University of Melbourne

Jul 21 - Jul 21, 2017

“ACS on Campus gives an opportunity to students to directly interact, learn and share experiences with the far-to-reach vario...

Francis Tumwesigye, Graduate Student
University of Manchester

Melbourne, Australia

Jul 21 - Jul 21, 2017

Location:

University of Melbourne

Bio21 Institute

Unit 400/30 Flemington Rd

Parkville , VIC 3052

Australia

ACS on Campus continues its first tour of Australia with an event at University of Melbourne on Friday, July 21. We're bringing our best editors and researchers to the University of Melbourne for a full day of scholarly publishing and science communication sessions, a career panel with local professionals, and student science presentations. Prizes will be awarded to the best posters. Indicate on the registration form if you will be presenting a poster.

Featured Presenters:

Prof. Justin Gooding, Editor-in-Chief, ACS Sensors
Prof. Michelle Coote, Associate Editor, Journal of the American Chemical Society 
Prof. Jennifer Field, Associate Editor, Environmental Science & Technology
Prof. Stuart Conway, Associate Editor, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Prof. Paul Mulvaney, Associate Editor, ACS Nano
Prof. Andrew Holmes, Associate Editor, Organic Letters
Prof. Frank Caruso, Executive Editor, Chemistry of Materials 
Dr. Mark Gregory, Editorial Assistant and Data Analyst, Organic Letters
Dr. Scott Watkins, CMO, Kyung-In Synthetic Corporation
Dr. Nahid Chalyavi, Staff Scientist, Agilent
Dr. Jacqui Young, Patent Attorney, FPA Patent Attorneys

ACS on Campus is FREE and open to all students and researchers studying the sciences. Lunch will be provided for all attendees. Registration is not required but highly encouraged.

Speakers

J. Justin Gooding, PhD

Editor-in-Chief, ACS Sensors

Scientia Professor Justin Gooding graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) from Melbourne University before spending two years working for ICI Research on explosives. He then obtained a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford and received post-doctoral training at the Institute of Biotechnology at Cambridge University. He returned to Australia in 1997 as a Vice-Chancellor’s Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales. He was promoted to full professor in 2006 and Scientia Professor in 2011. He is currently a founding co-Director of the Australian Centre for NanoMedicine, Node Leader for The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology and Deputy Head of the School of Chemistry. Before being appointed as the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of ACS Sensors, he served on the editorial board of the Analyst, The Australian Journal of Chemistry and several other research journals. He leads an interdisciplinary research group of 40 people with students and post-doctoral fellows gaining expertise in areas as diverse as surface chemistry, electrochemistry, analytical chemistry, optical physics, advanced microscopy, surface characterisation, cell biology and nanofabrication.

Gooding is known internationally for his work on surface modification, biosensors, developing functional nanomaterials, cell based diagnostic devices and electroanalysis. He is involved in developing portable diagnostic devices, 3D cell bioprinting and other sensors. He has published nearly 300 research papers and holds 11 patents.

Jennifer A. Field, PhD

Associate Editor, Environment Science and Technology

Jennifer A. Field is a Professor with the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology at OregonStateUniversity.  Field holds a Ph.D. in Geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology.  Field’s general research focuses on the development of quantitative analytical methods for organic micropollutants in natural and engineered systems and the application of the methods for determining micropollutant fate and transport.  Early in her career, she focused on field-based research to investigate the fate and transport of surfactants in groundwater and wastewater treatment systems.  She participated in interdisciplinary research with hydrologists and engineers in order to develop ‘push-pull’ tracer test methods for determining in-situ rates of reductive dechlorination and anaerobic biodegradation of aromatic hydrocarbons.  She is a pioneer in the area of fluorochemical occurrence and behavior and has focused on groundwater contaminated by fire-fighting foams, municipal wastewater treatment systems, and municipal landfill leachates.  She served as an Editor for Water Research from 2004 to 2008 and has served as an Associate Editor for Environmental Science and Technology since 2008.

Michelle Coote, PhD

Associate Editor, Journal of the American Chemical Society

Professor Michelle Coote, Australian National University, is an ARC Laureate Fellow, an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society and an elected fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. She is a member of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, the current chair of the RACI Polymer Division and the immediate past chair of the RACI Physical Division. She has published over 200 papers in the fields of polymer chemistry, physical organic chemistry and computational chemistry. She has received many awards including the 2001 IUPAC prize for young scientists, the RACI Cornforth medal (2000), Rennie medal (2006) David Sangster Polymer Science and Technology Achievement Award (2010) and HG Smith medal (2016), the AAS Le Fevre Memorial Prize (2010) and the Pople Medal of the Asia-Pacific Association for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (2015).

Paul Mulvaney, PhD

Associate Editor, ACS Nano 

Paul Mulvaney is currently Professor of Chemistry in the School of Chemistry and Bio21 Institute at the University of Melbourne and a “1000 Talents Professor” at Chongqing University, China. He was named one of the 300 most cited materials scientists in the world in 2016 (Scopus). Mulvaney serves as an Associate Editor of the journal ACS Nano. He was Chair of the RACI Colloid Chemistry Division from 2009-2011 and a founding member of ACIS, the Australasian Colloid and Interface Society in 2013. From 2014-2016 he chaired the National Committee for Chemistry under the Australian Academy of Science and led the group that created the first Decadal Plan for Chemistry. His recent research work, funded through the ARC Laureate Fellowship program (2011-2015) focussed on plasmonics – the optical properties of small metal colloid particles. He has published more than 250 research articles with an average of 100 citations per paper. His h-index is 96 (Google Scholar). He is also interested in quantum dot (QD) spectroscopy, photovoltaics, self-assembly, QD-LEDs, and colloid and surface science. His current role is Director of the new, 7-year ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science.

