19 November 2014

Young Chemist in Industry 2014

Organised by:

SCI’s Young Chemists' Panel

GlaxoSmithKline, Stevenage, UK

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.


This meeting is of interest to industrial chemists who can discover what their contemporaries do in other branches of the industry, through offering a window into other areas of research, and is a superb opportunity for younger chemists to showcase their industrial research to an external audience.

Prizes will be awarded for the best talk and runners-up. In addition, a lecture from a leading industrial chemist will conclude the proceedings.

This meeting is aimed at chemists working in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or agrochemical sector and would provide them with a unique opportunity to discover what their contemporaries do in other branches of the industry. The meeting would also appeal to graduates and post-graduates with a background in organic chemistry.


day 1

Registration and refreshments
Welcome and introduction
Route development and scale-up of a highly complex anti-inflammatory candidate
Daniel Laity, Pfizer
Structure based drug design with G protein-coupled receptors: the discovery of highly selective M1 receptor agonists
Mark Pickworth, Heptares
Refreshment break
Understanding reaction selectivity: an example from the agrochemical Industry
Anne-Marie Hogan, Syngenta
Challenges of implementing new ICH and USP elemental impurity guidelines into the pharmaceutical industry
Christopher Day, AstraZeneca
The development of irreversible ITK inhibitors as a potential new treatment for severe asthma
Sebastien Campos, GlaxoSmithKline
Process chemists are from Mars, medicinal chemists are from Venus: what can you learn from secondments?
Andrew Stark, AstraZeneca
Refreshment break
PPI focused cassette design through automated computational approaches
Lewis Vidler, Lilly
Plenary Lecture: It’s not just about synthesis - the varied life of a chemist in the discovery & development of a respiratory clinical candidate
Simon MacDonald, GSK
Prizes and reception
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Venue and Contact

GlaxoSmithKline R&D

Gunnels Wood Road, 


Conference Team

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Email: conferences@soci.org


This event is free to attend.

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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.