Oral presentations

In 2017 we have two keynote speakers and seven of our senior doctoral students have been selected to give a 15-minute presentation on their current research. You are welcome to view and download their abstracts.

Keynote lectures

Professor Cather Simpson


Professor Cather Simpson
What are universities for?

Dr Keith Hunter, School of Chemical Sciences


Professor Keith A. Hunter
My Chemical Journey


Keynote lecture one
(152.4 kB, PDF)





Keynote lecture two
(222.7 kB, PDF)

Session one

Lecture 1

Paul Baek

Intrinsically healable, stretchable and conductive poly(3-hexylthiophene) graft copolymers

(128.2 kB, PDF)


Lecture 2

Mansa Nair

Detection and decontamination of methamphetamine at clan labs

(94.7 kB, PDF)


Lecture 3

Ram Prasad Bhusal

Targeting Mycobacteria tuberculosis isocitrate lyases to treat latent tuberculosis

(180.9 kB, PDF)


Lecture 4

Jingying Zhang

Morphology and dissolution of cranberry juice during single droplet drying

(104.7 kB, PDF)



Session two

Lecture 5

Nina Novikova

Ultrafast dynamics of boron porphyrin/porphyrinoid complexes that push the limits of porphyrin flexibility

(385.2 kB, PDF)


Lecture 6

Kyriakos Gabriel Varnava

Synthesis, Antibacterial and Anti-Biofilm Potential of Human Autophagy 16 Polypeptide and Analogues

(135.9 kB, PDF)


Lecture 7

Rebecca Jelley

Optimisation of the eco-friendly extraction of bioactive monomeric phenolics and useful flavour precursors from grape waste

(140.1 kB, PDF)