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The 2017 MacLean Lecture Series will be held Thursday, May 18th and Friday May 19th. Our guest lecturer is Prof. David MacMillan, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University.

Prof. MacMillan’s research focuses on the discovery and understanding of novel catalytic processes, and their application towards complex targets. He is well known for his pioneering contributions in the field of organocatalysis and photoredox catalysis. His work has been recognized with many awards, prizes and honours, including the Ernst Schering Prize, the Harrison Howe Award and the Mukaiyama Award, among many others. He is also a fellow of the Royal Society and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. More information on his research can be found at

Every year, research groups in chemistry and chemical biology are given the chance to meet with the MacLean lecturer for ~30 minutes. This is an excellent opportunity to have a discussion with a world-class chemist doing high-impact research. If you or your group is interested in meeting with Dr. MacMillan, please fill out the following poll -

A finalized list of meeting times will be sent out in early May. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Best Regards,
Alex Nielsen
2015-2016 MCGSS President

Chemistry & Chemical Biology
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