Dial-a-Molecule Network Meeting on Computational Prediction of Reaction Outcomes and Optimum Synthetic Routes

This workshop took place on 10th and 11th September at the Weetwood Hall Conference Centre & Hotel in Leeds, and you can find out more about it on the Dial-a-Molecule website. I was invited to give a presentation on the ligand knowledge base approach, and my contribution title was: “Computational Prediction of Reaction Outcomes and Optimum Synthetic Routes”. Since then, I’ve developed 2 new collaborations with other attendees of the meeting and we’ve successfully applied for some seed-funding from the network – more about this soon.

Coming Up Smelling of Roses

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First busy workshop with 50 participants for Gloucestershire Federation First busy workshop with 50 participants for Gloucestershire Federation.

The last couple of weeks have seen a new activity for the Picture It… Chemistry team: hands-on workshops in the chemistry of scents, building on one of our first blog posts on Roses. We have teamed up with the National Federation of Womens’ Institutes (NFWI) to bring these workshops to their members. Here are some photos and impressions from the first three workshops, held for the Gloucestershire, Lancashire and Cumbria-Westmorland Federations.

Just over a year ago, co-founder and co-chief-editor of Picture It, Natalie Fey, saw an article in the NFWI members’ magazine, WI Life, indicating plans for a greater focus on science in new WI activities, prompting her to get in touch and offer a series of activities based on this blog. The first series of workshops, “Coming up Smelling of Roses” have since been developed by Natalie, with a…

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