2nd CHAOS Summer School: Athens, Greece.

10‐13 September 2019

National and Kapodistrian University of AthensDepartment of Chemistry​
Athens, Greece 

University of Athens in Numbers

  • oldest (est. 1837) university in Greece
  • oldest university in the eastern Mediterranean area and the Balkans peninsula
  • 63,000 students (graduates & undergraduates)
  • 1,900 faculty members,

Department of Chemistry

  • established 1918
  • about 150 undergraduate and 150 post-graduate (MSc and PhD) students are admitted to the department every year
  • 39 faculty members
  • 8 laboratories (including the Laboratory of Organic Chemistry)

 

Bus #250 from Evangelismos metro station (Athens city center)

Ride: ~20 minutes, Ticket: 1.40 (valid for 90 minutes incl. metro)

Athens city center from Athens International Airport:

45 minutes via metro (10) / 45-55 minutes via express bus (6)

Location:  Athens, Greece (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)

 

Dates:  10-13 September 2019

 

Budget (estimated)

Trainees Grants40 students from abroad (about 500-550 € per person). This is fixed grant for all trainees and any extra expenses will not be reimbursed. 

Trainers Expenses6 trainers from abroad will be reimbursed as per COST rules.

 

SponsorsPharmaceutical and chemical companies are being contacted. 

Confirmed: COST, VIORYL, Tech-Line SA

 

Participants

Trainees40 students from abroad and 15 students from Greece (55 trainees in total)

                 (PhD candidates, MSc students, Post-doctoral fellows)

Trainers6 from abroad and 4 to 6 from Greece (10 to 12 tutors in total)

 

Organizers

School Coordinator:
Georgios C. Vougioukalakis (vougiouk@chem.uoa.gr)

Organizing Committee:
Christoforos G. Kokotos, Georgios C. Vougioukalakis, Alexandros Zorgafos

Local Organizing Assistants: Post-graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from the National and

                                                Kapodistrian University of Athens and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Hands-on Training / Workshops

Structure Elucidation by X-ray Crystallography: a) Experimental Principles, b) Data Collection, c) Structure Solution and Refinement: 3 hours lectures + 3 hours of hands-on training in NKUA Chemistry Department computer rooms.
Computational Chemistry: a) Basic Principles of Computational Chemistry, b) Molecular Modeling Employing Freeware Programs and Gausian09: 1 hour lecture + 2 hours of hands-on training in NKUA Chemistry Department computer rooms.

Lectures’ Topics (1 hour for each topic)
Ruthenium(II)-Catalyzed C-H Activation
Functionalization of C-H Bonds by Gold Photoredox Catalysis
Synthetic Access to Catalysts
Stereoselective Cross-Dehydrogenative Coupling (CDC) Reactions
C-H Insertions with Gold Carbene Species
Oxidative Coupling Reactions by First-Row Transition Metals
Hydrogen Atom Transfers in Radical Reactions: Basic Principles and Applications
Hydrogen Atom Transfers in Radical Reactions: C–H Activation
3d Transition Metals for C-H Activation
Gold-catalyzed Hydroarylation and Arylation Reactions
Cooperative Catalysis and E-H / C-H Activation
Use of NHCs in Catalysis

Students and Tutors Interaction – Cultural Activities
Visit and Guided Tour to the Acropolis Museum
Visit and Guided Tour to Acropolis and the Parthenon

CHAOS Trainers

2nd CHAOS Summer School

Hands-on Training / Workshops Tutors

Prof. Dr. Thomas Mavromoustakos

Computational Chemistry

Prof. Dr. Thomas Mavromoustakos and co workers Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Department of Chemistry Greece

Dr. Vassilis P. Psycharis

Structure Elucidation by X-ray Crystallography

Research Director, National Centre for Scientific Research Demokritos
Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Greece

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Dr. Catherine Raptopoulou

Structure Elucidation by X-ray Crystallography

Research Director, National Centre for Scientific Research Demokritos
Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Greece

CHAOS Trainers

2nd CHAOS Summer School

Lectures Tutors

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Prof. Dr. Lutz Ackermann

University of Göttingen

Institute for Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Germany

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Prof. Dr. Didier Bourissou

Paul Sabatier University

Professor, Paul Sabatier University Laboratoire Hétérochimie Fondamentale et Appliquée France
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Prof. Dr. A. Stephen K. Hashmi

Heidelberg University

Professor, Heidelberg University Institute of Organic Chemistry Germany
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Prof. Dr. Steven P. Nolan

Ghent University

Professor, Ghent University
Department of Chemistry
Belgium

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Prof. Dr. Doron Pappo

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Professor, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Department of Chemistry
Israel

Philippe Renaud

Prof. Dr. Philippe Renaud

University of Berne

Professor, University of Berne
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Switzerland

You can download the Training School Program here,

http://cost-chaos.org/media/docs/CHAOS-2nd-training-school-program.pdf

Advice will be provided to both Tutors and Students, but it is not possible to arrange accommodation for the participants. Athens provides numerous accommodation options. Need to book early.

TRAVEL INFORMATION AND ACCOMMODATION SUGGESTIONS

Travel to and from the airport

  • • By Subway

Trains from the airport to the city centre (Syntagma station) depart every 30mins starting at 06:30 until 23:30 (Blue line on the metro map). Time travel from the airport to Syntagma is 38 min.

Trains from Syntagma station bound for the airport depart every 30 min starting at 5:40 until 23:06.

A one-way subway ticket costs 10 euros.

Visit the following link for the timetable:

https://www.athensairporttaxi.com/metro/timetable-from-airport

  • • By Bus

X95 links Athens airport with Syntagma square. The bus stop is located between Exits 4 & 5 at the arrivals level.

X95 departs from the airport/Syntagma square approximately every 15-20 min on a 24/7 basis.

Ticket costs 6 euros one-way or 3 euros for students when you present your student ID as well as people 65 years old or older.

https://www.athensairportbus.com/en/timetable/x95airporttoathensdowntown.html

  • • By taxi

Taxi to the city centre costs approximately 38 euros between 5:00 and 00:00 and about 50 euros between 00:00 and 5:00.

Buses from the city centre to the University of Athens

  • • From Evangelismos metro station

Take bus No. 250. The bus enters the university campus giving you the best access to the Chemistry Department.

Alternatively, take bus No. 608 from either Evangelismos or Panepistimio metro stations and get down at the very last stop (see the map that follows).

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School Coordinator: Georgios C. Vougioukalakis

National and Kapodistrian
University of Athens
Department of Chemistry

Athens, Greece
(National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)

Organizers

School Coordinator: Georgios C. Vougioukalakis (vougiouk@chem.uoa.gr)
Organizing Committee: Christoforos G. Kokotos, Georgios C. Vougioukalakis, Alexandros Zorgafos
Local Organizing Assistants: Post‐graduate students and post‐doctoral fellows from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki