Talks and seminars

All talks and seminars will take place in person, unless otherwise stated. They are open to all.

 

Week 1 Monday
10 October
4:00pm
PTCL
Prof. Vitali Averbukh - Imperial College, London
"Coherent hole dynamics in attosecond molecular photoionisation"
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
(Prof. David Tew)
Week 2 Tuesday
18 October
2:00pm
ICL
RJP Williams Lecture: Prof. Serena DeBeer
(Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Mulheim)
"Making and breaking bonds: Advanced X-Ray spectroscopic studies of energy converting enzymes"

https://www.cec.mpg.de/de/forschung/anorganische-spektroskopie/prof-dr-serena-debeer

Inorganic Chemistry
(Profs. Langton & Steier)
Week 2 Wednesday
19 October
2:00pm
PTCL
(Sir Martin Wood Lecture)
Prof. Keiichi Inoue - Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo

"Discovery and functional analysis of novel retinal proteins"
Physical Chemistry
(Profs. Wilson & Krishnan)
Week 2 Thursday
20 October
2:00pm
ICL
Prof. David Spring - University of Cambridge
"Next Generation Antibody Drug-Conjugates"

https://www-spring.ch.cam.ac.uk

Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology
(Profs. Burton & Willis)
Week 3 Tuesday
25 October
2:00pm
ICL
Dr. Andreas Stasch - University of St. Andrews
"Pushing the boundaries of reductions with dimagnesium(I) complexes"

https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/chemistry/people/as411/

Inorganic Chemistry
(Profs. Langton & Steier)
Week 3 Monday
24 October
4:15pm
PTCL

Dr. Ben Morgan - University of Bath, UK
TBC

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
(Prof. David Tew)
Week 4 Monday
31 October
2:00pm
PTCL
Prof. Christopher Salzmann - Department of Chemistry, UCL
"Advances in the exploration of water's phase diagram"
Physical Chemistry
(Profs. Wilson & Krishnan)
Week 4 Wednesday
2 November
10:00am
O'Reilly lecture theatre,
Keble College

Prof. Peter Caravan - Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
"Molecular MR and PET probes for noninvasive quantification of extracellular aldehydes"

https://researchers.mgh.harvard.edu/profile/2775287/Peter-Caravan

Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology
(Profs. Burton & Willis)
Week 4 Thursday
3 November
2:00pm
ICL
Prof. Andrew Smith - University of St. Andrews
"Catalytic Enantioselective [2,3] - and [1,2] - Rearrangements"

https://ads-group.squarespace.com

Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology
(Profs. Burton & Willis)
Week 5 Monday
7 November
4:15pm
via TEAMS
Dr. Joonho Lee - Columbia University, USA
"Where can we find practical quantum advantage in computational chemistry?"
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
(Prof. David Tew)
Week 5

 

 

Monday
7 November
2:00pm
ICL

Tuesday
8 November
4:00pm
ICL

Andy Derome Memorial Lectures

Prof. Sarah Reisman - California Institute of Technology
http://reismangroup.caltech.edu

“Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Natural Products and
the Chemistry They Inspire”

“Development and Application of New Nickel-Catalyzed
Cross-Electrophile Coupling Reactions”

Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology
(Profs. Burton & Willis)
Week 5 Tuesday
8 November
2:00pm
ICL
Prof. Robert Hoye - University of Oxford
"Bismuth-based semiconductors for light harvesting and solar fuels"

https://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/people/robert-hoye-0

Inorganic Chemistry
(Profs. Langton & Steier)
Week 6 Monday
14 November
2:00pm
PTCL
Dr. Meghan Halse - Department of Chemistry, University of York
"Parahydrogen-enhanced compact NMR spectroscopy"
Physical Chemistry
(Profs. Wilson & Krishnan)
Week 6 Tuesday
15 November
2:00pm
ICL
Prof. Kenneth Harris - University of Cardiff
"New Experimental Techniques for Exploring Crystallization Pathways and Structural Properties of Solids"

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/38526-harris-kenneth

Inorganic Chemistry
(Profs. Langton & Steier)
Week 6 Thursday
17 November
2:00pm
ICL
 
Prof. Huw Davies - Emory University
"Collaborative Approach for Catalyst-Controlled Site-Selective and Enantioselective C-H Functionalization"

https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/davieslab/professor-huw-ml-
davies/

Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology
(Profs. Burton & Willis)
Week 7 Monday         
21 November
3:45pm
PTCL
Prof. Kim Jelfs - Imperial College, London
"Computational discovery of molecular materials"
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
(Prof. David Tew)
Week 7 Thursday
24 November
2:00pm
ICL
Dr. Dafydd Owen - Pfizer
"The Discovery of Paxlovid"
Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology
(Profs. Burton & Willis)
Week 8 Monday
28 November
2:00pm
PTCL
Dr. Gordon Hedley - School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow
"Advanced Single molecule spectroscopy of organic semiconductors"
Physical Chemistry
(Profs. Wilson & Krishnan)
Week 8 Tuesday
29 November
2:00pm
ICL
Prof. Michael Neidig - University of Oxford
"Intermediates and Mechanisms in Iron-Catalysed Transformations in Organic Synthesis"

https://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/people/michael-neidig

Inorganic Chemistry
(Profs. Langton & Steier)
Week 8 Thursday
1 December
2:00pm
Online via Zoom
Prof. Mary Watson - University of Delaware
"Cross-Coupling of Alkyl Amine and Alkyl Alcohol Derivatives"

https://sites.udel.edu/mpwatson-lab/

Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology
(Profs. Burton & Willis)