Chemistry Webinar Series

The latest breakthroughs in Chemistry

Explore New Possibilities in Chemistry & Beyond

At Merck, our purpose is to solve the toughest problems in life science by collaborating with the global scientific community. You can be part of this journey! Chemistry Webinar Series is a monthly online event that aims to share scientific knowledge and provide a platform for discourse on the latest research. Hear from experts who are breaking ground on topics such as:

  • Chemical Synthesis
  • Biochemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Advanced Material
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • & many more!

Series Highlights

Register for our upcoming webinars or browse the on-demand webinar library below.

Upcoming Webinar

Professor Mikihiko Naito

Designing Nanomaterials for Battery, Fuel Cell, and Electrolyzer
This webinar will touch on electrocatalysts, electrodes, and devices for battery, fuel cell and water electrolyzer. The presentation will focus on material design, nanoparticle synthesis, nano- and microstructure fabrication, and electrochemical evaluation.

Speaker: Professor Yung-Eun Sung
Professor, Seoul National University
Date: Friday, 21 October 2022
Time: 3:00 PM SGT (GMT+8)

Related Articles

Article: Targeted Protein Degradation and Drug Discovery
The Journal of Biochemistry, 2022

Article: Development of Chimeric Molecules That Degrade the Estrogen Receptor Using Decoy Oligonucleotide Ligands
ACS Med. Chem. Lett., 2022

Article: In Vivo Knockdown of Pathogenic Proteins via Specific and Nongenetic Inhibitor of Apoptosis Protein (IAP)-dependent Protein Erasers (SNIPERs)
J Biol Chem., 2017

Article: Protein Knockdown Using Methyl Bestatin−Ligand Hybrid Molecules: Design and Synthesis of Inducers of Ubiquitination-Mediated Degradation of Cellular Retinoic Acid-Binding Proteins
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010

On-Demand Webinar

Developing sustainable synthetic methods

In this webinar, the challenges associated with Fujiwara–Moritani reaction and sustainable synthetic methods to overcome these challenges will be discussed.

Speaker: Prof. Debabrata Maiti
Professor, IIT Bombay, Department of Chemistry, India
Date: Mon, 11 April, 2022
Time: 01:00 PM SGT (GMT +8)

Professor Mikihiko Naito

Targeted protein degradation and drug discovery

In this webinar, the technologies and compounds that induce targeted protein degradation will be covered.

Speaker: Professor Mikihiko Naito
Project Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Date: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022
Time: 01:00 PM SGT (GMT +8)

 Professor Xiaoming Feng, Professor Ning Jiao, Professor Yizhou Li

RSC–Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Joint Symposium on Chemistry Frontiers: Chemical Science Hot Articles In Organic Synthesis
This symposium is a joint event between Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. Together, we feature some hot articles in Organic Synthesis from Chemical Science (Impact Factor 9.825), the flagship journal of RSC.
Speaker #1: Professor Xiaoming Feng
Professor, Sichuan University, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Speaker #2: Professor Ning Jiao
Professor, Peking University, Associate Editor of Chemical Science
Speaker #3: Professor Yizhou Li
Professor, School of Pharmacal Science, Chongqing University
Date: Thursday, 21 July 2022
Time: 2:00 PM SGT (GMT+8)

 Professor Berit Olofsson

Novel Reactivity in Hypervalent Iodine-Mediated Arylations and Vinylations
Novel methodology will be presented, where diaryliodonium salts and vinylbenziodoxolones are utilized for diarylations and selective vinylations under mild and transition metal-free conditions.

Speaker: Professor Berit Olofsson
Dean of Chemistry, Stockholm University
Date: Friday, 12 August 2022
Time: 3:30 PM SGT (GMT+8)

Professor Cameron Weber, Professor Tony (Antonio) Patti

Green Chemistry: Replacing Hazardous Solvents & Creating Value from "Waste"
Hear from Professor Cameron Weber about some ways that alternative solvents can be designed towards the replacement of hazardous solvents and the creation of more efficient chemical processes. Following that, Professor Tony (Antonio) Patti will share about the valuable chemical components present in food waste and other plant biomass from agricultural production and related food processing.

Speaker #1: Professor Cameron Weber

Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland
Speaker #2: Professor Tony (Antonio) Patti
Professor, School of Chemistry, Monash University
Director, ARC Centre Training Centre for Green Chemistry in Manufacturing
Date: Thursday, 15 September 2022
Time: 11:30 AM SGT (GMT+8)