Symposium on the occasion of 80th birthday of Alfred Bader organized by the Masaryk University in Brno

was held on June 14, 2004
at the Museum of Applied Arts, Moravian Gallery,
Husova 14, Brno, Czech RepublicClick for zoom

Dr. Alfred Bader - organic chemist, businessman, art collector and philanthropist. Born in Vienna in 1924, graduated from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, in 1945 and from Harvard University in 1950. In 1951 he founded the Aldrich Chemical Company, which merged with the Sigma Chemical Company of St. Louis in 1975. Sigma-Aldrich is now the world's largest supplier of research chemicals. In the Czech Republic, he has established the Alfred Bader Prize in organic and bioorganic chemistry, awarded annually to young chemists, the Bader Fellowships for doctoral studies in chemistry at renowned American and British universities and for study of art history at museums and galleries, the Josef Loschmidt Chair of Chemistry at the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University.


2.00 pm


Opening: Rector of Masaryk University Jiří Zlatuška and Dean of the Faculty of Science Milan Gelnar

2.10 pm


Plenary lecture: Alfred Bader






Coffee break




3.15 pm


Presentations by Alfred Bader Award Holders
Ivo Starý, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry AS, Praha
Vladimír Havlíček, Microbiology Institute AS, Praha
Michal Hocek, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry AS, Praha
Milan Pour, Pharmaceutical Faculty, Charles University, Hradec Králové
Radek Marek, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno
Tomáš Kraus, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry AS, Praha






Coffee break




4.30 pm


Presentations by Alfred Bader Fellows
Stanislav Jaracz, Columbia University, New York *
Kamil Godula, Columbia University, New York *
Libor Vyklický, IBM, T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights *
Kamil Paruch, Schering-Plough Research Institute, Kenilworth
Miloslav Nič, Institute of Organic Chemistry ICT, Praha
Zora Wörgötter, Moravian Galery, Brno




5.15 pm


Closing: Vice-Rector of Masaryk University Eduard Schmidt






* videoconference with Dean Henry Pinkham, Faculty of Science, Columbia University, New York




Symposium is organized with financial support from: