50th Annual Meeting on

‘Modern Aspects of Stereochemistry’

Tuesday, 10th January 2017


Professor L. Ackermann

Dr. A. Dossetter

Professor C. A. Hunter, FRS

Professor T. Ritter

Professor C. J. M. Stirling, FRS

Professor M. L. Waters

Closing Date for Registration Friday, 23rd December 2016

See here for online payment


10:00 - 10:30   Coffee
Welcome by Prof. N. H. Williams

First Session

Chairman: Prof. R. F. W. Jackson

10:30 - 10:45

Prof. C. J. M. Stirling, FRS

University of Sheffield

50 years of stereochemistry

10:45 - 11:45

Dr. A. Dossetter


Automated Extraction of Actionable Knowledge from large scale in vitro pharmacology data: the important of stereochemistry in life science research

11:45 - 12:45

Prof. L. Ackermann

University of Göttingen

Ruthenium(II)-Catalyzed C-H Activation and Beyond

12:45 - 14:00 Lunch

Second session

Chairman: Prof. N. H. Williams

14:00 - 15:00

Prof. T. Ritter

Max-Planck-Institute KoFo and Harvard University

Late-Stage Fluorination for PET Imaging

15:00 - 16:00

Prof. M. L. Waters

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

From Host-Guest Chemistry to the Nucleosome: Studies in Biomolecular Recognition

16:00 - 16:30 Tea

Third session

Chairman: Prof. J. P. A. Harrity

16:30 - 17:30

Prof. C. A. Hunter

University of Cambridge

Chemical Information Processing

Closing Date for Registration: Friday, 23rd December 2016


The conference will take place in the Auditorium of the Richard Roberts Building, immediately adjacent to the Dainton Building, University of Sheffield - See here for Travel Details


The registration fee includes coffee and tea and a packed lunch. Overnight accommodation is available at a number of hotels and guest houses within 15 minutes walk of the Dainton Building. We will be happy to provide a list of appropriate places with approximate prices but participants who need overnight accommodation either before or after the meeting are asked to make their own arrangements in good time.


Participants arriving by train at Sheffield Midland Station should catch the tram from the rear of the station. Trams heading for Malin Bridge/Middlewood (blue route) run via the University approximately every 10 minutes. For the return journey take the tram traveling to Halfway (blue route). 

Parking in the University area can be difficult, so if you are planning to travel by car, we recommend that you use the Park & Ride facilities.
Further details may be found at: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/visitors/mapsandtravel/parkandride
We regret that no permits can be issued for University car parks.


Please register on-line by selecting the link "See here for online payment"

If you have any problems, please contact Elaine Frary at e.frary@sheffield.ac.uk.

Alternatively, detach the tear off slip from the PDF on the right and return it, with your remittance no later than December 23rd 2016 to Elaine Frary, Department of Chemistry, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S3 7HF. Cheques should be made payable to Sheffield Stereochemistry. Registration fees are £20 per person. Registrations will be acknowledged to confirm a place at the meeting, but the outer section of the form should be retained as the Programme for the meeting.

See here for online payment


We warmly thank the following for sponsorship and other assistance with this meeting:






The University of Sheffield