Postgraduate Symposium XV – Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Symposium for Postgraduates 2021
Postgraduate Symposium XV – Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Symposium for Postgraduates
Friday, 10th December 2021
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Twitter hashtag – #CamPostGrad21
This virtual meeting will comprise a webinar featuring oral and poster presentations from PhD students and post-doctoral workers researching in biological or medicinal chemistry. In addition, the agenda will feature invited keynote speakers from industry and academia.
Posters with audio commentaries will be hosted on a dedicated webpage. There will be an opportunity for registered delegates to interact with the poster presenters on the day of the webinar via the Grapevine platform.
Who should attend
This conference will be of interest to PhD students, post-doctoral workers, academics and industry workers.
Call for Abstracts
The deadline for abstract submission was Monday, 27th September.
The judges will be awarding prizes of £500 for the best oral presentation and £250 for the best poster. These will be announced at the end of the webinar.
Posters with recorded audio commentaries will be available online from Monday, 6th December.
The webinar on Friday 10th December will consist of ten oral presentations delivered live (eight postgraduate and two keynote). Each 15-minute postgraduate talk will be followed by 5 minutes for questions. In each session there will also be a 20-minute keynote talk from an industrial or academic chemist.
There will be an opportunity for registered delegates to interact with the poster presenters between webinar sessions via the Grapevine platform.
|10.00||Welcome, opening remarks and online housekeeping announcement
John Skidmore, University of Cambridge, UK
Session Chair: John Skidmore, University of Cambridge, UK and Mary Wheldon, University of Dundee, UK
|10.10||Discovery of NEK9 Degraders Using a Proteomics-Based Screening Approach
Will Darlow, The Institute of Cancer Research, UK
|10.30||Discovering Novel Antibody Recruiting Molecules Against LOX-1 Using DNA-Encoded Library Technology
Katherine MacFarlane, University of Strathclyde, UK
|10.50||A Chemical Proteomics Approach to Reveal Cellular Targets of Anti-Protozoan Products
Jack White, University of Leeds, UK
|11.10||Cyclic Structures for DNA-Encoded Libraries
Harriet Stanway-Gordon, Newcastle University, UK
|11.30||Keynote lecture – Discovery of Novel Maize Selective Acetyl-CoA Carboxylase Inhibitors
Liz Jones, Syngenta, UK
|12.00||Lunch break and networking with poster presenters (via Grapevine)|
Session Chair: Katherine Jones, Charles River, UK and Nadia Ahmad, Charles River, UK
|14.00||Brief introduction, announcements, and housekeeping reminder
Katherine Jones, Charles River, UK
|14.05||Design and synthesis of bifunctional molecules for directing phosphorylation
Charlie Robertson, Institute of Cancer Research, UK
|14.25||The Development of Dual-Modality (PET/NIR) Immunoconjugates for Image-Guided Sarcoma Surgery:
Toni Pringle, Newcastle University, UK
|14.45||Discovery, Characterisation and Engineering of Ligases for Amide Synthesis
Michael Rowlinson, University of Manchester, UK
|15.05||Development of probes to study epigenetic processes in parasites
Darius McArdle, University of Oxford, UK
|15.25||Keynote lecture – How Best to Explore Chemical Space for Bioactive Molecular Discovery? Adam Nelson, University of Leeds, UK|
Dave Alker, David Alker Associates, UK
|16.10||Announcement of prize-winners
Dave Alker, David Alker Associates, UK
Registration is now closed
Registration is free, due to the generosity of our industrial sponsors. To secure your place at this popular event, please register by no later than Friday, 26th November 2021. Places will be allocated on a “first come, first served” basis.
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We are grateful to our sponsors listed below for their support.
Dave Alker (Treasurer), David Alker Associates
Ashley Jarvis, Evotec
Katherine Jones, Charles River
John Skidmore, University of Cambridge
Gordon Saxty, NS-MC Consulting and Fidelta
Mary Wheldon, University of Dundee
Douglas Williamson (Chair), Vernalis Research
Secretariat Contact and Further Information
Dr Dave Alker, David Alker Associates, UK