The ScotCHEM Computational Chemistry conference was hosted within the University of Strathclyde by the TuttleLab in June this year. It was well sponsored by the NSCCS, RSC and University of Strathclyde. Members of the TuttleLab played a big role in organising the conference and ensuring the day ran smoothly, with special thanks going to Katie Emery for her tremendous efforts in organising the efforts of the group.
On the day, we had 11 speakers from different Universities presenting their work in different areas of chemistry including reactivity, biomolecules and chemical properties. The TuttleLab’s Greg Anderson was one of the many speakers, who gave a talk about his work in the role of electron-donors in transition metal-free biaryl coupling reactions. Thanks go to Professor Jonathan Goodman of Cambridge University for our thought-provoking plenary talk on making molecules and calculating synthesis.
There was a brilliant turnout for the poster competition this year with 32 posters being presented. Against so many strong candidates, our own Gary Scott was named the winner of the first annual Comp Chem Poster Champion trophy. This was awarded for the presentation of his work on the discovery of tripeptide emulsifiers, using combined computational screening and experimental validation.
–written by Jemma and Lisa