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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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Poster prize winners at ESOC

Congratulations to the Poster Prize winners at ESOC 2015.

The winners are:

  • Michael E. Muratore (OBC Best Oral Comm Prize) – “The versatility of gold(I) catalysis applied to the total synthesis of (-)-nardoaristolone B and lundurine C”
  • Joanna Wencel-Delord (OBC Poster Prize) – “Asymmetric C-H activation and dynamic kinetic resolution: new tool for the synthesis of axially chiral biaryls”
  • Szilár Varga (ChemComm Poster Prize) – “Organocatalytic approach to indole terpenoids”
  • Ana M. Matos (MedChemComm Poster Prize) - “Genista tenera as a source of new innovative molecular leads against diabetes and related amyloid disorders: phytochemistry, synthesis and mechanism of action”

The European Symposium of Organic Chemistry is a biannual event which is held all over Europe.  The 19th European Symposium of Organic Chemistry was held from 12th – 16th of July in Lisbon, at the Universidade de Lisboa.   The conference is aimed at stimulating new emerging areas in Organic Chemistry.

Photos of the winners below (from left to right): Michael E. Muratore, Joanna Wencel-Delord, Ana M. Matos and Szilár Varga.

Michael E. Muratore (OBC Best Oral Comm Prize) Joanna Wencel-Delord (OBC Poster Prize)
Ana M. Matos (MedChemComm Poster Prize) Szilár Varga (ChemComm Poster Prize)
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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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