18 September 2024

A Celebration of Organic Chemistry 2024

Organised by:

SCI’s Fine Chemicals group

Syngenta, UK

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Early bird offer ends 24 July 2024

On Wednesday 18 September, influential researchers from across Europe will gather at Syngenta’s International Research Centre in Bracknell to present a series of lectures on the latest developments in the field of organic chemistry. This event, jointly organised by SCI's Fine Chemicals Group and Syngenta, will celebrate the best of modern organic chemistry and will provide an overview of new methodologies and exciting applications in synthesis and beyond. The meeting will also provide a platform for early career researchers to share their vision for the future of organic chemistry.

Bringing together leading scientists from the organic chemistry community, this meeting will be of interest to those in academia and industry who are interested in developing and applying modern organic chemistry techniques to their research.

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 conferences@soci.org. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Wednesday 18 September 2024

Registration and refreshments
Welcome and introduction
Boron-mediated asymmetric synthesis
Professor Varinder Aggarwal, University of Bristol
From conventional to feedback regulated catalysis
Professor Syuzanna Harutyunyan, University of Groningen
From flask to field: Industrial applications of enantio- and diastereoselective hayashi-miyaura arylations towards novel herbicides
Dr David Burns, Syngenta
Title to be confirmed
Professor Fernanda Duarte, University of Oxford
Pd-based dyotropic rearrangement: from serendipity to rational design
Professor Jieping Zhu, EPFL
Refreshment break
Synthesis of small rings and heterocycles
Dr James Bull, Imperial college
Transition metals in synthesis and alternatives
Professor Janine Cossy, ESPCI Paris
Networking reception

SCI’s Fine Chemicals Group are committed to promoting diversity and equality in the chemical sciences. We aim to identify high quality speakers for all our conferences with full inclusivity where attendees from all backgrounds are welcome. We are open to offering flexible presentation options.
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Venue and Contact


Jealott's Hill 
RG42 6EY


Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Early bird - ends Wednesday 24 July 2024
SCI Member - £80
Non-member - £110
Student Member - £35

After early bird
SCI Member - £135
Non-member - £160
Student Member - £50

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Organising committee
Dr Silvia Diez-Gonzalez, SCI /Imperial College London
Dr Dan Hamza, SCI /Sygnature 
Dr Chris Jones, SCI /Queen Mary University of London
Dr Kenneth Ling, SCI /Syngenta