Peter Lieberzeit
Full Professor and Head of the Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Short CV

1991-1996 MSc in Chemistry at the University of Vienna, graduated with distinction
1996-1999 PhD in Chemistry @UNIVIE, graduated with distinction
2007 "Habilitation" ("Post-doctoral Lecture Qualification" in Analytical Chemistry)
1997-2007: Research Assistant at the Department of Analytical Chemistry of the University of Vienna
2007-2011: Associate Professor
Since October 2011: Full Professor. Since Feb. 2016 at the Department of Physical Chemistry
Since October 2014: President of Studies Legislations and Affairs at UNIVIE

More than 140 papers indexed in Web of Science (h=30) and roughly 180 conference contributions.
Wolfgang Goepel Award at ISOEN 2007 in St Petersburg.
2011 Fritz Feigl Award of the Austrian Society for Analytical Chemistry (ASAC).
Since 2018 Member of the Editorial Board of Sensors and Actuators B (IF=7.1).
General Chair of the 17th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors (IMCS2018) in Vienna.
Since 2018 Chairman of the International Scientific Committee of the IMCS conference series.
Member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (IF=3.3) and Monatshefte für Chemie/Chemical Monthly (IF=1.34).

Scientific interests

Developing highly selective, artificial recognition materials based on polymers and biomimetics.

Key publications

1. Chunta, S.; Suedee, R.; Singsanan, S.; Lieberzeit, P.A. Sensing array based on molecularly imprinted polymers for simultaneous assessment of lipoproteins. Sensors Actuators, B Chem. 2019, 298, 126828, doi:10.1016/j.snb.2019.126828.

2. Van Ho Phan, N.; Sussitz, H.F.; Ladenhauf, E.; Pum, D.; Lieberzeit, P.A. Combined layer/particle approaches in surface molecular imprinting of proteins: Signal enhancement and competition. Sensors (Switzerland) 2018, 18, doi:10.3390/s18010180.

3. Naklua, W.; Suedee, R.; Lieberzeit, P.A. Dopaminergic receptor-ligand binding assays based on molecularly imprinted polymers on quartz crystal microbalance sensors. Biosens. Bioelectron. 2016, 81, 117–124, doi:10.1016/j.bios.2016.02.047.

Timur Madzhidov
Senior Researcher, Chemoinformatics and Molecular Modelling Lab; Associate Professor, Chair of Organic Chemistry, A.M. Butlerov Institute of Chemistry, Kazan Federal University, Kazan, Russia
Short CV

Graduated from Kazan State University in 2007. Defended Ph.D. thesis in Organic Chemistry in 2011. From 2011 to 2013 worked as post-doc in Chemoinformatics Lab, University of Strasbourg, France.

Invited Researcher in Chemoinformatics Lab, University of Strasbourg, about 1-2 months a year since 2014.

One of founders and authors of Master Program in Chemoinformatics and Molecular Modelling in Kazan Federal University, the first educational program in chemoinformatics in Russia. The Program got double-diploma status with University of Strasbourg in 2013 and international validation in 2015. Author of textbook "Introduction to chemoinformatics". Leading research in chemical reaction mining, applications of artificial intelligence in chemistry, drug and polymer design. Member of Early Carrier Advisory Board members of journal "Mendeleev Communications".

Scientific interests

Chemoinformatics, artificial intelligence in chemistry, reaction informatics, materials informatics, quantum chemistry, theory of atoms in molecules, digitalization of chemistry.

Key publications

1. Lodochnikova, O.A.; Latypova, L.Z.; Madzhidov, T.I.; Chmutova, G.A.; Voronina, J.K.; Gubaidullin, A.T.; Kurbangalieva, A.R. "Lp⋯synthon" interaction as a reason for the strong amplification of synthon-forming hydrogen bonds. CrystEngComm 2019, 21, 1499–1511, doi:10.1039/c8ce01982g.

2. Kutlushina, A.; Khakimova, A.; Madzhidov, T.; Polishchuk, P. Ligand-based pharmacophore modeling using novel 3D pharmacophore signatures. Molecules 2018, 23, 1–14, doi:10.3390/molecules23123094.

