Summer Poster 2016
Summer Poster 2016
The Chemistry Department’s Research First Summer Poster Session is on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., on the 2nd Floor of Hamilton Hall.
Reunion at ACS 2016
Alumni Reunion at ACS 2016
If you plan to attend the ACS National Convention in Philadelphia, PA, this August, please join us for an Alumni and Friends Welcome Reception at the McCormick and Schmicks Restaurant in William Penn Room from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23. You will not find the event listed in the official ACS schedule, but it is very official. After a long day of talks at the ACS Convention, come rest, relax, and reminisce with us and fellow alums.
Tuesday, August 23 – 4:30-7:30 PM
McCormick and Schmicks – William Penn Room
1 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Please RSVP to JaMel Ways at email@example.com by August 15, 2016.
UNL postdoctoral researcher Manoj Kumar and Josep Anglada Rull (right), senior researcher at the Spanish National Research Council.
Photo courtesy of Peta-Gaye Clachar
Fulbright scholar brings atmospheric research to the department
Theoretical chemist Josep Anglada Rull, Senior Scientific Researcher at the Spanish National Research Council in Barcelona, Spain, will spend his summer researching with Elmer H. and Ruby M. Cordes Chair in Chemistry Joseph Francisco, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in continuing his study of atmospheric reactions that include the oxidation of ascorbic acid, a form of Vitamin C, by ozone. Read more.
Jiantao Guo, UNL assistant professor of chemistry.
NSF grant supports chemist’s work to expand genetic code
Jiantao Guo, assistant professor of chemistry, earned a five-year, $622,320 Faculty Early Career Development Program Award from the National Science Foundation to further his work on a promising new method for incorporating new amino acids into proteins through quadruplet codon decoding. The work builds on two recent discoveries: (1) the efficiency of quadruplet decoding can be greatly promoted by modifying the sequence/structure of tRNA; and (2) the complete quadruplet anticodon-codon base pairing is not required for efficient quadruplet decoding within the natural translational machinery. Read more.
From L-R is Jodi Alt, Research and Development (R&D) Scientific Manager-Streck; Cliff Stains, Department of Chemistry-UNL; John Scholl, Sr. R&D Scientific Manager – Hematology-Streck; Kevin Shokat, Streck Awardee-University of California San Francisco; Chris Connelly, R&D Scientific Manager-Streck; David Berkowitz, Chair, Department of Chemistry-UNL , and Bradford Hunsley, Director of R&D-Streck.
Award-winning chemist delivers inaugural Streck Award Lecture
Kevan M. Shokat (center) delivers an engaging lecture to a room full of students and faculty Thursday titled “Non-traditional Chemical Strategies for Targeting Traditional Targets in Cancer and Neurodegeneration.”
The University of California San Francisco Professor is one of the nation’s leading researchers in chemical biology and pioneer in the development of chemical methods for investigating cellular signal transduction pathways; with a particular focus on protein kinases and lipid kinases. Shokat was awarded a plaque to commemorate the inaugural Streck Award Lecture hosted by the Department of Chemistry and Streck, an innovative, Nebraska-based company in the clinical chemistry/biomedical diagnostics arena. The Streck lectureship will give students and faculty the opportunity to meet leaders in the field of clinical chemistry/chemical biology, in addition to strengthening this special university/industry partnership, ultimately promoting economic development in the state. Read more.
Kenneth A. Dill receives NC3 Award
David B. Berkowitz (left) and Xiao Cheng Zeng (right) present Kenneth A. Dill with the NC3 Award.
Kenneth A. Dill was presented with the NC3 Award on April 29 in advance of his honorary lecture entitled “Protein Folding – in Principle, in the Cell, and in the Computer.” Dill is the Louis and Beatrice Laufer Professor of Physics and Chemistry at Stony Brook University and the Director of the Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology. Dill’s research interests are at the intersection of statistical physics and cell biophysics and structural biology. His work has elucidated funnel-shaped energy landscapes that help explain the complicated processes of protein folding and his investigations demonstrate that protein structures are largely determined by hydrophobic interactions. The NC3 Award was established to celebrate the Nebraska Cluster for Computational Chemistry and brings an international leader in the field to Lincoln each year.
Welcome to the web site for the Department of Chemistry at the University of Nebraska’s flagship campus here in Lincoln. We are a BIG Ten University on a steep growth trajectory! The Department has strengths at the disciplinary interfaces in Chemical Biology and Materials Chemistry. The former area builds around a long-standing tradition of research excellence in Organic Chemistry and Bioanalytical Chemistry and the latter benefits from an exceptional cadre of computational chemists ... Read More
David B. Berkowitz
Willa Cather Professor