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RSC Lectures

2016 / 2017 academic year

All lectures held at 4.00 pm in Physics Lecture Theatre, Science Concourse, unless otherwise stated.

Date Speaker Institute Seminar Title

6 October 2016

Week 1

Prof. Phil Lukeman

Deparment of Chemistry

St John's University (New York, USA)

Photocleavage Controlled DNA Switches, Virus Grabbin’ Claws and Nanochemistry for Noobs (PDF Document)

13 October 2016

Week 2

Dr Graham Pattison

ChemSoc Presidential Lecture

Department of Chemistry

University of Warwick

Fantastic Fluorine (PDF Document)

20 October 2016

Week 3

Prof. John Langley

Department of Chemistry

University of Southampton

Supercritical fluid chromatography mass spectrometry – the final piece in the analyst’s toolbox? (PDF Document)

27 October 2016

Week 4

Dr Mark Senn

**seminar will start at 4.15 pm**

Department of Chemistry

University of Warwick

Microscopic Insights into the Structure Property Relationship in Functional Materials (PDF Document)

3 November 2016

Week 5

Prof. Wilson Poon

School of Physics & Astronomy,

University of Edinburgh

Painting with bacteria: using E. coli for templated active self assembly (PDF Document)

10 November

Week 6

~No seminar~ ~No seminar~ ~No seminar~

17 November 2016

Week 7

***2pm***

Dr Alvaro Mata

Biomedical Engineering & Biomaterials

Queen Mary University London

Biomaterials and biofabrication: Enabling molecular precision, anisotropy, hierarchy, and functionality (PDF Document)

24 November 2016

Week 8

***2pm***

***L4***

Prof. Nicola Tirelli

School of Pharmacy and

Institute of Inflammation & Repair

Manchester University

Sulphur in polymeric structures. Polysulfides, stimuli and responses (PDF Document)

1 December 2016

Week 9

**4.30 pm start**

Selina Kermode Department of Chemistry,
University of Warwick

The Great Christmas Cake Off: Chemistry Christmas Lecture

**Please note that this lecture will start at 4.30 pm**

8 December 2016

Week 10

Prof. Jose Goicoechea

Department of Chemistry,

University of Oxford

From Chemical Curiosities to Versatile REagents: Heavy Group 15 Analogues of the Cyanate Ion (PDF Document)

12 January 2017

Week 15

Prof. Bruno Frenguelli

School of Life Sciences, 

University of Warwick

The many paths to enlightenment: Probing the cellular and molecular mechanisms of cognitive enhancement (PDF Document)

19 January 2017

Week 16

Diana Catalina Palacio Lozano

Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia

Analysis of heavy and extra-heavy petroleum (PDF Document)

26 January 2017

Week 17

Dr Paramanconi Rodriguez

School of Chemistry,

University of Birmingham

Expanding the boundaries of cathodic corrosion:

The effective preparation of metal alloy nanoparticles and mixed oxides and their use as active electrocatalyst and photocatalyst (PDF Document)

2 February 2017

Week 18

**please note earlier start time**

Prof. Christine Cardin and Dr Susan Quinn

RSC Rita & John Cornforth Award Winners

University of Reading

and

University College Dublin

15.00-15.45: Prof. Christine Cardin (University of Reading) "Structural studies of DNA binding modes of ruthenium polypyridyl complexes with DNA" (PDF Document)

15.45-16.30: Dr Susan Quinn (University Collede Dublin) "Watching photosensitised electron transfer in DNA solutions and crystals" (PDF Document)

9 February 2017

Week 19

~no seminar~

~no seminar~

~no seminar~

16 February 2017

Week 20

**please note earlier start time**


Materials Week

These talks are part of Materials Week, which will take place in PLT, starting at 1.30pm


13.30-14.15: Dr Ross Hatton (Warwick) "Electricity from Sunlight" (PDF Document)

14.15-15.00: Dr Rachel Evans (Cambridge) "Strategic Design of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Spectral Converters for Luminescent Solar Devices" (PDF Document)

15.00-15.30: Tea/coffee

15.30-16.00: Prof. Richard Walton (Warwick) – “Solution Crystallisation of Complex Oxides: Discovery of New Materials with Magnetic and Catalytic Properties” (PDF Document)

16.00-17.00: Plenary: Prof. Dermot O'Hare (Oxford) - RSC Tilden Prize seminar – “New Breakthroughs in Layered Double Hydroxide Chemistry” (PDF Document)

