Bristol Synthesis Meeting 2019 a great success
17 April 2019
On Tuesday the 9th April, we hosted the annual 19th Bristol Synthesis Meeting. This event is the largest one-day chemistry meeting in Europe and attracts delegates from all over the UK and beyond with a programme of world-leading experts in organic synthesis. Once again, this year’s event was a great success, with over 500 participants enjoying a brilliant day of chemistry.
We had inspirational talks from Professors Ilan Marek (Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel), Dean Toste (UC Berkeley, USA), Helma Wennemers (ETH Zurich, Switzerland), Craig Townsend (Johns Hopkins University, USA), and Michinori Suginome (Kyoto University, Japan). These giants in organic chemistry entertained us with a diverse mix of exciting research, including chain-walking transition metal catalysts, asymmetric catalysis with gold, supramolecular assemblies of peptidic scaffolds, the complexities of biosynthetic pathways of antitumor antibiotics, and the use of polymers with switchable helicity as chiral ligands in asymmetric catalysis.
Congratulations to all those involved in organising this event and we look forward to next year, when we can celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Bristol Synthesis Meeting.