3. Baskin, I.I.; Madzhidov, T.I.; Antipin, I.S.; Varnek, A.A. Artificial intelligence in synthetic chemistry: achievements and prospects. Russ. Chem. Rev. 2017, 86, 1127–1156, doi:10.1070/rcr4746.

Yulia Gorbunova
Corresponding Member RAS, Professor, Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry N.S. Kurnakov Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Short CV

Educational background (degrees, dates, universities):

M.Sc., 1990, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Chemical department
Ph.D., 1995, Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry Russian Academy of Sciences (IGIC RAS)
Dr.Habil., 2006, Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry Russian Academy of Sciences (IGIC RAS)
Professor, 2013
Corresponding member of Russian Academy of Sciences, 2016

Career/Employment (employers, positions and dates):

Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry Russian Academy of Sciences, main researcher, 1993 – ongoing
Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry Russian Academy of Sciences, main researcher, 2002- ongoing
Vice-President of Mendeleev Russian Chemical Society, 2016-ongoing
Institute of Organic Semiproducts and Dyes, post-graduate student, 1990-1993


Number of papers in refereed journals – 250 (H-index 28; >2600 times cited)
Number of oral presentations in scientific meetings – 216


Award of European Academy of Science for young researcher, 2001
Russian Government prize in the field of science and techniques, 2002
L.A. Chugaev Award in coordination chemistry (Russian Academy of Sciences), 2010
Сhevalier dans l'Ordre national des Palmes Academiques, Government of France, 2016

Scientific Interests

Coordination chemistry
Supramolecular chemistry
Rare-earth elements
Platinum metals

Key Publications

1. Lapkina L.A., Larchenko V.E., Kirakosyan G.A., Tsivadze A.Yu., Troyanov S.I. and Gorbunova Yu.G. Cation-Induced Dimerization of Crown-Substituted Phthalocyanines by Complexation with Rubidium Nicotinate As Revealed by X-ray Structural Data. Inorg. Chem. 57, 82–85 (2018).

2.Martynov A.G., Safonova E.A., Tsivadze A.Y., Gorbunova Y.G.// Functional Molecular Switches Involving Tetrapyrrolic Macrocycles. Coord. Chem. Rev. 387, 325–347 (2019).

3. Abdulaeva I.A., Birin K.P., Bessmertnykh-Lemeune A., Tsivadze A. Yu., Gorbunova Yu.G. Heterocycle-appended porphyrins: synthesis and challenges. Coord.Chem.Rev. 407, 213108 (2020).
Karl Mandel
Professor for Inorganic Chemistry, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany and Head of Particle Technology, Fraunhofer ISC, Germany
Short CV

Karl Mandel studied Earth Sciences and Materials Science in Munich (Germany), Ulm (Germany) and Oxford (UK) (2005-2010) and holds a PhD in Chemistry (graduated 2013, Würzburg, Germany). Since 2014 he heads the Particle Technology Group at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research (ISC) in Würzburg (Germany). In 2020 he was appointed as Professor for Inorganic Chemistry at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany).

Scientific interests

We assemble complex particles, so-called supraparticles, from nano building blocks.

We study how the supraparticle's structure and complex composition determines unique functionalities. With these supraparticles, we aim at creating smart materials in the field of sustainability.

Key publications

1. Seuffert, M.T.; Wintzheimer, S.; Oppmann, M.; Granath, T.; Prieschl, J.; Alrefai, A.; Holdt, H.-J.; Müller-Buschbaum, K.; Mandel, K. An all white magnet by combination of electronic properties of a white light emitting MOF with strong magnetic particle systems. J. Mater. Chem. C 2020, 8, 16010–16017, doi:10.1039/d0tc03473h.

2. Müssig, S.; Fidler, F.; Haddad, D.; Hiller, K.H.; Wintzheimer, S.; Mandel, K. Supraparticles with a Magnetic Fingerprint Readable by Magnetic Particle Spectroscopy: An Alternative beyond Optical Tracers. Adv. Mater. Technol. 2019, 4, 1–6, doi:10.1002/admt.201900300.

