5 November 2018

Young Chemist in Industry 2018

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SCI's Young Chemists' Panel

Stevenage, 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.
09.45 Registration and refreshments
10.15 Opening remarks
10.20 Highly potent and selective tumour targeting bicyclic peptides - a novel approach to cancer therapy
Gemma Mudd, Bicycle Therapeutics
10.45 Developing fundamental understanding of processes using ReactIR and FBRM in manufacturing process development
Hazmi Tajuddin, Syngenta
11.10 Refreshment break
11.40 The design and synthesis of bromodomain photoaffinity probes
David Fallon, GlaxoSmithKline
12.05 Dissecting a trimer: characterisation of the equilibrium between a boroxine and its parent boronic acid
Edward Eden-Rump, AstraZeneca
12.30 Small molecule mutant isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (mIDH1) inhibitors for the treatment of cancer
Rose Bardell-Cox, Evotec
12.55 Lunch and exhibition
13.45 Mechanism of the dehydrogenative phenothiazination of phenols
Monalisa Goswami, SPARK904
14.10 Trends in seed enhancement; novel seed binder technology
James Flavell, Croda
14.35 The challenges of developing a 'trivial' acid-mediated CBz deprotection for the commercial manufacture of an important pharmaceutical intermediate
Lucy Jackson, AstraZeneca
15.00 Refreshment break
15.30 Targeting a chemical probe for the cats eye chromosome region, candidate 2(CECR2) bromodomain
Simon Lucas, GlaxoSmithKline
15.55 Plenary Talk - Control in process development - evolution of the manufacturing route to vestipitant
Richard Horan, GlaxoSmithKline
16.45 Prize giving followed by networking reception

Venue and Contact


Medicines Research Centre
Gunnels Wood Road

Please note that attendees will require photographic ID to access the site.

Conference Team

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Email: conferences@soci.org

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Organising Committee
  • Damien Valette, SCI / GlaxoSmithKline
  • Ben Whitehurst, SCI / Heptares
  • Gail Wrigley, SCI / AstraZeneca

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