Automation is a growing field of chemistry, both within industry and academia. Enabling technologies allow synthesis, purification, and testing of organic compounds to be performed not only much faster, but on a smaller scale and with far greater efficiency than traditional methods. For many companies, the dream of closed-loop workflow cycles from compound design to testing and statistical analysis, followed by improvements to the compound design and further testing, are now being realized. Novel robotics for solid and liquid dispensing, flow chemistry, reaction monitoring, physical manipulation, and compound purification are continually being developed. Industrial chemists are increasingly exposed to new automation, whether in the form of high-throughput screening of compounds against targets (or targets against compounds), in reaction optimization for process or medicinal chemistry, or in measurement of physicochemical parameters such as drug solubility.
This symposium brings together leading researchers in this field for an exciting day of talks, posters and discussion. The event is focussed on all kinds of automation in chemistry, including parallel synthesis for medicinal chemistry, high-throughput chemistry, cheminformatics, and physical property measurements. Prof Lee Cronin (Glasgow University) and Prof Alexei Lapkin (Cambridge University) are our plenary speakers, alongside some shorter talks from a mixture of academics and industrial speakers from a variety of lines of work, developing or using automation. Researchers from all levels and backgrounds interested in Automated and Intelligent chemistry are encouraged to attend.
This meeting brings together experts from both industry and academics/students at all levels, interested in developing or using automation within organic and medicinal chemistry
• Automation chemists, high-throughput experimentation chemists
• Chemists in pharmaceutical/agrochemical industries, who either use automation themselves or work alongside those that do
• Relevant to PhD students and postdocs who are either currently using automation in their work, would like to use it in the future, or intend on moving into the pharmaceutical/agrochemical industries
• Chemists interested in artificial intelligence and cheminformatics and its application to synthesis.
This event runs back to back with Highlights in Medicinal chemistry IV
The full programme will be announced in due course.
- Prof Lee Cronin, University of Glasgow
- Dr Luigi da Via, GlaxoSmithKline
- Dr Rachel Grainger, Astex Pharmaceuticals
- Dr Becky Greenaway, Imperial College London
- Prof Alexei Lapkin, Cambridge University
- Dr Matthew O’Brien, Keele University
- Dr Simon Yates, AstraZeneca
Call for Abstracts
Contributions are invited from those working in all areas of composites manufacture, research, development, commercialization and use.
Poster: an abstract of maximum one A4 page or 300 words indicating title and authors should be sent to email@example.com by Friday 10 July 2020 with the subject line “Automated Intelligent Chemistry - abstract submission”. Topics may include results, reviews or plans and may have already been presented elsewhere. An abstract template can be downloaded.
Venue and Contact
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
- Edward Balmond, SCI / BenevolentAI Cambridge
- Nessa Carson, SCI / Pfizer
- Sam Dalton, SCI / Astex Pharmaceuticals
- Alistair Boyer, SCI / University of Glasgow