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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 14, 2018, 10:00am Frank Bright, The State University of New York at Buffalo
Trekking Toward In-Vivo Nanosensors
September 21, 2018, 10:00am Michelle Farkas, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Chemical Biology Approaches for Interrogating the Contributions of Altered Circadian Rhythms and Macrophages to Cancer Aggression
September 28, 2018, 10:00am Nathaniel Szymczak, University of Michigan
Moving Beyond the Metal: Assisted Small Molecule Activation
October 5, 2018, 10:00am Delmar Larsen, University of California, Davis
A Tale of three Photoreceptors: Initiating and Propagating Light Induced Dynamics in Phytochromes and Cyanobacteriochromes
October 9, 2018, 12:00pm Gilead Lecture
David MacMillan, Princeton University
New Photoredox Reactions
Room 1130, Bahen Centre for Information Technology, 40 St. George Street, Toronto
October 12, 2018, 10:00am Fumitoshi Shibahara, Gifu University
Imidazo[1,5-a]pyridine Carbenes as a Strong π-Accepting and σ-Donating NHC: Properties and Catalytic Utilities
October 19, 2018, 10:00am Pharmaron Lecture
Ruben Martin, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (Institut Català d’Investigació Química - ICIQ)
Turning Simplicity into Complexity via Ni catalysis: From Comprehension to Prediction
October 26, 2018, 10:00am Fisher Lecture
Thomas F. (Tom) Miller, III, California Institute of Technology
Getting Something for Nothing: Classical and Machine-Learning Methods for Quantum Simulation
November 16, 2018, 10:00am Peter Yates Lecture
Bryan Dickinson, University of Chicago
RNA polymerase biosensors to analyze, control, and evolve biology
November 23, 2018, 10:00am Alex Harrison Lecture
Ulrich Krull, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Mississauga
Active Optical Nanoparticles: Neighbourhood Watch at a Molecular Scale
November 30, 2018, 10:00am David Farrar Lecture
Douglas W Stephan, University of Toronto
New Directions in FLP Chemistry
December 7, 2018, 10:00am Bryan Jones Lecture
Ron Kluger, University of Toronto
How proteins make CO2 faster
January 11, 2019, 10:00am John Polanyi Lecture
Paul Brumer, University of Toronto
Shedding (Incoherent) Light on the First Steps in Vision
January 18, 2019, 10:00am Ayusman Sen, Pennsylvania State University
Fantastic Voyage: Designing Self-Powered Nanobots
January 25, 2019, 10:00am Susan Richardson, University of South Carolina
What’s In My Drinking Water? Revealing the Chemicals We Can’t See
January 25, 2019, 3:00pm Practices in Pharmaceutical Industries: Non-academic Careers, Dr. Nari Kim, Biolab Pharma Canada
Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
January 31, 2019, 9:30am Daniel Turner, New York University
Ultrabroadband Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy Reveals the Spectral Dynamics of Forster Resonance Energy Transfer
Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
February 8, 2019, 10:00am Lana Mikhaylichenko, University of Toronto, Scarborough
Learning Chemistry through Experience: Sharing Ideas That Work
February 22, 2019, 10:00am Jacob Krich, University of Ottawa
Watching energy move: From organic energy transfer to high efficiency photovoltaics
March 1, 2019, 10:00am Nathalie Tufenkji, McGill University
Breathing New Life into Old Antibiotics: Making a Case for Natural Extracts in the Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance
March 8, 2019, 10:00am Samuel Stupp, Northwestern University
Materials That Mimic Living Matter
March 12, 2019, 10:00am Gordon Lecture
Hongkun Park, Mark Hyman Jr. Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Physics, Harvard University
“Brain” on a Chip: Toward a Precision Neuroelectronic Interface
Room MS 3154, 3rd fl, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle, Toronto
March 13, 2019, 10:00am Gordon Lecture
Hongkun Park, Mark Hyman Jr. Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Physics, Harvard University
Toward Quantum Optoelectronics in Flatland
Room MS 3154, 3rd fl, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle, Toronto
March 14, 2019, 10:00am Gordon Lecture
Hongkun Park, Mark Hyman Jr. Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Physics, Harvard University
Quantum Sensing Based on Diamond Color Centers
Room MS 3154, 3rd fl, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle, Toronto
March 29, 2019, 10:00am Shu Tao , Peking University
Recent trend of air pollution in China - Evaluation based on sectorially resolved emission inventories
April 5, 2019, 10:00am Loyd Bastin, Widener University
Collaborating with undergraduates to explore green chemistry and sustainability
April 26, 2019, 10:00am Joseph Loo, University of California, Los Angeles
Application of Mass Spectrometry for Detecting and Finding Cures to Brain Disorders
Davenport East Seminar Room, LM Building
May 3, 2019, 10:00am POSTPONED - Darren Lipomi, University of California, San Diego
TBA
May 3, 2019, 10:00am Alex Spokoyny, University of California, Los Angeles
TBA
May 10, 2019, 10:00am Dan Kahne, Harvard University
Molecular Machines that Make Membranes
May 24, 2019, 10:00am Tehshik Yoon, University of Wisconsin - Madison
TBA
May 31, 2019, 10:00am Philip P. Power, University of California, Davis
TBA
November 15, 2019, 10:00am Livia Schiavinato Eberlin, University of Texas at Austin
TBA