2018

  • Inaugural Lecture, Imperial College London “Organic Chemistry: The Proof is in the Making” 17th May 2018.
  • LIMA, Université de Haute-Alsace, Mulhouse, France “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses” May 23rd 2018. Twitter.
  • LIMA, Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France "Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses" May 24th 2018. Twitter.
  • Dial-a-Molecule Annual Meeting 2018: Enabling Synthesis, iHub, White City, London “Dial-a-Terpene” 10-12th July 2018
  • 17th CSCB Annual Symposium, Dublin, Ireland, "Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses" 7th December 2018

2017

  • Fluorochem 50th Anniversary Organic Symposium, Midland Hotel, Manchester “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses” 27th February 2017
  • Sygnature, Nottingham "Some short stories from London" 12th July 2017. Twitter.
  • UK Keynote Talk, Gregynog Synthesis Workshop, Gregynog "Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses" 13-15th September 2017

2016

  • 5th UK-Japan Conference on Asymmetric Catalysis, Manchester University "Catalytic Asymmetric Bromolactonisation Reactions using (DHQD)2PHAL-Benzoic Acid Combinations" 14th-15th March 2016
  • Adelaide University, Australia “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses” 30th March 2016
  • Sydney University, Australia “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses” 1st April 2016
  • ANU, Canberra, Australia “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses” 5th April 2016
  • CSIRO, Melbourne, Australia “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses” 8th April 2016

2015

  • Leicester University “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 25th February 2015
  • ICIQ, Tarragona University, Spain “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 27th March 2015
  • The Prince's Teaching Institute, London “Alkenes and Carbocations: Using Fundamental Understanding to Explore Nature’s Complex Systems ”, 17th October 2015
  • Birmingham University “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses” 27th October 2015

2014

  • ZING Asymmetric Synthesis, Malaga, Spain 25th-28th February 2014 “Catalytic Asymmetric Bromolactonisation Reactions using (DHQD)2PHAL-Benzoic Acid Combinations”, 27th February 2014
  • Bath University “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 12th March 2014
  • Sheffield University “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 19th March 2014
  • Strathclyde University “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 16th April 2014
  • University College Dublin, Ireland RSC Stereochemistry Medal and Half Day Symposium “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 1st May 2014
  • University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 2nd June 2014
  • Université Paris-Sud, Paris, France “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 3rd June 2014
  • Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 4th June 2014
  • Gif-sur-Yvette, Paris, France “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 5th June 2014
  • IRCOF, Rouen, France “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 6th June 2014
  • Reading University “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 16th June 2014
  • 15th Tetrahedron Symposium: Challenges in Biorganic & Organic Medicinal Chemistry "Biogenetic hypotheses, structural revisions, and synthesis of complex halogenated marine natural products from Laurencia species" (poster) 24th-27th June 2014
  • Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 26th September 2014
  • University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 29th September 2014
  • University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 1st October 2014
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 3rd October 2014
  • University of Victoria, Vancouver, Canada “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 6th October 2014
  • Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 8th October 2014
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 9th October 2014
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 14th October 2014
  • Tokyo University, Japan “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 15th October 2014
  • Seoul National Laboratory, South Korea “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 17th October 2014
  • RIKEN, Tokyo, Japan “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 20th October 2014
  • Nagoya University, Japan “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 21st October 2014
  • Koyoto University, Japan “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 22nd October 2014
  • Yamaguchi University, Japan “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 24th October 2014
  • Taiwan ScinoPharm, Taiwan “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 27th October 2014
  • National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 28th October 2014
  • National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 29th October 2014
  • National Central University, Taiwan “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 30th October 2014
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 3rd November 2014
  • Oxford University “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 20th November 2014
  • University College London “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 26th November 2014
  • Edinburgh University “Studies on Halogenated Marine Natural Products as Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 3rd December 2014

2013

  • 23rd International Symposium: Synthesis in Organic Chemistry. St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford “Synthesis of Halogenated Marine Natural Products Inspired by their Probable Biogeneses”, 22nd-25th July 2013

2012

  • EPFL “Towards a Biomimetic Syntheses of the Obtusallene Marine Natural Products', 19th January 2012
  • AstraZeneca, Macclesfield, UK “New Reagents, Catalysts and Procedures for Bromination Reactions”, 26th January 2012
  • Zing, NPC, Lanzarote, Spain “Experimental Validation of a Proposed Biogenesis of Halogenated Medium-Ring Ethers From Laurencia Species”, 10-13th February 2012
  • Leeds University “New Reagents, Catalysts and Procedures for Bromination Reactions and Biomimetic Natural Product Synthesis with Bromonium ions”, 29th February 2012

2011

  • Natural Products Synthesis and Biosynthesis, Zing Natural Products Conference 2011, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt "Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes" 13th-16th February 2011

2010

  • Imperial College London, "Natural product structure elucidation: hypothesis, modelling & synthesis", 16th Hofmann Symposium 4th June 2010.

