18 March 2022

9th SCI-RSC National retrosynthesis competition

Organised by:

SCI's Young Chemists’ Panel, SCI's Fine Chemicals Group and RSC’s Heterocyclic and Synthesis Group 


Register your interest

For many years, the UK has produced high calibre synthetic organic chemists, able to retrosynthetically disconnect complex molecules and natural products then solve the challenging problem associated with the forward synthesis. To celebrate this and following on from the success of the previous eight competitions, we are pleased to announce the 9th SCI-RSC National Retrosynthesis Competition.


The event will showcase the calibre of UK chemists from both industry and academia and provide a platform for them to demonstrate their retrosynthetic and forward synthetic prowess. Entries will be shortlisted to a final 10 teams who will then be invited to present before their peers and the judges. Following the presentations, an exciting line up of the UK's leading academic and industrial synthetic chemists will judge the event, with the top three teams winning specifically designed trophies, in addition to the acclaim and praise from peers, colleagues and the wider Chemistry community for winning the event.


Further details will be announced in due course.

Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

Booking Process/Deadlines

Booking terms and conditions


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.

Organising Committee
  • Dr Dave Alker, SCI/David Alker Associates
  • Dr Jason Camp, SCI/University of Bath
  • Dr Nessa Carson, SCI/Syngenta
  • Dr Marc Kimber, SCI/Loughborough University
  • Dr Kiri North, SCI/Vertex
  • Dr Robert Wybrow, Tennants Fine Chemicals