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Lindsey at the 2024 International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry Congress

Dr. Jon Lindsey, Professor of chemistry and Glaxo Distinguished University Chair at NC State University
Dr. Jon Lindsey
Professor of Chemistry, Glaxo Distinguished University Chair
NC State University

Dr. Jon Lindsey, Professor and Glaxo Distinguished University Chair with the Department of Chemistry at NC State University, has been invited to deliver a plenary talk at the 29th Congress of the International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry (ISHC 2024), which will be held in Aveiro, Portugal, in July. The talk will be on the Synthesis of Bacteriochlorophylls, Nature’s Near-Infrared Absorbers.

This series of meetings was initiated in 1967 with the “First International Congress of Heterocyclic Chemistry” that took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Since then, the ISHC congresses have established themselves as a major forum for the advancement of heterocyclic chemistry, attracting hundreds of participants.

As in previous editions of the scientific meeting of the International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry, ISHC 24 will feature the most advanced topics in heterocyclic chemistry presented by leading international experts. Special focus will be given to novel methods in heterocyclic synthesis and the application of heterocycles in medicinal chemistry, sustainable chemistry and materials.

Jonathan S. Lindsey (b. 1956) grew up in Indiana, did his undergraduate studies at Indiana University in Bloomington (1974–1978), and graduate and postdoctoral studies (1978–1984) at Rockefeller University with Prof. David C. Mauzerall.  He was on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University for 12 years before joining North Carolina State University in 1996.  His interests concern the science and creation of tetrapyrrole macrocycles (porphyrins, chlorins, bacteriochlorins) and their roles in photosynthesis-like phenomena.  A sizeable focus over the years has concerned synthetic methodology in the tetrapyrrole arena.  To advance the photosciences, he also has developed the PhotochemCAD program and spectral databases.