May 12, 2017
Professor Patrick Harran
Professor Patrick Harran was awarded the 31st Yoshida Lectureship from the International Organic Chemistry Foundation (IOCF) in Japan. 
In recognition of his “outstanding contributions to organic chemistry”, Harran presented two lectures, titled “Tactics and Strategy in Complex Molecule Synthesis”, at Kyoto and Osaka Universities as part of a six-city, eight university Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) foundation sponsored fellowship tour in Japan.
On April 7th, he presented a lecture at the Graduate School of Engineering at Kyoto University, and on April 10th, at the Graduate School of Science at Osaka University. Pictured right is the plaque Harran received from the IOCF.
Harran was invited to Japan by the two organizations mentioned above (IOCF and JSPS), as well as Professor Masahiro Murakami from the Department of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry Graduate School of Engineering at Kyoto University.
During his 20-day visit, in addition to stops in Kyoto and Osaka, Harran gave JSPS lectures at universities throughout Japan including; Nagoya University,Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Tokyo, Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Tohoku University in Sendai, and Kitasato University in Minato,Tokyo. 
The IOCF was established in 2012 with the aim of contributing to academic development in the field of international organic chemistry. The purpose of the IOCF Yoshida Lectureship is to provide opportunities for researchers and students inside or outside the host university to learn about cutting-edge technologies taught in lectures on topics in organic chemistry given by invited foreign researchers, and to help such researchers and students to advance their research activities.
The JSPS was established with an imperial endowment in 1932. During the more than 80 years since, JSPS has initiated and carried out a vast array of programs that are essential to promoting scientific research.
To learn more about Harran’s research, visit his group’s website.