New RSC Desktop Seminar Series

COVID-19 has rendered in-person events to be suspended or cancelled, disrupting connections around the globe. The impact of these cancellations on the sharing of information and ideas, especially in the research landscape, has been dramatic.

In an effort to help researchers to stay connected to advances in chemical research and share support we are proud to announce the RSC’s latest online-only seminar series.

Introducing RSC Desktop Seminars!

Welcome to the latest RSC Desktop Seminars, sponsored by Chemical Science, ChemComm and Chem Soc Rev. Each session will highlight two speakers, one journal board member and an early career researcher in the same field.

The RSC Desktop Seminar Series is an effort to not only replace in-person research seminars during the current pandemic situation but to also expand access for researchers around the world looking to connect to some of the leading minds in the chemical sciences. While these RSC Desktop Seminars are taking place in the Eastern US time zone working hours, we encourage any and all interested to register and attend!

Next Up:

8 September 2020 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT
15:05: “FLP Chemistry: A metal-free approach to the activation of strong bonds”
Professor Doug Stephan
– Professor of Chemistry at Toronto University and Editorial Board Chair of Chemical Communications
15:55:“Phosphorus-Ylides: Powerful Ligands for the Stabilisation of Reactive Main Group Compounds”
Professor Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner
– Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Ruhr-Universität Bochum

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RSC Desktop Seminar 8Sept


Upcoming RSC Desktop Seminars in this Series:

15 September 2020 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT
15:05: “Polymers that mimic natural saccharides for applications in drug delivery
Professor Heather Maynard – Dr Myung Ki Hong Professor in Polymer Science in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA and Associate Editor of Chemical Science
15:55:Tailoring Polymer Dispersity by Controlled Radical Polymerization
Dr Athina Anastasaki – Assistant Professor in the Materials Department at ETH Zurich and Editorial Board Member of Polymer Chemistry

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22 September 2020 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT
15:05: “Towards catalytic methane functionalization with Pt complexes
Professor Jennifer Love – Professor of Chemistry at University of Calgary and Editorial Board Chair of Chem Soc Rev
15:55:Synthetic modeling of the heterobinuclear Mo/Cu active site in aerobic carbon monoxide dehydrogenase (CODH)
Professor Neal Mankad – Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago

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Previous Seminars:

1 September 2020 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT
15:05: “Mechanically Chiral Molecules: Synthesis and Applications”
Professor Steven Goldup
– Professor of Chemistry at University of Southampton and Associate Editor of Chemical Science
15:55: “The synthesis and unexpected behaviour of knotted molecules”
Dr Fabien Cougnon
– Research Associate in the Department of Organic Chemistry at University of Geneva

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