How can scientists efficiently uses electochemistry in organic chemistry? What methods, innovations and best practices could lead to ecologically friendly alternatives to conventional chemical reactions? Join us for a Seminar titled “From Organic Synthesis to Medicinal Electrochemistry – Bridging the Fields” by Dr Kevin Lam.
When: October 9, 2014 13.30 – 15.00
Where: Nairobi Auditorium, Africa cluster Skolkovo School of Management
Electrochemistry is a very powerful, albeit underestimated, tool in organic chemistry. Indeed, most organic electrosyntheses are not only much more ecologically friendly but also cheaper alternatives to conventional chemical reactions. Furthermore, electroanalytical methods have been proven to be exceptional techniques to perform chemical and biochemical mechanistic investigations. This talk will focus on how the electrochemical study of organometallics led to the discovery of new redox catalysts, new surface modification techniques and ultimately to new pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Kevin Lam was born in Belgium. He earned his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry from The Catholic University of Louvain in 2010. He was a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Vermont and a consultant at UCLA Ahmanson Biomedical Cyclotron Facility. He is now Assistant Professor at Nazarbayev University. The main focus of Dr. Lam’s research is the broad use of electrochemistry in fields such as electrocatalysis, surface modification and medicinal chemistry.
* The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a private graduate research university in Skolkovo, Russia, a suburb of Moscow. Established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT, Skoltech educates global leaders in innovation, advance scientific knowledge, and foster new technologies to address critical issues facing Russia and the world. Applying international research and educational models, the university integrates the best Russian scientific traditions with twenty-first century entrepreneurship and innovation.