Seminar program

Seminar program

Schedule 2017

DateTimeLocationSpeakerInstituteSeminar Title
5th Dec13:00 to 14:00F7B-322Dr. Weston StruweOxford UniversityTBA
28th Nov13:00-14:00F7B-322A/Prof. Koushik VenkatesanMolSci, Macquarie University Conceptual Approaches to Organometallic Systems for Electronic and Optoelectronics Applications 
14th Nov13:00-14:00F7B-322Dr.Alfonso Garcia-BennettMolSci, Macquarie University TBA
2nd Nov16:30-17:30E7B T2 Theatre
Professor Tim Dafforn
School of Biosciences,
University of Birmingham
31st Oct12:00-13:00F7B-322Dr. Morten Thaysen-AndersenMolSci, Macquarie UniversityTBA
24th Oct13:00 to 14:00F7B322Dr Lars Goerigk School of Chemistry, The University of MelbourneAn Excursion to the Density Functional Theory Zoo: Insights for Electronic Ground and Excited States
13:00-14:00F7B-322Dr Chandra VermaBioinformatics Institute Singapore

Stapled Diets and Resistance

19th Sept13:00 to 14:00F7B322

A/Prof. Oliver Rackham

Charles Perkins Research Institute, WARe-engineering cellular gene expression
29th August13:00F7B-322MRes PresentationsMolSci, Macquarie University 
22nd August13:00-14:00F7B-322Prof. Jeffrey ReimersUniversity of Technology Sydney and Shanghai UniversityBasic Chemical Theory is Critical to Understanding Nanoparticle Synthesis, 2D Nanostructures, and Photosynthetic Function
18th August13:00 to 14:00F7B-322Prof. Haishan Zeng

BC Cancer Agency Research Centre, University of British Columbia 

Rapid Raman technology and its clinical applications
15th August
to 13:00
F7B322Prof. Hernan MiguezInstitute of Materials Science of Sevilla
Spanish National Research Council
Multifunctional Photonic Materials for Energy, Sensing and Biomedical applications
7th August13:30 to 14:30F7B-322Prof. Dr. A. Stephen K. Hashmi

Heidelberg University, Germany

Gold Catalysis: An Underestimated Potential for Chemical Synthesis

1st August13:00 to 14:00F7B-322

Dr. Olga Shimoni

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, UTSFluorescent nanoparticles for biomedical applications
31st July12:00-13:00F7B-322Prof. Corey StephensonUniversity of MichiganHarnessing solar energy for chemical catalysis
31st July11:00 to 12:00F7B-322Prof.Uttam TambarUniversity of Texas SouthwesternStereoselective Functionalization of
Unsaturated Hydrocarbons
26th July11:00 to 12:00F7B-322Prof. Shaojun GuoPeking University, ChinaPrecise Tuning in Surface and Interface of Multimetallic Nanocrystals for Energy Electrocatalysis
25th July12:00 to 2:00F7B-322MRes Yr 2 Research Frontier Poster sessionMolSci, Macquarie University 
20th July11:30 to 12:30F7B-322Prof. Jiansheng LiNanjing University of Science and Technology, ChinaPorous Nanonaterials for Micropollutant Removal
9:00 -17:30E6B-149 Fudan-UH-MQ workshop on "Nanotechnology Meets Bioengineering" 
13th Jun13:00 to 14:00F7B322Prof. Paul HaynesMolSci, Macquarie University 
6th Jun13:00 to 14:00F7B322Dr. Yijiao JiangDepartment of Engineering, Macquarie UniversityNanocatalysis for Sustainable Energy and Environment
30th May13:00 to 14:00F7B 322Dr. Willa HustonSchool of Life Sciences, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Targeting a protease to understand and better treat the diseases caused by Chlamydia; from humans to Koalas.

23rd May13:00 to 14:00F7B 322Dr. Jai TreeUNSW, SydneyShining a (UV) light on the regulatory dark matter of bacteria
9th May13:00-14:00F7B 322Dr. Christopher HylandSchool of Chemistry
University of Wollongong
Methodological Development with Highly
Reactive Molecules
2nd May13:00-14:00F7B 322Dr. Vinh NguyenSchool of Chemistry, UNSW. Some New Synthetic Applications of
“Electron-Rich and Electron-Poor Alkenes”
18th April12:00-13:00F7B 322Dr. Rohan WilliamsSingapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences EngineeringLongitundinal metagenome and metatranscriptome surveys on complex microbial communities
11th April13:00 to 14:00F7B 322Prof. Richard Ian KitneyImperial College London, United KingdomSynbiCITE-the UK’S Centre for Synthetic Biology Aimed at Inspiring Innovation and Acceleration of Discovery to Industry
4th April13:00 to 14:00F7B 322Dr Hien DuongThe University of SydneyNanoparticles for Biomedical Application
28th March13:00-14:00F7B322Dr. Da-wei WangSchool of Chemistry, UNSW.

