7 November 2022

29th SCI Young Chemist in Industry 2022

Organised by:

SCI's Young Chemists’ Panel

Sygnature Discovery, Alderley Park, UK

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.


This event will be 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 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. All talks will be followed by a chance to ask questions and the networking opportunity allows a possible exchange of ideas.


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.

Site Tour Information

There will be a series of organised tours around the Sygnature labs at Alderley Park (a 5 minute walk from the conference centre). These will run at 12.20, 12.30 and 12.40. The meeting point will be confirmed in due course.

Parking and Accommodation

If you plan on driving to the site, you can find details of car parking here: https://www.alderleypark.co.uk/travel/carparking. Please note, if you register before arrival, you will receive a slightly cheaper rate.

If you are planning to arrive the day before, we have some rooms on hold at Alderley Edge Hotel, you can book via this link: https://www.alderleyedgehotel.com/


For further information and prices, please email conferences@soci.org.


Monday 7 November 2022

Registration and Refreshments
Introduction and Welcome
Discovery and development of selective CAMK1 inhibitors
Juliet Morgan, Sygnature Discovery
Aromatic Methylation as a Tool for Efficient Isotope Incorporation
Elliot Davenport, GSK
The value of kinetic modelling in the early stages of pharmaceutical development
Cristina Garcia-Morales, AstraZeneca
Automating challenging chemistry in flow – The key to unlocking difficult to access libraries in medicinal chemistry
Daniel Maddox, Vernalis
AI-powered, patient-inspired drug enhancement and redevelopment for rare diseases
Rosemary Huckvale, Healx
Development of Multi-Modal Imaging Approaches for the Subcellular Visualisation of Clinical PI3Kδ Inhibitors.
Maxime Rouah, GSK
Refreshment break
PROTAC-kling permeability and cell selectivity issues using an antibody-mediated approach
Karina Chan, GSK
Discovery of AZD4625, a covalent allosteric inhibitor of the mutant GTPase KRAS
Doyle Cassar, AstraZeneca
Plenary Talk – Reflections of an old(er) chemist in industry…
Allan Jordan, VP of Oncology Drug Discovery, Sygnature Discovery
Prize giving
Networking Reception
Due to the uncertainty and ever changing situation regarding the pandemic and company travel policies, it may be necessary for some speakers to present remotely at short notice.
Venue and Contact

Alderley Park

Lab 19C
Alderley Park
Alderley Edge
SK10 4TG

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


This is a free event. To enable us to control the number of visitors into the building, we are asking all delegates to pre-register in advance. 

For this reason, registration will close at 16:30 on Wednesday 2 November and only registered guests will be admitted.

All registrations will automatically receive a confirmation within 24 hours of registering for the event. Should you not receive written confirmation of your booking, please email conferences@soci.org.

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Organising committee

Sophie Bertrand, SCI / GSK
Heather Johnston, SCI / Sygnature Discovery
Jo Sampson, SCI / CatSci
Adam Smalley, SCI / UCB