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Interview with Dr David Barnes from Abbvie who is speaking at our Organic Process R&D Conference in Clearwater, Florida 9-11 March.

Dr John Studley (JS) from Scientific Update spoke to Dr David Barnes (DB) from Abbvie in the US  ahead of our ‘Organic Process Research and Development’ Conference which is taking place in Clearwater, Florida on 9-11 March. We are looking forward to your presentation ‘Discovery of Novel Catalytic Technologies in the Development of Complex Clinical

New Conference for Women Organic Chemists

We are delighted to announce a new event ‘Empowering Women in Organic Chemistry’ (EWOC Europe) which will take place at AstraZeneca’s Macclesfield site on Thursday 11th June 2020. This is a ‘not-for-profit’ event but due to attendee number restrictions, we will be charging a nominal fee (£75 industry / £20* academia) to cover catering costs

Britest Limited Process Understanding Day

Dr Will Watson Technical Director at Scientific Update Ltd has had an enjoyable couple of days at the Britest Limited Process Understanding Day in Cheshire. Will was asked to talk about Scientific Update and why companies should invest in their employees professional development. He also highlighted our range of training courses and conferences that we offer to organic chemists worldwide.  Will

Named Chemical Reactions Quiz 2019- The Answers….

**Spoiler Alert** Below are the answers and references for our 2019 Named Chemical Reaction Quiz. If you want to try the quiz before looking at the answers click Here…                                                    

Named Chemical Reactions Quiz 2019

The delegates at our 6th Winter Process Chemistry Conference in Birmingham, UK had a little homework to do. See how you get on with our 2019 Named Chemical Reactions Quiz. Answers and references will be posted in the new year  

Young Chemist Award Winners 2019

We were absolutely delighted to present the awards to our 11 Winners of our ‘Young Chemist Award’ at our ‘6th Winter Process Chemistry Conference’ in Birmingham today. They have all presented their work at the conference and it has been fantastic to hear from them all. Thanks to our judges – Ian Lennon at #chiralquest,

Interview with Iwona Kaluzna from Innosyn

We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Iwona Kaluzna, Sales and Marketing Director at InnoSyn to learn about the key challenges and most exciting research areas in biocatalysis. Read the blog article by Laura Elizabeth Lansdowne, Senior Science Writer & Editor, Technology Networks: Link to article: Advances in Industrial Biocatalysis Iwona is presenting at

Scientific Update Young Chemist Award Winners 2019 Announcement

Scientific Update are delighted to announce the winners of our Young Chemist Award. The standard of entries for this new award were incredibly high and Dr Will Watson, Technical Director and Dr John Studley, Science Director had a difficult task selecting the winners. Due to the quality of entries it was decided to stretch to

Engineering life into new chemical transformations

Nature has had many generations to optimise its catalytic processes. As a result they are both extremely efficient and exquisitely selective. Biocatalysis is now very much a mainstay of industrial organic synthesis, particularly with the advent of protein engineering and directed evolution enabling the preparation of robust enzymes fine-tuned to a particular substrate. The importance

Syn-3-Fluoro-4-aminopiperidine- a story from multiple orientations

If Nature could re-write her proteinogenic amino acid instruction manual I’m fairly sure that a piperidine ring would feature in there somewhere. Perhaps in the spirit of less is more the pyrrolidine ring won out. Not so for human synthetic engineers- the piperidine ring is ubiquitous in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and advanced materials and is the

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