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2015 Seminar Program

Semester 1 seminar coordinators

Semester 2 seminar coordinators

 

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December


JANUARY

WEEK 10-14

 

Monday 20/1/14

Speaker: Ms Anh Thu Tran, PhD seminar. Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Refreshments to follow this lecture). Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Development of new drug Leads for tuberculosis. Host: Associate Professor Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Tuesday 21/1/14

2014 Lecturer of the Australian Association of Theoretical Computational Chemistry. Speaker: Professor Henry F. Schaefer III, Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry, University of Georgia, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1[Map]. Talk:The reactions of halogens (F, C1, Br, I, F2 and C12) with water and the water dimer. Host: Prof Leo Radom. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

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FEBRUARY

WEEK 3-7

 

Monday 3/2/14

Speaker: Mr Tim Sheedy, PhD seminar. Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Refreshments to follow this lecture). Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Synthesis and biological evaluation of some novel chloramphenicol-cyclam and cholesterol-cyclam adducts. Hosts: A/Prof Peter Rutledge and A/Prof Mat Todd. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 10-14

 

Monday 10/2/14

Speaker: Ms Doris Liu, PhD seminar. Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Refreshments to follow this lecture). Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Synthesis of novel peptide based receptors for pyrophosphate recognition in aqueous media [Abstract]. Host: Professor Kate Jolliffe. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Tuesday 11/2/14

Speaker: Dr Laurent Joly, Institut Lumiere Matiere, Universite of Lyon, France, University of Lyon. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Optimizing flows in nanochannels: surface friction and entrance effects [Abstract]. Host: Dr Chiara Neto. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Wednesday 12/2/14

Available.

Thursday 13/2/14

Speaker: Dr Tobias Kraus, Head of the Structure Formation Group, Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarland University, Germany. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Directing colloidal agglomeration in material synthesis [Abstract]. Host: Dr Chiara Neto. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Friday 14/2/14

Speaker: Prof. Ulrich Bierbach, Department of Chemistry, Wake Forest University, North Carolina, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Mechanistic studies and preclinical development of platinum-acridine anticancer agents [Abstract]. Host: Prof Trevor Hambley. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 17-21

 

Monday 17/2/14

Speaker: Prof Bill David, Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Structural order or disorder: resolving onctradictions. Host: Prof. Brendan Kennedy. All welcome. No booking required. Free.


Speaker: Mr Chris Phippen, PhD Seminar, School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney. Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Refreshments to follow this lecture). Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Studies toward the total synthesis of hinckdentine A using underutilised reactions and functional groups. Host: Dr Chris McErlean. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Tuesday 18/2/14 Available.

Wednesday 19/2/14

2014 Selby Fellowship Lecture. Speaker: Professor Ullrich Steiner, Department of Physics, Cambridge University, UK. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Nanostructured energy materials. Host: Dr Chiara Neto. All welcome. No booking required. Free.


Special Seminar speaker: Prof Tom Muir, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University. Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Ultrafast inteins: Discovery and applications. Host: A/Prof Rich Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 20/2/14

2014 Selby Fellowship Public Lecture and Cocktail Party: Professor Ullrich Steiner, Department of Physics, Cambridge University, UK. Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm (Cocktail party to follow this lecture in the Level 1 Foyer) strong>Venue: Law School LT 101, Level 1, Sydney Law School, Eastern Avenue, The Unviersity of Sydney [Map]. Talk: How nature makes materials. Host: Faculty of Science and School of Chemistry. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Friday 21/2/14

Speaker: Prof Xavier Franck, University of Rouen, France. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Synthetic approaches toward epicocconone and the discovery of new protein stains. Host: Dr Santosh Rudrawar. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 24-28

 

Monday 24/2/14

This time slot is unavailable.

Tuesday 25/2/14

Special Seminar: Speaker: Dr Madleen Busse, Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney. Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (refreshments will be served). Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: The 7 secrets of a highly successful PhD thesis / research project. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Wednesday 26/2/14

Speaker: Professor Andreas Fery, Department of Physical Chemistry II, The University of Bayreuth, Germany. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Bio- and opto-functional nanolayers made from colloidal building blocks. Host: Dr Chiara Neto. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 27/2/14 Available.

