SELECTBIO Conferences Flow Chemistry Europe 2017
Flow Chemistry Europe 2017
Date: February 7 - 8, 2017
Venue: Cambridge, UK

Conference Chairmen

Volker Hessel

Volker Hessel
Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology

Mimi Hii

Mimi Hii
Reader, Imperial College London

Keynote Speakers

Timothy Noel

Timothy Noel
Assistant Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology


The Flow Chemistry Society is delighted to announce their 7th annual European Conference.  Benefit from the expert knowledge of academic and industry leaders who are pushing the boundaries of this rapidly evolving field and learn how you can transform your organic synthesis processes into a more streamlined, continuous set of synthesis operations.  Also, take advantage of the exhibition to network with world-leading flow chemistry technology providers.  Note that Society members save 25% on the cost of registration and non-members receive their first year's membership included in the fee.

Regarding this year's agenda topics, in recent years Medicinal Chemistry has pushed Flow Chemistry developments to the limit.  Making complex molecular scaffolds needs advanced technologies and flow chemistry can open doors to scale-up, thus producing new drug candidates faster.  Improved time-to-market is very important in view of 10-15 years overall development and billions of investment to develop a drug.   All kinds of synthetic chemistry dedicated flow chemistries will be covered here.  The FDA is encouraging the development of emerging manufacturing quality and availability throughout its lifecycle.    Accordingly, the Emerging Technology Team has been formed within FDA's CDER.   End-to-end continuous-flow production for the pharmaceutical industry has been stimulated by the MIT/Novartis collaboration and is now on the edge of becoming a prime flow chemistry research topic which may change the pharmaceutical landscape.  

Future chemical production has moved toward the compartmentalized bio-assembly lines of nature's cells as there is a currently a surplus of cheap green energy.  On the other hand, chemical processes become ever more energy-efficient.   The so-called Electrification of Chemistry is thus reaching a business case that makes use of the smallest units - electrons.  Nature has photons as small energy units for making large amounts of biomass and the merger of microfluidics and photo chemistry gives an outstanding match. This might change entire process schemes -  Einstein would surely have approved! 

We are delighted to announce that The Royal Society of Chemistry ( Reaction Chemistry & Engineering Journal) will be sponsoring the ePosters award for the Best Poster at the event.

Call for Posters

You can also present your research on a poster while attending the meeting.

Poster Submission Deadline: 17 January 2017


Agenda Topics

  • Back to Einstein - Electrification of Chemistry - Making use of the Smallest Units, Photons and Electrons
  • Back to Health – Medicinal Flow Chemistry in the Era of FDA’s Door Opening Towards Emerging Technologies
  • Back to Nature - End-to-end Continuous-flow Production

Confirmed Speakers to date

Andrea Adamo, Research Associate/Chief Executive Officer, Zaiput Flow Technologies
Richard Bourne, Lecturer in Reaction Engineering, University of Leeds
Doris Dallinger, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Graz
Stevan Djuric, Senior Director, Discovery Chemistry and Technology, AbbVie
Amanda Evans, Assistant Professor, California State University Fullerton
Alain Favre-Reguillon, Associate Professor, University of Lyon
Daniel Fitzpatrick , Researcher, Ley Group, University of Cambridge
Robert Green, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Southampton
Heidrun Gruber-Woelfler, Assistant Professor, Graz University of Technology
Thomas Junkers, Professor, Hasselt University
Anita Maguire, Vice President, University College Cork
Timothy Noel, Assistant Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology
Thomas Wirth, Professor, Cardiff University

Invited Speakers

Kevin Milburn, Professor, University of Bristol
Dominique Roberge, Head, Lonza Group Ltd

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