2009 Seminar program

2009 Seminar Program

Semester One

Semester Two


2010 Seminar Program

Semester One 2009 Seminar Program

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Postgraduate/School Seminars School Seminars School Seminars
Week Mondays - 4pm in LT 4 Wednesdays - in LT 4 (unless otherwise stated) Fridays - 11am in LT 4
(19/1)
11am in LT 3 Professor Louis Fensterbank
Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI
New Radical & Organometallic Methodologies in Organic Synthesis
Host: Dr Rich Payne

4pm Nelly Gong - PhD seminar

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(26/1) Australia Day
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(2/2/)
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Professor Nick Farrell
Virginia Commonwealth University
Zinc Fingers as Templates for Metal Ion Substitution, Model and Biological Studies
Host: Professor Trevor Hambley
(9/2)
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11am in LT 2 - Professor Philip Varna
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
RAFT Polymerisation from solid surfaces
Host: Sebastien Perrier
Professor Mikael Håkansson
Department of Chemistry
University of Gothenburg
Host: Professor Cameron Kepert
(16/2)
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9am Professor David Knight
Cardiff University
Host: Dr Rich Payne

5.30pm 640th Meeting of the Sydney University Chemical Society
Francis Lions Memorial Lecture
Professor Christine McKenzie
University of Southern Denmark
Coordination Chemistry and Renewable Energy
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(23/2)
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Professor Christine McKenzie
Department of Chemistry
University of Southern Denmark
Molecular 2D and 3D assemblies for sensing and storing oxygen
Host: Professor Cameron Kepert
1 (2/3)
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Professor Garry Hanan
University of Montreal
Host: Professor Max Crossley
2 (9/3)
9am Dr Margaret Sunde
School of Molecular & Microbial Biosciences
The University of Sydney
Building amphipathic monolayers from self-assembling proteins
Host: James Beattie

5.30pm 641 meeting of the Chemical Society
Professor Chennupati Jagadish
Research School of Physics and Engineering
ANU
Nanotechnology: Opportunities and Challenges

Professor Richard Jackson
University of Sheffield, UK
Host: Dr Rich Payne
3 (16/3)
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Dr Vincent Craig
Department of Applied Mathematics
Research School of Physical Sciences
Australian National University
Host: James Beattie
4 (23/3)
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Associate Professor Adam McCluskey
University of Newcastle
Host: Dr Rich Payne
5 (30/3)
Professor István T Horváth,
Institute of Chemistry, Eötvös University, Budapest
Fluorous Biphase Chemistry
Host: Professor Peter Lay
Professor Paul Dastoor
Organic Electronics:Applied Nanotechnology
University of Newcastle
Host: Professor Jeff Reimers
6 (6/4)
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9am Professor Raymond Reilly
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Toronto
Molecular Imaging of Breast Cancer - Strategies for Characterisation of HER2 Expression and Predicting or Monitoring of Responses to Trastuzaumad (Herceptin)
Host: A/Professor Michael Kassiou

5.30pm 642 meeting of the Chemical Society
Associate Professor Mick Sherburn
Research School of Chemistry, ANU
Chemistry in the Movies
Good Friday
(13/4) Break Easter Monday
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7 (20/4)
Aoi Jitchum
PhD Seminar
Isoprene: From ‘Big’ to ‘Small’
Robust material for the future
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Professor Cameron Jones
ARC Professorial Fellow
Monash University
Bulky Guanidinates: Analogues of β-Diketiminates for the Stabilization of Low Oxidation State Metallacycles
Host: Lou Rendina
8 (27/4)
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Dr Farideh Jalilehvand
Department of Chemistry
University of Calgary, Canada
Sulfur Cycle:  Destructive for Shipwrecks, Constructive for us!
Host: Professor Peter Lay
9 (4/5)
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9am Dr Aaron Reynolds
Organic Postdoctoral Seminar
Understanding the Therapeutic Protein – A Path to New Therapeutic Agents for Neurological Disease
Professor Petra Fromme
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Arizona State University
Does the fascinating world of photosynthesis provide new strategies for solar energy conversion?
Host: Professor Jeff Reimers
10 (11/5)
Hendra Gunosewoyo
PhD Seminar
5.30pm 643 meeting of the Chemical Society - the Alexander Lecture
Professor Franz Grieser
The University of Melbourne
How ultrasound and bubbles interact to give rise to "exotic" reactions
Dr David Lupton
Monash University
Host: Dr Rich Payne
11 (18/5)
9am Dr Jonathan Baell
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.
When organic chemistry and screening-based drug discovery clash - with disasterous consequences
Host: Dr Rich Payne
9.30am School Graduation Ceremony and Function
12 (25/5)
3pm Dr Karen Edler
Chemistry Department
University of Bath
Formation of Mesostructured Polymer-Surfactant Films at the Air-Solution Interface