22 February 2017

**2 pm in L5**

Prof. Michael Ward

Department of Chemistry,

New York University

Stopping Crystal Growth in its Tracks: Pathways to Therapies for Pathological Crystallization (PDF Document)

**2 pm in L5**

23 February 2017

Week 21

Prof. Julia Weinstein Department of Chemistry,

University of Sheffield

Ultrafast electron transfer - solar harvesting, 2DIR, and biological imaging (PDF Document)

2 March 2017

Week 22

Prof. David Lilley

RSC Khorana Prize Winner

School of Life Sciences,

University of Dundee

How does RNA manage to act as an enzyme? (PDF Document)

3 March 2017

RSC Biomaterials Prize Symposium

These talks are part of the RSC and Materials GRP-sponsored Biomaterials Award symposium, which will take place in PLT, starting at 1.30 pm

This symposium is free to attend, however, please register your intention to attend here for tracking of numbers for catering purposes.

More details can be found here.

13.30-14.15: Prof. Ian Hamley (University of Reading) "Peptides Conjugates: From Self-assembly Towards Applications in Biomedicine" (PDF Document)

14.15-15.00: Prof. Nicholas Kotov (University of Michigan) "Self-organization of Biomimetic Nanoparticles" (PDF Document)

15.00-15.30: Tea/coffee

15.30-16.15: Prof. Rachel O'Reilly (University of Warwick) "Dibromomaleimides and Aminobromomaleimies: New Functional Handles in Polymer Science" (PDF Document)

16.15-17.00: Prof. Samuel Stupp (Northwestern University) "Botton-Up Design of Bioactive and Bio-Inspired Soft Matter" (PDF Document)

9 March 2017

Week 23

Prof. Fiona Meldrum

School of Chemistry,

University of Leeds

Bio-Inspired Approaches to Crystals with Target Properties (PDF Document)

16 March 2017

Week 24

Prof. Jonathan Clayden

School of Chemistry,

University of Bristol

Total Synthesis of Natural Function: Building a Biomimetic Membrane-Bound Receptor from Scratch (PDF Document)

27th April 2017

Prof. Laura Hartman

Institute of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry,

Universitat Dusseldorf

Precision Glycomacromoleculars - A Toolbox Approach towards Biomimetic Materials (PDF Document)

18th May 2017

***C521***

Prof. Christine Paul-Roth

Institute des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes

New Conjugated Fluorenyl-Porphyrin Dendrimers for Optics (PDF Document)

***C521***


2015 / 2016 academic year

All lectures held at 4.00 pm in Physics Lecture Theatre, unless otherwise stated.

Date Speaker Institute Title

8 October 2015

 Dr Scott Habershon

Presidential Lecture

Department of Chemistry,

University of Warwick

Tweets, likes and unfriending: What can social networks teach us about catalysis and photosynthesis? (PDF Document)

15 October 2015

 Dr Melanie Britton

School of Chemistry,

University of Birmingham

Through the Chemical Looking-Glass – What Magnetic Resonance Imaging can Reveal about Chemical Processes (PDF Document)
22 October 2015  Prof. Andrew Orr-Ewing

School of Chemistry,

University of Bristol

Ultrafast Infra-Red Spectroscopy as a Probe of Chemical Reaction Mechanisms (PDF Document)
29 October 2015 Dr Hugo Bronstein

Department of Chemistry,

University College London

Conjugated Polymers for Organic Electronics: Sustainability and Secret Energy Levels (PDF Document)
5 November 2015 Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled
19 November 2015

Prof. Angelos Michaelides


Department of Chemistry,

University College London

and

London Centre for Nanotechnology

Structure and Dynamics of Water at Interfaces: "Surfing" Water Droplets and Ice Formation (PDF Document)
26 November 2015  Prof. Joe Sweeney

Department of Chemistry,

University of Huddersfield

New Catalytic, Rearrangement and Cycloaddition Reactions (PDF Document)

3 December 2015

 Dr Serena Corr

School of Chemistry,

University of Glasgow

Probing Structure and Dynamics of Nanoparticles for Battery Applications (PDF Document)
10 December 2015 ~~ No lecture~~ ~~ No lecture~~ ~~ No lecture~~
14 January 2016

Prof. Andrew Easton

ChemSoc New Year Lecture

School of Life Sciences,

University of Warwick

When Biology and Chemistry Come Together: The Identification of a Novel Target for Antiviral Therapy (PDF Document)

