Colloquia & seminars

Meetings will be held during Autumn Term 2016 on Mondays in Lecture Theatre G at 15:45 (unless otherwise stated) preceded by tea in the foyer at 15.30. All are welcome. Talks usually last ca. 50 minutes, followed by discussion. External (non-departmental) events which may be of interest to chemists are listed on the Other Events page

 

SPRING TERM 2017

9th
January
"New Porous Inorganic Solids for Radionuclide Uptake and Safe Storage" Dr Joseph Hriljac
University of Birmingham
16th
January
"Investigations of radioactive materials using X-ray spectroscopy" Professor Melissa Denecke
University of Manchester
23rd
January
"Photo and electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 in water using molecular catalysts" Dr Alex Cowan
University of Liverpool
30th 
January 
"Hydrogenase Biomimics" Professor Graeme Hogarth
Kings College, London
6th
February 
"Computational chemistry and the search for functional materials".   Dr Keith Butler
University of Bath

20th February

"Polymer beads as ligands for quantum dots, metal cluster complexes and as vectors for intercellular functional protein delivery" Dr Andrew Sutherland
Aston University
27th
February
"Exploiting Multicomponent Reagents in Synthesis: Stepwise vs Synchronised Cooperative"

Professor Eva Hevia
University of Strathclyde

6th
March
"Designing Function in Porous Molecular Solids" Professor Andrew Cooper
University of Liverpool
13th
March 
"Probing structure and dynamics of (nano)materials for battery applications"   Dr Serena Corr
University of Glasgow
20th
March
"Through the looking glass, and what amino acids found there" Dr Kirsty Penkman
University of York
RSC Joseph Black Award Winner
27th
March
"Interfacing Nanomaterials with Biology: From CRISPR to  Antimicrobials"  Prof Vincent Rotello
University of Massachusetts Amherst
RSC Bioorganic Chemistry Award Winner  
 

AUTUMN TERM 2016

26th
September
"Biodiesel and the analytical challenge"  Professor John Langley
University of Southampton 
3rd
October

"Understanding Nanomaterials at the Atomic Level with Transmission Electron Microscopy"

Dr Alex Robertson
Oxford University

10th
October
"Computational thermodynamics: how to calculate phase diagrams without the fuss" Dr Livia Bartok-Partay
University of Reading 

17th
October
14:30 pm - 17:00

Chem LTG & Chem Foyer

RSC Prizewinners Research Colloquium
Prof. Ian Hamley (Reading)
Dr Aaron Lau, (Strathclyde)
Prof. John Kelly
(Trinity, Dublin)
Prof. Christine Cardin, (Reading)
Dr Susan Quinn, (University  College, Dublin)

 

24th
October 
"An intrinsically disordered protein from Chlamydia viewed by NMR: dynamics and interactions" Dr Tharin Blumenschein
University of East Anglia 
7th 
November 
"Adventures in Natural Product Synthesis - Methodology, Synthesis, Structure Determination" Dr Jonathan Burton
Oxford University 
14th
November
"Shining Light on Electrode Interface" Dr Laurence Hardwick
University of Liverpool

21st
November

"From Faraday to Fuel Cells. Fluorite-Structured Compounds Possessing High Ionic Conductivities" Professor Stephen Hull
Rutherford Appleton Lab 
28th
November 
"Computational Chemistry and Catalyst Design" Dr Alberto Roldan
University of Cardiff
5th
December

"Biological self-assembly - membrane lipids and protein folding"

Professor Paula Booth
Kings College London
12th 
December 

"Self-assembly of Ultrashort Peptides and Metabolites: From Biology to Nanotechnology and Back"

Prof Ehud Gazit 
Tel Aviv  

SUMMER TERM 2016

18th
April
"CryoTEM in Materials Chemistry: A versatile tool to study the assembly of macromolecular and hybrid structures Prof. Nico Sommerdijk
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands 
25th
April
"Transient study of the oxygen reduction reaction at microelectrodes"  Dr Guy Denuault
University of Southampton 
9th
May
"Leveraging Chemistry for Biology and Therapy:- New amination strategies to access biologically important molecules" Assistant Professor Qiu Wang
Duke, USA
16th
May
"Using technology to maximise the benefit of contact time with students" Dr Michael Seery
University of Edinburgh
23rd
May
"Following Function in Real Time: Structure and Dynamics in Batteries and Supercapacitors" Professor Clare Grey
University of Cambridge 
6th
June 
"What colour are atmospheric particles and how long do they live for?" Professor Martin King
Royal Holloway. 