Friday 28/2/14

Speaker: Prof Thomas Haselhorst, Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Towards potent siglec inhibitors for immunoglycotherapy. Host: Dr Santosh Rudrawar. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

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march

WEEK 3-7

 

Monday 3/3/14

 

Semester 1 begins

PhD seminar. Speaker: Mr Carl Recsei, PhD Seminar, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney. Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Refreshments to follow this lecture). Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: New catalysts for the synthesis of brominated natural products. Host: Dr Chris McErlean. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Tuesday 4/3/14

Available.

Wednesday 5/3/14

Speaker: Prof. Michael Bowker, School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, UK. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Host: A/Prof. Tony Masters. Talk: Adventures in catalytic nanospace: the selective oxidation of methanol. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 6/3/14

Available.

Friday 7/3/14

Speaker: Dr Khalil Amine, Argonne Distinguished Fellow and Manager, Battery Programs, Argonne National Laboratory, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (Morning tea at 10:30 am in LT4). Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2, [Map]. Talk: Advanced next generation high energy battery chemistries for automotive applications. Host: Dr Suzanne Neville. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 10-14

 

Monday 10/3/14

PhD seminar. Speaker: Mr Robert Thompson, PhD seminar, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney. Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Refreshments to follow this lecture). Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Strategies for the synthesis of posttranslationally modified peptides and proteins. Host: Professor Kate Jolliffe. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Tuesday 11/3/14

Available.

Wednesday 12/3/14

686th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society presents:- The PANalytical Lecture, Professor Peter Battle, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford. Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Refreshments from 5:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Title: Chemistry of inorganic magnets. Host: Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 13/3/14 Available.

Friday 14/3/14

Speaker: Professor Bakthan Singaram, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2, [Map]. Talk: Aminol pharm: Asymmetric syntheses and utilization of chiral, non-racemic amino alcohols. Host: A/Prof. Lou Rendina. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 17-21

[Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]

Monday 17/3/14

PhD seminar. Speaker: Ms Corinne Beinat, PhD Seminar, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney. . Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Refreshments to follow this lecture). Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Host: Professor Michael Kassiou. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Tuesday 18/3/14 Available.

Wednesday 19/3/14

Speaker: Assistant Prof Alvise Perosa, Universita Ca' Foscari, Department of Environmental Sciences, Venice, Italy. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2, [Map]. Talk: Green chemistry applied to the upgrading of bio-based chemicals: towards sustainable chemical production. [Abstract] Host: A/Prof. Tony Masters. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

 

Thursday 20/3/14

Available.

Friday 21/3/14

Speaker: Prof Shinya Hayami, Laboratory of Functional Nano-Supramolecular Materials, Kumamoto University, Japan. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2, [Map]. Talk: Functional metal complexes based on intermolecular interactions. Host: E/Prof Len Lindoy. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 24-31

[Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]

Monday 24/3/14

PhD seminar. Speaker: Ms Hannah O'Riley, PhD Seminar, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney. . Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Refreshments to follow this lecture). Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Anti-cancer properties of ruthenium pro-drugs. Host: Professor Peter Lay. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Tuesday 25/3/14

Foundation for Inorganic Chemistry Lecture. Speaker: Professor Les Fields, Deputy Vice-President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of NSW. Time: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT3, Level 2, [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Foundation for Inorganic Chemistry. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Wednesday 26/3/14

Speaker: Professor Martin Castell, Department of Materials, University of Oxford. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2, [Map]. Talk: Scanning tunnelling microscopy of directed self-assembly of fullerenes and atoms on oxide surfaces. Host: Dr Toby Hudson. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 27/3/14 Available.

