ACS Organic Flash Talk Video Prize for Iakovos Saridakis


Iakovos Saridakis, PhD student in the Maulide group, was among the winners of the worldwide ACS Organic Flash Talk competition, an online contest in which organic chemistry students were encouraged to present their research in a highly condensed video format (max. 1 minute).

For this competition, brought into being as a response to the limitations imposed by the Corona crisis and accepting entries from April to May, Iakovos presented the chemistry of cyclobutenes, as well as their use in natural product syntheses and potential future applications.

Given the short available time of one minute, designing a well-rounded presentation that also included the perspecitves of his chemistry proved especially challenging – efforts that were recognised and awarded by a distinguished international jury of organic chemists.