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School of Chemistry Seminar Series 2023/2024

School of Chemistry Seminar Series 2023/2024

Wednesday 10th April 2024 at 12noon.

Dr Margherita Brindisi, University of Naples ‘Federico II’, Italy

"Intertwining the use of sustainable flow and mechanochemistry with the synthesis of pharmaceutically relevant (spiro)indolines"

Room G-09.AG Agriculture & Food Science Centre

School Seminar Series - Hosted by Marcus Baumann

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Wednesday 24th April at 12noon

Dr Chris Batchelor-McAuley, Trinity College Dublin

"From Energy to Sustainability: Studying Reactions at the Single Particle Scale"

Room G-09.AG Agriculture & Food Science Centre

School Seminar Series - Hosted by Nadia Elghobashi-Meinhardt

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Wednesday 1st May 2024 at 3pm

Dr Mike Cowley, University of Edinburgh - Winner of Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Award 2022

Talk Title tbc

Room S1.67 Science South

School Seminar Series - Hosted by Tom Hooper

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Thursday 9th May 2024 at 3pm

Dr Adrian Chaplin, University of Warwick - Winner of Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Award 2023

"Rhodium is still precious: new directions in organometallic chemistry enabled by pincer, macrocyclic and cavitand-based ligands."

Room S1.67 Science South

School Seminar Series - Hosted by Tom Hooper

Wednesday 27th March 2024 at 3pm

Professor Eli Zysman-Coleman, St Andrew's University

New Frontiers in Photocatalyst Design and Photocatalysis

School Seminar Series - Hosted by Susan Quinn

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Wednesday 6th March 2024 at 12 Noon

UCD Chemistry Postdoctoral Seminar: Dr Emmelyne Cuza, Morgan Group

"New architecture based on Metal-Organic Frameworks and spin crossover complexes to detect volatile organic compounds"

Postdoctoral Research Seminars 

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Friday 1st March 2024 at 3pm

Prof Lukasz Albrecht, Lodz University of Technology

"New dearomative strategies for stereocontrolled organic synthesis."

Visiting External Examiner - Hosted by Eoghan McGarrigle

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Thursday 22nd February 2024 at 3pm

Dr Miriam O'Duill, University of Nottingham

"A hypervalent iodine strategy for fluoroalkylation"

Visiting External Examiner - Hosted by Patrick Guiry

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Wednesday 21st February 2024 at 3pm

Dr Stellios Arseniyadis, Queen Mary University of London

"From organometallic catalysis to bio-hybrid catalysis: Some recent results"

Visiting External Examiner - Hosted by Patrick Guiry

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Thursday 15th February 2024 at 12 noon

Dr Justin Henthorn, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion

"A Molecular Carbon Atom Source as Key for Synthetically Unlocking the Secrets of Biological and Industrial Catalysts"

School Seminar Series - Hosted by James Sullivan

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Wednesday 14th February 2024 at 3pm

Dr Ruth Webster, University of Cambridge

"Mechanistic investigations into iron(salen) catalysed reactions."

School Seminar Series - Hosted by Grace Morgan

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Wednesday 7th February 2024 at 12 noon

Dr Paul Dingwall, Queen's University Belfast

"Old and New Approaches in Physical Organic Chemistry"

School Seminar Series - Hosted by Aniello Palma

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Wednesday 22nd November at 2pm

Dr. A. Ilenia Alfano, Baumann Group

 "Modular Synthesis of Benzoylpyridines Exploiting a Catalyst-Free Reductive Arylation Strategy”

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Dr. Simon N. Smith, Quinn Group

"Adventures with azide: Metal-free preparation of GABA derivatives from cyclic anhydrides”

Postdoctoral Research Seminars - 15 minute talks, followed by Q&A

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Wednesday 8th November at 12pm

Professor Cormac Murphy, University College Dublin

"Going around in circles: making and breaking carbon-fluorine bonds with microbes"

School Seminar - Hosted by Aniello Palma

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Tuesday 7th November at 1pm

Professor Eddie Cussen, University of Sheffield

"The role of Disorder in Complex oxides for solid state electrolytes, quantum magnetism and electro-ceramics"

School Seminar - Hosted by James Sullivan

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Monday 6th November at 14.30pm

Professor David Eglin, SAINBIOSE Laboratory, Ecoles des Mines St Etienne (IMT)

"Biomaterials for Musculoskeletal Tissues Repair and Regeneration."

Visiting Extern Examiner Seminar - Hosted by Dermot Brougham

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Friday 27th of October at 12pm

Dr Felix Kaspar, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany

“Biocatalysis with Phosphorylated Intermediates”

Postdoctoral Seminar - Hosted by Marianne Haarr

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Wednesday 25th October at 12pm

Professor Michael Seery, Cardiff Metropolitan University

“Where next for chemistry education? Evidence-based approaches for improving student and staff experience.”

School Seminar - Hosted by James Sullivan

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Thursday 19th of October at 2pm

Professor Trond Hansen, University of Oslo

"Biosynthesis, Bioactions, and biomedical applications of the protectins: New leads in resolution pharmacology"

Visiting Extern Examiner Seminar - Hosted by Patrick Guiry

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Wednesday 11th of October 2023

Dr. Fergal Byrne, Maynooth University

"Petro versus Bio: Why it is so difficult to establish a bio-based chemical industry"

School Seminar Series - Hosted by Joe Byrne

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Wednesday 11th of October 2023

Professor Robert Phipps, University of Cambridge

"Harnessing Non-Covalent Interactions to Address Selectivity in Catalysis"

Visiting Extern Examiner Seminar - Hosted by Patrick Guiry

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Monday 9th October 2023

Prof. Rodolphe Clerac, CNRS, Université de Bordeaux

"A scientific adventure from the fine control of the magnetic interactions toward metal-organic magnets at room temperature."

