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Biomedical Engineering Seminar - 27 January 2015

Speaker: Professor Harry Anderson, Anderson Group Molecular Engineering, University of Oxford. Title: New Functional Dyes for Bio-medical applications.
When Jan 27, 2015
from 12:45 PM to 01:45 PM
Where IBME F1 Seminar Room (20.61), Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington, OXFORD
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Contact Phone 01865 617747/617737
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Our research group in the Oxford Department of Chemistry, design and synthesise new molecular materials, and explore how their properties relate to their molecular structures. This is “molecular engineering” – engineering at the nano-scale. We use non-covalent self-assembly to control the behaviour of organic semiconductors and dyes, for diverse applications. Our main technique is synthesis, but we also do many other types of experiments, from biological testing to solid-state physics. We explore the conformational, electronic and recognition properties of our compounds using a wide range of spectroscopic and analytical techniques, and we collaborate with many groups of physicists, physical chemists and cell biologists.

Harry Anderson studied chemistry at the University of Oxford, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1987. He continued his study at the University of Cambridge, supervised by Prof. Jeremy Saunders FRS, and received his doctoral degree in 1990. He started his independent research as a research fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge in 1990-1993, and conducted his research in 1993-1994 as a SERC postdoctoral research fellow at ETH-Zurich, Switzerland. He returned to the University of Oxford in 1994 as a University Lecturer in Organic Chemistry and tutor at Keble College. In 2004, he became Professor of Chemistry at University of Oxford. In May 2013, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.