The International Isotope Society UK Group 27th Annual Symposium is a one day event covering the synthesis and applications of isotopically labelled compounds to be held on Friday, 2nd November 2018 at The Møller Centre in Cambridge, UK.

Highlights of the meeting will be a talks from Professor David Spring (University of Cambridge) on "adventures in drugging undruggable targets" and Professor Kevin Booker-Milburn (University of Bristol) on "batch and flow photoreactors for generating molecular complexity."

Other topics will include organic synthesis with carbon-14 and tritium, hydrogen isotope exchange, PET imaging techniques, stable isotope hyperpolarisation. A detailed programme will be available shortly. In the meantime you'll find a list of confirmed speakers and presentations below with more to be announced in due course.

Speakers & Talks

Professor David Spring (University of Cambridge, UK)
Adventures in drugging undruggable targets.

Professor Kevin Booker-Milburn (University of Bristol, UK)
Batch and flow photoreactors for generating molecular complexity.

Dr Helen Betts (University of Nottingham, UK)
Clinical hypoxia imaging with PET.

Mr Markus Artelsmair (AstraZeneca, UK)
Synthesis of a tritium-labelled CCR2 antagonist to investigate the role of CCR2 in Parkinson's disease.

Professor Nicolas Long (Imperial College, UK)
Title pending

Dr David Hesk (Merck, USA)
New methodologies for labelling with hydrogen isotopes.

Dr Sean Bew (University of East Anglia, UK)
Stable isotope hyperpolarisation in metabolite study and disease diagnosis: how is it done? What is it good for?

Dr Neil Geach (Selcia Ltd, UK)
Radiosynthesis of [14C]Dasotraline for preclinical and clinical studies.

Poster Session

There will also be an opportunity to present posters at the meeting and we will also be offering a post-graduate prize for the best poster — please contact if you would like to present a poster.


We are delighted to be returning to The Møller Centre again this year. The venue is approximately one mile from Junction 13 on the M11 motorway and a short taxi ride from Cambridge railway station with its frequent express services to Liverpool Street station and Stansted Airport. The meeting will be timed to allow most UK based people to travel to and from the symposium on the same day although accommodation is available at The Møller Centre for those travelling from afar.


We hope you will be able to attend and help make this meeting of the IIS UK Group as successful as in previous years. The closing date for registration is 26th October 2018. A buffet lunch will be provided for all delegates.

Please register using the online registration form which also contains details on how to send your remittance and confirm your place.