Construction and Deconstruction of Three-Dimensional Molecular Architectures

Tommy was born in Linz, Upper Austria in 1983. In 2002, he moved to Vienna to study chemistry at the University of Vienna. In 2007, he joined the laboratories of Prof. Johann Mulzer and under his guidance he developed enantioselective syntheses of the complex polyketide kendomycin and echinopines A and B [Interesting tidbit: he and another graduate student worked on the echinopines without telling Prof. Mulzer; they finished the synthesis, wrote it up, and presented it to their boss.].

Agricultural Chemistry: Small molecule unsung heros

There continues to be a need for innovation in crop protection technologies to provide a sustainable food supply for the growing population.  Global food protection will require the efforts from many including industry, farmers and government agencies.  Crops, in particular, require continued protection from the pressures of disease, insects and weeds. This talk will highlight several case studies that demonstrate approaches taken within Crop Protection Discovery Chemistry at Corteva™ Agriscience to develop novel small molecules that address these challenges.


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