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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