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Fall 2012 Colloquium List

August 24
Professor Wilfred van der Donk

Posttranslational Modificatins in Natural Product Biosynthesis
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Hosted by Liangcheng Du

August 31
TBA

September 6, 7
HAMILTON AWARD LECTURE
Professor Kendall N. Houk
University of California, Los Angeles
Thursday: Designing New Enzymes
Friday: Theory and Dynamics of Cycloadditions: Synthesis, Chemical Biology, and Organic Materials
Hosted by Andrzej Rajca

September 14
Professor Melanie M. Cooper
Clemson University
How Do Students Learn To Use Representations In Chemistry?
Hosted by Marilyne Stains

September 21
Professor Robert L. Augustine

Seton Hall University
TEMPO Mediated Selective Oxidations of Primary Alcohols
Hosted by James Takacs

September 28
Professor Robert Powers
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
NMR and Drug Discovery: A Systems Biology Perspective
Hosted by James Takacs

October 5
Dr. G. Marius Clore

National Institutes of Health
Seeing the Invisible by NMR
Hosted by Robert Powers

October 12
Professor Craig L. Hill
Emory University
Catalysts and Nanostructures for Artificial Photosynthesis
Hosted by Jian Zhang

October 19
Dr. Marinda Li Wu

2012 President - Elect American Chemical Society
How Can We All Become Better Ambassadors for Chemistry?
Hosted by Barry Cheung & Marilyne Stains

October 26
Dr. Norton P. Peet
International R&D Consultant
Recent Progress in the Development of New Antibiotics
Hosted by James Takacs

November 2
Professor Pingyun Feng
University of California Riverside
Crystalline Semiconducting and Porous Materials: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications
Hosted by Jian Zhang

November 9
Professor Liangcheng Du
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
From Genome Sequences to New Anti-infectives --- Biosynthetic Mechanisms and Metabolic Engineering
Hosted by James Takacs

November 16
Professor Christopher A. Voigt
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Expanding the Language to Program Cells
Hosted by Jiantao Guo

November 30
Professor Stacey Lowery Bretz
Miami University
Chemistry Misconceptions and Concept Inventories: Students' Interpretations of Multiple
Representations
Hosted by Marilyne Stains

December 7
Michael L. Gross Award
Professor Vicki H. Wysocki

Ohio State University
Characterization of Protein Complexes: Pairing Surface-Induced Dissociation with Ion Mobility
Hosted by Eric Dodds


SPRING 2012 COLLOQUIA

January 13
Professor Sheryl Tsai

University of California, Irvine
Learning Drug Design from Nature: Structural Enzymology of Polyketide Biosynthesis
Hosted by Liangcheng Du

January 20
CHAIR LECTURESHIP & ADVANCE-NEBRASKA
Professor Geraldine L. Richmond
University of Oregon
At the Water's Edge: Understanding Environmentally Important Processes at Aqueous Surfaces
Hosted by Xiao Cheng Zeng

January 27 POSTPONED
Dr. John D. Stenger-Smith
Naval Air Warfare Center
Advanced Charge Storage Devices
Hosted by Jody Redepenning

February 3
Professor Wenshe Liu
Texas A&M University
Engineering Pyrrolysyl-tRNA Synthetase for the Synthesis of Proteins with Posttranslatinal and other Modifications
Hosted by Jiantao Guo

February 10
Professor Vicente Talanquer
University of Arizona
Exploring How Chemistry Students Think
Hosted by Marilyne Stains

February 17
Professor Dustin Maly
University of Washington
Chemical Tools for Studying Signaling Enzymes
Hosted by Cliff Stains

February 24
Professor Marcy H. Towns
Purdue University
Goals for Undergraduate Laboratory
Hosted by Marilyne Stains

March 2
Professor Oleg V. Prezhdo
University of Rochester
Quantum Dots - Artificial Atoms, Molecules, or Small Pieces of Bulk: Insights from Time-Domain Ab Initio Calculations
Hosted by Xiao Cheng Zeng

March 9
Professor Catherine C. Fenselau
University of Maryland
Progress in Proteomic Studies of the Plasma Membrane
Hosted by Eric Dodds

March 16
Professor Francisco Zaera
University of California, Riverside
Self-Assembly Synthesis of Heterogeneous Catalysts with Novel Nanoarchitectures and Improved Selectivities
Hosted by Barry Cheung

March 23
SPRING BREAK

March 30
ACS NATIONAL MEETING

March 30
Professor Alexander Deiters
North Carolina State University
Synthetic Chemical Tools for the Control of Cellular Processes
Hosted by Cliff Stains

April 6
Professor Hao Yan
Arizona State University
Designer DNA Architectures for Nanotechnology
Hosted by Rebecca Lai

April 13
TBA

April 20
Grad Student Awards

April 27
Professor Oliver Fiehn
University of California, Davis
Mass Spectrometry Databases for Metabolomic Studies
Hosted by Phi Lambda Upsilon - Rho Chapter

May 3-4
HAMILTON AWARD LECTURE
Professor Carolyn R. Bertozzi
University of California, Berkeley
Thursday: Sugar-coated Cells, the Good news and the Bad News
Friday: Bioorthogonal Chemistry for Glycoprofiling and Beyond
Hosted by Stephen DiMagno


FALL 2011 COLLOQUIA

August 17
SPECIAL ALUMNUS SEMINAR
Dr. Kevin R. Woller

Abbott Laboratories
Reflections on 10 years of High-Throughput Organic Synthesis (HTOS) at Abbott
Hosted by Patrick Dussault

August 26
Professor Jun Li

Tsinghua University, China
Computational Modeling on the Catalytic Properties of Gold Nanoclusters and Surfaces
Hosted by Xiao Cheng Zeng

September 2
TBA

September 9
Professor Hui Li

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Advancing Quantum Mechanical and Molecular Mechanical Methods
Hosted by James Takacs

September 16
Professor Barry Cheung
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Nanosize Effect on the Chemistry of Low Dimensional Materials 
Hosted by James Takacs

September 23
TBA

September 30
Professor Francis P. Zamborini
University of Louisville
Chemically- and Electrochemically-Synthesized Metallic Nanostructures: Fundamental Properties and Applications
Hosted by Rebecca Lai

October 7
Professor Matthew S. Platz
Ohio State University
Director, NSF Division of Chemistry
Ultrafast Time Resolved Studies of  Excited States and Reactive Intermediates
Hosted by David Berkowitz

October 14
Dr. Bruce D. Kay
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Beakers Without Walls: Using Nanoscale Amorphous Solid Films to Create and Study Deeply Supercooled Liquids
Hosted by Xiao Cheng Zeng

October 21
GWRM/GLRM 2011- No Speaker Scheduled

October 28
Professor Christer B. Aakeröy
Kansas State University
Constructing Co-crystals Using Molecular Sense and Supramolecular Sensibility
Hosted by Wonyoung Choe

November 4
Professor Rebecca Y. Lai 
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 
Folding-based Electrochemical Biosensors 
Hosted by James Takacs 

November 11
TBA

November 18
TBA

December 2
Professor Michael V. Mirkin
Queens College CUNY 
Electrochemistry at Nanoelectrodes---Does Size Really Matter?
Hosted by Rebecca Lai 

December 9 CANCELLED
Professor Christopher A. Voigt
University of California-San Francisco
Expanding the Language to Program Cells
Hosted by Jiantao Guo


SPRING 2011 COLLOQUIA - Celebrating 125 Years of Chemistry Education

February 4
TBA

February 11
TBA

February 18
Professor Matthew P. Augustine
University of California-Davis
Fruit of the Vine, Two Buck Chuck, or Lighter Fluid: Applying NMR and Susceptibility
Screening to Wine and Homeland Security Problems
Hosted by PLU-Rho Chapter

February 25
STIEFVATER MEMORIAL LECTURESHIP
ADVANCE-NEBRASKA LECTURESHIP

Professor Melanie S. Sanford
University of Michigan
C-H Functionalization in Organic Synthesis
Hosted by James Takacs

March 4
TBA

March 11
Dr. Paul Ashby

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Toward Capturing Membrane Protein Dynamics with the Fiber Force Probe
Hosted by Barry Cheung

March 18
Professor Michael D. Ward

Design of Hydrogen-bonded Frameworks: From Layers to Cylinders to Spheres
New York University
Hosted by Barry Cheung

March 20-27
Spring Break

March 27-31
ACS Meeting - Anaheim, California

April 1
Professor Richard M. Crooks
The University of Texas at Austin
Bipolar Electrodes: A Simple Modality for Concentration, Separation and Detection of Analytes in Microfluidic Channels
Hosted by Rebecca Lai

April 8
DEWEY & KELLY AWARD LECTURESHIP
ADVANCE-NEBRASKA LECTURESHIP
Professor Jacqueline K. Barton

California Institute of Technology
DNA-mediated Signaling
Hosted by Rebecca Lai

April 15
ALUMNI REUNION

Graduate Student Awards

April 22
CHAIR LECTURESHIP
Professor Ho-Kwang Mao
Carnegie Institution of Washington
High Pressure -- A New Dimension in Physical Sciences
Hosted by Xiao Cheng Zeng

April 29
TBA


FALL 2010 COLLOQUIA - Celebrating 125 Years of Chemistry Education Top of page

August 18
Special Alumnus Seminar
Dr. Paul Ries
Dow Chemical Company
Industrial R&D, the Business of Science
Hosted by Craig Eckhardt

August 27
TBA (Fall ACS Meeting, Aug 22-26)

September 3
TBA

September 10
Professor Stephen E. Creager

Clemson University
New Electrolytes for Advanced Batteries and Fuel Cells
Hosted by Rebecca Lai

September 17
Professor Jeffery N. Agar
Brandeis University
ALS-Associated Protein Structural Modifications, and Small Molecules That Stabilize Them
Hosted by Ron Cerny

September 23-24
HAMILTON AWARD LECTURE
Professor Stephen L. Buchwald

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Thursday: Palladium-Catalyzed Carbon-Nitrogen Bond-Forming Reactions in Organic Synthesis
Friday:  Overcoming Difficult Reductive Eliminations in Reaction Development
Hosted by James Takacs

October 1
TBA
-- IAB Meeting

October 8
Professor David H. Sherman

University of Michigan
Structural Diversity and Enzymatic Versatility in Natural Product Biosynthesis     
Hosted by Liangcheng Du

October 15
Professor William R. Dolbier, Jr.

