2016 Southern Highlands Conference on Heterocyclic Chemistry



The Southern Highlands Conference on Heterocyclic Chemistry

28 - 30 August 2016

Peppers Manor House, Moss Vale NSW

This annual, two full-day residential conference has become a feature of the heterocyclic calendar over the past 27 years. It has been held at one of a select few venues in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, south-west of Sydney. In 2016 the meeting will be held at Peppers Manor House, Moss Vale. This picturesque, intimate country house resort exudes old world charm and offers fine food from its award-winning Katers restaurant. Apart from the familiar high standard of accommodation, food and conferencing facility, Peppers Manor House provides an ideal setting, with its landscaped gardens, New Look Affinity spa, outdoor tennis courts and swimming pool, and championship Mount Broughton Golf and Country Club, for lively scientific discussion and exchange. Adequate break time is also allowed in the programme to sample optional off-site excursions to nearby towns of Bowral, Berrima, and Robertson, and the famed Bradman Museum or spectacular Fitzroy Falls.


Conference Invited Speakers

The 2016 Conference President, Associate Professor David Lupton, is responsible for setting the scientific program, which comprises 12 local and overseas invited speakers, including 2 senior postgraduate student presentations, each with an extensive period for discussion. Those who have accepted include:

  • Professor Simon Blakey (Emory University)
  • Dr Justin Chalker (Flinders University)
  • Professor Stephen Clark (University of Glasgow)
  • Dr Jonathan Foot (Pharmaxis)
  • Assoc Prof Renate Griffith (University of New South Wales)
  • Dr Christopher Hyland (University of Wollongong)
  • Mr Dylan Innes (Flinders University; SHC postgraduate research student awardee)
  • Professor Katrina Jolliffe (University of Sydney)
  • Ms Alison Levens (Monash; SHC postgraduate research student awardee)
  • Dr Sally Plush (University of South Australia)
  • Professor Mark Rizzacasa (University of Melbourne)
  • Dr Jonathan Sperry (University of Auckland)

In addition, there will be a poster session at which contributed papers will be individually presented and later discussed. Prizes will be awarded for the best student posters.


ADDITIONAL SPONSORED FORUM: 2.00 - 4.00 pm, Monday 29 August 2016 (FREE EVENT for Forum registrants)
A new feature of the main Conference will be the 'Future Opportunities Forum", an interactive outreach activity with local educational, business and community groups, sponsored by the NSW Department of Industry through the Office of the Chief Scientist. Participation of delegates is encouraged in this FREE event that will be attended by invited community representatives and selected high school students.

Expressions of Interest, Registration and Call for Papers

Your participation in this outstanding conference is invited this year.  Together with the Conference President, we invite as many conference poster presentations as possible in any field of heterocyclic chemistry. The number of delegates will however be limited to 50, so please record your expression of interest and register early. Completed registration forms and payment must be received by 27 June 2016.

Postgraduate Student Awards

The Organisers are pleased to announce the successful nominees for the 2016 Southern Highlands Postgraduate Research Scholarships:

Mr Dylan Innes, Flinders University, supervised by Associate Professor Michael Perkins

Ms Alison Levens, Monash University, supervised by Associate Professor David Lupton

The SHC Postgraduate Research Students Awards are valued at half the registration cost and have been sponsored in 2016 by Tasmanian Alkaloids Pty Ltd. These awards are designed to encourage participation in the conference by outstanding scholars with academic ambitions. Congratulations Dylan and Alison


I look forward to your participation in the 2016 Conference. Please complete the Registration Form in one of the attachments below (which also serves as a Tax Invoice) and watch the website for more details.


Roger Read

Conference Organising Secretary

School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales

UNSW Sydney NSW 2052

Tel: 61-2-9385 4457 
Fax: 61-2-9385 6190 
Email: r.read@unsw.edu.au