6月17日，由元素有机化学国家重点实验室主办的元素有机化学前沿小型国际研讨会（Frontiers of EOC）采用线上线下结合的方式在六教422会议室顺利举行，吸引了校内外近200名师生参加。本次会议主题是：Organosilicon Chemistry，由重点实验室固定研究人员赵东兵研究员主持。
会议邀请到了来自美国特拉华大学的Donald Watson教授、德国柏林工业大学的Martin Oestreich教授以及法国索邦大学的Alejandro Perez-Luna教授等三位国际知名专家做主题报告。每场报告结束后，参会师生与报告专家均进行了充分的交流互动，专家们对每一个问题都耐心的详细解答，学术氛围浓烈。
Professor Donald Watson is a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware, USA. He completed this PhD studies at the UC Irvine and postdoctoral studies at both UC Berkeley and MIT. He started his independent academic career at the University of Delaware in 2009. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2015, and Professor in 2018. He also served as Associate Chair for Graduate Studies in his department from 2015-2018. His research program focuses on the development of new synthetic methods, with particular interest in the synthesis of carbon-heteroatom bonds and in transition metal reactivity of main-group electrophiles in cross-coupling reaction.
Professor Martin Oestreich was born in 1971 in Pforzheim, Germany. He is Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Technische Universität Berlin. He received his diploma degree with Paul Knochel (Marburg, 1996) and his doctoral degree with Dieter Hoppe (Münster, 1999). After a two-year postdoctoral stint with Larry E. Overman (Irvine, 1999-2001), he completed his habilitation with Reinhard Brückner (Freiburg, 2001-2005) and was appointed as Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (2006-2011). He also held visiting positions at Cardiff University in Wales (2005), at The Australian National University in Canberra (2010), and at Kyoto University (2018). Martin recently received the Wacker Silicone Award 2021.
Professor Alejandro Perez-Luna is a CNRS Research Director at Sorbonne Université in Paris. He completed a PhD in asymmetric catalysis at Université René Descartes (Paris 5) followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in organometallic chemistry at the University of Geneva. He joined the Institut Parisien de Chimie Moléculaire (IPCM) at Pierre et Marie Curie University (now Sorbonne Université) in 2004 and obtained his habilitation degree in 2012. In the same university, he leads since 2017 the team Reactivité Organometallique et Catalyse pour la Synthèse (ROCS) devoted to metal-mediated synthesis. His recent research activity in this area has focused on combining the radical and polar reactivity of organometallic reagents and on the preparation through original C–Si and C–Ge bond-forming reactions of complex/functionalized organosilanes and organogermanes.