Professor Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson

 Professor Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson

Professor Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson
AddressTrinity Biomedical Sciences Institute

School of Chemistry
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2
Ireland

E-mail:

gunnlaut@tcd.ie

Telephone

+353-1-896 3459

 Professor in Chemistry

Appointed Personal Chair in 2008

RSC Bob Hay Lectureship
Awarded 2006

Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry
Appointed 2004

Fellow of Trinity College Dublin

Lecturer in Organic Chemistry
(Trinity College Dublin)
2000-2004

Kinerton Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry
(Trinity College Dublin)
1998-2000

Postdoctoral Fellow
(University of Durham,
with Prof. David Parker)
1996-1998

Ph.D. in Chemistry
(Queen’s University Belfast,
with Prof. A. P. de Silva)

B.Sc. in Chemistry
(University of Iceland)

Thorfinnur (Thorri) Gunnlaugsson was born in Iceland, where he received his early education in his home town of Hafnarfjörður, before obtaining a B.Sc. in Chemistry from University of Iceland (UI). During his studies at UI he visited the laboratory of Professor A. P. de Silva at Queen’s University of Belfast (Northern Ireland), as a research summer student and became fascinated by the world of supramolecular photochemistry, under the magic supervision of ‘A.P.’. After receiving a Ph.D. from Queen’s University in 1996, under A.P.’s direction, he joined the research group of Professor David Parker at University of Durham (England) as a postdoctoral fellow. Under the guidance of David the world of coordination chemistry and lanthanide luminescence was explored and the excitement continued!He was appointed as the Kinerton (IPSEN) Lecturer in Medicinal Organic Chemistry at the School of Chemistry, University of Dublin, Trinity College, in October 1998 and a Lecturer in Organic Chemistry in 2000. He was made a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin in 2003. In October 2004 he was appointed as an Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry at the same department amd in 2008 a personal chair and Professor in Chemistry. He was a Visiting Professor at Faculty of Science and Technology- School of Life and Environmental Sciences. Deakin University, Victoria, Australia in 2005. In 2008 he was a visiting Professor in Bordeaux I CNRS in 2008.His research interests are in the areas of supramolecular organic and inorganic chemistry and bio and medicinal chemistry, with emphasis on the recognition and targeting of biologically important ions and molecules.

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Oral Presentations:

2015

149 University of Cambridge, Faraday Discussion, 15-17th of September 2015.

148 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queen’s University of Belfast, 1st of May, 2015. “Self-assembly supramolecular structures and material made from novel acyclic ligands”  (3rd Awarded Lecture for the 2014 Annual Award for Chemistry by the Instituted of Chemistry of Ireland)

147 School of Chemistry, NUI, Galway, April 2015. “Self-assembly supramolecular structures and material made from novel acyclic ligands” (2nd Awarded Lecture for the 2014 Annual Award for Chemistry by the Instituted of Chemistry of Ireland)

146 School of Chemistry, University of Maynooth, NUI, Maynooth, Ireland. 13th March 2015. ‘Surprising ‘twist and turns’ in supramolecular self-assembly (material) formations’

145 School of Chemistry, TCD, Seminar in honour of Prof. Karl Wieghardt visit to the School, 6th March 2015. “Metal ion directed self-assembly formation of novel supramolecular materials” 

144 School of Chemistry, Southampton University, UK, 25th February 2015’ ‘Surprising ‘twist and turns’ in self-assembly soft-matter formations’

143 Soft Matter & Biophysical Chemistry Award 2014 Winner symposium, University College Dublin, 6th February 2015. ‘Surprising ‘twist and turns’ in self-assembly soft-matter formations’

142 Department of Chemistry, University of Durham, UK. 4th February 2015.‘Surprising ‘twist and turns’ in supramolecular self-assembly formations’

2014

141 13th Eurasia Conference in Chemical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, December 14-18, 2014. “Lanthanide direct synthesis of self-assembly supramolecular structures and material

140 Ireland Inorganic Symposium, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 11th December 2014, “Self-assembly supramolecular structures and material made from novel acyclic ligands”  (Awarded the Annual Award for Chemistry by the Instituted of Chemistry of Ireland)

