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School of Chemistry – Visiting Speakers 2017/18

Wed 4th October
(LT3, 13:00-14:00)
Prof. Steve Davies - Oxford
‘An Odyssey in Chemistry to Fast Cars’


Wed 8th November
(Queens 1.03, 14:00-15:00)
Dr Anna Peacock – Birmingham
‘De novo design of lanthanide coiled coils – for applications in MRI and beyond’

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Wed 22nd November
(Queens 2.22, 12:50-13:50)
Prof. Peter O’Brien – York
‘New Routes to Nitrogen and Oxygen Heterocycles: Exploring 3-D Pharmaceutical Space’


Wed 29th November
(JSC 3.02; coffee and drinks reception included, 13:00-16:00)
Prof. Chris Hunter – Cambridge
‘Chemical Information Processing’
Prof. Scott Habershon – Warwick
‘Teaching chemistry to computers: Automated reaction discovery using random walks in chemical space’
Dr Louis Adriaenssen – Lincoln
‘Polyurethanes and Structural Relatives from Ambiphilic Comonomers’

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Wed 13th December
(LT3, 13:00-14:00)
Dr Lieven Meerpoel – Janssen – via weblink
Title tbc.


Wed 24th January
(LT4, 13:00-14:00)
Prof. Joe Sweeney – Huddersfield
‘New methods for sustainable catalysis’


Wed 14th February
(Registry meeting room; coffee and drinks reception included, 13:00-16:00)
Prof. Sharon Ashbrook – St. Andrews
‘Disorder in Inorganic Solids: Exploiting Multinuclear NMR Spectroscopy and DFT Calculations’
Dr Susannah Coote – Lancaster
‘Outside the Box: New Synthetic Routes to Cubane Derivatives’
Dr Matt Kitching – Durham
‘On the Move: Molecular Rearrangement and Macroscopic Motion’


Wed 28th February
(JSC 3.02; coffee and drinks reception included, 13:00-16:00)
Prof. Joe Harrity – Sheffield
‘New Strategies for the Synthesis of Boronic Acid Derivatives’
Dr Jordi Bures – Manchester
Title tbc.
Dr Graham Newton – Nottingham
‘Hybrid molecular metal oxides as tuneable catalysts and supramolecular building blocks’

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Wed 14th March
(C.Hall 0.17; coffee and drinks reception included, 13:00-16:00)
Prof. Steve Howdle – Nottingham
Title tbc.
Dr Silvia Díez-González – Imperial College London
‘(Trans)Forming C-N Bonds with Copper Catalysis’
Dr Chris Smith


Wed 18th April – Chem Symposium
(Venue tbc., 13:00-18:00)
Prof. Peter Seeberger – Max Planck
Title tbc.
Prof. Steve Marsden – Leeds
‘Taking Control: New Tools to Explore Medicinally-Relevant Chemical Space’
Prof. Carmen Galan – Bristol
Title tbc.
Dr Allan Watson – St. Andrews
‘Mechanism as a tool for reaction discovery’


Wed 9th May
(JSC 3.02; coffee and drinks reception included, 13:00-16:00)
Prof. Maria C. Gimeno – Zaragoza
Title tbc.
Dr Robert Phipps – Cambridge
‘Harnessing Non-Covalent Interactions for Control of Regioselectivity and Site-Selectivity in Catalysis’
Dr Joy Farnaby – Glasgow
Title tbc.

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Wed 16th May
(Queens 1.03, 14:00-15:00)
Prof. Jennifer Potts - York
Title tbc.


Wed 30th May
(LT3, 13:00-14:00)
Prof. Edward Anderson – Oxford
Title tbc.


Wed 6th June
(Queens 1.03, 13:00-14:00)
Dr Fernanda Duarte Gonzalez - Edinburgh
Title tbc.


Wed 13th June
(JSC 3.02, 13:00-14:00)
Dr Chris Mulligan – Kent
Title tbc.


Other Speakers dates to be confirmed:
Prof. Dale Boger – Scripps – Robert Robinson Award
Prof. Tony Cass – Imperial College London – Sir George Stokes Award

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