15 November 2023

Chemist in Industry

Organised by:

SCI’s Fine Chemicals group and SCI’s Young Chemists’ Panel 

Vertex pharmaceuticals, UK

Register your interest

Following the success of the Young chemist in industry event, we are launching a sister award and meeting for a Chemist in Industry.

Solving chemistry problems is central to so many industries and it is the people in the laboratories who are making this happen. This is a meeting to celebrate and recognise that community.                    

This one-day meeting will be of interest to chemists working in different chemical industries (e.g. pharmaceutical, catalysis, agrochemical). Particularly laboratory-based scientists or technical experts (for example, computational chemists) with several years' industry experience.

Perhaps you are in a second or third role in industry. It presents a superb opportunity for chemists to showcase the relevance of chemistry to industrial research. It will also provide an opportunity for attendees to develop their CV with presentation and networking skills opportunities. Prizes will be awarded for the best talk and runners-up.


This one-day meeting will be of interest to chemists working in different chemical industries (pharmaceutical, catalysis, agrochemical). It presents an opportunity to learn about how new chemistry methodology and technology is being developed and used in different industries.

Call for speakers

We are inviting talks from speakers from across the chemical industry (eg pharmaceutical, fine chemicals, materials, catalysis, agrochemical). Talks should be 30 minutes in length and present the relevance of chemistry to problem solving in industrial applications. They should be from experienced laboratory-based scientists who have direct involvement in the work described.

Please download an abstract template here and send an abstract (100 words max) with the subject line “Chemist in Industry - abstract submission”, along with a title, a scheme or figure if applicable and a very brief career history to conferences@soci.org by Friday 30 June 2023

Chair of judging panel: Peter Jones, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Judging Panel: Simon Peace GlaxoSmithKline, Liz Jones Syngenta

Confirmed speakers

Plenary talk: The Human Factor: Impact of chemists on the identification of a potential therapy for Idiopathic Pulmonary fibrosis

Dr Simon Peace, GlaxoSmithKline


Call for Posters

Opportunities are available for a limited number of posters which align with the theme of the meeting. Interested applicants should send an abstract of maximum one A4 page or 300 words, indicating title and authors to conferences@soci.org by Friday 30 June 2023 with the subject line “Chemist in industry – poster submission”. An abstract template can be downloaded here

Sponsorship Information

For further information and prices, please email conferences@soci.org


 The programme will be confirmed in due course.

SCI’s Young Chemists’ Panel are committed to promoting diversity and equality in the chemical sciences. We aim to identify high quality speakers for all our conferences with inclusivity of gender and ethnicity. Attendees from all backgrounds and ages are welcome.
Venue and Contact


86-88 Jubilee Avenue
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4RW
United Kingdom


Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

Booking Process/Deadlines

Booking terms and conditions

CPD Info

SCI Members attending this meeting are able to claim CPD points.

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Organising Committee

Tilly Bingham, Concept Life Sciences
Beatriz Dominguez, Johnson Matthey
David Freeman, Croda
Stefano Levanto Charles River Laboratories
Joanne Pinder, Vertex Pharmaceuticals