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Carbohydrate Active Enzymes in Medicine and Biotechnology Meeting

Carbohydrate Active Enzymes in Medicine and Biotechnology Meeting
19-21 August 2015, St Andrews, UK

Oral and poster abstract submission deadline is 26 June.

Register now to secure your place – members of the Royal Society of Chemistry are eligible for a reduced rate. The meeting will cover the following topics:

  • Insights into carbohydrate active enzymes in medicine
  • Use of carbohydrate active enzymes in biotechnology
  • Understanding mechanism and structure of carbohydrate active enzymes
  • Exploiting carbohydrate active enzymes in biosynthesis

The three day conference programme comprises of 15 plenary talks, including Prize and Award Lectures presented by Sabine Flitsch – Royal Society of Chemistry Interdisciplinary Prize 2014, Gideon Davies – Royal Society of Chemistry Khorana Prize 2014 and Glyn Hemsworth – Biochemical Society Early Career Research Award.

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

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Meet the team at ESOC 2015

Next month I will be attending the 19th European Symposium on Organic Chemistry (ESOC 2015) held in Lisbon, Portugal, 12 – 16 July, and if you too are in attendance, I’d love to meet you there!

Dr Marie Cote, Oganic & Biomolecular Chemistry Deputy Editor

Please let us know if you will also be in attendance and would like to arrange a meeting – simply email us at the OBC editorial office.

OBC, ChemComm, Chemical Science and MedChemComm are delighted to be media partners of the conference, and there’s lots to look forward to again on this 19th edition of the symposium:

  • Prof. Peter Chen (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) will be presenting the Patai Rappoport Lecture 2015,
  • Prof. Christina Moberg (KTH School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Sweden) is the recipient of the 2014 EuCheMs Lecture Award, and
  • Prof. Nuno Maulide (University of Vienna, Austria) will present the Young Researcher Award Lecture

Plenary lectures at the symposium will be given by :

  • Prof. Carlos A. M. Afonso (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Prof. Ernest Giralt (Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Spain)
  • Prof. Guy Lloyd-Jones (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Prof. Ilan Marek (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
  • Prof. Peter H. Seeberger (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany)
  • Prof. Timothy M. Swager (MIT, USA)
  • Prof. F. Dean Toste (UC Berkeley, USA)
  • Prof. Dirk Trauner (University of Munich, Germany)
  • Prof. Helma Wennemers (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Access the full scientific programme

    Will you be presenting a poster?

    ChemComm, OBC and MedChemComm will each be awarding a Poster Prize at ESOC 2015

    I look forward to meeting many of you in Lisbon!

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Agri Innovation 2015

Join us on 22 April at the Society of Chemical Industry in London for Agri Innovation 2015: Emerging Technologies in Crop Research

This one-day meeting aims to provide an update on several areas of crop research, including identifying target proteins for crop protection ingredients, the synthesis of new crop protection agents and understanding the mechanisms of resistance and immunity in plants and insects. If you are working in organic synthesis, chemical biology or biochemistry in relation to crop science, this meeting will provide an opportunity to catch up on the latest developments. Speakers from academia and industry from across Europe will come together to present and discuss the latest developments in this area.

The meeting is jointly run by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Society of Chemical Industry Agrisciences Group and AGRI-net, the agriscience chemical biology network. For more details and to register, please visit the website.

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Meet the OBC team – See where and when you can meet us in 2015

A selection of conferences the journal will be attending in 2015.

The Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry team will be attending a number of conferences in 2015 and we would be delighted to meet you there.

We’re also the team behind OBC’s sister journals MedChemComm, Natural Product Reports, and Molecular BioSystems, so we’ll happily discuss your interdisciplinary research work. In fact, many of our authors choose to publish their research across all of these titles.

Spring

National symposium on Chemical Biology 18-19 February 2015, Mysore, India.  Meet Deeksha Gupta.

Directing Biosynthesis IV 25 – 27th March 2015, Norwich, UK. Meet Marie Cote.

MedChemComm, 27-30 April 2015, Hyderabad, India.  Meet Deeksha Gupta.

Grassmere Heterocyclic meeting 7th – 11th May, 2015, Grassmere, UK.  Meet James Anson.

Summer

Royal Society of Chemistry Organic Chemistry Symposium Series 1st – 5th June 2015, Sendai, Tokyo, Kyoto, Japan.  Meet Rich Kelly

American Peptide Symposium 20th – 25th June 2015, Orlando, Florida.  Meet Rich Kelly.

ISMSC 28th June – 2nd July 2015, Strasbourg, France.  Meet Marie Cote.

7th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry, July 5 – 8th, Tokyo, Japan.  Meet Hiromitsu Urakami.

ESOC 2015 12th – 16th July 2015, Lisbon, Portugal.  Meet Marie Cote.

RSC Organic Synthesis 20th – 23rd July 2015, Cambridge, UK.  Meet James Anson.

9th CCS National Organic Chemistry conference, 31st July to 3rd August 2015, Changchun, China.  Meet Guanqun Song.

9th National Chemical Biology conference, August, Tianjin, China.  Meet Guanqun Song.

250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition 16th – 20th August 2015, Boston, USA.

