Our group members Niels Reintjens , Prathap Kaniraj and Ruben Andringa  gave lectures during the yearly Wageningen Symposium. The topics included: ‘Protection group-free reductive chlorination and thiolation of glycosides via trityl hydrazones’ (Niels Reintjens), ‘Two in One: Asymmetric Total Synthesis of the Mycobacterial Glycolipids Pentaacyl Trehalose (PATs)’ (Prathap Kaniraj and ‘Total synthesis of dissectol A’ (Ruben Andringa). Prof. Minnaard announced The Backer-KNCV prize 2021 which was won by our previous group member Mira Holzheimer for her PhD-thesis titled ‘On the Total Synthesis of Archaeal and Mycobacterial Natural Products’.

Most group members joined the symposium and shared a nice dinner.