Dr Seth Olsen
School of Physics
University of Queensland
The Electronic Structure of the Methine Unit - Implications for Optical Transitions and Charge Separation in Organic Dyes
Host: Professor Jeff Reimers
Dr Adam Trevitt
School of Chemistry
University of Wollongong
Multiplexed Detection of Reaction Products: Probing radical reactions with synchrotron photoionzation mass spectrometry
Host: Dr Tim Schmidt
13 (1/6)
Ben Yap
PhD Seminar
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(8/6) Queen's Birthday
9am Dr Ulf Pedersen
Roskilde University, Denmark
Fluctuations in Liquids: Scaling Laws, Glassy Relaxation and Crystallization
Host: Professor Peter Harrowell
Professor William Polik
Department of Chemistry
Hope College, USA
Promoting Excellence: The New American Chemical Society Guidelines for Undergraduate Chemistry Education
Host: Professor Scott Kable
(15/6)
Neeraj Sharma
PhD seminar
5.30pm 644 meeting of the Chemical Society
Steve Jones
Sirtex Medical Limited
Dr Gunther Andersson
School of Chemistry, Physics and Earth Sciences
Flinders University
Investigating the Molecular Structure of Liquid Surfaces
Host: Dr Toby Hudson
(22/6)
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(29/6)
Grace Simpkins
PhD Seminar
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Professor MaryKay Orgill
University of Nevada
Las Vegas
Host: Professor Scott Kable
(6/7)
9am Dr Luke Hunter
School of Chemistry
University of Sydney
Organic Postdoctoral Seminar
Controlling molecular conformation with fluorine atoms

5.30pm 645th meeting of the Chemical Society
Professor John Dodson
Head, Institute for Environmental Research
ANSTO
Nuclear Methods and Environmental Problems
Dr Thomas Pino
University of Paris-Sud XI
Infrared spectroscopy of laboratory analogues of the carbonaceous interstellar dust
Host: Dr Tim Schmidt
(13/7)
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(20/7)
Shiva Prasad
PhD Seminar
9am Professor Tõnu Pullerits
Professor of Chemical Physics
Lund University, Sweden
Host: Professor Jeff Reimers
Assistant Professor Tomislav Pintauer
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Duquesne University, USA
Greening of Copper Catalysed Atom Transfer Radical Addition and Cyclization Reactions
Host: Associate Professor Sebastien Perrier

Semester Two 2009 Seminar Program


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Postgraduate/School Seminars School Seminars School Seminars
Week Mondays - 4pm in LT 4 Wednesdays - in LT 4 Fridays - 11am in LT 4
1 (27/7)
9am Dr Vicky Dungan
Organic Postdoctoral Seminar
Dr Karl Sandeman
Imperial College, London
Magnetic cooling: refrigeration in a spin
Host: Dr Toby Hudson
2 (3/8)
9am Assoc. Professor Alessandro Martucci
Materials Science and Engineering
Università di Padova, Italy
Sol-gel nanocomposite films as gas sensing and active optical materials
Host: Dr Chiara Neto

5.30pm 646th meeting of the Chemical Society
Prof Abraham Nitzan
School of Chemistry & Director of The Mortimer and Raymond Sackler Institute of Advanced Studies
Tel Aviv University
Dr Matthew Hall
National Cancer Institute
US National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland
Resistance is Useless? Strategies to understand and overcome cancer multidrug resistance
Host: Professor Trevor Hambley
3 (10/8)
9am Dr Kelly Fairweather
Organic Postdoctoral Seminar
Professor Paul Groundwater
School of Pharmacy
The University of Sydney
How synthetic chemistry can make an impact in a range of biological applications
Host: Dr Rich Payne
4 (17/8)
Ravinder Kaur
PhD Seminar
Tim Harrison
School Teacher Fellow
School of Chemistry
Bristol University
Transforming the Undergraduate Practical Experience: The Dynamic Laboratory Manual
Professor Pierre Sebban
Professor of Biophysics
Lab of Physical Chemistry
University of Paris-Sud 11 at Orsay
The dawn of life on earth. What are we sure about? The fingerprint of photosynthesis.
Host: Dr Toby Hudson
5 (24/8)
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6 (31/8)
Wi Sriprom
PhD Seminar
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Dr Daniela Traini
Inhalation drug delivery: from particle production to lung delivery
Faculty of Pharmacy
The University of Sydney
Host: Dr Chiara Neto
7 (7/9)
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5.30pm 647th meeting of the Chemical Society
Mr Chris Such
New Technology Manager, Decorative Division, Orica Consumer Products
New Science for Industrial Application in Surface Coatings
Professor Rob Capon
Institute for Molecular Bioscience
The University of Queensland
Biodiscovery: From Biodiversity and Biology, to Bioactives, Business and Beyond...
Host: Dr Rich Payne
8 (14/9)
Sam Banister
PhD Seminar