RSC Centenary Award Lecture - Hosted by Grace Morgan

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Tuesday 3rd October 2023

Professor Christoforos Kokotos, University of Athens 

"Sunlight-driven Photoorganocatalysis: Novel and Green Organic Transformations and Synthesis of Compounds for the Chemical Industry"

Visiting Extern Examiner Seminar - Hosted by Eoghan McGarrigle

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Thursday 31st August 2023

Professor Renzo Luisi, University of Bari, Italy

"Chemical Technologies for Exploring New Chemical Space and Developing New Synthetic Tactics"

Visiting Extern Examiner Seminar - Hosted by Marcus Baumann

15th May 2023

Professor Tigran V. Chalikian, University of Toronto, Canada
"Biologically Significant Physico-Chemical Properties of Tetrahelical DNA"

Visiting Extern Examiner Seminar - Hosted by Vitaly Buckin

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21st April 2023

Dr Damien Hérault, Aix Marseille Université
"Molecular objects and physical tools for enantioselective catalysis"

Visiting Extern Examiner Seminar - Hosted by Eoghan McGarrigle

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5th May 2023

Postdoc Research Seminar

Dr Jorge García Lacuna, Baumann Research Group: 
"Metal catalyzed gas-liquid reactions in continuous flow"

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Dr Wei Zhang, Dawson Research Group:
"A Nanoscale Shape-Discovery Framework Supporting Systematic Investigation of Shape-Dependent Biological Effects"

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27th March 2023

Professor Fabio Marchetti, University of Pisa, Italy:
"Anticancer potential of Diiron Bis-Cyclopentadienyl Carbonyl Complexes"

Visiting Extern Examiner Seminar - Hosted by Andrew Phillips

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15th March 2023

Postdoc Research Seminar

Dr Mandapi Bhargava Reddy, McGarrigle Research Group:
"Visible-Light-Induced Transition-Metal-Free Difunctionalization of Alkynes"

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Dr Adiá Martínez Avinó, Johnson Research Group:
"Towards Portability in Analytical Chemistry"

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9th March 2023

Professor Anthony Mullane, Queensland University of Technology
"Electrochemical Approaches to Producing Clean Energy Carriers and the Permanent Removal of CO2"

Hosted by James Sullivan

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1st March 2023

Professor Stephen Thomas, University of Edinburgh
"Transborylation to render old reagents catalytic, and find new disconnections"

Visiting Extern Examiner Seminar - Hosted by Eoghan McGarrigle

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23rd February 2023

Associate Professor Nadav Amdursky, Israel Institute of Technology
"From charge transfer processes in bioinspired systems to functional protein-based materials"

Hosted by Elaine O'Reilly

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20th January 2023

Professor Stephen Moggach, University of Western Australia
"Why squeeze MOFs? The Effect of Pressure, Guest uptake, and Structural Flexibility on Porous Materials"

Hosted by Tony Keene

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19th January 2023

Professor Barbara Richichi, University of Florence
"Glyco-tools for precision biomedical applications: From Small Molecules to Glyconanomaterials"

Visiting Extern Examiner Seminar - Hosted by Elaine O'Reilly

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19th December 2022

Professor Alex Gagnon, Université du Québec a Montréal 
"Organobismuth Reagents: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications in Copper and Palladium-Catalyzed Reactions"

Hosted by Elaine O'Reilly

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7th December 2022

Professor Timothy Noel, University of Amsterdam
"Innovation in HAT photocatalysis through use of flow"

Visiting Extern Examiner Seminar - Hosted by Elaine O'Reilly

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30th November 2022

Dr Robert Edkins, University of Strathclyde
"A flexible synthetic approach to high-symmetry phtalocyanines and their application in photothermal therapy"

Hosted by Elaine O'Reilly

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23rd November 2022

Professor Sylvestre Bonnet, The Leiden Institute of Chemistry, Netherlands
"Rutheniium-based photoactivated chemotherapy for hypoxic tumors treatment: Progresses and Challenges"

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26th October 2022

Professor Jim Thomas, University of Sheffield
"Luminescent d6-metal complexes as bioprobes, theraputics, and theranostics"

Visiting Extern Examiner Seminar - Hosted by Susan Quinn

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12th October 2022

Dr Ruchi Gupta, University of Birmingham
"Novel Optical Biosensors with Integrated Sample Manipulation"

Hosted by Grace Morgan

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13th October 2022

Professor Pete Licence, University of Nottingham
"Ionic Liquids in-vacuo: Suck it and see!"

Visiting Extern Examiner Seminar - Hosted by Elaine O'Reilly

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27th September 2022

Associate Professor Martin Fananas, University of Santiago de Compostela 
"Catalytic stereoselective hydrocarbon difunctionalization"

Visiting Extern Examiner Seminar - Hosted by Elaine O'Reilly

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15th September 2022

Assistant Professor Sean O'Leary, University of California, Riverside
"Single-Molecule Dynamics of Eukaryotic Translation Initiation"

Hosted by Elaine O'Reilly

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16th September 2022

Professor George Christou, University of Florida
"Single-Molecule Magnet and other Magnetic Molecules on 'Molecular Nanoparticles': A Molecular Model Approach to SMMs on Supports"

Hosted by Grace Morgan

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