14 June 2013

Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules VIII

Organised by:

SCI's All Ireland Group in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry and Institute of Chemistry Ireland

University College Cork

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.


Now in its eighth year, Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules will take place once again in the the Analytical & Biological Chemistry Research Facility in University College Cork.

This one-day meeting, which has become ever more popular, is a joint RSC/ICI/SOCI event designed to incorporate research from both acaedmia and industry.

According to a previous review, this event was described as '...bringing together scientists from the Republic of Ireland and from Northern Ireland who have varied interests in drug discovery and development and a common interest in synthesis. The 2008 meeting was the fourth in a series and establishes the events as an 'essential' date in the Irish calendar.'


Event Day

Event Schedule
Tea/Coffee & Registration
Opening of Meeting Prof Anita Maguire, Vice President for Reasearch and Innovation, UCC
Re-inventing old molecules. A taste of 2nd Generation Research and Development at GSK Cork Dr Andrew J Whitehead, GlaxoSmithKline
Design and synthesis of novel antitumour agents Prof Mary Meegan, Trinity College Dublin
Development of a Commercial Reductive Amination in the Synthesis of Evacetrapib Dr Marie Kissane, Eli Lily
Fluorine in organic chemistry: the synthesis of novel ring motifs Prof David O'Hagan, University of St Andrews
Diazoketone Chemistry: from Academic Expertise to Commercial Applications Dr Hugues Miel, Almac Discover, Almac Group
Organocatalysis by N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: New Mechanic Insights Dr AnnMarie O'Donoghue, University of Sciences Laboratory, Durham
Close of Meeting

Venue and Contact

University College Cork

Analytical & Biological Chemistry Research Facility
University of Cork, LG51 Cavanagh Pharmacy Building
College Road, Cork, Republic of Ireland
Please click here for a location map. 

Debbie Curran

+44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: debbie.curran@ucc.ie

€40.............Members SCI/RSC/IChemI

€15.............Student Members SCI/RSC/IChemI

€50.............Non Members 


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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.