On Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 September 2023, influential researchers from across Europe and the US will gather in Alderley Park to present a series of lectures on the latest developments in the field of organic chemistry. This event, jointly organised by SCI's Fine Chemicals Group and Sygnature, will celebrate the best of modern organic chemistry and will provide an overview of new methodologies and exciting applications in synthesis and beyond. The meeting will also provide a platform for early career researchers to share their vision for the future of organic chemistry.
Bringing together leading scientists from the organic chemistry community, this meeting will be of interest to those in academia and industry who are interested in developing and applying modern organic chemistry techniques to their research.
Monday 25 September
- Registration and refreshments
- Introductory remarks
Simon Hirst, CEO Sygnature Discovery
- How best to explore chemical space for bioactive molecular discovery?
Adam Nelson, University of Leeds, UK
- Catalytic asymmetric cross-couplings
Stephen Fletcher, University of Oxford, UK
- Heterobimetallic complexes as intermediates, transition states, and transition state analogs for the transmetalation step in cross-coupling reactions. Investigations in the gas phase, in silico, in solution, and in the solid state
Peter Chen, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
- Taking inspiration from nature
Chris Willis, University of Bristol, UK
- Refreshment break
- On the chemical origins of biological metabolism
Joseph Moran, Université de Strasbourg, France
- Sulfoxides as substrate activators: New cross-couplings for materials and medicines
David Procter, University of Manchester, UK
- Networking reception
Tuesday 26 September
- Natural products. Opportunities to develop synthetic methods
Janine Cossy, ESPCI Paris Tech, France
- What the flux is going on in that reaction?
Guy Lloyd-Jones, University of Edinburgh, UK
- Refreshment break
- Title to be confirmed
Cristina Nevado, University of Zurich, Switzerland
- Mechanisms of carboxylate-assisted C–H Activation: From inorganic curiosity to organic application
Stuart Macgregor, Heriot Watt University, UK
- Synthesis of biologically important natural and non-natural products
Christopher Hayes, University of Nottingham, UK
- Break-it-to-make-it Strategies for chemical synthesis inspired by complex natural products
Richmond Sarpong, UC Berkeley, USA
- Closing Remarks
Venue and Contact
|Early bird - ends Mon 24 July 2023
SCI Member - £150
Non-member - £225
Student Member - £50
|After early bird
SCI Member - £220
Non-member - £295
Student Member - £70
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SCI’s Fine Chemicals Group 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.
SCI Members attending this meeting are able to claim CPD points.
Dr Silvia Diez-Gonzalez, SCI /Imperial College London
Dr Daniel Hamza, Sygnature Discovery
Dr Chris Jones, SCI /Queen Mary University of London
Dr Daniel Jones, SCI /Sosei Heptares
Dr Kenneth Ling, SCI /Syngenta