The synthesis and study of molecules is at the heart of chemical research. One of the most challenging aspects is the development of methods to synthesise molecules for the first time.

In this talk Professor David Barker will describe how taking up the challenge to prepare a wide variety of different molecules has led to range of opportunities in his career. From designing methods to make bioactive natural products, to synthesising potential treatments for triple-negative breast cancer, to forming a spin-out company to prepare biosensing devices and developing novel water treatment technologies.

David Barker is a Professor of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry whose research focuses on the synthesis of organic molecules to answer chemical and biological questions.

This lecture was hosted by the Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland.

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