Talks and seminars

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

 

Week 1 Monday
25 April
4:15pm
PTCL

Professor Ron Lifshitz - Tel Aviv University, Israel
"Thermodynamic stability of Quasicrystals: From Fluid Dynamics to Soft Condensed Matter"

Live broadcast at https://web.chem.ox.ac.uk/colloquia/

Theoretical Chemistry
Week 1

Thursday
28 April
10:00am
via Zoom

Dr. Thomas Fallon - The University of Adelaide, Australia   
"Substituted Shape-Shifters and 8π / 6π Synthesis"   
 https://fallon-lab.org                                                                                                                                

Organic Chemistry
and Chemical Biology               
Week 2 Monday
2 May
2:00pm
via Teams

Professor Angelos Michaelides - University Of Cambridge
"Structure and dynamics of interfacial water"

Teams LINK

Physical Chemistry
Week 2 Thursday
5 May
2:30pm
via Zoom

Professor Keith Woerpel - New York University, USA
"Stereoelective Addition Reactions to Carbon Electrophiles: Conformational Analysis, Stereoelectronic Effects and Reactivity"
https://as.nyu.edu/faculty/keith-woerpel.html

Organic Chemistry
and Chemical Biology

Week 3

Thursday
12 May
2:00pm
via Zoom

Professor David Nagib - The Ohio State University, USA
"Harnessing Radicals To Enable Unconventional Reactivity"

https://chemistry.osu.edu/people/nagib.1

Organic Chemistry
and Chemical Biology

The Hinshelwood Lectures 2022
Professor Michael R Wasiliewski, Northwestern University USA
Biography
"Exploring and Exploiting Quantum Coherence in Molecular Systems for Solar Energy Conversion and Quantum Information Science"
The lectures will be presented in the PTCL Main Lecture Theatre at 11:15 am

This lecture series is generously sponsored by Refeyn Ltd.

Week 4 Tuesday 17 May Hinshelwood Lecture 1
"Singlet Fission as a Pathway to Enhanced Solar Cell Performance"
 
  Thursday 19 May Hinshelwood Lecture 2
"Photo-driven Charge Separation and Transport in Molecular Solids"
 
Week 4 Thursday
19 May
2:00pm
ICL
Professor Andy Cooper - The University of Liverpool
"Discovering Functional Organic Materials using Robots"

https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/chemistry/staff/andrew-cooper/

Organic Chemistry
and Chemical Biology
Week 4 Thursday
19 May
5:00pm
Maths Institute

The Newton-Abraham Lecture 2022
Professor Peter Seeberger - The Max Planck Institute, Germany
"Chemistry and Biology of Sugar"

Booking Required - Admission free - Book Newton-Abraham Lecture 2022 | University of Oxford (oxforduniversitystores.co.uk)

Organic Chemistry
Week 5 Monday
23 May
4:15pm
PTCL

Dr. Maria Bruna - DAMPT, University of Cambridge, UK
"Reactions, Diffusion and Volume Exclusion in a Heterogenous System of Interacting Particles"

Live broadcast at https://web.chem.ox.ac.uk/colloquia/

Theoretical Chemistry
Week 5 Tuesday,  24 May

Hinshelwood Lecture 3
"Radical Ion Excited States as Super-Redox Agents for Artificial Photosynthesis"

 
  Thursday 26 May Hinshelwood Lecture 4
"Photo-generated Two-Spin Qubit Systems"
 
Week 5 Thursday
26 May
2:00pm
ICL
Professor Peter Seeberger - Max Planck Institute, Germany
“Continuous Flow Synthesis of Medicines”

https://www.mpikg.mpg.de/biomolecular-systems/director/peter-seeberger

Organic Chemistry
and Chemical Biology
Week 6

Monday
30 May
10:00am
via Zoom

Professor Sunkyu Han - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

"Biosynthetically Inspired/Inspiring Synthesis of Complex Natural Products" 
https://synthesis.kaist.ac.kr/home

Organic Chemistry
and Chemical Biology
Week 6 Tuesday May 31 Hinshelwood Lecture 5
"Photo-generated Three- and Four-Spin Qubit Systems"
 
  Thursday June 2

Hinshelwood Lecture 6
"Chirality Effects on Electron Transfer and Spin Dynamics"

 
Week 7 Monday
6 June
2:00pm
via Zoom

Professor Jennifer Schomaker - University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
"Taming nitrene reactivity using silver catalysis"
https://chem.wisc.edu/staff/schomaker-jennifer/

Organic Chemistry
and Chemical Biology
Week 7 Thursday
9 June

Syngenta Postdoc Symposium

Details to be confirmed

Organic Chemistry
and Chemical Biology

The Derome Lectures
Professor Greg Challis - The University of Warwick

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/chemistry/staff/gregchallis/

Week 8

Thursday
16 June
2:00pm
ICL

"The Biosynthetic Chemistry of Microorganisms 
Part 1: Mechanism, evolution and exploitation of polyketide and nonribosomal peptide assembly lines"

Organic Chemistry
and Chemical Biology
Week 8 Friday
17 June
2:00pm
PTCL

"The Biosynthetic Chemistry of Microorganisms
Part 2: Structural diversification through unusual building block incorporation and late stage modification"

Organic Chemistry
and Chemical Biology
Week 9 Wednesday
22 June
Third Year D.Phil Talks
Details to be confirmed
Organic Chemistry
and Chemical Biology
Week 9 Thursday
23 June
Third Year D.Phil Talks
Details to be confirmed
Organic Chemistry
and Chemical Biology