Welcome to the Hypervalent Iodine Virtual Symposium!
The Murphy Lab at the University of Waterloo is pleased to invite you to join this virtual symposium on hypervalent iodine chemistry. The goal of this virtual symposium is to bring together leading researchers in the field with those who are interested in hypervalent iodine research. Please register and enjoy the seminars!
We hope you will join us on June 24th, 2020 at 10:00 AM EDT/ 7:00 AM PDT for two 30-min presentations by:
Prof. Sarah Wengryniuk (Temple University)
Dr. Sarah Wengryniuk was born in Frederick, MD. She conducted her undergraduate studies at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC earning a B.S. in chemistry and biology while also competing for both the track and cross-country teams. From 2007-2012 she conducted her doctoral studies at Duke University under the direction of Professor Don Coltart, working on auxiliary-based asymmetric ketone alkylation. In 2012, she joined the laboratory of Professor Phil Baran at The Scripps Research Institute as an NIH Ruth L. Kirchstein postdoctoral fellow. In 2015, she began her independent career at Temple University where her laboratory has explored novel umpolung reactivities enabled by hypervalent iodine reagents. Her research and teaching efforts have been recognized with several awards including the Thieme Chemistry Journal Award, the Italia-Eire Teacher of the Year, the Robert L. Smith Early Career Professorship and an NSF CAREER.
Prof. Tanja Gulder (Leipzig University)
Tanja Gulder studied chemistry at the University of Wuerzburg where she received her diploma in 2004. After earning her Ph.D. with distinction under the supervision of Prof. G. Bringmann in 2008, she pursued postdoctoral studies with Prof. P. S. Baran at The Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, CA, USA). After her return to Germany, she started her independent career in 2011 supported by a Liebig fellowship of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie at RWTH Aachen. In 2014, she moved to TU Muenchen as an Emmy-Noether-research-group leader and got appointed the Heisenberg-Professorship of Biomimetic Catalysis in 2018. Since 2020, she is the Chair of Organic Chemistry at Leipzig University. Her laboratory is dedicated to biomimetic catalysis (enzyme mimicking) with special focus on halogenations and its application in the synthesis of natural products and therapeutics.