Synthia quickly identifies viable routes to industrial chemical targets from commercially available or known starting materials in order to make the time you spend in the lab more efficient.

The first part of this webinar describes the technology we have used to develop Synthia and the subsequent laboratory validation. This is followed by a live demonstration of the application by technical application scientist Emma Gardener.

Learn the capabilities of current retrosynthesis software and discover how Synthia can be customised according to your synthetic preferences, enabling you to find the optimum routes for your project. You’ll also understand new ways to simplify your discovery of novel pathways or optimise existing routes, allowing you to work more efficiently.

By the end of this webinar you will have learned:

  • A new way to use retrosynthesis to accelerate your research
  • How to save time and money by avoiding patent infringement
  • Alternative pathways to avoid hazardous or Reach restricted chemistry, to protect your co-workers and the environment
  • How to generate new ideas and protect intellectual property by discovering previously unknown pathways
  • What needs to be done to design pathways that lead back to commercial starting materials

Portrait of Emma Gardener, PhD Technical Application Scientist, Cheminformatics Technologies, MilliporeSigma

Speaker: Emma Gardener, PhD technical application scientist, Cheminformatics Technologies, MilliporeSigma

Gardener is responsible for the commercial licensing of Synthia, the revolutionary retrosynthetic design software. She received her PhD in organic chemistry from Brown University in the US, under professor Jason Sello where she worked on developing new methodology for synthesising antibacterial peptide natural products. Prior to joining MilliporeSigma in 2018, Gardener was a senior scientist at Vitae Industries, a pharmaceutical technologies start-up in Providence, Rhode Island.


Ben Valsler

Moderator: Benjamin Valsler, digital editor, Chemistry World magazine

Ben is the digital editor of Chemistry World magazine, producing video and podcasts to accompany the magazine and website. Prior to joining the Royal Society of Chemistry, he was the producer of the award-winning Naked Scientists, making local and national radio programmes for the BBC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Primedia in South Africa.

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