Joe was invited to give a talk as part of the series of Early Career Researcher webinars that the Royal Society of Chemistry Interest Group are organising this summer. His talk was titled: “Metals and carbohydrates: organometallic catalysts & bacterial lectin‐targeting glycoclusters”
Joe is organising an Online Seminar Series in NUI Galway’s School of Chemistry. The programme for this series of lectures is given below, and many of the talks will be open to the public. Links will be shared on the School’s Events page in the days before the lecture. Seminars are hosted on Microsoft Teams group “NUI Galway Chemistry Seminar Series”. With most normal activities in research labs shut down for a period of months due to the Coronavirus Lockdown, and conferences canceled for the summer, these seminars offer us a chance to engage with exciting research from around the world.
The weekly seminars take place on Fridays at 12 noon (Irish time), unless otherwise specified. Contact Joe directly for more details.
PROGRAMME OF SPEAKERS (currently confirmed)
|22 May||12:00||Chris Hawes||Keele University (UK)|
|29 May||15:00*||Grace Morgan*||UCD Dublin (IE)|
|5 June||12:00||Syma Khalid||University of Southampton (UK)|
|12 June||12:00||Kurt Hoogewijs||NUI Galway (IE)|
|19 June||12:00||Carmen Galan||University of Bristol (UK)|
|26 June||16:00*||Keary Engle*||Scripps Institute (USA)|
|3 July||12:00||Jelena Stojadinovic||Membrasenz (CH)|
|10 July||12:00||Jean-Louis Reymond||University of Berne (CH)|
|17 July||12:00||Nathalie Weickgenannt||Angewandte Chemie|
The Public Session of the Dillon Centenary Symposium is available to view on YouTube. This includes the Dillon Threesis Challenge (young researchers talking about their work for 3 minutes with zero jargon), a chemistry-inspired ballet and historical talk about Prof Dillon.
Selected lectures from the Scientific Session are available as a playlist here.
Not all lectures were broadcast. Consult the programme to see who is currently speaking. The “Public Session” from 17.00 GMT was broadcast.
Update 20/12/2019: More edited videos of the threesis and ballet, filmed from various angles are now available as a playlist here.
Joe presented a poster at the SCS Fall Meeting in Zurich. The poster described recent work involving metal-centred glycoclusters, tageting carbohydrate-lectin interactions. It was a good opportunity to stay connected with Swiss colleagues from his postdoctoral work in University of Bern, as well as present new research in an international setting.
Afterwards, Joe had some meetings in University of Bern before returning to Galway.
Joe was invited to give a flash presentation at the ICI’s annual congress in Maynooth University, organised by Dr Rob Elmes.
The title of his talk was “Carbohydrate-functionalisation – enhancing catalytic activity and potential for sensor design”, and he spoke about his work from his postdoctoral research in University of Bern, along with preliminary results from his new project in NUI Galway. The Congress was a great opportunity to engage with chemistry researchers from around Ireland, including old colleagues.