ITbM/RCMS seminar (Prof. Donna Blackmond)
Venue: Lecture room, Noyori Materials Science Laboratory 2F
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Speaker: Prof. Donna G. Blackmond
Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Title: Chemical and Physical Models for the Origin of Biological Homochirality
Prof. Donna G. Blackmond is one of the top chemists specializing in catalytic chemistry. She has been focusing her research on kinetic and mechanistic studies of catalytic reactions for pharmaceutical applications, including asymmetric catalysis, as well as on fundamental investigations of the origin of biological homochirality. She has pioneered the development of Reaction Progress Kinetic Analysis (RPKA), which makes use of in-situ tools to monitor reaction progress and employs novel graphical manipulations for rapid and straightforward analysis of the kinetics of solution-phase reactions.
In this time, she will give us a lecture titled "Chemical and Physical Models for the Origin of Biological Homochirality".