Imperial College London
Friday, March 2, 2018
Imperial College London
Room 131, Royal School of Mines
South Kensington Campus
Kensington, London SW7 2AZ, UK
Imperial College London is the final stop on the ACS on Campus United Kingdom Roadshow in March 2018. The event is FREE and open to all students and researchers studying the sciences.
Join the ACS editors and top local researchers, including Dr. Dinesh Soares, Managing Editor of ACS Omega, Prof. Stuart Conway, Associate Editor, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Dr. Marc Reid, Strathclyde-GlaxosmithKline Early Career Academic, University of Strathclyde, Prof. Sarah O’Connor, Associate Editor, ACS Synthetic Biology, and Erin Wiringi, ACS Publications. Be sure to attend the “10 Tips for Scholarly Publishing” panel discussion. You’ll learn how to choose the best journal for your research, careers in scholarly publishing, and much more! You’ll also get an inside look at SciFinder and other ACS resources that will help advance your career.
The event is free but registration is highly recommended.
How to Get Published: Top Ten Tips for a Successful Submission
Peer Review: Why, How to, and What Not to Do
Careers in Scholarly Publishing
Searching for Jobs with SciFinder
The Science of Social Media
Dinesh Soares, Ph.D.
Managing Editor, ACS Omega
Editorial Outreach, American Chemical Society International
Dr. Dinesh Soares is part of the American Chemical Society International (ACSI) team based in Oxford, UK and his primary responsibility is serving as Managing Editor (Europe) for the multidisciplinary, Open Access journal, ACS Omega. As ACS’s first Editorial Development representative based in Europe, Dinesh is also engaged in editorial outreach for the full ACS Publications portfolio. Dr. Soares joined ACS after working at the University of Edinburgh for 10 years, where he was a Research Fellow at the MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine and the MRC Centre for Inflammation Research. Dinesh has a Bachelor’s degree with dual majors in Biochemistry and Zoology from St. Xavier’s College (Bombay, India), a Master’s degree in Bioinformatics from the University of York (UK), and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh (UK). He has co-authored over 50 publications, having worked in many different areas of the biological and chemical sciences during his research career, from the genetics of disease through to translational medicine.
Sarah O’Connor, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, ACS Synthetic Biology
Project Leader, The John Innes Centre
Sarah O’Connor received her degrees in chemistry from the University of Chicago (BS) and MIT (PhD). She has been a Professor and Project Leader in Biological Chemistry at the John Innes Centre since 2011. Her research interests focus on the natural products of plants, with a particular interest in the iridoids and alkaloids. Her research group takes a broad approach to understanding plant biosynthetic pathways, ranging from gene discovery, mechanistic enzymology, and metabolic engineering. http://www.saraheoconnoratjic.org
Stuart Conway, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Professor of Organic Chemistry, University of Oxford
Stuart Conway is a Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Oxford, and the E. P. Abraham Cephalosporin Fellow in Organic Chemistry at St Hugh’s College, Oxford. He studied Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Warwick before undertaking PhD studies with Professor David Jane and Professor Jeff Watkins FRS in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Bristol. Stuart completed post-doctoral studies with Professor Andrew Holmes FRS at the University of Cambridge working on the synthesis of inositol polyphosphates. Since 2016 he has been an Associate Editor for the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and is on the Editorial Advisory Board for Organic Chemistry Frontiers. Stuart’s research focuses on the development of molecular tools to enable the study of biological systems. This work has been recognised by the award of the 2012 Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia by the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry, and the 2016 Lectureship of the Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Section of the RSC.
Marc Reid, Ph.D.
Strathclyde-GSK Early Career Academic, University of Strathclyde
Marc completed his MSc in Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde in 2011. In 2015, he completed his Carnegie Trust-sponsored PhD in Chemistry from the same institution, under the supervision of Prof. Billy Kerr and Dr Tell Tuttle. From 2015-16, Marc was a postdoctoral research associate with Prof. Guy Lloyd-Jones FRS at the University of Edinburgh. During that time, he was inducted into the SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry programme. Most recently, Marc won the prestigious Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship and re-joined the Dept. of Pure & Applied Chemistry at Strathclyde. Marc’s current position is supported by GlaxoSmithKline, and he is thus the first Strathclyde-GSK Early Career Academic.
Director, Marketing Communications and Community Development, ACS Publications
Erin Wiringi is a marketing professional with more than 15 years experience managing marketing and communications strategies across a range of media and publishing outlets. As the Director, Marketing Communications and Community Development, for ACS Publications, she focuses on building key strategic relationships with authors, reviewers, librarians, ACS members, readers and subscribers. Prior to joining the American Chemical Society, Erin managed digital marketing for the Brookings Institution Press, owned an online business based on a strategic business-to-consumer advertising model, and managed key marketing and sponsorship campaigns for a major metropolitan newspaper in New Zealand. She received her BS in Journalism from Northwestern University and her Master’s Degree in Publishing from the George Washington University.