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RSC Organic Division South Eastern Regional Meeting 2016

In March the UEA hosted a half-day symposium in the ZICER building with organic chemistry talks from members of the South East Region, and a keynote lecture from the 2015 recipient of the RSC Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize, Dr Robert Paton (Oxford).

The event also featured poster presentations, with three prizes awarded:

  • RSC East Anglia Section prize - Rosemary Croft, Imperial University London
  • AstraZeneca prize - Lisa Cooper, UEA
  • Strem Chemicals UK Ltd prize - Matthew Penny, University College London

The talks given were:

  • Dr Zoë Waller (School of Pharmacy, UEA) "Targeting i-Motif DNA with Small Molecule Ligands"
  • Dr James Day (Astex - Cambridge Science Park) "Organic Chemistry: A Fragment-Based Drug Discovery Perspective"
  • Dr James Bull (Imperial College London) "Synthesis of Diverse Functionalised Oxetanes. Fragments and Building Blocks in New Chemical Space for Drug Discovery"
  • Dr Maria Teresa Quiros (School of Chemistry, UEA) "Platinum-Catalysed Reactions of Allenes with Nucleophiles: Novel and surprising reactivities of well-known substrates"
  • RSC award winner: Dr Robert Paton (University of Oxford) Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize "Mechanistic and Parametric Asymmetric Catalyst Optimization from Computation Insight"

The event was well attended and also featured displays from Manchester Organics, Radleys, GPE Scientific, Sigma Aldrich, and Shimadzu.  Photos by Russen Images.

Dr James Bull (Imperial College London)

Dr James Bull (Imperial College London)

Dr Maria Teresa Quiros

Dr Maria Teresa Quiros (School of Chemistry, UEA)

Dr Robert Paton

Dr Robert Paton (University of Oxford) receives the RSC Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize from Prof Rob Field

L - R Dr James Bull, Dr Zoe Waller, Dr Robert Paton, Dr Maria Paz Munoz-Herranz, Dr James Bull, Dr Maria Teresa Quiros

L - R Dr James Bull, Dr Zoe Waller, Dr Robert Paton, Dr Maria Paz Munoz-Herranz, Dr James Bull, Dr Maria Teresa Quiros

Lisa Cooper receives her poster prize from Prof Mark Searcey

Lisa Cooper receives her poster prize from Prof Mark Searcey

Dr Zoe Waller

Dr Zoe Waller

Dr James Bull

Dr James Bull (Imperial College London)