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Colloquium Schedule | Upcoming Events

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Colloquium Schedule: Lectures in the Central Science!

Fridays in room 158, first floor, Lash Miller bldg, at 10:00 am, unless otherwise noted. Please note that in addition to our colloquia, we have many international and national visitors who lecture in the department. For a complete list, see Upcoming Events.

DateSpeaker, University, Department, Location
September 16, 2016, 10:00am Pharmaron Lecture
Professor Jan-E. Backvall, Stockholm University
Biomimetic Catalysis in Green Organic Transformations
September 30, 2016, 10:00am Bryan Jones Lecture
Professor Xiao-an Zhang, University of Toronto
Molecular Probes for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Sensing and Imaging
October 7, 2016, 10:00am Sigma Aldrich Lecture
Professor John Hartwig, UC Berkeley
Selective Functionalization with Small and Large Catalysts
October 19, 2016, 4:00pm Professor Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University
Establishing a Genetic Code for Unnatural Materials
Earth Sciences Building, room 1050

Professor Mirkin will also be presenting the 2016 University College Graham Lecture on October 20th
October 28, 2016, 10:00am Eli Lilly Lecture
Professor Dale Boger, The Scripps Research Institute
Redesign of Vancomycin for Resistant Bacteria
November 4, 2016, 10:00am Professor Michelle Chang, UC Berkeley
Synthetic biology approaches to new chemistry
November 9, 2016, 2:00pm Professor Jason Hein, University of British Columbia
Looking Deeply into Catalytic Systems: Mechanism and Optimization using Laboratory Automation
Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
November 11, 2016, 10:00am Peter Yates Lecture
Professor Wilfred van der Donk, University of Illinois/HHMI
Biosynthesis of Cyclic Peptide Antibiotics
November 18, 2016, 10:00am Professor Dmitri Goussev, Wilfred Laurier University
“All-in-one” catalyst design
November 25, 2016, 10:00am Professeur Matthieu Sollogoub, Institut Parisien de Chimie Moléculaire
Cyclodextrins site-specifically modified for supramolecular assemblies and catalysis
December 2, 2016, 10:00am Gilead Lecture
Professor Thomas R. Hoye, University of Minnesota
The Evolution of the Hexadehydro-Diels–Alder (HDDA) Reaction
December 9, 2016, 10:00am Professor Tom Baker , Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences and Centre for Catalysis Research and Innovation, University of Ottawa
Beyond Fossil Fuels: Turning Renewable Resources into Consumer Products through Catalysis
January 20, 2017, 10:00am Professor Abraham Nitzan, University of Pennsylvania
Transport and spectroscopy in illuminated molecular junctions
January 26, 2017, 9:30am Alphora Lecture
Professor Darren Dixon, University of Oxford
Catalytic Approaches to Simplifying Synthesis
Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
February 3, 2017, 10:00am Professor Malika Jeffries-EL , Department of Chemistry and Division of Materials Science, Boston University
Design and synthesis of organic semiconductors for advanced applications.
March 3, 2017, 10:00am Professor Lisa Hall, University of Cambridge
Bioinspired Functionalisation of Nanomaterials In Sensing
March 7, 2017, 4:00pm Professor Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Harvard University
Billions and Billions of Molecules
Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
March 10, 2017, 10:00am Professor David Zechel, Queen's University
Follow the chemistry: Making and breaking odd bonds with enzymes.
March 17, 2017, 10:00am John Polanyi Lecture
Professor Zheng-Hong Lu, University of Toronto, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Materials Integration for Organic Devices
March 24, 2017, 10:00am Professor Connie Lu, University of Minnesota
Bio-inspired Bimetallic Complexes for Activating H2 and CO2
March 29, 2017, 4:00pm Gordon Lecture
Professor Klaus Müllen , Max Planck Institute
Is the Future Black?
Lash Miller Building, Room 159
March 30, 2017, 9:00am Gordon Lecture
Professor Klaus Mullen, Max Planck Institute
Dendrimers - Organic Functional Nanoparticles by Design
Lash Miller Building, Room 159
March 31, 2017, 3:00pm Gordon Lecture
Professor Klaus Mullen, Max Planck Institute
Electronic Materials - Synthesis, Processing, Device Fabrication
Lash Miller Building, Room 159
April 6, 2017, 12:00pm Structure and Dynamics of GPCRs: Insights from X-ray and EPR, Dr. Oliver P. Ernst, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto
McLennan Physical Laboratories, Room MP606
April 7, 2017, 10:00am Professor Tristan Lambert, Columbia University
Aromatic Ions as a Design Element in Catalysis
Room 162, Lash Miller Building
April 13, 2017, 10:00am Professor Wanda Restivo, University of Toronto, Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences
Reflections on Chemical Change: Evolution in Chemistry Education
Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1083
April 20, 2017, 11:00am The nature of chemistry publishing, Marshall Brennan, Associate Editor, Nature Chemistry
Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1083
April 21, 2017, 9:30am Novartis Lecture
Professor Varinder Aggarwal, University of Bristol
Assembly Line Synthesis
Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
April 21, 2017, 11:00am Discovery of the Smoothened Inhibitor Sonidegib for the Treatment of Hedgehog-Dependent Tumors, Stefan Peukert, Novartis
Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
May 1, 2017, 10:00am The aquatic photochemistry of naturally occurring sensitizers and antioxidants, Professor Kristopher McNeill, ETH Zurich
Miller Lash House - UTSc
May 5, 2017, 10:00am Professor Scott Miller , Yale University
Searching for Selective Catalytic Reactions in Complex Molecular Environments
Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1073
May 19, 2017, 10:00am Professor James M. Mayer, Department of Chemistry, Yale University
Adventures in Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer: from Hydrogen Atom Transfer to Electrocatalysis to Nanocrystals
Davenport East and West Seminar Room, LM Building
May 26, 2017, 12:00pm CO2 Capture and Proton Conduction in Metal Organic Frameworks, Professor George Shimizu , University of Calgary
Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
June 5, 2017, 11:00am Professor Charl Faul, University of Bristol
Redox-active Anilines: from Tuneable CO2 Capture to Addressable Photonic Structures
Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building