Friday 28/3/14

Speaker: A/Prof. Brendan Abrahams, School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2, [Map]. Host: Dr Suzanne Neville. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Monday 31/3/14

PhD seminar. Speaker: Ms Jessica Tom, PhD Seminar, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney. . Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Refreshments to follow this lecture). Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Surface functionalisation of silica nanoparticles through single-electron transfer living radical polymerisation. Hosts: Dr Chiara Neto and Prof Sebastien Perrier. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

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april

WEEK 1-4

[Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]

Tuesday 1/4/14

Available.

Wednesday 2/4/14

Speaker: Prof Mark von Itzstein, Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Mapping the glycointeractome of rotavirus. Host: Dr Santosh Rudrawar. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 3/4/14

Available.

Friday 4/4/14

Speaker: Prof Istvan Toth, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Lipophilic peptide and vaccine delivery systems. Host: Dr Santosh Rudrawar. All welcome. No booking required. Free

WEEK 7-11

[Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]

Monday 7/4/14

PhD seminar. Speaker: Ms Wei (Joyce) Zhao, PhD Seminar, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney. . Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Refreshments to follow this lecture). Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Amphiphilic block copolymer synthesis via RAFT polymerization and their self-assembly behaviour. Host: A/Prof. Brian Hawkett. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Tuesday 8/4/14

Available.

Wednesday 9/4/14

Speaker: Prof Benoit Champagne, Laboratoire de Chimie Théorique, UCPTS, University of Namur, Brussels, Belgium. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 Map]. Talk: Simulating and interpreting vibrational spectra using quantum chemistry methods: from organic molecules to functionalized surfaces. Host: Prof Leo Radom. All welcome. No booking required. Free.


687th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society presents:- Speaker: Prof Udo Bach, School of Chemistry, Monash University.Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Refreshments from 5:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Nanostructures for photovoltaic and sensing applications. Host: Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 10/4/14

Available.

Friday 11/4/14

Speaker: Sargeson Lecture, Dr Colette Boskovic, School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2, [Map]. Talk: Metal complexes for molecular materials [abstract]. Host: Dr Suzanne Neville. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 14-18

[Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]

Monday 14/4/14

PhD seminar. Speaker: Mr Rowan MacQueen, PhD Seminar, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney. Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Refreshments to follow this lecture). Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Host: A/Prof Tim Schmidt. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Tuesday 15/4/14

Available.

Wednesday 16/4/14

Speaker: Dr Luis Mafra, Department of Chemistry, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 Map]. Talk: Development and applications of high-resolution solid-state NMR techniques for advanced structural studies of small molecules and porous/catalytic materials. Host: Dr Santosh Rudrawar . All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 17/4/14 Available.

Friday 18/4/14

Public Holiday (Easter)

WEEK 21-25

 

Monday 21/4/14

Public Holiday (Easter)

Tuesday 22/4/14

Available.

Wednesday 23/4/14 Available.
Thursday 24/4/14 Available.

Friday 25/2/14

Public Holiday (ANZAC Day)

WEEK 28-30

[Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]

Monday 28/4/14

PhD seminar. Speaker: Mr Michael Murphy, PhD candidate, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney. Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (refreshments from 5:00 pm). Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Host: Prof Cameron Kepert. Talk: On the synthesis, characterisation and applications of cyanido-based coordination frameworks. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Tuesday 29/4/14

Special seminar. Speaker: Prof Xun-Li Wang, Head, Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2, [Map]. Talk: Linking glass forming ability to the structure of metallic glasses and their liquids. Host: Prof Peter Harrowell. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Wednesday 30/4/14

2014 Lecturer of the Australian Association of Theoretical & Computational Chemistry. Speaker: Prof Keiji Morokuma, Fukui Institute for Fundamental Chemistry, Kyoto University, Japan. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2, [Map]. Talk: Theory and computation provide insights and discovery on chemical reactions of complex molecular systems. [Abstract]. Host: Prof Leo Radom. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

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May

WEEK 1-2

[Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]

Thursday 1/5/14

Available.

Friday 2/5/14

Speaker: Dr Ben Corry, Research School of Biology, Australia National University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2, [Map]. Host: A/Prof Ron Clarke. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 5-9

[Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]

Monday 5/5/14

PhD seminar. Speaker: Mr Stephen Kolmann, PhD candidate, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney. Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (refreshments from 5:00 pm). Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Quantum simulations of model hydrogen storage materials. Host: A/Prof Meredith Jordan. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Tuesday 6/5/14

Available.

