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Symposium 2017

“Natural Products: an ongoing chemist’s success story”

The Swiss Chemical Society and Syngenta are pleased to announce the 4th edition of a one-day symposium entitled “Natural Products: an ongoing chemist’s success story” on Thursday 5th October 2017. The focus will be on cutting-edge research in natural products and their roles in life science for success in chemical innovation. The journey will cover multiple topics from isolation to synthesis and production.

The highlight of the day will be three plenary lectures with Prof. Jon Clardy (Harvard University), Prof. Christian Hertweck (University of Jena), Prof. Scott Snyder (University of Chicago) as well as four invited lectures including Prof. Karl Gademann (ETH Zürich), Prof. Birger Lindberg Møller (University of Copenhagen), Prof. Jieping Zhu (EPFL Lausanne and Dr. Christophe Meyer (ESPCI Paris) and four industrial speakers. A poster session will round out the program over lunch time.

The event will take place at our Syngenta research campus in Stein, close to Basel Switzerland. Attendance is limited to 200 participants and registration will open in July 2017 via this website. Please check the program for more Details.




Plenary lectures:

  • Prof. Jon Clardy (Harvard University)
  • Prof. Christian Hertweck (University of Jena)
  • Prof. Scott Snyder (University of Chicago)


Invited lectures:

  • Prof. Karl Gademann (University of Zurich)
  • Prof. Birger Lindberg Møller (University of Copenhagen)
  • Prof. Jieping Zhu (EPFL Lausanne)
  • Dr. Christophe Meyer (ESPCI, Paris)
  • Dr. Frank Petersen (Novartis, Basel)
  • Dr. Andrés Francesch (Pharmamar, Spain)
  • Dr. Mathilde Lachia (Syngenta, Basel)
  • Dr. Alec Birkbeck (Firmenich, Geneva)

General Information

A maximum of 150 participants can attend the symposium and registration will be possible via our website from July 2017.
The « SCS-Syngenta 2017 symposium: Natural Products: an ongoing chemist’s success story » is taking place on Thursday October 5, 2017. Conferences will start at 08:30 and end up at 17:30, followed by a dining apero. 
Lunch and coffee breaks will be offered (lunch bag).
Location and travel details:
The symposium is taking place at the Syngenta Research site in Stein near Basel, in the main auditorium (WST-810-E-75).
Syngenta Crop Protection Münchwilen AG
Research Chemistry
CH-4332 Stein
From Zurich or Basel, we suggest you take the train to Stein-Säckingen (CH). There is a bus leaving at 07:52, 08:22 or 08:39 to Syngenta (bus 143 direction Laufenburg Bahnhof or Eiken, bus stop Sisseln AG, Syngenta, 6 min. from the station).
For more information, please check SBB website:
For people arriving by car, motorway A3 and Eiken exit, then direction Stein-Säckingen. There is a parking place in front of the site.

Organizing Comitee

Organizing Comitee

  • Dr. Jérôme Cassayre
  • Dr. Camilla Corsi
  • Dr. Alain De Mesmaeker
  • Dr. Mathilde Lachia
  • Dr. Sarah Sulzer

Contact Details

Syngenta Crop Protection Münchwilen AG
CH-4332 Stein / Switzerland