RSC Organic Division Poster Symposium 2017

4 December 2017 09:30-17:20, London, United Kingdom


The poster symposium, headline sponsored by F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., is one of the RSC Organic Division’s flagship events. The competitive symposium brings together outstanding organic chemistry PhD students from across the UK and Ireland to present their work to invited representatives from industry and academia. Prizes are awarded to the best posters including an Industry Prize awarded to the best research poster showcasing potential for industrial application.

The 2017 RSC Organic Division Poster Symposium took place on 4th December 2017 at the Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, London. 

Dedicated to poster presentations, the symposium provides a fantastic opportunity for final year organic chemistry PhD students to showcase their research and network with peers, leading academics, and industrial chemists.
Along with poster viewings, the 40 invited poster presenters also delivered a one minute flash presentation. Our judges, Stephen Caddick (Wellcome Trust), Tim Donohoe (University of Oxford) and Cristina Nevado (University of Zurich) were impressed with the high level of research on display and the enthusiasm of the students as they presented their posters.

After some lengthy deliberations, the Judges awarded the First Prize to Jacob Davies from Daniele Leonori’s group at the University of Manchester for his research on visible-light-mediated generation of nitrogen-centered radicals.

The runners-up prizes went to:

  • Anastassia Matviitsuk (University of St Andrews) for her poster on Aryloxide‑facilitated catalyst turnover in enantioselective α,β‑unsaturated acyl ammonium catalysis.
  • Heyao Shi (University of Oxford) for his poster on the enantioselective total synthesis of (-)-himalensine A. Heyao also received recognition for the best flash poster presentation. 

The Industry Prize was awarded to Thomas Davies from the University of Oxford for his poster on one‑pot sulfonimidamide synthesis from N‑tritylsulfinylamine, TrNSO.
Finally, all of the presenters were asked to vote for their favourite poster. The winner of the Participants' Prize was Siying Zhong from the University of Bristol for her work on the synthesis and elucidation of the correct structure of baulamycins.
Thanks to all participants, delegates and our generous sponsors, including our headline sponsor, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd.


Sponsorship & supporting organisations
This event is also supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
The Royal Society of Chemistry

The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA, United Kingdom

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