Making Molecules to Make Materials

The EPSRC Dial-a-Molecule and Beyond the Molecule: Directed Assembly Grand Challenge Networks are joint forces to host:

Making Molecules to Make Materials

19-20 May 2015

Weetwood Hall Conference Centre & Hotel, Leeds


An event exclusively for Early Career Researchers from across the two networks


The meeting was structured around informal activities, to give ECR’s plenty of chances to show off their¬†research through flash presentations, discuss their interests in a relaxed setting, discover what is happening across the two networks and meet new people working towards the Grand Challenges.

There was also an Industry ‘meet and great’ session to give an understanding of what industry want and how to get in touch with the right people.

Industries represented:

  • GSK
  • AstraZeneca,
  • Syngenta
  • Pfizer
  • Dr Reddys,
  • Lilly
  • Domainex

Scientific presentations:

  • From structure to crystallisation and manufacturing: a journey from fundamentals to flow; Prof Chick Wilson (University of Bath),
  • Why fundamental mechanistic studies in catalysis matter: a perspective on Pd-catalysed cross-coupling; Prof Ian Fairlamb (University of York)

Career Talks:

  • Public Engagement: Why? Who? How? – Dr Sarah McLusky (Royal Society of Chemistry)
  • The Value of Intellectual Property – Gary Townley (Intellectual Property Office)
  • The Nature of Chemistry Publishing – Dr Stuart Cantrill (Nature Chemistry)

Meeting report:  download the PDF or open in a new window

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