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Organic Division poster symposium

6 December 2021


Poster winners

First prize
P27 Amalia-Sofia Piticari, Imperial College London, UK
Highly Stereoselective C(sp³)–H mono-Functionalisation of Unbiased Saturated Heterocycles for the Synthesis of Biologically Relevant Molecules.

Industry Prize
P08 Elliot Davenport, University of Strathclyde, UK
The Development of Late-stage Aromatic Methylation as a Tool for Efficient Isotope Incorporation.

Runner up prizes 
P01 Zoe Ashbridge, University of Manchester, UK
Vernier template synthesis of molecular composite knots.
P09 Andrew Devine, University of Bristol, UK
Probing the later stages of the biosynthesis of the antibiotic abyssomicin C.
P33 Christopher Thomson, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Expanding the tool kit of automated flow synthesis: development of in-line flash chromatography purification.

Delegate’s Choice winner
P37 Leah White, University of Bath, UK
Let's do the twist: helicene based lemniscates

Participant’s Prize Winner
P35 Dawn White, University of Bristol, UK
Diastereoselective Photoredox-Catalysed [3+2] Cycloadditions of N-Sulfonyl Cyclopropylamines with Electron-Deficient Olefins


The annual poster symposium is the RSC Organic Division’s flagship event for early career researchers. Dedicated to posters, the competitive symposium provides a fantastic opportunity for final year organic chemistry PhD students to showcase their research and network with peers and representatives from industry and academia.
The symposia will showcase the top 40 submitted abstracts as selected by the Scientific Organising Committee and prizes are awarded to the best posters, including an Industry Prize awarded to the best research poster that demonstrates potential for industrial application.
Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission for the 2021 RSC Organic Division poster symposium is now closed.

The competition is open to final year PhD students based in the UK and Ireland, working on any area related to organic chemistry – in its broadest interpretation.
If you are interested in presenting a poster then please submit your abstract via the online system, no later than midnight (BST) on Monday 27 September 2021. The top 40 abstracts will be invited to present at the poster symposia and successful entrants will be contacted within one month of the abstract deadline.
Please note that we will only accept one poster per research group to present at the symposia.
Poster presenters will also present a flash presentation, this will be a 1 minute slot with 1 slide that will need to be submitted prior to the event.
As this event is being held as online, we will be using a dedicated online poster platform. If your poster is accepted for this event, you will receive an email from us inviting you log on to the poster platform where you will be able to create an interactive poster. 
Prizes will be awarded for the best poster and two runners up. There will also be an industry prize and participants prizes.
We encourage abstract submissions from all areas of organic chemistry across all applications including, but not limited to:
  • Organic synthesis
  • Physical and theoretical organic chemistry
  • Chemical biology and bioorganic chemistry
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Supramolecular, macromolecular and organic materials
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Green chemistry
  • Natural products 

Registration is now closed.

If you have registered, you will receive further information on joining the poster symposium on Wednesday 1 December.


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A selection of sponsorship opportunities are available for companies who would like to promote their activities at the Organic Division poster symposium 2021.
A sponsorship menu document is available to download from this page with more details and prices.

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