LIT Conference 2023

As a part of our first funding period, the graduates of the CRC 325 will host the first Conference on Light Induced Transformations (LIT) in Regensburg, Germany. We are looking forward to bringing people with a passion for photocatalysis together.

The main program of the conference will consist of six plenary and eight keynote talks given by invited speakers. There will also be short talks from both our CRC members and talented junior researchers. Feel free to apply for one and share your work with the photocatalysis community!

For social and networking purposes there will be two poster sessions with snacks and drinks, a conference dinner and a power hour (more information below). We encourage all the participants to share their research with the community by presenting a poster in one of the two sessions.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Jessica Anna is an associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania. She is an expert in ultrafast multidimensional spectroscopy. The motivation of her group's research is to understand the light induced dynamics of photocatalytic systems as well as natural light harvesting complexes. Her expertise reaches from natural over organic to inorganic systems, combing biology, chemistry, and physics.

Leticia González is the head of the Institute of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Vienna. Her work has greatly advanced the field of computational photochemistry and includes highly accurate simulations of linear and non-linear spectra, excited state dynamics and the energy transfer processes relevant to photocatalysis. Additionally, the development of the SHARC program in her group has added a valuable tool to the toolbox of computational chemists studying light-induced transformations. 

Corinna Schindler is a Professor for Chemistry at the University of Michigan. Her research deals with fundamental issues of biological relevance using innovations in modern synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry. For example, she reported strategic applications of photocatalysis on cycloaddition reactions to build up complex structures containing azetidine and 1- or 2-azetine moieties. These functional groups are of great importance in the synthesis of natural products and for biological applications.

Abigail Doyle is a professor at the Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her group has developed numerous contributions to nickel chemistry and its combination with photocatalysis in various C-X and C-H functionalizations. Their research toolbox also includes the implementation of state-of-the-art computer science to the prediction of the reaction outcome.

Takashi Ooi is a well-regarded organic chemist interested in catalysis development. His research focuses on the utilization of tailor-made chiral catalysts enabling stereoselective reactions by hydrogen bonding interaction. In this context, he also developed bifunctional catalysts. Due to increasing popularity of light as a reagent, he expanded his knowledge to photochemical applications creating new protocols for C-H- activation.

Tehshik Yoon is one of the leading synthetic organic photochemists. His research covers visible light photocatalysis, where he is famous for exploiting the photoactivity of transition metal chromophores for organic synthesis. He is also interested in enantioselective photochemistry and has come up with fascinating concepts in this area.


Universität Regensburg, Vielberth-Gebäude
Universitätsstraße 31
93053 Regensburg


4th - 6th October, 2023


More details about the arrival by car or public transport to the conference venue can be found here.

Power Hour

As a part of our social program, there will be a power hour. Graduates of our CRC will host five sessions with 15 people each and discuss specific topics with you:

  • Career Options after Ph.D. and Postdoc
  • What Type of Person are you?
  • Time Management in Research
  • Mental Health in Research
  • Networking: How to find the Right Contacts


You can download the preliminary program of the conference here.

Find a flyer here.


If you want to be part of the LIT Conference 2023, please use the registration form below or click here.

The template for your abstract submission can be found here.

Submit your abstract as .pdf here.