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SymPOC 2008

SymPOC 2008 Programme

The meeting will commence with a welcome buffet reception on the evening of Wednesday 16th April in Grey College. The formal part of the Conference will commence on the morning of Thursday 17th April with a series of invited and submitted short talks. The conference dinner will be held on the evening of Thursday 17th April in Grey College. A further series of talks will run throughout Friday 18th April with proceedings drawing to a close at 4pm.Full details of the finalised programme are available below.

Invited Speakers include:


Programme and Speakers

Wednesday 16th April

19:00        Cold Buffet Supper and Registration (Grey College)
Registration will also be available outside the lecture theatre throughout Thursday morning.
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Thursday 17th April
8:00 - 8:45    Breakfast (Grey College)
8:50 am     Welcome, Introduction and Housekeeping: Dr David Hodgson
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First session 8:50    Chair:    Dr David Hodgson
8:50 - 9:00     Welcome, Introduction and Housekeeping.
9:00 - 10:00    Prof. Jan Engberts (Groningen)
"The Aqueous Reaction Medium: Green and Mysterious"
10:00 - 10:30    Dr Sijbren Otto (Cambridge)
"Systems Chemistry: Adventures in Thermodynamically Controlled Molecular Networks"
10:30 - 10:50    Ms Eleanor Hurst (York)
"Synthesis and Applications of Gold and Palladium Nanoparticles, Containing N-Heterocyclic Carbene Stabilizing Ligands."
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10:50 - 11:10     Coffee
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Second session 11:10    Chair:    Dr Nabil Asaad
11:10 - 12:10    Prof. Guy Lloyd-Jones (Bristol)
"Mechanism and Application of an ‘Organometallic' rearrangement and some Catalysed Isomerisations"
12:10 - 12:40    Prof. Mike George (Nottingham)
"Using Fast Time-resolved Infrared Spectroscopy to Characterise Organometallic Alkane Complexes and elucidate the C-H Activation Mechanism Using Rh- Catalysts"
12:40 - 13:00    Dr Ian Ashworth (AstraZeneca)
"Where has my Reagent Gone? Decomposition of Dimethyl Phosphite During Processing"
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13:00 - 13:50     Buffet Lunch
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Third session 13:50    Chair:    Dr Niek Buurma
13:50 - 14:50    Prof. Jonathan Percy (Strathclyde)
"Quantifying Aspects of Alkene Metathesis Chemistry"
14:50 - 15:20    Dr Craig Butts (Bristol)
"Solution State Crystallography by NMR Spectroscopy - A reality or simply a foolish title?"
15:20 - 15:40    Dr Shina Kamerlin (University of Southern California)
"On the Interpretation of the Observed LFER in Phosphate Hydrolysis: A Thorough Computational Study of Phosphate Diester Hydrolysis in Solution"
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15:40 - 16:00    Tea
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Fourth session 16:00    Chair:    Dr Andrew Beeby or Dr Mike Crampton
16:00 - 16:30    Dr Howard Maskill (Newcastle)
"New Chemistry of N-Nitroso-N,O-dialkylhydroxylamines and Related Compounds"
16:30 - 17:00    Prof. Michael Page (Huddersfield)
"Mechanisms of the Steps in Nucleotide Synthesis"
17:00 - 17:30    Prof. Michael North (Newcastle)
"Mechanism Based Development Of Vanadium(Salen) Complexes For Asymmetric Cyanohydrin Synthesis"
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17:30 - 18:45    Posters and reception (Grey College)
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19:00 pm     Dinner (Grey College)
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Friday 18th April
8:00 - 8:45    Breakfast
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Fifth session 8:50    Chair:    Dr AnnMarie O'Donoghue
8:50 - 9:50    Prof. John Richard (Buffalo)
"The Role Of Flexible Protein Loops In Enzymatic Catalysis"
9:50 - 10:20    Prof. Ian Williams (Bath)
"Theoretical modelling of glycoside hydrolysis"
10:20 - 10:50    Dr Eric Tippmann (Cardiff)
"Applications of Physical Organic Chemistry to an Expanded Genetic Code"
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10:50 - 11:10     Coffee
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Sixth session 11:10    Chair:    Dr Nick Williams
11:10 - 12:10    Prof. Colin Bain (Durham)
"Kinetics of Breakdown and Adsorption in Micellar Systems"
12:10 - 12:40    Dr Victor Chechik (York)
"Mechanism of alcohol oxidation over gold catalysts: an EPR study"
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12:40 - 13:50     Sit-down Lunch (Grey College)
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Seventh session 14:00    Chair:    Dr Anna Croft
13:50 - 14:50    Prof. Chris Hunter (Sheffield)
"Fundamentals of Molecular Recognition"
14:50 - 15:20    Dr Ian Grieg (Bath)
"Transition State Analysis of a Biochemical Reaction Mechanism through Multiple Free Energy Relationships"
15:20 - 15:40    Dr Robert Mart (Manchester)
"Tissue Mimetics from Vesicle Self Assembly"
15:40 - 16:00    Prof. Rory More O'Ferrall (University College Dublin)
"Protonation of alkyl and oxygen substituted carbenes"


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