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School of Chemistry Seminar Series 2022/23

Professor Tigran V. Chalikian, University of Toronto, Canada

"Biologically Significant Physico-Chemical Properties of Tetrahelical DNA"

Hosted by Vitaly Buckin

Monday 15th May at 12 noon.

Room S3.56 Science Centre South

Dr Damien Hérault, Aix Marseille Université

"Molecular objects and physical tools for enantioselective catalysis."

Hosted by Eoghan McGarrigle

Friday 21st April at 3.30pm

Theatre D, Science Hub, UCD

Dr Jorge García Lacuna, Baumann Research Group 

"Metal catalyzed gas-liquid reactions in continuous flow."


Dr Wei Zhang, Dawson Research Group (CBNI)

"A Nanoscale Shape-Discovery Framework Supporting Systematic Investigation of Shape-Dependent Biological Effects."

Wednesday 3rd May at 1 pm 

Room S3.56 Science Centre South, UCD.

Professor Fabio Marchetti, University of Pisa, Italy

"Anticancer potential of Diiron Bis-Cyclopentadienyl Carbonyl Complexes"

Hosted by Andrew Phillips

Monday 27th March at 4pm

Room 3.56 Science Centre South, UCD

Dr Mandapi Bhargava Reddy, McGarrigle Research Group, UCD School of Chemistry

"Visible-Light-Induced Transition-Metal-Free Difunctionalization of Alkynes" 


DrAdrià Martínez Aviñó, Johnson Research Group, UCD School of Chemistry

"Towards Portability in Analytical Chemistry"

Wednesday 15th March at 1pm

Room S1.67, Science Centre South, UCD

Professor Anthony Mullane, Queensland University of Technology

"Electrochemical Approaches to Producing Clean Energy Carriers and the Permanent Removal of CO2"

Hosted by James Sullivan

Thursday 9th March 2023 at 1.00 pm

Room H1.51 Science Centre Hub, UCD 

Prof. StephenThomas of the University of Edinburgh

“Transborylation to render old reagents catalytic, and find new disconnections”.

Hosted by Eoghan McGarrigle

Wednesday 3rd March 2023 at 3pm

Room S3.56, Science Centre South, UCD

Associate Professor Nadav Amdursky, Schulich Faculty of Chemistry, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

 'From charge transfer processes in bioinspired systems to functional protein-based materials’

Hosted by Elaine O'Reilly

Thursday 23rd February 2023 at 1pm

Room S1.67 Science Centre South

Prof. Stephen Moggach from the School of Molecular Sciences, University of Western Australia

‘Why squeeze MOFs? The Effect of Pressure, Guest Uptake and Structural Flexibility on Porous Materials’

Hosted by Tony Keene

S1.67 Science Centre South at 3pm

Professor Barbara Richichi, University of Florence

'Glyco-tools for precision biomedical applications: from small molecules to glyconanomaterials’

Hosted by Elaine O'Reilly

Thursday 19th January at 3pm 

S3.56 Science Centre South

Professor Alex Gagnon, Department of chemistry, Université du Québec à Montréal

 'Organobismuth Reagents: Synthesis, Properties and Applications in Copper and Palladium-Catalyzed Reactions

Hosted by Elaine O'Reilly

Monday 19th December 2022 at 12pm

Room S3.56 Science Centre South, UCD

Professor Timothy Noël - University of Amsterdam

'Innovation in HAT photocatalysis through use of flow’

Hosted by Elaine O'Reilly

Wednesday 7th December 2022 at 3pm 

S3.56 Science Centre South

Dr Robert Edkins, University of Strathclyde 

'A flexible synthetic approach to high-symmetry phthalocyanines and their application in photothermal therapy

Hosted by Elaine O'Reilly

Wednesday, 30th November 2022 at 3pm

S3.56 Science Centre South

Prof Sylvestre Bonnet The Leiden Institute of Chemistry in The Netherlands

"Rutheniium-based photoactivated chemotherapy for hypoxic tumors treatment: progresses and challenges."

Wednesday 23rd November 2022 at 1pm

Science Lecture Theatre

Professor Jim Thomas, University of Sheffield

"Luminescent d6-metal complexes as bioprobes, therapeutics and theranostics."

Hosted by Susan Quinn 

Wednesday 26th October 2022 at 3pm

George Moore Auditorium, Science East

Dr Ruchi Gupta -  University of Birmingham,  2021 RSC Joseph Black Award winner

"Novel Optical Biosensors with Integrated Sample Manipulation"

Hosted by Grace Morgan

Wednesday 12th October 2022 at 3pm

Theatre E Science Hub (H1.26, Intel Theatre)

Professor Pete Licence - University of Nottingham

"Ionic Liquids in-vacuo: Suck it and see!"

Hosted by Elaine O'Reilly

Thursday 13th October 2022 at 3pm

S3.56 Science Centre South

Associate Professor Martin Fananas -  University of Santiago de Compostela (USC)

“Catalytic stereoselective hydrocarbon difunctionalization”


Hosted by Elaine O'Reilly

Tuesday 27th September 2022 at 3pm

S1.67 Science South

Assistant Professor Sean O'Leary -  University of California, Riverside

"Single-Molecule Dynamics of Eukaryotic Translation Initiation"

Hosted by Elaine O'Reilly

Wednesday 15th September 2022 at 3pm

S1.67 Science South

Professor George Christou, University of Florida 

'Single-Molecule Magnets and other Magnetic Molecules on ‘Molecular Nanoparticles’: A Molecular Model Approach to SMMs on Supports'

Hosted by Grace Morgan

Friday 16th September 2022 at 3pm

Contact UCD School of Chemistry

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