SPRING TERM 2016


11th
January

"From Micelles to Materials" Dr Karen Edler
University of Bath
18th
January 

"Computer simulations of antibiotics: putting chemical complexity into biological models"

 
Dr Syma Khalid
University of Southampton 
25th
January
"Chemistry at the Edge" "exsolved nano-particles"  Professor John Irvine
University of St Andrews 
1st 
February 

"Synthesis and Design of Next Generation Fluorophores for Super-Res Microscopy and Circularly Polarised Luminescence"

Dr Michael Hall
University of Newcastle 
8th
February
 "Unraveling Silks" Dr Ann Terry
ISIS
22nd
February 
"Solving the Zeolite Conundrum" 2015 RSC Prize Winner of the Peter Day Award
Professor Russell Morris
University of St Andrews 
29th
February 

"Unravelling Photochemical Mechanisms with Computational Methods".

 

Dr. Rachel Crespo-Otero
Queen Mary, University of London

 
7th
March 
"Electrosynthesis in flow and applications of sulfinimines in total synthesis"  Professor Richard Brown
University of Southampton 
14th
March 
"New energy materials; from photovoltaics to rechargeable batteries" Professor Mark Weller
University of Bath
21st
March 
 

"Local Structure and Disorder in Solids: Exploiting NMR Spectroscopy and First-Principles Calculations"

Professor Sharon Ashbrook, University of St Andrews 

 

AUTUMN TERM 2015

5th
October

"Genetic selection as a tool for drug discovery; identification of cyclic peptide inhibitors and protein-protein-protein interactions" Professor Ali Tavassoli
University of Southampton
12th
October
"Controlling Small Molecule Activation with f-block Pacman Complexes"

Professor Polly Arnold
University of Edinburgh 

19th
October
"Simulation of electron transfer in condensed matter: from oxide materials to multi-heme proteins"

Professor Jochen Blumberger
University College London 

26th
October
"Strongly correlated disorder"

Professor Andrew Goodwin
Oxford University 

9th
November

"Pulling proteins: using single molecule force spectroscopy to probe mechanical stability in a range of biological systems"

 

Dr Lorna Dougan
University of Leeds
16th
November
Guggenheim Memorial Lecture
"Light Harvesting Nanorings" 
Professor Harry Anderson
Oxford University 
23rd
November

"Functional derivatives and analogues of nucleic acids" 

Professor James Tucker
University of Birmingham

30th
November
"Formation of novel supramolecular self-assembly structures and materials"

Professor Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson

Trinity College Dublin

7th
December

"Designing heterogeneous catalysts for biorefining"

Professor Karen Wilson
Aston University

 

SUMMER TERM 2015

20th  April "I think with my hands"

Ms Georgina Ferry

27th
April
"Novel Magnetic Materials"  Dr Abbie McLaughlin
University of Aberdeen
11th
May
"Fluorine Chemistry: from Basic to Clinic"  Professor Veronique Gouverneur
Oxford University
18th May "New Opportunities for Science at Diamond Light Source"  

Professor Andrew Harrison
Diamond 

1st
June

"Changing structures: insights into functional materials from variable temperature studies"

Dr Emma McCabe
University of Kent
8th
June

"Peptides and proteins for bioengineering hierarchy, spatio-temporal control, and functionality in tissue engineering"

Dr Alvaro Mata
Queen Mary University of London

SPRING TERM 2015

12th
January
"Bioorthogonal click chemistry for the synthesis of degradable hydrogel materials"  Professor Andrew Dove
University of Warwick
19th January "On some aspects of Surface Dynamics". Dr Marco Sacchi
University of Reading
26th
January
"The Last Line of Defence - Proteins vs Biomimetic Layers" Dr Max Skoda
STFC Rutherford Appleton
2nd
February
"Total Synthesis Inspired Through Biosynthetic Speculation" Dr John Moses
University of Nottingham
3rd
February
11:00
LTG
"Strategies for enhancing the thermoelectric performance of oxides" Professor Udo Schwingenschlögl
KAUST
9th February
13:00 - 18:00
LT2
"The Nature of the Mechanical Bond" SYMPOSIUM
Professor Sir J. Fraser Stoddart
Professor Harry Anderson
Professor Philip Gale
Professor David Amabilino
16th
February
"Optical spectroscopy for biomolecule characterisation: pluses and minuses for fibres, membrane environments, and funny shapes". Professor Alison Rodger
University of Warwick
23rd
February
"Supramolecular Chemistry of Porous Metal-Organic Materials: Substrate Storage and Separations" Professor Martin Schroder
University of Nottingham
WEDNESDAY
25th
February
16:00
LTG
"Plantics: plastics made from plants" Professor Gadi Rothenberg
2nd
March 
"Light and transition metal complexes: from fundamentals to photocatalysis and imaging" Dr Julia Weinstein
University of Sheffield
9th
March 
"New directions in chemistry - taking inspiration from Nature"  Professor Rachel O'Reilly
University of Warwick 
16th
March 

