Barton Conference 2003 - Heron Island. 2-9 November 2003

We are happy to announce that, due to great interest, there will indeed be a 3rd in the Barton Conference Series.

Date: 2-9 November 2003
Location: Heron Island.
Application and Fees: No registration fee, however you MUST register.
For Further Information: Please contact Michele Sahrle.

Sunday, 2 November
19:30 - 20:30 Wine reception in the Wistari Room
20:30 - 22:00 Dinner at the Shearwater Restaurant
Monday, 3 November
Chairman: Tony Barrett
09:30 Strategies for the asymmetric synthesis of quaternary centre-containing amines
Steve Marsden
10:15 Six new chemical transformations in six years
Dennis Taylor
11:00 Where do drugs come from?
Robin Cooper
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch at the Shearwater Restaurant
Chairman: Ted Cohen
18:00 40 years after working with Derek Barton: Is research on natural products still stimulating?
Wolfgang Steglich
18:45 Natural products: targets of opportunities
Emmanual Theodorakis
20:00 - 21:30 Dinner at the Shearwater Restaurant
Tuesday, 4 November
Chairman: Athel Beckwith
09:30 A biomimetic approach to the total synthesis of the marine metabolite obtusallene IV
Chris Braddock
10:15 Recent advances in the total synthesis of antibiotic natural products
Tony Barrett
11:00 New methods for and applications of asymmetric heteroatom transfer
Alan Armstrong
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch at the Shearwater Restaurant
Chairman: Daneel Ferreira
18:00 Adventures in organometallic chemistry
Ted Cohen
18:45 Short stories from Cambridge
Steve Ley
20:00 - 21:30 Dinner at the Shearwater Restaurant
Wednesday, 5 November
Chairman: Steve Ley
09:30 Recent developments in ligand design and application in asymmetric catalysis
Pat Guiry
10:15 Some adventures in drug discovery: the critical roll of synthesis in success
Bob Young
11:00 Inhibitors of apoptosis
John Flygare
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch at the Shearwater Restaurant
Chairman: Tony Barrett
18:00 Vignettes on the life and times of Sir Derek Barton
Steve Ley, Tony Barrett, Bob Young, Athel Beckwith, Robin Cooper
18:45 The total synthesis of natural products of biological intrigue
Guest Speaker - Robert Williams
19:30 - 20:30 Champagne reception in the pool area
20:30 - 22:00 Dinner at the Shearwater Restaurant
Thursday, 6 November
Chairman: Derrick Clive
09:30 Control of nitrile oxide cycloaddition chemistry
Greg Simpson
10:15 Unravelling the chemistry of stressed biosystems
Bill Bubb
11:00 Development of stereocontrolled approaches to alpha-amino acids
Barry Lygo
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch at the Shearwater Restaurant
Chairman: Gerhard Bringmann
18:00 Circular dichroism, a powerful tool for establishing the absolute configuration of natural products
Daneel Ferreira
18:45 Studies in natural product synthesis and methodology
Derrick Clive
20:00 - 21:30 Dinner at the Shearwater Restaurant
Friday, 7 November
Chairman: Wolfgang Steglich
09:30 Right from the HPLC peak: new strategies for the search of novel natural products from crude extracts
Gerhard Bringmann
10:15 Discovery using fluorous chemistry
Roger Read
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch at the Shearwater Restaurant
TBA Group snorkeling trip - to be confirmed


All prices listed for this Conference are rough estimates, we expect an increase of around 3% for November 2003. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.

There is a charge for the transfers to and from the island. Catamaran - which is a 2 hour trip at a cost of $164.00, or Helicopter - which is 35 minutes trip and a cost of $472.00.

The only air-conditioning on the island is in the conference rooms, the rooms only have ceiling fans.

The island has 3 x public telephones; the Internet facilities are limited because they are quite remote.

Security boxes are available for all valuables and are free of charge; one thing to note also is that the rooms do not have keys. They can be locked once you are inside but cannot be locked when you leave. The island does not seem to have a problem with theft and thinks this relaxed atmosphere works well.

Please feel free to contact MMS Conferencing & Events with any questions.