Armstrong Beattie Memorial Symposium – School of Chemistry Armstrong Beattie Memorial Symposium – School of Chemistry

Armstrong Beattie Memorial Symposium

The Armstrong Beattie Memorial Symposium will be held on Monday September 26, 2022, in Chemistry Lecture Theatre 3. It is proposed as an in-person event, subject to any local COVID restrictions.

The scientific presentations of the Symposium will run from 9am to 5.15pm and be followed by a dinner in the Refectory, Holme Building (Science Road) from 6 to 9pm.

We would be delighted if you are able to join us for either or both the lectures and dinner. Participants can register via Eventbrite.


Time Activity Venue/Speaker Session Chair
9:30-10:00 Morning Tea Lecture Theatre Foyer School of Chemistry
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome Lecture Theatre 3, School of Chemistry Prof Liz New
10:15 – 11:15 Plenary Lecture “Mapping protein folding landscapes by NMR Professor Peter Wright, Cecil and Ida M Green Professor, Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California Prof Liz New
11:15-11:20 Break
11:20 – 11:50 Lecture 1On-Water Catalysis: The Beattie Mechanism Associate Professor Chris McErlean (U Syd) Prof Paul Wormell
11:50 – 12:20 Lecture 2Platinum Anticancer Agents: The Past, Present, & Future Emeritus Professor Trevor Hambley (U Syd)
12:20 – 12:50 Lecture 3Platinum(IV) Anticancer Prodrugs Professor Janice Aldrich-Wright (WSU)
12:50 – 1:15 Lunch Participant to make own arrangements (see below)
1:15 – 1:45 Lecture 4Destroying Dicarbon Professor Timothy Schmidt, (UNSW) Prof Chiara Neto
1:45 – 2:15 Lecture 5Measuring Anion Binding at Biomembrane Interfaces Professor Philip Gale, Interim Dean of Science (U Syd)
2:15 – 2:45 Lecture 6The Brawl about Bonding – Did Feynman get it right the second Time? Professor Sture Nordholm; (U Gothenburg)
2:45 – 3:15 Lecture 7Multifunctional Photo-mechano-electrochemical Properties in Metal-Organic Framework Materials Professor Deanna D’Alessandro (U Syd)
3:15 – 3:25 Afternoon tea Lecture Theatre Foyer School of Chemistry
3:25 – 3:55 Lecture 8Reaction Mechanisms and Spectroscopy: The Keys to Understand Biological Activities Emeritus Professor Peter Lay (U Syd) Prof Scott Kable
3:55 – 4:25 Lecture 9A Fullerene Adventure Dr Sean Gallagher (Swinburne U)
4:25 – 4:55 Lecture 10Order and Disorder in Oxides Professor Brendan Kennedy (U Syd)
4:55 – 5:25 Lecture 11Disorder and Partial Order in the NF-κB Signaling Pathway Prof Jane Dyson (Scripps Research Institute)
5:25 – 5:55 Lecture 12Electroacoustics, Nano-particles, Hydrophobic Interfaces and Safer Emulsion Explosives Dr Alexander Djerdjev (U Syd)
6:00 – 9:00 Dinner/reception including Armstrong/Beattie retrospective by Prof Peter Wright Refectory, Holme Building
9:00 Close



Sep 26 2022


9:00 am - 5:15 pm


Chemistry LT3, Level 2 Chemistry Building F11

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