University of Manchester
Friday, November 30, 2018
Seminar Room on the 3rd floor of the National Graphene Institute, Booth St E, Manchester M13 9PL.
ACS on Campus is bringing their best programming to the University of Manchester! Join us on November 30 for a day of scientific lectures, publishing talks, career panels and more! You won’t want to miss out on key insights from the ACS Editors and local professionals. You’ll also get an insider look on ACS resources to advance your career.
You’ll hear from Prof. Stuart Rowan the Editor-in-Chief of ACS Macro Letters, Prof. William Tolman the Editor-in-Chief of Inorganic Chemistry, Prof. Paul Weiss the Editor-in-Chief of ACS Nano, Dr. Dinesh Soares, Managing Editor of ACS Omega, and more!
The event is free and open to all students and researchers studying the sciences-not just chemistry! Students from around the area are welcome. Registration is highly recommended.
Breakfast and Registration
Keynote Lecture: “Water-based and biocompatible inks made of 2D-materials: from formulation engineering to devices”
Prof. Cinzia Casiraghi, Professor in Nano Science, University of Manchester
Keynote Lecture: “Mobilising Mass Spectrometry in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology From Photoactive Proteins to Parkinson’s Biomarkers”
Prof. Perdita Barran, Professor of Mass Spectrometry, University of Manchester
Scholarly Publishing Roundtable with the ACS Editors
Prof. Stuart Rowan, Editor-in-Chief, ACS Macro Letters
Prof. William Tolman, Editor-in-Chief, Inorganic Chemistry
Prof. Paul Weiss, Editor-in-Chief, ACS Nano
Dr. Dinesh Soares, Managing Editor, ACS Omega
Lunch and Poster Session
Keynote Lecture: “Precise Chemical, Physical, and Electronic Nanoscale Contacts”
Prof. Paul Weiss, Editor-in-Chief, ACS Nano
The physical, electronic, mechanical, and chemical connections that materials make to one another and to the outside world are critical. Just as the properties and applications of conventional semiconductor devices depend on these contacts, so do nanomaterials, many nanoscale measurements, and devices of the future. We discuss the important roles that these contacts can play in preserving key transport and other properties. Initial nanoscale connections and measurements guide the path to future opportunities and challenges ahead. Band alignment and minimally disruptive connections are both targets and can be characterized in both experiment and theory. I discuss our initial forays into this area in a number of materials systems.
Keynote Lecture: “Making the tiniest machines”
Prof. David Leigh, Sir Samuel Hall Professor of Chemistry, University of Manchester
Dr. Dinesh Soares, Managing Editor, ACS Omega
Dr. Sam Butterworth, Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester
Dr. Jonathan Agbenyega, Business Development Manager, Chemical Abstracts Service
Prof. Eriko Takano, Synthetic Biology in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, University of Manchester
Closing Remarks and Poster Award Ceremony
Stuart J. Rowan, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, ACS Macro Letters
Barry L MacLean Professor for Molecular Engineering, Institute for Molecular Engineering and Department of Chemistry, The University of Chicago
Dr. Rowan received his BSc with First Class Honours from the University of Glasgow in 1991. He remained at the University of Glasgow for his graduate studies, receiving his Ph.D. in 1995 for his work in supramolecular crystal engineering of inclusion compounds. Following postdoctoral appointments at the University of Cambridge and the University of California, Los Angeles, he accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in 1999. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2005, became a Full Professor in 2008 and was appointed as the Kent H. Smith Professor in 2011. In July 2016 he moved to the University of Chicago and he is currently the Barry L MacLean Professor for Molecular Engineering in the Institute for Molecular Engineering and Department of Chemistry. He also has a staff scientist appointment in the Chemical Science and Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratories.
William B. Tolman, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, Inorganic Chemistry
Chair of the Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis
William B. Tolman grew up in Chelmsford, MA, and obtained a B.S. degree from Wesleyan University, CT, in 1983, where he performed organometallic chemistry research under the direction of Alan R. Cutler. He did graduate research with K. Peter C. Vollhardt at the University of California, Berkeley, which culminated in a Ph.D. in 1987. He was then introduced to bioinorganic chemistry during a postdoctoral period, 1987–1990, in the laboratory of Stephen J. Lippard at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota in 1990 and has risen through the ranks there to his current position as Distinguished McKnight University Professor. He is a member of the Centers for Metals in Biocatalysis and Sustainable Polymers and currently is serving as Chair of the Department of Chemistry.
Paul Weiss, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, ACS Nano
Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, UCLA
Paul S. Weiss was born in Ithaca, N.Y., and received his S.B. and S.M. degrees in chemistry from MIT in 1980 and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 1986. He was a post-doctoral member of technical staff at Bell Laboratories from 1986–1988 and a Visiting Scientist at IBM Almaden Research Center from 1988–1989. In 1989, he joined the faculty of The Pennsylvania State University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry. Professor Weiss was named Distinguished Professor in Chemistry and Physics in 2005. In 2009, Professor Weiss moved to University of California, Los Angeles, where he is currently the Fred Kavli Chair in NanoSystems Sciences and Director of the California NanoSystems Institute. He is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at UCLA.
