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 

SCI

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Synopsis

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.

 

First round molecule
The first-round molecule will be released on Monday 27 September. 

 

How to enter
Once the first molecule has been released a competition entry pack will be available to download from this webpage.

•           Download the first-round molecule flyer (available from September 2021)

•           Download the template for competition entry (available from September 2021)

•           Download competition terms and conditions (available from September 2021)


Attendees

• Teams should originate from one company or department; smaller industrial or academic departments will be allowed to submit joint entries but these must be approved by the Organising Committee in advance of submission 

• Multiple teams from the same Institutions/Companies/Universities are encouraged, although team members are restricted to contributing only one entry 

• It is recommended that each team consists of no more than 8 people. However, a maximum of 4 people will be allowed to present at the final

• There is no age limit for competition entrants

 


Programme

Friday 18 March

10:30
Registration
11:00
Welcome and introduction
11:10
The Last Sakurai
Pfizer
11:30
Amines to an end
Pharmaron
11:50
If You Like (semi)Pinacol-adas
Beatson/TDL CRUK
12:10
MiSseD Connections
MSD
12:30
Lunch
13:20
AZomethine Assemblers
AstraZeneca
13:40
Philicity Actually
Sygnature Discovery
14:00
Insert wittig team name here
Loughborough University
14:20
Diels was better than the Aldernative
Concept Life Sciences
14:40
Refreshment break
15:00
DiPoles Drag Race
Vernalis
15:20
These Molecules Astatine To Get On My Nerves
Sygnature Discovery
15:40
Networking reception
16:10
Announcement of winner and networking reception
17:00
Close

Venue and Contact

SCI

14/15 Belgrave Square
London
SW1X 8PS

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Booking Process/Deadlines

Booking terms and conditions


Partners

Sponsors

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
  • Alistair Boyer, SCI/University of Glasgow
  • Dr Jason Camp, SCI/University of Bath
  • Dr Nessa Carson, SCI/Syngenta
  • Dr Marc Kimber, SCI/Loughborough University
  • Dr Kiri North, SCI/Vertex
  • Dr James Taylor, SCI/University of Bath