7 December 2022

28th SCI Annual Review Meeting – New Developments and Applications of Organic Synthesis

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SCI’s Young Chemists’ Panel

SCI, London, UK

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The 28th Annual Review Meeting – New Developments and Applications of Organic Synthesis, 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 heterocyclic ring synthesis, protein interactions with small molecules, supramolecular systems, and boron reagents. 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 Edward Andreson from the University of Oxford and Prof Nicholas Turner from the University of Manchester.


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 PDF booklet will be provided to all participants containing the lecture materials as well as extensive literature references.

Call for posters

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 4 November 2022 with the subject line “28th Annual review meeting – poster submission”.

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 email conferences@soci.org. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


Wednesday 7 December

Registration and refreshments
Welcome and introduction
Synthesis of medium-sized rings and macrocycles
Dr William Unsworth, University of York
Refreshment break, posters and exhibition
Hydrogen Isotope Exchange for Medicinal Chemistry
Dr Miriam O’Duill, Nottingham University
Keynote lecture: Exploring and exploiting propellanes and related strained hydrocarbons
Prof Edward Anderson, University of Oxford
Lunch, posters and exhibition
Synthesis of supramolecular systems for sensing
Dr Sarah Pike, University of Birmingham
Alkyl(multi)boron reagents: implicit or exquisite value?
Prof Allan Watson, University of St Andrews
Refreshment break, posters and exhibition
Keynote lecture: title to be advised
Prof Nicholas Turner, University of Manchester
Networking reception
Due to the uncertainty and ever changing situation regarding the pandemic and company travel policies, it may be necessary for some speakers to present remotely at short notice.
Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

Before early bird - ends 26 October 2022
SCI Member - £125
Non-member - £175
Student member - £50
After early bird
SCI Member - £175
Non-member - £225
Student member - £65


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Organising committee

Ben Partridge, University of Sheffield

Darren Wilcox, University of Manchester

James Taylor, University of Bath

Jamie Parish, Infineum

Rob Griffiths, Benevolent

Ross Mclennan, University of Dundee