Multi-scale Tailor-design of Carbon Materials in Electrochemical Energy Applications

21st March
12:00 to 13:00F7B 322Dr. Guozhen LiuMolSci, Macquarie UniversityNanoformulations for cytokine sensing: from surface functionalization to medical device development
14th March11:00-12:00F7B322Prof. Geoffrey Hammond

The University of British Columbia, Canada

Modulation of Glucocorticoid Bioavailability during Development and Disease
7th March13:00-14:00F7B 322MRes Presentations MolSci, Macquarie UniversityResearch Planning Jan Cohort 2017
28th Feb13:00-14:00F7B 322Prof. Cameron JonesMonash University, MelbourneSuper Bulky Amides: New Ligands for the Stabilization of Synthetically Applicable Low-Valent Main Group Complexes
21st Feb11:00 to 12:00F7B 322Prof Rene Michael KönigsRWTH Aachen University, GermanyEnabling organic synthesis with uncommon diazo compounds
14th Feb 12:00 to 13:00F7B 322Prof. Janice Aldrich-WrightUniversity of Western SydneyUnconventional Platinum Anticancer Compounds
8th Feb13:00 to 14:00F7B 322Dr. Pierre PanineXenocs, Sassenage, FranceGetting the inside view of nanomaterials with a SAXS/WAXS instrument
7th Feb13:00 to 14:00 F7B 322Dr. Jason DuttonLa Trobe UniversityIodine(III) coordination complexes as versatile oxidants for “inorganometallic” chemistry
1st Feb15:00-16:00F7B 322Prof. Ho Jeong KwonDepartment of Biotechnology,
Yonsei University, South Korea
Exploring Target Proteins of Bioactive Small Molecules
25th Jan13:00-14:00F7B 322Prof. Charl F.J .FaulSchool of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Bristol, UKFrom CO2 Capture to Tuneable Optics and Surfactant Self-Assembly: Teaching Anilines New Tricks
24th Jann.a.F7B 322 MRes-II Poster PresentationsMolSci, Macquarie Universityn.a.
17th Jan13:00-14:00F7B 322Courtney BendallResearch Office, MQNHMRC grant application strategies
13th Jan11:00-12:00F7B 322David MabonGE Healthcare Life SciencesIntroducing Biacore

Schedule 2016

DateTimeLocationSpeakerInstituteSeminar Title
09th Feb 2016 13:00 to 14:00 pmF7B 322
Dr. Lisbeth
University of
Hydroxyapatite nanoparticles
in bone tissue engineering
17th Feb 201610:00-11:00 pmF7B 322Dr. Mat LucasDavies Collison CaveIP-What is it, how do I get it, and how can I use it?
23rd Feb 201613:00 to 14:00 F7B322Prof. Paul HaynesMacquarie UniversityNavigating the densely tangled maze of Ph.D. student admission and scholarships at Macquarie
1st March 201613:00 to 14:00 F7B 322Yves de DeeneMacquarie UniversityFrom safeguarding to image guiding radiotherapy:
Technological challenges and opportunities
15th March 201615:00 to 16:00F7B 322Professor Jonathan Zehr University of California at Santa CruzFrom genes and microbes to ecosystems-molecular tools and in situ instrumentation in microbial oceanography
22nd March 201613:00 to 14:00 F7B 322Dr. Tzipi Cohen-HyamsTechnion R&D, IsraelFocus Ion beam and its applications
24th March 201613:00 to 14:00 F7B 322Prof. William TongSand Diego State University, USAUltrasensitive Multi-Photon Nonlinear Laser Methods for Biomedical and Environmental Applications
29th March 201613:00 to 14:00 F7B 322Dr. Dana PascoviciAPAF, Macquarie UniversityThe American Statistical Association on misuse of P values – a statistical reformation?
12th April
13:00 to 14:00 F7B 322A. Prof. James CrowleyUniversity of Otago, New ZealandFunctional (Supra-)Molecular Architectures and Machines: It’s as easy as 1,2,3 “Click”

21st April 2016

13:00 to 14:00 F7B 322 TRoomPatrick IvoryiGroup Australasia Pty LtdSpecial Seminar: New research and workflow solutions from Chemical Abstracts Service – MethodsNow and PatentPak for SciFinder
3rd May 201613:00 to 14:00 F7B 322 RoomDr. Sean HumphreyUniversity of SydneyTechnologies and applications of high-throughput phosphoproteomics
31st May 201613:00 to 14:00F7B 322Dr. Yuling WangUniversity of QueenslandSurface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy: From Fundamental Study to Translational Science
7th June 201613:00 to 14:00F7B 322Dr. Jen RowlandMacquarie UniversityPlagiarism in Science
28th  June 201613:00 to 14:00 F7B 322Dr. Alex SwarbrickSt Vincent's Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW AustraliaUsing mass spectrometry to decode transcription factor function in breast development and cancer

