16 April 2013

24th Scotland Postgraduate Symposium on Novel Organic Chemistry

Organised by:

SCI's Fine Chemicals Group

Dundee University

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For the 24th consecutive year the Fine Chemicals Group are pleased to announce the 24th Scotland Postgraduate Symposium on Novel Organic Chemistry.

This event invites organic chemistry students in the final year of their doctoral studies at UK universities (in synthesis, mechanistic studies, methodology, medicinal chemistry or analysis) to submit applications to present their work.

Winning speakers in this symposium will receive a cash prize and runners up will also recieve prizes.

Students interested in presenting their work, or anyone who would like further information about these events, are encouraged to speak to their supervisor or contact Prof Ian Gilbert.


Event Day

Event Section
Arrival and refreshments
Opening remarks Chair: Steve Brand
Organocatalytic Asymmetric Functionalisation of Carboxylic Acids Louis C Morrill, University of St Andrews
Approaching Optically-Enriched Conformationally-Locked Morpholines Rachael Bogacki, University of Strathclyde
Design and Synthesis of Coenzyme A Biosynthesis Inhibitors Alan Sewell, University of Glasgow Chair: Laura Cleghorn
Silver Mediated Decarboxylative Cross-Coupling of Azole-4-Carboxylates Jennifer Stephen, University of Edinburgh
Development of Novel Gold(I)-Catalysed Reactions Paul Young, Heriot-Watt University
Nitric Oxide Therapies for the Treatment of Metastatic Prostate Cancer Andrew Nortcliffe, University of St Andrews
Refreshment break Chair: Mark Bell
New Multi-Bond Forming Tandem Processes for the Synthesis of Highly Functionalised Carbocyclic and Heterocyclic Compounds Mark Grafton, University of Glasgow
Target Identification and Mechanism of Action Studies in Folate Metabolism in Trypanosoma brucei Lauren Webster, University of Dundee
Unexpected Cascade and Dearomatisation Pathways en route to Perophoramidine and the Communesins Ross Wilkie, University of St Andrews Chair: Dan Spinks
Synthesis of Benzopyrans by Pd(II) - or Ru(II)-Catalyzed C-H Alkenylation of 2-Aryl-3-hydroxy-2-cyclohexenones Martin D Wieczysty, University of Edinburgh
Closing remarks
Wine reception followed by prize presentation
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Venue and Contact

University of Dundee

University of Dundee, Tower Building, D'Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre (Ground Floor) 
Nethergate, DD1 4HN

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Prof Ian Gilbert, University of Dundee

+44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: sci@dundee.ac.uk

This event is FREE to attend.

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Additional Info
Please note: Refreshments during the day, and the wine reception in the evening, will take place in River Rooms 1&2, on the 9th floor of the Tower Building. The Tower Building is number 1 on the campus map and is only a few minutes' walk from the railway station.