University of Florida
New Synthetic Methodology in Organofluorine Chemistry
Hosted by Stephen DiMagno

October 22
Professor Wonyoung Choe
University of Nebraska
Multifunctional Metal-Organic Frameworks: Endless Wonders
Hosted by James Takacs

October 29
Professor David N. Beratan

Duke University
Steering Electrons on Moving Pathways
Hosted by Stephen DiMagno

November 5
TBA

November 12
Professor J. Martin Scholtz
Texas A&M University
Electrostatic Interactions in Proteins:  Charges and Consequences
Hosted by Mark Griep

November 19
WASHBURN AWARD
Professor Bruce Berne
Hydrophobicity on Large and Small Length Scales in Physical and Biophysical Systems
Columbia University
Hosted by Barry Cheung


SPRING 2010 COLLOQUIA Top of page

January 22
Professor Mary T. Rodgers

Wayne State University
Structures and Binding Energies of Ionic Complexes Studied by Guided Ion
Beam Tandem Mass Spectrometry and IRMPD Action Spectroscopy

Hosted by James Takacs

January 29
Professor Kermit K. Murray

Louisiana State University
New Approaches to Biological Mass Spectrometry
Hosted by James Takacs

February 19
Professor Craig Townsend

Johns Hopkins University
Structural and Mechanistic Understanding of Type I Polyketide Synthases and their
Potential for Unnatural Product Synthesis

Hosted by Liangcheng Du

February 26
Professor Tom Rovis

Colorado State University
Ring-Forming Strategies in Asymmetric Catalysis
Hosted by James Takacs

March 19
(Spring Break 14-21) Leave Open

March 26
ACS NATIONAL MEETING

April 2
Professor Robert Field

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Acetylene: Just Large Enough
Hosted by Craig Eckhardt

April 16
Professor Takashi Ito

Kansas State University
Mass and Charge Transport within Block-Copolymer-Derived Nanopores
Hosted by Rebecca Lai

April 23
Professor Henry White

University of Utah
Electrochemistry Using Synthetic and Biological Nanopores
Hosted by Rebecca Lai

April 30
Graduate Student Award

May 7
Commencement


FALL 2009 COLLOQUIA Top of page

August 14
Professor Carol A. Fierke

University of Michigan
Conformational Changes Mediate Molecular Recognition
Hosted by Rebecca Lai

August 28
Professor Sheng Dai

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Synthesis of Au catalysts on Nanostructured Supports
Hosted by Xiao Zeng

September 11
Professor Lawrence Parkhurst

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Why Fret?
Hosted by James Takacs

September 18
Professor Scott A. McLuckey

Purdue University
Ion/ion Reactions: New Chemistry for Bioanalysis via Mass Spectrometry
Hosted by Ron Cerny

September 24, 25
Hamilton Award Lecture
Professor Peter G. Schultz

The Scripps Research Institute
Thursday: An Expanding Genetic Code
Friday: Chemical Approaches to Stem Cell Biology
Hosted by David Berkowitz

October 2 CANCELLED
Professor Henry S. White

University of Utah
Electrochemistry Using Synthetic and Biological Nanopores
Hosted by Rebecca Lai

October 9
Professor Weihong Tan

University of Florida
Molecular Profiling of Cancer: A Chemical Biology Approach
Hosted by Rebecca Lai

October 16
Professor Victor W. Pike

National Institutes of Health/NIMH
Radiofluorinated Arenes and Tracers from Iodonium Salts
Hosted by Stephen DiMagno

October 23
Professor David E. Cane

Brown University
Nature as Stereochemist: Unraveling the Complexities of Polyketide Antibiotic Biosynthesis
Hosted by Liangcheng Du

October 30
Professor R. Mark Wightman

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Voltammetric Measurements of Rapid Chemical Signalling in the Brain by Dopamine
Hosted by Rebecca Lai

November 6
Professor Gerald B. Hammond

University of Louisville
Peering Through Alice's Looking Glass: Seeking Alternatives to the Conventional Roles of Substrates, Reagents and Solvents in Synthesis
Hosted by Stephen DiMagno

November 13
Professor Istvan Molnar

Arid Lands Studies, University of Arizona
A Serial Killer, Arrested Movement, and CODs: Molecular Genetics of Anti-haptotactic and Insecticidal Secondary Metabolites From Beauveria Bassiana
Hosted by Liangcheng Du

November 20
Professor Manos Mavrikakis

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Fundamental Heterogeneous Catalysis: From Reaction Mechanisms to New Materials
Hosted by Xiao Zeng


SPRING 2009 COLLOQUIATop of page

January 30
Deborah S. Wuttke
University of Colorado at Boulder
Tying Up the Ends: Recognition of Single-Stranded DNA at Telomeres
Hosted by Prof. Mark Griep

February 13
J. Karl Johnson
University of Pittsburgh
Atomistic Modeling of Hydrogen Storage in Complex Metal Hydrides
Hosted by Prof. Xiao Cheng Zeng

February 20
Hamid Band
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Ubiquitin-Dependent Negative Regulation of Tyrosine Kinase Receptors: Cell Biology and Translational Possibilities
Hosted by Prof. David Berkowitz

March 6
Dagmar Ringe
Brandeis University
The Roles of Secon Shell Residues in the Active Site of an Enzyme
Hosted by Prof. David Berkowitz

March 13
Kevin W. Plaxco
University of California, Santa Barbara
Better Living Through Biosensors
Hosted by Prof. Rebecca Lai

March 20 - Spring Break

March 27 - ACS National Meeting

April 10
Uwe H. F. Bunz
Georgia Institute of Technology
From Cruciform Fluorophores to Antiaromatic Large Heteroacenes
Hosted by Prof. Andrzej Rajca

April 24 - graduate Student Awards

May 1
Cathleen Crudden
Queen's University
Transition Metal Catalysis with Molecules and Materials
Hosted by Prof. James Takacs


FALL 2008 COLLOQUIA Top of page

SEPTEMBER 5
Dr. Paul DaSilva-Jardine

Pfizer
The Evolution of Medicinal Chemistry Over the Last Five Years: From Cannabinoid Receptor Antagonists to Opiod Receptor Antagonists
Host:  Prof. David Berkowitz

SEPTEMBER 12
Professor Peter Rossky

University of Texas at Austin
Hydration at the Nanoscale
Host:  Prof. Xiao Cheng Zeng

SEPTEMBER 19 
Dr. Bruce Garrett

EMSL, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Dynamical Nucleation Theory: A Molecular-Scale Approach to New Particle Formation  
Host:  Prof. Xiao Cheng Zeng

SEPTEMBER 25, 26
HAMILTON AWARD LECTURE pictures pictures
Professor Paul Wender

Stanford University
Thursday:  The Chemistry-Medicine Continuum Part I: New Strategies For Breaching Biological Barriers And Overcoming Resistant Disease
Friday:  The Chemistry-Medicine Continuum Part II: Synthetic and Biological Studies on Latent HIV/AIDS Virus, Cancer, and Cognition
Host: Prof. James Takacs

OCTOBER 3
Professor Paul Weiss

Pennsylvania State University
Designing, Measuring and Controlling Molecular- and Supramolecular-Scale Properties for Molecular Devices
Host:  Prof. Barry Cheung

OCTOBER 10
Professor D. Wayne Goodman

Texas A & M University
Catalysis by Au and Au Alloys:  From Single Crystals to Nanoparticles
Host: Prof. Xiao Cheng Zeng

OCTOBER 17
OPEN

OCTOBER 31
Professor Robert Powers

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Protein Structure, Function and Evolution
Host: Prof. James Takacs

NOVEMBER 7
Professor Gianluigi Veglia

University of Minnesota
Hybrid Solution and Solid-State NMR Approach to Analyze Structure,
Dynamics, and Interactions of Membrane Proteins
Host: Prof. Gerard Harbison

