The Fine Chemicals Group and Young Chemists’ Panel of the SCI are pleased to announce a series of free webinars that showcase the quality of chemistry presented at their meetings to a wider audience and to provide interesting subject based content during a time when face to face conferences and learning is restricted. This free webinar series will refresh content previously seen at Fine Chemicals Group and Young Chemists’ Panel meetings and include developments, updates and opportunities to find out more. The committees are planning to produce a weekly on-line event starting from early May.
University of Liverpool - Tuesday 9 June
Research Chair in Systems Biology
Present research topics include
- De-orphanising transporters
- Synthetic biology
- Enzyme discovery
- Dormant microbes in chronic disease
- Deep learning
AstraZeneca - Tuesday 16 June
- After an undergraduate degree in chemistry at the University of Bristol Matt joined Prof. V. Aggarwal for PhD developing reactions involving the homologation of boronic esters.
- After his PhD, he was awarded a Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellowship to work at Colorado State University. Working with Prof. T. Rovis, he conducted research into the preparation and reactivity of - artificial metalloenzymes.
- A postdoc with Prof. M. Gaunt at the University of Cambridge brought Matt back to the UK. After many years in academia Matt finally got a real job and now is working as a Senior Scientist in Chemical Development at AstraZeneca.
AstraZeneca - Tuesday 16 June
- Undergraduate in France, at the ECPM of Strasbourg and as an exchange student at the NTU of Singapore.
- PhD in Manchester UK, developing halogenating enzymes and their integration with palladium chemistry.
- Medicinal chemist at Redx Pharma.
- Process chemist at AstraZeneca since 2018.
Bayer - Tuesday 23 June
- 2000 - joined Bayer HealthCare (Wuppertal) as a Medicinal chemist. contributed to drug discovery programs including virology, COPD, CNS, cardiovascular disease and ophthalmology.
- 2008 - received the Bayer Global Drug Discovery award (most prestigious award of Bayer to its scientists).
- 2011 - moved to Berlin to dedicate work at Bayer towards oncological therapies.
- 2014 – returned to Wuppertal to work on cross-functional aspects of drug discovery and drug delivery
- 2014 - received Otto-Bayer-Medal and awarded as one of the top investors of Life-Science-Collaboration program in 2019 .
University of Greenwich - Tuesday 30 June
- 2010 - received PhD in Medicinal & Synthetic Organic Chemistry from Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. His doctoral work explored the use of electrochemistry and photochemistry as green alternatives to activate organic molecules
- Post PhD - moved to the University of Vermont where his research focused on applying analytical/physical electrochemistry alongside spectroscopy to study the complex redox behaviour of organometallic compounds
- 2013 - accepted position of Assistant Professor at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan
2017 - joined University of Greenwich as a Reader
Webinars will last for a maximum of 1hr 15 minutes and will take place from 15:00 (UK time) each week on a Tuesday afternoon.
Lectures are tentatively scheduled for the following dates with connection details provided 2 days before the webinar takes place. Registrations will be accepted until 12:00 (UK time) on the day of the webinar.
Tuesday 16 June (15.00 UK time) - DEA boronic esters: Application to AZD5718
Jean-Marc Henry, AstraZeneca
Tuesday 23 June (15.00 UK time) - Discovery of Finerenone – A MR antagonist for the treatment of cardiorenal diseases
Lars Bärfacker, Bayer
Tuesday 30 June (15.00 UK time) - Electrons, Cations and Radicals – An Electrifying Journey
Kevin Lam, University of Greenwich
Further dates will be added, so please check the webpage on a weekly basis.
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