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Chemical biology symposium 2019

The Chemical biology symposium 2019 was recently held at Burlington House in London, UK on 20th May. Chemical Science and Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry were proud to support the meeting, and Chemical Science Senior Editor James Moore attended to meet with delegates and represent the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The symposium showcased the state of the art in chemical biology, bringing together the wider community with leading national and international experts in the field. The programme explored all aspects of chemical biology and highlighted the wider scope and impact of the field.

Chemical Science were proud to present Tiffany Chan from Imperial College London with the poster prize for her poster on ‘Targeted delivery of metal complexes across the blood-brain barrier for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease’.

Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry were proud to present Sophie Newgas from King’s College London with the runner up poster prize for her poster on ‘Understanding the role of nitric oxide synthase in biosynthetic nitration’.

Congratulations to them both!

Tiffany Chan

Sophie Newgas

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17th Symposium on Host-Guest and Supramolecular Chemistry

The 17th Symposium on Host-Guest and Supramolecular Chemistry was held in Kanazawa, Japan, on 18th and 19th of May, chaired by Professor Shigehisa Akine of Kanazawa University. Professor Tatsuya Nabeshima of the University of Tsukuba and president of the Association of Research for Host-Guest and Supramolecular Chemistry was also in attendance, as was Hiromitsu Urakami on behalf of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The Chemical Science poster prize was awarded to Mr. Akihiro Kanamori of Kanazawa University for his poster on the ‘Synthesis of Salicylideneimine-Based Cryptophane Derivatives through Chiral Self-sorting and Their Guest Recognition Behavior’.

The Chemical Communications poster prize was awarded to Mr. Lingyun Hu of the University of Tokyo for his poster on the ‘Construction of Metal-responsive DNAzymes by Incorporating CuII-mediated Imidazole-4-carboxylate Base Pairing’.

The Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry poster prize was awarded to Mr. Sota Yonemura of the University of Tsukuba for his poster on the ‘Formation of Chiral Single Isomer by Metal Complexation of a β-Cyclodextrin Derivatives introduced Seven Bipyridyl Groups and Origomer Complex of the Isomer’.

Congratulations to Akihiro, Lingyun & Sota!

(From left) Hiromitsu Urakami, Tatsuya Nabeshima, Akihiro Kanamori (ChemSci poster winner), Shigehisa Akine

Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry poster winner Sota Yonemura

(From left) Hiro Urakami, Tatsuya Nabeshima, Lingyun Hu (ChemComm poster winner), Shigehisa Akine

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CPE Annual Symposium 2019

The Centre for Plastic Electronics is hosting its prestigious annual symposium on 10 and 11 June 2019. It will take place at Imperial College London and and will include talks from several high-profile speakers to discuss their latest advances in the science and technology of organic conducting materials and of organic/flexible electronics and photonics. The program includes a day of short talks and poster presentations by students and early career scientists giving them a platform to highlight their recent work.

More information and details of how to register is available at: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/centres/plasticelectronics/eventssummary/event_20-2-2019-14-14-7. Abstracts submissions for poster presentations are open until the 31 May.

Imperial College London are delighted to host Prof Erwin Reisner of the University of Cambridge who will be giving his RSC Corday-Morgan Prize talk for his work on the development of solar-driven catalysis with molecularly engineered semiconductors and semi-artificial photosynthesis.

The symposium will cover all areas related to organic/plastic electronics and photonics, including chemistry, physics, materials science and device engineering. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Christine Luscombe, University of Washington
  • Andy Cooper, University of Liverpool
  • Iain McCulloch, KAUST and Imperial College London
  • Erwin Reisner, University of Cambridge
  • Kwanghee Lee, GIST, South Korea
  • Henry Yan, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Ji-Seon Kim, Imperial College London
  • Artem Bakulin, Imperial College London
  • Maria Ibáñez, Institute of Science and Technology, Austria
  • Rachel Evans, University of Cambridge
  • Oliver Dumele, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
  • Hyejeong Seong, Imperial College London
  • Rowena Brugge, Imperial College London
  • Ludmilla Steier, Imperial College London
  • Jess Wade, Imperial College London
  • Alex Clark, Imperial College London

With more speakers being confirmed in the coming weeks, this will be an event not to miss!

If you cannot attend the Symposium next month, you can follow the hashtag #CPESymp19 on Twitter.

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Chemical Science prize winner at IPEROP19

Chemical ScienceSustainable Energy & Fuels, and Energy & Environmental Science were delighted to recently support the Perovskite, Organic Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics  (IPEROP19) conference that took place in Kyoto, Japan from 28-29th January 2019. On behalf of the Royal Society of Chemistry, we would like to congratulate the following prize winners who won a £200 book voucher each. A particular mention to the Chemical Science winner, Chieh-Ting Lin of Professor James Durrant’s group at Imperial College London:

Chemical Science winner: Lin, Chieh-Ting (Imperial College London)
“Probing the Enhanced Stability Against Oxygen Induced Photodegradation by Selection of Transport Layer and Defect Passivation”

Energy & Environmental Science winner: Yamaguchi, Mayu (Waseda University)
“Perovskite Precursor Solution Tuned with Polymer Addition for Effective Formation of the Photovoltaic Layer”