3. Wintzheimer, S.; Granath, T.; Oppmann, M.; Kister, T.; Thai, T.; Kraus, T.; Vogel, N.; Mandel, K. Supraparticles: Functionality from Uniform Structural Motifs. ACS Nano 2018, 12, 5093–5120, doi:10.1021/acsnano.8b00873.

Igor Alabugin
Full Professor, Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA
Short CV

Igor V. Alabugin (born in 1969) is a Professor at Florida State University since 2010. He earned his BSc/MSc degrees from Moscow State University in 1991 and obtained his PhD from the same University in 1995. After working in 1996-2000 as Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Wisconsin-Madison (with Prof. Howard E. Zimmerman) he joined Florida State University as a faculty member in 2000 and served as Assistant and Associate Professor until becoming a Full Professor in 2010. Prof. Alabugin coauthored more than 200 publications (h-index 49, >7000 times cited) and authored the book "Stereoelectronic Effects: the Bridge between Structure and Reactivity (Wiley, 2016).

Among his awards are the Fulbright Scholar Award – Distinguished Chair, FSU Cottrell Professorship, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Top Reviewer (for RSC Chemical Science, Angewandte Chemie, RSC Organic Chemistry Frontiers), The 2019 Favorsky Lecturer (St.Petersburg University). He was an invited, plenary or a keynote speaker at many international conferences (gave more than 180 lectures).

Scientific interests

The research of Prof. Alabugin's group focuses on the structure and reactivity of organic compounds, especially chemistry of alkynes. Prof. Alabugin is widely recognized for developing reagents for selective DNA breakdown in cancer cells, functionalization of nanomaterials, the synthesis of graphene structures, as well as fundamental research of stereoelectronic effects and alkyne reactivity.

Key publications

1. Gonzalez-Rodriguez, E.; Abdo, M.A.; Dos Passos Gomes, G.; Ayad, S.; White, F.D.; Tsvetkov, N.P.; Hanson, K.; Alabugin, I. V. Twofold π-Extension of Polyarenes via Double and Triple Radical Alkyne peri-Annulations: Radical Cascades Converging on the Same Aromatic Core. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 8352–8366, doi:10.1021/jacs.0c01856.

2. Zhou, Z.; Kawade, R.K.; Wei, Z.; Kuriakose, F.; Üngör, Ö.; Jo, M.; Shatruk, M.; Gershoni-Poranne, R.; Petrukhina, M.A.; Alabugin, I. V. Negative Charge as a Lens for Concentrating Antiaromaticity: Using a Pentagonal "Defect" and Helicene Strain for Cyclizations. Angew. Chemie - Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 1256–1262, doi:10.1002/anie.201911319.

3. Tsvetkov, N.P.; Gonzalez-Rodriguez, E.; Hughes, A.; dos Passos Gomes, G.; White, F.D.; Kuriakose, F.; Alabugin, I. V. Radical Alkyne peri-Annulation Reactions for the Synthesis of Functionalized Phenalenes, Benzanthrenes, and Olympicene. Angew. Chemie - Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 3651–3655, doi:10.1002/anie.201712783.

Eugenia Kumacheva
Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, , Toronto, Canada
Short CV


1978 — graduated with honors from the St. Petersburg State Technological Institute
1986 — obtained PhD degree in physical chemistry of polymers in the Russian Academy of Sciences

Career and Research:

1991−1994 — a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Professor Jacob Klein at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
1995 — joined the group of Professor Mitchel Winnik in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto
1996 — joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor 2005 — became a Full Professor

Honors and Memberships:

2003 — Schlumberger Scholarship (Oxford University, UK)
2005 — Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award, CIC
2008 — L'Oréal-UNESCO "Women in Science" Prize (Laurate for North America)
2012 — Humboldt Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany
2016 — Elected as Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) (British National Academy of Science)
2017 — Canada Institute of Chemistry (CIC) Medal
2019 — De Gennes Prize (Royal Society of Chemistry)

Scientific Experience

• Polymer Science
• Nanoscience
• Microfluidics
• Polymers in biological systems

Key publications

1. Yi, C. et al. Self-Limiting Directional Nanoparticle Bonding Governed by Reaction Stoichiometry. Science 369, 1369−1374 (2020).

