9:30 - 10:25 Registration and Coffee

Herschel Building Entrance hall

10:25 - 10:30 Welcome and Introduction

Herschel Building Lecture Theatre 2

10:30 - 11:40 Session 1: Postdoctoral Talks

Chair: Colette Whitfield

  • William Brittain, Durham University
    The Use of Fluorine in the Control and Synthesis of Cyclic/Tagged Peptides and Amino Acids
  • Daniel Peters, Newcastle University
    Mosaic polymers of the plague capsular antigen (Caf1) protein: engineering a multi-functional biomaterial
  • Joseph Cameron, Glasgow University
    Cinnamate-based cross-linked structures for organic semiconductor applications
  • Patrick Killoran, Liverpool John Moores University
    Development of potent inhibitors of calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP) for the treatment of migraine

11:40 - 12:15 Academic Speakers

Chair: Suzannah Harnor

  • Stephanie Myers, Senior Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Sunderland
  • Elizabeth Gibson, Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, Newcastle University
  • Christopher Coxon, Senior Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Q & A Session

12:15 - 13:15 Lunch and Poster session

13:15 - 14:25 Session 3: Postdoctoral Talks

Chair: Gema Dura

  • James Jennings, University of Sheffield
    Self-assembly of Lipid A-mimicking Amphiphiles into Responsive Liquid Crystals
  • Rebecca Greenaway, University of Liverpool
    High-Throughput Synthesis of Organic Cages, Bridged Catenanes and Porous Liquids
  • Ben Shirt-Ediss & Annunziata Lopiccolo, Newcastle University
    Controlling the self-assembly of a DNA co-polymer to make a chemical memory device
  • Kevin Mason, Durham University
    Lanthanide probes: the importance of coordination environment on the NMR shifts

14:25 - 14:40 Session 4: Early Career Fellowships

Chair: Gema Dura

  • Steve Bull, Newcastle University

14:40 - 14:45 Session 5: Fluorochem pitch

14:45 - 15:15 Coffee Break and Poster Session

15:15 - 15:50 Session 6: Postdoctoral Talks

Chair: Osama El-Zubir

  • Katie Simmons, University of Leeds
    Identification of Modulators of the Insulin Receptor/ IGF1 Receptor dimer as a treatment for Type 2 Diabetes
  • Andrey Zaytsev, Northumbria University
    Reclaiming nuclear waste: 1,2,4-triazines as efficient ligands for separation of minor actinides from spent nuclear fuel

15:50 - 16:25 Session 7: Industrial Speakers

Chair: Alice Banks

  • Kirsten Henderson, Procter and Gamble
  • Claudia Ventura, Ashland
  • Heather Lambert, Fluorochem
  • Q & A Session

16:25 - 16:30 Closing Remarks

16:30 - 17:30 Drinks Reception (Sponsored by NewChem Technologies) and Prizes