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Red Kite VI

The sixth meeting of the Red Kite Network will be held on Thursday 8th January, 2015 in the Main Lecture Theatre in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford.

Attendance will be courtesy of the John Fell Oxford University Research Fund. The meeting will consist of three sessions, each commencing with a half hour Plenary delivered by a leading academic, followed by shorter talks by younger researchers.

Provisional Programme

9:00 Set up Posters etc.
9:50 Introduction
10:00 Dr. Jin-Chong Tan
(Oxford)
“Connecting Terahertz Vibrations in Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) to Elastic Structural Dynamics”
10:30 Will Fletcher
(Oxford)
“Conformation Bias: A Bayesian Approach to Protein Structure”
10:50 Dr. Jesus Campos- Manzano
(Oxford)
“Molecular Distortion Effects of Weak Interactions in Crystal Lattices. A Joint Crystallographic-Computational Study”
11:10 Tea Break
11:30 Dr. Matt Tucker
(ISIS)
“Is the future of Crystallography Disordered?”
12:00 Dr. Mark Chadwick
(Oxford)
“Organometallic Chemistry in the Solid State: A Route to Stabilisation of Sigma-Alkane Complexes”
12:20 Dr. Mark Senn
(Oxford)
“Large Negative Thermal Expansion in the Ruddlesden-Popper Perovskites and the role of Soft Mode “Trapping” Mechanisms”
12:40 Dr. Pascal Parois
(Oxford)
“Resolution of Metal Site Occupancies using Multiple Wavelengths”
1:00 Lunch & Posters
(JR Seminar Room)
2:30 Dr. Sylvia McLain
(Oxford)
“The structure of Biological Association in Solution”
3:00 Dr. Daniel Woodruff
(Oxford)
“Control of superconductivity in layered lithium iron selenide hydroxides Li1–xFex(OH)Fe1–ySe”
3:20 Sean Robinson
(Oxford)
“Halogen-bonding Anion Receptors: Investigating Halogen Bond Covalency”
3:40 Dr. Silvia Capelli
(ISIS)
“Correlating Structural Features with Physical Properties”
4:00 Drinks Reception & Posters (JR Seminar Room)

 

Those not speaking are encouraged to bring posters and the best will be rewarded.

Lunch is included, as is a small drinks reception after the meeting in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room. These will only be available to registered attendees.

Parking is notoriously difficult in Oxford, so please keep that in mind if travelling and we would recommend the train or Park & Ride.

In order to ensure there is enough tea/coffee/cake/sandwiches/poster boards etc., please let us know you are coming and whether you are going to bring a poster by emailing the registration form below to amber.thompson@chem.ox.ac.uk.

The registration deadline is 5pm on Friday 2nd January and we will confirm receipt by email.

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Name:
Institution:
I will be presenting a poster (Yes/No)
Special Dietary Requirements:
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Red Kite V – Update

Once again, the weather contrived to cause problems, this time with flooding causing closures to both the Botley and the Abingdon Roads.  Despite this, the speakers and organisers and, more importantly cake and lunch (!) all arrived in time even though some of the delegates were unable come (for those who missed it, the program for Red Kite V is available to download).

People who only had a short bus, cycle or walk arrived in good time for the first of the mini-plenary sessions which was presented by Prof. Andrew Weller from Oxford who discussed the preparation of an alkane complex by solid-state hydrogenation.  The session was continued by Jerome Wicker (also Oxford) (who eventually managed to remember his title) and was talking about predicting whether or not materials will crystalise.  This was followed by two more speakers from Oxford, Markus Gerstel talking about radiation damage in protein samples and Joshua Hill discussing framework materials.

After mid morning cake with coffee for those who were quickest and tea for those who weren’t (sorry about that – we will make sure there is more next time!), we started the second session.  This began with our second mini-plenary speaker, Dr. Arwen Pearson from the Research Complex and the Astbury Centre, Leeds, who gave a nice presentation that demonstrated how reactions can be followed in the solid state in proteins.  This was followed by three more speakers from Oxford:  Andrew Jupp talking about novel organophosphorus species, Rémi Tirfoin explaining how important single crystal X-ray diffraction is to organometallic chemists and Andrew Johnston telling us about benzoylmethylecgonine – a simple compound whose structure is more complex that you would think.

Lunch was accompanied by posters and the room was a constant buzz as people mixed munching with science, before the final session began.  The mini-plenary was presented by Prof. Mike Glazer (Oxford) who demonstrated how important it can be to get space groups right and what effect it can have on a phase diagram.  This was followed Dr. Mark Warren (Diamond) explaining how the facilities on the small-molecule beamline I19 can help you follow a reaction.  Next was Dr. Lynne Thomas from the Research Complex and Bath, who showed how you can use a range of techniques to understand the structure of materials as complex as Sitka Spruce (aka aircraft wood).  The final speaker of the day was Dr. Tristan Youngs (ISIS) who explained how complex amorphous systems could be studied using neutrons.  The meeting was brought to a close with the awarding of the obligatory tweeting poster prizes which were given to the nicely alliterating Joe, Jerome and Jamie (Paddison, Wicker and Lawler, respectively);  congratulations to them.