Andrew Holmes, PhD

Associate Editor, Organic Letters

Andrew Holmes held an ARC Federation Fellowship and Inaugural veski Innovation Fellowship at the Bio21 Institute in the University of Melbourne from 2004.  He was a CSIRO Fellow, a University of Melbourne Laureate Professor, Distinguished Research Fellow at Imperial College and was the Newton Abraham Visiting Professor, University of Oxford in 2011-12. His research interests involve applications of synthesis to materials science and biology.  He has made extensive contributions in the area of light emitting and photovoltaic devices, and co-founded Cambridge Display Technology to exploit the technology.  In May, 2000 he was elected FRS.  He was elected FAA in March 2006 and FTSE in November 2006. He is President of the Australian Academy of Science.  From 2000-2003 he was Chairman of the Editorial Board of Chemical Communications and he has been an Associate Editor of Organic Letters since April 2006.

Mark Gregory, PhD

Editorial Assistant and Data Analyst, Organic Letters

Mark Gregory completed his MChem/BSc(Hons) in 2010 at the University of Leeds, UK, during which he spent a year on industrial placement with GlaxoSmithKline in North Carolina, USA. He then moved to Australia and completed his PhD at the University of Melbourne, under the supervision of Prof Andrew B. Holmes. His research was focused on the synthesis of inositol polyphosphate probes for fundamental biological function evaluation.

Since completing his PhD in 2014, Mark has been working as an editorial assistant and data analyst for the ACS journal Organic Letters. He also co-founded the alternative education not-for-profit organisation Laneway Learning, and more recently has returned to the lab as a postdoctoral researcher, where he is researching in the area of organic materials chemistry with Dr Wallace Wong.

 

Stuart J. Conway, PhD

Associate Editor, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

Stuart Conway is a Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Oxford, and the E. P. Abraham Cephalosporin Fellow in Organic Chemistry at St Hugh's College, Oxford. He studied Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Warwick before undertaking PhD studies with Professor David Jane and Professor Jeff Watkins FRS in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Bristol. Stuart completed post-doctoral studies with Professor Andrew Holmes FRS at the University of Cambridge working on the synthesis of inositol polyphosphates. In 2003, he was appointed as a Lecturer in Bioorganic Chemistry at the University of St Andrews, in 2008 was appointed as an Associate Professor at Oxford, and in October 2014 he was promoted to Full Professor. Between March and August 2013 Stuart was a Visiting Associate at the California Institute of Technology, hosted by Professor Bob Grubbs and Professor Dianne Newman. Stuart's research focuses on the development of molecular tools to enable the study of biological systems. This work has been recognised by the award of the 2012 Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia by the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry, and the 2016 Lectureship of the Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Section of the RSC.

Agenda

Friday, July 21

Venue: 

University of Melbourne
Bio21 Institute
Unit 400/30 Flemington Rd,
Parkville VIC 3052

Featured Presenters:

Prof. Justin Gooding, Editor-in-Chief, ACS Sensors
Prof. Michelle Coote, Associate Editor, JACS
Prof. Jennifer Field, Associate Editor, ES&T
Prof. Paul Mulvaney, Associate Editor, ACS Nano
Prof. Stuart Conway, Associate Editor, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Prof. Frank Caruso, Associate Editor, Chemistry of Materials
Prof. Andrew Holmes, Associate Editor, Organic Letters
Dr. Mark Gregory, Editorial Assistant, Organic Letters
Dr. Scott Watkins, CMO, Kyung-In Synthetic Corporation
Dr. Nahid Chalyavi, Staff Scientist, Agilent
Dr. Jacqui Young, Patent Attorney, FPA Patent Attorneys

Program: 

9:00-9:30 Registration

9:30-9:45 Opening Remarks

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9:45-10:45  How to Get Published: Top Ten Tips for a Successful Submission with the ACS Editors

Panelists:

Prof. Justin Gooding, Editor-in-Chief, ACS Sensors
Prof. Michelle Coote, Associate Editor, JACS
Prof. Jennifer Field, Associate Editor, ES&T
Prof. Paul Mulvaney, Associate Editor, ACS Nano
Prof. Stuart Conway, Associate Editor, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Prof. Frank Caruso, Associate Editor, Chemistry of Materials
Prof. Andrew Holmes, Associate Editor, Organic Letters

10:45-11:00 Networking Break

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11:00-11:45 Peer Review: Why, How to, and What Not to Do

Presenter: Prof. Jennifer Field, Associate Editor, ES&T 

11:45-12:00 SciFinder: Searching for Science

Presenter: Andrew McKay, Regional Market Manager – ANZ, CAS

12:00-13:00 Networking Lunch

13:00-14:00 Career Panel: What Can I Do with a PhD?

Panelists:

Prof. Andrew Holmes, Associate Editor, Organic Letters
Dr. Mark Gregory, Editorial Assistant, Organic Letters
Dr. Scott Watkins, CMO, Kyung-In Synthetic Corporation
Dr. Nahid Chalyavi, Staff Scientist, Agilent
Dr. Jacqui Young, Patent Attorney, FPA Patent Attorneys

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14:00-14:30 Write it, Speak it: Effective Communications – How to Talk and Write About Your Research

Presenter: Prof. Stuart Conway, Associate Editor, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

14:30 Closing Remarks

14:30-16:00 Networking Reception and Student Poster Presentations

Please indicate on the registration form if you would like to participate in the poster presentation session. Space is limited. Standard conference poster boards will be provided. Please bring your poster at the beginning of the event at onsite registration (9:00). Posters from prior conferences are allowed. All participants will receive a certificate and prizes will be awarded to the best posters. Please email s_oreilly@acs.org for questions regarding the poster session. 

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