Young Chemists
Imperial College London
Friday, 1st April 2011

MMS Conferencing & Events is hosting their 9th annual one-day conference featuring presentations from young organic chemists that have started their independent academic careers within the last five years.

Lectures will cover a wide range of organic chemistry ranging from new methodologies to make and/or selectively break bonds, catalysis by new modes of activation, to chemical ligation and RNA splicing.

REDUCED GROUP RATES ARE AVAILABLE - FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE SEND AN EQUIRY TO YC@MMSCONFERENCING.COM

Date: Friday, 1st April 2011
Location: Imperial College London
Application and Fees: The rates for this meeting will be 165 for Industrialists, 70 for Academics and 40 for students.
For Further Information: Please contact Michele Sahrle.

9:15 Registration and Coffee
 
10:15 Opening Remarks
Dr Chris Braddock, Imperial College London
Session 1:
 
10:20 "New Facets of the Wadsworth-Emmons Cyclopropanation"
Dr Christopher Bray
Queen Mary
 
10:55 "∏-Lewis Acids: Observations, Hypotheses and Experimentation"
Dr Eddy Viseux
University of Sussex
 
11:30 "Development of Gold(I)-Catalysed Reactions"
Dr Ai Lan Lee
Heriot-Watt University
 
12:05 "From C-H to C-C activation: new methodologies for the construction of C-C bonds"
Dr Igor Larrosa
Queen Mary
12:40 LUNCH
Session 2:
 
13:45 "New Approaches to Enolate Chemistry"
Dr Tom Sheppard
UCL
 
14:20 "Catalysis and sensing, making and detecting small molecules"
Dr John Fossey
University of Birimingham
 
14:55 "Chemoselective ligation reactions in/on living systems: a powerful tool in chemical biology"
Dr Ed Tate
Imperial College London
 
15:30 "Unravelling the alternative RNA splicing labyrinth using chemical biological tools"
Dr Glen Burley
University of Leicester
16:05 COFFEE
Session 3:
 
16:40 Keynote Speaker
Professor Stephen G. Davies, Waynflete Professor of Chemistry
University of Oxford
 
17:25 Closing remarks
Dr David Hollinshead, AstraZeneca
 
17.25 Wine reception, The Tower Rooms, Sherfield Building, Sponsored by AstraZeneca