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Department of Chemistry seminar: 31 October 2014
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 23 Oct 2014

Single molecule spectroscopy of complex biological macromolecules in collaboration with Nobel Laureate W.E. Moerner by Tjaart Krüger, UP and Rienk van Grondelle Vrije, Universiteit Amsterdam


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Departmental seminar: 19 September 2014
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 19 Sep 2014

Molecular chemistry: Insights through solid-state reactions by Manuel. A. Fernandes, University of the Witwatersrand

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UP Chemistry student awarded James Moir Medal
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 17 Sep 2014

Ian Strydom received the James Moir medal from the South African Chemical Institute for his honours results.

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Chemistry postgraduate students win awards
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 17 Sep 2014

Three UP analytical chemistry postgraduate students win prizes for their presentations at the Analitika 2014 Conference.

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Departmental seminar: 12 September 2014
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 01 Sep 2014

Developing a graphite-polyurethane composite electrode
material for electroanalytical applications by Prof Cavalheiro, Universidade de São Paulo, São Carlos, Brazil


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Department of Chemistry: Seminar 14 March 2014
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 11 Mar 2014

Molecular jugglery: en route to photovoltaics by Dr Shankara Radhakrishnan, Department of Chemistry, University of Pretoria

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Departmental lecture: 13 March 2014
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 25 Feb 2014

Honey Bees: Flying Chemical Detectors at the Parts per Quadrillion Level by Prof Garon Smith, University of Montana, USA


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Departmental Seminar: 7 March 2014
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 25 Feb 2014

Carbon and Graphite Materials: Advanced Carbon Materials from Liquid Crystalline Precursors by Prof B Rand, SARChI Chair of Carbon Technology and Materials, Institute of Materials, Dept of Chemical Engineering, UP

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Congratulations to Prof Ozoemena
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 18 Feb 2014

Prof Ozoemena has been listed among the world's top 1% of chemists based on his citation rate.

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Victor Pretorius Memorial Lecture 2014
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 12 Feb 2014

A Public Lecture in Celebration of the International Year of Crystallography by Professor Len Barbour. Prof. Barbour will be speaking on the discovery and characterisation of crystalline materials with unusual properties.


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Doctoral defence: 5 February by Nina van Jaarsveld
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 04 Feb 2014

Preparation of novel carbene chelates

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Doctoral defence: 5 February Belinda van der Westhuizen
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 04 Feb 2014

Heteroaryl carbene complexes: synthesis, reactivity and redox
behaviour

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Departmental seminar: 29 November 2013
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 26 Nov 2013

Recent Advances in the Controlled Radical (co)Polymerization of Fluoroalkenes and Application Therefrom, presented by Bruno Ameduri, Montpellier Cedex, France

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Chemistry Department celebrates Spring Day
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 21 Oct 2013

Our department joined in the University's Spring Day celebrations at LC de Villiers Sports Grounds and fun was had by all. Thanks to Anita Botha and the Social Committee for doing an excellent job with the organising.

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Departmental Seminar: 25 October 2013
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 21 Oct 2013

From Organometallic Compounds to Weakly Interacting Systems – Bonding Description Based on the Combined Charge and Energy Decomposition Scheme (ETS-NOCV) by Mariusz Mitoraj,
Jagiellonian University, Poland


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Dr Mabel Mphahlele attends nuclear research student practice in Russia
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 09 Oct 2013

Dr Mphahlele attended a productive visit to Dubna, Russia for the 7th Joint Institute for Nuclear Research student practice

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Departmental seminar: 11 October 2013
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 08 Oct 2013

The Chemical Weapons Convention by Philip Coleman




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Chemistry Department Seminar: 20 September 2013
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 16 Sep 2013

INVESTIGATING THE ORIGIN OF THE ENIGMATIC FAIRY CIRCLES OF NAMIBIA BY USING A SIMPLE SILICONE RUBBER SAMPLER AND COMPREHENSIVE TWO-DIMENSIONAL GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY TIME-OF-FLIGHT MASS SPECTROMETRY By Dr Yvette Naudé, University of Pretoria


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Departmental seminar: 13 September 2013
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 09 Sep 2013

South African Marine Natural Products – Opportunities and Challenges by Professor Mike Davies-Coleman


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Leandri van der Wat placed second in Masterchef!
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 05 Sep 2013

We are very proud of our Analytical Chemistry master's student, Leandri van der Wat, who came second in the recent Masterchef South Africa competition.

