Prof. Darren Dixon, University of Oxford,

Darren Dixon studied at the University of Oxford where he received his Masters degree in 1993 and his DPhil in 1997 for work supervised by Prof Stephen G. Davies. After postdoctoral work with Professor Steven V. Ley CBE, FRS, he joined the faculty at the Department of Chemistry in Cambridge in 2000. In 2004 he took a Senior Lecturership at The University of Manchester and in 2007 he was promoted to Reader. In 2008 he moved to his current post at the University of Oxford where he is Professor of Chemistry and is the Knowles-Williams Tutorial Fellow in Organic Chemistry at Wadham College. His research program is centered on catalysis and synthetic organic chemistry and focusses on the development of new catalyst-enabled enantioselective synthetic methodologies and their application in synthesis.
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Prof. Corey Stephenson, University of Michigan,

Corey Stephenson was born in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo in 1998. He completed graduate studies under the direction of Professor Peter Wipf at the University of Pittsburgh before joining the lab of Professor Erick M. Carreira at ETH Zürich. In September 2007, he joined the Department of Chemistry at Boston University as an Assistant Professor and was granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor in February, 2013. In July 2013, he joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Michigan as Associate Professor of Chemistry. In September 2015, Corey was promoted to full Professor.
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Prof. Shunsuke Chiba, NTU Singapore,

Shunsuke Chiba is currently at the School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences (CBC) of NTU Singapore since April 2007. He received his Bachelor degree in Chemistry from Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan) in 2001, Ph.D. degrees from the University of Tokyo in 2006. His research interests include Synthetic Organic Chemistry. The main focus of Chiba's research is on Development of New synthetic Reactions and Synthesis of Natural and Unnatural Products.
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Prof. Ilhyong Ryu, Osaka Prefecture University,

Ilhyong Ryu received his PhD from Osaka University in Japan in 1978 under the supervision of Professors Noboru Sonoda and Shinji Murai. After serving as of a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow and a Research Associate at Osaka University, he was appointed Assistant Professor at Osaka University in 1988 and promoted to Associate Professor in 1995. He also had the experience of working with Professor Howard Alper (1991-1992) at the University of Ottawa. In 2000 he moved to Osaka Prefecture University as a Full Professor. He has been the recipient of the Progress Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan (1991) and the Chemical Society of Japan Award for Creative Work (2005). His research interests include new synthetic methodologies based on reactive species such as radicals, anions, and organometallic species. He is also keen to greener reaction processes, which involve the utilization of recycling reaction media like ionic liquids and fluorous solvents, and the use of microreactors as a modern reaction device.
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Prof. Herbert Mayr, LMU Munich,

Herbert Mayr completed his undergraduate studies in 1970 and was awarded a Ph.D in organic chemistry at LMU München under the direction of  Prof. Dr. Rolf Huisgenat. In 1975/76 he was a Postdoctoral research associate with Prof. Dr. G. A. Olah, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, followed by a research associate position with Prof. P. v. R. Schleyer, Institute of Organic Chemistry at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg where he got his habilitation in Organic Chemistry in 1980. From 1984-1991 he was a C4-Professor for Chemistry, at Medizinische Universität zu Lübeck, from 1991-1996 for Organic Chemistry at the Technische Universität Darmstadt and since 1996 for Organic Chemistry at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU München). In the early 2000 he chaired the Organic Chemistry Division of the German Chemical Society and from 2004-2012 the Review Board “Molecular Chemistry” of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).
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Dr. Joanna Wencel-Delord, University of Strasbourg, 

Joanna Wencel-Delord got her engineering degree in chemistry from the National School of Chemistry in Rennes, France (ENSCR) and the master of research in molecular chemistry from University Rennes 1 in 2007. In 2010 she finished her PhD thesis at University Rennes 1, Laboratory “Chemical Science of Rennes” followed by a Postdoc in the group of Prof. Frank Glorius at the University of Münster, Germany. From 2012-2013 she was a temporary Assistant Professor (ATER) in the SyBio laboratory at the European School of Chemistry, Polymers and Materials (ECPM) at University of Strasbourg. Since 2013 she is employed as an Associated Scientist in the SynCat Laboratory at CNRS, National Center for Scientific Research in Strasbourg, working on asymmetric synthesis and catalysis). 
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