December 13, 2004
Recent Advances in Synthesis and Chemical Biology III

The Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology (CSCB) held its third annual symposium on 13th December 2004 at Trinity College Dublin (TCD).

The symposium was attended by over 200 visitors including academics, postdoctoral, and postgraduate students from TCD, University College Dublin (UCD), The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)  and other Irish universities.  Plenary lectures were given by Professors Greg Fu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA; Horst Kunz, Institut für Organische Chemie, Mainz, Germany; Jean Martinez, Université Montpellier 1, France; Sue Berners-Price, University of Western Australia; Jon Dilworth, University of Oxford, UK and Sir Tom Blundell, University of Cambridge, UK.

There were 72 poster presentations by research students and staff from inter-institutional departments affiliated to the CSCB.  From UCD, these included the Departments of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering and Industrial Microbiology; from TCD, the Departments of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and from the RCSI, the Department of Chemistry.  There were also poster contributions from Queen’s University Belfast.

The symposium was opened by Professor John Hegarty, Provost of TCD and lectures were chaired by CSCB members Professor Pat Guiry and Dr Paul Murphy, Department of Chemistry, UCD; Dr David Grayson, Dr Paul Kruger and Dr Isabel Rozas, Department of Chemisty, TCD; and Professor Kevin Nolan, Department of Chemistry, RCSI.

Speakers and guests at 2004 Symposium

Pictured at the symposium are (left to right) Professor Kevin Nolan, Dr Isabel Rozas, Dr David Grayson, Professor Pat Guiry, Professor Jean Martinez, Professor Greg Fu, Dr Paul Kruger, Professor Horst Kunz, Professor Sue Berners-Price, Professor Sir Tom Blundell and Professor Jon Dilworth.



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