Wednesday 7/5/14

Available.

Thursday 8/5/14

Available.

Friday 9/5/14

Speaker: A/Prof Michelle Gee, School of Chemistry, Melbourne University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Chemistry LT4, Level 2, [Map]. Talk: Let's get physical – Chemistry and microbiology work-out together. Host: A/Prof Ron Clarke. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 12-16

[Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]

Monday 12/5/14

Available.

Tuesday 13/5/14

Available.

Wednesday 14/5/14

Speaker: Prof Carol Taylor, Louisiana State University, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 Map]. Talk: Hydroxyproline glycosides: In sickness and in health. Host: Prof Kate Jolliffe. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 15/5/14 Available.

Friday 16/5/14

Speaker: Dr Conor Hogan, Department of Chemistry, La Trobe University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Chemical and electrochemical control of emission colour in electrochemiluminescent systems. Host: Dr Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 19-23

[Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]

Monday 19/5/14

Special seminar: Speaker: A/Prof Ravin Narain, Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, USA. Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Engineered macromolecular and nanostructured materials for biomedical relevance. Host: Prof Kate Jolliffe. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Tuesday 20/5/14

Available.

Wednesday 21/5/14 Available.
Thursday 22/5/14 Available.

Friday 23/5/14

Speaker: Dr Milton J. Kiefel, School of Biomolecular and Physical Sciences, Griffith University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Studies towards the synthesis of tetra-deoxy nonulsonic acids. Host: A/Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 26-30

[Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]

Monday 26/5/14

Available.

Tuesday 27/5/14

Available.

Wednesday 28/5/14

688th Sydney University Chemical Society presents the Student-Run Lecture. Speaker: Dr Paul Donnelly, School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne. Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Refreshments from 5:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Title: The synthesis of metal complexes designed to assist in diagnosis and therapy. Host: Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 29/5/14 Available.

Friday 30/5/14

Speaker: Winthrop Professor Paul Low, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Western Australia. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Host: Dr Liz New. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

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June

WEEK 2-6

[Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]

Monday 2/6/14

Available.

Tuesday 3/6/14 Available.
Wednesday 4/6/14 Available.
Thursday 5/6/14 Available.

Friday 6/6/14

Speaker: Professor Peter Gill, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Host: Prof Leo Radom. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 9-13

[Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]

Monday 9/6/14

Public holiday (Queen's birthday)

Tuesday 10/6/14

Special event. A podiums discussion on "Insights into Academia and Beyond" will be held from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in Lecture Theatre 024, New Law Building, Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney [Map]. Panel members: A/Prof Thomas Maschmeyer; Dr Deanna D'Alessandro; A/Prof Adam Bridgeman; Dr Donald Hector and Dr Cathy Foley (TBC). Presenters: Dr Madleen Busse and Dr Jan Kahlert.

Wednesday 11/6/14

Available.

Thursday 12/6/14

Available.

Friday 13/6/14

Speaker: Dr Christopher J Parkinson, School of Biomedical Sciences, Charles Sturt University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Stealth antimalarials: Disabling the stress response to drug pressure. Host: A/Prof. Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 16-20

[Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]

Monday 16/6/14

Available.

Tuesday 17/6/14

Honours seminars. 9:00 am Nall; 9:30 am Clatworthy; 10:10 am Gonzalex-Osende. Chair: Dr Adrian George. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2, School of Chemistry.

Wednesday 18/6/14

Available.

Thursday 19/6/14 Available.

Friday 20/6/14

Speaker: A/Prof Matthew Shores, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2, [Map]. Talk: Targeted paramagnetic complexes for sensing, solar, and other aspects of world domination. Host: Prof Cameron Kepert. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 23-30

[Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]

Monday 23/6/14

MSc seminar. Speaker: Ms Ayesha Hussain, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney. Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (refreshments from 5:00 pm). Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: A/Prof Peter Rutledge. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Tuesday 24/6/14

Available.

