Challenges in Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology (ISACS7)

12 - 15 June 2012, Edinburgh, United Kingdom



Challenges in Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology will be the first event in the International Symposia on Advancing the Chemical Sciences (ISACS) series in 2012.

Organic chemistry is a core area of chemistry. Fundamental research in synthesis is leading to innovation through process improvement and invention of new types of transformations. Novel procedures can create the new substances which society needs to develop.
The Scientific Committee warmly invites you to take part in ISACS7 and looks forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh. 


The conference will bring together exceptional researchers - all leading names in their field - for an outstanding plenary programme, complemented by contributed talks and extensive poster sessions.


  • Catalysis
  • Total Synthesis 
  • Methodology
  • Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Chemical Biology                         

Scientific Committee

Professor David MacMillan (Co-Chair)
Princeton University, USA
Professor  David A Leigh (Co-Chair)
University of Edinburgh, UK
Professor Stephen L Buchwald 
Dr Matthew Gaunt 
University of Cambridge, UK
Professor F Dean Toste 
University of California, Berkeley, USA
Professor Stephen Clark
University of Glasgow, UK
Professor Michael Greaney
University of Manchester, UK
Dr David Rees
Astex Pharmaceuticals, UK
  • Jason Chin Medical Research Council, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Jonathan Clayden University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Benjamin G. Davis University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Dennis A. Dougherty California Institute of Technology, United States
  • Abigail G. Doyle Princeton University, United States
  • Antonio M. Echavarren Institut Català d'Investigació Química, Spain
  • Jonathan A Ellman Yale University, United States
  • Alois Fürstner Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, United Kingdom
  • Matthew J. Gaunt University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Kenichiro Itami Nagoya University, United Kingdom
  • Anna Mapp University of Michigan, United States
  • Mohammad Movassaghi Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
  • Tom Muir Princeton University, United States
  • Ei-ichi Negishi Purdue University, United States
  • Sarah E. Reisman California Institute of Technology, United States
  • Tobias Ritter Harvard University, United States
  • Akira Suzuki Hokkaido University, Japan

University of Edinburgh, John McIntyre Centre

University of Edinburgh, John McIntyre Centre, Edinburgh First, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY, United Kingdom

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