University College London
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
University College London
Christopher Ingold Building
20 Gordon Street
London WC1H 0AJ
University College London will be the third stop on the ACS on Campus United Kingdom Roadshow in February 2018. The event is FREE and open to all students and researchers studying the sciences.
The program will feature world-class researchers, including Dr. Kai Rossen, Editor-in-Chief, Organic Process Research & Development, Dr. Dinesh Soares, Managing Editor of ACS Omega, Dr. Krešo Bučar, Editorial Advisory Board Member of Crystal Growth & Design, Dr. Marc Reid, Strathclyde-GlaxosmithKline Early Career Academic, University of Strathclyde, Prof. Stuart Conway, Associate Editor of Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, and Erin Wiringi, ACS Publications. Be sure to attend “10 Tips for Scholarly Publishing” with the Associate Editors and Managing Editors of ACS Publications. You’ll learn how to choose the best journal for your research, learn about careers in scholarly publishing, and much more! You’ll also get an inside look at ACS resources that will help advance your career.
The event is free but registration is highly recommended.
The event is located in the Christopher Ingold Building: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps/christopher-ingold-building.
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
Closing Remarks and Q&A
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.
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.
Kai Rossen, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, Organic Process Research & Development
Senior Director, Lundbeck
Kai Rossen received his Diploma in chemistry in Germany, an M.S. (with Maurice Brookhart) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his PhD (with Bruce Ganem) from Cornell. After beginning his career at Bayer, he joined the Process Research Department of Merck & Co. in Rahway. He was involved in the synthesis of several currently marketed drugs and developed the first catalyst based on a planar chiral design element, Phanephos. After returning to Germany in 2000, he worked for the Fine Chemicals Division of Degussa (now Evonik) before re-entering the pharmaceutical industry in 2005 where he is in chemical development at Sanofi in Frankfurt. Dr. Rossen’s research focuses on devising cost-efficient synthetic strategies to interesting chemical matter, whether for compounds in medicinal chemistry or products on the market. In March 2017, Dr. Rossen moved to Lundbeck in Copenhagen where he is Senior Director.
Krešo Bučar, Ph.D.
Editorial Advisory Board, Crystal Growth & Design
Lecturer, Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology, University College London
Krešo Bučar obtained a B.Sc. in chemistry under the supervision of Dr. Ernest Mestrović at the University of Zagreb, and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Iowa under the guidance of Prof. Leonard R. Macgillivray. He then started his independent research career as a Royal Society Newton International Fellow at the University of Cambridge, where he was kindly hosted by Prof. Prof. William Jones. While in Cambridge, he was also a Bye-Fellow at Sidney Sussex College. He joined the Department of Chemistry at University College London as UCL Excellence Fellow and lecturer in 2013. Krešo now serves as an Editorial Advisory Board member on ACS Crystal Growth & Design. His research interests evolve around molecular crystals and their applications.
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.