Young Chemists 2007 (YC07),
Imperial College, Lecture Theatre 311, Huxley Building
Friday 30th of March



MMS Conferencing & Events is hosting a one-day conference featuring presentations from young organic chemists that have started their independent academic careers within the last five years. The topics will range from molecular pharmaceutics to asymmetric catalysis to heterocycle formation.

Date: Friday 30th of March
Location: Imperial College, Lecture Theatre 308, Huxley Building
Application and Fees: The rates for this meeting will be 150 for Industrialists, 65 for Academics and 35 for students.
For Further Information: Please contact Michele Sahrle.

9:15 Registration and Coffee
10:15 Opening Remarks
Session 1:
10:20 "Minding the gap: Natural Product Synthesis in Chemical Biology"
Dr Rudi Marquez, University of Glasgow
10:55 "Transition Metal-Catalysed Desymmetrisation Reactions"
Dr David Lindsay, Bristol University
11:30 "Adventures in Natural Product Chemistry: From Total Synthesis to Computational Predictions"
Dr Jonathan Burton, Oxford University
12:05 "Highly Reactive Catalyst Systems for Doing Chemistry on Highly Unreactive Substrates"
Dr Matthew Clarke, St Andrews University
12:40 LUNCH
Session 2:
13:45 "Copper Mediated Heterocycle Synthesis: Non-toxic Cheap Catalytic Alternatives to Tin Hydrides in Radical Reactions"
Dr Andrew Clark, Warwick University
14:20 "New Methods for the Catalytic Generation and Trapping of Enolates"
Dr Hon Wai Lam, University of Edinburgh
14:55 "Organocatalysis with N-Heterocyclic Carbenes"
Dr Andrew Smith, St Andrews University
15:30 "New Building Blocks for Molecular Recognition: From DNA Bases to a-Helices"
Dr Andrew Wilson, University of Leeds
16:05 COFFEE
Session 3:
16:40 "Synthesis of Heterocyclic Peptides"
Professor Chris Moody, University of Nottingham
17:25 Closing remarks
17.30 Wine reception