RSC - IISER Desktop Seminar Series

Royal Society of Chemistry is organising a series of Desktop Seminars with Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISERs). Each seminar features a journal published by the RSC and discuss research targeted on subject areas related to it.

RSC - IISER Desktop Seminar with ChemComm

The second event in the RSC-IISER Desktop Seminar Series is jointly organised by ChemComm and IISER Bhopal. This virtual event will have scientific talks by renowned researchers including the board members of ChemComm talking about their exciting science at sessions focused on Chemical Biology, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, and Supramolecular Chemistry. The seminar will bring together scientists in a stimulating and friendly environment that will facilitate sharing of knowledge and foster collaborations in times of limited travel. You will also have the opportunity to speak to the team behind the journal and learn more about the RSC products.


Day 1: August 5, 2021 (Thursday, 3:00 PM - 5:50 PM IST)
3:00 PM - 3:05 PM Welcome Address - Prof. Vishal Rai, IISER Bhopal
3:05 PM - 3:10 PM Opening Remarks - Prof. S Umapathy, Director, IISER Bhopal
3:10 PM - 3:15 PM Introduction to ChemComm - Dr. Richard Kelly,
Executive Editor, ChemComm
Session I: Chemical Biology (3:15 PM)
Chair: Prof. Vishal Rai, IISER Bhopal
3:20 PM - 4:00 PM Prof. Itaru Hamachi, Kyoto University, Japan
Associate Editor, ChemComm
Bioorthogonal Protein labeling in live cells and beyond
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Prof. Dimpy Kalia, IISER Bhopal
Tweaking Maleimides for Improved Bioconjugation
4:30 PM - 4:35 PMTea Break
Session II: Chemical Biology (4:35 PM)
Chair: Prof. Sandeep Verma, Secretary, SERB, India
Associate Editor, ChemComm
4:40 PM - 5:10 PM Prof. Sandeep Verma, IIT Kanpur
New R&D Initiatives on Energy, Geohazards and Artificial Intelligence
5:10 PM - 5:50 PM Prof. G Mugesh, IISc Banglore
Nanozymes for cellular redox regulation and biomedical applications
Day 2: August 6, 2021 (Friday, 3:00 PM - 5:25 PM IST)
Session III: Organic Chemistry (3:00 PM)
Chair: Prof. Jyotirmayee Dash, IACS Kolkata
3:05 PM - 3:35 PM Prof. Santosh Gharpure, IIT Bombay
Reactions of al-kynes for the stereoselective synthesis of heterocycles
3:35 PM - 4:05 PM Prof. Manmohan Kapur, IISER Bhopal
Carbene-migratory Insertions in Transition-metal Catalysed C-H Functionalizations of Nitrogen heterocycles
Session IV: Supramolecular Chemistry (4:05 PM)
Chair: Prof. S Ramakrishnan, IISc Bangalore, Associate Editor, ChemComm
4:10 PM - 4:50 PM Prof. Michaele Hardie, University of Leeds, UK
Associate Editor, ChemComm
Metallo-supramolecular cage and network assemblies from host-type ligands
4:50 PM - 5:20 PM Prof. Uttam Manna, IIT Guwahati
Use of Michael Addition Reaction in Developing Functional Bio-inspired Interfaces
5:20 PM - 5:25 PM Concluding Remarks


Prof. Itaru Hamachi

Kyoto University | Japan

Prof. Dimpy Kalia

IISER Bhopal | India

Prof. Sandeep Verma

IIT Kanpur | India

Prof. G Mugesh

IISc Banglore | India

Prof. Santosh Gharpure

IIT Bombay | India

Prof. Manmohan Kapur

IISER Bhopal | India

Prof. Michaele Hardie

University of Leeds | United Kingdom

Prof. Uttam Manna

IIT Guwahati | India

Dr. Richard Kelly

Executive Editior, ChemComm, ChemSocRev | United Kingdom

Session Chairs

Prof. Vishal Rai

IISER Bhopal | India

Prof. Sandeep Verma

IIT Kanpur | India

Prof. Jyotirmayee Dash

IACS Kolkata | India

Prof. S. Ramakrishnan

IISc Banglore | India



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