On to day two of the symposium series, this time at University of Tokyo’s fantastic new auditorium.
The international speakers were joined by a great line-up of researchers from the Tokyo area. First up was Professor Keisuke Suzuki from University of Tokyo, giving a great tour of his research on synthesis of hybrid natural products.
MedChemComm Advisory Board member Professor Mikiko Sodeoka from RIKEN presented some really nice work on trifluoromethylation of olefins and then the day was rounded off with a fantastic talk from Professor Hiroaki Suga (University of Tokyo) on his innovative peptide research.
As in Sendai we heard some really nice talks from a number of early career researchers: Professor Keiji Mori (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology), Professor Yuichiro Hirayama (University of Shizuoka), Professor Shuhei Kusumoto and My Shunichiro Kato (both from University of Tokyo).
Many thanks to Professor Masayuki Inoue for hosting a great day!