The day finished with a drinks reception giving people who had missed the best posters a chance to talk to the winners.  Once again, everyone seemed to enjoy the day and there are a few photos below to remind you of the event.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone again at the next meeting which will be held on the Harwell site over the summer.

Finally, the organisers would like to thank all the excellent speakers, delightful attendees, esteemed poster judges, kind souls who helped set up the rooms, and especially the John Fell Fund who provided sustenance:  together you made this another fantastic meeting.

Red Kite V in Oxford
Red Kite V in Oxford
Nothing gets in the way of attending a Red Kite Meeting!
Markus Gerstel answers questions
Markus Gerstel answers questions
What does it do Josh?
What does it do Josh?
Andrew Goodwin looks uncertain as Arwen Pearson explains.
Andrew Goodwin looks uncertain as Arwen Pearson explains.
Andrew Jupp points out the features in his NMR spectra.
Andrew Jupp points out the features in his NMR spectra.
Rémi Tirfoin explains why a crystal structure is worth the effort.
Rémi Tirfoin explains why a crystal structure is worth the effort.
Discussion over lunch...
Discussion over lunch…
...and posters!
…and posters!
Wise monkeys?
Wise monkeys?
More spectators.
More spectators.
Mike Glazer struggles to understand the symmetry.
Mike Glazer struggles to understand the symmetry.
It was *THIS* big!
It was *THIS* big!
Tidying up.
Tidying up.

Red Kite V

The fifth meeting of the Red Kite Network will be held on Wednesday 8th January, 2014 in the Main Lecture Theatre in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford.

Attendance will be courtesy of the John Fell Oxford University Research Fund. The meeting will consist of three sessions, each commencing with a half hour Plenary delivered by a leading academic, followed by three shorter talks by younger researchers.

Programme

9:00 Set up Posters etc.
9:50 Introduction
10:00 Prof. Andrew S. Weller (Oxford) “Organometallic reactivity and catalysis in the solid state”
10:30 Jerome G. P. Wicker (Oxford/ISIS) “Predicting crystallisation propensity of small molecules”
10:45 Markus Gerstel (Oxford) ‘Quantifying radiation damage in MX
11:00 Joshua A. Hill (Oxford) “Structural trends in transition-metal dicyanometallate framework materials’”
11:15 Tea Break
11:45 Dr. Arwen R. Pearson (RCaH/Leeds) A new approach to time-resolved crystallography
12:15 Andrew R. Jupp (Oxford) “The heptaphosphide cage as a novel source of organophosphorus compounds”
12:30 Rémi A. Tirfoin (Oxford) “Single-crystal X-ray characterization: a versatile diagnostic tool in organometallic chemistry”
12:45 Andrew Johnston (Oxford) “Cracking the structure of cocaine”
1:00 Lunch & Posters (JR Seminar Room)
2:30 Prof. A. Michael Glazer (Oxford) “The continuing saga of lead zirconate titanate”
3:00 Dr. Mark R. Warren (Diamond) “Using crystallography to watch your reaction”
3:20 Dr. Lynne H. Thomas (Bath/RCaH) Seeing the wood through the trees: unravelling the nanostructure of cellulose microfibrils
3:40 Dr. Tristan Youngs (ISIS) “Studies of mixed length scale heterogeneous systems at ISIS”
4:00 Drinks Reception & Posters (JR Seminar Room)

 

Those not speaking are encouraged to bring posters and the best will be rewarded.

Lunch is included, as is a small drinks reception after the meeting in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room. These will only be available to registered attendees.

Parking is notoriously difficult in Oxford, so please keep that in mind if travelling and we would recommend the train or Park & Ride.

In order to ensure there is enough tea/coffee/cake/sandwiches/poster boards etc., please let us know you are coming and whether you are going to bring a poster; the registration form is below. The registration deadline is Noon on Monday 6th January and we will confirm receipt by email.

 

 

Red Kite III – Update

Thank-you very much to all the speakers, chairs, attendees and “Rent-a-Crowd” (you know who you are) who helped make this a fantastic event.  For those who missed it, the program for Red Kite III is available to download.

The meeting was held in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory in Oxford and included tea, cakes, lunch and a drinks reception thanks to sponsorship from the John Fell Fund.  In contrast to the previous event at ISIS, this meeting was all talks and had contributions from twelve speakers.  We were honoured by mini-plenaries presented by a trio of BCA presidents, including the current President (Prof. David A. Keen, ISIS), the immediate Past President (Prof. Elspeth F. Garman, Oxofrd) and the Previous Past President (Prof. Paul R. Raithby, Bath/RCaH).