2. Galati, E. et al. Helicoidal Patterning of Nanorods with Polymer Ligands. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 58, 3123−3127 (2019).

3. Choueiri,, R.M. et al. Surface Patterning of Nanoparticles with Polymer Patches. Nature 538, 79−83 (2016).

Andreas Röckert
PhD student at the Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Short CV

Andreas Röckert studied chemical engineering at Uppsala University and obtained his bachelor's degree in 2015. In 2017 he graduated with a master's and an engineering degree from the same university with a diploma work titled "Electronic structure of organic-inorganic lanthanide iodide perovskite solar cell materials." During his undergraduate studies, he received four scholarships for academic excellence.

He started his PhD studies in 2017 in computational chemistry with a focus on molecular adsorption on metal oxide surfaces.

Scientific interests

His research focuses on studying hydrated and hydroxylated metal oxide surfaces and nanoparticles using computational chemistry methods. The work is three-fold: (i) identifying relevant surface structures, (ii) investigating structure-property relations, and (iii) develop new computational workflows for generating vibrational spectra from quantum mechanical calculations.

Key publications

A. Röckert, J. Kullgren, P. Broqvist, S. Alwan, and K. Hermansson, The water/ceria(111) interface: Computational overview and new structures, J. Chem. Phys., 2020 152, 104709, doi: 10.1063/1.5142724.

Yuri Kuzin
Research fellow at the Analytical Chemistry Department of Kazan Federal University
Short CV

2008 – 2013 Academic study at the Alexander Butlerov Institute of Chemistry, Department of Analytical Chemistry. Diploma work: "Impedimetric and piezometric sensors for DNA damage determination"

2013 – 2017 Post-graduate course on analytical chemistry at the Alexander Butlerov Institute of Chemistry, Department of Analytical Chemistry.

February 2017 Defense of the candidate of science thesis in analytical chemistry (an equivalent to Ph.D.) "DNA-sensors based on electropolymerized and hybrid materials for the determination of oxidative DNA damage"

Scientific Experience

2016 – 2019 Junior researcher at the laboratory of electrochemical DNA-sensors of Kazan Federal University
2019 – at present Researcher at the Analytical Chemistry Department of Kazan Federal University

Honors and Memberships

Award of National scholarship programme of the Slovak Republic for the support of mobility of students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists (2013)
Special scholarship of Tatarstan Republic (2016)
Award of Tatarstan Academy of Sciences for young scientists (2019)

Scientific interests

Electropolymerized materials, redox mediators, electrochemical sensors

Key publications

1. Kuzin, Y.I.; Padnya, P.L.; Stoikov, I.I.; Gorbatchuk, V. V.; Stoikov, D.I.; Khadieva, A.I.; Evtugyn, G.A. Electrochemical behavior of the monomeric and polymeric forms of N-phenyl-3-(phenylimino)-3H-phenothiazin-7-amine. Electrochim. Acta 2020, 345, 136195, doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2020.136195.

2. Kuzin, Y.; Kappo, D.; Porfireva, A.; Shurpik, D.; Stoikov, I.; Evtugyn, G.; Hianik, T. Electrochemical DNA sensor based on carbon black—poly(Neutral red) composite for detection of oxidative DNA damage. Sensors (Switzerland) 2018, 18, doi:10.3390/s18103489.

3. Gorbatchuk, V. V.; Porfireva, A. V.; Stepanova, V.B.; Kuzin, Y.I.; Evtugyn, V.G.; Shamagsumova, R. V.; Stoikov, I.I.; Evtugyn, G.A. Co-polymers of oligolactic acid and tetrasubstituted thiacalix[4]arenes as a new material for electrochemical sensor development. Sensors Actuators, B Chem. 2017, 246, 136–145, doi:10.1016/j.snb.2017.02.061.

