10 April 2018

29th Regional Postgraduate Symposia on Novel Organic Chemistry - South

Organised by:

SCI's Fine Chemicals Group

UCL, London

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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 Tom Sheppard. Please download a nomination form for submission here.


Day 1 - 10th April 2018

Event Schedule
Towards brighter bioluminescence: synthesis and properties of rigid infra-luciferins Aisha Syed, University College London
Intramolecular hydride transfer onto arynes: transition metal-free C(sp3)-H functionalisation of amines Fahima Idris, Queen Mary University of London
Design and synthesis of fragment-like pyrrolidine-based nucleotide mimetics for use as inhibitors of the DNA repair enzyme AAG Eduard Mas, University of Surrey
Catalytic asymmetric synthesis of geminal-dicarboxylates Nisha Mistry, University of Oxford
Transient imine directing groups for the C(sp3)-H functionalisation of aldehydes and amines Sahra St John-Campbell, Imperial College London
The total synthesis of (+)-β-isosparteine David Wheatley, University of Southampton
Refreshment break
Prebiotic peptide ligation by iterative, sulfide-mediated aminonitrile coupling in water Pierre Canavelli, University College London
Permanganate-mediated oxidative cyclisation of 1,5-dienes with a chiral phase transfer catalyst: synthetic and computational investigations Aqeel Alaa Hussein, University of Southampton
Distal cross-coupling enabled by σ-bond nucleopalladation Alexander Fawcett, University of Bristol
Designed aplyronine warheads for next-generation antibody-drug conjugatese Talia Pettigrew, University Cambridge
Wine reception & prizes
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Venue and Contact

University College London

Ramsay Lecture Theatre
Chemistry Department
University College London
20 Gordon Street

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Dr Tom Sheppard, University College London

+44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: tom.sheppard@ucl.ac.uk

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