Wednesday 25/6/14 Available.
Thursday 26/6/14 Available.

Friday 27/6/14

Speaker: A/Prof Amy Prieto, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2, [Map]. Talk: Inexpensive, efficient approaches for energy production and storage. Host: Dr Deanna D'Alessandro. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Monday 30/6/14

Available.

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July

WEEK 1-4

[Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]

Tuesday 1/7/14

Available.

Wednesday 2/7/14

Available.

Thursday 3/7/14

Available.

Friday 4/7/14

Speaker: Dr Hendra Gunosewoyo, School of Pharmacy, Curtin University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Part 1: Novel indoleamides for drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Part 2: Glycogen synthase kinase-3 inhibitors with steroidogenesis-stimulating properties for anxiety. [abstract] Host: Dr Santosh Rudrawar. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 7-11

[Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]

Monday 7/7/14

Available.

Tuesday 8/7/14

Available.

Wednesday 9/7/14

Available.

Thursday 10/7/14

Available.

Friday 11/7/14

Speaker: A/Prof Forrest Michael, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk:TBA. Host: Dr Santosh Rudrawar. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 14-18

 

Monday 14/7/14

Available.

Tuesday 15/7/14

Available.

Wednesday 16/7/14

Available.

Thursday 17/7/14 Available.

Friday 18/7/14

Available.

WEEK 21-25

 

Monday 21/7/14

Available.

Tuesday 22/7/14

Available.

Wednesday 23/7/14 Available.
Thursday 24/7/14 Available.

Friday 25/7/14

Available.

WEEK 28-31

[Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]

Monday 28/7/14

Semester 2 begins

 

Available.

Tuesday 29/7/14

Available.

Wednesday 30/7/14

689th Sydney University Chemical Society presents the Howard Lecture. Speaker: Prof Stephen Kent, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago. Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Refreshments from 5:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT1, Level 2 [Map]. Title: Bringing the science of proteins into the realm of organic chemistry. Host: A/Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 31/7/14

Available.

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August

WEEK 1/8/14

[Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]

Friday 1/8/14

2014 RACI Physical Chemistry and Biophysics Fellowship Lecturer: Professor Dr. Joachim Heberle, Faculty of Physics, Free University Berlin. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Novel IR spectroscopies to study biological membranes and membrane proteins. Host: A/Prof. Ron Clarke. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 4-8

[Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]

Monday 4/8/14

Not available.

Tuesday 5/8/14

Available.

Wednesday 6/8/14

Available.

Thursday 7/8/14

Available.

Friday 8/8/14

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Andrew Torda, Centre for Boinformatics, University of Hamburg, Germany Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Bioinformatics should not bore a physical chemist. Host: Prof Peter Harrowell. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 11-15

[Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]

Monday 11/8/14

PhD seminar: Speaker: Mr John Clements, PhD seminar. Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Refreshments to follow this lecture). Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Spin crossover and post-synthetic modification in nanoporous Hofmann-type materials. Host: Professor Cameron Kepert. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Tuesday 12/8/14

Available.

Wednesday 13/8/14

Available.

Thursday 14/8/14 Available.

Friday 15/8/14

Available.

WEEK 18-22

[Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]

Monday 18/8/14

Available.

Tuesday 19/8/14

Available.

Wednesday 20/8/14

690th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society presents the Ernest Ritchie Memorial Lecture. Speaker: Professor David Yu-Kai Chen, Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University. Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm (Refreshments from 5:00 pm). Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Target-oriented organic synthesis:  A personal perspective. Host: Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 21/8/14 Available.

Friday 22/8/14

Speaker: A/Prof Choon-Hong Tan, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Chiral brønsted base catalyzed enantioselective reactions. Host: Dr Chris McErlean. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 25-29

[Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]

Monday 25/8/14

Available.

