Event Preview: Game-Changing Science - Synthesis from the Six Nations II

Thoughts of competitive rugby will be far from your mind on the next mention of the Six Nations after attending this memorable event. Six cutting-edge academic researchers drawn from England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales are invited to enlighten and inspire the audience with an insight into their latest research, covering a fascinating array of topics. This is the second outing of the innovative format which proved popular on its unveiling in 2006.

Participating in this second Six Nations event will be:

  • Ireland: Prof Declan Gilheany - Asymmetric Grignard synthesis of tertiary alcohols
  • England: Prof Chris Willis - Natural products: The inspiration for new targets of biological interest
  • Wales: Dr Mike Ingleson - Cationic main group Lewis acids as synthetic reagents and catalysts
  • Italy: Prof Cesare Gennari - Tumor targeting via integrin ligands: synthesis and biological evaluation of RGD peptidomimetic-paclitaxel conjugates
  • Scotland: Prof Joe Harrity - New strategies for the synthesis of boronic acid derivatives
  • France: Prof Sam Zard - Radicals in action. Some new perspectives for organic synthesis and for medicinal chemistry

’Synthesis from the Six Nations II’ will take place on Wednesday 7 October 2015 at SCI headquarters in Belgrave Square, London, organised by SCI’s Fine Chemicals Group. It is kindly sponsored by Syngenta. Lunch, refreshment breaks and an after-event wine reception offer ample opportunities for networking. An exhibition will complement the event, allowing participants to talk to relevant company representatives. This promises to be an unmissable event for anyone interested in organic synthesis, including those in academia and the public and private sectors.'

Dr Susan Brittain

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