21 January 2016

 Prof. T.C. Lau

CANCELLED

Department of Biology and Chemistry,

City University of Hong Kong

Reactivity of some d2 Nitrido Complexes: Ru(VI), Os(VI) and Mn(V) (PDF Document)

CANCELLED

28 January 2016  Prof. Giuseppe Battaglia Department of Chemistry,

University College London

Active Polymersomes: Synthesis and Applications (PDF Document)
4 February 2016  Prof. Dek Woolfson

School of Chemistry,

University of Bristol

Protein Design in Chemical and Synthetic Biology (PDF Document)

11 February 2016

Followed by a wine reception

 Prof. Andrei Khlobystov

RSC Corday-Morgan Prize 2015

School of Chemistry,

University of Nottingham

Chemistry of Individual Molecules Through a Lens of a Transmission Electron Microscope (PDF Document)

18 February 2016

 Prof. Angela Casini

School of Chemistry,

Cardiff University

Metal-based Chemical Entities: Opportunities in Chemical Biology and to Achieve Targeted Therapeutic Agents (PDF Document)

6 pm

WEDNESDAY

2 March 2016

**Venue: MS.02**

Prof. Stefan Bon School's Lecture Colloids are awesome little objects 
10 March 2016  Dr Abbie Trewin

Department of Chemistry,

Lancaster University

Modelling Porous Organic Materials for Energy Applications – a bottom-up approach to rational property design (PDF Document)
17 March 2016 Prof. Davide Bonifazi

School of Chemistry,

Cardiff University

Supramolecular Colorlands (PDF Document)

14 April 2016

Dr Debra Wallace

RSC Organic Industrial Chemistry Award 2015

Merck and Co. Striving for the ultimate Process Chemistry synthesis - the importance of mechanistic understanding for reaction understanding (PDF Document)

28 April 2016

Prof. Anthony Watts

RSC Interdisciplinary Prize 2015

Department of Biochemistry,

University of Oxford

Pushing the limits with solid state NMR in biology: biomembranes as an example (PDF Document)

5th May 2016

**Venue: L4**

Prof. Neil Cameron

Materials Science and Engineering,

Monash University

Emulsion-templated porous polymers as scaffolds for 3D cell culture and regenerative medicine (PDF Document)

12 May 2016

from 2 pm

11th Bill Carruthers Half-Day Symposium

Woods-Scawen lecture theatre, Arts Centre

Prof. Robin Bedford

Prof. Nuno Maulide

Prof. Francois Diederich


University of Bristol

University of Vienna

ETH Zurich


Casting Iron in New Catalytic Roles

Catalytic Rearrangements: Inspiration for Total Synthesis & Development of Methods

Molecular Recognition in Chemical & Biological Systems: A Multi-Dimensional Approach

Please register attendance here


The Royal Society of Chemistry roadshow event will take place on 19th November - this is for Ungergraduates of all levels and Postgraduates to learn about potential career options.

2014 / 2015 academic year

All lectures held at 4.15 pm in Physics Lecture Theatre, unless otherwise stated.

Date Speaker Institute Title
2 October 2014
(Presidential lecture)
Department of Chemistry,
University of Warwick
TBA
9 October 2014
Department of Chemistry,
University of Southampton
CANCELLED
16 October 2014
Department of Chemistry,
University of Oxford
What happens after a molecule absorbs a photon?
23 October 2014
Schools lecture
Department of Chemistry,
University of Warwick
Colloids: microscopic jellies and
swimming when you're small
30 October 2014
Department of Chemistry,
Imperial College London
Chemical Insight from Computational Chemistry:
Ionic Liquids and Alkaline Earth Catalysis
13 November 2014

RSC visit day

-
(University of Birmingham)
20 November 2014
Department of Chemistry,
University of Nottingham
Polymer synthesis using supercritical carbon dioxide
15 January 2015
(RSC Marlow Award 2014)
Department of Chemistry,
University of Manchester
TBA
29 January 2015
Department of Chemistry,
University of Bangor
Beyond the Masses: Assigning Molecular Structures
using Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry and Modelling
12 February 2015
Department of Chemistry,
University of Reading
Peptide conjugates: From self-assembly towards
applications in biomedicine
26 February 2015
Schools lecture
Arts centre cinema
Department of Chemistry,
University of Bristol
The Biosphere is Cool!
5 March 2015 Prof. Morgan Alexander
Department of Chemistry,
University of Nottingham
High Throughput Materials Discovery with Polymer Microarrays
12 March 2015
(RSC Khorana Prize 2014)
Department of Chemistry,
University of York
TBA
30 April 2015
Department of Chemistry,
University of Nottingham
Quinones: natural products, synthesis and biological activity
14 May 2015 Prof. Jianliang Xiao  Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool From Hydrogenation to Oxidation - Catalysis with Noble & Cheap Metals
21 May 2015
Schools lecture
Lecture theatre L3

