Chemistry Seminars - 2021

Researchers from the Department of Chemistry host regular seminars to showcase their work across applied projects in health, environment, energy technology and defence.

Academics and students from collaborative institutions are also invited to share their research and knowledge when visiting our department and school.

The seminars are open to the public, industry, researchers from other departments, schools and universities, and to current and past students.

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Seminar schedule - Department of Chemistry

  • Location: Macbeth Lecture Theatre - Badger building | Map
  • Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm (unless otherwise stated)
Date Speaker Presentation

Friday
February 5
(1pm)

Jinia Akter
PhD student - University of Adelaide

The application of peroxygenase P450 enzymes as selective oxidation catalysts

Thursday
February 11
(3pm)

Stefania Sassnink
PhD student - University of Adelaide

Progress towards the biomimetic total synthesis of non-canonical PPAP natural products

Friday
February 12
(11am - 1pm)

Aimee Horsfall
PhD student - University of Adelaide
and
Patrick Capon
PhD student - University of Adelaide

Macrocyclic peptide inhibitors of PCNA

and


Surface functionalisation of fluorophores onto solid support materials

Friday February 12
(3pm)
Dr Jamie Hicks
Australian National University

Nucleophilic aluminium: Synthesis, structural and reaction chemistry of the aluminyl anion

Thursday
February 18
(3pm)

Pol Gimeno Fonquernie
PhD student - University of Adelaide
and
Steven Tsoukatos
PhD student - University of Adelaide

Metal-organic frameworks for catalysis applications

and

MOF-based heterogeneous catalysis

Friday
February 19

Jake Andersen
PhD student - University of Adelaide


 

In vivo chemical characterisation of the beneficial vs toxic forms of dietary selenium using synchrotron imaging technology

 

Thursday
February 25
(2:30pm)
River Pachulicz
PhD student - University of Adelaide
and
Andreas Zur Bonsen
PhD student - University of Adelaide

Anthocyanins in agricultural waste sources


and

Biomimetic total synthesis of hyperireflexolides A and B

Thursday
March 4
(4pm)

Dion Turner
PhD student - University of Adelaide

Treating Neuropathic Pain via Tissue Targeted Activation of NRF2

Thursday
March 11
(3pm)
Laura Burchill
PhD student - University of Adelaide

The Total Synthesis of Natural Products via Biomimetic Cascade Reactions

Thursday
March 18
(3pm)

Elliott Raymond
PhD student - University of Adelaide

and

Jack Klose
PhD Student - University of Adelaide

Exploring the dynamic landscape of shape-shifting molecules

and
 

Biophysical characterisation of DNA triplexes for antigene technology

Friday
April 30

Kylie Do
PhD Student - University of Adelaide

The interplay between stoichiometry and mathematics
Friday
May 28
Anastasios Polyzos
University of Melbourne
Harnessing potent reductants via multiphoton tandem photoredox catalysis
Thursday
July 1
(3pm)
Rosemary Young
PhD Student - University of Adelaide

Reactivity of metals tethered to metal-organic frameworks

Friday
July 2
Ricardo Peralta
PhD Student - University of Adelaide

Engineering site-isolated reactive metal complexes within a metal-organic framework 

Friday
August 13

Emily Bubner
MPhil Student - University of

Mass spectrometric characterisation of protein assemblies from Bitis arietans snake venom.
Thursday
August 19

Daniel Doherty
PhD - University of  Adelaide

Cholesterol catabolism: An exploitable weakness in mycobacterial infections,

Friday
August 20
Dr Abel Santos
School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials, UoA
Engineering nanoporous photonic crystals for
optical sensing and photocatalysis
Thursday
August 26
Ruth Wang
PhD - University of Adelaide
Characterisation of snake venom proteins using mass spectrometry
Friday
September 24

Assoc. Professor Justin Chalker
Flinders University

Sulfur Two Ways: The chemical biology of cysteine oxidation and new frontiers in polymers made from sulfur

Friday
October 15
Assoc. Professor David Huang
University of Adelaide

Excursions in soft condensed matter theory: from nanofluidics to organic photovoltaics

Thursday
November 11
(3pm)

Kate Flint
PhD Student - University of Adelaide

Synthesis and biological interactions of ruthenium supramolecular assemblies
Friday
November 12
Dr Zhongfan Jia
Flinders University
Designer polymers on demand for biomedicine and energy storage 
Thursday
November 25
(3pm)
Rohan Hudson
PhD - University of Adelaide
Spectroscopic and computational studies of morphology-dependent exciton Dynamics in TIPS-pentacene nanoparticles
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