PCF2024, Jealott's Hill


The PhysChem Forum Committee are pleased to announce the next Physical Chemistry Symposium, PCF2024. This will be held at Syngenta, Jealott’s Hill International Research Centre, Bracknell, Berks, RG42 6EY, UK, on Monday 30th September and Tuesday 1st October 2024. The meeting title is "Closing the loop - measuring, modelling and predicting PhysChem properties". Registration will start earlier than usual, at 2pm on the Monday, with three talks starting at 3:30pm followed by gala dinner at 8pm. The Monday seesion will be held in the Hilton Doubletree St Annes Manor outside Wokingham, with the Tuesday meeting held at Syngenta Jealott's Hill (google map link). A bus will be available to take attendees from the hotel to the conference site on the Tuesday morning. A site map and site info leaflet can be found here.


The suggested hotel is the Hilton Doubletree St Annes Manor, we will make a code available for discounted room rates shortly, the code will also apply to the nights either side of the conference should attendees wish to arrive early or depart late.


Registration for the meeting is now open - please complete this form.


Posters are encouraged, please indicate if you are interested in bringing one when registering. Maximum dimensions 180 x 88 cm.

The Jealott's Hill site

Jealott’s Hill is a key site in Syngenta’s global Research and Development network and the company’s largest site for chemical and biological crop protection R&D, with over 1000 people and more than 45 nationalities represented. It is the largest commercial research facility in the UK dedicated to the introduction of new agricultural technologies for global use, supporting end to end scientific innovation from early discovery through to development and product support. Key activities at Jealott’s Hill include research into the discovery, design and characterisation of novel crop protection products along with the development of new formulation technologies and extensive human and environmental safety studies. The site also supports seeds research and has rapidly growing capabilities in digital and data science from R&D to the field. Jealott’s Hill contains a number of centres of scientific excellence, both chemical and biological, that support our worldwide R&D activities and is also a key hub for global R&D collaborations.

Supporters and sponsors

The PhysChem Forum is very grateful to our host Syngenta and our sponsors for helping us run PCF2024 as a free-to-attend event.

Syngenta At the Syngenta Group, our 60,000 people across more than 100 countries strive every day to transform agriculture through tailor-made solutions for the benefit of farmers, society and our planet – making us the world's most local agricultural technology and innovation partner. They are also very kindly hosting pcf2024!

Pion is a science-based company providing innovative technology, solutions, support and scientific expertise to the drug development industry. Pion empowers the pharmaceutical research community to use trusted data for the development of new and unique products that make a difference to people’s lives.

ACD/Labs ACD/Labs is a leading provider of scientific software, aiding decision-making and digital transformation in chemical and pharmaceutical R&D. Our science-centric solutions offer harmonized, AI-ready analytical, structural and molecular information, with FAIR-compliance. Our cloud-enabled technologies enable proliferation of chemically intelligent knowledge and workflow automation. For 30 years we have partnered with global organisations to enhance productivity and accelerate scientific innovation.

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The Solubility Company is a trusted preclinical CRO providing physicochemical measurement services based on the proprietary SPA method. The SPA platform technology enables rapid and accurate solubility screening from less than 100 µg of solid material and from anonymous samples! The technology is universal and works with all solvent types from aqueous media to organic solvents and formulation vehicles over a broad range of temperatures.

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About the PhysChem Forum

We organise regular free-to-attend meetings with a focus on PhysChem in drug development. Our goal is to generate an environment for informed debate and discussion in a non-commercial setting with excellent networking opportunities. We are supported by many "BigPharma" and smaller pharmaceutical development companies through the input of the PhysChem organising committee. To join our exciting meetings please sign up to our e-mail list by dropping an e-mail to "info at physchem.org.uk"