NOVEMBER 14
CANCELLED

NOVEMBER 21
MICHAEL L. GROSS LECTURESHIP
Professor Igor Kaltashov

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mass Spectrometry as a Versatile and Comprehensive Tool to Study Biopolymer Behavior: From Model Systems to Biopharmaceutical Products
Host: Prof. Ron Cerny

DECEMBER 5        
Professor Joseph Noel

Salk Institute
Pealing Back the Layers of Time: Reconstructing the Evolutionary History of Nature's Chemical Toolbox
Host: Prof. Liangcheng Du


DECEMBER 12
Professor Jody Redepenning

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Biomaterials for Hard Tissue Repair and Reconstruction
Host: Prof. James Takacs


SPRING 2008 COLLOQUIA Top of page

JANUARY 18
Professor Xiaogang Peng

University of Arkansas
Semiconductor Nanocrystal Emitters: Either Years Efforts
Host: Prof. Xiao Cheng Zeng

JANUARY 25 - POSTPONED
Michael L. Gross Lectureship
Professor Igor Kaltashov

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mass Spectrometry as a Versatile Tool to Study Protein Behavior: From Model Systems to Biopharmaceutical Products
Host: Prof. Ron Cerny

FEBRUARY 15
Professor Yi Lu

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Designing Functional Metalloenzymes
Host: Prof. Hui Li

FEBRUARY 29
Professor Zhenyu Zhang

Oak Ridge National Laboratory & University of Tennessee
First-Principles Design of Novel Nanomaterials for Hydrogen Generation and Storage
Host: Prof. Xiao Cheng Zeng

MARCH 7
Michael L. Gross Lectureship
Professor John Klassen

University of Alberta
Structure and Stability of Protein Complexes in Solution and the Gas Phase Studied by Electrospray Ionization
Host: Prof. Ron Cerny

MARCH 14
Professor James P. Morken

Boston College
Transition-Metal Catalyzed Enantioselective Diboration: An Enabling Tool for Organic Synthesis
Host: Prof. James Takacs

MARCH 21 SPRING BREAK

MARCH 28
Professor John L. Markley

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Metabolomics: New Technology and Applications to Investigations of Gene Knockouts in Arabidopsis and Red Blood Cells
Host: Prof. Robert Powers

APRIL 4
Professor Qiang Cui

University of Wisconsin-Madison
QM/MM Simulations: Recent Developments and Biophysical Applications
Host: Prof. Hui Li

APRIL 11
ACS National Meeting

APRIL 18 - POSTPONED
Professor David E. Cane

Brown University
Nature's Dirty Secrets: Exploring the Microbial Terpenome
Host: Prof. Liangcheng Du

APRIL 24 & 25
HAMILTON AWARD LECTURE
pictures pictures
Professor Christopher T. Walsh
Harvard Medical School
Thursday: Antibiotics: Past, Present, and Future
Friday: Microcins: Posttranslational Modification of Ribosomal Peptides to Antibiotic Scaffolds
Host: Prof. David Berkowitz

MAY 2
Professor Eric Anslyn

University of Texas, Austin
Supramolecular Analytical Chemistry
Host: Prof. Andrzej Rajca

MAY 9
Graduate Student Awards

 


FALL 2007 COLLOQUIA Top of page

August 31
Professor Adam J. Matzger

University of Michigan
Crystallization in Two and Three Dimensions
Host: Prof. Andrzej Rajca

September 7
Professor Jeffrey R. Long

University of California, Berkeley
Hydrogen Storage in Microporous Coordination Solids with Exposed Metal Sites
Host: Prof. Wonyoung Choe

September 14
Professor Kay Brummond

University of Pittsburgh
Rh(I)-Catalyzed Carbocyclization and Cyclocarbonylation Reactions of Cumulated Dienes
Host: Prof. James Takacs

September 20 & 21
HAMILTON AWARD LECTURE pictures
Professor Shu Kobayashi

Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
The University of Tokyo
Thursday: Organic Reactions in Water
Friday: New Dimensions of Acid and Base Catalysis
Host: Prof. James Takacs

September 28
Professor Oksana Lockridge

University of Nebraska Medical Center,
Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases
Mass Spectrometry for Diagnosis of Exposure to Organophosphorus Pesticides
Host: Prof. Mark Griep

October 12
Professor Kim D. Janda

Scripps Research Institute 
Traversing Chemistry and Immunology: A Few Vignettes
Host: Prof. David Berkowitz

October 19 - CANCELLED
Professor Michael D. Ward

 New York University
Self-assembly of Soft Molecular Networks: Crystal Design and Curvature
Host: Prof. Barry Cheung

October 26
WASHBURN AWARD LECTURE
Professor Charles M. Lieber

Harvard University
Nanowires, Nanoscience & Emerging Nanotechnologies
Host: Prof. Lawrence Parkhurst

November 2
Professor Mary Kay Pflum

Wayne State University
Chemical Approaches to Monitoring  Protein Phosphorylation
Host: Prof. Patrick Dussault

November 9
Professor Hung-wen (Ben) Liu

University of Texas, Austin
Learning Nature’s Strategies for Making Unusual Sugars
Host: Prof. Liangcheng Du

November 16 - POSTPONED (Fall 2008)
Professor Peter J. Rossky

University of Texas, Austin
Hydration at the Nanoscale: Patterned Hydrophobicity and Polarity
Host: Prof. Xiao Cheng Zeng

 November 23
THANKSGIVING BREAK

November 30
Professor Vladimir Gevorgyan

The University of Illinois at Chicago
Development of Novel Transition Metal-Catalyzed Synthetic Methodologies
Host: Prof. James Takacs

December 14
Professor Felix N. Castellano

Bowling Green State University
Molecular Inorganic Photonics
Host: Prof. Stephen DiMagno

 


SPRING 2007 COLLOQUIA Top of page

January 12
Professor Günter Haufe
Organisch-Chemisches Institut, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Selective Fluorination: Key for the Synthesis Fluorinated Analogs of natural Products
Hosts: Prof. David Berkowitz and Prof. Stephen DiMagno

January 19
Professor David Lynn
Emory University
Protein Self-assembly: Predicting Form and Function
Host: Prof. David Berkowitz

February 16
Professor Miguel A. Garcia-Garibay
University of California, Los Angeles
Amphidynamic Materials and Molecular Machinery - A New Frontier in Molecular and Crystal Engineering
Host: Prof. Craig Eckhardt

February 19-23
Candidate Interview To Be Announced

March 2
Professor Thomas A. Mallouk
Pennsylvania State University
Catalytic Nanomotors and Pumps
Host: Prof. Barry Cheung

March 9
Professor John Vederas
University of Alberta
Inhibition of Viral 3C Proteases: Lessons from Synthesis, Enzymology and Protein Crystallography
Host: Prof. Liangcheng Du

March 16
SPRING BREAK

March 23
Dr. Shengbai Zhang
Center for Basic Sciences, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Host: Prof. Xiao Cheng Zeng

March 26-30
American Chemical Society 2007 Spring Meeting

April 6
Professor Leonard MacGillivray
University of Iowa
Crystal Engineering the Covalent Bond - Self-Assembly Required
Host: Prof. Wonyoung Choe

April 13
Professor Joel Bowman
Emory University
Uncovering Surprises in Molecular Vibrations and Reaction Dynamics: "It's The Potential!"
Host: Prof. Xiao Cheng Zeng

April 20
GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS

April 27
Professor Vladimir Gevorgyan
University of Illinois at Chicago
Development of Novel Transition Metal-Catalyzed Methodologies
Host: Prof. James Takacs

May 4
Professor Peter O'Connor
Boston University School of Medicine
Mass Spectrometry
Host: Prof. Ron Cerny

 


FALL 2006 COLLOQUIA Top of page

September 1
Prof. Jerry Atwood
University of Missouri–Columbia
Molecular Capsules
Host: Prof. Wonyoung Choe

September 8
Prof. Liangcheng Du
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Genetic and Biochemical Basis for the Biosynthesis of Mycotoxin Fumonisins and Antimycotic HSAF
Host: Prof. Patrick Dussault

September 22
Prof. Younan Xia
University of Washington
Shape-Controlled Synthesis of Nanostructures: Simple Chemistry Meets Complex Physics
Host: Prof. Barry Cheung

September 29
Prof. Barry Trost
Stanford University
A Mechanistic Enigma but a Synthetic Bonanza in Hydrosilylation
Host: Prof. Reuben Rieke

October 6
Prof. Michael O'Keeffe
Arizona State University
Geometry and Chemistry: Reticular Chemistry and the Search for Open Framework Materials
Host: Prof. John Belot

October 20
Dr. Kenneth Kirk
National Institute of Health
Selective Ring-fluorination of Aromatic and heteroaromatic Amines and Amino Acids: Applications in Biomedical Research
Host: Prof. Steve Dimagno

October 27
Prof. Thomas Meade
Northwestern University
Seeing is Believing: The Chemistry of Biological Imaging
Host: Prof. Andrzej Rajca

November 3
Dr. Peter Wuts
Pfizer
A Chemobiological Synthesis of Eplerenone
Host: Prof. James Takacs

November 10
Prof. Nicola Pohl
Iowa State University
Synthetic Strategies for Glycomics
Host: Prof. David Berkowitz

