Philipp Lachenmann: DELPHI Rationale


Bohlmann Lecture

Since 2004, the Bohlmann Lecture has been supported by the Ernst Schering Foundation. The lecture is organized annually by the Department of Chemistry of the Technical University of Berlin.

The Ernst Schering Foundation sponsors the lecture to strengthen the international networking of scientists and make visible renowned experts as role models for young scientists. In addition, the lecture makes it possible for a broader public to partake in the latest scientific findings.

The Bohlmann Lecture was launched by the Technical University of Berlin and Schering AG in 1989 on the occasion of the retirement of Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Bohlmann, who held the Chair of Organic Chemistry at the Technical University of Berlin since 1959.

Bohlmann Lecture 2016

Prof. Dr. Frances Arnold

California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, USA
“Innovating with Evolution: Expanding the Enzyme Universe”


Bohlmann Lecture 2015

Prof. Dr. Phil Baran

The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Kalifornien, USA
„Studies in Natural Product Synthesis“


Bohlmann Lecture 2014

Prof. Dr. François Diederich

Laboratory of Organic Chemistry at ETH Zurich
“Acetylene and Cumulene Scaffolding: From Optoelectronic and Chiroptical Molecular Materials to Supramolecular Systems”


Bohlmann Lecture 2013

Prof. Dr. David Milstein
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot/Israel
"Discovery of Metal-Catalyzed Reactions for Sustainable Chemistry”


Bohlmann Lecture 2012

Prof. Dr. David W.C. MacMillan
Frick Chemistry Laboratory, Chemistry Department, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA

“New Catalysis Concepts”


Bohlmann Lecture 2011

Prof. Ei-Ichi Negishi
Herbert C. Brown Distinguished Professor of Organic Chemistry at Purdue University, West Lafayette | Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2010

"Magical Power of d-Block Transition Metals – Pd-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling and ZACA Reaction"

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Bohlmann Lecture 2010

Professor Ada E. Yonath
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2009
"The amazing ribosome, its tiny enemies and hints of its origin”


Bohlmann Lecture 2009

Professor Gerhard Ertl
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2007
“Elementary Steps in Heterogeneous Catalysis”


Bohlmann Lecture 2008

Professor Richard R. Schrock, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

2005 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

“Monoalkoxide Monopyrrolide Olefin Metathesis Catalysts of Molybdenum: High Turnover, Variability and Asymmetry at the Metal”


Bohlmann Lecture 2007

Professor Aaron Ciechanover, Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), Haifa

2004 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

“The Ubiquitin System: From Bench to Bedside"

Bohlmann Lecture 2006

Professor Robert H. Grubbs, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

2005 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

“Olefin Metathesis: From Fundamental Science to Applications”

Bohlmann Lecture 2005

Professor Christopher T. Walsh, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

“Tailoring of Natural Products by Biosynthetic Halogenations”

Bohlmann Lecture 2004

Professor Manfred T. Reetz, Max Planck Institute of Coal Research, Mühlheim/Ruhr

“Directed Evolution of Enantioselective Enzymes”

Bohlmann Lecture 2003

Professor Peter B. Dervan, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

“Molecular Recognition of DNA by Small Molecules”

Bohlmann Lecture 2002

Professor Samuel J. Danishefsky, Columbia University, New York, NY

“On the Awesome Power of Chemical Sysnthesis”


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