1 November 2017

Young Chemist in Industry 2017

Organised by:

SCI's Young Chemists' Panel

AstraZeneca, Macclesfield, UK

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This meeting is of interest to industrial chemists to discover what their contemporaries are working on in other companies and other areas of research, but also for academic chemists who want to find out the different challenges and focus that working in an industrial setting offers. It also presents 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 - 1 November 2017

Registration and refreshments
Introduction Bill Moss, AstraZeneca
From pan-kinase promiscuity to selective protein degradation using PROTACs Chris Tinworth, GlaxoSmithKline
ATAD2: The quest for a chemical probe Carine Guérot, AstraZeneca
Refreshment break
Evaluating the biocatalytic potential of a small molecule iron and 2-oxoglutarate dependent halogenase Ellen Gallimore, UCB Celltech
Spectroscopic studies of the chan−lam amination: a mechanism inspired solution to boronic ester reactivity Julien Vantourout, GlaxoSmithKline
Benchmarking methods for virtual screening of match molecular pairs: a PDB-wide and ChEMBL-wide analysis Matthew Baumgartner, Eli Lilly
Can chemistry save you money? Our approach to Route Design at AstraZeneca Natalie Monks, AstraZeneca
Biocatalysis in industry: making nature work for us Shahed Hussain, Chirotech Technology Ltd (Dr Reddy's)
Refreshment break
Synthesis and evaluation of hydroxyazolopyrimidines as herbicides Timothy O'Riordan, Syngenta
Plenary talk: The edge of tomorrow: challenges and opportunities in new modalities Jeremy Parker, AstraZeneca
Prize giving followed by wine reception
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Venue and Contact


Mill Court Reception
Charter Way
Silk Road Business Park
SK10 2NA

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Attendance to this event of free of charge, however places are limited.

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Additional Info

Call for papers

Early-career scientists are sought to give 25 minute talks at the event. As for previous meetings, experimentalists rather than managers are encouraged to speak. The age limit is 35 and there are no restrictions based on education (both graduates and postgraduates welcome).

Are you, or do you work with someone who should enter? Please send an abstract (50-100 words) with the subject line 'Young Chemist in Industry - abstract submission', along with a title, and a very brief career history to conferences@soci.org by Friday 26 May 2017. Prizes will be awarded for the best talk and runners-up.

Exhibition and Sponsorship

If you are interested in exhibiting at this event or in sponsorship opportunities, please contact jaspria.roda@soci.org for further information and costs.