The Power of Chemical Transformations – Hong Kong | May 20-21, 2021

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Poster Abstracts

Abstracts are now being accepted for the ACS Publications Symposium poster session. 

Students and early-career researchers are encouraged to submit an abstract of fewer than 200 words upon registration. Please include your abstract title, author(s), affiliations and references on your submission. These do not count towards the 200 word limit. Note, submitting an abstract does not guarantee final acceptance. The ACS Publications Symposium will be accepting abstracts through April 15, 2021


SciMeetings: Poster Procedures & Publishing Options 

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Poster Evaluation & Prize

The poster evaluation will be held on-demand from May 18 – May 20, 2021, with a live Q&A session taking place May 20, 2021 from 11:00 – 13:00 Hong Kong Time. All poster presenters will be assigned a time slot and must be available during the evaluation to communicate with the judges and delegates. 

Five (5) cash (or cash-equivalent) prizes will be awarded to the best posters. Winners will be announced during the award ceremony on May 21 prior to the closing of the symposium. 



To be eligible for the “Best Poster” prizes, the applicant must:

08:00 – 10:30 Session 1 - Morning
08:00 – 08:10 Opening Remarks Moderator Vivian Yam
08:10 – 08:30 Keynote Lecture Rebecca Ruck, Merck Sharp & Dohme

Biocatalysis for the Synthesis of Pharmaceutical Agents at MSD

08:30 – 08:50 Keynote Lecture Sarah Reisman, California Institute of Technology

Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Natural Products and the Chemistry They Inspire

08:50 – 09:05 Invited Lecture Yu Zhao, National University of Singapore

Catalytic Enantioselective Redox-Neutral Processes for Efficient Chemical Synthesis

09:05 – 09:10 Interactive Break
09:10 – 09:30 Keynote Lecture Mark Thompson, University of Southern California

Modern Alchemy: Making Coinage Metals Act Like Iridium

09:30 – 09:45 Invited Lecture Gong Chen, Nankai University

C-H Functionalization Strategy for Synthesis of Complex Peptides and Carbohydrates

09:45 – 10:00 Invited Lecture Yunho Lee, Seoul National University

Metal-Ligand Cooperative Transformations of Small Molecules

10:00 – 10:30 Plenary Lecture Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Stanford University, USA

Therapeutic Opportunities in Glycoscience

11:00 – 13:00 Live Poster Q&A Sci-Meetings
14:00 – 16:20 Session 2 - Evening
14:00 – 14:05 Opening Remarks Moderator Kai Rossen
14:05 – 14:25 Keynote Lecture Yan-Mei Li, Tsinghua University

Chemical Synthetic Glycopeptide Vaccines for Cancer Immunotherapy

14:25 – 14:40 Invited Lecture Guangyu Zhu, City University of Hong Kong

Development of Pt(IV) Anticancer Prodrugs Controllably Activated by Visible Light

14:40 – 14:55 Invited Lecture Liang Deng, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry

Low-Coordinate Low-Valent 3d Metal Complexes with NHC and Alkene Ligation

14:55 – 15:15 Keynote Lecture Eiichi Nakamura, University of Tokyo

Capturing the Moment of Reaction Events – "Visual Molecular Science" Enabled by Atomic Resolution Electron Microscopy

15:15 – 15:20 Interactive Break
15:20 – 15:40 Keynote Lecture Frank Würthner, Universität Würzburg

Functional Dyes for Organic Electronics and Photonics

15:40 – 15:55 Invited Lecture Mi Hee Lim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology

Bioinorganic Strategies to Study Multiple Facets in Dementia

15:55 – 16:15 Keynote Lecture Fabrice Gallou, Novartis Pharma AG

Sustainability as a Trigger for Innovation

16:15 – 16:20 Closing Remarks - Day 1
08:00 – 10:35 Session 3 - Morning
08:00 – 08:05 Opening Remarks Moderator Vivian Yam
08:05 – 08:35 Plenary Lecture Paul Chirik, Princeton University

Reimagining the Periodic Table: Addressing Sustainability Challenges in the 21st Century Through Catalysis

08:35 – 08:55 Keynote Lecture Hong-Cai Zhou, Texas A&M University
08:55 – 09:10 Invited Lecture Qiuling Song, Huaqiao University

Metallate Shift Enabled by Tetracoordinate Boron Intermediates

09:10 – 09:25 Invited Lecture Xin-Yuan Liu, Southern University of Science and Technology

Copper(I)-Catalyzed Radical-Involved Enantioconvergent Cross-Coupling Reactions

09:25 – 09:30 Interactive Break
09:30 – 09:50 Keynote Lecture Guy Bertrand, University of California, San Diego

Carbenes as Powerful Transition-Metal Surrogates

09:50 – 10:05 Invited Lecture Bo Liu, Sichuan University

Synthetic Studies Toward Daphnane-type Diterpenoids and Crotophorbolone

10:05 – 10:35 Keynote Lecture Xuechen Li, The University of Hong Kong

Ten-Year Study on Daptomycin

14:00 – 16:20 Session 4 - Evening
14:00 – 14:20 Keynote Lecture Chihaya Adachi, Kyushu University

Exciton Management through CT Interaction in OLEDs and Organic Lasers

14:20 – 14:40 Keynote Lecture Qilong Shen, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry

Fluoroalkyl-Substituted Sulfonium Ylides: A New Type of Electrophilic Fluoroalkylating Reagents

14:40 – 14:55 Invited Lecture Ho Yu Au-Yeung, The University of Hong Kong

Catalytic C–O Cross Coupling by Kinetically Stabilized, Catenane-Coordinated Copper Complexes

14:55 – 15:00 Interactive Break
15:00 – 15:20 Keynote Lecture Li-Zhu Wu, Technical Institute of Physics & Chemistry

Artificial Photosynthesis for Chemical Transformation

15:20 – 15:40 Keynote Lecture Ching-Wen Chiu, National Taiwan University

Reactivity Studies of Boron Containing Radicals

15:40 – 16:10 Plenary Lecture Makoto Fujita, The University of Tokyo

Coordination Self-Assembly: From the Origins to the Latest Advances

16:10 – 16:15 Poster Award Announcement
16:15 – 16:20 Closing Remarks - Day 2