TGH Jones Memorial Lecture
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- This year's TGH Jones Memorial Lecture will be presented by Professor Huw ML Davies FRCS FACS, from Emory University.
Refreshments will be served after the lecture; to assist with catering please RSVP by 21 June by clicking on the URL above or by contacting the organiser.
The Lecture will be entitled Where would we be without Chemical Synthesis? From Rhodium Metal to Potential Medications.
This presentation will illustrate efforts on solving a grand challenge in chemistry, ultimate control in making chemicals. This important pursuit is required for the purpose of being able to access molecules of biological importance rapidly. This effort directly impacts upon society as chemicals play such a myriad of vital roles, e.g. in drug design and development. To achieve such chemical control the use of metals and highly reactive chemical species will be discussed with application to potential medicines.
The TGH Memorial Lecture is a memorial to the late Thomas Gilbert Henry Jones, who joined UQ as an assistant lecturer and demonstrator in 1915. Following service in World War One as a munitions and explosives producer, Jones returned to UQ as a lecturer in inorganic chemistry, being promoted to Professor and Head of Department in 1940.
During his 50 years of service to UQ he was a member of Senate (1944-68), Dean of the Faculty of Science (1942-49 and 1960-61) and President of the Professorial Board (1951-56).
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