4 December 2024

30th SCI Annual Review Meeting – New Directions in Organic Chemistry

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SCI’s Young Chemists’ Panel

SCI, London, UK

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Early bird offer ends 23 October 2024

The 30th Annual Review Meeting – New Directions in Organic Chemistry, organised by SCI's Young Chemists’ Panel, will address key areas of contemporary synthetic organic chemistry. An exciting line-up of leading early career academics will deliver a series of review lectures covering a range of topics, including protein-protein interactions in medicinal chemistry, metalloenzymes in synthesis, organic photochemistry, and computational organic chemistry. The meeting will deliver a comprehensive overview of the material, highlight new methods, and introduce (potential) industrial applications. The review lectures will be supported by two plenary speakers: Prof Mike Waring from Newcastle University and Prof Timothy Donohoe from the University of Oxford.
The meeting is ideally suited to those working in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or agrochemical industries who want to develop their knowledge in key areas. It is also aimed at those in academia, particularly graduates and post-graduates with a background in synthesis and catalysis. An electronic delegate pack will be provided to all participants containing the lecture materials as well as extensive literature references that will be an excellent resource for years to come.
If you would like to present a poster, please send an abstract of maximum one A4 page or 300 words including schemes and references and indicating title and authors to conferences@soci.org by Friday 1 November 2024 with the subject line “30th Annual review meeting – poster submission” You can download an abstract template here.
Exhibition and sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference during refreshment breaks for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. For further information and prices, please emailconferences@soci.org. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


Wednesday 4 December

Registration and refreshments
Welcome and introduction
Targeting protein-protein interactions
Dr Anna Barnard, Imperial College London
Refreshment break, posters and exhibition
Advances in photoredox catalysis through non-traditional mechanisms
Dr Adam Noble, University of Bristol
Keynote lecture: New approaches to the synthesis and application of DNA-encoded chemical libraries
Prof Mike Waring, Newcastle University
Lunch, posters and exhibition
Title to be confirmed
Dr Amanda Jarvis, University of Edinburgh
Exploring the frontiers of computational organic chemistry
Dr Cristina Trujillo, University of Manchester
Refreshment break, posters and exhibition
Keynote lecture: To leave and then return? Hydrogen borrowing catalysis in organic synthesis
Prof Timothy Donohoe, University of Oxford
Networking reception

SCI’s Young Chemists’ Panel are committed to promoting diversity and equality in the chemical sciences. We aim to identify high quality speakers for all our conferences with inclusivity of gender and ethnicity. Attendees from all backgrounds and ages are welcome.
Accessibility Grants

SCI accessibility grants are available to support SCI members with disabilities, long term health conditions, those who require a carer, and members who are nursing parents to attend SCI events. Download an application form to apply for a grant.

Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

Before early bird - ends Wednesday 23 October 2024
SCI Member - £125
Non-member - £175
SCI Student member - £55

After early bird
SCI Member - £175
Non-member - £225
SCI Student member - £75

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Organising committee

Roly Armstrong, Newcastle University
Robert Griffiths, CelerisTx
Craig Johnston, University of St Andrews
Ben Partridge, University of Sheffield
Alex Pulis, University of Leicester
William Waddington, Prizer