139 4th International Conference on Molecular Sensors and Molecular Logic Gates (MSMLG2014), East China University of Science & Technology, Shanghai, China, 9-12 November 2014 “Targeting luminescent sensors and imaging ‘nano-agents’ for biological applications”

138 CASE 2014, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China, 8-9th November 2014, “Luminescent ruthenium polypyridyl complexes and gold nanoparticles as therapeutic and imaging agents”

137 Medical Research at the Cutting Edge Progress in the fight against Inflammatory Diseases and Cancer; July 27-29th 2014, TBSI “Targeting cancer cells with supramolecular nanotechnology: The use of luminescent ruthenium polypyridyl complexes and gold nanoparticles

136 ISCP-China: 2014 Ireland-China Symposium on Nanotechnology, TCD 12-14th May 2014, “Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles for Sensing and Biomedical Applications”

135 Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 16th April 2014, “Sensors, imaging agents and theranostics molecules for use in biological applications”

134 Seminar Series’ Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, 10th April 2013, Novel sensors, probes and theranostics using ‘tailored molecules’ 

133 Mardi Grads Symposium 2014, 28th of February 2014, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, “Lanthanide directed synthesis of self-assembly supramolecular architectures

2013

132 Centre of Systems Chemistry Symposium, 11-12th September 2013, University of Groningen, Netherland. Lanthanide direct synthesis of self-assembly structures and material.

131 UK-Ireland Semiconductor and Photochemistry (UK-Ireland SPC) Sept 10th, 2013, Dublin Institute of Technology, ‘Lanthanides luminescent self-assembly AuNPs, films and coordination networks for sensing and material applications’.

130 TCD-IISc Symposium in Chemistry & Chemical Biology, 23-26 June 2013, Lanthanide directed self-assembly formation of supramolecular and nano-structures from organic ligand.

129 3rd Chemical Science Symposium on Supramolecular Chemistry, Sensing and imaging of biological matter using lanthanide luminescent complexes and self-assemblies, Hungzhou, 16th of June 2013.

128  3rd Chemical Science Symposium on Supramolecular Chemistry, 13th of June 2013, Jilin University, Changchun, China, “The use of lanthanide directed synthesis in the formation of luminescent self-assembly structures and materials”, 13th of June 2013.

127 Bionanomed: from Nanomedicine to Brain Imaging. The new frontiers of nanobiotechnology”, 17- 19th April 2013, Sardinia, Italy. “Luminescent nanoparticles for sensing and cellular imaging”.

126 CASE conference in Austin Texas, 11-14th April 2013, “Self-assembly formation in sensing applications”  

125 Queen Mary University on 6 March 2013,“Lanthanide directed synthesis of luminescent supramolecular self-assemblies and materials”

2012

124 Symposium on Molecular Devices; Queen’s University Belfast, 14th December 2012, “1,8-Naphthalimide Based Structures as Sensors,  DNA Targeting Binders, Anticancer and Fluorescent Cellular Imaging Agents”

123 Indo-UK Symposium on molecular materials 2012, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow 13th of September 2012: “Luminescent lanthanide based self-assemblies and novel materials and their potential sensing applications”

122 2nd International Symposium on Functional Nanomaterials, 6-7th Sept., 20-12, DCU, Dublin, “Luminescent lanthanide based self-assemblies and novel materials and their potential sensing applications”

121 Departmental Seminar, University of Sheffield, UK, 20th August “Lanthanide Luminescent Sensing and Imaging Using Complexes, Conjugates and Functional Gold Nanoparticles”

120 IRELAND-CHINA SYMPOSIA SERIES Frontiers in Synthetic Chemistry Trinity College Dublin:  July 23-24th 2012 “Lanthanide Luminescent Sensing and Imaging Using Complexes, Conjugates and Functional Gold Nanoparticles”

119 The 3rd International Conference on Molecular Sensors and Molecular Logic Gates (MSMLG), Seoul, Korea, July 8-11, 2012:“Lanthanide Luminescent Sensing and Imaging Using Complexes, Conjugates and Functional Gold Nanoparticles”

