Colloquia

 

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

 (All colloquia will be held in the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre, Thursday at 2 pm, unless otherwise stated. All visitors are welcome.

Convenors: Prof. Jeremy Robertson and Prof. Angela Russell 

Week 1

12 October      

Professor Emily Balskus (Harvard University) 
"Deciphering the human microbiota with chemistry" 
More information: chemistry.harvard.edu/people/emily-balskus and
www.microbialchemist.com

Week 2

19 October  

Dr. Tobias Erb (Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg)   
"CETCH me if you can: bringing inorganic carbon into life with synthetic CO2-fixation and metabolic retrosynthesis"
More information: www.mpi-marburg.mpg.de/erb

Week 3


26 October 
 

PFIZER SYMPOSIUM - 2:15 pm in ICL Lecture Theatre

Dr Celine Cano (Newcastle University)

"Development of DNA-PK inhibitors for Cancer Therapy"
More information: www.ncl.ac.uk/nicr/staff/profile/celinecano.html#background

Dr David Blakemore (Pfizer, Groton)
TBA
Professor Nicholas Westwood (University of St. Andrews)
TBA
More information: chemistry.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/njw/group/

Week 4 2 November Professor George O'Doherty (Northeastern University, Boston) 
"De novo asymmetric synthesis for carbohydrate and natural product medicinal chemistry"
More information: http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/jfhgrp/
Week 5 9 November Dr Robert Young (GSK, Stevenage) 
"Impact and misuse of synthetic chemistry in contemporary drug discovery"
 

Week 6

16 November 

Professor Richard Taylor (University of York)
"From natural products to organic diversity: dearomatisation and spirocycle synthesis"
More information: www.york.ac.uk/chemistry/staff/academic/t-z/rtaylor/ and
www.york.ac.uk/chemistry/staff/academic/t-z/rtaylor/grouppages/

Week 7

23 November   

Professor Sir Shankar Balasubramanian (University of Cambridge)
"Decoding features and functions of the genome"
More information: www.ch.cam.ac.uk/person/sb10031 and www.balasubramanian.co.uk

Week 8

30 November 

Professor Paul Fish (University College London)
"New chemical probes to explore novel approaches to treat Alzheimer’s disease and cancer"
More information: www.ucl.ac.uk/flarre/people/fish-paul and iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=PFISH03

   
http://colloquia.chem.ox.ac.uk/organic-chemistry.aspx