Tuesday 26/8/14

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Georg Nagel, Institute for Biosciences, University of Wuerzburg, Germany. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Channelrhodopsin and other photoreceptors, useful for optogenetic applications. Host: A/Prof Ron Clarke. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Wednesday 27/8/14

Town Hall Meeting - The Future of Chemistry. Time: 1 pm to 2:30 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT1, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: The Chemistry Decadal Plan 2015 – 2025. If you can't make this meeting, others will be held on Wednesday August 20 from 5-6 pm at UTS Room 5.01, Building 4 (cnr Harris and Thomas Sts) and on Thursday August 28 from 3:00-4:00 pm at UNSW, lecture room M11 in the Chemical Sciences Building.

Thursday 28/8/14

Available.

Friday 29/8/14

Speaker: A/Prof Regan J. Thomson, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Methods and strategies for natural product synthesis. Host: A/Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.


Special seminar. A/Prof László T. Mika, Department of Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Venue: Room 418, Level 4 [Map]. Talk: Homogeneous catalysis in biomass conversion. Host: Prof Thomas Maschmeyer. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

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September

WEEK 1-5

[Abstracts for these seminars can be found here.]

Monday 1/9/14 Available.

Tuesday 2/9/14

Available.

Wednesday 3/9/14

Available.

Thursday 4/9/14

Available.

Friday 5/9/14

Speaker: Professor Michael Monteiro, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: Polymers in biomedical applications. Host: Dr Girish Lakhwani. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 8-12

 

Monday 8/9/14

Available.

Tuesday 9/9/14

Available.

Wednesday 10/9/14

Speaker: Professor Lilo Pozzo, University of Washington, USA. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2, [Map]. Talk: Self-assembly of nanoparticle surfactants and their use as theranostic agents. Host: Prof Greg Warr. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 11/9/14

Speaker: A/Prof Roderick Bates, Division of Chemistry & Biological Chemistry, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, College of Science, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Dr Chris McErlean. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Friday 12/9/14

David Craig Medal Lecture: Speaker: Emeritus Professor Curt Wentrup, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: A/Prof Rich Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 15-19

 

Monday 15/9/14

Available.

Tuesday 16/9/14

Available.

Wednesday 17/9/14

691st Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society. Speaker: Dr Alistair Draffan, Director of Drug Discovery. Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm (Refreshments from 5:00 pm). Venue: Chemistry LT1, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Case studies in antiviral drug discovery: the chemistry of finding new drugs for unmet needs. Host: Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 18/9/14 Available.

Friday 19/9/14

Speaker: Prof Joel Mackay, School of Molecular Biosciences, The University of Sydney. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2, [Map]. Host: A/Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 22-26

 

Monday 22/9/14

Available.

Tuesday 23/9/14

Available.

Wednesday 24/9/14

Available.

Thursday 25/9/14 Available.

Friday 26/9/14

Speaker: Prof Mick Sherburn, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk:TBA. Host: A/Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 29-30

 

Monday 29/9/14

Available.

Tuesday 30/9/14

Available.

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October

WEEK 1-3

 

Wednesday 1/10/14 Available.
Thursday 2/10/14 Available.

Friday 3/10/14

Speaker: Dr Jason Smith, School of Chemistry, The University pf Tasmania. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2, [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Dr Chris McErlean. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 6-10

 

Monday 6/10/14

Public Holiday

(Labour day)

Tuesday 7/10/14

Available.

Wednesday 8/10/14

Available.

Thursday 9/10/14

Available.

Friday 10/9/14

Available.

WEEK 13-17

 

Monday 13/10/14

PhD seminar. Speaker: Ms Prarthana Devi, PhD candidate, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney. Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (refreshments from 5:00 pm). Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Host: A/Prof Peter Rutledge. Talk: TBA. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Tuesday 14/10/14

Available.

Wednesday 15/10/14

692nd Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society. Speakers: The Le Fèvre Lectures. Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm (Refreshments from 5:00 pm). Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 16/10/14 Available.

Friday 17/10/14

Speaker: Associate Professor Mal McLeod,, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk:TBA. Host: A/Prof Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 20-24

 

Monday 20/10/14

Available.

Tuesday 21/10/14

Available.

