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Hydrogen Bonds & DNA: Commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the discovery by JM Creeth and colleagues at Nottingham in 1947

10 November 2017

University of Nottingham, UK

Steve Harding (NCMH)
Mary Phillips-Jones (University of Central Lancashire)
Friday 10 November 2017
08:30 - 09:15 Registration

09:15 - 09:20 Welcome- Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff FRS

09:20 - 09:40
The 1947 Discovery by Creeth, Gulland and Jordan
Prof Steve Harding (University of Nottingham, UK)
09:40 - 10:10
Modern methods for modelling DNA structure and its interactions
Dr Sarah Harris (University of Leeds, UK)
10:10 - 10:40
Applications of oligonucleotide chemistry
Prof Tom Brown (University of Oxford, UK)
10:40 - 11:10 Refreshment Break

11:10 - 11:40
G-quadruplex structures in DNA and RNA
Professor Sir Shankar Balasubramanian FRS (University of Cambridge, UK)
11:40 - 12:10
DNA damage by carcinogens
Prof Francis Martin (University of Central Lancashire, UK)
12:10 - 12:40
DNA Repair
Dr Nick Robinson (University of Cambridge, UK)
12:40 - 13:30 Lunch and Informal Poster Viewing

13:30 - 14:00
The DNA of King Richard III
Prof Turi King (University of Leicester, UK)
14:00 - 14:30
DNA diversity in humans
Prof Mark Jobling (University of Leicester, UK)
14:30 - 14:45
Do we 'see' Hydrogen bonds in ultra-high-resolution scanning probe images of 2D Hydrogen-bonded molecular islands?
Selected Oral Communication- Adam Sweetman (University of Nottingham, UK)
14:45 - 15:15 Refreshment Break

15:15 - 15:45
Hydrogen bonding and Ionic Liquids
Prof Patricia Hunt (Imperial College London, UK)
15:45 - 16:15
Prof Thomas Heinze (Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena, Germany)
16:15 - 16:45
DNA and the fruit ripening story
Prof Graham Seymour (University of Nottingham, UK)
16:45 - 17:00
Poster Prize and Closing Remarks
Prof Steve Harding (NCMH, UK)
17:00 Plaque unveiling by the Creeth family