10th Walden Symposium

Prof. Ērika Bizdēna  (Riga Technical University; Riga, Latvia)
Purine functionalization via their diazido and bis-triazolyl derivatives

Prof. Olafs Daugulis (University of Houston; Houston, USA)
New methods for carbon-hydrogen bond functionalization

Dr.chem. Jānis Jaunzems (Solvay Special Chemicals GmbH; Hannover, Germany)
Industrial fuorinations & organic fluorinated intermediates

Prof. Valdis Kokars  (Riga Technical University; Riga, Latvia)
Donor-acceptor type low molecular organic glasses and phosphorescent dyes applied for solution-processed photonic materials

Dr.chem. Vilnis Liepiņš (Olainfarm; Olaine, Latvia)
The use of DoE in chemical process optimization

Prof. Ēriks  Rozners (State University of New York at Binghamton; Binghamton,USA)
Amide-modified RNA: synthesis, structure and RNA interference activity

Prof. Roger Strömberg   (Karolinska Institute, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition; Huddinge, Sweden)
Modification and conjugation of oligonucleotides for development of oligonucleotide therapeutics

Dr.chem. Andis Šlaitas (Bapeks; Olaine, Latvia)
Benzimidazoles as potential pain controllers

Dr.chem. Helmārs Šmits (Syngenta Crop Protection; Basel, Switzerland)
Agrochemical process research: synthesis of aryl 1,3-diones and stereoselective cyclopropanation

Prof. Kaspars Tārs (Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre; Riga, Latvia)
Capsids of ssRNA phages: structural studies and development of vaccines

Dr.chem. Ronalds Zemribo (Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis; Riga, Latvia)
Discovery of Remeglurant, a potent and selective mGluR5 receptor negative allosteric modulator

 

PhD student Jevgeņija Lugiņina  (Riga Technical University; Riga, Latvia)
Aziridine ring opening and other reactions in liquid sulfur dioxide

PhD student Mārtiņš Otikovs  (Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis; Riga, Latvia)
Towards spinning of artificial spider silk

Thursday, June 15

9.00-9.10

Professor Māris Turks, Welcoming remarks

9.10-9.40

Rector of Riga Technical University Professor Leonīds Ribickis

Paul Walden medal presentation to

Dr. chem. Uldis Alksnis (Chemistry History Museum of Latvia)

Professor Ērika Bizdēna (Riga Technical University, Latvia [RTU])

Professor Mārtiņš Kalniņš (RTU)

Professor Valdis Kokars (RTU)

9.40-10.20

Professor Ērika Bizdēna (RTU)

Purine functionalization via their diazido and bis-triazolyl derivatives

10.20-10.50

Professor Valdis Kokars (RTU)

Donor-acceptor type low molecular organic glasses and phosphorescent dyes applied for solution-processed photonic materials

10.50-11.10

Coffee break

11.10-11.50

Dr. Jānis Jaunzems (Solvay Fluor GmbH, Hannover, Germany)

Industrial fluorinations & organic fluorinated intermediates

11.50-12.50

Professor Ēriks Rozners (State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, USA)

Amide-modified RNA: synthesis, structure and RNA interference activity

12.50-13.00

Symposium Photo

13.00-14.30

Lunch break

14.30-15.30

Professor Kaspars Tārs (Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre, Riga, Latvia)

Capsids of ssRNA phages: structural studies and development of vaccines

15.30-16.10

Dr. Andis Šlaitas (SIA BAPEKS, Olaine, Latvia)

Benzimidazoles as potential pain controllers

16.10-17.30

Poster session I

Friday, June 16

9.00-10.00

Professor Olafs Daugulis (University of Houston, Houston, USA)

New methods for carbon-hydrogen bond functionalization

10.00-10.30

Dr. Vilnis Liepiņš (JSC Olainfarm, Olaine, Latvia)

The use of DoE in chemical process optimization

10.30-11.00

Dr. Ronalds Zemribo (Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Riga, Latvia)

Discovery of Remeglurant, a potent and selective mGluR5 receptor negative allosteric modulator

11.00-11.30

Coffee break

11.30-12.30

Poster Session II

12.30-13.45

Lunch break

13.45-14.45

Professor Roger Strömberg (Karolinska Institute, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Huddinge, Sweden)

Modification and conjugation of oligonucleotides for development of oligonucleotide therapeutics

14.45-15.10

Coffee break

15.10-15.30

Doctoral student Jevgeņija Lugiņina (RTU)

Aziridine ring opening and other reactions in liquid sulfur dioxide

15.30-15.50

Doctoral student Mārtiņš Otikovs (Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Riga, Latvia)

Towards spinning of artificial spider silk

15.50-16.30

Dr. Helmārs Šmits (Syngenta Crop Protection, Basel, Switzerland)

Agrochemical process research: synthesis of aryl 1,3-diones and stereoselective cyclopropanation

16.30-16.45

Closing remarks, Award ceremony for poster prizes