"Chemistry on a background; new orders in simple solids"

Professor Paul Attfield
University of Edinburgh
23rd
March
"C-N Bond Forming Reactions with Copper Catalysts" 

Dr Silvia Diez-Gonzalez
Imperial College London

AUTUMN TERM 2014

6th 
October
"Metals in Synthesis - New Methods and Technologies"  Dr Chris Smith
University of Reading 

FRIDAY
10th October
AT
10.00 AM
LTG

"Self-assembling Peptides and Amino Acid Derivatives: Molecules to Functional Materials"  Professor Arindam Banerjee
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, India
13th October   "Molecular Modelling: an industrial perspective" Dr Misbah Sarwah
Johnson Matthey 
20th
October
"Surface science studies of doped titanate materials for photocatalysis"  Dr Rob Palgrave
University College London
27th
October

"Atomic-Scale Insights into Energy Materials in 3D (Batteries Included)"

 
Professor Saiful Islam
University of Bath 
3rd
November
"New Strategies for the Synthesis of Boronic Acid Derivatives"  Professor Joseph P. Harrity
University of Sheffield
10th
November
"Electric Field Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition of Functional Thin Films"  Dr Russell Binions
Queen Mary, University of London 
17th
November
"Ionic Liquids: Solvents for Sustainable Chemistry" Professor Tom Welton
Imperial College London 
24th
November
"Structural analysis of proteins in native environments, fact or fiction?"  BSPR 2014 Lecturer
Professor Juri Rappsilber
University of Edinburgh 
1st
December
 "Development and Application of Intelligent Diamond Based Sensors" Professor Julie Macpherson
University of Warwick 
8th
December
"Combining Concepts from Homogenous and Heterogeneous catalysis for Solar Fuel Synthesis"  RSC Prizewinner
Dr Erwin Reisner
University of Cambridge  

SUMMER TERM 2014

28th
April
"The Two Braggs and the Beginning of X-Ray Crystallography" Professor Mike Glazer
University of Oxford
12th
May
"Design and Serendipity in the Discovery of Novel Bioactive Compounds"  Dr Roger Whitehead
University of Manchester 
19th
May
"100 years of X-Rays and still a brilliant future"  Professor Gerd Materlik 
9th
June
(LT1)
"Mass Spectrometry - Design and Application"   BMSS Lecturer - Professor Mike Morris (Joint Lecture with Agriculture) 
10th
June 
"Photoinduced intramolecular electron transfer - how to store and use electrons in molecular frameworks"  Professor Benjamin Dietzek, Jena, Germany 
16th
June
"Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as inspired by their Probable Biogenesis"  Dr Chris Braddock
Imperial College 

SUMMER TERM 2014

28th
April
"The Two Braggs and the Beginning of X-Ray Crystallography" Professor Mike Glazer
University of Oxford
12th
May
"Design and Serendipity in the Discovery of Novel Bioactive Compounds"  Dr Roger Whitehead
University of Manchester 
19th
May
"100 years of X-Rays and still a brilliant future"  Professor Gerd Materlik 
9th
June
(LT1)
"Mass Spectrometry - Design and Application"   BMSS Lecturer - Professor Mike Morris (Joint Lecture with Agriculture) 
10th
June 
"Photoinduced intramolecular electron transfer - how to store and use electrons in molecular frameworks"  Professor Benjamin Dietzek, Jena, Germany 
16th
June
"Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as inspired by their Probable Biogenesis"  Dr Chris Braddock
Imperial College 
14th
July
"Using Molecular Engineering to build Nanostructured Materials" Professor Sebastien Perrier
University of Warwick 
11th  August  "Synthesis Methodology in the new Era of Material Realism: Opportunities from the S-S and the C-N bond repertoires" Professor Roger Hunter, University of Cape Town, SA
15th September   Dr Santanu Mukherjee,
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore &
Dr Ravi P. Singh, Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, 