November 17
Prof. Leonard MacGillivray
University of Iowa
TBA
Host: Prof. Wonyoung Choe

November 24
Thanksgiving Break

December 8
Graduate Student Awards
Host: Prof. Patrick Dussault


SPRING 2006 COLLOQUIA Top of page

February 10, 2006
Prof. Michael R. Wasielewski

Northwestern University
Energy, Charge, and Spin Transport Dynamics in Bio-Inspired Molecules and Materials
Host: Prof. Andrzej Rajca

February 24, 2006
Prof. Kevin A. Reynolds

Portland State University
Redirecting Bacterial Natural Product Biosynthetic Pathways
Host: Prof. Liangcheng Du

March 10, 2006
Dr. Sotiris S. Xantheas

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Development of Interaction Potentials for Water From First Principles Electronic Structure Calculations
Host: Prof. Xiao Cheng Zeng

March 17, 2006
SPRING BREAK

March 24, 2006
Prof. Mostafa El-Sayed

Georgia Institute of Technology
Some Interesting Properties of Metal Nanoparticles of Different Shapes in Catalysis, Cancer Diagnostic, and Photothermal Therapy
Host: Prof. Barry Cheung

March 31, 2006
ACS NATIONAL MEETING

April 7, 2006
Prof. Norman J. Dovichi

University of Washington
Single Cell Proteomics
Host: Prof. David Hage

April 14, 2006 - CANCELLED
Prof. Jerry L. Atwood

University of Missouri-Columbia
To Be Announced
Host: Prof. Wonyoung Choe

April 21, 2006 - CANCELLED
Prof. Younan Xia

University of Washington
Shape-Controlled Synthesis of Metal Nanocrystals: Simple Chemistry Meets Complex Physics
Host: Prof. Barry Cheung

April 28, 2006
Prof. Kenneth S. Suslick

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Colorimetric Sensor Arrays: An Adventure in Molecular Recognition
Host: Prof. Wonyoung Choe


FALL 2005 COLLOQUIA Top of page

AUGUST 26
Professor Xiaolian Gao

University of Houston
DNA/RNA/Peptide/Peptidomimetic mChips by Digital Chemistry and Their Applications
Host: Prof. Robert Powers

SEPTEMBER 2
Professor Richard Caprioli

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
The Role of Proteomics in Clinical and Biological Research: Direct Tissue Analysis by Mass Spectrometry
Host: Prof. Ron Cerny

SEPTEMBER 9
Professor Bruce S. Hudson

Syracuse University
Vibrations of Molecules in Solids: Periodic DFT and Inelastic Neutron Scattering
Host: Prof. Gerry Harbison

SEPTEMBER 16
Dr. Melissa Petruska

Los Alamos National Laboratory Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals: Assemblies and Applications
Host: Prof. John Belot

SEPTEMBER 23 WASHBURN MEMORIAL LECTURE
Professor Donald G. Truhlar

University of Minnesota
Quantum Enzyme Kinetics
Host: Prof. Xiao Cheng Zeng

SEPTEMBER 30
Professor Ben Cravatt

The Scripps Research Institute
Activity-based Proteomics
Host: Prof. Liangcheng Du

OCTOBER 7
Professor Devens Gust

Arizona State University
Molecule-Based Switches and Logic Gates
Host: Prof. Andrzej Rajca

OCTOBER 14
Professor Marc Snapper

Boston College
New Reactions: Using Molecular Strain to Access Molecular Complexity
Host: Prof. David Berkowitz

OCTOBER 21
Professor Frantisek Svec

University of California at Berkeley
Monolithic Columns for Chromatography: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Host: Prof. David Hage

OCTOBER 28
Professor Madeleine M. Joullie

University of Pennsylvania
Synthetic Investigations of Antimitotic Agents
Host: Prof. James Takacs

NOVEMBER 4
Professor Amos B. Smith, III
University of Pennsylvania
Evolution of a Gram-Scale Total Synthesis of the Antitumor Agent (+)-Spongistatin 1: Challenges, Excitement, and Frustrations
Host: Prof. James Takacs

NOVEMBER 10 & 11 - HAMILTON AWARD LECTURE
Professor Mafred T. Reetz
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung
Thursday: Controlling the selectivity of Enzymes as Catalysts in Organic Chemistry by Directed Evolution

Friday: New Combinatorial Methods in Asymmetric Transition Metal Catalysis
Host: Prof. David Berkowitz

NOVEMBER 18 - SIGMA XI - YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD
Professor Xiao Cheng Zeng
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Water, Ice, and Bubbles at Nanoscales
Host: Prof. Patrick Dussault

NOVEMBER 25 - THANKSGIVING BREAK

DECEMBER 2
Dr. Angela Gronenborn
National Institutes of Health
Anything Goes - Protein Structure Polymorphism
Host: Prof. Robert Powers

DECEMBER 9 - GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS


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JANUARY 21
Professor Gaetano T. Montelione

Rutgers University
Structural Proteomics of Eukaryotic Domain Families
Host: Prof. Robert Powers

JANUARY 28
Professor William E. Buhro

Washington University
Colloidal Semiconductor Quantum Wires
Host: Prof. John Belot

FEBRUARY 4
Professor Carol Post

Purdue University
Structural Plasticity in Signaling Proteins
Host: Prof. Robert Powers

FEBRUARY 11
Professor Robert L. Vold

College of William & Mary
Multinuclear Solid State NMR Studies
of Ferroelectric Perovskites

Host: Prof. John Stezowski

FEBRUARY 18
Professor William Gerwick

Oregon State University
Drug Leads from Marine Cyanobacteria - Unlocking a Treasure
Trove of Useful Natural Products by Chemical, Biosynthetic
and Molecular Genetic Approaches

Host: Prof. Liangcheng Du

FEBRUARY 25
Dr. Mark Pederson

Naval Research Laboratory
Density-Functional Theory for Molecular Assembled Materials
Host: Prof. Xiao Zeng

MARCH 4
Professor Wenbin Lin

University of North Carolina
Supramolecular Approaches toward Asymmetric Catalysis
Host: Prof. Jim Takacs

MARCH 11
ACS National Meeting

MARCH 25
Professor Xueyu Song

Iowa State University
Host: Prof. Robert Powers

APRIL 1
Professor Isiah M. Warner

(Joint seminar with Sigma Xi)
Louisiana State University
Separations and Fluorescence:
Is There More of a Connection than Simple Detection?
Host: Prof. Patrick Dussault

APRIL 8
Professor Jonathan Vennerstrom

University of Nebraska Medical Center
Synthetic Peroxides As Antimalarials:
Progress Since the Discovery of Artemisinin

Hosts: Prof. Patrick Dussault/ Prof. Mark Griep

APRIL 15
Professor Peter Legzdins

University of British Columbia
The Chemistry of C-H Activating Complexes
of Molybdenum and Tungsten

Host: Prof. Victor Day

APRIL 29
SOMMER AWARD
Professor Carolyn Bertozzi

University of California, Berkeley
Chemistry in Living Systems
Host: Prof. Jim Takacs
 


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AUGUST 27
Professor Cynthia M. Friend

Harvard University
Surface Chemistry Spanning Length Scales:
Nanostructures to Extended Surfaces

Host: Prof. David Sellmyer

SEPTEMBER 10
Cancelled

SEPTEMBER 17
Professor Cynthia Burrows

University of Utah
Heterocyclic Chemistry Leading to
Mutagenesis via Oxidation of DNA Bases

Hosts: Profs. David Berkowitz and Andrzej Rajca

SEPTEMBER 24
Professor Jurgen Rohr

University of Kentucky
Oxidation Processes in Biosynthesis of the
Anticancer Drug Gilvocarcin V- Perspectives
for Combinatorial Biosynthesis

Host: Prof. Liangcheng Du

SEPTEMBER 30 & OCTOBER 1
HAMILTON AWARD LECTURE
Professor George Whitesides

Harvard University
Thursday: Nanoscience and nanotechnology:
What is it all about?

