Congratulations to Kyle Quasdorf (University of California, Los Angeles, USA) who won the Chemical Science poster prize at the Gordon Research Conference on Organic Reactions & Processes, held at Bryant University, Rhode Island, USA, on 17-22 July 2011.
Kyle, who is a graduate student in Professor Neil Garg’s group, presented a poster on the cross-coupling of unconventional electrophiles and progress toward the total synthesis of Welwitindolinones and was also invited to give a short oral presentation on his work.
The conference brought together both well established and emerging scientists from academia and industry to discuss the state-of-the-art in organic chemistry. Thank you to the chairs, Rodney Parsons (Bristol-Myers Squibb) and Todd Nelson (Merck and Co), and vice chairs, Scott Sieburth (Temple University, USA) and Jean Suffert (University of Strasbourg, France), for organising an excellent and enjoyable conference and judging the posters.
From left to right: Scott Sieburth, Jean Suffert, Joanne Thomson, Kyle Quasdorf, Neil Garg, Rodney Parsons and Todd Nelson