SPRING TERM 2014 

13th
January
Dr Jonathan R. Nitschke
University of Cambridge
"Complex Functions from Self-assembling Systems with Simple Precursors"
20th
January

Professor Giuseppe Battaglia
University College London

"The engineering of a Somanaut: How to get from A to B in a human body"
27th
January
Dr Oscar Ces
Imperial College
Novel Tools and Technologies for Single Cell Analysis and Artificial Cell Construction 

3rd
February 

Dr Jim A.Thomas
University of Sheffield
"From imaging to therapeutics - tuning the in cellulo targeting and function of luminescent transition metal based bio-probes"

10th
February
(LT1)

Dr Susan  Quinn
University College, Dublin

"Ultrafast Vibrational Spectroscopy of DNA Excited States: Understanding of the role of sequence and structure"

 
17th
February
Dr Michael Shaver
University of Edinburgh
"Controlled Polymerisations: From New Catalysts to Tuned Properties" 

24th
February
(LT1)

Dr Valeska Ting
University of Bath
"Nanoporous materials for practical hydrogen storage systems"

3rd
March(LT1)

Dr Isabel de Moraes
Diamond 
 

"Membrane protein structure determination: The next generation"

10th
March
(LT1)
Professor Mike Towrie
STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab

"Time Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy: The ULTRA Facility"

17th
March
Professor Mark Searcey
University of East Anglia
"Adventures in Medicinal Chemistry" 

AUTUMN TERM 2013

14th
October
Professor Jon Steed
University of Durham 
"Supramolecular Gels: Orthogonal Self-Assembly far from Equilibrium"
21st
October

Professor Edman Tsang
Oxford University 

 'Catalysis at Materials Interface'
Thursday
24th
October at 15:30pm in Chem G50
Professor Wolfgang Kaim
University of Stuttgart, Germany 
 

"Chemistry of noninnocent ligands: More than electron transfer?"

28th
October
Dr Ricardo Grau-Crespo
University of Reading
"Computational adventures with site-disordered solids" 
4th
November

Dr Michael de Podesta
National Physical Laboratory 

 

"How do you really know what the temperature is?"

11th
November
Professor Christine Willis
University of Bristol 
"Challenges in Natural Product Synthesis"
18th
November 
Professor Michael Rappolt
University of Leeds
"Towards Understanding of Lipid Polymorphism" 
25th
November
Professor Dave Antonelli
University of Glamorgan 
"Exploiting the Kubas Interaction in Hydrogen Storage"

2nd
December 

Professor Peter Beton
University of Nottingham  
 

"Flexibility and stacking in adsorbed linear, cyclic and two-dimensional polymers"

9th
December
Dr Simon Lancaster
University of East Anglia 
"Going online to enhance face-to-face chemistry teaching"

SUMMER TERM 2013

9th

May

"Non-ambient Crystallography - a Tool for Materials Chemistry Design"

 

Professor Paul Raithby
University of Bath

16th
May

"Self Assembling Polymers and Peptides for Drug Delivery"

Professor Ijeoma F. Uchegbu

University College London

23rd
May

"Synthesis of Molecular Wires for Nanotechnology & Neuroscience"

Professor Harry Anderson
Oxford University

30th
May at 2PM, refreshments

at 3PM

 

There will be a one day HEA sponsored workshop from 10:00 - 3:30 entitled "Students as Partners - Engaging Students and Developing Skills".

During this, will be Dr McGarvey's talk "'Curriculum Design and Graduate Attributes" at 2pm

Dr David McGarvey
Keele University

29th July

10.30am

Chem G50

"Syntheses and Some Reactions of Selenium- and Tellurium-Containing Compounds"

Professor Haruki Sashida
Hokuriku University, Kanazawa, Japan

THURSDAY
8TH August
10.45AM 
Refreshments
11.00AM
Chem LTG

 "A practical preparation of optically active b-amino-a-methylene esters and their use for heterocyclic synthesis"