118 3rd International Symposium on Organic Synthesis and Drug Development (ISOSDD’2012), Changzhou, China, May 21-23, 2012 (my lecture on the 22): “Lanthanide directed synthesis of chiral luminescent supramolecular self-assemblies and materials”

117 Departmental/Group Seminars, University of Xiamen, China, 20th May 2012: “Lanthanide directed synthesis of chiral luminescent supramolecular self-assemblies and materials”

116 Departmental Seminars, University of Xiamen, China, 18th May 2012: “Anion Sensing Using Hydrogen Bonding”

115 UCD 20th April (Held in TCD): “Lanthanide directed synthesis of chiral luminescent supramolecular self-assemblies and materials”

114 Galway RSC Symposia 19th April: “Lanthanide directed synthesis of luminescent supramolecular self-assemblies”

113 NIU Galway 5th April: “Luminescent Ru(II)-polypyridyl complexes and gold nanoparticle supramolecular conjugates: DNA interactions and their application as cellular imaging and  therapeutic agents”

112 ISEOFM2012,  Shanghai China, March 11-13 2012, “Luminescent sensing and imaging of biological matter using long wavelength emitting lanthanide and Ru(II)-polypyridyl based sensors and imaging agents”

111 Oxford University, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, 28th Feb. 2012, “Luminescent self-assemblies, sensors and imaging agents using targeting f and d-metal ion conjugates”

110 IISc Bangalore, India 14th February 2012, “Luminescent sensing and imaging of biological matter using targeting lanthanide and ruthenium complexes and functional gold nanoparticles”

109 IISc Bangalore, India 13th February 2012,“Supramolecular Inorganic and Organic Chemistry; and Overview in few parts!”

2011

108 RSC Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry Group meeting Bath 19-20 Dec 2011, “Luminescent Ru(II)-polypyridyl complexes and gold nanoparticle supramolecular conjugates: DNA interactions and their application as cellular imaging agents”

107 CSCB December 2011

106      COST D-38 Metal in Medicine, “Formation of Chiral Lanthanide Luminescent Self-assemblies”

105 COST, Oxford, September 2011, “Lanthanide directed synthesis of supramolecular architectures”

104 ISMSC-6 Brighton 3-7th July 2011; “Lanthanide directed synthesis of supramolecular architectures” (stood in for Prof. David Leigh)

103 Half-Day Symposium in Supramolecular Chemistry, 18th May, 2011, University of Ulster, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, “Luminescent sensing and imaging using functional sod nanoparticles” 

102 Leeds University 2011: Wednesday 12h May. Transition and lanthanide coordination complexes as sensing, imaging and therapeutic agents

101 Department of Chemistry, St. Andrews University, Scotland: Thursday 1st March. “Probing biological species, function and structures using supramolecular/nano-chemistry”.

100 Trinity College Dublin, School of Biochemistry and Immunology, 14th February 2011, “Probing  biological species, function and structures using designer supermolecules”  

99 Trinity College Dublin, School of Chemistry Seminar, 10th February 2011, “Synthesis, photophysical and structural evaluations of supramolecular systems”  

98 Catalysis and Sensing for Health (CASH11) 2011: Symposium in Bath – 31st January-2nd February 2011 “Lanthanide luminescent and MRI gold nanoparticles for sensing and imaging

 

2010

97  Pacifichem 2010: Anion Coordination Chemistry, 21st December 2010: “Supramolecular anion receptors/sensors and self-assemblies”

94 1st RSC Organic Regional Meeting in Ireland 4th November 2010, “Synthesis and Biological Investigation of Ruthenium(II) Polypyridyl Conjugates as Novel Anticancer Agents”

93 7th ERA FLASH-Chemistry Conference, Santiago de Compostela, 25th October 2010, “f-Directed Synthesis and Structural Evaluation of Lanthanide Luminescent Self-Assembly Structures”

92   UNCSR (National Centre for Sensor Research) Annual Symposium, Dublin City University, 29th September 2010. “Luminescent sensing using lanthanide functionalized gold nanoparticles

91   School of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, University College Dublin, 9th April 2010, “Lanthanide Directed Synthesis of Supramolecular Self-assembly Materials”

90 Department of Chemistry, University of Glasgow, 11th March 2010 “Luminescent Chemosensing and Imaging; From Simple Supramolecular Structures to Novel Self-assembly Materials”

 

2009

89 Department of Chemistry, Sydney University, Australia, 21st October 2009,“Lanthanide directed synthesis of novel luminescent supramolecular structures”.

