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Prize winners at the Southampton Supramolecular Chemistry Conference

Congratulations to all the prize winners at the Southampton Supramolecular Chemistry Conference 2016.

We were pleased to present prizes to these winners:

Valentina Santolini (Imperial College London) - ChemSocRev Talk Prize

Daniel Cornwell (York University) – Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry Talk Prize

Chris Taylor (Sheffield University) - ChemComm Poster Prize

The conference took place at University of Southampton on 24th June 2016.
It was focused on early career researchers working within Supramolecular Chemistry.  The conference was a great opportunity for PhDs and postdocs to present their research and network with their peers and leaders within this field.
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‘Microbial protein targets: towards understanding and intervention’ meeting

Microbial protein targets: towards understanding and intervention

14–16 September 2016, Durham, UK

This symposium will bring together leading expertise in protein structure determination, biochemical characterization and chemical biology to explore the most recent advances in the understanding of protein function and inhibition in microbial pathogens – both bacteria and parasites.

An exciting line-up of speakers will present their recent work in the area. Some of the confirmed speakers are:

  • Chris Abell University of Cambridge, UK
  • Gerald Spaeth Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
  • Ed Tate Imperial College London, UK
  • Maria Marco-Martin GSK Tres Contos, Spain

Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your work alongside leaders in the field and submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation today. Through generous sponsorship from the RSC Chemical Biology Interface Division and the BSP there are bursaries available for early career researchers to support their participation at this meeting.

The oral abstract deadline has just been extended until 15 July 2016, and poster abstracts are welcome until 5 August 2016. For more information and to register please visit the conference webpage.

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Balticum Organicum Syntheticum (BOS) conference 2016

Balticum Organicum Syntheticum (BOS) conference 2016

3rd – 6th July 2016, Riga, Latvia

Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry and Natural Product Reports are pleased to support the 2016 BOS conference.  The conference aims to provide a forum for organic synthetic chemists to speak of their work and discuss important scientific problems and to promote discussion between academic and industrial scientists about the possibilities of mutual cooperation.

This international conference has a balanced program of academic and industrial speakers presenting fundamental and practical aspects of organic synthesis.  This year the speakers include:

  • Emily Balskus (Harvard University, USA) Chemical Discovery in the Microbial World
  • Inga Cikotiené (Vilnius University, Lithuania) From Curiosity to Development of New Synthetic Methods
  • Nuno Maulide (University of Vienna, Austria) Catalytic Rearrangements: Inspiration for Methods and Total Synthesis
  • Per-Ola Norrby (AstraZeneca, Sweden) Predictive Chemistry: Virtual Screening in Asymmetric Catalysis
  • Virgil Percec (University of Pennsylvania, USA) A Materials Genome Approach to Mimics of Biological Membranes and their Programmable Glycan Ligands
  • Stefan Schunk (Grünenthal GmbH, Germany) Cebranopadol, A Novel Analgesic – It’s Discovery from the MedChem Perspective
  • Ryan Shenvi (The Scripps Research Institute) Chemical Synthesis of Secondary Metabolites
  • John Sutherland (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK) Origins of Life Systems Chemistry
  • Māris Turks (Riga Technical University, Latvia) Sulfer Dioxide: Useful Reagent and Solvent in Organic Chemistry

For more information and to register please visit the website.

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XXVIII International Carbohydrate Symposium 2016

XXVIII International Carbohydrate Symposium 2016

17th – 21st July 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana USA

Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry are pleased to support the 28th International Carbohydrate Symposium.  The conference will feature an excellent range of speakers including:

  • Carolyn Bertozzi (Stanford University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute) – Glycocalyx engineering toward probing cancer glycome evolution
  • Vincent Bulone (University of Adelaide) – A journey into the world of Eukaryotic cell walls: structure and biosynthesis of essential polysaccharides
  • Bruce Hamaker (Purdue University) – Carbohydrate quality and how the concept may relate to healthier foods
  • Koichi Kato (Nagoya City University) – Structural views of glycen-dependent determination of glycoprotein fates in cells
  • Muthiah Manoharan (Alnylam Pharmaceuticals) – Carbohydrate Conjuated RNAi Therapeutics
  • James C Paulson (The Scripps Research Institute) – Sialic acids determinants of self
  • Soledad Penades (Centro de Investigacion Cooperativa en Biomateriales, CIC biomaGUNE) – Glycans and Glyconanotechnology
  • Stephen G Withers (University of British Columbia) – Accessing new and improved CAZymes through metagenomics and directed evolution

For more information and to book your place please visit the website.

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16th French-American Chemical Society meeting

French-American Chemical Society
16th Meeting

19-23 June 2016  -  Santa Barbara, California, USA

Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry and Catalysis Science & Technology are delighted to support the 16th French-American Chemical Society meeting. The conference will feature an excellent range of speakers including:

  • Dennis Hall (University of Alberta) – Studies Towards the Synthesis of Polycyclic Alkaloids
  • Bastien Nay (Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle) – Bio-inspired Strategies for the Total Synthesis of Polycyclic Chalasins and Related PKS-NRPS Natural Products
  • Surya Prakash (USC) – Our Recent Studies on Fluoroalkylations
  • David Williams (Indiana University) - Studies Towards the Synthesis of Polycyclic Alkaloids, and 
  • Françoise Colobert (Université de Strasbourg) – Enantiopure Sulfoxide, an Efficient Chiral Directing Group for Stereoselective C-H Bond Activation.

