RSC Organic division poster symposium 2018

3 December 2018 09:30-17:30, London, United Kingdom

This event is by invitation only

The poster symposium 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 2018 RSC Organic Division Poster Symposium will take place on the 3rd December 2018 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.

Please note that the abstract submission has now closed, and therefore the event is now invite only

Symposium Summary

The Organic Division Poster Symposium was held at the RSC headquarter in Burlington House, London on the 3rd of December. The event was attended by 100 delegates and proved to be a vibrant and inspiring environment to showcase the research of 40 outstanding PhD students in the UK and Ireland. The day started with a series of 1 minute flash talks from the poster presenters, followed by two poster sessions where the students discussed their work with: the judging panel, peers and delegates from academia and university.

The prize for best poster was awarded to Nicholas Parker from the University of Oxford for his research on visible light mediated cyclisation of enones using a lanthanide complex as photocatalyst. The two runners up prizes were awarded to Thomas Britten (Lancaster University) and Sam Chan (University of Oxford), for their work on the functionalisation of diazetidines and cyclobutenes via photocylisation and the capture of complex trialkyloxonium ions in natural product biosynthesis, respectively.

The industry prize was awarded to Maryne Dubois (Imperial College London), who presented a poster on the use of diaryloxetanes and azetidines as replacement for benzophenones in drugs. While the participant prize was awarded to Tom Stephens (University of York) for his work on the iterative assembly of macrocycles using ring expansion reactions.
The Organic Division would like to thank our generous industry sponsors including Astex Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca, Charles Rivers, Concept Life Sciences, Evotec, MedChemica, Pharmaron, Sosei Heptares, Sygnature Discovery, Syngenta, Vertex and UCB.
And of course, we are very grateful to Roche, our headline sponsor of the event for the past 7 years.
“I’ve been attending this event for years and believe it is very valuable for our students” (industry delegate and supervisor of presenter).
Abstract Submission

 Now Closed

If you are interested in presenting a poster submit your abstract via the online system no later than midnight on 1 October 2018. We will contact successful entrants within one month of the abstract deadline.  
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The Royal Society of Chemistry

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

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