88   SCiNZaA (Supramolecular Chemistry in New Zealand and Australia) 1st Meeting: Deakan University, Geelong, 12th October 2009, “From lanthanide luminescent sensing to f-metal ion directed synthesis of novel supramolecular (self-assembly) architectures”

87  NZIC Lecture: University of Christchurch, Department of Chemistry, Canterbury 1st October 2009, “‘Catch me if you can’: The detection of ions and molecules using colorimetric and luminescent sensors”

86  University of Christchurch, Department of Chemistry, Canterbury 21st September 2009, “Sensing and self-assembly formation of luminescent lanthanide supramolecular architectures”.

85  University of Dunedien, Department of Chemistry, 19th September, “Sensing and self-assembly formation of luminescent lanthanide supramolecular architectures”,

84 Royal Society of Chemistry and IUPAC, 2009 edition of the RSC’s MC9 3-7 August 2009 (Invited): “Synthesis and photophysical evaluation of novel lanthanide luminescent self-assembly structures and devices”

86 CSCS-09: Chirality and Supramolecular Chemical Synthesis, UK Japan Joint Symposium, University of Birmingham, School of Chemistry, 27th and 28th July 2009 Formation of chiral supramolecular self-assemblies using f-metal ion directed synthesis

2008

85 Catalysis and Sensing for our Environment (CASE 08) 9-10th December 2008 Bath University, “’Luminescent and colorimetric anion sensing using charge neutral hosts”.

84 Department of Chemistry, Cornell University, New York, 19th November 2008, The development of DNA targeting binders; synthesis and biological studies 

83 Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University, New York, 18th November 2008, “Observing molecular recognition, sensing and self-assembly formations through modulation of lanthanide luminescence”

82 Department of Chemistry, University College London, 7th November 2008, “Observing molecular recognition, sensing and self-assembly formation through modulation of light!”  

81 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas, Austin, 21st of July 2008, “Supramolecular approach to gene therapy: from cleft like ligands to metal ion conjugates”.

80 III ISMSC, July 13-18th 2008, Las Vegas, USA. “Luminescent Sensing of Anions using Novel Supramolecular Devices”.

79 Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, 14th February 2008. “Lanthanide based supramolecular structures: From Sensing to Self-assemblies

78 School of Pharmacy, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, RSC-lecture 13th February 2008. “Recognition and luminescent sensing of biologically relevant anions”.

2007

77 Department of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, Section of Inorganic Chemistry, 21st November 2007. “Lanthanide and transition metal based self-assemblies as probes for biological systems

76 Institut des Sciences Moléculaires – UMR 5255, CNRS/Université Bordeaux 1, France. November 2007. “Sensing of anions using simple sensors or metal based self-assemblies

75 Institut des Sciences Moléculaires – UMR 5255, CNRS/Université Bordeaux 1, France. November 2007. “Lanthanide and transition metal based self-assemblies as luminescent sensors and probes for biological systems

74 17th International Symposium on Photochemistry and Photophysic of Co-ordination Compounds. “Lanthanide luminescent self-assemblies and devices” 28th June 2007.

73 University of Edinburgh: “The Young(-ish!) Giants of Chemistry Symposium to celebrate Sir Fraser Stoddart’s 65th birthday” 6th – 10th June 2007. “Functional lanthanide luminescent self-assemblies”.

72 Department of Chemistry, University of Cardiff, 31st May 2007, Anion recognition and sensing using colorimetric and luminescent chemosensors.

