Professor István E. Markó

Academic Record Awards Fellowships Scientific Refereeing of Publications
Industrial Consultant Professional Comittee Main research  


Academic Record


1974 - 1978 B. Sc. (Summa Cum Laude) "Novel Approach Towards Prostaglandin Syntheses"
Universite catholique de Louvain (Belgium)
1978 - 1983 Ph. D. Thesis (Summa Cum Laude) "Semi-synthesis of Tricyclic Penicillins" with Prof. L. Ghosez and in collaboration with Union Chimique Belge
Universite catholique de Louvain (Belgium)
1983 - 1985 Post-Doctoral Associate "Intramolecular Keteniminium Cycloadditions. A New Route Towards Prostaglandins" with Prof. L. Ghosez
Universite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)
1985 - 1987 Post-Doctoral Associate, "Biomimetic Total Synthesis of Monoterpene Indole Alkaloids and Binary Vinca Alkaloids" with Prof. M. E. Kuehne
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 05405 (USA)
1987 - 1988 Post-Doctoral Associate, "The Catalytic Asymmetric Osmylation of Olefins" with ProfK. B. Sharpless
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 02139 (USA)
1988 - 1989 Lecturer Grade A
University of Sheffield
1990 - 1993 Promoted Lecturer Grade B
University of Sheffield
1993 to date Professor
Universite catholique de Louvain




1979 Prize-Winner of : Concours Universitaire
1983 Prize-Winner of : Prix J. S. Stas
1984 Prize-Winner of : Prix P. Bruylants
1989 R.S.C. Perkin Division Academic Staff Conference Award
1989 Nuffield Foundation Award to Newly Appointed Science Lectures
1990 Royal Society Parliamentary Grant
1994 Zeneca Fellow (til 1997)
1995 Merck Young Investigator Award
1996 Merck Fellow (1996 - 1997)
1996 Prix Triennal de la Société Royale de Chimie (Belgium)




1978 - 1981 Ph. D. Fellowship from the Institut pour l'encouragement de la Recherche Scientifique dans l'Industrie et l'Agriculture (IRSIA)
1981 - 1983 Ph. D. Fellowship from the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS)
1983 - 1985 Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS)
1985 - 1987 Postdoctoral Fellowship from the NATO Scientific Research Grant


Professional Societies


1978 - 1995 Belgian Chemical Society
1995 to date Chairman of the European Chemical Society


Scientific Refereeing of Publications



Referee for Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. Chem. Rev., Org. Biomol. Chem.., J. Org. Chem., Synlett, Tetrahedron Letters, Tetrahedron, Org. Lett., ARKIVOC, Science, Chem. A. Eur. J., J. Mol. Catal. A., Eur. J. Org. Chem., C. C. C. C., ...


Industrial Consultant to


1. Janssen Pharmaceutica
2. Merck Sharp & Dohme
3. Rhodia
4. Eurobioscreen
5. Ecosynth


Scientific Committee


  S.E.R.C. : Asymmetric Synthesis LINK Programme Management Committee
COST : Management and Technical Committees


Professional Committee


  Advisory Board of Perkin Elmer Publication
Chairman of the European Chemical Society
Member of the Editorial Board of ARKIVOC
Member of the Editorial Board of C.C.C.C.
Member of the Editorial Board of ChemSusChem




  French, English and Hungarian


Main research areas


  -Short, efficient and stereocontrolled total synthesis of natural products.
-Development of new methodologies based on multiple bonds and rings formation.
-Asymmetric catalysis with and without metals.
-New organometallic reagents.
-Anionic polycyclisation reactions
-Electroorganic synthesis
-Development of ecological processes.


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