Friday: Dynamic Self-Assembly,
Complexity, and Emergence

Host: Prof. David Berkowitz

OCTOBER 8
PLU AWARD LECTURE
Dr. Richard Roberts

New England Biolabs
Using Genomics to Find New Restriction Enzymes
Host: Phi Lambda Upsilon

OCTOBER 15
Professor Dennis A. Dougherty

California Institute of Technology
How Does Nicotine Recognize the
Nicotinic Receptor? Chemical-Scale Studies
of Drug-Receptor Interactions

Host: Prof. Andrzej Rajca

OCTOBER 22
Professor John Belot

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Low Coordinate Lanthanides:
Complexes, Clusters, and Catalysis

Host: Prof. Stephen DiMagno

OCTOBER 29
Professor Martin Jarrold

Indiana University
Structure, Melting, and Freezing
in the Cluster Size Regime

Host: Prof. Xiao Zeng

NOVEMBER 5
Professor Jeffrey S. Moore

University of Illinois
Foldamer Heterosequences: A Modular
Approach to Customizable Molecular Containers

Host: Prof. Andrzej Rajca

NOVEMBER 12
WASHBURN MEMORIAL LECTURE
Professor Martin Karplus

Harvard University
How Proteins Work: Insights from Simulations
Host: Prof. Xiao Zeng

NOVEMBER 19
Professor Stephen DiMagno

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
F in Organic Chemistry
Host: Prof. James Takacs

NOVEMBER 26
THANKSGIVING BREAK

DECEMBER 3
Professor David Berkowitz

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Recent Developments at the Interface of
Synthetic Organic and Enzymatic Chemistry

Host: Prof. James Takacs

DECEMBER 10
GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS

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JANUARY 23
Hamilton Hall 110
Professor David A. Shultz

North Carolina State University
The Physical Organic Chemistry of Electron Electron Exchange Coupling
Host: Prof. Rajca

JANUARY 30
Hamilton Hall 112
Professor Daniel R. Talham

University of Florida
Supramolecular Assembly at Interfaces:
Directing the Structure of Organic/Inorganic Networks on Surfaces

Host: Prof. Belot

FEBRUARY 6
Hamilton Hall 112
Professor Theodore G. Goodson, III

Wayne State University
Optical Excitations in Branched Macromolecules
Host: Graduate Students

FEBRUARY 13
Hamilton Hall 110
Professor Timothy M. Swager

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Polymer Electronics for
Chemical and Biological Sensors

Host: Prof. Rajca

FEBRUARY 20
Hamilton Hall 112
Professor Kristin Bowman-James

University of Kansas
Anion Coordination Chemistry
Host: Prof. George

FEBRUARY 27
Hamilton Hall 110
Professor Robert J. McMahon

University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Organic Chemistry of Interstellar Space
Host: Prof. Rajca

MARCH 5
Hamilton Hall 110
Dr. Arthur B. Ellis

National Science Foundation
The ABC's of Nanotechnology:
Atoms, Bits, and Civilization

Host: Prof. Leslie-Pelecky

MARCH 12
Hamilton Hall 112
Professor Scott J. Miller

Boston College
An Approach to Asymmetric Synthesis
Based on "Biomimetic" Catalysis

Host: Prof. Berkowitz

MARCH 19
SPRING BREAK

MARCH 26
Cancelled

Hamilton Hall 112
Dr. Marshall M. Siegel
Wyeth Research
Characterization and Structural Elucidation of
Pharmaceuticals Using Mass Spectrometry

Host: Prof. Powers

APRIL 2
Hamilton Hall 112
SOMMER AWARD LECTURESHIP
Professor Michael L. Gross

Washington University
Proteomics, Chapter IV: Mass Spectrometry
Gives Affinities and Conformational Changes
in Protein Ligand Interactions

Host: Prof. Takacs

APRIL 9
Hamilton Hall 112
Professor Robert M. Williams

Colorado State University
Total Synthesis of Natural Products of
Biological and Biomechanistic Intrigue

Host: Prof. Berkowitz

APRIL 16
Hamilton Hall 112
Dr. C. Richard Hutchinson
Kosan Biosciences
Drugs from Life: Engineering Microbial
Enzymes to Make New and Better Compounds

Host: Prof. Du

 


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SEPTEMBER 5
Professor Claudia Turro

Ohio State University
Excited States of Bimetallic and Mononuclear Transition Metal Complexes: Photoreactivity in Solution and with Biomolecules
Host: Prof. Belot

SEPTEMBER 12
Professor Jay Keasling

University of California, Berkeley
Metabolic Engineering of Microbes for Production of Terpenoid Drugs
Host: Prof. DiMagno

SEPTEMBER 19
Professor Bill Robinson
Purdue University
Chemistry Misconceptions: Student Ideas of Atoms and Molecules
Host: Prof. Nicoll

SEPTEMBER 26
Professor Ben Shen
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Hybrid Peptide?Polyketide Natural Products:
Biosynthesis and Prospect for Engineering Structural Diversity

Host: Prof. Du

OCTOBER 3
Professor Marc Hillmyer

University of Minnesota
The Preparation of Nanostructured Hybrid Materials
Using Polylactide Block Copolymers

Host: Prof. Belot

OCTOBER 10
Professor Kendall Houk

University of California, Los Angeles
Theory of Asymmetric Organocatalysis
Host: Prof. Rajca

OCTOBER 17
Professor Brad Moore

University of Arizona
Structural and Mechanistic Basis for Polyketide Assembly
Host: Prof. Du

OCTOBER 24
Dr. David Dixon

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Computational Approaches to Accurate Thermochemistry
Host: Prof. DiMagno

OCTOBER 31
Professor Edward Clennan

University of Wyoming
Molecular Oxygenations in Zeolites
Host: Prof. Dussault

NOVEMBER 7
Professor Martin O'Donnell

Indiana University-Purdue University
Unnatural Amino Acid Synthesis: Giving Mother Nature a Hand
Host: Prof. Berkowitz

CANCELLED
NOVEMBER 14
Professor David Sherman

University of Michigan
The Chemical Biology of Natural Product Biosynthesis
Host: Prof. Du

NOVEMBER 21
PHI LAMBDA UPSILON AWARD
Dr. Richard Roberts

New England Biolabs
Using Genomics to Find New Restriction Enzymes
Host: S. Schuetz

NOVEMBER 28
THANKSGIVING BREAK

DECEMBER 5
GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS




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JANUARY 17
Professor David Collum

Cornell University
Chemistry of Lithium Amides: Lessons Learned
from Solution Kinetics (With No Math!!!)

Host: Prof. DiMagno

JANUARY 24
Professor Gregory S. Girolami

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Molecules to Materials. Coordination Chemistry
Approaches to the Synthesis of Novel Magnets

Host: Prof. Rajca

JANUARY 31
Professor Christine J. Wu

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
First-Principles Search for a Liquid-Liquid
Phase Transition in Elemental Carbon: Implications
for Modeling Energetic Materials

Host: Prof. Zeng

FEBRUARY 7
Professor Dale Poulter

University of Utah
Sage Advice about How to
Build Isoprenoid Molecules

Host: Prof. Du

FEBRUARY 14
Professor Joseph S. Francisco

Purdue University
Structure and Reactivity of Open-Shell Complexes:
New Frontiers in Atmospheric Chemistry

Host: Prof. Nicoll

FEBRUARY 21
Dr. Robert Mass

MDS Harris-Quebec
The Role of Analytical Chemistry
in Drug Development

Host: Prof. Hage

FEBRUARY 28
Professor Hilkka Kenttämaa

Purdue University
Reactivity Studies on Organic Biradicals
Host: Prof. Rajca

MARCH 7
GEORGI-MILITZER LECTURESHIP
Professor John Walker

Cambridge University
Power in Biology
Host: Prof. Griep

MARCH 14
Professor Tarek Sammakia

University of Colorado Boulder
From Mechanistic Studies to the Symmetry-Based
Synthesis of Natural Products

Host: Prof. Takacs

MARCH 21
SPRING BREAK

MARCH 28
Professor Philip Grandinetti

Ohio State University
The Structure of Inorganic Oxide Glasses: An NMR Perspective
Host: Prof. Harbison

APRIL 4
Professor Robert Crabtree

Yale University
An Organometallic Carousel:
Abnormal Binding of Heterocyclic Ligands

Host: Prof. Berkowitz

APRIL 11
Professor Jon Thorson

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Exploiting Nature's Carbohydrate Chemists:
Natural Product Glycorandomization

Host: Prof. Du

APRIL 17
HAMILTON AWARD LECTURESHIP
Professor Eric Jacobsen

Harvard University
Discovery, Study, and Application
of Asymmetric Catalysts

Host: Prof. Berkowitz

APRIL 18
Professor Eric Jacobsen

Harvard University
Privileged Catalysts, Reactions, and
Substrates in Asymmetric Catalysis

Host: Prof. Berkowitz

APRIL 25
Professor Shahriar Mobashery

Wayne State University
Antibacterials as Wonder Drugs and How Their
Effectiveness Is Being Compromised

Host: Prof. Berkowitz

MAY 2
SOMMER AWARD LECTURESHIP
Professor Victor J. Hruby

University of Arizona
The Chemistry of Behavior: Chemical Lessons
from the Genome and the Proteome

Host: Prof. Takacs


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SEPTEMBER 6
Professor Eric Fossum
Wright State University
Triarylphosphine Oxide Based Hyperbranched Polymers
Host: Prof. Belot

SEPTEMBER 13
Professor Laren Tolbert
Georgia Institute of Technology
Organic Superphotoacids: New Substrates for Fundamental Studies in Proton Transfer
Host: Prof. Rajca

SEPTEMBER 20
No Seminar

SEPTEMBER 27
Professor Brian Gibney
Columbia University
De Novo Metalloprotein Design: Rational Design of Heme and Iron Sulfur Proteins
Host: Prof. DiMagno

OCTOBER 4
OPEN

OCTOBER 11
Professor Mark Welker
Wake Forest University
Transition Metal Mediated Cycloaddition Reactions
Host: Prof. Belot

OCTOBER 18
Professor David Atwood
University of Kentucky
Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Group 13 Chelates
Host: Prof. Belot

OCTOBER 25
Regional ACS Meeting
Lawrence, Kansas

NOVEMBER 1
Dr. Rex Murray
Dow-Union Carbide Corp
Proprietary Catalyst Research At Union Carbide
Host: Prof. Belot