Wednesday 22/10/14

Speaker: Professor Barbara Messerle, School of Chemistry, University of NSW. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2, [Map]. Talk: Multimetallic catalysis for efficient heterocycle synthesis: From homogeneous to supported catalysts. Host: A/Prof. Tony Masters. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 23/10/14 Available.

Friday 24/10/14

Speaker: Associate Professor Pall Thordarson, School of Chemistry, University of NSW. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: A/Prof. Richard Payne. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 27-31

 

Monday 27/10/14

Available.

Tuesday 28/10/14

Available.

Wednesday 29/10/14

Available.


693rd Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society presents the 2014 Francis Lions Memorial Lecturer: Professor Leone Spiccia, School of Chemistry, Monash University. Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm (Refreshments from 5:00 pm). Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: Solar energy conversion: A fertile research field for inorganic chemists. Host: Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 30/10/14 Available.
Friday 31/10/14 Available.

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November

WEEK 3-7

 

Monday 3/11/14

Not available. Honours talks.

Tuesday 4/11/14

Not available. Honours talks.

Wednesday 5/11/14

Available.

Hans C. Freeman Lecturer: Professor Alan Bond, School of Chemistry, Monash University. Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Venue: TBA [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Professor Peter Lay. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 6/11/14

PhD seminar: Speaker: Ms Cheuk Ka Poon, PhD seminar. Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Refreshments to follow this lecture). Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Prof Seb Perrier and A/Prof Brian Hawkett. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Friday 7/11/14

Hans C. Freeman Lecturer: Professor Alan Bond, School of Chemistry, Monash University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2, [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Professor Peter Lay. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 10-14

 

Monday 10/11/14

Not available. Honours talks (LT4)

Tuesday 11/11/14

Not available. Honours talks (LT4)

Wednesday 12/11/14

694th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society | 85th AGM. Speaker: A/Prof. Chris Ling, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney. Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm (Refreshments from 5:00 pm). Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 13/11/14

Hans C. Freeman Lecturer: Professor Alan Bond, School of Chemistry, Monash University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Professor Peter Lay. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Friday 14/11/14

Speaker: Prof Ricardo Mancera, School of Biomedical Sciences, Curtin University. Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT4, Level 2 [Map]. Host: Dr Santosh Rudrawar. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

WEEK 17-21

 

Monday 17/11/14

Available.

Tuesday 18/11/14

Available.

Wednesday 19/11/14

Available.

Thursday 20/11/14 Available.

Friday 21/11/14

Available.

WEEK 24-28

 

Monday 24/11/14

Available.

Tuesday 25/11/14

Available.

Wednesday 26/11/14

Available.

Thursday 27/11/14 Available.

Friday 28/11/14

Available.

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December

WEEK 1-5

 

Monday 1/12/14

PhD seminar: Speaker: Mr Manuel Ghezzi, PhD seminar. Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Refreshments to follow this lecture). Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Talk: TBA. Host: Dr Chiara Neto. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Tuesday 2/12/14

Available.

Wednesday 3/12/14

Available.

Thursday 4/12/14

Available.

Friday 5/12/14

Available.

WEEK 8-12

 

Monday 8/12/14

Available.

Tuesday 9/12/14

Available.

Wednesday 10/12/14

Available.

Thursday 11/12/14

Available.

Friday 12/12/14

Available.

WEEK 15-19

 

Monday 15/12/14

Available.

Tuesday 16/12/14

Available.

Wednesday 17/12/14

695th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society presents the Hush Lecture: Prof David Clary, Department of Chemistry, Oxford University. Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Refreshments from 5:00 pm. Venue: Chemistry LT2, Level 1 [Map]. Host: Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper. All welcome. No booking required. Free.

Thursday 18/12/14 Available.

Friday 19/12/14

Available.

Semester 1 School Seminar Coordinators:

Dr Santosh Rudrawar (Wednesday seminars)

Dr Suzanne Neville (Friday seminars)

Semester 2 School Seminar Coordinators:

Associate Professor Tony Masters (Wednesday seminars)

Associate Professor Richard Payne (Friday seminars)