirois)
  • Precious Metal Catalysis
    (Thomas Snaddon / Jin-Quan Yu / John Hartwig)
  • New Reaction Technologies
    (Ming-Yu Ngai / Marisa Kozlowski)
  • Studies of Reaction Mechanism
    (Jean Suffert / Dean Tantillo / David Collum / Deryn Fogg)
  • Synthesis of Bioactive Compounds
    (Catharine Larson / Huw Davies / Dirk Trauner / Noah Burns)
  • Advances in Asymmetric Methods in Chemical Synthesis
    (Vy Dong / Simon Meek / Clement Mazet / Erick Carreira)
  • Development Strategies in Process Research
    (Jennifer Albaneze-Walker / Stefan Abele / Donna Blackmond)
  • Keynote Session: The Awesome Power of Organic Synthesis
    (Jeremy May / Thomas Hoye / Ronald Breslow)
  • Power Hour
    (Pamela Tadross)
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