Organic Chemistry Poster Symposium

December 5, 2011

Organic Division Symposium

In 2011, the RSC’s Organic Division organised the prestigious Pfizer Poster Symposium, kindly sponsored by Pfizer Neusentis. The symposium was held at the RSC’s Chemistry Centre in London. Thirty students from all over the UK were selected to display their research; the Poster Symposium is an opportunity for final year organic chemistry PhD students to present their research and network with peers, academics and industrial scientists.

Judging was carried out by Alan Brown (Pfizer Neusentis), Stephen Clark (University of Glasgow) and Nick Westwood (University of St. Andrews). Despite tough competition, first prize was awarded to Benjamin Haffemayer (University of Cambridge) for his research on ‘amine directed sp2 and sp3 C-H bond functionalisation’. Runners up were Guang Yang (University of Glasgow) and Lindsay McMurray (University of Cambridge), with Michael Tait (University of Birmingham) winning the participants’ prize. 

The RSC Organic Division Council thanks all those involved with last year's event and is delighted to be involved in running the 2012 event.

Contact and Further Information

Dr Anne Horan
Programme Manager, Life Sciences
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: 01223 432699