25th International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry Conference (August 23-28) in Santa Barbara, USA. Meet Jennifer Lee.

Autumn

18th RSC/SCI medicinal chemistry conference 13th – 16th September 2015, Cambridge, UK.  Meet James Anson.

26th Symposium on Physical Organic Chemistry, 24 – 26th September,  Ehime, Japan.  Meet Hiromitsu Urakami.

13th International Kyoto Conference on New Aspects of Organic Chemistry , 9th  – 13th November, Kyoto, Japan.  Meet Hiromitsu Urakami.

Tateshina Conference, 13th – 15th November, Tateshina, Japan.  Meet Hiromitsu Urakami.

BMOS-16 15th – 19th November 2015, Buzios, Brazil.  Meet Rich Kelly.

Winter

Pacifichem 15th – 20th December 2015, Hawaii, USA.  Meet Marie Cote.

Let us know if you are planning on attending any of these meetings, as we would be happy to meet you there!

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Winners at the 2014 RSC Organic Division Poster Symposium

Congratulations to the winners at the 2014 RSC Organic Division Poster Symposium, held on 01 December 2014 at the Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, London.

The symposium, supported by headline sponsor F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, provided a fantastic opportunity for final year organic chemistry PhD students to showcase their research and network with their peers, leading academics, and industrial chemists.

Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry was delighted to offer a front cover artwork opportunity to the winner of the First Prize, as well as a 1-year personal subscription to the journal to the winner of the Industry Prize.

First Prize

Sonja Kuschel, University of Manchester (Supervisor: Professor David Leigh). Poster title: Towards man-made ribosomes: Nanomachines for sequential peptide synthesis

Runners Up Prizes

Antony Burton, University of Bristol (Supervisor: Professor Derek Woolfson). Poster title: Installing Catalytic Activity into a de novo Designed Protein Structure

Sarah Walker, Heriot-Watt University (Supervisor: Dr Ai-Lan Lee). Poster title: Development of Pd(II)-catalysed oxidative Heck reactions and CH functionalisations

Industry Prize (selected by the industrial delegates)

Antoine Maruani, University College London (Supervisors: Professor Stephen Caddick and Dr Vijay Chudasama). Poster title: A Novel Class of Tuneable reagents for Selective Dual Modification of Proteins

Participants’ Prize (selected by the students)

Owen Davis, Imperial College London (Supervisor: Dr James Bull). Poster title: Synthesis and Functionalisation of Highly Substituted Oxetanes: Molecular Scaffolds for Drug Discovery

The event was also supported by: AstraZeneca, Evotec, Johnson Matthey Catalysis and Chiral Technologies, Pfizer Neusentis, Takeda, UCB and Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

Winners (left to right): Sonja Kuschel, Owen Davis, Sarah Walker, Antony Burton, Antoine Maruani (© MPP Image Creation / Royal Society of Chemistry)

With the judges and organising committee (left to right): Dr Andrew Thomas, Dr Anne Horan, Professor Jonathan Clayden, Mr Owen Davis, Professor Rob Field, Mrs Sonja Kuschel, Professor Julian Blagg, Miss Sarah Walker, Professor Stuart Conway, Mr Antony Burton, Mr Antoine Maruani, Dr David Rees, Dr Sarah Rook, Professor Sue Gibson, Miss Charlotte Still (© MPP Image Creation / Royal Society of Chemistry)

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Winners at the 25th Symposium on Physical Organic Chemistry

From left to right: Professor Yoshito Tobe (President) Mr. Tomoya Nakamura (OBC) Mr. Yuta Shiina (RSC Advances) Mr. Hirotaka Mori (Chemical Science) Hiroyuki Isobe (Organizer)

Congratulations to the winners of the poster prizes at the 25th Symposium on Physical Organic Chemistry (Japan), which was held September 7th to September 9th in Sendai.

Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry prize: Mr. Tomoya Nakamura (Supervisor: Professor Eiichi Nakamura), Department of Chemistry, The University of Tokyo
Title: Benzodipyrrole-Based Donor-Acceptor Type Boron Complexes for Near-Infrared Absorption

RSC Advances prize: Mr. Yuta Shiina (Supervisor: Professor Nagao Kobayashi), Department of Chemistry, Tohoku University
Title: Redox-control of Molecular Alignment of TTF-Annulated Silicon Phthalocyanine Oligomers

Chemical Science prize: Mr. Hirotaka Mori (Supervisor: Professor Atsuhiro Osuka), Department of Chemistry, Kyoto University
Title: Synthesis and Properties of 5,20-α-Oligothienyl-substitued [26]Hexaphyrins

The event organised by the Society of Physical Organic Chemistry, Japan,  saw 624 participants attend, with 2 keynote lectures from E. Nakamura & C. Nuckolls.  In addition there were 328 poster presentations, and 96 oral presentations.

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14th Anglo-Italian Meeting on Heterocyclic Chemistry

The 14th Anglo-Italian Meeting on Heterocyclic Chemistry, organised by the Heterocyclic & Synthesis Group in collaboration with the Italian Chemical Society, recently took place.