NOVEMBER 8
Professor Irving Wainer
National Institutes of Health
Immobilized Nicotinic Receptor Liquid Chromatographic Stationary Phases:
Going with the Flow in Pharmacological Research and Drug Discovery

Host: Prof. Hage

NOVEMBER 15
Professor C. Michael Elliot
Colorado State University
TBA

NOVEMBER 22
Professor Joan-Emma Shea
University of California-Santa Barbara
Simulations of Protein Folding: Probing the Free Energy
Landscape of the src SH3 Protein Domain

Host: Prof. Zeng

NOVEMBER 28
No Seminar - Thanksgiving Break

DECEMBER 6
Graduate Student Awards
Host: Prof. Dussault


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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY


JANUARY 25
Professor Sheldon Shore

Ohio State University
Preparation and Architecture of Some
Lanthanide-Transition Metal Systems

Host: Prof. Belot

FEBRUARY 1
Professor Tom Livinghouse

University of Montana
New Cationic and Metal Mediated
Cyclization Reactions for the Synthesis
of Natural Products and Related Compounds

Host: Prof. DiMagno

FEBRUARY 8
Professor Ercole Cavalieri

University of Nebraska Medical Center
A Unified Mechanism in the
Initiation of Cancer and Other Diseases

Host: Prof. Dussault

FEBRUARY 22
Professor Susan Tucker

University of California-Davis
How Local Density Enhancements Influence
Solute Reaction Rates in Supercritical Water

Host: Prof. Zeng

MARCH 1
Professor Giacinto Scoles

Princeton University
Structural Studies of Organic Thin Films
and Their Relevance to Molecular Electronics

Host: Prof. Eckhardt

MARCH 8
Professor Theodore Widlanski

University of Indiana
Synthesis and Bioogranic Chemistry
of Novel Functional Groups

Host: Prof. Berkowitz

MARCH 15
Professor Marc Hillmyer

University of Minnesota
Nanomaterial Synthesis using
Degradable Block Copolymers

Host: Prof. Belot

MARCH 22
SPRING BREAK

MARCH 29
Dr. Jim McAndrew

Air Liquide
Research on High-Purity Fluids
for Semiconductor Manufacturing

Host: Prof. Belot

APRIL 5
ACS National meeting-Orlando

APRIL 12
Professor Gabriel Waksman

Washington University
Insights into the Structural Biology
of Bacterial Pathogenesis

Host: Prof. Griep

APRIL 19
Professor Ralph Nuzzo

University of Illinois
TBA
Host: Prof. Redepenning

APRIL 26
SOMMER AWARD LECTURE
Professor Ned Porter

Vanderbilt University
Lipid Peroxidation and Antioxidants;
Mechanisms and Methods

Host: Prof. Dussault

MAY 3
Professor Charles Brooks, III

The Scripps Research Institute
Protein and Peptide Folding Kinetics,
Mechanism and Thermodynamics Explored
with Molecular Simulations

Host: Prof. Harbison


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SEPTEMBER 7
Professor Michael J. Therien
University of Pennsylvania
Strongly Coupled Porphyrin Arrays: Photophysics, Electrooptics, and Chemistry
Host: Prof. DiMagno

SEPTEMBER 14
STIEFVATER MEMORIAL AWARD LECTURE
Professor Miguel Yus
Universidad de Alicante, SPAIN
Arene-Catalyzed Lithiation Reactions: Recent Advances
Host: Prof. Rieke

SEPTEMBER 20 & 21
HAMILTON AWARD LECTURES
Professor Yoshito Kishi
Harvard University
Thursday Lecture: Stereochemical Assignment of (Acyclic) Molecules through Organic Synthesis: Universal NMR Database Approach
Friday Lecture: Synthetic 3-O-Methylmanose- and 6-O-Methylglucose-containing Polysaccharides
Host: Prof. Takacs

OCTOBER 5
Professor John F. Hartwig
Yale University
Understanding and Discovering New Transition Metal-Catalyzed Reactions
Host: Prof. DiMagno

OCTOBER 12
MIDWEST REGIONAL MEETING

OCTOBER 26
Professor John Brennan
Rutgers University
Lanthanide Molecules, Clusters, and Solids with Bonds to Sulfur, Selenium, and Tellurium: Unnatural Combinations of Ionic Metals with Covalent Ligands
Host: Prof. Belot

NOVEMBER 2
HARRIS AWARD LECTURE
Professor William F. DeGrado
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
de novo Protein Design
Host: Prof. Song

NOVEMBER 9
Professor Franklin A. Davis
Temple University
Asymmetric Synthesis using Polyfunctionalized Chiral Building Blocks
Host: Prof. Berkowitz

NOVEMBER 16
POSTPONED. New date TBA.
PLU LECTURE

Professor Laren Tolbert
Georgia Institute of Technology
Organic Superphotoacids: Fundamental Studies in Proton Transfer
Host: Prof. Rajca

NOVEMBER 30
Dr. John J. Talley
Pharmacia Corporation
Medicinal Chemistry Department
Discovery of Celebrex
Host: M. Nelson

DECEMBER 7
Professor Pill-Soon Song
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Photobiology at UNL 1987-2001: From Structure-Function of Phytochromes to Photobiotechnology

DECEMBER 14
Professor Holden Thorp (originally scheduled for Sept. 28th).
University of North Carolina
Electron Transfer Reactions of Nucleic Acids and Metal Complexes in Solution, on Surfaces, and in Ionic Liquids
Host: Prof. Redepenning



Spring Semester 2001 Top of page

JANUARY 12
Professor Kevan Shokat
University of California, San Francisco
Unnatural Ligands for Engineered Receptors:
New Tools For Chemical Biology
Host: Prof. DiMagno

JANUARY 19
CANCELLED...CANCELLED
Safety Presentation, Prof. Kingsbury Presiding.
CANCELLED...CANCELLED

JANUARY 26
Professor Judith Herzfeld
Brandeis University
Solid State NMR Studies of the Proton-Motive Photocycle of Bacteriorhodopsin
Host: Prof. Harbison

FEBRUARY 2
Professor Hans-Beat Bürgi
Universität Bern
Temperature Dependence of Crystal Structures; A New Dimension for Chemical Crystallography
Host: Prof. Eckhardt

FEBRUARY 9
Professor Jim Mayer
University of Washington
Hydrogen Atom Transfer Reactions Involving Metal Complexes: From Organic Radical Chemistry to Marcus Theory
Host: Prof. George

FEBRUARY 16
Graduate Student Awards
Host: Prof. Parkhurst
 

FEBRUARY 23
Graduate Student Awards
Host: Prof. Parkhurst

MARCH 2
Professor Austen Angell
Arizona State University
Weird Liquids: Water and Its Non-Hydrogen-Bonded Cousins
Host: Prof. Zeng

MARCH 8 & 9
HAMILTON AWARD LECTURES
Professor Robert H. Grubbs
California Institute of Technology
Design and Synthesis of Catalysts for Olefin Metathesis; Olefin Metathesis in the Synthesis of Large and Small Molecules
Host: Prof. Takacs

MARCH 16 - Spring Break, No colloquium

MARCH 23
Professor Gary Schuster
Georgia Institute of Technology
Long-Distance Charge Transport in
DNA: Materials and Biological Implications
Host: Prof. Rajca

MARCH 30
Professor Gregory C. Fu
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Asymmetric Catalysis with
"Planar-Chiral" Heterocycles
Host: Prof. Takacs

APRIL 13
SOMMER AWARD LECTURE
Professor Gunda Georg
University of Kansas
Host: Prof. Takacs

APRIL 20
Professor David B. Collum
Cornell University
Structure-Reactivity Relationships in Lithium Dialkylamides: Lessons Learned from Solution Kinetics (with No Math!)
Host: Prof. DiMagno

APRIL 27
Professor James M. Berger
University of California, Berkeley
Host: Prof. Griep

MAY 4
Professor Janet Morrow
University at Buffalo, SUNY
Synthetic Nucleases for RNA Cleavage
Host: Prof. Belot

MAY 11
HARRIS AWARD LECTURE
Professor William F. DeGrado
University of Pennsylvania
de novo Protein Design
Host: Prof. Song



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SEPTEMBER  8
Professor Peter Rabideau
Iowa State University
Aromatic Hydrocarbons Related to the Fullerenes: `Buckybowls'
Host: Andrzej Rajca

SEPTEMBER 15
Professor Fred Lewis
Northwestern University
Probing DNA Structure and Electron Transfer with Stilbene-oligonucleotide Conjugates
Host: Steve DiMagno

SEPTEMBER 22
Dr. Sue Goo Rhee
National Institutes of Health
Hydrogen Peroxide as an  Intracellular Messenger in Mammalian Cells
Host: Pill-Soon Song

SEPTEMBER 29
Professor Eric Oldfield
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
New Applications of NMR in Chemistry and Biology
Host: Gerard Harbison

OCTOBER 6
Professor Thomas Moore
Arizona State University
Energy Conversion in an Artificial Photosynthetic Membrane
Host: Pill-Soon Song

OCTOBER 13
Professor Jack Kirsch
University of California, Berkeley
Modern Approaches to Mechanistic Enzymology: The Pyridoxal Phosphate Paradigm?
Host: David Berkowitz

OCTOBER 20
Professor Stephen Leone
University of Colorado at Boulder
Ultrafast Laser Studies of Coherent Control Dynamics
Host: Marjorie Langell

OCTOBER 27
Professor William Evans
University of California, Irvine
The Chemistry of a Molecule Thought to be Too Sterically Crowded to Exist: (C5Me5) 3Sm
Host: John Belot

NOVEMBER 3
Professor David Collum
Cornell University

CANCELLED...to be rescheduled for the Spring Semester.


