Synthesis from the Six Nations II

7 October 2015, London, United Kingdom


The Synthesis from the Six Nations II symposium will focus on exciting synthetic chemistry from around Europe. Synthetic chemistry is a core technology that underpins research and development in fields such as medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical process development and agrochemicals and is also a major area of academic research. The breadth and speed of progress in the field will be probed by bringing together six high profile academics whose cutting edge research covers the spectrum of synthetic organic chemistry, including synthetic methodologies, invention of new catalysts and total synthesis of bioactive natural products. The Six Nations theme allows the organisers to invite an eminent and diverse panel of speakers from England, Ireland, France, Wales, Scotland and Italy.

Bringing together leading researchers from the breadth of synthetic chemistry, this meeting will be of interest to those in both academia and industry who are interested in developing and applying this core technology to their research endeavours.


09.30 Registration and refreshments

09.55 Opening remarks

10.00 Asymmetric Grignard synthesis of tertiary alcohols
Ireland: Prof Declan Gilheany

11.00 Natural products: The inspiration for new targets of biological interest
England: Prof Chris Willis

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Cationic main group Lewis acids as synthetic reagents and catalysts
Wales: Dr Mike Ingleson

14.00 Tumor targeting via integrin ligands: synthesis and biological evaluation of RGD peptidomimetic-paclitaxel conjugates
Italy: Prof Cesare Gennari

15.00 New strategies for the synthesis of boronic acid derivatives
Scotland: Prof Joe Harrity

16.00 Refreshment break

16.30 Radicals in action. Some new perspectives for organic synthesis and for medicinal chemistry
France: Prof Sam Zard

17.30 Close followed by wine mixer


An exhibition will run alongside the conference during refreshment breaks, for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. For further information and prices please email

Delegate Fees

Early Bird Fees - before 4 September 2015

SCI Member GB£150
SCI Student Member GB£50
SCI Subsidised Member GB£100
Non-Member GB£195

Standard Fees - after 4 September 2015

SCI Member GB£180
SCI Student Member GB£60
SCI Subsidised Member GB£120
Non-Member GB£235

For more information, please contact:

Conference Team
T: +44 (0)20 7598 1561
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Lecture Theatre, SCI, 14/15 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PS, United Kingdom

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SCI's Fine Chemicals Group
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