14th Anglo-Italian Meeting on Heterocyclic Chemistry conference photo 2014

It was an excellent meeting, held at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park, with around 50 participants, equally split between the two countries. There were some excellent lectures, including plenaries from:

  • Professor Stephen Clark (University of Glasgow)
  • Professor Sabine Flitsch (University of Manchester)
  • Dr King Kuok (Mimi) Hii (Imperial College London)
  • Professor Emanuela Licandro (University of Milan)
  • Professor Andrea Pace (University of Palermo)
  • Professor Claudio Trombini (University of Bologna)

Our congratulations go to  Susan Lepri from University of Perugia who won our poster prize.

Susan receiving her prize from Professor Chris Willis (Heterocyclic Group) and Professor Giuseppe Musumarra (Italian Chemical Society)

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RSC Organic Division Poster Symposium 2014

RSC Organic Division Poster Symposium 2014, headline sponsored by F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd.

The poster symposium, for final year organic chemistry PhD students, will take place at The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, London on Monday 01 December 2014.

The symposium offers final year PhD students a chance to showcase their research to their peers, leading academics and industrial chemists, and is open to all branches of organic chemistry. The symposium has a tradition of being the most competitive and highly regarded organic chemistry symposium for PhD students in the UK and ROI and we would like to thank F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd. for their generous support of the event.

There will be a first prize of £500, two runner-up prizes of £250, and a “selected by Industry Prize”. Industrial delegates will make this selection by considering the research’s potential for application in an industrial context; the winner will also receive a prize of £500.

Closing date for submissions is Wednesday 01 October 2014.
For more information and to submit your abstract go to http://rsc.li/organic-poster

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OBC Poster Prize winner at ISMSC-9 in Shanghai

Congratulations to Hanna Jędrzejewska from the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw for winning the Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry poster prize awarded at the 9th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC-9) held at SIOC, Shanghai, on 7-11 June 2014.

The title of her winning poster was: Chiral self-sorting of hybrid peptidic capsules

Hanna wins a copy of the book Polymeric and Self Assembled Hydrogels : From Fundamental Understanding to Applications, signed by its author, and winner of the 2014 Cram Lehn Pedersen Prize Prof. Oren Scherman.

Hanna Jędrzejewska, OBC Poster Prize winner (right) is presented with a certificate and RSC Book, by Prof. Andrew Wilson (left) and Dr. Marie Cote (OBC Deputy Editor, centre)

On her winning work, Hanna comments:

This project aims at the synthesis of bio-compatible peptidic capsules by means of self-organization of short peptides. Such capsules can be further used for encapsulation, storage and transport of biologically relevant targets. Even though peptides are endowed with natural self-assembling properties, capsules made of short “native” peptides do not form spontaneously due to high conformational lability and tendency to form non-porous random aggregates. I have found that this disadvantage can be overcome by properly designed scaffolds that “guide” peptides into capsular structures. I have used short peptides of various chirality attached in a dynamical covalent way to the macrocyclic skeleton. This way I have obtained building blocks that spontaneously self-sort into porous peptidic capsules resembling closed β-barrels.

I’ve been working on this topic for 1 year. This research is fully supported by the PARENT/BRIDGE programme that enables the best researchers who are raising young children to return to advanced research work. The programme is financed by Foundation for Polish Science within European Regional Development Fund under the Innovative Economy Operational Programme 2007-2013.

Hanna works as a PhD student in the group of Prof. Agnieszka Szumna.

Congratulations again to Hanna – the OBC team whishes her all the very best with her research work!

From left to right: Prof. Zhanting Li, Hanna Jędrzejewska (OBC Poster Prize Winner), Prof. Andrew Wilson, Prof. Oren Scherman, Dr. Robert Eagling, Prof. Jonathan Sessler and Dr Marie Cote

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Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry at conferences in 2014

Dr Richard Kelly, Managing Editor

Dr Marie Cote, Deputy Editor

The Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry team will be attending a number of conferences in 2014 and we would be delighted to meet you there.

We’re also the team behind OBC’s sister journals MedChemComm, Natural Product Reports, and the latest addition to the portfolio, Toxicology Research, so we’ll happily discuss your interdisciplinary research work. In fact, many of our authors choose to publish their research across all of these titles.

Here are just some of the conferences where you can meet us in the coming months:


GRC marine natural products 2-7 March Ventura, CA, USA – Meet Rich

Society of Toxicology annual meeting 23-27 March Phoenix, USA – Meet Marie

National Organic Symposium Trust 11-14 April Agra, India – Meet Rich

ISMSC-9 7-11 June Shanghai, China – Meet Marie

GRC Bioorganic Chemistry 8-13 June Proctor Academy, USA – Meet Rich

BOSS XIV 13-18 July Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium – Meet Marie

Fall ACS meeting 10-14 August San Francisco, USA – Meet Rich

Gregynog Young Chemists’ Workshop 10-12 September Gregynog, Wales – Meet Marie

EFMC-ISMC 7-10 September Lisbon, Portugal – Meet Rich

Eurotox 7-9 September Edinburgh, UK – Meet Marie

Let us know if you are planning on attending any of these meetings, as we would be happy to meet you there!

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