2009

  • Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, "Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes", 23rd October 2009
  • Nottingham University, "Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes", 3rd December 2009
  • Bristol University, "Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes", 7th December 2009
  • University College Dublin, Ireland, Chemistry Master Class on Synthetic Chemistry, 16th & 17th December 2009

2008

  • The annual meeting of the RSC Heterocyclic Group, London Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes” 4th January 2008
  • York University, half-day chemistry symposium, 6th February 2008
  • ETH Zurich, Switzerland “A biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes”, 9th April 2008
  • University College London “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes” 1st October 2008
  • University of East Anglia “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes & Developing a Catalytic Asymmetric Bromination Reaction of Alkenes” 8th October 2008
  • Warwick University “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes & Developing a Catalytic Asymmetric Bromination Reaction of Alkenes” 22nd October 2008
  • Southampton University “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes & Developing a Catalytic Asymmetric Bromination Reaction of Alkenes” 29nd October 2008
  • GSK Singapore “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes & Developing a Catalytic Asymmetric Bromination Reaction of Alkenes ” 5th November 2008
  • NTU Singapore “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes & Developing a Catalytic Asymmetric Bromination Reaction of Alkenes” 6th November 2008
  • ICES Singapore “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes & Developing a Catalytic Asymmetric Bromination Reaction of Alkenes” 7th November 2008
  • CSIRO, Melbourne, Australia “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes & Developing a Catalytic Asymmetric Bromination Reaction of Alkenes” 11th November 2008
  • Hobart University, Tasmania, Australia “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes & Developing a Catalytic Asymmetric Bromination Reaction of Alkenes” 13th November 2008
  • Auckland Univeristy, New Zealand “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes & Developing a Catalytic Asymmetric Bromination Reaction of Alkenes” 19th November 2008
  • Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes & Developing a Catalytic Asymmetric Bromination Reaction of Alkenes” 21st November 2008
  • Massey University, North Palmerston, New Zealand “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes & Developing a Catalytic Asymmetric Bromination Reaction of Alkenes” 26th November 2008
  • Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes & Developing a Catalytic Asymmetric Bromination Reaction of Alkenes” 27th November 2008

2007

  • Melbourne University, Australia “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes”, 25th January 2007
  • Organic & Physical Chemistry Conference 2007 
28th January – 2nd February 2007 
National Wine Centre, Adelaide, South Australia “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes” 1st February 2007
  • Sydney University, Australia “Developing an Impossible Reaction: The Catalytic Asymmetric Bromination of Alkenes”, 5th February 2007
  • University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia “Developing an Impossible Reaction: The Catalytic Asymmetric Bromination of Alkenes”, 7th February 2007
  • GlaxoSmithKline, Harlow “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes” 21st March 2007
  • Organic Chemistry: Perspectives on the 21st Century IV, St Lucia, 27th May-2nd June 2007 “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes”, 29th May 2007
  • Manchester University “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes” 10th October 2007
  • Pfizer, Sandwich “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes” 9th November 2007
  • International Symposium on Catalysis and Fine Chemicals 2007, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore 17th-21st December 2007 (declined)

2006

  • ANORCQ VIII Cambridge “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes”,10th April 2006
  • Syngenta, Jealott’s Hill “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes”, 16th May 2006
  • St Andrews University ”Some Short stories from London” 17th October 2006

2005

  • University College London “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes”, 9th February 2005
  • Cardiff University “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes”, 16th February 2005
  • Arrow Therapeutics, London “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes”, 15th July 2005
  • Pittsburg University, Pennsylvania, USA, “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes”, 6th September 2005
  • Ohio State University, Ohio, USA “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes”, 8th September 2005
  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio, USA “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes”, 9th September 2005
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes”, 12th September 2005
  • University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, USA “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes”, 13th September 2005
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, USA “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes”, 14th September 2005
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Chicago, USA “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes”, 15th September 2005
  • University of Chicago, Chicago, USA, “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes”, 16th September 2005
  • Columbia University, Columbia, Missouri, USA “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes”, 19th September 2005
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes”, 20th September 2005
  • Cancer Research Institute, Sutton “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes”, 29th November 2005

