10 October 2019

New Synthetic Methods II

Organised by:

SCI's Fine Chemicals group

London, UK

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The SCI’s Fine Chemical Group is pleased to announce a one-day meeting to showcase cutting edge synthetic organic chemistry.  The aim of the meeting is to highlight new synthetic approaches, disconnections and methods, and their application as developed by key researchers from both academia and industry.  An exciting line up of leading academic and industrial scientists will present a series of lectures covering areas such as electrochemistry, C-H activation and new catalytic methods.


This meeting will appeal to anyone interested in the latest developments in synthetic organic chemistry, both in industry and in academia.

09.30 Registration and refreshments
10.00 Introduction
10.15 Mechanochemistry in organic synthesis and catalysis
Prof Carsten Bolm, Aachen University, Germany
11.00 Industrialisation of chemical catalysis at GSK
Dr Katherine Wheelhouse, GSK, UK
11.40 Iron catalysed transfer hydrogenation and monodeuteration of unsaturated hydrocarbons
Dr Ruth Webster, University of Bath, UK
12.10 Lunch and exhibition
13.30 Harnessing non-covalent interactions to address selectivity challenges in catalysis
Dr Robert Phipps, University of Cambridge, UK
14.00 Continuous flow chemistry methodologies to support UCB drug discovery
Dr Matthieu Tissot, UCB, Belgium
14.30 Refreshment break
15.00 Translational chemistry - talk given via webinar
Prof Phil Baran, The Scripps Research Institute, USA


New methodologies and their application to AstraZeneca drug discovery
Dr David Watson, AstraZeneca, UK
16.30 Exploiting palladium catalyst speciation in chemical synthesis
Prof Ian Fairlamb, University of York, UK
17.15 Closing remarks
17.20 Drinks reception

Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 75981561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Early bird fees before Friday 13 September 2019

£105   SCI Member
£40   SCI Student Member
£65   SCI Subsidised Member
£135   Non-Member

Standard fees after Friday 13 September 2019

£155   SCI Member
£55   SCI Student Member
£95   SCI Subsidised Member
£185   Non-Member

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Additional Info

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

Organising committee

Dr Emmanuel Callens, SCI/ Selcia
Dr Jason Camp, SCI/ University of Bath
Prof Ray Jones, SCI/ University of Loughborough
Dr Nat Monck, SCI/ Evotec (UK) Ltd
Dr Joanne Pinder, SCI/ Vertex Ltd