Sponsored & Endowed Lectures

Novartis Lecture

The Novartis Lecture is sponsored by the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) to feature the most innovative scientists working in synthetic organic chemistry today.

2016-2017 Speaker

Maimone posterProf. Thomas Maimone
Department of Chemistry
University of California at Berkeley
Synthesis of Complex Terpenes From Simple Precursors 

Novartis Lecture Opening Speaker
Dr. Jeff McKenna
Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research
Mission [Im]possible: CRF-1 antagonists and Asymmetric Fluorinations

September 19, 2016





Lambert Lecture

The Lambert Lecture is supported by an endowment established by alumnus Benjamin Lambert , who earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Boston University (CAS ’55). After graduating from law school, he went on to pursue a distinguished career as a patent attorney with such major pharmaceutical companies as Merck and Johnhson & Johnson. Each year, the Lambert Lecture addresses different topics in organic chemistry, the field of Lambert’s undergraduate and graduate studies, and features some of the most distinguished and creative scientists working in the field of organic chemistry today.

124224_11x17 (2)2015-2016 Speaker

Professor Robert Williams
Department of Chemistry
Colorado State University

Enantiomeric Natural Products: Synthesis, Biogenesis and Evolutionary Origins
April 25, 2016







Organic Syntheses, Inc. Lecture

The lecture is sponsored by the journal, Organic Syntheses, to feature innovative scientists working in synthetic organic chemistry today.

2012-2013 Speaker

Carreira Colloquium Series PosterProfessor Erick Carreira
ETH Zurich

Discovery and Surprises with Human Derived Natural Products
April 1, 2013