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Psychedelic Drugs and Forensic Analytical Techniques - CG Summer Meeting & AGM (Rearranged Event)

3 July 2024 11:00-15:30, London, United Kingdom

This is an in-person event only.  Please register with CG Hon Sec.  Dermot Hanna
Rearranged from 8 May 24
11.00 Arrival – Tea & Coffee
11.30 Dr Amir Lotfi, Beckley Psytech
Psychedelics: old medicines - new molecules (Developments at Beckley Psytech)". 
Amir will present a brief intro into psychedelic compounds and ideas about their mechanism of action and will also highlight the development of a classic psychedelic (5-MeO-DMT) into clinical development at Beckley Psytech. Finally he will present the development of early-stage new chemical entities and their characterizations. 
12.30 CG AGM
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Dr Nick Dawnay, Liverpool John Moores University
Analytical Techniques in Forensic Science: A 20-year perspective of R&D in Industry and Academia
Nick Dawnay has been active in the field of forensic genetics for the past 20 years in both academic and industry settings. During this time his work has encompassed a variety of research and commercial activities that span both human and non-human DNA analysis. His research has led to the development of many different forensic DNA typing systems that have been used by Government forensic laboratories to support the investigation of different crime types such as the illegal trade in endangered species, animal persecution, crime scene triage, disaster victim identification and sexual assault. He leads the Forensic Science Research group at Liverpool John Moores University which covers both biological and chemical approaches to forensics. Today he is here to talk about his experience as a forensic scientist and the breadth of expertise required in the field.
15.00 Closure & Networking
The Royal Society of Chemistry

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

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RSC Consultancy Group
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