The first two sessions comprised a half hour mini-plenary and three shorter student presentations.  After the first session, there were posters in the John Rowlinson Seminar room accompanied by tea, coffee and the now traditional, home-made cakes.  Despite technological challenges, the second session was also very well received and was followed by a more posters, and lots of discussion aided by sandwiches, and fresh fruit.  Following the example set by ISIS back in September, before the final session we attempted to take a group photo, but due to a combination of shyness and lack of space/too many people we struggled to squeeze everyone in.

After the final mini-plenary, the last session consisted of talks from more senior researchers presenting work on everything from proteins to sea-shells.  Before the drinks reception and yet more posters, the meeting was closed with the usual presentation of tweeting poster prizes, in this case to Andrew Cairns and George Pidgeon (Oxford) with a drinkable prize going to Seb Pike (Oxford) for his oral presentation.

An excellent time was had by all we would like to thank all the facilities and catering staff in Oxford for the assistance making the event a success.  There are a few photos below to remind you of the day; we are looking forward to seeing everyone again at the next meeting (to be held at Diamond Light Source in September 2013).

If you have any comments or suggestions regarding Red Kite III, please fill in the form at the bottom.

Three BCA Presidents - Relaxing
Three BCA Presidents – Relaxing
The audience listens attentively
The audience listens attentively
Mike McDonough Presents
Mike McDonough Presents
In the Lecture Theatre
In the Lecture Theatre
Posters in the JR Seminar Room
Posters in the JR Seminar Room
Pidgeon Catches Kite...
Pidgeon Catches Kite…
Andrew Cairns and his Poster
Andrew Cairns and his Poster
Too Many People on the Stairs
Too Many People on the Stairs

 

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Red Kite III

The third meeting of the Red Kite Network will be held on Thursday 10th January, 2013 in the Main Lecture Theatre in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford.

Attendance will be courtesy of the John Fell Oxford University Research Fund.  The meeting will consist of three sessions, each commencing with a half hour Plenary delivered by a leading academic, followed by three shorter talks by younger researchers.

Programme

9:00 Set up Posters etc.
9:50 Introduction
10:00 Prof. Paul R. Raithby (Bath/RCaH) “Photocrystallography: Watching Chemistry Happen”
10:30 Keary M. Engle (Oxford) “Hydrogen-Bonding Effects on the Reactivity of Fluoride Anion”
10:45 Matthew P. Blake (Oxford) “Alkaline Earth- and Rare Earth-Transition Metal Complexes”
11:00 Andrew B. Cairns (Oxford) Understanding the Unusual Mechanical Properties of Cyanide Framework Materials
11:15 Tea Break
11:45 Prof. Elspeth F. Garman (Oxford) “From Hot to Cool and Back Again: The Radiation Damage Challenge in MX”
12:15 Sebastian D. Pike (Oxford) “Characterization a Rhodium(I) Sigma Alkane Complex Formed by a Crystal to Crystal Transition”
12:30 Dr. Russell W. Driver (Oxford) “Intramolecular C-H…O Hydrogen Bonding in Small Molecules”
12:45 Simon Cassidy (Oxford/Diamond) “EXAFS Studies of High Vacancy Solids”
1:00 Lunch & Posters (JR Seminar Room)
2:30 Prof. David A. Keen (ISIS) “Complexity in Cubic and Nearly Cubic Crystals”
3:00 Dr. Micheal McDonough (Oxford) “The Crystal Structure of AspH in Complex with the an EGF-like Domain from the Blood Coagulation Factor X”
3:20 Dr. Kirsten E. Christensen (Oxford) “Aperiodicity: Between Order and Disorder”
3:40 Dr. Julia Parker (Diamond) “It’s All About the ‘Mussel’ Strength”
4:00 Drinks Reception & Posters (JR Seminar Room)  

 

Those not speaking are encouraged to bring posters and the best will be rewarded.

Lunch is included, as is a small drinks reception after the meeting in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room.  These will only be available to registered attendees.

Parking is notoriously difficult in Oxford, so please keep that in mind if travelling and we would recommend the train or Park & Ride.

In order to ensure there is enough tea/coffee/cake/sandwiches/poster boards etc., please let us know you are coming and whether you are going to bring a poster; the registration form is below.  The registration deadline is Noon on Monday 7th January  and we will confirm receipt by email.

 

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED.

 

Advanced Notice – January 10th 2013

OxfordRed Kite III will be held on 10th January 2013 in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford.

The full programme will be announced nearer the time, but it will be in a similar one day format to the first meeting, comprising short talks and poster sessions.  Following the support from John Fell Oxford University Research Fund, we hope to be able to provide lunch and a wine reception at the end.

The plenary speakers are already confirmed as Profs. Elspeth F. Garman (Oxford), David A. Keen (ISIS) and Paul R. Raithby (RCaH/Bath).

Please make a note in your diary, I hope it will be an excellent event and we look forward to seeing you there.