Organic chemistry students in the final year of their doctoral studies at UK universities (working in synthesis, mechanistic studies, methodology, medicinal chemistry or analysis) are invited to submit applications to present their work at this regional half-day symposia. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday 16 March 2018.
The winning speakers in each symposium will receive a £200 cash prize and the £100 will be awarded as a runner-up prize. Travel costs are refunded for all speakers selected. There are no entry or registration fees for speakers or attendees.
Students interested in presenting their work, or anyone who would like further information about these events, are encouraged to speak to their supervisor, and contact Dr Iain Simpson. Please download a nomination form for submission here.
Day 1 - 19 April 2018
- Registration and refreshments
- Welcome and introduction Iain Simpson, AstraZeneca
- Electron transfer and hydride transfer pathways in the Stoltz-Grubbs reducing system (KOtBu/Et3SiH) Andrew Smith, University of Strathclyde
- Advancements in selective gold catalysis Daniel Sutherland, Heriot-Watt University
- From kinetic to dynamic resolution: methodology and applications Stefania Musolino, University of St Andrews
- Targeting a chemical probe for the Cats Eye Syndrome chromosome region, candidate 2 (CECR2) bromodomain Simon Lucas, GSK / University of Strathclyde
- Counterion activated earth-abundant metal catalysis Riaz Agahi, University of Edinburgh
- Refreshment break
- Total synthesis of 11-acetoxy-4-deoxyasbestinin D Angus Campbell, University of Glasgow
- Computationally guided rational ligand design of Iridium catalysts for hydrogen isotope exchange Gary Knox, University of Strathclyde
- Towards the total synthesis of dolabelide C using a silicon-tether ring-closing metathesis strategy Alexander Tiniakos, University of Glasgow.
- The design and synthesis of molecular tools for probing biological function: A fragment based approach to PYCR1 inhibition Kirsty Milne, University of Strathclyde
- Towards a unified biomimetic approach to the brevianamide alkaloids Robert Cracknell, University of Edinburgh
- Closing remarks
- Wine reception and prizes
Venue and Contact
University of Edinburgh
Lecture theatre T100, School of Chemistry
University of Edinburgh
Joseph Black Building
David Brewster Road
Dr Iain Simpson, University of Edinburgh
This event is FREE to attend.
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