James Durrant (Sustainable Energy & Fuels Editor-in-Chief), Mayu Yamaguchi, Juan Bisquert (Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels Advisory Board member)

Sustainable Energy & Fuels winner Mantulnikovs, Konstantins (EPFL)
“Differential Response of the Photoluminescence and Photocurrent of Polycrystalline CH3NH3PbI3 and CH3NH3PbBr3 to the Exposure to Oxygen and Nitrogen”

Juan Bisquert (Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels Advisory Board member), James Durrant (Sustainable Energy & Fuels Editor-in-Chief), Konstantins Mantulnikovs, Hideo Ohkita and Atsushi Wakamiya

 

Awards presented by James Durrant, Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Energy & Fuels

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Professor Paolo Melchiorre joins Chemical Science as an Associate Editor

We are delighted to introduce Professor Paolo Melchiorre as Chemical Science Associate Editor, handling submissions in the area of organic chemistry.

Paolo currently splits his time between two institutions, the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Genoa as a Tenured Senior Scientist, and the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) in Tarragona as a Professor and Senior Group Leader. Paolo’s research is centered around the development of asymmetric organocatalytic and photochemical processes that can be used as tools to solve problems in organic synthesis. His aim is to utilise photoorganocatalysis for the development of environmentally friendly reaction processes, presenting innovative solutions to common synthetic problems.

Paolo now joins the Chemical Science team as an Associate Editor and looks forward to handling submissions in the areas of organic chemistry, photochemistry, asymmetric catalysis and organocatalysis.

Below is a selection of articles published in Chemical Science that Paolo would like to highlight as being particularly impactful:

Characterizing chain processes in visible light photoredox catalysis
Megan A. Cismesia and Tehshik P. Yoon
Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 5426-5434
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02185E, Edge Article

Synergistic catalysis: A powerful synthetic strategy for new reaction development
Anna E. Allena and David W.C. MacMillan
Chem. Sci. 2012, 3, 633-658
DOI: 10.1039/C2SC00907B, Perspective

Nickel-catalyzed transamidation of aliphatic amide derivatives
Jacob E. Dander, Emma L. Bakera and Neil K. Garg
Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 6433-6438
DOI: 10.1039/C7SC01980G, Edge Article

Site-selective bromination of sp3 C-H bonds
Shyam Sathyamoorthi, Shibdas Banerjee, J. Du Bois, Noah Z. Burns and Richard N. Zare
Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 100-104
DOI: 10.1039/C7SC04611A, Edge Article

Harnessing non-covalent interactions to exert control over regioselectivity and site-selectivity in catalytic reactions
Holly J. Davis and Robert J. Phipps
Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 864-877
DOI: 10.1039/C6SC04157D, Edge Article

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Bristol Synthesis Meeting 2019

The Bristol Synthesis Meeting will be taking place this year on Tuesday 9th April at the University of Bristol. Chemical Science are proud to sponsor this meeting, and one of our Assistant Editors Sarah Sharp will be attending. We look forward to seeing you there.

With an inspiring line-up of speakers including Professor Craig Townsend, Professor Michinori Suginome, Professor Helma Wennemers, Professor Dean Toste and Professor Ilan Marek, this is not one to miss. Registration is now open at the Bristol Synthesis Meeting webpage.

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Andrei Yudin joins Chemical Science as an Associate Editor

We are delighted to introduce Professor Andrei Yudin as Chemical Science Associate Editor, handling submissions in the area of organic chemistry.

Andrei is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Toronto, where his group specialise in chemical synthesis with a focus on the preparation of novel biologically active molecules. Andrei and his group pioneered work on the preparation of amphoteric reagents, developing structurally distinct intermediates that were viewed as impossible to prepare prior to their studies. The group have been highlighted for the preparation of a library of difficult-to-prepare azridine aldehydes and α-boryl aldehydes that can be applied in the preparation of medically relevant peptidomimetics.

Andrei is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Royal Society of Chemistry journal, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, and runs a blog series providing regular updates on the progress within his group, found at https://amphoteros.com/.

Andrei has now joined the team at Chemical Science and looks forward to receiving submissions in the areas of organic synthesis, transition metal catalysis, peptide preparation and macrocyclisation.

Below is a selection of articles published in Chemical Science that Andrei would like to highlight:

Oxygen transfer in electrophilic epoxidation probed by 17O NMR: differentiating between oxidants and role of spectator metal oxo
Christian Ehinger, Christopher P. Gordon and Christophe Coperet
Chem. Sci., 2019, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SC04868A, Edge Article

A divergent synthetic pathway for pyrimidine-embedded medium-sized azacycles through an N-quaternizing strategy
Yoona Choi, Heejun Kim and Seung Bum Park
Chem. Sci., 2019, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SC04061C, Edge Article

We also highlight a few of Andrei’s contributions to Chemical Science from the last few years:

3-Cyanoallyl boronates are versatile building blocks in the synthesis of polysubstituted thiophenes
Wenjie Shao, Sherif J. Kaldas and  Andrei K. Yudin
Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 4431-4436
DOI: 10.1039/C7SC00831G, Edge Article

The reactivity and conformational control of cyclic tetrapeptides derived from aziridine-containing amino acids
Benjamin K. W. Chung, Christopher J. White, Conor C. G. Scully and  Andrei K. Yudin
Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 6662-6668
DOI: 10.1039/C6SC01687A, Edge Article

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