Lectureship Award

What’s the Lectureship Award ?

Lectureship Award
(Administered by The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan)
To recognize an outstanding young contributor to the field of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, who is noted for the quality of his/her research.
Nature and Establishment
The Lectureship consists of an ornament and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient. The award will be made at the “Seminar on Synthetic Organic Chemistry”, one of our Society’s important annual meetings, where the lecturer will present an invited talk. Traveling expenses of ¥250,000 for attending the Seminar will be paid. This lectureship was founded in 1994.
Selection Process
The Executive Committee of the Seminar on Synthetic Organic Chemistry organizes the Lectureship Selection Committee. This Committee selects one award recipient from overseas through discussion between the committee members. Nominations by any outside individuals are not accepted. The award shall be granted to an individual of younger than forty years old.

Past Lectureship Award Recipients

2020 Amping Up Organic Synthesis with Electricity:An Electrocatalytic Approach to Reaction Discovery Song Lin
(Cornell University ,U.S.A.)
2019 Catalytic Carbonyl-Olefin Metathesis and Oxygen Atom Transfer Corinna S.Schindler
(University of Michigan ,U.S.A.)
2018 Chemical Synthesis of Secondary Metabolites Ryan A. Shenvi
(The Scripps Research Institute, USA)
2017 Recent progress in the synthesis of semiconducting polymers using CH-activation and controlled polymerizations Christine Luscombe
(University of Washington, USA)
2016 New Avenues in Synthesis via Organic Photoredox Catalysis David Nicewicz
(Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
2015 Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Natural Products and the Chemistry they Inspire Sarah E. Reisman
(California Institute of Technology, USA)
2014 On the Merits of Pursuing Stereochemical Errors in Natural Product Synthesis Jeffrey S. Johnson
(Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
2013 A Few of My Favorite Rings: Catalysis Inspired by Lactones and Lactams Vy M.Dong
(University of California, Irvine, USA)
2012 Studies on Alkaloid and Terpene Natural Product Synthesis Christopher D.Vanderwal
(University of California,Irvine, USA)
2011 Strategies and Tactics for the Synthesis of Complex Alkaloids Richmond Sarpong
(University of California, Berkeley, USA)
2010 Sugars & Proteins Benjamin G. Davis
(University of Oxford, UK)
2009 Complex Alkaloid Total Synthesis Mohammad Movassaghi
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
2008 The Development of Catalytic Cycloaddition Methods and their Applications in Synthesis, Biology, and Macromolecular Science Valery V. Fokin
(Scripps Research Institute, USA)
2007 Organic Redox Reactions for Chemoselective Ligations and Enantioselective Annulations Jeffrey W. Bode
(University of Pennsylvania, USA)
2006 Natural Products: From Practical Chemical Synthesis to Elucidation of the Cellular Mode of Action Sergey A. Kozmin
(University of Chicago, USA)
2005 Studies on New Reactions and Their Application to Total Synthesis of Natural Products Michael J. Krische
(University of Texas at Austin, USA)
2005 Studies on New Synthetic Methodologies using Asymmetric Organocatalysts Benjamin List
(Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kohlenforschung, Germany)
2004 Synthetic and Mechnistic Studies of Palladium-Catalyzed Cyclization of Olefins Ross A. Widenhoefer
(Duke University, USA)
2004 New Reactions: Building Molecular Strain to Access Molecular Complexity Marc L. Snapper
(Boston College, USA)
2003 Efforts and Achievements in the Development of Synthetic Methodology and in Total Synthesis Pauline Chiu
(University of Hong Kong, China)
2003 Development of Asymmetric and Tandem Reactions Based on Strained Silacycles James L. Leighton
(Columbia University, USA)
2001 Catalytic Asymmetric Epoxidation of Olefins viaDioxirane Yian Shi
(Colorado State University, USA)
2001 Ketene Intermediates in Organic Synthesis. New Reaction and Catalyst Designs for Natural Product Synthesis Scott G. Nelson
(University of Pittsburgh, USA)
2000 Some New and Some Improved Catalytic Methods for Organic Synthesis S. L. Buchwald
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
2000 From Macrocycles to Responsive Molecules: Search for Smart Molecules B. H. Kim
(Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology, Korea)
1999 Asymmetric Catalysis with “Planar-Chiral” Heterocycles Gregory C. Fu
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
1999 Asymmetric Catalysis for the Production of Fine Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Albert S. C. Chan
(Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China)
1998 Relaying Chiral Information Stephan G. Davies
(Oxford University, UK)
1998 Synthesis of HIV-Protease Inhibitor CRIXIVAN : Med-Chem to Multi-ton Production R. P. Volante
(Merck & Co., USA)
1997 New Ferrocenyl Ligands in Asymmetric Catalysis A. Togni
(Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland)
1997 Synthesis and Biological Activities of Natural Product Based Polycyclic Molecules D. H. Hua
(Kansas State University, USA)
1996 Catalytic, Enantioselective Aldehyde Addition Reactions Erick M. Carreira
(California Institute of Technology, USA)
1996 Stereoselective Synthesis of 1,3,5, …Polyols – Form γ-Butyrolactones to 1,3,5, …Polyol Fragments of Natural Products Reinhard Brückner
(Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany)
1995 Nucleic Acid Analogues with Conformationally Rigid Sugar Substitues : Synthesis and Properties Christian Leumann
(University of Bern, Switzerland)
1995 Rational Desigh, Synthesis and Evaluation of Biologically Active Molecules Shariar Mobashery
(Wayne State University, USA)
1994 The Invention of New Catalytic Transformations at Lanthanide Centers T. J. Marks
(Northwestern University, USA)
1994 Synthetic Studies of the Enediyne Antibiotics A. G. Myers
(California Institute of Technology, USA)