According to its long tradition, the ‘Bürgenstock Conference 2013’ will again be interdisciplinary, covering many areas of chemistry in its main body, but allowing also for relevant highlights from neighboring disciplines, with due focus on structural and mechanistic aspects in all contributions.
By tradition, the program of the "Bürgenstock-Conference" is not published in advance. However, the main areas in which lectures will be given are:
Organic and metal-organic chemistry: discovery and development of new reactions and reagents, transition-metal catalyzed reactions, radical reactions, enantioselective reactions, synthesis of complex molecules and natural products, reactive intermediates, microreactors, theoretical understanding of chemical reactivity.
Supramolecular chemistry and physical organic chemistry: nanoparticles, functional materials, molecular materials for photonics and electronics, microelectronic, biomedicine, energy conversion systems, photovoltaic cells, photo-electrochemical devices.
Chemical biology: mechanobiology, polymer bioconjugates, protein nanoarrays, modulation of protein function, regenerative medicine, drug delivery, proteomics and peptidomics, nanomedicine, unnatural nucleic acid.
The program consists of 14 plenary lectures (60 minutes), each followed by a discussion session of 30 minutes. Thus, there will be ample time for each topic to be presented fully and examined from different angles and perspectives. Lectures and discussions are held in the mornings and the evenings. The afternoons are free for recreation, informal discussions, and poster sessions.