School Seminar: Prof Steve Bull; University of Bath, UK
Friday, 9 September 4:00pm – 5:00pm
This seminar will be delivered in Chemistry Lecture Theatre 1 and online Zoom. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for zoom link and password.
Speaker: Prof Steve Bull; University of Bath, UK
Host: Prof. Rich Payne/Phil Gale
Title: Biorefineries for Sustainable Chemical Synthesis and Fluorescent Sensors as Tools for Investigating Biological Processes
Abstract: The first half of the presentation will describe our efforts to use a biorefinery based approach to catalytically upgrade biorenewable monoterpene feedstocks (e.g., turpentine, waste citrus oils, eucalyptus oils) into a variety of sustainable commodity chemicals, bioplastics and drugs that are currently derived from non-renewable petrochemical feedstocks.1,2
The second half of the presentation will describe our efforts into developing fluorescent chemical sensors as investigational tools for probing complex biological processes in cellular systems, including for the real-time detection of osteocyte bone resorbing activity in deep bone cavities, imaging of amyloid-beta plaques in mice brains and visualisation of drug induced liver damage.