Professor H Akio Kamimura, Yamaguchi University, Japan

SPRING TERM 2013

17th
January
 NO SEMINAR THIS WEEK  
24th
January 
 "From anion receptors to transporters" Professor Phil Gale
University of Southampton
31st
January
"Click Nucleic Acid Ligation:
Chemistry, Biochemistry and Applications"
Professor Tom Brown
University of Southampton 
7th
February 
 "18F-Barbiturates as PET tracers for early stage detection of Alzheimer's Disease" Professor Matteo Zanda
University of Aberdeen
14th
February

RSC Theophilus Redwood Award Lecture

"New Chemistries in the Tandem Mass Spectrometry of Bio-molecules"

 

Professor Scott McLuckey
Purdue University, USA
21st
February 
 "Magnetic engineering with molecular bricks" Professor Stephen Blundell
University of Oxford
28th
February
 "An Interesting Twist on Molecular Wires" Professor Andy Beeby
University of Durham 
7th
March

"Using IR and NMR Spectroscopy to monitor and enhance organolithium reactions"

Professor Iain Coldham
University of Sheffield 

14th
March
"A two step mechanism for concerted double strand cleavage of DNA"

Dr Fiona Dickinson
University of Reading

4th 
April
 

"Marine Biodiscovery: Going Deep to Discover Drugs"

Prof Rob Capon
University of Queensland

AUTUMN TERM 2012

18th
Oct

 NO SEMINAR THIS WEEK

25th
Oct
"25 Years of Research in The Department
of Chemistry 1986-2011"

Professor Matthew Almond,
University of Reading

1st
Nov
"Molecular Organisation: Working with Molecules on the Nanoscale" Prof Neil Champness, University of Nottingham
8th
Nov
 

"The Tumbleweed: An approach to creating designed protein motion"

Dr Beth Bromley,
University of Durham
15th
Nov
 "A designer approach for the formulation of sustainable photovoltaic materials and devices" Professor Guosheng Shao,
University of Bolton
22nd
Nov

"Adventures in f-Element Chemistry:Using Emission
Spectroscopy to Probe the Electronic Properties and
Structure of Multimetallic Complexes"

Dr Louise Natrajan,
University of Manchester

 

MONDAY
26th
Nov
16:30PM

 "The Origin of the Salts in the Dead Sea" Dr John Metcalfe
Independent Consultant
29th
Nov
 

"Molecular Basis for Actinide/Lanthanide Separations"

Dr Clint Sharrad,
University of Manchester
6th
Dec
 

"Si-based materials as advanced anode materials for Lithium ion batteries"

FengMing Liu
Imperial College
13th
Dec
 NO SEMINAR THIS WEEK  

Summer Term 2012

23rd
April
2012
 

RSC Award Lecture,

"Hydration lubrication: exploring a new paradigm"

 

Prof. Jacob Klein (Weizmann Institute

of Science, Israel)

30th
April
2012
 Adventures in Non-Covalent Chemistry: From Self-Assembly to Protein Surface Recognition  Dr Andrew Wilson (University of Leeds)

14th May

2012

What do we really know about DNA intercalation?

Crystallographic studies with ruthenium 'light-switch' complexes and olignucleotides

Prof Christine Cardin (University of Reading)

21st May

2012

Exploration of nanoparticulate redox systems and processes

Dr Frank Marken (University of Bath)

28th May

2012

Crystallography Complemented by Soft X-ray Spectroscopies (XPS,NEXAFS): Insight into Hydrogen Bonding and Proton Transfer from Core Level Binding Energy Shifts

Dr Sven Schroeder (University of Manchester)

11th June

2012

Peptide Ligations via Large Cyclic Transition States

Prof Alan Katritzky (University of Florida, USA)

18th June

2012

 

RSC Award Lecture: Mass spectrometry - from peripheral proteins to membrane motors.

Prof Carol Robinson (University of Oxford)

Spring Term 2012

23rd January 2012

ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY MEDAL LECTURE (J. B. Goodenough Award 2011:

Conjugated materials for light emission and light harvesting

Professor Andrew B. Holmes University of Melbourne, CSIRO and Imperial College

30th January 2012

Rational Design of Nanocatalysts for Energy and Environment

Professor Edman Tsang University of Oxford

6th February 2012

From biomineralisation in magnetic bacteria to the biomimetic synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles

Dr Sarah Staniland

University of Leeds

13th February 2012

New applications for platinum group metals

Dr Stephen Poulston

Johnson Matthey PLC

20th February 2012

Redox Chemistry and Electronic Structure of Molybdenum Carbon Chain Complexes

Dr Mark Whiteley

University of Manchester

27th February 2012

The Development of Thieno[2,3-b]pyridones as Novel Inhibitors of p38 MAP Kinase

Dr Jeremy Davis

UCB Celltech

5th March 2012

Ion mobility spectrometry combined with mass spectrometry for structural and trace analysis: what will ion mobility do for me?

