School of Chemistry – Visiting Speakers 2017
Tuesday 17th January
Prof. Thomas Nann (Director, The MacDiarmid Institute, New Zealand)
Title: Electro-spun nanofibre electrodes for energy conversion and storage
Venue: JSC 0.01
Wednesday 25th January
Prof. Lee Cronin (University of Glasgow)
Title: Investigating Electron Transfer Reactions in Polyoxometalate Clusters
Venue: E.FRY 1.01
Wednesday 1st March
Prof. Sabine Flitsch (University of Manchester)
Title: De novo reaction cascades for biocatalysis
Venue: Julian Study Centre, JSC 1.02
Wednesday 8th March
Dr. Mike Hough (University of Essex)
Title: Spectroscopic fingerprinting of redox states in protein crystals: Validation and Functional Insights
Venue: Queens 1.08
Wednesday 29th March
Prof. Claudia Höbartner (Georg-August-University, Göttingen)
Biochemical Society Sponsored Seminar
Title: Bioorganic chemistry with catalytic DNA and modified RNA
Venue: ARTS 01.02
Wednesday 12th April
Dr. Rebecca Melen (Cardiff University)
Title: BCF and beyond: Modern advances in borylation chemistry
Wednesday 26th April
Prof R.J. Dwayne Miller (University of Toronto)
RSC Centenary Prize Lecture April 2017
Title: Mapping Atomic Motions with Ultrabright Electrons: Realization of the Chemists’ Gedanken Experiment
Wednesday 3rd May
Prof. Graeme Hogarth (Kings College, London)
Title: Biomimetics of the iron-only hydrogenase enzyme
Wednesday 17th May
Prof. Georgios Tsaparlis (University of Ioannina, Greece)
RSC Education award and medal presentation
Title: Problem solving in chemistry education: issues, problems and solutions
Wednesday 24th May
Dr. Russell Taylor (Durham University)
Title: Alkane Activation and Functionalisation by Zeolites - Elucidating the Role of Zeotype and Extra-framework Metal
Venue: ARTS 2.01
Wednesday 14th June
Prof. Oliver Einsle (University of Freiburg)
Venue: Julian Study Centre (JSC 0.01)
Wed 4th October
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’
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’
Wed 13th December
Dr Lieven Meerpoel – Janssen – via weblink
School of Chemistry – Visiting Speakers 2016
Prof. John Sodeau (University College Cork)
Title: Detecting Nature's Biological Warfare Agents
Prof. Sally Price (University College London) - Royal Society of Chemistry Interdisciplinary Prize
Title: Is the crystallisation of pharmaceutical molecules controlled by thermodynamics or kinetics?
Dr. Syma Khalid (University of Southampton) - Biochemical Society sponsored lecture
Title: Molecular dynamics simulations of bacterial membranes: adding the chemical complexity to biosimulations
Prof. R. David Brit (University of California, Davis)
Title: Mechanisms of solar fuel reactions as probed by advanced EPR spectroscopy
Venue: QUEENS 1.03
Dr. Alex Jones (University of Manchester)
Title: Animal Photomagnetoreception
Dr. Julia Weinstein (University of Sheffield)
Prof. Dr. Cristina Nevado (University of Zurich)
Title: Mechanistic Diversity in Metal Catalyzed Reactions
Prof. Ulrike Eggert (Kings College London)
Title: A chemical approach to understanding cell division
Venue: QUEENS 1.03
Prof. Roy Harrison OBE (University of Birmingham) - Royal Society of Chemistry Environment Prize
Title: Nanoparticles in the Urban Atmosphere: Sources, Processes and Health Implications
Prof. Justin Holmes (University College Cork)
Title: Semiconductor Nanowire Devices: Bottom-Up vs Top-Down Paradigms
Venue: QUEENS 1.03
Dr. Marc Vendrell (University of Edinburgh)
Title: Fluorescent Chemical Probes for Clinical Imaging
Venue: ARTS 2.02
Dr Frantisek Sanda (Institute of Physics, Charles University, Prague)
Title: "Vibronic dynamics in molecular dimers"
Venue: Queens 2.21
Dr. Amy Bonsor (University of Cambridge)
Title: Planet-eating white dwarfs: the fate of planetary systems
School of Chemistry – Visiting Speakers 2014/5
Wednesday 14th January
Dr Karen Faulds – University of Strathclyde
"Multiplexed and Sensitive Bioanalysis Using Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS)"
Wednesday 21st January
Dr Kate Kemsley – Institute of Food Research
"60MHz “Benchtop” NMR for Rapid Compositional Analysis of Triglycerides"
Wednesday 11th February
Professor Michael Greaney – University of Manchester
"New Catalytic Chemistry for Heterocycle Synthesis"
Wednesday 11th March
Dr Chris Russell – University of Bristol
"Thanks A Bullion: Catalysis With Gold"
Wednesday 25th March
Professor Mike Ward – University of Sheffield
In Queens 1.03
"Self-Assembly and Host-Guest Chemistry of Polyhedral Coordination Cages"
Tuesday 7th April
Professor Amy Rosenzweig – Northwestern
RSC Joseph Chatt Award Lecture
"Biological methane oxidation"
Wednesday 15th April
Professor Rudolf Allemann – University of Cardiff
"Chemical Wizardry: Terpene Synthases and an Expansion of the Terpenome"
Wednesday 22nd April
Professor Dek Woolfson – University of Bristol
"Expanding the Universe of Possible Protein Structures and Assemblies by De Novo Design"
Wednesday 29th April
Professor Pilar Fernandez Hernando – Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid.
