10 December 2014

The 21st Annual Review Meeting: Advances and Innovations in Organic Synthesis

Organised by:

SCI's Young Chemists' Panel

SCI, London, UK

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.


The The 21st Annual Review Meeting: Advances and Innovations in Organic Synthesis organised by the SCI Young Chemists’ Panel will focus on two key areas of synthetic organic chemistry.

We have an exciting line up of leading academics who will deliver a series of lectures based on two current topics in synthesis; the development of C-O, C-N and C-C coupling reactions and the synthesis of a range of strained ring systems. The meeting will deliver a comprehensive over-view, highlighting new methods and review the latest applications and concepts in these areas. These lectures will be supported by two keynote speakers from the UK & Europe.

The meeting is aimed at graduates and post-graduates with a background in organic synthesis and is ideally suited to those studying for a postgraduate degree or working in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or agrochemical industries. A booklet will be provided to all participants containing the lecture materials as well as extensive literature references that will be an excellent resource for years to come.

Day 1

Registration and refreshments
Welcome and introduction
Oxetanes: Synthesis, reactivity and their increasing role in medicinal chemistry
Dr James Bull, Imperial College London
Synthesis and applications of Aminocyclopropanes
Dr Tom Sheppard, University College London
Comfort break (no refreshments)
Synthesis and applications of 3-Membered rings derived from Sulfur Ylides
Prof Varinder Aggarwal, University of Bristol
Lunch and posters
Advances and applications of Sp3 coupling reactions
Dr Chris Jones, Queen Mary University of London
Overcoming longitude problems: Forging C-C & C-N bonds without palladium
Dr Alistair Boyer, University of Glasgow
Refreshment break
C-H and C-C functionalizations of carboxylic acids
Prof Lukas Gooßen, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Closing remarks
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Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square 


Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Earlybird fees - before 28 November 2014
GB£115 . . . . . . . . . .SCI Member
GB£40 . . . . . . . . . . .SCI Student
GB£80. . . . . . . . . . . SCI Subsidised Member
GB£170 . . . . . . . . . .Non Member

Standard fees - after 28 November 2014
GB£135 . . . . . . . . . .SCI Member
GB£50 . . . . . . . . . . .SCI Student
GB£95. . . . . . . . . . . SCI Subsidised Member
GB£200 . . . . . . . . . .Non Member

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CPD Info

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Additional Info
Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.