Prof Colin Creaser

Loughborough University

12th March 2012

Polyhedal coordination cages: self-assembly and host-guest chemistry

Prof Mike Ward

University of Sheffield

19th March 2012

Ultra thin supported metal films for model studies in catalysis

Dr Roger Bennett

University of Reading

Autumn Term 2011

17th
Oct

Dr Charl Faul
Univeristy of Bristol
 tba
24th Oct Prof. Ian Fairlamb
University of York
Catalytic C-X and C-H activation cross-coupling processes
(Host - Howard Colquhoun)
31st Oct Dr. Francis Pope, University of Cambridge Nitrogen-rich molecules and coordination compounds
(Host - Christian Pfrang)
7th 
Nov
Prof. John Dyke, University of Southampton

Photoionization of reactive intermediates of importance in the atmosphere
(Host - George Marston)

14th Nov Dr. Helen Cooper,
University of Birmingham
Mutations and Modifications: Application of high-resolution mass spectrometry in protein analysis
(Host - Rainer Cramer)
21st
Nov
Dr Elizabeth New, University of California, Berkeley

RSC Dalton Young Researchers Award Lecture
Title tba
(Host - RSC)

28th Nov

Prof. Colin Creaser, Loughborough University

tba

(Host - Rainer Cramer)

5th Dec Dr. John Porter,
Union Chimique Belge

Discovery of Novel Tetrahydroisoquinoline Derivatives as Bcl-2 Inhibitors

(Host - Wayne Hayes)

12th
Dec
 Dr. Vittorio Caprio
Manchester Metropolitain University
 tba
(Host - Laurence Harwood)

Summer Term 2011

2nd May Bank Holiday: No Seminar  
9th May Prof. Frank Pullen, University of Greenwich What has mass spectrometry ever done for drug discovery and development?
16th May Dr. Peter Portius, University of Sheffield Nitrogen-rich molecules and coordination compounds
23rd May Prof. Steven Armes, University of Sheffield

RSC Prize Seminar: Aqueous dispersion polymerisation: a new paradigm for in situ block copolymer self-assembly in concentrated solution

30th May Bank Holiday: No Seminar  
6th June Prof. Steven Marsden, University of Leeds Leaner, cleaner, safer: new catalytic reactions for heterocyclic synthesis

13th June

Dr. Orla Kelly, University of Plymouth HEA-Sponsored Seminar: Trial and error or strategically formulated plan? How our students approach problem-solving in chemistry
20th June Dr. Paul Mulheran, University of Strathclyde tba

Previous Seminars:

Spring Term 2011

24th Jan Dr. Oscar Ces, Imperial College A First Step Towards Practical Single Cell Proteomics and Single Cell Biopsies: A Microfluidic Antibody Capture Chip with TIRF Detection
31st Jan Prof. Nigel Simpkins, University of Birmingham Synthesis of Bridged Natural Products
7th Feb Prof. Richard Winpenny, University of Manchester Supramolecular and Coordination Chemistry Strategies for Linking Heterometallic Rings
14th Feb Prof. Lee Cronin, University of Glasgow Non-Equilibrium Structured Supramolecular Cluster Assemblies

Friday 25th Feb

1-2pm

Prof. Joe Sweeney, University of Reading

Innovation, Impact and Effective Science

28th Feb Prof. Adam Lee, University of Cardiff Shining Light on Clean Catalytic Technologies
7th Mar Prof. Alex Hannon, ISIS Where are the Atoms in Disordered Materials?
- Neutron Diffraction Reveals the Local Structure
14th Mar Dr. Tuomas Knowles, University of Cambridge New Approaches to the Biophysics of Protein Aggregation
21st Mar Dr. Rudiger Woscholski, Imperial College Chemical Biology of Phosphoinositide Signalling

