Indaba8 Invited Speakers
16-21 August 2015, Skukuza, Kruger National Park, South Africa

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Invited Speakers


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Roger Alberto
University of Zürich, Switzerland
Prediction in high dilution 99mTc chemistry - or serendipity?

Paul Bernhardt
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
An electrochemical perspective on Cu-catalysed atom transfer radical polymerisation

Dave Billing
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
From quantum well to solar cell: the hybrid perovskite story

Jan Boeyens
University of Pretoria, South Africa
Wishful thinking or serendipity

Peter Comba
University of Heidelberg, Germany
Design, optimization and applications of an efficient platform for PET imaging

Serena DeBeer
MPI für Chemische Energiekonversion, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
X-ray spectroscopic studies of biological dinitrogen reduction in molybdenum and vanadium nitrogenases

Catharine Esterhuysen
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Gold as hydrogen-bond acceptor

Christoph Fahrni
Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA
Fluorescence sensing of biological trace metals

Manuel Fernandes
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Prediction and Serendipity: Cooperativity, Feedback Mechanisms, and Structure Annealing in Solid-State Reactions

Marvin Hackert
The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Surprising versatility within the 4-OT family of proteins

Delia Haynes
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Framework materials based on organic components: from happy accident towards design

Vidar Jensen
University of Bergen, Norway
In silico design of homogeneous catalysts

Ingo Krossing
University of Freiburg, Germany
Going absolut: from ionic systems to the protoelectric potential map

Demetrius Levendis
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Crystallization is serendipity in action

Karsten Meyer
Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nurenberg, Erlangen, Germany
Serendipity & Predictability in Uranium Coordination Chemistry: From CO2 Functionalization to Electrocatalytic H2 Production from H2O

Orde Munro
University of Kwazulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Gold(III)-based inhibitors of human topoisomerases: design, structure, and function

Frank Neese
MPI für Chemische Energiekonversion, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
Understanding single molecule magnets through a combination of experiment and quantum chemistry

Ron Pace
Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Computational chemical studies of the structure and mechanism of the water oxidising complex in photosystem II

Andreas Roodt
University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Predicting a chemical process

Wolf-Dieter Schubert
University of Pretoria, South Africa
Resolving bacterial infections in atomic detail

Bryan Trevor Sewell
University of Cape Town, South Africa
The mechanism of the amidases and nitrilases

Maheswaran Shanmugam (Eswar)
Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India
How to switch the sign of single-ion-anisotropy in Co(II) tetrahedral complexes

Dietmar Stalke
Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany
Lewis diagrams match charge density distribution - serendipity or prediction

Walter Thiel
MPI für Kohleforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
Prediction vs serendipity in computational chemistry

Ola Wendt
Lund University, Sweden
Unexpected molecular structure: careful observation paves the way for new reactivity in the organometallic chemistry of pincer complexes

Masahiro Yamashita
Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Frontier of quantum molecular spintronics based on single-molecule magnets: toward green IT innovation

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