Visiting Speakers Seminars

2020/21 Schedule

All seminars will be held online via Zoom for the 2020/21 academic year.

Date/time

Speaker/Institution

Title/Sponsorship

Host

Friday
September 11
1:30 pm
Professor Florence Williams
Department of Chemistry
University of Iowa
Structure-Activity Relationship of Neurotrophic Phenylbutenoid Dimers and Progress Towards Uncovering Mechanism of Action A. Thompson
Friday
September 18
1:30 pm
Professor Tao Huan
Department of Chemistry
University of British Columbia
Addressing Big Data Challenges in Mass Spectrometry-Based Metabolomics A. Doucette
Friday
September 25
1:30 pm
Professor Brian P. Timko
Department of Biomedical Engineering Tufts University
Bioelectronics in Tissue Engineering and Disease Modeling M. Freund
Friday
October 2
1:30 pm
Professor Katherine Elvira Department of Chemistry University of Victoria
Artificial Cells and Microfluidic Technologies for Drug Discovery
A. Thompson
Friday
October 9
1:30 pm
Professor David Gonzalez Department of Organic Chemistry University of the Republic Montevideo, Uruguay Biocatalysis and Green Chemistry for the Preparation of Complex Molecular Structure Tina Taskovic
Friday
October 16
1:30 pm
Professor Christopher Wiebe Department of Chemistry
University of Winnipeg
Magnetic Monopoles under Pressure: Exotic Magnetism in Spin Ice Pyrochlores M. Dasog
Friday
October 23
1:30 pm
Professor Drew Marquardt Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Windsor
Mechanism Determination of the Effects of Pancratistatin on Model Mitochondrial Membranes J.W. Zwanziger
Friday
November 6
1:30 pm
Professor Tara F. Kahan
Department of Chemistry University of Saskatchewan
Environmental Chemistry on Ice: Reaction Kinetics and Spectromicroscopic Characterization of Ice Surfaces R. Chisholm
Friday
November 13
1:30 pm
Professor Dajana Vuckovic Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Concordia University
Advances in LC-MS Lipidomics for Biomedical Applications A. Doucette
Friday
November 20
1:30 pm
Professor David Leitch
Department of Chemistry
University of Victoria
Developing Catalytic And Flow Processes For Synthesizing Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients – Perspectives From An Industrial-Turned-Academic Chemist M. Stradiotto
Friday
November 27
1:30 pm
Professor Prashant Jain Department of Chemistry University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Harnessing Chemical Potential from Light M. Dasog
Friday
December 4
1:30 pm
Professor David C. Powers Department of Chemistry
Texas A&M University
Development of High-Valent Aerobic Oxidation Catalysis A. Speed
Friday
December 11
1:30 pm
Professor Christina Woo Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Harvard University
Discovery of Binding Site Hotspots in Cells
A. Speed
Friday
January 8
1:30 pm
Professor Russ Algar Department of Chemistry
The University of British Columbia
The Right Tool for the Job:  Optimum Fluorescent Materials and Bioconjugates for Smartphone-based Bioanalysis R. Chisholm
Friday
January 15
1:30 pm
Professor Etienne Caron
Department of Chemistry
University of Montreal
Immunopeptidomics to Support T cell Epitope Discovery and COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy A.A. Doucette
Friday
January 22
1:30 pm
Professor Ellen Sletten
Department of Chemistry
University of California Los Angeles
Multiplexed in Vivo Imaging with Near and Shortwave Infrared Polymethine Fluorophores A. Speed
Friday
January 29
1:30 pm
Professor Sally Price
Dept. of Chemistry
University College London
The Crystallisation of Organic Molecules - a Challenge to Theory and Experiment  K. Marczenko
Friday
February 12
1:30 pm
Professor Tomislav Rovis
Department of Chemistry
Columbia University
New Tools for Catalysis A. Speed
Friday
February 19
1:30 pm
Professor Eva Hemmer
Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science
University of Ottawa
Lanthanide Luminescence and More: Exploring Lanthanide-based Features in Materials and Molecules M. Dasog
Friday
February 26
1:30 pm
Professor Jennifer Chen
Department of Chemistry
York University
Plasmonic and Photonic Nanomaterials for Sensing and Energy Conversion M. Freund
Friday
March 5
1:30 pm
Professor Parisa Mehrkhodavandi
Department of Chemistry
The University of British Columbia
Using cationic indium catalysts to generate functionalized copolymers from commodity monomers S. Chitnis
Friday
March 19
1:30 pm
Professor Paul Johnson Department of Chemistry Université Laval
Simple Treatment of Strong Electron Correlation E.R. Johnson
Friday
April 9
1:30 pm
Professor Rebekka Klausen
Department of Chemistry
Johns Hopkins University
Atomistic Control of Complex Polysilanes S. Chitnis
Friday
April 16
1:30 pm
Professor Lee M. Thompson
Department of Chemistry
University of Louisville
Excited Electronic States with the Resonant Hartree-Fock Approach E.R. Johnson
Friday
May 7
1:30 pm
Professor Michael Metzger
Department of Physics & Atmospheric Science
Dalhousie University  
Sustainable Energy, Mobility, and Water A. Thompson