5th  July 2016

13:00 to 14:00 F7B 322Dr. Lawrence LeeUNSWNanoscopic machines
12 July 201613:00 to 14:00F7B 322Prof. Denis JacqueminUniversity of Nantes, FranceAb initio modelling of excited-states: applications to dyes and switches
26th July 201612:00-14:00
F7B 322
MRes StudentsMacquarie UniversityPoster Session
29th July 201613:00-14:00F7B 322Alexander F. R. KilpatrickUniversity of Oxford (UK)Bimetallic Pentalene Sandwich Complexes:
Exploiting Metal−Metal Interactions for Small Molecule Activation
2nd  August 201613:00 to 14:00 F7B 322Prof. Stephen HashmiHeidelberg UniversityNew Mechanistic Studies in Homogeneous Gold Catalysis
9th August 201613:00 to 14:00F7B 322Dr. Victoria ColemanDpt. of Industry, Innovation and Sciencetba, National Measurement Institute
6th September 201613:00 to 14:00F7B 322MRes StudentsMacquarie Universitytba, Introductory Seminar
13th September 201612:00 to 13:00F7B 322Prof. Larry J BerlinerUniversity of Denver, United StatesThe History of the Nobel price
27th September 201613:00 to 14:00F7B 322Dr Christian Rinke Australian Centre for Ecogenomics, University of QueenslandIlluminating microbial dark matter via single-cell genomics.
4th October  201613:00 to 14:00F7B322Assoc. Prof. Cuong Ton-ThatUTS, Sydneytba
11th October 201613:00 to 14:00F7B322Dr. Wei XuEngineering Dpt., Macquarie University3D metal printing of titanium alloys
25th October 201613:00 to 14:00F7B322Prof. William PriceUniversity Western SydneyDevelopment and Applications of High Field MRI and NMR to Biomedical Problems at Western Sydney University
2nd November 201612:00E8A 280 (Biology Tea Room)Prof Mark RodgerUniversity of Warwick, UKLong Times and Rare Events
(Physical Chemistry on the Nanoscale)
22nd November
11:00-12:00F7B322Prof. Nik PetrovskyVaxine Pty Ltd and Flinders Medical CentreModelling-based approaches to vaccine design
24th November 201613:00 to 14:00F7B322Prof Cristiano GiordaniInstitute of Physics - Universidad de Antioquia, Medellìn, COLOMBIA (South AmericaBiophysical studies on the interaction between amyloid peptides and natural compounds with lipid membrane models
14th December
13:00F7B322Prof. Heinz BerkeUniversity of Zurichtba

