We’ve had quite a few visitors to the Brooker Bunch research group recently including Jane Nelson and Grace Morgan. This photo was taken facing away from the University of Otago Chemistry Department. From left: Jane Nelson, Grace Morgan, Humphrey Feltam, Ryan Hellyer, Jonathan Kitchen, Andy Noble, Owen Clements, Sally Brooker, Nick White and Scott Cameron.
Jon Kitchen and I took Kelly Kilpin on a whirl wind site seeing tour of the Catlins while she was here for Len Stock 2007. Getting Kelly to let me take her photo was a tad hazardous! Good time had by all and lots of pretty scenery was viewed on route.
My dear friend Debbie Jordan won an award recently for “outstanding communicator” at the NZIC conference in Rotorua. Here’s the poster she presented at the conference.
and here’s a demonstration of Debbie using her subtle but effective outstanding communication skills 😛
The poster presentation at Lehn Stock 2007 was a good chance to network with chemists from other parts of the country.
A rather stunned looking Matt Polson walking in front of my attempt to take a photo of the Steel group from Canterbury. Matt used to be my lab demonstrator many moons ago.
My fellow Brooker bunch members Scott, Humphrey and Jon getting into the spirit of Lehn Stock 2007.
A nice photo of Jon Kitchen and Lisa McLintock during the poster presentation at Lehn Stock.
I attended the Dunedin Supramolecular symposium and presented my poster on mixed cobalt(III)/silver(I) coordination complexes. The star of the show was Nobel prize laureate Jean Marie Lehn who spoke about his pioneering work in the area of supramolecular chemistry.
From the Supramolecular chemistry Wikipedia page : “Supramolecular chemistry refers to the area of chemistry which focuses on the noncovalent bondinghydrogen bonding, metal coordination, hydrophobic forces, van der Waals forces, pi-pi interactions, and/or electrostatic effects to assemble molecules into multimolecular complexes.
Some photos I took (well apart from the one of myself) of Dunedin recently.