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Postgraduate Symposium XV – Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Symposium for Postgraduates 2021

Event
Postgraduate Symposium XV – Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Symposium for Postgraduates

Date
Friday, 10th December 2021

Place
Virtual

Downloads and Links
Twitter hashtag – #CamPostGrad21

Synopsis
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.

Prizes

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.

Outline Programme
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.

Programme

10.00Welcome, opening remarks and online housekeeping announcement
John Skidmore, University of Cambridge, UK
First session
Session Chair: John Skidmore, University of Cambridge, UK and Mary Wheldon, University of Dundee, UK
10.10Discovery of NEK9 Degraders Using a Proteomics-Based Screening Approach
Will Darlow, The Institute of Cancer Research, UK
10.30Discovering Novel Antibody Recruiting Molecules Against LOX-1 Using DNA-Encoded Library Technology
Katherine MacFarlane, University of Strathclyde, UK
10.50A Chemical Proteomics Approach to Reveal Cellular Targets of Anti-Protozoan Products
Jack White, University of Leeds, UK

11.10Cyclic Structures for DNA-Encoded Libraries
Harriet Stanway-Gordon, Newcastle University, UK
11.30Keynote lecture – Discovery of Novel Maize Selective Acetyl-CoA Carboxylase Inhibitors
Liz Jones, Syngenta, UK
12.00Lunch break and networking with poster presenters (via Grapevine)
Second session
Session Chair: Katherine Jones, Charles River, UK
14.00Brief introduction, announcements, and housekeeping reminder
Katherine Jones, Charles River, UK
14.05Design and synthesis of bifunctional molecules for directing phosphorylation
Charlie Robertson, Institute of Cancer Research, UK
14.25The Development of Dual-Modality (PET/NIR) Immunoconjugates for Image-Guided Sarcoma Surgery:
Toni Pringle, Newcastle University, UK
14.45Discovery, Characterisation and Engineering of Ligases for Amide Synthesis
Michael Rowlinson, University of Manchester, UK
15.05Development of probes to study epigenetic processes in parasites
Darius McArdle, University of Oxford, UK
15.25Keynote lecture – How Best to Explore Chemical Space for Bioactive Molecular Discovery? Adam Nelson, University of Leeds, UK
15.55Closing remarks
Dave Alker, David Alker Associates, UK
16.10Announcement of prize-winners
Dave Alker, David Alker Associates, UK
16.25Close

Registration 
Registration is now closed

Registration Fees
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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Sponsors
We are grateful to our sponsors listed below for their support.

AstraZeneca logo

Charles River logo

Domainex logo

Evotec logo

Johnson & Johnson Innovation logo

NS-MC logo

Vernalis Research - a HitGen Company

Vertex logo

Organising Committee
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
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