Dinesh Soares, Ph.D.
Managing Editor, ACS Omega
Editorial Outreach, American Chemical Society International
Dr. Dinesh Soares is part of the American Chemical Society International (ACSI) team based in Oxford, UK and his primary responsibility is serving as Managing Editor (Europe) for the multidisciplinary, Open Access journal, ACS Omega. As ACS’s first Editorial Development representative based in Europe, Dinesh is also engaged in editorial outreach for the full ACS Publications portfolio. Dr. Soares joined ACS after working at the University of Edinburgh for 10 years, where he was a Research Fellow at the MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine and the MRC Centre for Inflammation Research. Dinesh has a Bachelor’s degree with dual majors in Biochemistry and Zoology from St. Xavier’s College (Bombay, India), a Master’s degree in Bioinformatics from the University of York (UK), and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh (UK). He has co-authored over 50 publications, having worked in many different areas of the biological and chemical sciences during his research career, from the genetics of disease through to translational medicine.
Sam Butterworth, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Manchester
Sam is a Senior Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Manchester, where his group work on applying synthetic and biological chemistry to address questions of relevance to human health. Prior to this he worked at the University of Birmingham from 2013 and at AstraZeneca from 2005-2013. His work at AstraZeneca led to the development of a targeted anti-cancer agent AZD9291, that was approved by the FDA in November 2015 and is now used internationally under the name osimertinib/Tagrisso. As of 2018 this drug has been used to treat >30,000 patients worldwide, and along with his collegues Sam has been recognised for this work through the 2017 RSC Malcolm Campbell Award and the 2018 ACS Heroes of Chemistry award.
Cinzia Casiraghi, Ph.D.
Professor in Nanoscience, University of Manchester
Prof Cinzia Casiraghi received her BSc and MSc in Nuclear Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and her PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2006. In 2005 she was awarded with an Ernest Oppenheimer Early Career Research Fellowship, followed by the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship in 2007 and the prestigious Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, won in 2008. This Prize is given to young, cutting-edge researchers, providing them with risk capital to pursue innovative projects and establish their own lab at a very early stage in their careers. This allowed her to become Junior Group Leader at the Physics Department of the Free University Berlin (Germany). In 2010 she joined the School of Chemistry, at the University of Manchester (UK).
David A Leigh, Ph.D.
Editorial Advisory Board, ACS Central Science
Royal Society Research Professor & Sir Samuel Hall Professor of Chemistry, School of Chemistry, The University of Manchester
Professor Leigh earned his B.Sc. (1984); Ph. D. (1987) from the University of Sheffield. He is Member of the American Chemical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Manchester Circle of Magicians. Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Royal Society (London). Member of the International Advisory Board of Angewandte Chemie. Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of ACS Central Science. Member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers.
Perdita Barran, Ph.D.
Professor of Mass Spectrometry, University of Manchester
Perdita Barran is Chair of Mass Spectrometry in the School of Chemistry and Director of the Michael Barber Centre for Collaborative Mass Spectrometryr. She graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Chemistry with Industrial Experience (1994), and from Sussex University with a PhD in Chemical Physics (1998) under the supervision of Professors Tony Stace and Sir Harry Kroto. As an MRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, she helped establish a Centre of Proteomics (SIRCAMS). Professor Barran was awarded an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship (March 2003) to study the structure and dynamics of model peptides and proteins in the gas phase.
Eriko Takano, Ph.D.
Professor of Synthetic Biology in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, University of Manchester
Eriko Takano has been Professor of Synthetic Biology in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology at the University of Manchester since 2012. In 2014, she was appointed as one of the three directors for the EPSRC/BBSRC-funded Manchester Synthetic Biology Research Centre, SYNBIOCHEM. Eriko graduated from Kitasato University in Japan and did her undergraduate project with Prof Satoshi Omura (2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine), before working at a R&D facility for a company, Meiji Seika Kaisha, for several years. After leaving industry, she obtained her PhD at the John Innes Institute, Norwich, UK, in 1994. Before her arrival in Manchester, she had been Associate Professor at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, and Assistant Professor (C1) at the Department of Microbiology / Biotechnology, University of Tübingen, in Germany. Eriko is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the synthetic biology of microbes for antibiotic production. Her interests are in bioinformatics software development for designing natural products producers; untargeted metabolomics for chassis engineering in Streptomyces; secondary metabolite biosynthesis pathway assembly; and regulatory circuit engineering through signalling molecules and non-coding RNAs. Eriko has published 84 peer-reviewed papers and 4 book chapters and holds 4 international patents. She was an expert advisor for the European Commission Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks on synthetic biology, where she contributed to a series of three official Opinions with major impact on the development of the field.