Dial-a-Molecule Grand Challenge Institute
Rapid reaction analysis has been identified by the Dial-a-Molecule Grand Challenge as an area most in need of a central facility, due to the cost of equipment/instruments, and even more critically, the provision of expertise to provide training in the use and interpretation of data.
Such a facility would give access to state-of-the-art automated synthesis and analysis equipment, advanced data analysis, mining and management software and skilled staff.
The facility would aim to:
- Provide UK wide access to facilities that are currently unavailable to the majority of chemists thus accelerating discovery and manufacture.
- Drive the development and adoption of equipment and software for next generation synthesis.
- Enable research for reaction scoping, robustness, and predictability.
- Address the current skills gap and improve the employability of graduates.
- Act as a Hub, liaising with existing centres (e.g. Manufacturing Catapult, CPI, CMAC, CPACT etc)
The proposed Grand Challenge Institute would be available to all UK scientists across all sectors. To help shape the proposal and identify what is required we ran a short survey. The results were extremely positive and are depicted graphically below. If you have any questions about the survey, or would like to know more/become involved with the institute, please contact Dr Mimi Hii.