SCI 2016

In 2016 the Supramolecular Chemistry Ireland (SCI) Half Day Symposium was held in The Crolly Room, Maynooth University on 21st July 2016.  

SCI was arranged to coincide with the 5th International Conference on Molecular Sensors and Molecular Logic Gates that took place the University of Bath from 24th to 28th of July.

See below for the seminar programme.

Welcome Address


2.00 pm Dr. Darren Griffith (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)

‘Biological Applications of Metallo Hydroxamates’


2.25 pm Dr. Jonathan Kitchen (University of Southampton)

‘Using Langmuir-Blodgett deposition for the development of advanced materials’


2.50 pm Dr. Frances Heaney (Maynooth University)

‘Pyrene-Isoxazole-Calix[4]arenes: New Optosensors for Copper Ions’


3.15 pm Prof. Tony James (University of Bath)

‘Boronic Acids: Recognition, Sensing and Assembly’


3.40 pm Coffee Break


4.20 pm Prof. Rachel Evans (Trinity College Dublin)

‘Supramolecular assembly of conjugated polyelectrolyte-surfactant interlayer materials for organic solar cells’


4.45 pm Dr. Miguel Martinez Calvo (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela)

‘Development of new tools in chemical biology: specific transition metal catalysis in the mitochondria’


5.10 pm Dr. Kieran Nolan (Dublin City University)

‘Supramolecular Chemistry and Rational Drug Design: The Development of New Potassium Channel Inhibitors for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis’


5.35 pm Prof. Phil Gale (University of Southampton)

”Valinomycin’ for chloride: nonprotonophoric electrogenic chloride transporters’


6.00 pm Closing remarks followed by Poster Session and Wine Reception