Schedule 2015

DateTimeLocationSpeakersInstituteSeminar Title
24 February 201512:00 to 1:00 pmBiology Tea RoomProf Colin MurrellUniversity of East Angila (UK)Bacterial growth on C1 compounds in the laboratory and in the environment
 25 February 20152:30 pmBiology Tea RoomProf Lee R.LyndThayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College (USA)Land, food, and bioengineering in relation to the great challenges of our time
3 March 20151:00 to 2:00 pm F7B 422Prof Kini ManjunathaNational University of Singapore Venoms and Toxins: A Source of Inspiration
13 March 20151:00 to 2:00 pm F7B 322Prof E. Peter KündigUniversity of Geneva Asymmetric Pd-NHC* Catalysed C(sp3)-H Activation 
24 March 20151:00 to 2:00 pmF7B 322Dr Alfonso Garcia-Bennett,ARC Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics, MolSciSynthesis, Structural Properties and Applications of Mesoporous Materials.
31 March 20151:00 to 2:00 pmF7B 322Dr Biswaranjan MohantyMonash UniversityStructure determination of low affinity protein–ligand complexes from sparse NMR data
14 April 201512:00 to 1:00pmF7B 322Prof Brendan KennedyUniversity of SydneyUnderstanding Order And Disorder In Complex Oxides. How $500 Million Helps.
20 April 20151:00 to 2:00 pmF7B 322Prof Marisa KozlowskiUniversity of Pennsylvania (USA)Adventures in Oxidative Bond Forming Reactions Development and Applications in Natural Product Synthesis
5 May 201512:00 to 1:00 pm F7B 322Prof Ajayan Vinu AIBN, University of QueenslandAdvanced Functional Nanoporous Materials for Multiple Applications
19 May
3:00 to 4:00 pmF7B 322Dr Hannah BrownRobinson Research Institute, University of AdelaideDiabetes: changing and challenging the reproductive landscape
26 May 201512:00 to 1:00 pm F7B 322A/Prof Matthew H. ToddSchool of Chemistry, University of Sydney OPEN SOURCE DRUG DISCOVERY
26 May 20156:30 pmUniversity of Western Sydney, CampbelltownProf Paul KellerSchool of Chemistry, University of WollongongFrom Anti-Bacterial Medicinal Chemistry to Antarctic Natural Products:
Two Stories for the Price of One
2 June 201512:00 to 1:00 pm F7B 322A/Prof Federico LauroNanyang Technological University, SingaporeCitizen Oceanography and Predictive Modelling of Environmental Health in the Global Ocean.
9 June 20151:00 to 2:00 pm F7B 322Dr Thomas WilliamsSynthetic Biology, MolSci, Macquarie UniversityCompeting with Complexity – Engineering Genetic Regulation, Metabolic Pathways, and Whole Genomes
11 June
12:00 to 1:00F7B 322Prof Subhash VasudevanDuke-NUS Graduate Medical SchoolConformational control of MTase and RNA-polymerase domains in Dengue virus NS5 protein
23 June 20151:00 to 2:00 pm F7B 322Prof Garvin ReidDept of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of MelbourneLipidomics Strategies to Elucidate the Functional Role of Aberrant Lipid Metabolism in the Onset and Progression of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
30 June 20151:00 to 2:00 pm F7B 322Prof Lisa R. MooreDepartment of Biological Sciences,
University of Southern Maine
Biogeography of Picoplankton within the Patagonia Large Marine Ecosystem
21 July12:00 to 2:00 pm F7B 322MRes year 2 poster dayMolSci, Macquarie UniversityMRes year 2 poster day
28 July 201512:00 to 1:00 F7B 322Prof Martin J. DrysdaleThe Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow, UKFASCINating RAScals – Targeting Protein-Protein Interactions in Cancer Drug Discovery


11 August 20151:00 to 2:00 F7B 322Prof Antoine van OijenSchool of Chemistry, University of WollongongBiology at the nanoscale, one molecule at a time
 25 August 20151:00 to 2:00 pm F7B 322Prof Gilles GuilleminMacquarie UniversityTryptophan metabolism and neuroinflammation
27 August 20152:30 to 3:30 pm F7B 322Dr Stephen SchuckBioEnergy AustraliaBioenergy: Current Status, Future Directions & International Collaboration


1 Sept. 20151:00 to 2:00 F7B 322Anna GrocholskyDirector of Commercialisation and Innovation at Macquarie UniversityIntellectual Property and Commercialization of Research
8 Sept. 20151:00 to 2:00 F7B 322Prof. Murray KillingsworthIngham Institute/UNSW, Liverpool, Sydney, Australia.TBA
29 Sept.20151:00 to 2:00F7B 322Dr Zhaojun HanCSIRO Manufacturing Flagship, Lindfield, NSWRandom and oriented nanomaterials: Plasma-enabled functionalities


6 Oct. 20151:00 to 2:00F7B 322Prof Yves De DeeneDepartment of Engineering, Macquarie UniversityPost-poned
27 Oct. 20151:00 to 2:00 F7B 322Prof Yasuhiro SakamotoDepartment of Physics, Osaka University, JapanElectron microscopy studies of nanoporous materials on the micro- and meso-scale.


 3 Nov. 20151:00 to 2:00 F7B 322Dr. Tony CesareGenome Integrity Group Leader, Children’s Medical Research Institute, Westmead, Australia.Microscopy reveals the complexities of telomere biology in cancer and cellular ageing
10 Nov. 20151:00 to 2:00F7B 322Dr. Andrew PiggottMolSci, Macquarie UniversityAntibiotic biodiscovery
17 Nov. 20151:00 to 2:00F7B 322Prof. Peter KarusoMolSci, Macquarie UniversityChemistry and Chemical Biology of Natural Products and Fluorescence
24 Nov. 20151:00 to 2:00F7B 322Prof. Paul HaynesMolSci, Macquarie UniversityPlant and environmental proteomics: getting the message across
16 Dec.
10:30-11:30F7B 322Prof. Bert PoolmanDepartment of Biochemistry, University of Groningen, The NetherlandsLigand-binding mechanism and substrate delivery in ATP-binding cassette transporter at the single-molecule level

Please e-mail Yuling Wang ( for the 2017 seminar schedule, to make enquiries about presenting a seminar or to arrange a meeting with one of the speakers.

All seminars are from 1:00 pm Tuesdays in Rm F7B322 (unless otherwise stated); all welcome.

This semester we aim to promote all our research fields and include speakers from a range of disciplines falling under the banner of the Department of Molecular Sciences.

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