Autumn Term 2010

18th Oct Prof. Laurence Harwood, University of Reading Ligands for Selective Actinide Extraction: From Laboratory to Commercialisation
25th Oct Dr. Andrew Goodwin, University of Oxford RSC Prize Seminar: Local Structure and Dynamics in Framework Materials 
1st Nov Prof. Margaret Brimble, University of Auckland, NZ RSC Prize Seminar: Nature's Medicine Chest: Opportunities for Synthesis
8th Nov Prof. David Harrowven, University of Southampton Arenes in Nature: Cavicularin, RP-66453 and More
15th Nov Dr. Ramón Vilar, Imperial College Targetting Quadruplex DNA with Metal Complexes: A Potential Approach for Anti-Cancer Drug Design
22nd Nov Dr. Markus Kalberer, University of Cambridge Secondary Organic Aerosols: Chemical Analysis and Health Effects
29th Nov Prof. D. Phil Woodruff FRS, University of Warwick Getting Quantitative Structural Information for Molecules on Surfaces
6th Dec Prof. Thomas Sorensen, Diamond Light Source How to Cross the Barrier: Getting Ions through the Biological Membrane 
13th Dec Prof. Cameron Alexander, University of Nottingham Polymers for Biomedical Applications: Synthetic Switches and Biological Responses

Summer Term 2010

26th April Prof. George Marston, University of Reading Atmospheric Ozone: Good, Bad and Ubiquitous
3rd May Bank Holiday: no seminar  
10th May Dr. Charlotte Williams, Imperial College RSC Prize Seminar: Catalytic Activation of Renewable Resources for Polymer Synthesis
17th May Dr. Simon Holder, University of Kent Self-Assembled Temperature Responsive Bicontinuous Nanospheres: From Controlled Polymerisation to Complex Structures
24th May Prof. Mike Bowker, University of Cardiff Adventures in Catalytic Nanospace: The Selective Oxidation of Methanol
31st May Bank Holiday: no seminar  
7th June Prof. Nigel Mason, Open University  Probing the Biosphere
14th June Prof. Polly Arnold, University of Edinburgh N-heterocyclic Carbenes as Reactive Ligands in Organo-f-block Chemistry
21st June No seminar

Spring Term 2010

18th Jan Prof. Molly Stevens, Imperial College New Materials-Based Approaches for Regenerative Medicine and Biosensing
25th Jan Prof. Jon Dilworth, University of Oxford RSC Applied Inorganic Chemistry Prize Lecture: The Role of Coordination Chemistry of Metallic Radionucleides in the Development of Diagnostic Imaging Agents
1st Feb Prof. Tony Vlcek, Queen Mary, University of London Ultrafast Excited-State Processes of Re Carbonyl-Diimine Complexes: From Excitation to Photochemistry
8th Feb Dr Scott Woodley, University College, London Zinc Oxide: A Case Study in Contemporary Computational Solid State Chemistry
15th Feb Dr. Paul Low, Durham University Guilty as Charged: The Case for Ligand Non-Innocence in "Mixed-Valence" Systems
22nd Feb Prof. Trevor Rayment, Diamond Light Source Ltd. Electrochemistry in Small Spaces -- X-Ray Synchrotron Radiation Studies of Pitting Corrosion
1st Mar Prof. Phil Page, University of East Anglia Asymmetric Epoxidation Using Organocatalysis by Iminium Salts
8th Mar Dr. Nick Greeves, University of Liverpool HEA-Sponsored Seminar: From Solid State to Polymers: Live and in 3D
15th Mar Prof. Christopher Strauss, Queen's University, Belfast Technologies and Methods for Green Chemistry

Autumn Term 2009

12th Oct Dr. Kamyar Afarinkia, University of Bradford Adventures in Organophosphorus Chemistry......and more
19th Oct Prof. Robin Clark, University College London RSC Sir George Stokes Lecture: Scientific Examination of Pigments in Art and Archaeology: Art Meets Science via Raman Microscopy
26th Oct Dr. Gareth Price, University of Bath Polymer Chemistry at Ultrasonic Frequencies
2nd Nov Dr. Dave Lindsay, University of Reading Organic Synthesis with N-heterocyclic Carbenes and Transition Metal-Catalysed Desymmetrisation Reactions
9th Nov Dr. Richard Walton, University of Warwick Complex Transition-Metal Oxide Materials Prepared Using Mild Synthesis
16th Nov Prof. David Rankin, University of Edinburgh Combining Theory and Experiment: Equilibrium Structures of Gases and Solids
23rd Nov Dr. Patricia Hunt, Imperial College Hydroamination and Catalysis at Group 2 Centres: A Theoretical Study
30th Nov Prof. Andrew Orr-Ewing, University of Bristol RSC Tilden Prize Lecture: Spectroscopic Studies of Atmospheric Chemistry and Composition
7th Dec Dr. Rachel O'Reilly, University of Warwick Responsive and Functional Polymeric Nanostructures

