29th Regional Postgraduate Symposia on Novel Organic Chemistry - Scotland


University of Edinburgh
Thursday 19 April 2018
Organised by SCI's Fine Chemicals Group


Organic chemistry students in the final year of their doctoral studies at UK universities (working in synthesis, mechanistic studies, methodology, medicinal chemistry or analysis) are invited to submit applications to present their work at this regional half-day symposia. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday 16 March 2018.

The winning speakers in each symposium will receive a £200 cash prize and the £100 will be awarded as a runner-up prize. Travel costs are refunded for all speakers selected. There are no entry or registration fees for speakers or attendees.

Students interested in presenting their work, or anyone who would like further information about these events, are encouraged to speak to their supervisor, and contact Dr Iain Simpson. Please download a nomination form for submission here.


12.15 Registration and refreshments
12.50 Welcome and introduction
Iain Simpson, AstraZeneca
13.00 Electron transfer and hydride transfer pathways in the Stoltz-Grubbs reducing system (KOtBu/Et3SiH)
Andrew Smith, University of Strathclyde
13.25 Advancements in selective gold catalysis
Daniel Sutherland, Heriot-Watt University
13.50 From kinetic to dynamic resolution: methodology and applications
Stefania Musolino, University of St Andrews
14.15 Targeting a chemical probe for the Cats Eye Syndrome chromosome region, candidate 2 (CECR2) bromodomain
Simon Lucas, GSK / University of Strathclyde
14.40 Counterion activated earth-abundant metal catalysis
Riaz Agahi, University of Edinburgh
15.05 Refreshment break
15.35 Total synthesis of 11-acetoxy-4-deoxyasbestinin D
Angus Campbell, University of Glasgow
16.00 Computationally guided rational ligand design of Iridium catalysts for hydrogen isotope exchange
Gary Knox, University of Strathclyde
16.25 Towards the total synthesis of dolabelide C using a silicon-tether ring-closing metathesis strategy
Alexander Tiniakos, University of Glasgow
16.50 The design and synthesis of molecular tools for probing biological function: A fragment based approach to PYCR1 inhibition
Kirsty Milne, University of Strathclyde
17.15 Towards a unified biomimetic approach to the brevianamide alkaloids
Robert Cracknell, University of Edinburgh
17.40 Closing remarks
17.50 Wine reception and prizes

Delegate Fees

This event is FREE to attend.


Lecture theatre T100, School of Chemistry
University of Edinburgh
Joseph Black Building
David Brewster Road
King's Buildings

Please click here for a location map.

For further information please contact:

Dr Iain Simpson, University of Edinburgh
Email: iain.simpson@astrazeneca.com

Lectures in this series include:

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