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Sergey Adonin
Habilitated Professor Leading Researcher of the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
Short CV

Graduated from the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Novosibirsk State University in 2009. In 2012 he defended his Ph.D. thesis, in 2019 - habilitation at the Institute of Chemistry of the SB RAS. Author (co-author) of over 100 publications in journals indexed by Scopus and Web of Science. H-index (Scopus) = 20. Finalist for the Reaxys Ph.D. Prize (2013), laureate of the European Academy Prize for

Young Scientists (2013), personal scholar of the Government of the Novosibirsk Region (2010), Haldor Topsoe scholar (2010). Laureate of the International Fernando Pulidori Prize (2017), Academician Volpin (2017), the Reaxys Award Russia (2019), winner of the Yu.T. Struchkova (2018). In 2018 and 2019, he was among the top 1% of scientific reviewers in the world according to Publons.

Scientific interests

Coordination chemistry of p-elements, supramolecular coordination chemistry, halogen bonds in solids and in solutions.

Key publications

1. Novikov, A. V.; Usoltsev, A. N.; Adonin, S. A.; Bardin, A. A.; Samsonenko, D. G.; Shilov, G. V.; Sokolov, M. N.; Stevenson, K. J.; Aldoshin, S. M.; Fedin, V. P.; Troshin, P. A., Tellurium complex polyhalides: narrow bandgap photoactive materials for electronic applications. J. Mat. Chem. A 2020, 8 (42), 21988–21992. doi: 10.1039/d0ta06301k.

2. Adonin, S. A.; Usoltsev, A. N.; Novikov, A. S.; Kolesov, B. A.; Fedin, V. P.; Sokolov, M. N., One- and Two-Dimensional Iodine-Rich Iodobismuthate(III) Complexes: Structure, Optical Properties, and Features of Halogen Bonding in the Solid State. Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59 (5), 3290–3296. doi: 10.1021 / acs.inorgchem.9b03734.

3. Adonin, S. A.; Udalova, L. I.; Abramov, P. A.; Novikov, A. S.; Yushina, I. V.; Korolkov, I. V.; Semitut, E. Y.; Derzhavskaya, T. A.; Stevenson, K. J.; Troshin, P. A.; Sokolov, M. N.; Fedin, V. P., A Novel Family of Polyiodo-Bromoantimonate(III) Complexes: Cation-Driven Self-Assembly of Photoconductive Metal-Polyhalide Frameworks. Chem.–Eur. J. 2018, 24 (55), 14707–14711. doi: 10.1002 / chem.201802100
Julien Bachmann
Full Professor, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Erlangen, Germany) and Saint Petersburg State University (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Short CV

Julien Bachmann studied chemistry at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and graduated in 2001. He obtained his Ph. D. in inorganic chemistry from MIT in 2006, then moved with a Humboldt Fellowship to the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in Germany. He became an Assistant Professor in physics and chemistry in Hamburg in 2009 energy-converting nanostructured interfaces, and was subsequently appointed as an Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) in 2012. In July 2017 he was promoted to Full Professor, and he now leads the Chair for 'Chemistry of Thin Film Materials' at FAU. Since 2017, he has also held an appointment as a Professor of Saint Petersburg State University.

Scientific interests

Research in the Bachmann group focuses on the development of preparative methods for nanostructured inorganic materials and interfaces at which various types of energy conversion phenomena can be studied. They create inorganic nanostructures with accurately tunable geometry, and they study their physical and chemical properties systematically as they vary with the geometric parameters. They are particularly interested in the transport and exchange of electrons and ions at interfaces in solar cells, batteries, and other electrodes.

Key publications

1. Büttner, P.; Scheler, F.; Pointer, C.; Döhler, D.; Barr, M.K.S.; Koroleva, A.; Pankin, D.; Hatada, R.; Flege, S.; Manshina, A.; et al. Adjusting Interfacial Chemistry and Electronic Properties of Photovoltaics Based on a Highly Pure Sb2S3 Absorber by Atomic Layer Deposition. ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2019, 2, 8747–8756, doi:10.1021/acsaem.9b01721.

