December 18, 2010
CSCB Symposium 'Recent Advances in Synthesis and Chemical Biology IV'

The CSCB held its ninth annual symposium, ‘Recent Advances in Synthesis and Chemical Biology IX’, on Friday 10th December 2010, at the Davenport Hotel, Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Over 170 delegates attended the one-day meeting at which six international speakers had been invited to attend and give plenary lectures. The scientific programme was organised by Professor Mathias Senge, Trinity College Dublin.

Photo: Speakers CSCB Symposium IV, 10th December 2010

Photo (Left to Right) Professors Kevn Nolan (RCSI), Reinhard Brückner, Matthias Senge (TCD), Itamar Willner, David O'Hagan, Pierre Braunstein, Bernhard Kräutler, Pat Guiry (UCD) and Dr Anne-Claude Gavin

The meeting was opened by Dr David Lloyd, Dean of Research, Trinity College Dublin and. and the speakers were Professor Itamar Willner (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel), Dr. Anne-Claude Gavin (EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany), Prof. Pierre Braunstein (Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France), Professor David O'Hagan (University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, UK), Professor Reinhard Brückner (Universität Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany) and Professor Bernhard Kräutler, (Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria).

There was a poster session in the afternoon at which over 70 posters were exhibited. A panel of three judges – Dr Paul Evans, UCD, Dr Marc Devocelle, RCSI and Professor Martin Albrecht, UCD chose the best three posters. Prizes of €100 each were awarded to: Tadhg Cotter, TCD, for his poster ‘Identification of Novel Cancer Chemotherapeutic Agents: Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Dual Targeting Agents for Heat Shock Protein (Hsp90) and Tubulin’, Katalin Daragics, UCD, for her poster ‘Synthesis of Orthogonally Protected Lipopolysaccharide Structures From Neisseria meningitides’ and Robin Daly, TCD, for his poster ‘Novel Synthetic Glycoporphyrins for use as Photodynamic Therapy Agents’.

Delegates travelled from Bangor University, Wales and Queen’s University Belfast as well as Teagasc, NUI Galway, NUI Maynooth, Dublin Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Tallaght, UCD, UCC, TCD and RCSI.

The main sponsors were DRHEA, who sponsored three lectures and Institut de Recherches Servier, GlaxoSmithKline and Eli Lilly who sponsored a lecture each. Sponsorship was also received from CEM, Agilent Technologies, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Sigma Aldrich, Nature Chemical Biology, Schering Plough, Mason Technology and Leo Laboratories. Representatives from Eli Lilly, Merck Sharpe & Dohme and Leo Laboratories were in attendance.

To download the Abstracts Booklet, please click on the link below:

'Recent Advances in Synthesis and Chemical Biology IX' 2010 Abstracts Booklet


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