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RSC Chemical Biology and Bio-organic Group Postgraduate Symposium

10 May 2018 10:00-18:00, Leeds, United Kingdom

The RSC Chemical Biology and Bio-organic Group Postgraduate Symposium aims to provide a platform for early career scientists from a broad range of chemical biology backgrounds to come together, share their work and discuss the latest research. In addition to our excellent plenary speaker there will also be opportunities for young researchers to present their work through short talks and posters.

Final programme

09:00 – 10:30
Registration and coffee

10:30 – 10:40
Dr Robin Bon, University of Leeds
Dr Andrew Jamieson, RSC CBBG (chair)

10:40 – 11:05
Aromatic ynamines: a new bio-orthogonal reactive group for step-efficient, sequential bioconjugation
Marine Hatit, University of Strathclyde

11:05 – 11:30
LALDI tags: clickable label-assisted laser desorption/ionisation enhancers for MS-based glycomics
Jacob Hauser, University of Leeds

11:30 – 11:55
Synthesis of enantiopure amino acids using a stereo-inverting aminotransferase
Annabel Serpico, University of Edinburgh

11:55 – 12:20
Optimising a ‘bump-and-hole’ approach to allele-selective BET bromodomain inhibition
Andrew Runcie, University of Dundee

12:20 – 13:50
Lunch and Posters

13:50 – 14:15
Fast and irreversible protein labelling for use in structural studies
Zoe Arnott, University of Leeds

14:15 – 14:40
FBI probe to investigate Ivermectin resistance in nematodes
Stuart Rudell, University of Glasgow

14:40 – 15:05
Antimalarial N-myristoyl transferase inhibitors: a resistant mutant parasite provides insights into inhibitor binding mode
Anja Schlott, Imperial College London

15:05 – 15:30
The design and synthesis of bromodomain photoaffinity probes
David Fallon, University of Strathclyde/GSK

15:30 – 16:00
Coffee and Posters

16:00 – 16:10
Presentation of Prizes

16:10 – 17:00
Plenary lecture: Conservation of coactivator engagement mechanism enables the discovery of small-molecule allosteric modulators
Prof Anna Mapp, University of Michigan

17:00 – 18:00
Wine reception

End of meeting
  • Prof. Anna Mapp Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan, United States
  • Marine Hatit University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
  • Jacob Hauser University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Annabel Serpico University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Andrew Runcie University of Dundee, United Kingdom
  • Zoe Arnott University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Stuart Rudell University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Anja Schlott Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • David Fallon University of Strathclyde/GSK, United Kingdom

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Biopolymer (
University of Leeds

School of Chemistry, Lecture Theatre B, University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

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School of Chemistry, University of Leeds
RSC Chemical Biology and Bio-organic Group
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