30 November 2015

The 22nd Annual Review Meeting: Latest Developments in Organic Synthesis

Organised by:

 SCI's Young Chemists' Panel

SCI, London, UK

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.


The 22nd Annual Review Meeting: Latest Developments in Organic Synthesis will address key areas of contemporary synthetic organic chemistry – catalysis and new synthetic technologies. The event will feature an exciting line-up of leading young UK-based academics. They will deliver a series of review lectures based around a diverse range of catalysis themes, such as enzyme, organo- and dual catalysis, as well as lectures covering photochemistry and new developments in organofluorine methodology. The meeting will deliver a comprehensive overview of the topics, highlighting new methods and reviewing the latest applications and concepts in these areas. Particular attention will be given to demystifying those techniques that may be less familiar to an organic chemistry audience. The final lecture of the day will be the keynote research lecture, presented by Professor Hon Wai Lam, current holder of the GSK Chair of Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Nottingham.


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 review lecture materials, as well as extensive literature references that will be an excellent resource for years to come. These materials will also be available for your records in electronic format after the meeting.


Day 1

Registration and refreshments
Welcome and introduction
Developments in biological catalysis for organic chemistry
Dr Sarah Barry, King’s College London
Synthetic organic photochemistry: a practical guide
Dr Susannah Coote, Lancaster University
Developments in organofluorine chemistry
Dr Steven Cobb, University of Durham
Lunch, exhibition and posters
Umpolung processes using organocatalysts
Dr Chris Cordier, Imperial College London
Dr Jason Camp, University of Huddersfield
Refreshments, exhibition and posters
Keynote lecture: Catalytic carbon-carbon bond formation by organometallic migrations and isomerizations
Prof Hon Wai Lam, University of Nottingham
Closing remarks and poster prize
Wine reception with exhibition and posters
Accessibility Grants

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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 23 October 2015
GB£110 . . . . . . . . . .SCI Member
GB£40 . . . . . . . . . . .SCI Student
GB£50. . . . . . . . . . . SCI Subsidised Member
GB£160 . . . . . . . . . .Non Member

Standard fees - after 23 October 2015
GB£135 . . . . . . . . . .SCI Member
GB£50 . . . . . . . . . . .SCI Student
GB£60. . . . . . . . . . . SCI Subsidised Member
GB£195 . . . . . . . . . .Non Member

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Additional Info

Organising Committee

Dr Mark Betson, SCI/Peakdale
Dr Chris Bray, SCI/Queen Mary University of London
Dr Richard Castledine, SCI/Fine Industries
Dr Chris Jones, SCI/Queen Mary University of London
Dr Wes Moran, SCI/University of Huddersfield


An exhibition will run 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.


Posters are invited. Please send a maximum one page abstract to conferences@soci.org with the subject line "22nd Annual Review Meeting – poster submission" by Friday 27 November 2015. Please note, if you are an SCI Member your poster will be eligible to be displayed in the C&I area of our website. Click here to see some examples. A winner will be selected and awarded a £60 voucher for CRC Press.