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OrgSyn 50 Conference 27th – 28th February 2017

OrgSyn 50 – Developments in Organic Chemistry

Fluorochem invite you to join them from 27-28 February 2017 in Manchester, UK to celebrate their 50-year milestone in helping support research and supplying intermediates for R&D worldwide.

During the two days there will be 13 outstanding lectures covering a broad range of subjects. Fluorochem are delighted to have attracted a high calibre of speakers to this event and want to ensure people don’t miss out on a unique opportunity to appreciate the remarkable standard of current research being undertaken in the UK. Join them for tales of the unexpected; from fluorination to feedstock, cascades to catalysis and nanoscale to nature. Learn about the latest in cancer research and engage in topics such as rotaxanes, urea function and digitising chemistry.

Introducing an outstanding line up of speakers which includes:

For more information and to register please visit the website.

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Poster prize winners at the 10th Symposium on Biorelevant Chemistry

Congratulations to the two poster prize winners at the 10th Symposium on Biorelevant Chemistry!

We were pleased to present prizes to these winners:

Yuuma Shisaka (Nagoya University) – Molecular BioSystems Poster Prize
Title: ‘Interaction Analysis of Hemoprotein HasA with Captured Synthetic Metal Complexes and Its Specific Receptor HasR from Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

Yuki Imakura (University of Tokyo) – Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry Poster Prize
Title: ‘Design of long-lived hyperpolarized probes based on T1 relaxation mechanism’

Organized by the Chemical Society of Japan, the Biorelevant Chemistry Symposium took place from 7-9 September 2016 in Kanazawa, Japan and was attended by a total of 430 delegates.

From left to right: Professor Hisakazu Mihara (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Chair of the Division of Biofunctional Chemistry, Chemical Society of Japan), Professor Nobutaka Fujieda (Osaka University, Poster award committee co-chair), Mr Yuuma Shisaka (Nagoya Univerisity, Molecular BioSystems award winner), Mr Yuki Imakura (Nagoya Univerisity, OBC award winner), Professor Kenji Yokoyama (Tokyo University of Technology, Chair of the Division of Biotechnology, Chemical Society of Japan), Professor Asanuma Hiroyuki (Nagoya University, Poster award committee chair), Professor Masato Saito (Osaka University, Poster award committee co-chair).

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International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS) – 5th Annual Conference

Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry (OBC) is pleased to support the 2016 annual meeting of the International Chemical Biology Society.  The conference aims to provide a forum for chemical biologists to speak of their work and discuss important scientific problems and to promote exchange between emerging and established scientists.

This international conference has a balanced program of speakers from all disciplines in chemical biology ranging from infectious diseases to natural products to epigenetics and many more.  This year the speakers include:

  • Laura Kiessling (University of Wisconsin-Madison) – Us Versus Them: Microbial Glycans as Cellular ID Cards
  • Kai Johnsson (École PolytechniqueFédérale de Lausanne) – Expanding Protein Function Through Synthetic Chemistry
  • Junying Yuan (Harvard Medical School) – Regulation of Inflammation and Cell Death by RIPK1
  • Ulrike Eggert (Molecular BioSystems Editorial Board, King’s College London) – A Chemical Approach to Understanding Cell Division
  • Tapas Kundu (Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore) – Small Molecule Modulators of Histone Acetyltransferases: Implications in Disease Biology
  • Emily Balskus (Harvard University) – Chemical Discovery in the Human Microbiota

… and many more. For more information and to register please visit the website.


Meet the team:

James Anson (Deputy Editor of OBC, Natural Product Reports, MedChemComm and Molecular BioSystems) will be attending the event. He would love to hear about your research and meet with our readers, authors and referees. Please do get in touch with James if you would like to arrange a meeting in advance.

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Directing Biosynthesis V

Don’t miss the fifth edition of this highly successful international natural products and chemical biology conference at the University of Warwick. Keynote speakers include Wilfred van der Donk, Janet Smith, John Verderas, Joern Piel and many more.

Oral abstract submission is now open!

Closing date 9 October 2016: submit abstracts online here.

This conference will cover aspects of natural product synthesis and development with emphasis on…

  • Biosynthesis of cell walls – targets for antimicrobials
  • Pathway engineering
  • Enzymology and structural biology
  • Natural products discovery – a response to AMR
  • Chemical ecology

Posters and exhibitors also welcome. Contact events@rsc.org for more information.

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OBC prize winner at CRSI National Symposium

Congratulations to the OBC poster prize winner at the 2016 CRSI National Symposium!

We were pleased to present the OBC poster prize to Mr. K. Rajasekhar from the group of T. Govindaraju at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore. Mr. K. Rajasekhar presented his work on ‘Rationally designed peptidomimetic modulators of AB toxicity and related oxidative stress in Alzheimer’s disease’ on which he also recently published a Feature Article in Chemical Communications.


The 19th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry is the most important annual chemistry symposium in India and took place from 14-16 July 2016 at the University of North Bengal (NBU), India.


Read K. Rajasekhar’s recent Feature article in ChemComm:

Function and toxicity of amyloid beta and recent therapeutic interventions targeting amyloid beta in Alzheimer’s disease
K. Rajasekhar, Malabika Chakrabarti and T. Govindaraju
Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 13434-13450

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RSC Organic Division Poster Symposium 2016

This poster symposium for final year organic chemistry PhD students will take place at The Royal Society of Chemistry at Burlington House, in London, Monday 5 December 2016.

Abstract submission is now open!

The closing date for abstract submissions is Monday 3 October 2016. Get more information or submit an abstract now.

This symposium offers final year PhD students a chance to showcase their research to their peers, leading academics and industrial chemists. It is open to all branches of organic chemistry – in its broadest interpretation – and has a tradition of being the most competitive and highly-regarded organic chemistry symposium for PhD students in the UK and Ireland.

There will be a first prize of £500, two runner-up prizes, and a ‘selected by Industry’ prize. Industrial delegates will select this winner based on the potential for application in an industrial context.

We would like to thank F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd. and our industry sponsors for their generous support of this event.

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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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