2. Koch, V.M.; Barr, M.K.S.; Büttner, P.; Mínguez-Bacho, I.; Döhler, D.; Winzer, B.; Reinhardt, E.; Segets, D.; Bachmann, J. A solution-based ALD route towards (CH3NH3)(PbI3) perovskite: Via lead sulfide films. J. Mater. Chem. A 2019, 7, 25112–25119, doi:10.1039/c9ta09715e.

3. Haschke, S.; Pankin, D.; Petrov, Y.; Bochmann, S.; Manshina, A.; Bachmann, J. Design Rules for Oxygen Evolution Catalysis at Porous Iron Oxide Electrodes: A 1000-Fold Current Density Increase. ChemSusChem 2017, 10, 3644–3651, doi:10.1002/cssc.201701068.

Alexey Bobrovsky
Professor of RAS, Principal Scientific Researcher of Chemistry Department; Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Short CV

1991−1996 student, Chemistry Department, MSU, Moscow
1996−1999 Ph.D. student, Division of Polymer Science, Chemistry Department, MSU
1999 got PhD degree (Candidate of Chemical Sciences)
Thesis: "Chiral and photochromic side chain liquid crystalline polymers: synthesis, optical and photo-optical properties"

2010 got Dr. Sci. degree (Doctor of Chemical Sciences)
Doctoral Thesis: "Multifunctional photochromic LC polymer systems"

Employment history:
1999–2002 Junior Scientific Researcher at Division of Polymer Science, Chemistry Department, MSU, Moscow
2002–2005 Scientific Researcher at Division of Polymer Science, Chemistry Department, MSU, Moscow
2005−2011 Senior Scientific Researcher at Division of Polymer Science, Chemistry Department, MSU, Moscow
2011−2016 Leading Scientific Researcher at Division of Polymer Science, Chemistry Department, MSU, Moscow
2016 – present time Principal Scientific Researcher at Division of Polymer Science, Chemistry Department, MSU, Moscow


Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship at Philipps Universität Marburg, Prof. J. Wendorff laboratory (2002−2003)
Lomonosov Award of Moscow State University (2006)
Prize of President of Russian Federation for young scientists (2010)

Scientific interests

Liquid crystalline (LC) state of comb-shaped (side-chain) polymers including LC polymer and dendrimer synthesis, structure-property relationships, polymer LC blends, photo-, electro- and thermo-optical phenomena in LC polymer systems, hybrid LC composites, photonic crystals, etc.

Key publications

1. V. P. Shibaev, A. Yu. Bobrovsky, Liquid crystalline polymers: development trends and photocontrollable materials, Russ. Chem. Rev, 2017, 86, 1024–1072.
DOI: 10.1070/RCR4747

2. A. Bobrovsky, K. Mochalov, D. Solovyeva, V. Shibaev, M. Cigl, V. Hamplova, A. Bubnov, Laser-induced formation of ''craters'' and ''hills'' in azobenzene-containing polymethacrylate films, Soft Matter, 2020, 16, 5398–5405,
DOI: 10.1039/d0sm00601g

3. A. Bobrovsky, S. Svyakhovskiy, A. Bogdanov, V. Shibaev, M. Cigl, V. Hamplová, A. Bubnov, Photocontrollable Photonic Crystals Based on Porous Silicon Filled with Photochromic Liquid Crystalline Mixture, Adv. Optical Mater. 2020, 8, 2001267,
DOI: 10.1002/adom.202001267

Hiroyuki Nakamura
Professor, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Short CV

1996 Ph.D. from Tohoku University under the supervision of Prof. Yoshinori Yamamoto
1995-1997 Assistant Professor at Kyushu University
1997-2002 Assistant Professor at Tohoku University
2000-2001 Visiting Assistant Professor at University of Pittsburgh with Prof. Dennis Curran
2002 Associate Professor at Gakushuin University
2006 Full Professor at Gakushuin University
2013 Full Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology

Prof. Nakamura has over 260 publications (h-index 41) and 33 patents. His research interests include synthetic methodology, medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, and neutron capture therapy. He has been a member of International Advisory Board of Russian Chemical Bulletin since 2019.


