Grad students and post-docs in the labs of the chemistry top dogs seem pretty well prepared for their internal group meetings, according to stuff you sometimes find on Google. Unfortunately, few of these amazingly jam-packed slides have real links to them, even though they are indeed online, free for all to see.


So I have been playing around with different search phrases on Google, and I think I have a decent recipe now. Try these for example (copy/paste into Google – try other names too as you see fit):

"group meeting" chemistry baran filetype:pdf
"group meeting" chemistry nicolaou filetype:pdf
"group meeting" chemistry burke filetype:pdf
"group meeting" chemistry trost filetype:pdf
"group meeting" chemistry taber filetype:pdf
"group meeting" chemistry carreira filetype:pdf
"group meeting" chemistry tanner filetype:pdf
"group meeting" chemistry somfai filetype:pdf
"group meeting" chemistry bach filetype:pdf
"group meeting" chemistry macmillan filetype:pdf

(Or, if you prefer, an educational direct link.)

Awesome, huh? This is 100% GOOD stuff. Enough material to keep a chemistry thirsty soul busy for a long, long time.

Many extraordinarily talented chemists have spent many hours writing these reports up, and much of the material is not found elsewhere, such as in text-book, the literature or the blogosphere.

Also, many of these slides can be quite “inspirational” (wink-wink) if you are in a hurry to throw together a presentation until tomorrow’s meeting.


7 Responses to How to eavesdrop on the juiciest group meetings in the world

  1. Can Karadayi says:

    Awesome! Thank you!

  2. Alex says:

    Thanks for the tip. Will try all these searches later.
    BTW, it should be “Nicolaou” and “Carreira” ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. BRSM says:

    There’s also some good stuff on the Denmark group site at The fact that these go back to 2001 is quite amazing.

  6. Pamplemousse says:

    This looks like all the Baran meetings, on one page:

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