CNSN-6 - Key Information

‌The 6th Chemical Nanoscience Symposium in Newcastle will be held on:

Thursday 17th March 2016

Lecture Theatre 1.46, First Floor, Bedson Building, School of Chemistry, Newcastle University

  • Registration is free and only requires the completion of a simple form found here

  • The programme for the day will begin at 9.30 am with locally roasted Indie coffee from the Ouseburn Coffee Company suitably bolstered with a range of freshly baked pastries.

  • A buffet lunch and afternoon tea and coffee is also provided, do let us know of any dietary requirements when you register or directly with Abby Randall,
  • And then as 17th March is St Patricks day, and to help us celebrate this, and the winners of the poster prizes, we will end the symposium with a Guinness (and wine) reception and give you a commemorative half-pint glass for you to take home!

Confirmed speakers include:

Dr. Paul McGonigal, Durham University, UK

Professor Christian Nijhuis, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Professor Roeland Nolte, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands 

Professor Danny Porath, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Professor James Tucker, Birmingham University, UK

Professor Andrew Tuberfield, University of Oxford, UK





CNSN-6 2016 Programme 


From 9:30         Coffee & Pastries / Symposium Registration / Posters put on display

Session 1 —     Welcome - Professor Andrew Houlton

Session Chair:   Dr Eimer Tuite

10:30–11:00    Professor Danny Porath, (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

                        The Quest for Charge Transport in single Absorbed Long DNA-based



11:00–11:30    Professor James Tucker, (University of Birmingham, UK)

                         Functional Derivatives and Analogues of Nucleic Acids


11:30-11:45     Ms Yousillya Bunga, (Durham University, UK)

                        Metal nanoparticles and their interactions with lipid membrane

                        immobilised gold electrodes


11:45-12:00     Dr Yuan Guo, (University of Leeds, UK)

                        Compact, Polyvalent Mannose-Quantum Dots as Sensitive, Ratiometric

                        FRET Probes for Multivalent Protein-Ligand Interactions  


12:00–12:40    Professor Andrew Turberfield, (University of Oxford, UK)

                        Programming Active Molecular Systems with DNA: Synthetic Biology

                        from the Bottom Up


12:40–2:00     Lunch and Poster Session 

Session 2

Session Chair:   Dr David Fulton

2:00–2:30        Dr. Paul McGonigal, (Durham University, UK)

                        Kinetically Stable Entanglements: Artificial Molecular Pumps in Action 


2:30–2:45        Mr Michael Bracchi, (Newcastle University, UK)

                        Synthesis and Characterization of a '4-node' Dual Stimuli-Responsive

                        Polymeric Network


2:45–3:00        Dr Paul McNaughter, (Manchester University,  UK)

                        Size-controlled synthesis of nanocrystalline materials within polymers

                        and melts


3:00-3:20        Coffee break

Session 3 

Session Chair:   Dr Ben Horrocks


3:20–4:00        Professor Roeland Nolte (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands)

                        Molecular computing: towards a chemical molecular Turing machine


4:00–4:40        Professor Christian Nijhuis, (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

                        Excitation and Manipulation of Plasmons with Molecular Tunneling



4:40-4:50       Poster prizes

4:50-close      Guinness and Wine Reception