The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists, 1999
The Incentive Award of the Japanese Society for Molecular Target Therapy of Cancer, 2007
Asian Core Program Lectureship Award, 2018

Key Publications

1. Asawa, Y.; Yoshimori, A.; Bajorath, J.; Nakamura, H. Prediction of an MMP-1 Inhibitor Activity Cliff Using the SAR Matrix Approach and Its Experimental Validation. Sci. Rep. 10, 14710 (2020).

2. Morita, T.; Fuse, S.; Nakamura, H. Novel Photochemical Conversion of Isoxazoles to 5-Hydroxyimidazolines: Possible Protein Labeling at Lysine Residues. Org. Lett. 22, 3460-3463 (2020).

3. Otake, Y.; Shibata, Y.; Hayashi, Y.; Kawauchi, S.; Nakamura, H.; Fuse, S. N-Methylated Peptide Synthesis through Acyl N-Methylimidazolium Cation Generation Accelerated by a Brønsted Acid. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 59, 12645-13222 (2020).

Jef K. De Brabander
Full Professor, Julie and Louis Beecherl Jr. Chair in Medical Science Department of Biochemistry and Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Centr, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Short CV

1987 Ph.D. in Chemistry (Highest Honors), University of Gent, Belgium
1993 B.Sc. in Chemistry (Distinction), University of Gent, Belgium
1993-1994 Graduate Teaching Assistant (University of Gent, Belgium)
1996-1998 Maître d' Assistant (Instructor), Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Geneva, Switzerland
1998-2003 Assistant Professor,Department of Biochemistry, UT Southwestern Med Ctr.
2003-2007 Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, UT Southwestern Med Ctr.
Since 2005 Co-Director (with Steven L. McKnight), Chemistry and Cancer Scientific Program of the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, UTSW
2006-2007 Associate Professor, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, UTSW
Since 2007 Full Professor
Since 2011 Julie and Louis Beecherl Jr. Chair in Medical Science

Dr. De Brabander has documented his scientific contributions in over 90 peer-reviewed publications (h-index 37) and 15 patents, and at >60 major conferences and named lectureships.


1994 Prix STAS par l'Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique (STAS-award from the Royal Academy of Sciences, Letters and Beautiful Arts of Belgium), December 10, 1994
1989-1992 Scholarship from the Institute for Scientific Research in Agriculture and Industry (Belgium)
1994-1995 Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation
1995-1996 Fulbright-Hays Award
1995-1996 NATO-fellowship
2001-2003 Alfred P. Sloan Research fellowship 2001-2003
2006 "Journal Award" from the editorial boards of Synlettand Synthesis
2004-2008 Academic Development Program Award from the Chemistry Council of Merck Research Laboratories
2014 Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences

Scientific interests

Synthesis of complex small molecules with interesting biological function, discovery of novel small-molecule activators of programmed cell death, orexin receptor agonists for the treatment of narcolepsy, antitumor agents that selectively target tumor-derived neuronal stem cells and colon cancers with APC mutations, and anti-trypanosomal agents for the treatment of African Sleeping Disease.

Key publications

1. A Medicinal Chemistry-Driven Approach Identified the Sterol Isomerase EBP as the Molecular Target of TASIN Colorectal Cancer Toxins. P. C. Theodoropoulos, W. Wang, A. Budhipramono, B. M. Thompson, N. Madhusudhan, M. A. Mitsche, J. G. McDonald, J. K. De Brabander, D. Nijhawan, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 13, 6128–6138.

2. A Multipronged Approach Establishes Covalent Modification of β-Tubulin as the Mode of Action of Benzamide Anti-cancer Toxins. J. M. Povedano, R. Rallabandi, X. Bai, X. Ye, J. Liou, H. Chen, J. Kim, Y. Xie, B. Posner, L. Rice, J. K. De Brabander, D. G. McFadden, J. Med. Chem. 2020, 63, 22, 14054–14066.