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International Excellence Award for Prof Cukrowski
Martie Meyer
Posted on 09 Jul 2013

Prof Ignacy Cukrowski, a Full Professor in the Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences recently received the International Society of Electrochemistry’s (ISE) Excellence Award: Teaching and Research.

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Seminar on 25 June 2013
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 18 Jun 2013

The University of Pretoria is hosting a seminar by Prof Yuan Tseh Lee, Nobel Laureate and President of the International Council for Science

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Victor Pretorius Memorial lecture 2013
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 18 Jun 2013

Guest speaker: Prof Mike Davies-Coleman will present on his drug discovery programme from South African marine organisms on 12 September 2013

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Prof Cukrowski wins Electrochemistry award
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 09 May 2013

Prof Ignacy Cukrowski received the Electrochemistry Excellence Award: Teaching and Research by the International Society of Electrochemistry on 9 April 2013 in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the advancement of environmental electrochemistry and electrocatalysis in South Africa. Well done on this achievement Prof Cukrowski!


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Department of Chemistry: Seminar on 10 May 2013
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 03 May 2013

Design and synthesis of biologically active compounds based on natural product scaffolds by Jabeena Khazir, Department of Chemistry, Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, India


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Chemistry Department Seminar: 27 February 2013
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 15 Feb 2013

Analysing emission and ambient particulates – Sampling strategies and application of in situ derivatization thermal desorption gas chromatography mass spectrometry, by Dr Jürgen Schnelle-Kreis and Erwin Karg, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany


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Chemistry Department Seminar: 22 February 2013
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 08 Feb 2013

Is there a way to teach our students creativity? by Prof Emil Roduner, University of Stuttgart, Germany

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Chemistry department Seminar: 1 March 2013
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 08 Feb 2013

Mechanistic clarification in homogeneous catalysis.
“Catching” catalytic active intermediates in solution by Prof Rudi van Eldik, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany


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Chemistry Department seminar: 8 February 2013
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 29 Jan 2013

Single particle studies on remote aerosols by Dr Christopher Pöhlker
Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany


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Chemistry Department Seminar: 13 December 2012
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 07 Dec 2012

Isolation and Antioxidant Studies of Extracts and Purified Constituents of Stem Bark of Parinari Curatellifolia Planch Ex. Benth (Chrysobalanaceae).
By: HALILU, Emmanuel Mshelia, Department of Pharmacognosy and Drug Development, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria , Nigeria


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Chemistry Department Seminar: 2 November 2012
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 06 Nov 2012

NMR : from Physical Organic, Organic and Medicinal Chemistry to Structural Biology. By Kevin Lobb, Department of Chemistry, Rhodes University.


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Chemistry Department Seminar: 7 November 2012
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 06 Nov 2012

Phosphoryl transfer in kinases:
Is there a role for quantum tunneling. By Professor Colin P Kenyon, Biosciences, CSIR, RSA
Department of Biochemistry, University of Pretoria.


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Chemistry Department Seminar: 19 October 2012
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 12 Oct 2012

Low valent carbene complexes for application in homogeneous catalysis by Daniela Bezuidenhout, Chemistry Department, UP

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Double scoop for the Chemistry Department
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 12 Oct 2012

The Separations Science research group scooped both student prizes at the recent ChromSAAMS 2012 conference held at Dikhololo.

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Spring Day celebrations
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 12 Oct 2012

The Chemistry Department enjoyed the Spring Day celebrations.

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Department of Chemistry Research Seminar - 10 September 2012
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 03 Sep 2012

Structural Correlations in Low-Dimension Cu(II)-based Molecular
Magnetic Materials by Mark M. Turnbull, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

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Department of Chemistry/South African Chemical Institute Half Day Symposium - 28 September 2012
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 03 Sep 2012

A symposium will be held in the Senate Hall at the University of Pretoria from 8h30 to 14h00 to celebrate the centenary of the South African Chemical Institute.