Register now to secure your place and take part in this great five day symposium with 20 speakers comprising established and emerging researchers from both academia and industry. The meeting is organised by Professor Bruce Lipshutz (University of California Santa Barbara), Dr Robert Dodd (Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles) and Dr Jean Suffert (Université de Strasbourg) this year.

For more information and to book your place please visit the event page.

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Poster Prize winner at the University of California Symposium for Chemical Sciences

Congratulations to the Poster Prize winner at the University of California Symposium for the Chemical Sciences.

Poster Prize winner Bryn Taylor

Bryn Taylor (right) with Jennifer Griffiths from the RSC (photo courtesy of Beverly Chou from the Shea group)

The winner is Bryn Taylor of UC San Diego who is currently working as a graduate student in the group of Rob Knight and co-advised by Rommie Amaro. Her research encompasses computational chemistry and biophysics, focusing on microbial proteomes and the function of the microbiome.

The meeting took place for the first time and was supported by eight UC departments (UC Davis, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara). All areas of chemistry, including biological, organic, inorganic, analytical and physical chemistry were represented and the symposium provided an excellent opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to not only present their work in a multidisciplinary environment, but also take part in different workshops to further their career and establish connections with professionals from industry, government and alternative science jobs.

The prize was presented by the RSC Editorial Development Manager, North America, Dr Jennifer Griffiths.

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E-WiSPOC 16

European-Winter School on Physical Organic Chemistry (E-WiSPOC)

31st January – 5th February 2016, Bressanone, Italy


OBC is pleased to support the European-Winter School on Physical Organic Chemistry (E-WiSPOC) 2016.

The topic for 2016 is – Functional Surfaces in Chemistry and Biology.

Lectures will be speaking on a variety of subjects, including:

  • Francesco Zerbetto – Theoretical and computational chemistry (University of Bologna)
  • Maria Ramos – Computational biochemistry (University of Porto)
  • Maria Minunni – Surface plasmon resonance (University of Firenze)
  • Chris Hunter – Physical organic chemistry and biomolecular interactions (University of Cambridge)
  • Bart Ravoo – Biological and supramolecular system (University of Muenster )
  • Jurrian Huskens – Biomolecular adhesion and tissue engineering (University of Twente)
  • Alessandro Casnati – Bioorganic and supramolecular chemistry (University of Parma)
  • Zoltan Takats – Ambient mass spectrometry (Imperial College London)

The school,which is part of the cultural initiatives of the Organic Division of the Italian Chemical Society, is open to PhD students and post-docs.

For information visit the e-wispoc website: www.chimica.unipd.it/wispoc or write to: wispoc.chimica@unipd.it

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Heterocyclic and Synthesis Group postgraduate meeting prize winners

Congratulations to all the  prize winners at the Heterocyclic and Synthesis Group Postgraduate Meeting.

The symposium took place on the 10th September 2015. It provides an opportunity for final year PhD students to present talks and posters.

The winners were:

Patrick Brown (Best talk prize) – Biomimetic Synthesis of Dimeric Phenylethanoids

Lee Eccleshare (Best flash presentation prize) – A Novel, One-Pot, Multi-Component Synthesis of Fused 8-Membered Carbocycles

Catherine Holden (Best poster prize) - TheBenzyne Smiles Reaction: A Transition Metal Free Biaryl Synthesis

Patrick Brown

Lee Eccleshare

Catherine Holden

The prizes were presented by Dr Andrew Williams of Eli Lilly.

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Poster Prize winners at RSC Organic Division Poster Symposium 2015

Congratulations to all the Poster Prize winners at the RSC Organic Division Poster Symposium 2015.

©Royal Society of Chemistry / MPP Image Creation

We are pleased to present the prize to these winners:

First Prize – Hiroki Wada
(University of Nottingham)

Second Prize – Keith Andrews & Giacomo Crisenza
(University of Nottingham & University of Bristol)

Industry Prize – Joanna Sadler
(University of Strathclyde)

Participants Prize – Jorge Gonzalez
(University of Edinburgh)

Organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the symposium took place in London on the 30th November 2015.

The symposium provides a fantastic opportunity for final year organic chemistry PhD students to showcase their research and network with their peers, leading academics, and industrial chemists.

In the words of the winner:  “This event provided me a great opportunity not only to learn cutting edge organic chemistry and biochemistry, but also to network with academics and industrial researchers. I feel that the event showcases the shift from traditional small molecule medicinal chemistry to biologically and nature orientated chemistry, and it was really interesting to observe this and also to contribute to it.  It was an invaluable experience meeting and discussing my work and theirs with many world leading scientists.”  (Hiroki Wada)

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Poster Prize Winners at Biorelevant Chemistry Symposium

Congratulations to the Poster Prize winners at the 9th Symposium on Biorelevant Chemistry.

We were please to present the prize to these winners:

  • Ayaka Nakashima (Nagoya University)
  • Kotaro Nishiyama (University of Tokyo)
  • Hayato Kawai (Nagoya University)
  • Takeya Shou (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • Takayuki Miki(Kyoto University

Organized by the Chemical Society of Japan, the Biorelevant Chemistry Symposium took place from 10-12th Sept in Kumamoto, Japan.

From left to right: Professor Rie Wakabayashi (Poster award committee co-chair), Professor Hiroyuki Asanuma (Poster award committee chair), Ayaka Nakashima, Kotaro Nishiyama , Hayato Kawai , Takeya Shou , Takayuki Miki, Professor Masahiro Takagi (Chair of the Division of Biotechnology, Chemical Society of Japan), Professor Itaru Hamachi (Vice-Chair of the Division of Biofunctional Chemistry, Chemical Society of Japan).

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