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Inaugural Lectures

Monday 16 May 2011, 4.30PM

Speaker(s): Professors Peter O'Brien and David Smith

Event Title: ‘From basic instinct to fatal attraction’


  • In his lecture ‘Synthesis of mirror image drugs’, Professor O’Brien will explore the synthesis of mirror image drug-like molecules, focusing on the design, synthesis and use of a new ligand for asymmetric synthesis.
  • In his lecture ‘Self-assembling nano materials and drugs’, Professor Smith will explore the self-assembling of nanosystems and how this can be engineered to interact directly with biological systems, enabling the development of ‘nanomedicine’ methods such as gene delivery.

Location: C/A101 (Department of Chemistry).

Admission: Free