Greetings from the Rector of KFU

Greetings from the Rector of Kazan Federal University

Dear friends!    

Kazan Federal University is pleased to announce Markovnikov Congress on Organic Chemistry devoted to the 150th Anniversary of Markovnikov rule during June 24-28, 2019 at Kazan, Russia.

Kazan University is one of the oldest universities in Russia, which will celebrate the 215th anniversary of the foundation in 2019. Outstanding scientists and graduates brought him world fame, and university culture had a beneficial effect on the development of the city of Kazan, Tatarstan and Russia.

In this context, Kazan Chemical School occupies a special place. Russian tradition in chemistry was born in Kazan University during the 1840’s and is associated with the scientific and pedagogical activities of Karl Klaus (1796–1864), Nikolai Zinin (1812–1880), and their disciple Alexander Butlerov (1828–1886). Vladimir Markovnikov was the first and probably the most talented student of Butlerov. He was not only a student of Butlerov but also the main disciple of the Butlerov’s theory of chemical structure.

Vladimir Markovnikov is the outstanding representative of the Kazan Chemical School, the one of the founders of the principles of the mutual influence of atoms in organic molecules, who in the walls of Kazan University formulated and proved one of the key rules of modern organic chemistry. In 2019, we will celebrate 150th anniversary of the Markovnikov Rule discovery.  It is the famous rule on the regioselectivity of electrophilic addition to unsaturated compounds, which has entered the science to such an extent that it is designated only by the first letter of the author's surname - "M".

Markovnikov left a bright mark not only at Kazan University. In 1873, V. Markovnikov moved to Moscow and started to teach chemistry in the Moscow University. He founded the Moscow Chemical School there.

Markovnikov Congress will be a platform for the presentations and exposures of new trends and advances of the research work to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Organic Chemistry. Furthermore, it is opportunity to join the international community in your field of interest and experience and explore Kazan, Russia.
I invite you to take this opportunity to join us for academic exchange and visit our city Kazan, Russia.
I am looking forward to seeing you in Kazan, Russia in June, 2019!!!

Rector of Kazan Federal University,                                             
Professor I.R.Gafurov