Dial-a-Molecule is a Grand Challenge network funded by EPSRC to promote research aimed at step change in the ability to deliver molecules quickly and efficiently. More information can be found at www.dial-a-molecule.org .
Until now the network has organised a series of meetings that developed the initial ideas of Dial-a-Molecule into focus areas. They cover topics spanning from the use of technology (both hardware and software), the development of new reactions and methods (such as one-pot synthesis), and driving chemical transformation up to the creation of catalytic systems capable of processing multiple synthetic operations.
A “Focusing our efforts” advisory group lead by Chemistry Innovation, is a place for industrialists to meet and guide the development of Dial-a-Molecule in order to maximise commercial return. It also facilitates crucial two-way flow of information between academia and industry.
Now, Dial-a-Molecule is organising meetings to develop community-inspired collaborations. Dates are:
7-8 July 2011 at AstraZeneca, Alderley Park, Cheshire, on Selectivity, Sustainability, Predictability: Multi-Disciplinary Issues for 21st Century Catalysis
and 28-29 July 2011 at University of Southampton, on The Smart Laboratory: Towards a national ELN