Dr. Angela Lamb

British Geological Survey

A diet fit for a king? Isotope analysis of the remains of Richard III

To book for a school group to attend email s dot kermode at warwick dot ac dot uk

28 May 2015
(RSC bioorganic chemistry award 2014)
University of Illinois
Biosynthesis of Cyclic Peptide Antibiotics
18 June 2015      







2013 / 2014 academic year

Date Speaker Institute Title
3 October 2013
Dr. Matthew Gibson
Presidential lecture
Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick
Interfacing Materials with Biology
10 October 2013
Dr. Samuel De Visser
School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, University of Manchester
Mechanism and reactivity of non-heme iron enzymes and the subsequent bioengineering of the enzyme to change its enantioselectivity.
6 November 2013
RSC Chemical Biology
Awards Symposium
   
14 November 2013
Prof. Albert Stolow
National Research Council Canada
TBA
28 November 2013
Prof. Jane Clarke
RSC Prize Lecture
University of Cambridge.

TBA
9 January 2014
Prof. Veronique Gouverner
Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford
TBA
30 January 2014
Prof. Steve Armes
RSC Tilden Prize Lecture
Department of Chemistry, University of Sheffield
Synthesis of Diblock Copolymer Nano-Objects via Polymerisation-induced Self-Assembly
10 April 2014
Prof. Julian Gale
CCP5-sponsored lecture series
Department of Chemistry, Curtin University, Australia
TBA
24 April 2014
Prof. David Spring
Department of Chemistry,
University of Cambridge
Enriching chemical space to drug undruggable targets
8 May 2014
Prof. Andrew Goodwin
Department of Chemistry,
University of Oxford
TBA
15 May 2014
Prof. Nick le Brun
School of Chemistry, UEA
Chemical challenges and opportunities: Iron in the bacterial cell
27 May 2014
Prof. Michael van Nieuwenhze
Indiana University, USA
Real-Time Imaging of Peptidoglycan Synthesis in Live Bacterial Cells
5 June 2014
Prof. Charlotte Williams
Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London
Catalytic Activation of Renewable Resources for Polymer and Fuel Synthesis.








































2012 / 2013 academic year 

Date Speaker Institution Hosts Talk title
Thursday 4 October Dr Józef Lewandowski Presidential Lecture University of Warwick Department of Chemistry MS Structural dynamics through the lens of solid-state NMR
Thursday 18 October Prof. Julea Butt UEA CAB? Resolving the Heart of the Action - Spectroelectrochemical Studies of Cytochromes
Thursday 8 November Dr Andrew Plant Syngenta - global head of Chemistry PRU/ GLC/ DMH  
Thursday 22 November Prof. Geoffrey Cloke, FRS Geoffrey Wilkinson Award University of Sussex PSc Carbon Capture Chemistry- Activating Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Dioxide with Uranium and Zirconium Sandwich Compounds
Thursday 6 December Prof. Mats Persson Surfaces and Interfaces Award University of Liverpool GCo  
Friday 11th January 2013 Prof. Craig Hawker RSC Centenary Award University of California, Santa Barbara    
Thursday 17th January Prof. Steven Mann Uni. Bristol PJS New paradigms at the proto-life/synthetic biology interface
Thursday 7 February Prof. Polly Arnold Corday Morgan Prize University of Edinburgh ABC  

 

Date Speaker Institution Hosts Talk title
Friday 11th January 2013 Prof. Craig Hawker RSC Centenary Award University of California, Santa Barbara    
Thursday 17th January Prof. Steven Mann Uni. Bristol PJS New paradigms at the proto-life/synthetic biology interface
Thursday 7 February Prof. Polly Arnold Corday Morgan Prize University of Edinburgh ABC  
Wedn. 15 May Prof. Bradley Moore University of California San Diego and Scripps Institution of Oceanography GLC