ECR Event: Supporting Synthesis and Self-Assembly


Dial-a-Molecule and Directed Assembly Networks ECR Event

Supporting Synthesis and Self-Assembly

When: 19th – 20th June 2017

Where: Liverpool; The Foresight Centre, 1 Brownlow St, Liverpool L69 3GL


This event will bring together the Early Career Researchers of the Dial a Molecule (DaM) and Directed Assembly (DA) Networks, with a focus on how enabling technology can accelerate the aims of both Networks. It will include flash presentations, academic talks, industrial presentations, career development sessions, and time to discuss collaborations and future grant proposals, with a strong emphasis on cross-network activity. Topics that will be covered include: automation; organic synthesis; self-assembly; functional materials; flow chemistry; high-throughput methodology, and integrating new technologies into the lab.

The draft programme is below and the full programme will be published here shortly.

Registration for this event is free and includes an event dinner on the evening of the 19th June. Accommodation will be provided on the night of 19th June for those who need it, however travel costs will not be covered.

Places are limited and will be split between Dial-a-Molecule and Directed Assembly members, with 10 places being reserved for those who have not attended a network ECR event previously. We expect demand to be high so early registration is advised. Please submit a short application at this link by the closing date of 7th April 2017.

Applicants will be notified within 2 weeks of this date if their submission has been successful.


Attendees may also be interested in the Dial-a-Molecule Annual Meeting, which is taking place the following day at the same venue, with keynote presentation from Prof. Lee Cronin. A number of Dial-a-Molecule ECR travel bursaries will be available for this meeting.


Draft agenda

Supporting Synthesis and Self-Assembly

Dial-a-Molecule and Directed Assembly ECR Meeting

Day 1: The Foresight Centre, 1 Brownlow St, Liverpool L69 3GL

10:00   Registration and refreshments

10:30   Welcome & Introduction to Grand Challenges (Network coordinators)

10:50   Flash presentation from delegates – DaM session

11:50   Flash presentation from delegates – DA session

12:50   Lunch

13:50   Industrial talk – developing/accelerating collaborations

14:10   Industrial flash presentations – 3-4 people

14:30   Industrial panel

15:00   Afternoon refreshments

15:15   Professor Andy Cooper – Academic talk and career development

16:00   ‘Speed networking’ session with snacks and poster session

18:30   Dinner at The Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson St, Liverpool L3 5QB (approx 10 minute walk away) – accommodation provided and provisionally booked for 40 people at The Liner

Day 2: The Foresight Centre, 1 Brownlow St, Liverpool L69 3GL

09:00   Welcome

09:15   Eleanor Jaskowska – EPSRC

09:45   Dr Rebecca Goss – academic/career talk

10:15   Morning refreshments

11:00   Samuel Winthrop – Springer Nature – Publisher’s perspective

11:30   Funding opportunities & other ways to get involved with the Networks’ activities (Network coordinators)

12:00   Lunch

13:00   Professor Mike Ward – academic/career talk

13:40   Breakout sessions

15:30   Panel Q&A

16:30   Meeting summary and close


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