2 November 2020

27th SCI Young Chemist in Industry 2020

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SCI's Young Chemist Panel

Online Webinar 14:00-16:00(+30min optional) GMT

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This meeting will be of interest to industrial chemists to discover what their contemporaries are working on in other companies and other areas of research, but also for academic chemists who want to find out the different challenges and focus that working in an industrial setting offers. It also presents a superb opportunity for younger chemists to showcase their industrial research to an external audience. Prizes will be awarded for the best talk and runners-up. In addition, a lecture from a leading industrial chemist will conclude the proceedings. This year’s event will be run as an online webinar allowing chemists from all over the country to take part with ease. The event will also be in a slightly different format than previous years, with shorter talks and an optional networking event to conclude – the entire event will be two hours in duration.


This meeting is aimed at chemists working in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or agrochemical sector and would provide them with a unique opportunity to discover what their contemporaries do in other branches of the industry. The meeting would also appeal to graduates and post-graduates with a background in organic chemistry. Attendees will be able to submit questions during the presentations and participate in voting for their favourite talk.


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Route design and process development to find a solid synthesis of GalNAc.
Chris Parsons, AstraZeneca
A photoaffinity-based fragment screening platform for efficient identification of Protein ligands
Emma Grant, GlaxoSmithKline
Almac’s Flow Assisted Synthesis Technology (FAST) platform for overcoming challenging reactions
Megan Smyth, Almac group
A new process for the synthesis of rilpivirine hydrochloride, a NNRTI used for the treatment of HIV infection
Marc Perez, Minakem
Acetylation of the catalytic lysine inhibits kinase activity in PI3Kδ
Julie Fournier, GlaxoSmithKline
Keynote speaker: Fun and Joy of Process Chemistry: An Insider’s Perspective
Dr Mukund Chorghade, Chief Scientific Officer at THINQ Pharma
Prize giving and conclusion
Round table
Webinar close


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Organising Committee
  • Sophie Bertrand, SCI / GSK
  • Heather Johnston, SCI / Sygnature Discovery
  • Adam Smalley, SCI / UCB
  • Rosemary Croft, SCI / Syngenta
Conference Team

    Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561
    Email: conferences@soci.org