 

Summer Term 2009

28th April Prof. Tom Simpson, University of Bristol Synthetic, Biosynthetic and Genetic Studies on the "AT-less" Antibiotic Mupirocin
5th May Brian Moffatt, Petrophase Ltd. Novel Organic and Physical Chemistry Applications in Petroleum Studies and How to Make a Billion Pounds Using Simple Chemistry
12th May No seminar
19th May Prof. Todd Marder, University of Durham Transition Metal Catalysed Borylation of C-H bonds
26th May Prof. Jamshed Anwar, University of Bradford Science, Rational Thought and Faith
2nd June Prof. Werner Hofer, University of Liverpool Dynamic Processes Observed by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
9th June No seminar
16th June Prof. Martyn Poliakoff, University of Nottingham Multiphase Catalysis in Supercritical Fluids


Spring Term 2009

20th January Prof. Rein Ulijn, University of Strathclyde Peptide-Based Nanomaterials for Biomedicine and Nanotechnology
27th January Dr. Nigel Young, University of Hull Looking for New Transition Metal Fluorides Using Matrix Isolation
3rd February Dr. Angelos Michaelides, University College London Towards a First-Principles Understanding of Water-Solid Interfaces
10th February Dr. David Watson, University of Reading Asymmetric Heterogeneous Hydrogenation of C=C Bonds
17th February Dr. David Rendle, University of Reading Aspects of Forensic Chemistry
24th February Dr. Simon Clarke, University of Oxford Structures, Properties and Chemistry of Complex Layered Solids
3rd March Prof. Kevin Booker-Milburn, University of Bristol Total Synthesis Without Protecting Groups: Strategies, Problems and Opportunities
10th March Prof. Gary Attard, University of Cardiff Electrochemical Approaches to Problems in Surface Science and Heterogeneous Catalysis
17th March Prof. Jonathan Percy, University of Strathclyde Quantifying Aspects of Alkene Metathesis Chemistry


Autumn Term 2008

14th October Prof. Guy Lloyd-Jones, University of Bristol Engaging and Disengaging Catalytic Subcycles
21st October Dr. Joachim Steinke, Imperial College Supramolecular Polymers for Gene Delivery
28th October Dr. Georg Held, University of Reading Chiral Surface Systems
4th November Prof. Mark Searle, University of Nottingham Biophysical Studies of Molecular Recognition and Self-Assembly of Proteins and Nucleic Acids
11th November Prof. Pete Skabara, University of Strathclyde Materials for Plastic Electronic Devices - From Organic Lasers to the World's Smallest Television Screen
18th November Prof. Alison Rodger, University of Warwick Looking at Long Molecules in Solution: Protein Fibres, DNAs, Nanotubes and Membrane Proteins in Liposomes
25th November Prof. Frantisek Hartl, University of Reading Photonic Behaviour of Metal Complexes with Multiple Redox Centres
2nd December Dr. Piers Gaffney, Imperial College Synthesis of Phosphoinositide Analogues for Chemical Biology: Inositol Modification at both C and O
9th December Prof. Kieran Molloy, University of Bath Design of Molecular Precursors for Inorganic Materials: An Inorganic Chemistry Perspective

 

Summer Term 2008

22nd April Dr. Christine O'Connor, Dublin Institute of Technology Solving Problems in Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratories
29th April Prof. Jeremy Kilburn, University of Southampton  Supramolecular Chemistry - Peptide Recognition and Self-assembly in Water
6th May Prof. Duncan Bruce, University of York Adventures with Liquid Crystals: From the Non-covalent to the Inorganic Solid State
13th May Dr Jeremy Robertson, University of Oxford Oxidative Heterocyclisations for Natural Products Synthesis
20th May Prof. Patrick Unwin, University of Warwick Interfaces in Flux: Crystals, Electrodes and Membranes
27th May Dr Christian Pfrang, University of Reading Studying Atmospheric Aerosol: Synergies between Model and Experiment
3rd June Prof. David Haddleton, University of Warwick Glycopolymers and bioconjugates from a combination of living radical polymerisation and click chemistry
10th June Prof. Robert Richardson, University of Bristol Structure of liquid crystalline dendrimers

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