NOVEMBER 10
Professor Dewey Holten
Washington University-St. Louis
Ultrafast Electron Transfer in Mutant Photosynthetic Reaction Centers
Host: Mark Griep

NOVEMBER 17
Professor Michael Ward
University of Minnesota
Crystal Engineering with Soft and Porous Molecular Frameworks: Strategic Routes for New Materials
Host: Jody Redepenning

DECEMBER 1
Professor David Williams
University of Indiana
Synthesis of Marine Natural Products
Host: Pat Dussault

DECEMBER 8
Professor Ad Bax
National Institutes of Health
What Can NMR Tell Us About a Protein?
Host: Gerard Harbison


Spring 2000 Top of page

JANUARY 14
Professor Harry C. Dorn
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
"A New Class of Trimetallic Nitride Encapsulated Fullerenes"
Host: G. Sturgeon

JANUARY 28
Professor Vicki H. Grassian
University of Iowa
"Laboratory Studies of Potentially Important Heterogeneous Reactions in the Atmosphere:
Surface Reactions of HNO3 and NO2 on Oxide, Soot and CaCO3 Particles"
Host: G. Sturgeon

FEBRUARY 4
Professor Hendrik J. Viljoen
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"Modeling of Solid Flames"
Host: G. Sturgeon

FEBRUARY 18
Professor Pill-Soon Song
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"Inter-Domain Signaling Within the Phytochrome Molecule"
Host: G. Sturgeon

FEBRUARY 25
Professor David R. Williams
Indiana University
"Synthesis of marine Natural Products"
Host: P. Dussault

MARCH 3
Professor Paul A. Grieco
Montana State University-Bozeman
"Use of Polar Media in Organic Chemistry and Natural Products Synthesis"
Host: J. Takacs

MARCH 10
Professor Philipp Gütlich
Institut für Anorganische Chemie und Analytisch Chemie
"Thermal, Optical, and Pressure-Induced Switching of Iron (II) Complexes"
Host: G. Sturgeon

MARCH 24
Dr. Isabella Karle
Naval Research Laboratory
"Structure and Confirmation of Peptide Ion Channels & Nonotubes"
Hosts: J. Stezowski

APRIL 7 (Stiefvater Award Lecture)
Professor John E. Bercaw
California Institute of Technology
"TBA"
Host: R. Rieke

APRIL 21 (Harris Award Lecture)
Professor Richard C. Strohman
University of California, Berkeley
"What the Human Genome Project has to do with the
Copernican Revolution in the 16th Century Astronomy"
Host: P. Song

APRIL 28 (Sommer Award Lecture)
Professor George R. Pettit
Arizona State University
"Discovery of Naturally Occuring Anticancer Drugs"
Host: J. Takacs

MAY 24 & 25 (Hamilton Award Lecture)
Professor Peter Dervan
California Institute of Technology
"TBA"
Host: S. DiMagno


Fall 1999 Top of page

SEPTEMBER 3
Professor Wlodzimierz Bujalowski
Medical Branch
University of Texas at Galveston
"Mechanism of DNA Substrate Recognition by a Hexameric Helicase:
The E. Coli Primary Repicative Helicase DnaB Protein"
Host: M. Griep

SEPTEMBER 10
Professor Stephen Hanessian
Universite de Montreal
"Art, Craft, Logic and the Effectts of Visual Imagery in Organic Synthesis"
Host: D. Berkowitz

SEPTEMBER 17
Dr. Jill Trewhella
Los Alamos National Laboratories
"Structural Studies of Second Messenger Mediated Signaling and Enzyme Activation"
Host: M. Griep

SEPTEMBER 24
Dr. Fran Waller
Air Products & Chemicals Inc.
"Chemical Research Within an Industrial Laboratory - Is It For You?"
Host: P. Dussault

OCTOBER 8
Professor Christine E. Evans
Department of Chemistry
University of Michigan
"Pressure-Induced Perturbations in Liquid Chromatographic Separation:
From the Fundamental to the Pragmatic"
Host: D. Hage

OCTOBER 15
Professor Richard J. Saykally
Department of Chemistry
University of California at Berkeley
"What Makes Water Wett???  Results from Terahertz
and Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy of Water Clusters"
Host: C. Eckhardt

OCTOBER 22 (Midwest Center for Mass Spectrometry Award Lecture)
Dr. Marvin Vestal
PE Biosystems
"TBA"
Host: D. Smith

OCTOBER 29 (Chemistry/CMRA Joint Colloquium)
Professor Kenneth Jordan
Department of Chemistry
University of Pittsburgh
"Rings, Cubes, Prisms, and Chins:  The Multiple Forms of Water Clusters"
Hosts: G. Gallup and X. Zeng

NOVEMBER 5 (Chemistry/CMRA Joint Colloquium)
Professor Judith A. Harrison
Department of Chemistry
United States Naval Academy
"Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Anchored Hydrocarbon Chains on Diamond"
Host: X. Zeng

NOVEMBER 12
Professor Brian Coppola
Department of Chemistry
University of Michigan
"CSIE, ISIE, and the Scholarship of Teaching"
Host: J. Carr and B. McLaughlin

NOVEMBER 19
Professor David Hage
Department of Chemistry
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"Chromatographic Studies of Biomolecular Interactions"
Host: L. Parkhurst

DECEMBER 3 (Li-Cor Award Lecture)
Professor Joseph R. Lakowicz
University of Maryland
"Emerging Applications of Fluorescence:  Multi-Photon Excitation, Long-Lifetime Luminophores, and Novel Sensing Methods"
Host: L. Parkhurst


Spring 1999Top of page

JANUARY 22
Professor Carl R. Johnson
Dept. of Chemistry
Wayne State University
"Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules"
Host: D. Berkowitz

JANUARY 29
Professor Christine E. Evans
Dept. of Chemistry
University of Michigan
"Pressure -- Induced Perturbations in Liquid Chromatographic
Separations:  From the Fundamental to the Pragmatic"
Host: D. Hage

FEBRUARY  5
Graduate Student Awards
Host: L. Parkhurst

FEBRUARY 12
Graduate Student Awards
Host: L. Parkhurst

FEBRUARY 19 (Washburn Award Lectureship)
Professor David Chandler
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley
"Hydrophobicity at Small and Large Length Scales; Two Faces of Water"
Host: C. Eckhardt

FEBRUARY 26
Professor Marcy Towns
Department of Chemistry
Ball State University
"The Student Perspective of Small-Group Learning in Physical Chemistry"
Host: P. Kelter

MARCH 5
Professor Mukund P. Sibi
Department of Chemistry
North Dakota State University
"Enantioselective Conjugate Additions"
Host: P. Dussault

MARCH 12 (PLU Lectureship)
Dr. Paul Anderson
Senior Vice President for Chemical and Physical Sciences
DuPont Pharmaceuticals Company
"The Chemical Enterprise--Accomplishments, Challenges and Opportunities"
Host: R. Richards

MARCH 26 (Merski Award Lectureship)
Professor Ahmed H. Zewail
Linus Pauling Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Physics
Dept. of Chemistry
California Institute of Technology
"Chemistry and Biology in the Femtosecond Age"
Host: C. Eckhardt

APRIL 2
Professor Hai-Lung Dai
Dept. of Chemistry
University of Pennsylvania
"Laser and Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy on Services and in Colloids"
Host: C. Wang

APRIL 16
Professor Robert Whetten
School of Chemistry
Georgia Tech University
"Gold Clusters and Nanocrystals in the Strong Quantum-Size-Effect Regime"
Host: A. Rajca

APRIL 23 (Nolan and Gloria Sommer Award Lectureship)
Dr. Paul T. Anastas
United States Environmental Protection Agency
"Green Chemistry:  Theory and Practice"
Host: J. Takacs

APRIL 29 & 30 (Hamilton Award Lectureship)
Professor Ryoji Noyori
Nagoya University
Thursday Lecture "Asymmectric Hydrogenation"
Friday Lecture "Asymmectric Transfer Hydrogenation"
Host: S. DiMagno

MAY 7 (Harris Award Lectureship)
Professor Christopher Walsh
Harvard Medical School
"Deciphering the Biosynthetic Code:  Assembly Line Enzymology in the Biosynthesis of Nonribosomal Peptide and Polyketide Antibiotics"
Host: P. Song


Fall 1998 Top of page

SEPTEMBER 4
Professor Carl Frieden
Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Washington University School of Medicine
"The Search for Intermediates in the Protein Folding Process"
Host: D. Smith