Wednesday 6th May
Dr Philipp Kukura – University of Oxford
In Lecture Theatre 3
"What Happens After a Molecule Absorbs a Photon?"
Wednesday 13th May
Dr. Kylie Vincent – University of Oxford
"New approaches to understanding hydrogenase enzymes and exploiting them in H2-driven chemical synthesis"
Wednesday 20th May
Dr Keith Taber – University of Cambridge
RSC Education Award Lecture
"The Imaginary and the Imagined: When scientific concepts meet students’ conceptions"
RSC Award Winners – Dr Keith Taber (University of Cambridge) and possibly Professor Tobin Marks (Northwestern).
Wednesday 1st October
Professor Philip Gale – University of Southampton
RSC Supramolecular Chemistry Award Lecture
"Advances in transmembrane anion transport"
Wednesday 8th October
Professor Alexandre Alexakis – University of Geneva
"Formation of all-carbon quaternary stereocenters through asymmetric conjugate addition"
Wednesday 15th October
Professor Paul Walton – University of York
"Copper Containing Lytic Polysaccharide Monoxygenases: A New Face for Biomass Breakdown"
Wednesday 22nd October
Dr Mike Ingleson – University of Manchester
"Cationic Main Group Lewis Acids in Synthesis: From Fused Organic Materials to Catalytic Sigma Bond Activation"
Wednesday 29th October
Dr Katherine Holt – University College London
"Reactivity and Redox Chemistry at the Surface of Insulating Nanoparticles"
Wednesday 12th November
Dr Ulrich Hintermair – University of Bath
"Molecular Oxidation Catalysis with Iridium – Water Splitting and CH-oxygenations"
In ARTS 0.100
Friday 21st November
Dr Matthew Todd – University of Sydney
In ARTS 0.100
Wednesday 26th November
Professor Stephen Liddle – University of Nottingham
"Recent Progress in the Chemistry of Novel Uranium-Ligand Bonds"
Wednesday 3rd December
Professor Mathias Senge – Trinity College Dublin
"Reactions and Applications of Unsymmetrical Porphyrins"
Wednesday 10th December
Dr Ai-Lan Lee – Heriott-Watt University
"Development of Gold- and Palladium-Catalysed Reactions"
Wednesday 17th December
Professor Peter Roach – University of Southampton
"The Biosynthesis of the [Fe-Fe]-Hydrogenase H-Cluster"
Visiting Speakers 2013/14
Wednesday 2nd October
Professor Vic Morris – Institute of Food Research
"Atomic Force Microscopy: Some Applications in Food and Agriculture"
Wednesday 9th October
Dr Jay Wadhawan – University of Hull
"Energy Devices and Sensors: Identifying the Role of Transport"
Wednesday 16th October
Professor Simon Aldridge – University of Oxford
"Stabilization of 5- and 6-valence electron species: designing main group molecules for bond activation"
Wednesday 30th October
Professor Eva Hevia – University of Strathclyde
"Main Group Mixed Metal Chemistry: New Perceptions and Practices"
Wednesday 6th November
Professor Greg Scholes – University of Toronto
"Photosynthetic Machines: Why Nature is Astounding"
Wednesday 13th November
Dr. Louise Natrajan – University of Manchester
"Adventures in f-Element Chemistry: Using Emission Spectroscopy to Probe the Electronic Properties and Structure of Multi-Metallic Complexes"
Wednesday 20th November
Professor David Davies – University of Leicester
Wednesday 4th December
Dr. Neil Hunt – University of Strathclyde
"Ultrafast 2D-IR Spectroscopy: Method and Biomolecular Applications"
Wednesday 15th January 2014
Dr. Stuart Black – University of Reading
"Up and Atom: Chemistry and Crime Fighting in a Modern Forensic Context"
Wednesday 22nd January
Professor Tina Overton – University of Hull
Wednesday 5th February
Dr. Elizabeth Gibson – University of Newcastle
Dr Andy Sutherland – University of Glasgow
Professor James Barber FRS – Imperial College London (RSC Award lecture, likely late May).
Mini-Symposium - Tuesday, 3rd September 2013, from 2pm, ARTS 0.100:
Prof Pierre-Yves Renard
IRCOF – University of Rouen, France
"Profluorescent and chemiluminescent probes for
enzymatic activities detection"
Prof Thierry Lequeux
ENSICAEN – University of Caen, France
"Fluorinated isosters, synthesis and applications"
Prof Didier Villemin
ENSICAEN – University of Caen, France
"Phosphonic acids for immobilisation of
homogenous catalysts: from hybrid materials to