71 COST D38 (WG06) Phillips Research, Eindhoven, Holland, 4th May 2007. “Luminescent Lanthanide self-assembly and sensing”.

70 Department of Chemistry, University of Durham, COSTD38 Working Group 06. January 10th. “Luminescent Lanthanide sensing”.

2006

69 The 2006 Bob Hay Lectureship, awarded by the RSC UK Macrocyles and Supramolecular Chemistry Group, Queen’s University of Belfast, Belfast, N-Ireland.

68 Health Research Exchange Day: 14th December 2006, TCD. “From Molecular/Medical Imaging to Therapeutics: The Essential Role of Chemistry”.

67 Department of Chemistry, Bath University, 28th November 2006, “Lanthanide Supramolecular Architectures”

66   Institute of Molecular Medicine, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences
St. James’s, Hospital, Dublin. 16th October 2006. “Catch me if you can: the sensing of ions and molecules using synthetic sensors”.

65 ACS 2006 Autumn Meeting, September, San Francisco, USA. “Novel Ru(bpy)3-1,8 Naphthalimide Complexes as DNA Probes”

64 ACS 2006 Autumn Meeting, September, San Francisco, USA. “Luminescent and Colorimetric Sensors for Anions”

63 ACS 2006 Autumn Meeting, September, San Francisco, USA. ”Modulation of fluorescence and colour by cations”

62 ACS 2006 Autumn Meeting, September, San Francisco, USA. “Lanthanide based ribonuclease mimics for phosphodiester hydrolysis”

61 ACS 2006 Autumn Meeting, September, San Francisco, USA. “Lanthanide luminescent self-assembly architectures”

60 Fun Day for Freddy! Held in School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin 25th July 2006: ““Lanthanide luminescent  Supramolecular Assemplies”

59 Department of Chemistry, National University of Ireland, Galway, 26th January, 2006. “Lanthanide Supramolecular Architectures”

2005

58 Pacifichem 2005, 16 December 2005, Hawaii. ”Lanthanide luminescence Complexes: From Sensing to Supramolecular Assemblies”

57 Department of Chemistry, Universität Zürich, 7 December 2005; ”Lanthanide luminescence Complexes: From Sensing to Supramolecular Assemblies”

56 Annual meeting on molecular photochemistry and photophysics of the “Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique”, Brussels, 23rd September 2005,. “Modulation of lanthanide luminescence: from switching to supramolecular architectures

55 Department of Chemistry, University of Louvain-La-Neuve, 22nd of September 2005, Belgium: Anions modulate luminescence too! From Luminescence Switching to Sensing.

54 ACS Autumn Meeting (Division of Organic Chemistry), September 3, Washington, USA: “Luminescent lanthanide complexes: From sensing to supramolecular assemblies”

53 Invited Lecturer: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health, NCI-Frederick, MD, USA, 25th August, 2005; “Naphthalimide and Pyrene Ru(III) conjugates”.

52 Southampton Supramolecular Chemistry Symposium-2; Synthetic Anion Receptor Chemistry; Friday 15th July, 2005: “Luminescent and colorimetric anion sensors”.

51 Public Meeting on Cancer: Trinity College Dublin: 17th May 2005; “Novel drugs for cancer

50 University of Leeds, Department of Chemistry, 4th May, 2005: “Development of lanthanide based ribonuclease mimics”.

49 Cancer 2005: 31st  Mrch 2005, Dublin Castle: “Targeting DNA/RNA molecules with novel therapeutics”.

48 6th Annual Symposium on Supramolecular Chemistry in Ireland:, 22nd March 2005, Trinity College Dublin, “

47 Royal Society of Chemistry North-South Lecturer 2005: 24th February 2005, Northern Ireland Bioengineering Centre/Nanotechnology Research Institute University of Ulster, Newtonabbey, “Exploring the properties of lanthanide complexes: from luminescent recognition to enzyme mimics”.

46 Royal Society of Chemistry North-South Lecturer 2005: 9th February 2005, Department of Chemistry, University College Cork “Exploring the properties of lanthanide complexes: from luminescent recognition to enzyme mimics”.