3. Gboxin is an oxidative phosphorylation inhibitor that targets glioblastoma, Shi, Y., Lim, S.K., Liang, Q., Iyer, S.V., Wang, H.-Y., Wang, Z., Xie, X., Sun, D., Chen, Y.-J., Tsabar, V., Gutin, P., Williams, N., De Brabander, J.K., Parada, L.F., Nature, 567, 7748, 2019, 341-346.

Robert A. Evarestov
Head of Department of Quantum Chemistry – St. Petersburg State University,
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Short CV

Robert A. Evarestov graduated from St. Petersburg State University with a degree in Theoretical Physics in 1960, and received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the same university in 1964.

In 1977 he completed his postdoctoral degree with a thesis on "Molecular models in the electronic structure theory of crystals." He has worked at the Department of Quantum Chemistry of St. Petersburg State University since 1968, and became a Professor there in 1979.

He is a Foreign Member of the Latvian Academy of Science (from 2005), and a recipient of the Humboldt Foundation Award (1998).

Scientific interests

His research interests include symmetry of crystalline solids (his monograph "Site Symmetry in Crystals" was published by Springer in 1993, second edition in 1997), the application of quantum chemistry methods to perfect and defective crystals (his book "Quantum Chemistry of Solids" was published by Springer in 2007, second edition in 2012), and symmetry and quantum chemical study of monoperiodic nanostructures (nanotubes, nanowires). The first edition of his monograph "Theoretical Modeling of Inorganic Nanostructures: Symmetry and ab-initio Calculations of Nanolayers, Nanotubes and Nanowires" was published by Springer in 2015, in the second edition this book was extended and published in 2020.

Key publications

1. Sergei A. Egorov, S. A.; Evarestov, R. A. Colossal Spin Splitting in the Monolayer of the Collinear Antiferromagnet MnF2, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2021, 12, 2363-2369. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c00282

2. Bandura, A. V.; Lukyanov, S. I; Kuruch, D. D.; Evarestov, R. A. Multi-walled MoS2 nanotubes. First principles and molecular mechanics computer simulation, Physica E – Low-Dimensional Systems & Nanostructures, 2020, 124, 114183. DOI: 10.1016/j.physe.2020.114183

3. Evarestov, R. A.; Kovalenko, A., V.; Bandura, A., V". First-principles study on stability, structural and electronic properties of monolayers and nanotubes based on pure Mo(W)S(Se)2 and mixed (Janus) Mo(W)SSe dichalcogenides, hysica E – Low-Dimensional Systems & Nanostructures, 2020, 115, 113681. DOI: 10.1016/j.physe.2019.113681

4. Domnin, A. V.; Bandura, A. V.; Evarestov, R. A. First-Principles Calculations of Phonons and Thermodynamic Properties of Zr(Hf)S2-Based Nanotubes, Journal of computational Chemistry, 2020, 41. DOI: 10.1002/jcc.26124

5. Porsev, V. V.; Bandura, A. V.; Lukyanov, S. I; Evarestov, R. A. Expanded hexagonal nanohelicenes of zigzag morphology under elastic strain: A quantum chemical study, Carbon, 2019, 152, 755-765. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2019.06.036

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In June 2011, the 5th International Symposium "The Chemistry of Aliphatic Compounds: Advances and Outlook" was held, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ivan Alexandrovich Dyakonov (the "Father of Diazo Chemistry" in SPbU). More than 100 participants including 20 foreign scientists from 9 countries took part in this event.

The world's leading scientists were the plenary speakers, among them are D. F. Taber (USA), V. V. Fokin (USA), V. Gevorgyan (USA), N.S. Zefirov (Moscow State University), M. Platz (USA), W. Brinker (Austria), H. Heimgartner (Switzerland), A.D. Dilman (IOC, Moscow), K. Maruoka (Japan), G. Mloston (Poland), V.A. Nikolaev (St. Petersburg State University), S.N. Osipov (INEOS), G.S. Singh (Botswana), T. Hansen (Norway), etc.
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