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Conference Description

The main goal of the Batsheva de Rotschild seminar on Strong Bond Activation is to blend young Israeli faculty members and graduate students with world leading Organic chemists to promote scientific interactions and to foster collaboration between participants in a relaxing and friendly environment. For that purpose, a remote location at the lowest place on Earth was chosen for the meeting and the meeting is restricted to a maximum of 100 participants.

The meeting will take place at The Dead Sea Ein Gedi hotel starting from Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 17:00 to Wednesday, October 6 at noon.

The meeting program

Plenary lectures will be of 45 min, while Invited lectures will be of 30. Free time and out-door activities are planned and we intend to offer organized half-day tours to nearby sites such as the Dead-sea, Ein-Gedi Nature Reserve and Masada.

Confirmed speakers

Plenary lecturers

Phil S. Baran The Scripps Research Institute 
Erick M. Carreira│ETH Zurich
Abigail Doyle │Princeton 
David Milstein │WIS
Dirk Trauner │New York University
Jin-Quan Yu │The Scripps Research Institute 

Invited lecturers

Varinder K. Aggarwal  │University of Bristol

Charles Diesendruck │ Technion

Roman DobrovetskyTAU

Micha Fridman  │TAU

Mark Gandelman │Technion

Vladimir Gevorgyan UT Dallas

Ori Gidron │HUJI

Michael J. Krische│ UT Austin

N. Gabriel Lemcoff │BGU

Galia MaayanTechnion

David Margulis │WIS

Ahmad Masarwa HUJI

Anat Milo │BGU

Cristina Nevado│University of Zurich

Berit Olofsson│Stockholm University

Richmond Sarpong│ UC Berkeley

Doug Stephan │University of Toronto

Alex Szpilman │Ariel University

Mariola Tortosa │UAM

Organizer committee

Dmitri Gelman  HUJI 

Ilan MarekTechnion

Doron Pappo BGU

Doron Shabat  TAU 


Please complete the Registration by June 30, 2021. After this date Registration can still be completed but at an increased fee.

Participation in the meeting will be limited to approximately 100 attendees. It is important that registrations be submitted as soon as possible in order to receive prompt consideration by the organizing committee and to ensure participation.

The organizing committee reserved limited number of rooms for the participants. The registration fees include accommodations in Hotel Ein-Gedi and full-board, yet due to budget restrictions, students are requested to share room (2 per room). Please let us know the name of the person sharing your room that we could organize accordingly. 

Please let us know if you have special diet or requests.   

Contact Information

Doron Pappo │ 

Pnina Krief │ 


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