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Inaugural lecture: Prof Egmont Rohwer
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 06 Aug 2012

Intreerede/Inaugural Address Uitnodiging / Invitation

Professor ER (Egmont) Rohwer
Hoof: Departement Chemie/Head: Department of Chemistry

SUBJECT: “Mass Spectrometry, Chromatography, Chemistry ….what is the purpose?”


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Department of Chemistry Research Seminar - 17 August 2012
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 03 Aug 2012

Pyrazolyl metal compounds: new nitrogen donor homogeneous catalysts by Prof James Darkwa, University of Johannesburg

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Department of Chemistry Research Seminar - 27 July 2012
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 24 Jul 2012

The Synthesis of Oxygen Containing Heterocycles: Dehydroherbarin, Anhydroherbarin, Rotenone and the Acetal Core of Marticin by Charles de Koning
University of the Witwatersrand


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Department of Chemistry Research Seminar - 15 June 2012
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 12 Jun 2012

Liquid Water Transport in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells by Eric Gauthier, Princeton University


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Department of Chemistry Research Seminar 29 May 2012
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 22 May 2012

A Natural Products Pot Pourri: Leaky Hosepipe, Lazarus and Pseudo-polyketide Metabolites by
Professor T J Simpson, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, UK

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Chemistry Department seminar: 24 May 2012
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 22 May 2012

The fragile birth of enzyme function by Dr Marc Creus

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Chemistry Department: PhD oral defense, 22 May 2012
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 22 May 2012

Electrocatalysis of Fuel Cell Molecules and Oxygen Reduction Reaction on Carbon Nanotube Platinum-Ruthenium Based Electrodes by Ms Nobanathi Wendy Maxakato

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Prof Marietjie Potgieter wins a National Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award for 2011
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 15 Nov 2011

The National Excellence in Teaching and Learning Awards Selection Committee have announced that Prof Marietjie Potgieter of the Chemistry Department of the University of Pretoria has been selected as a recipient of a commendation award.

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SACI Gold medal awarded to Prof Casper Schutte
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 11 Oct 2011

Prof Casper Schutte of the Chemistry department of UP was awarded the Gold Medal of the South African Chemical Institute for 2011.

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SACI James Moir Medal awarded to Rene Pretorius
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 11 Oct 2011

A James Moir Medal was awarded by the South African Chemical Institute to Rene Pretorius from the Chemistry Department of the University of Pretoria.


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Departmental seminar: 28 September
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 21 Sep 2011

Metallodendrimers of Nickel: Preparation and evaluation as catalyst precursors in the transformation of unsaturated hydrocarbons by Prof. Selwyn F. Mapolie


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Department of Chemistry seminar: 26 May 2011
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 26 May 2011

Liquid crystals - materials for technology, biology and the future by Prof Helen Gleeson (University of Manchester, UK)


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Chemistry Department seminar: 20 May 2011
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 12 May 2011

Raman spectroscopy as a tool to study San rock art in the laboratory and on-site by Dr Linda Prinsloo (Department of Physics, UP)


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Chemistry Department seminar: 14 April
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 12 Apr 2011

Synthesis and applications of Mycolic Acids by Prof Mark S Baird
(University of Bangor, Wales)


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Chemistry Department Seminar: 7 April 2011
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 31 Mar 2011

The untold story of the flavour industry: A discipline built on chemistry by Dr Martin Dovey


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Chemistry Department seminar: 1 April 2011
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 23 Mar 2011

Metrogeneous Catalysis: a homo-eye for a hetero-guy by Prof Reinout Meijboom (Department of Chemistry, University of Johannesburg)


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Department of Chemistry seminar: 18 March 2011
Patricia Forbes
Posted on 10 Mar 2011

"Structures and properties of organic-inorganic hybrids" by
Dr Melanie Rademeyer (UP).

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Chemistry postgraduate student wins prize
Dr Patricia Forbes
Posted on 07 Feb 2011

Congratulations are extended to Chantal Hefti, a Masters student of the Chemistry Department of the University of Pretoria, for winning a poster prize at the SACI 2011 Conference.

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Departmental Seminar: Thursday 10 February 2011
Prof M Potgieter
Posted on 04 Feb 2011

You are cordially invited to a seminar presented by Prof Eric Zuckerman from Augusta State University, GA, USA, "Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL)?"


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