Heterogeneous Catalysis: The Future of Organic Synthesis?

When: 1 October, 15:00 Prof. Dr. Matthias Beller (LIKAT Rostock) will give a seminar on recent advancements in catalysis. Prof. Dr. Matthias Beller (LIKAT Rostock) will give a 40 minute seminar followed by questions and discussion. Matthias Beller studied chemistry at the University of Göttingen, where he completed his PhD…

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Microbial cell factories – engineering biology for chemicals production

When: 27 October, 15:00 Prof. Nigel Scrutton (Manchester) will talk about biocatalyst engineering and engineering of microbial cell factories for chemicals production. Biocatalyst engineering and the engineering of microbial cell factories for chemicals production has promised to deliver new routes to chemicals production. Major hurdles to scaled production of chemicals…

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An Introduction to Patents: What, when and how?

When: 23 November 2020, 3 – 4pmWhere: Virtual Abel + Imray will be hosting an “Introduction to Patents” webinar aimed at explaining what a patent is, why patents are relevant to you, as a chemist, and how you go about patenting an invention.  Obtaining adequate protection for your ideas from…

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The fundamentals of Catalysis at the Molecular level

When: 14 December, 15:00 Prof. Richard Catlow (UCL/Cardiff)  A seminar highlighting the use of computer modelling in conjunction with synchrotron and neutron techniques. Register for free at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-fundamentals-of-catalysis-at-the-molecular-level-tickets-117660161711

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Prof David Lennon

Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Glasglow What is your background? What made you decide to become a scientist?  After leaving School at 16, I trained to be a laboratory technician in a paint factory before taking up a position as an Experimental Assistant in the Polythene Research Section of…

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Dr Andrew C. Marr

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Head of Year 1 Chemistry, Queen’s University Belfast. What is your background? What made you decide to become a scientist? I grew up in Edinburgh with my elder brother. We both ended up doing PhDs in chemistry in St Andrews in catalysis. I think…

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Dr. James McGregor

Senior Lecturer and Director of Student Recruitment, University of Sheffield, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering I’m currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Sheffield and one of the co-investigators on the UK Catalysis Hub grant. My route into science and…

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