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What's the 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 Recipient:  
2017 Christine Luscombe
(University of Washington, USA)
Recent progress in the synthesis of semiconducting polymers using CH-activation and controlled polymerizations
2016 David Nicewicz
(Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
New Avenues in Synthesis via Organic Photoredox Catalysis
2015 Sarah E. Reisman
(California Inst. of Technology, USA)
Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Natural Products and the Chemistry they Inspire
2014 Jeffrey S. Johnson
(Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
On the Merits of Pursuing Stereochemical Errors in Natural Product Synthesis
2013 Vy M.Dong
(University of California, Irvine, USA)
A Few of My Favorite Rings: Catalysis Inspired by Lactones and Lactams
2012 Christopher D.Vanderwal
(University of California,Irvine, USA)
Studies on Alkaloid and Terpene Natural Product Synthesis
2011 Richmond Sarpong
(University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Strategies and Tactics for the Synthesis of Complex Alkaloids
2010 Benjamin G. Davis
(University of Oxford, UK)
Sugars & Proteins
2009 Mohammad Movassaghi
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Complex Alkaloid Total Synthesis
2008 Valery V. Fokin
(Scripps Research Institute, USA)
The Development of Catalytic Cycloaddition Methods and their Applications in Synthesis, Biology, and Macromolecular Science
2007 Jeffrey W. Bode
(University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Organic Redox Reactions for Chemoselective Ligations and Enantioselective Annulations
2006 Sergey A. Kozmin
(University of Chicago, USA)
Natural Products: From Practical Chemical Synthesis to Elucidation of the Cellular Mode of Action
2005 Michael J. Krische
(University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Studies on New Reactions and Their Application to Total Synthesis of Natural Products
2005 Benjamin List
(Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kohlenforschung, Germany)
Studies on New Synthetic Methodologies using Asymmetric Organocatalysts
2004 Ross A. Widenhoefer
(Duke University, USA)
Synthetic and Mechnistic Studies of Palladium-Catalyzed Cyclization of Olefins
2004 Marc L. Snapper
(Boston College, USA)
New Reactions: Building Molecular Strain to Access Molecular Complexity
2003 Pauline Chiu
(University of Hong Kong, China)
Efforts and Achievements in the Development of Synthetic Methodology and in Total Synthesis
2003 James L. Leighton
(Columbia University, USA)
Development of Asymmetric and Tandem Reactions Based on Strained Silacycles
2001 Yian Shi
(Colorado State University, USA)
Catalytic Asymmetric Epoxidation of Olefins viaDioxirane
2001 Scott G. Nelson
(University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Ketene Intermediates in Organic Synthesis. New Reaction and Catalyst Designs for Natural Product Synthesis
2000 S. L. Buchwald
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Some New and Some Improved Catalytic Methods for Organic Synthesis
2000 B. H. Kim
(Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology, Korea)
From Macrocycles to Responsive Molecules: Search for Smart Molecules
1999 Gregory C. Fu
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Asymmetric Catalysis with "Planar-Chiral" Heterocycles
1999 Albert S. C. Chan
(Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China)
Asymmetric Catalysis for the Production of Fine Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
1998 Stephan G. Davies
(Oxford University, UK)
Relaying Chiral Information
1998 R. P. Volante
(Merck & Co., USA)
Synthesis of HIV-Protease Inhibitor CRIXIVAN : Med-Chem to Multi-ton Production
1997 A. Togni
(Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland)
New Ferrocenyl Ligands in Asymmetric Catalysis
1997 D. H. Hua
(Kansas State University, USA)
Synthesis and Biological Activities of Natural Product Based Polycyclic Molecules
1996 Erick M. Carreira
(California Institute of Technology, USA)
Catalytic, Enantioselective Aldehyde Addition Reactions
1996 Reinhard Brückner
(Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany)
Stereoselective Synthesis of 1,3,5, ...Polyols - Form γ-Butyrolactones to 1,3,5, ...Polyol Fragments of Natural Products
1995 Christian Leumann
(University of Bern, Switzerland)
Nucleic Acid Analogues with Conformationally Rigid Sugar Substitues : Synthesis and Properties
1995 Shariar Mobashery
(Wayne State University, USA)
Rational Desigh, Synthesis and Evaluation of Biologically Active Molecules
1994 T. J. Marks
(Northwestern University, USA)
The Invention of New Catalytic Transformations at Lanthanide Centers
1994 A. G. Myers
(California Institute of Technology, USA)
Synthetic Studies of the Enediyne Antibiotics

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