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Seminars for April 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

AbbVie Workshop Series

Professor Hung-Wen "Ben" Liu     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
University of Texas, Austin TX

Time:   4:15 PM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Studies of SpnF-catalyzed [4+2]-cycloaddition in the biosynthesis of spinosyn A

Abstract           Host: Thomas Hoye

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Student Seminar Series

Professor Jacqueline K. "JK" Barton     (web page)
Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena CA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

DNA-Mediated Signaling

Abstract           Host: Anna Komor

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Dow Lecture Series

Professor Ramesh Jasti     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
Boston University, Boston MA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

The Bottom-Up Organic Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes

Abstract           Host: Christopher Douglas

Monday, April 14, 2014

Special Seminar

Professor Katarzyna Błażewska    
Technical University of Lodz, Lodz Poland

Time:   3:30 PM
Room: 101J Smith Hall

Synthesis & Biological Characterization of Novel Phosphonocarboxylate RabGGTase Inhibitors

Abstract           Host: Mark Distefano

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Special Seminar

Jared Piper, Ph.D.     (web page)
Principal Research Scientist
Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis Indiana

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Process Research and Development of 2-Aryl Substituted Pyrrolidines

Host: Andrew Harned

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Departmental Seminar

Professor Squire J. Booker     (web page)
Department of Chemistry
Penn State, University Park PA

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

A Radical Strategy for Antibiotic Resistance: Mechanistic Dissection of a Novel Post-Transcriptional Modification of 23S rRNA

Abstract           Host: Lawrence Que Jr.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Departmental Seminar

Eric Dane, Ph.D.    
Departments of Chemistry & Biomedical Engineering
Boston University, Boston MA

Time:   4 PM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Novel Bioinspired Carbohydrate Polymers: Synthesis, Characterization, and Bioactivity Studies

Abstract           Host: William Tolman

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bayer Lecture in Sustainability

Professor George Huber     (web page)
Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison WI

Time:   7 PM
Room: 100 Bell Museum

Renewable Plastics: Step One in Breaking Our Oil Addiction

Abstract           Host: Marc Hillmyer

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Departmental Seminar

Professor Shana Kelley     (web page)
Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Toronto, Ontario Canada

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Ultrasensitive Biomolecular Detection Using Nanostructured Metals

Abstract           Host: Valerie Pierre

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Albert J. Moscowitz Lecture

Professor Frank Neese     (web page)
Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion
Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany

Time:   9:45 AM
Room: 331 Smith Hall

Insights into Biological Energy Conversion in Photosystem II from a Combination of Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy

Abstract           Host: Christopher Cramer