RSC BMCS and RSC NAG 2nd Nucleosides and Nucleotides: synthetic and biological chemistry

21 April 2020 09:15-18:00, London, United Kingdom

Nucleosides are key structures for current drug development and have established roles as antivirals and anticancer agents. Their (poly)phosphorylated nucleotide counterparts are critical tools for chemical biology and sequencing technologies. In recent years, nucleotides have also become fundamental building blocks for the preparation of altered genes and coding systems for synthetic biology. This meeting seeks to explore and celebrate the chemistry that drives the development of modern nucleoside and nucleotide chemistry. It will bring together scientists who work at the interfaces of synthetic and biological chemistry to deliver new tools and insights for biology, and new leads for drug development.

Features of the Meeting
• Synthetic methodologies for the preparation of nucleosides, nucleotides and related molecules
• Applications for nucleosides and nucleotides as medicines
• Applications of nucleosides and nucleotides as tools for chemical biology and synthetic biology
• Plenary speakers, poster session and trade exhibition

Call for Papers
Abstracts are invited for both oral and poster presentation. The abstract submission deadlines are:   6th January (oral) and 11th March (poster).

Registration is Open
Early rates for payments received by 22nd January:
£125 RSC member
£155 Non-member
£62 RSC student* member
£78 Student* non-member

Standard rates for payments received between 23rd January and 19th March:
£150 RSC member
£185 Non-member
£75 RSC student* member
£86 Student* non-member

A late fee of £40 will apply to payments received from 20th March onwards.
Member is a paid-up member of the RSC. 
* Student is undergraduate or post-graduate, not post-doc

A number of RSC-BMCS and RSC-NAG student bursaries are available up to a value of £300, to support registration, travel and accommodation costs for PhD and post-doctoral applicants studying at academic institutions. The closing date for bursary applications is 9th March. 

A relevant trade exhibition will add value to the symposium. The exhibition will be held in the same rooms as the catering (refreshments and lunch) and posters, and the exhibition package includes:
- chair and table
- electrical access and wi-fi access
- stand space for a maximum of two pull-up roller banner.

The package prices are: 
£500 Exhibition stand space – including one full delegate
£525 Exhibition stand space – including two trade stand staff with no access to technical sessions
In addition, delegate pack inserts may be booked at £175 - no more than two pages of A4 fixed together.

Venue and Travel
The Library and Council Room, Royal Society of Chemistry at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA, UK. 
Situated in central London, the RSC is easily accessible by public transport, and close to Green Park and Piccadilly tube stations.  

Sponsors are encouraged to support this second event. Please contact the secretariat for further information.

Organising Committee
David Hodgson (co-chairman), University of Durham and RSC NAG
Joe Sweeney (co-chairman), Lancaster University and RSC BMCS
Sponsorship & supporting organisations
The Royal Society of Chemistry

Library and Council Room, The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA, United Kingdom

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