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PhysChem FORUM 10


The PhysChem Forum Committee are pleased to announce our tenth Physical Chemistry Symposium to be held at Syngenta, Jealott’s Hill International  Research Centre , Bracknell, Berks, RG42 6EY, UK on Wednesday 23rd March 2011.

This symposium will have a general theme of hydrogen bonding and other experimentally based molecular descriptors - and their application to ADME related issues and chemical design

Lectures and Posters

The programme will comprise a mixture of presentations and posters with ample opportunity dedicated to questions.

The speakers will be Michael Abraham (UCL) Anna Seelig (Univ. Basel), Peter Kenny (formerly AstraZeneca), Scott Cockroft (Univ. Edinburgh), Elisabetta Chiarparin (Astex) Eric Clarke (Syngenta), Katarzyna Nurzynska (PhD student Univ. Nottingham) & Cheska Gillespie (PhD student Univ. Strathclyde).

All posters are welcome. A prize, kindly sponsored by Sirius Analytical will be awarded to the best poster as decided by the committee.

Symposium Welcome Dinner and Keynote Talk

We shall be holding a 'Welcome Dinner', including a key-note presentation by Dr Bernard Faller (Novartis) at the Coppid Beech Hotel, Bracknell, on the 22nd of March (the evening before the symposium).

Fifty rooms have been reserved at the hotel for delegates. If you would like a room please advise us using the registration form and a booking will be made on your behalf – on a first come first served basis.

If you would like to attend the dinner and keynote talk but not stay at the hotel, payment for dinner would be required by the hotel on the evening of the 22nd March.


Registration is now closed.

There is no charge for this meeting. Attendance will only be allowed with prior registration. The registration form gives details of costs for room & breakfast at the Coppid Beech Hotel and for the Symposium dinner. Please note that delegates are responsible for all their own costs.

To register for PhysChem FORUM 10 please download the registration form (PCF10RegistrationForm.docx) and forward to using PCF10 registration in the subject heading.

Welcome Dinner, Tuesday 22nd March 2011

At the Coppid Beech Hotel, Bracknell.

18.00 – 19.00


19.00 - 19.45

Keynote Lecture: From data production to hypothesis based project support
Bernard Faller (Novartis, Basel, Switzerland)


Symposium Dinner

Symposium Programme, Wednesday 23rd March 2011

At the Syngenta International Research Centre, Jealott’s Hill, Bracknell

8.30 – 9.00

Late Registration

Morning session

9.00 – 9.20


9.20 – 10.00

Descriptors for ions – can ions cross membranes?
Michael Abraham (University College London)

10.00 – 10.40

The role of hydrogen bonding for substrate efflux by ABC transporters
Anna Seelig (University of Basel, Switzerland)

Coffee and Posters

11.00 – 11.40

Alkane/water partition coefficients and hydrogen bonding
Peter Kenny

11.40 – 12.00

Pair-wise analysis of structure solubility relationships
Kiyoyuki Omoto (Pfizer)

Lunch and Posters

Afternoon session

13.20 – 14.00

Solubility and Aggregation properties in Fragment Space
Elisabetta Chiarparin (Astex)

14.00 – 14.40

Visualising Organic Reactivity
Scott Cockroft (University of Edinburgh)

Tea and Posters

15.00 – 15.20

Seeing the unseen: monitoring drug precipitation by nanoparticle tracking analysis
Cheska Gillespie (University of Strathclyde, PhD student)

15.20 – 16.00

Determination of Abraham descriptors from experimental data – the good the bad and the ugly!
Eric Clarke (Syngenta, Jealott’s Hill)

Concluding remarks

Travel to the Symposium

The Coppid Beech Hotel is only 4 miles from Syngenta.

More details can be found via the following links:

Directions to the Syngenta Jealott’s Hill site can be found via the following link:


Syngenta, the host company, for providing the venue and catering on the day of the symposium.

Sirius Analytical who have kindly offered to provide a prize for the best poster (as judged by the committee).

Heath Scientific for sponsoring the wine for the Symposium Dinner.
ACD/Labs for sponsoring the Welcome Drinks.

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