2017 Vertex Lecture features Professor Scott Denmark from the University of Chicago

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Professor Scott Denmark (left); Professor Stephen Hanessian (right)

Professor Scott Denmark from the University of Chicago joined us for this year’s Vertex Lecture to present his talk: “So you think you know the mechanism of the Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reaction.”

About Professor Denmark

Professor Denmark obtained an S.B. degree from MIT (1975). His graduate studies were carried out at the ETH-Zürich, culminating in a D.Sc. Tech degree (1980). That same year he began his career as Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1986, full Professor in 1987, and named the Reynold C. Fuson Professor of Chemistry in 1991. Professor Denmark is primarily interested in the invention of new synthetic reactions and elucidating the origins of stereocontrol in novel, asymmetric reactions.

About Vertex Lectures

The Vertex Lectures in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences at UCI were established in 2012 through the generosity of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. This series features distinguished scientists who have made pioneering contributions to organic, bioorganic or medicinal chemistry.