 

2004

45 Conference Universitaire De Suisse Occidentale, Commission Scientifique Pour

L’enseignement Du 3e Cycle En Chimie: 10th December 2004, BASEL, Department für Chemie, “Luminescent anion recognition in organic and aqueous solutions

44 Conference Universitaire De Suisse Occidentale, Commission Scientifique Pour L’enseignement Du 3e Cycle En Chimie: 9th December 2004, BASEL, Department für Chemie, “The development of responsive cyclen based luminescent lanthanide complexes ”

43 Conference Universitaire De Suisse Occidentale, Commission Scientifique Pour L’enseignement Du 3e Cycle En Chimie: LAUSANNE, EPFL-BCH, 8th December 2004″ Chemosensors for ion recognition: Luminescence and colorimetry as tools”

42 Conference Universitaire De Suisse Occidentale, Commission Scientifique Pour L’enseignement Du 3e Cycle En Chimie: LAUSANNE, EPFL-BCH,  7th December 2004 Lanthanide complexes as ribonuclease mimics, the hydrolysis of phosphodiesters

41 Conference Universitaire De Suisse Occidentale, Commission Scientifique Pour L’enseignement Du 3e Cycle En Chimie: GENEVE, Bâtiment Sciences II, ” 6th December 2004,” Luminescent and colorimetric chemosensors for ion recognition

40 Invited Lecturer: Bath Functional Molecules 1; Supramolecular Chemistry, Thursday September 9th 2004: Luminescent Supramolecular Lanthanide  Complexes.

39   Department of Chemistry, New York University, New York, USA, August 2nd 2004;

     “Supramolecular Lanthanide conjugates: From luminescent sensors to ribonuclase mimics”

38   National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health, NCI-Frederick, MD, USA, July 21th 2004: “Recent developments of naphthalimide conjugates as potential anticancer drugs”.

37   National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health, NCI-Frederick, MD, USA, July 20th 2004: “Lanthanide macrocyclic complexes and conjugates as luminescent probes and synthetic ribonucleases ”.

36   Department of Chemistry, Queen’s University of Belfast, 1st July, 2004: “Recent development in lanthanide luminescence devices”

35   Keynote Speaker: Reaction Mechanism VII, 4-8th July 2004, UCD, Dublin. “Lanthanide conjugates as supramolecular species: From luminescent sensors to ribonuclase mimics”.

34 Biomedical Imaging, from molecules to whole body imaging: Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, 9th June 2004.“Development of synthetic molecules for imaging and sensing”.

33 University of East Anglia, 22nd April 2004, “Using lanthanide complexes for ion monitoring”.

31 University of Havana, Cuba, 15th March 2004, “Towards novel supramolecular lanthanide luminescent devices”.

31 Dalton Division RSC Symposium: “Functional Complexes of d- and f-Block Metals” 25th February 2004, University of Bristol: Modulation of lanthanide luminescence by ionic and molecular inputs”.

2003

30 University of Liverpool, 3rd December 2003: “Design, synthesis and evaluation of lanthanide coordination complexes as luminescent devices and ribonuclease mimics”.

29 Department of Chemistry, Dublin City University, 19th November 2003, Modulation of lanthanide luminescence by external inputs”.

28 Department of Chemistry, Glasgow University, October 17th 2003, “Development of lanthanide ion coordination complexes as luminescent devices and potential catalysts for RNA hydrolysis”.

27 Laboratorie de Chimie de Coordination et Catalyse, UMR 6509 CNRS Université Rennes I, Institut de Chimie, Campus de Beaulieu: 1st October 2003; Modulation of lanthanide luminescence by ionic and molecular inputs”.

26 National Cancer Institute, National Institude of Health, NCI-Frederick, MD, USA, July 24th 2003: “Development of mono- and bis-naphthalimide conjugates as potential anticancer drugs”.

