19 February 2025

Chemist in industry

Organised by:

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

Alderley Park, UK

Register your interest
Following the successful 2023 event, the Fine Chemicals Group and Young Chemists’ Panel are proud to present the return of the “Chemist in Industry” meeting. It combines a one-day meeting with a poster session, networking and award for the best talk. 
Solving chemistry problems is central to so many industries and it is the people in the laboratories who make this happen. 
This is a meeting to celebrate and recognise that community. It presents an opportunity to learn how problems are overcome with new chemical methodology and technology in different industries. Prizes will be awarded for the best talk and runners-up.

This meeting will be of interest to chemists working in all chemical industries (e.g. pharmaceutical, catalysis, agrochemical, computational). Laboratory-based scientists and technical experts (e.g. computational chemists) with several years’ industry experience are encouraged to attend. Perhaps you are in a second or third role in industry and are looking to expand your professional network. It presents a superb opportunity for chemists to showcase the relevance of chemistry to industrial research, providing attendees opportunities to develop their CV with options of presenting and networking.
Call for speakers

We are inviting talks from speakers from across the chemical industry (e.g. pharmaceutical, fine chemicals, materials, catalysis, agrochemical, computational). 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 had direct involvement in the work described. 

Please send an abstract (100 words max) with the subject line “Chemist in Industry – oral submission”, along with a title, scheme or figure (if applicable) and a very brief career history to conferences@soci.org by Friday 25 October 2024. An abstract template can be downloaded here.

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 (maximum one A4 page) by Thursday 24 October 2024 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.


Wednesday 19 February 2025

Registration and refreshments
Talk 1
Talk 2
Refreshment break
Talk 3
Talk 4
Networking, poster session and lunch
Talk 5
Talk 6
Refreshment break (while judging takes place)
Plenary talk
Dr Sarah Skerratt, Chief Scientific Officer, CHARM Therapeutics
Presentation of Chemist in Industry award
Networking reception

Accessibility Grants

SCI accessibility grants are available to support SCI members with disabilities, long term health conditions, those who require a carer, and members who are nursing parents to attend SCI events. Download an application form to apply for a grant.

Venue and Contact

Alderley Park

Alderley Edge
SK10 4TG


Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

The fees will be advised in due course.

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Organising committee
David Barber, Bayer
Samuel Coe, Evotec
Giordaina Hartley, Astex pharmeceuticals
Victoria Jackson, Globachem
Jennifer Smith, Croda