4 December 2019

26th SCI Annual Review Meeting – Catalysis and Enabling Technologies for Synthesis

Organised by:

SCI's Young Chemists' Panel

London, UK

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The 26th Annual Review Meeting - Catalysis and Enabling Technologies for Synthesis, organised by SCI's Young Chemists' Panel, will address key areas of contemporary synthetic organic chemistry. An exciting line-up of leading early career academics will deliver a series of review lectures covering a range of topics, including photoredox catalysis, biocatalysis, chemoinformatics, and automated reaction optimisation. The meeting will deliver a comprehensive overview of the material, highlight new methods and introduce (potential) industrial application. The review lectures will be supported by two plenary speakers: Prof Varinder Aggarwal FRS from the University of Bristol and Prof Guy Lloyd-Jones FRS from the University of Edinburgh.

Poster abstracts submission deadline - Friday 15 November 2019. Please see below for further details.

The meeting is ideally suited to those working in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or agrochemical industries who want to develop their knowledge in key areas. It is also aimed at those in academia, particularly graduates and post-graduates with a background in synthesis and catalysis. A booklet will be provided to all participants containing the lecture materials as well as extensive literature references that will be an excellent resource for years to come.
10.00 Registration
10.30 Welcome and Introduction
10.35 Recent developments in photoredox catalysis
Dr James Cuthbertson, University of Nottingham
11.20 Refreshment break, posters and exhibition
11.40 Advances in metalloenzymes for biocatalysis
Dr Anca Pordea, University of Nottingham
12.25 Keynote lecture: Synthesis and Catalysis in a Boron World
Prof Varinder Aggarwal FRS, University of Bristol
13.25 Lunch, posters and exhibition
14.15 Automated reaction optimisation
Dr Richard Bourne, University of Leeds
15.00 Chemoinformatics in catalysis
Dr Marc Reid, University of Strathclyde
15.45 Refreshment break, posters and exhibition


Keynote lecture: Deconvoluting anionic / ate-mechanisms and other kinetic conundra
Prof Guy Lloyd-Jones FRS, University of Edinburgh
17.15 Networking Reception

Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Early bird fees before Friday 15 November 2019

£125   SCI Member
£45   SCI Student Member
£65   SCI Subsidised Member
£175   Non-Member

Standard fees after Friday 15 November 2019

£170   SCI Member
£55   SCI Student Member
£90   SCI Subsidised Member
£240   Non-Member

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Call for Posters

If you would like to present a poster, please send an abstract of maximum one A4 page or 300 words including schemes and references and indicating title and authors to a.j.cresswell@bath.ac.uk by Friday 15 November 2019 with the subject line "26th Annual review meeting – poster submission".

Organising Committee
  • Ed Emmett, SCI / Syngenta
  • Ben Partridge, SCI / Sheffield University
  • Alex Cresswell, SCI / University of Bath
  • Nessa Carson, SCI / AMRI

Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference during refreshment breaks for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. For further information and prices, please email conferences@soci.org. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.