Annual Meeting, Liverpool: Transforming Chemical Synthesis

Dial-a-Molecule Annual Meeting 2017

Transforming Chemical Synthesis

When: 21st June 2017

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


The Annual Meeting of the Dial-a-Molecule network for 2017 will focus on the technology, methodology and skills that are transforming our ability to carry out chemical synthesis in the 21st Century.

Talks will cover those aspects that should be available to every chemist, as well as more specialist areas which need to be widely accessible to maximise their impact and will range from current state-of-the-art capabilities to priorities for future development.

An exhibition and ample networking opportunities will complete the programme.

Please register for the meeting here


9:00        Arrival, registration, coffee

9:30        Welcome and Introduction
Prof. Richard Whitby, University of Southampton; Dial-a-Molecule PI

9:45        Towards the digitisation of chemistry & autonomous chemical synthesis
Prof. Lee Cronin, University of Glasgow

10:35      3D printing in the Catalysis of Batch and Flow Reactions
               Dr. Steve Hilton, University College London

11:00      Coffee break

11:30      Assembly Line Synthesis
Prof. Varinder Aggarwal, University of Bristol

12:20      Flash presentations

1:00        Lunch, exhibition and networking

2:15        Engaging Scientists in the Adoption of Automation
Coleen Robinson, AstraZeneca

2:40        Functional Materials Design & the Materials Innovation Factory
Prof. Andy Cooper, University of Liverpool

3:15        Dial-a-Molecule Institute
Prof. Mimi Hii, Imperial College London

3:40        Coffee

4:10        Future Opportunities; The European Perspective
Dr. Patrick Courtney; tec-connection

4:35        Future Opportunities – The industry Perspective – Top Ten Priorities that will transform synthesis
Dr. Bill Whittingham, Syngenta

5:00        Closing remarks followed by wine reception at the Materials Innovation Factory




Syrris –

Vapourtec –

Uniqsis –

Amigo Chem –

Advion –

Radleys –

Chemspeed –


Attendees at this event may also be interested in attending the RSC CICAG meeting in Liverpool the following day, June 22nd, ‘Chemical Structure Representation – What would Dalton do now?