Trishomocubane: A Versatile Polycyclic Scaffold for the Discovery of Selective Sigma (o ) Receptor Ligands

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Associate Professor Gregory Metha
University of Adelaide
Spectroscopy of Au and Rh Cluster Support on Lanthanide-Oxide “Surfaces” – in the Gas Phase
Host: Dr Tim Schmidt
9 (21/9)
Steven Rowling
PhD Seminar
9am Professor Jean-François Letard
Molecular Sciences Group
Institute for Chemistry and Condensed Matters
University of Bordeaux
Spin crossover materials : photomagnetism and potential applications
Host: Professor Cameron Kepert
11am Dr James Gardiner
Bio21 Institute
University of Melbourne
“To Beta or Not to Beta” - Synthesis, Structures, & Biological Investigations of b-Peptides
Host: Dr Rich Payne

1 to 5pm LTs 2 and 4 - Honours Coursework Seminars. All welcome.

(28/9) Break Professor Michael Cortie
Director, Institute for Nanoscale Technology
UTS
Host: Dr Chiara Neto
10 (5/10)
Labour Day
Professor Peter Scammells
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Monash University
Host: Dr Rich Payne
11 (12/10)
Lance Brooker
PhD Seminar
9am Dr Blandine Courcot
Postdoctoral Seminar

Professor Tom Vogt
Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Adjunct Professor in the Department of Philosophy
Member of the Interdisciplinary Mathematics Institute
Seeing is believing? Opportunities of  Z-contrast Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy in Materials Science
Host: Professor Brendan Kennedy
12 (19/10)
Helen Salouros
PhD Seminar
Special Seminar Tuesday 20 October, 11am in LT3:
Professor Phil Dawson
The Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla, USA

Wednesday 21 October 9am
Professor Thorri Gunnlaugsson
Trinity College Dublin
Lanthanide directed synthesis of novel luminescent supramolecular structures

80th AGM Chemical Society
Wednesday 21 October 5.30pm (refreshments from 5pm)
Still Playing with my Chemistry Set
Dr Rob Baker
President, SUCS
Dr Michael Kelso
School of Chemistry
University of Wollongong
Host: Dr Rich Payne
13 (26/10)
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9am Kaitlin Beare
PhD Seminar
Assistant Professor Duncan Wild
The University of Western Australia
(2/11)
Honours Seminars
Honours Seminars
Professor Paul Burn
ARC Federation Fellow
Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics
School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences
The University of Queensland
Host: Dr Rich Payne
(9/11)
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Professor Peter Junk
School of Chemistry
Monash University
Host: A/Professor Lou Rendina
(16/11)
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5.30pm (refreshments from 5.00pm)
648th meeting of the Chemical Society - Le Fèvre Student Lecture Awards for 2009
Mark Hackett - New Biospectroscopic Methods to Investigate Neurological Diseases
Dominik Konkolewicz - Hyperbranched Polymers: Approaches to Describing and Synthesising New Materials
Stephen Butler - Cyclic Peptides Bearing Dipicolylamine Ligands: New Receptors for Sensing Large Anions
Dr Fei Liu
Senior Lecturer
Depart. of Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences
Macquarie University
Host: Dr Rich Payne
(23/11)
Shane Wilkinson
PhD Seminar
9am Professor Andrew Holmes
Federation Fellow
University of Melbourne
Dr Paul Donnelly
School of Chemistry
University of Melbourne
RACI Sargeson Award Tour
Coordination Chemistry in Biology: Metal Complexes in Diagnosis and Therapy
Host: A/Professor Lou Rendina
(30/11)
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11am Prof. Amit Chattopadhyay
Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology
Hyderabad, India

What have we learnt about the organization of membranes and proteins from slow solvent relaxation?
Host: Dr Ron Clarke

Special Seminar: 2pm in LT 2
Professor Neil R Cameron
Durham University
Host: A/Professor Sebastien Perrier
(7/12)
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Dr Yann Molard
University of Rennes
Functionalisation of inorganic metal atom clusters for the design of nanomaterials
Host: Professor Cameron Kepert
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