May SciBar

The Park Tavern

The Bollington Brewing Company


Go with the flow? The future of organic chemistry

Speaker: Dr Sebastian Cosgrove, The University of Manchester

Seb is an organic chemist who works at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology as a postdoctoral researcher. His interests lie in the use of new technologies for small molecule synthesis, with a particular interest in using engineered enzymes as catalysts and running reactions under continuous flow conditions. Flow is the continuous pumping of chemical reactions through tubular reactors, a technology that holds much promise for more efficient ways to make molecules than the traditional batch methods more commonly applied.

This talk will discuss the implications of using flow over the established methods and touch on some of Seb’s research using enzymes in continuous reactors.

Event starts 6.30 pm

Anyone from Junior School age onward is very welcome. You don’t need to be an expert. Just bring an inquisitive mind!

Admission is free and as always arrive early to guarantee a good seat.

Food will be served from 5pm until 8pm.


Monday 27th May


The Park Tavern