Royal Irish Academy Discourse: Molecules that changed the world by Prof K.C. Nicolaou (Scripps)Activity by Gilly Clarke | added on Jul 25, 2011 | Ireland
Sponsor(s): Royal Irish Academy: www.ria.ie
A lecture by Professor K.C. Nicolaou (Scripps Research Institute) will take place on 3 November 2011 at 6pm at the Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson St, Dublin 2. Admission free but booking essential at www.ria.ie
The RIA Chemical and Physical Sciences Committee present an Academy Discourse by Professor K.C. Nicolaou (Scripps Research Institute) entitled: Molecules that changed the world. This event will take place on 3 November 2011 at 6pm at the Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson St, Dublin 2. He will outline a brief history of the art and science of synthesis and its impact on society.
Due to limited places, advance booking is essential on www.ria.ie (see events page)
Professor K.C. Nicolaou is a Cypriot-American chemist known for the total synthesis of natural products.
His research is focused on a specialized field of organic chemistry called total synthesis, which involves the creation of organic molecules from scratch in the laboratory. This process allows rare molecules found in nature to be made in great numbers for study or to serve as the basis for drugs. Or, completely new types of complex organic molecules can be made from simpler precursor molecules. Through his work Nicolaou is developing new synthetic technologies and strategies that will advance the fields of biology and medicine