25 Dipartimento di Chimica Generale – Università di Pavia, June 27th to 3rd July 2003, Three lectures given: 2nd July: (Lecture 1) “Lanthanide based Ribonuclese mimics”;

24 Dipartimento di Chimica Generale – Università di Pavia, June 27th to 3rd July 2003, (Lecture 2) “Lanthanide luminescent devices”,

23 Dipartimento di Chimica Generale – Università di Pavia, June 27th to 3rd July 2003, 3rd July: (Lecture 3) “Fluorescent PET and Colorimetric Anion Sensor”.

22 University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 4th of May 2003, “From Ribonucleases to Luminescent Devices”.

21 UK Macrocyclic & Supramolecular Group, Department of Chemistry, The University of York, 18-19th December 2002; “Simple anion luminescent (and colorimetric) switches and sensors”

 

2004

20 University of Manchester, 4th December 2002; “Peptide based macrocyclic lanthanide complexes as ribonuclease mimics”

19 Invited Lecturer: Cost D14 Workshop, Trinity College Dublin, 20-21 Sept. 2002; “Novel Ribonuclease Mimics”.

19 9th Irish Inorganic chemistry conference, Maynooth, 6-7th September 2002; “Development of Transition and Lanthanide Ion complexes as ribonuclease Mimics”.

18 CSCB Bioactive Molecular Synthesis, UCD, 18 July 2002; “Ribonuclease Mimics”.

16 RSC Coordination Chemistry Discussion Group Annual Meeting: Loughborough, UK; 1-2 July 2002; “Ribonuclease Mimics Using Transition and Lanthanide Ion Complexes”.

15 RSC Half-Day Symposium on Photochemistry; DIT, 10th May 2002; “Luminescence switches and sensors; modulating energy and electron transfer processes by cation, anions and neutral molecules”.

14 Department of Chemistry, University College Dublin, 1st March 2002: “Lanthanide ion base coordination compounds: from luminescent switches to catalysts”.

 

2001

13 EURESCO Chemistry and Physics of Multifunctional Materials, Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy, 22nd –27th of September 2001; “Novel lanthanide complexes as light switches, molecular logic gates and possible catalysts!”.

2000

12 Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, England, 18th October 2000, “Lanthanide Based Supramolecular Devices”.

11 COST D12 Workshop: Organic Transformations: Selective Processes and Asymmetric Catalysis, 12-15th October 2000, Fefor, Norway; “Lanthanide Based Macrocyclic Conjugates as Catalysts for Phosphate Diester Hydrolysis; Towards Novel Ribozymes Mimics”.

10   EURESCO Supramolecular Chemistry; Reactivity and Catalysis in supramolecular Systems, Urbino, Italy, 31st August – 5th September 2000; “Lanthanide Based Macrocyclic Conjugates as Ribozyme Mimics”.

1999

9     Department of Chemistry, Dublin City University, 22nd March 1999, “Luminescent Lanthanide Macrocyclic complexes as Sensors”.

8     2nd TMR Workshop, Manometer Size Metallo Complexes, Network Meeting, Trinity College Dublin, 3rd, Lanthanide Luminescent Responsive systems.

7     4th International Conference on Material Chemistry-MC4, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 13th-16th July 1999; “Luminescent Organic Supramolecular Switches-Intergration of Logic Function”.  

 

1995-1998

6     RSC. 1998 National Congress and Young Researchers Meeting, University of Durham, Department of Chemistry, 6th of April 1998 “Europium Tetraazamacrocyclic Complexes for Wide-Range pH Sensing”

5     University of Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium, 18th March 1995; “Hydrogen Bonding Solvent Effects on the Excited States of some Tri-Substituted Pyrazolines”.

4     University of Leeds, Department of Colour Chemistry, 13th of November 1997; “Recognition of Physiologically Active Species by Luminescence”.

3     Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1st May 1996; “Fluorescent Sensors Based on Various Hosts” (Final year talk as a Ph.D. student).

2     University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, 21st December 1995; “Fluorescent PET (Photoinduced Electron Transfer) Switches, Sensors and Reagents”.

1     St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Ireland, 8th June 1995; Irish University Chemistry Research Colloquium, “Fluorescent Photoinduced Electron Transfer (PET) Sensors for Sodium”.