External Activities

  • Committee Member of the British Liquid Crystal Society since 2012
  • Invited member of the international evaluation Committee for the French evaluation agency for research and higher education (AERES) - 2010
  • Invited international reviewer to Icelandic Research Fund - 2010 to 11
  • EPSRC Peer Review College Member since 2006
  • EPSRC Panel member - 2013
  • Grant Reviewer for numerous grant proposals and final reports to the EPSRC
  • Selected participant by the Royal Society in the Royal Society MP-Scientist Pairing Scheme - 2006
  • PhD Examiner for the University of Queensland, Australia (2010) and the Durham University, UK (2011)

Selected invited talks

2013

  • Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Japan, “Bringing together EPR spectroscopy with spin probes and computer modelling: A tool to study complex molecular systems”.

2012

  • 24th International Liquid Crystal Conference, “Bridging the gap between Molecular Dynamics simulations and EPR spectroscopy: A novel tool to study Liquid Crystals”, Mainz, Germany.
  • Centre of Molecular Materials for Photonics and Electronics (CMMPE), “Bridging the gap between Molecular Dynamics simulations and EPR spectroscopy: A novel tool to study complex molecular systems”, University of Cambridge, UK.
  • 1st Annual Conference and EXPO of AnalytiX-2012, “Application of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance with Nitroxide Spin Probes to Biopolymers and Liquid Crystals”, Beijing, China.

2011

  • Liquid Crystal Modelling and Display Applications Workshop, “Coarse-grained and atomistic simulations of Liquid Crystals: Bridging the gap between Molecular Dynamics and Experiment”, Oxford, UK.
  • The 44th Annual International Meeting of the ESR Spectroscopy Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry, MD simulation of spin labelled yeast iso-1 cytochrome c protein: a tool for predicting the EPR, York, UK.
  • 25th British Liquid Crystal Society Annual Conference, “Prediction of EPR spectra of liquid crystals with doped spin probes from MD simulations: Exploring molecular order and dynamics at the phase transition”, Nottingham, UK.

2010

  • “Spectroscopy, Theory and Mechanism in Bioinorganic Chemistry”, Faraday Discussion: 148, Nottingham, UK, “Prediction of nitroxide spin label EPR spectra from MD trajectories: application to Myoglobin”.
  • “The 43st International Meeting of the EPR Group, Cardiff, UK, “Prediction of motional EPR spectra from Molecular Dynamics”.

2009

  • Institute of Food Research, Norwich, UK, “Predicting Spectroscopic properties from Molecular Dynamics simulations: Examples with EPR and spin labels”.
  • Department of Biophysics, Nagoya University, Japan, “Prediction of EPR spectra of spin labelled molecular systems directly from Molecular Dynamics simulations”.
  • Research Institute for Computational Sciences, AIST, Tsukuba, Japan, “Prediction of EPR spectra of spin labelled molecular systems directly from Molecular Dynamics simulations”.

2008

  • Centre for Interdisciplinary Mathematical Research Seminars, School of Mathematics, UEA, UK, “Predicting Spectroscopic properties of complex molecular systems prior to actual Experiment: Example using Molecular Dynamics simulations”.
  • “5th International conference on nitroxide radicals”, Ancona, Italy. “A novel method for the simulation of spin label EPR spectra directly from Molecular Dynamics calculations”.
  • “6th Asia Pacific EPR/ESR Symposium”, Cairns, Australia”. “What can we learn from the “dialog” between the active site and the radical in a metalloprotein”.
  • “6th Asia Pacific EPR/ESR Symposium”, Cairns, Australia”. “A novel approach to the simulation of spin label EPR spectra directly from Molecular Dynamics trajectory”, Keynote lecture.
  • School of Physics, University of Osnabrueck, Germany. “A novel approach to the simulation of spin label EPR spectra directly from Molecular Dynamics trajectory
  • “The 41st International Meeting of the EPR Group, London, UK, “A novel approach to the simulation of spin label EPR spectra from a single truncated dynamical trajectory”.

2006

  • “39th Annual International Meeting of the RSC Electron Spin Resonance Group”, Edinburgh, UK, “Advanced spectroscopic methods in bioinorganic chemistry: A theoretical insight”, RSC award lecture.

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