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The 22nd Annual Review Meeting: Latest Developments in Organic Synthesis

22nd Annual Review Meeting

25 Sep 2015

This year will see the 22nd instalment of the SCI Young Chemists' Panel's popular 'Annual Review Meeting' (Monday 30 November, SCI HQ). A firm favourite amongst organic and medicinal chemists from both academic and industrial backgrounds, this one-day event brings together a series of review lectures, given by a select number of young UK academics, that each focus on a different area of current research interest. At the meeting all attendees receive hard copies of the lecture materials, which provide great support to the lectures themselves and function as excellent aide memoires; a feature of this meeting that is particularly well received. In addition to the review lectures, leading academic or high profile industrial figures are invited to talk about their own research. Recent keynote speakers include Varinder Aggarwal, Lukas Gooßen, Eric Carreira, Darren Dixon, Tim Donohoe and Matthew Gaunt.

This year’s meeting is entitled 'Latest Developments in Organic Synthesis' and will address key areas of contemporary synthetic organic chemistry, namely catalysis and new synthetic technologies. The review lectures will be based around a diverse range of catalysis themes, such as enzyme, organo- and dual catalysis, as well as lectures covering photochemistry and new developments in organofluorine methodology. The meeting will deliver a comprehensive overview of the topics, highlighting new methods and reviewing the latest applications and concepts in these areas. Particular attention will be given to demystifying those techniques that may be less familiar to an organic chemistry audience. The keynote lecture for 2015 will be presented by Prof Hon Wai Lam, current holder of the GSK Chair of Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Nottingham.

A poster session will run during the day and is an excellent opportunity for graduates and post-graduates to showcase their current research in a lively and stimulating environment. This year each delegate will receive a vote to choose the winner of the poster prize. (If you are interested in submitting a poster please send a maximum one A4 page abstract to conferences@soci.org with the subject line '22nd Annual Review Meeting - poster submission' by Friday 23 October 2015). The organising committee is grateful to UCB and Takeda for supporting the organic chemistry community in the UK by generously sponsoring this important annual event.

Further details, including the full programme and more information on registration for the meeting, are available via the link below. To take advantage of the early bird deadline, please register before Friday 16 October.

An exhibition will run alongside the conference during refreshment breaks, for companies and related organisations that may wish to exhibit. For further information and prices please email conferences@soci.org.

This year’s meeting has been put together by Mark Betson (Peakdale Molecular), Chris Bray (Queen Mary University of London), Richard Castledine (Fine Contract Research), Chris Jones (Queen Mary University of London) and Wes Moran (Huddersfield University).

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