The Nicolaou Taxol total synthesis, published by K

Nicolaou and his group in 1994 concerns the total synthesis of Taxol

Synthesis of Taxol by Kyriacos C. Nicolaou (1994)

"I'm especially pleased to have Dr. Nicolaou here in Shanghai to share his knowledge of organic synthesis," said Dr. Ge Li, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WuXi AppTec. "WuXi AppTec is one of the largest employers of synthetic chemists in the world. We will apply the messages in his lecture to our efforts to produce bioactive molecules for the world's leading pharmaceutical companies."

Complete schematic view of the 1994 Taxol's synthesis performed by Kyriacos C. Nicolaou

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March 17, 2009 – Shanghai, China – WuXi AppTec (NYSE: WX), a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device research and development outsourcing company with operations in China and the United States, is honored to have Prof. K. C. Nicolaou, the leading authority of the world on natural product total synthesis, as a WuXi AppTec Science Seminar Series lecturer to share his experience and expertise with our company's scientists today. Total Synthesis is a process of creating complex organic molecules from simpler compounds.

Dr. Nicolaou is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a foreign member of the Academy of Athens. He holds numerous honorary degrees from leading universities. He is author or co-author of more than 60 patents, more than 675 publications, and four books, including textbooks on total synthesis.