Welcome to TOKS XVIII

Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy – University of Southern Denmark 2023

After several years marked by covid-cancellations, it is with pleasure that we can now finally announce that Træf for Organisk Kemi-Studerende (TOKS) XVIII is back!

3rd – 4th of February 2023

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Confirmed Key speakers:

Ph.d Christian Wenzel Tornøe

Principal Scientist – Novo Nordisk, Denmark

Organic synthesis – Click Chemistry and drug discovery


Click chemistry – a Nobel Dicovery

Christian completed his undergraduate studies and Ph.D. with Nobel laureate Morten Meldal at the Carlsberg Laboratory in 2002. He then worked 10 years on small-molecule drug discovery at H. Lundbeck A/S and Neurosearch focusing on CNS disorders. After joining Novo Nordisk A/S in 2011 he has used solid-phase peptide synthesis and native chemical ligation to drive drug discovery. The talk will cover the discovery of the click reaction and how it is used in drug discovery at Novo Nordisk.

Prof. David A. Leigh

University of Manchester, Great Britain


Supramolecular chemistry – Molecular machines

Prof. Christopher J. Schofield

University of Oxford, Great Britain


Medicinal chemistry – Antibacterial resistance & Oxygenases

Prof. Jan-Erling Bäckvall

University of Stockholm, Sweden


Organic synthesis – Directed evolution, Organometallic, Biomimetric oxidation