2004

  • The annual meeting of the RSC Heterocyclic Group, London “Towards the Synthesis of Obtusallene IV”, 9th January 2004
  • Liverpool University “Towards the Synthesis of Obtusallene IV” 11th February 2004
  • The Burgenstock Conference, Lake Lucerne, Switzerland, “Towards the Synthesis of Obtusallene IV” (poster) April 17 - April 23, 2004
  • RSC Young Academics’ Meeting, Gregynog, Wales “A Microwave method for the isomerisation of [2.2]paracyclophanes”, 1st-3rd October 2003
  • Loughborough University “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Synthesis of the Obtusallenes”, 3rd November 2004
  • Leeds University “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes”, 24th November 2004
  • Birmingham University “Towards a Biosynthetically-Inspired Chemical Synthesis of the Obtusallenes”, 7th December 2004

2003

  • Oxford University “PHANOL as a Planar Chiral Double Hydrogen Bonding Activator of Carbonyl Groups and Epoxides”, 13th February 2003
  • Young Chemists 2003 Conference, London “Planar Chiral PHANOLs as Organocatalysts for the Diels-Alder reaction via Double Hydrogen Bonding to a Carbonyl Group”, 26th-27th March 2003
  • Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia “Towards the Synthesis of Obtusallene IV”, 29th October 2003
  • Barton Conference 2003, Heron Island, Australia “Towards the Synthesis of Obtusallene IV”, 2nd-9th November 2003

2002

  • ChiroTech, Cambridge “Novel Synthetic Methodologies”, 14th January 2002
  • Queen Mary Westfield University, London “Novel Synthetic Methodologies”, 13th February 2002
  • Serono, Geneva “The Cyclopropylmethylsilane Terminated Prins Reaction and Other Novel Methodology", 18th February 2002
  • RSC Young Academics’ Meeting, Gregynog, Wales “The Cyclopropylmethylsilane Terminated Prins Reaction”, 27th-29th September 2002
  • Nottingham University “Planar Chiral [2.2]paracyclophanediols (PHANOLS) as metal free asymmetric catalysts”, 23rd October 2002

2001

  • American Chemical Society Meeting, San Diego, USA “Novel recyclable Catalysts for Arene Acylation”, 2nd-6thApril 2001
  • RSC Green Chemistry Conference, Swansea “Novel Recyclable Catalysts for Atom Economic Aromatic Nitration”, 5th-6th April 2001
  • GlaxoSmithKline, Tonbridge “Dual-Metal and Metal-Free Catalysis”, 16th May 2001
  • The Royal Institution, iAc workshop, London “Novel Methodologies for Acylation and Nitration”, 13th June 2001
  • RSC Annual Conference, Birmingham ICC, “New Catalysts for Old Reactions” 30th July-2nd August 2001
  • AstraZeneca, Loughborough “The Cyclopropylmethylsilane Terminated Prins Reaction”, 12th September 2001

2000

  • Robinson Brothers, West Bromich “Fluorous Phase Acylation”; 11th September 2000
  • RSC Clean Technology for the Manufacture of Speciality Chemicals Conference, Manchester “New Catalysts for Old Reactions”, 26th-27th September 2000
  • RSC Young Academics’ Meeting, Gregynog, Wales “Tandem Allylic Acetate Isomerisation and Ring-Closing Metathesis”, 29th September-1st October 2000

1999

  • Exchem Organics, Harwich, Essex “Lanthanide(III) Triflates and Beyond for Atom Economic Aromatic Nitrations”, 27th January 1999
  • EuropaCat IV Conference, Rimini, Italy “Novel Recyclable Catalysts for Atom Economic Aromatic Electrophilic Nitration”, 6th-10th September 1999
  • AstraZeneca, Macclesfield “Braddock Group Research”, 9th November 1999
  • Durham University “New Catalysts for old Reactions”, 27th November 1999
  • University College Dublin, Ireland “New Catalysts for old Reactions”; 3rd December 1999