SEPTEMBER 11
Professor Wlodzimierz Bujalowski
Dept. of Human Biological Chemistry and Genetics
University of Texas Medical Branch
"Mechanism of DNA Substrate Recognition by a Hexameric Helicase: The E. coli Primary Replicative Helicase DnaB Protein"
Host: M. Griep

SEPTEMBER 18
Professor Mark Gordon
Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
"Ubiquitous Water"
Host: C. Kingsbury

SEPTEMBER 25 (ISCO AWARD)
Professor William Pirkle
Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois-Urbana
"Separations Based on Brush Type Chiral Stationary Phases"
Host: D. Hage

OCTOBER 2 (Li-Cor Award)
Professor Britton Chance
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania
"Hemoglobin in Action: Imaging Muscle and Brain Function and Breast Tumor Diagnosis by Light"
Host: L. Parkhurst

OCTOBER 9
Professor Mark Hollingsworth
Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University
"Domain and Phase Growth as Models for Solid State Reactivity"
Host: C. Eckhardt

OCTOBER 16
Professor Lucio Frydman
Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois-Chicago
"NMR of 1H, 13C and Beyond: From Polymers to Biomolecules"
Host: G. Harbison

OCTOBER 23
Professor Steve DiMagno
Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
" Fluorinated Models of Hemes and Carbohydrates"
Host: J. Takacs

OCTOBER 30
Professor Steven Granick
Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois-Urbana
"Ions and Poly-Ions at Surfaces: What's Different from Bulk Solution?"
Host: X. Zeng

NOVEMBER 6
Dr. Fran Waller
Air Products & Chemicals Inc.
"Chemistry Within an Industrial Laboratory - Is It For You?"
Host: P. Kelter

NOVEMBER 13
Dr. Suvit Thaisrivongs
Pharmacia Upjohn
"Anti-HIV Clinical Candidates: Structure-Based Design of HIV Protease Inhibitors"
Host: J. Takacs

NOVEMBER 20
Professor Sam Gellman
Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin
"Heteropolymer Folding: Proteins and Beyond"
Host: P. Dussault

DECEMBER 4
Professor Craig Townsend
Department of Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University
"Diverse Chemical Solutions to Beta-Lactam Formation in Nature"
Host: D. Berkowitz

DECEMBER 11
Professor Barney Ellison
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University Of Colorado-Boulder
"Organic Radicals in Combustion Processes as Revealed by Photoelectron Spectroscopy"
Host: A. Rajca


SPRING 1998 Top of page

January 16
Dr. Marianne Schiffer
Center for Mechanistic Biology
Argonne National Lab
"Protein Domain Associations
Studies in Antibody Light Chains"

Host: J. Stezowski

January 23
Dr. Peter Cummings
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Tennessee
"Molecular Simulation of Supercritical Water and of Ionic Association in Supercritical Aqueous Solutions"

Host: X. Zeng

January 30
Dr. Kurt W. Zilm
Department of Chemistry
Yale University
"Solids NMR of Uniformly C-13 Labeled Macromolecular Building Blocks: Assignment Strategies and Problems at High Fields"

Host: G. Harbison

February 6
Dr. Steven Ragsdale
Department of Biochemistry
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"Organometallic Catalysis by Enzymes: An Ancient Biological Strategy for Microbal Production of Acetic Acid and Methane"

Host: D. Smith

February13
Graduate Student Awards
Speakers:

Todd Eary
Marianne Sloss
Young-Sik Kye

Host: L. Parkhurst

February 20
Dr. Dennis P. Curran
Department of Chemistry
University of Pittsburgh
"Fluorous Synthesis: An Alternative to Organic Synthesis and Solid Phase Synthesis for the Preparation of Small Organic Molecules"

Host: P. Dussault

February 27
Dr. Carol Powers
Avery-Dennison
"Chemistry of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives"

Host: D. Smith

March 6
Dr. Tayhas Palmore
Department of Chemistry
University of California-Davis
"Engineering the Structure of Molecular Solids with One- and Two-Dimensional Supramolecular Motifs"

Host: C. Eckhardt

March 13
Dewey and Kelly International Award Lectureship
Dr. Alan Fersht, F.R.S.
Department of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
"Protein Folding"

Host: P. Song

March 20
Midwest Center for Mass Spectrometry Lectureship
Dr. Michael Gross
Department of Chemistry
Washington University
"Mass Spectrometry in Peptide and Protein Chemistry Analysis"

Host: D. Smith

April 3
Dr. Barbara Imperiali
Division of Chemistry
California Institute of Technology
"Polypeptide Motifs: Form and Function"

Host: D. Berkowitz

April 10
Lewis E. Harris Distinguished Award Lectureship
Dr. Walter Englander
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of Pennsylvania
"How We Think Proteins Fold: The Intermediates and the Barriers"

Host: P. Song

April 17
Nolan and Gloria Sommer Award Lectureship
Dr. Steven A. Benner
Department of Chemistry
University of Florida
"Redesigning Nucleic Acids"

Host: D. Berkowitz

April 24
Dr. Bernard Doudin
Department of Physics
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"Template Synthesis: A Tool for Making Morphology-Controlled Nanostructured Magnetic Materials"

Host: M. Langell


Fall 1997 Top of page

AUGUST 29
Professor John Welch
University at Albany
Conformationally Constrained Fluoroolefin Containing Dipeptide Isoteres: Synthesis and Enzyme Binding Studies
Host: S. DiMagno

SEPTEMBER 5
Professor Stephen A. Koch
SUNY-Stony Brook
An Inorganic Chemist's View of Metal-Enzymes- the Iron Centers in Nitrogenase and Hydrogenase
Host: T.A. George

SEPTEMBER 12
Professor C.K. (Chris) Chang
Michigan State University
Synthetic Porphyrin Photosensitizers in Photodynamic Cancer Therapy
Host: S. DiMagno

SEPTEMBER 19
Professor Paul Kelter
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Preparing Learners for the Next Stage: Reflections on the Role of Chemical Education in a Major University
Host: L. Parkhurst

SEPTEMBER 26
Professor Patrick Dussault
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The Peroxide Changes Everything: Approaches to the Synthesis of Peroxide Natural Products
Host: L. Parkhurst

OCTOBER 3
Professor John A. Soderquist
University of Puerto Rico
Organoboranes: The Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling and a New Asymmetric Hydroborating Agent
Host: J. Takacs

OCTOBER 10
Professor Keith Gubbins
Cornell University
Fluids in Nanospace: Adsorption, Selectivity and Phase Separation
Host: X.C. Zeng

OCTOBER 17
Professor Robert Coleman
Ohio State University
Synthesis of the DNA Cross-Linking Agents Azinomycins A and B
Host: D. Berkowitz

NOVEMBER 7
Professor Bruce E. Bursten
Ohio State University
Experimental and Theoretical Studies of the Photochemistry of Dinuclear Organometallic Complexes
Host: P. Kelter

NOVEMBER 14
Professor Xiao C. Zeng
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Topics on Fluid Phase Transition
Host: L. Parkhurst

NOVEMBER 20-21
HAMILTON AWARD LECTURE
Professor K.C. Nicolaou
The Scripps Research Institute
Reception will be November 20
-----
Award Lecture, November 20: Title: Chemistry, Biology and Medicine of Natural Substances.
Second Lecture, November 21: Title: Total Synthesis of Natural Products.
Host: S. Dimagno

DECEMBER 5
Professor Jacob N. Israelachvili
University of California, Santa Barbara
What Happens at the Molecular Level When Two Surfaces Slide Past Each Other
Hosts: C.J. Echkardt and X.C. Zeng


SPRING 1997 Top of page

January 24
Dr. Eric J. Amis
National Institutes of Standards and Technology
Structure and Dynamics in Polyelectrolyte Solution
Host: C. H. Wang

JANUARY 31
Dr. William W. McWhorter, Jr.
Pharmacia and UpJohn
The Synthesis of a Quinolone Antibiotic Intermediate and Some Chemistry of the Marcfortines and Dihydrobenzothiazoles
Host: D. Berkowitz

FEBRUARY 7
DEWEY AND KELLY AWARD LECTURESHIP
Professor Christopher Dobson
University of Oxford
Structural Studies of Protein Folding
Host: D. Smith

FEBRUARY 12
Professor Michael Grunze
Lehrstuhl fuer Angewandte Physikalische Chemie Universitaet Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany
Structural Defects and Molecular Conformations in Self-Assembled Monolayers
Host: M. Langell

FEBRUARY 21
Professor Jacob Schaefer
Washington University
REDOR NMR of Biological Solids: From Protein Complexes to Bacterial Cell Walls
Host: G. Harbison

FEBRUARY 28
PLU LECTURESHIP
Professor Ronald Breslow
Columbia University
The Chelate Effect in Binding, Catalysis, and Chemotherapy
Host: PLU

Reception - 3:30 p.m. Lecture - 4:00 p.m.

MARCH 7
Professor Donald Burton
University of Iowa
The Development of New Synthons for the Preparation of Fluoroolefin and Fluorinated Polyenes
Host: S. DiMagno and D. Berkowitz

MARCH 14
Professor Brenda Bass
University of Utah
RNA Editing by dsRNA Adenosine Deaminase: How Much Inosine do mRNAs Contain?
Host: C. Price

MARCH 21
Graduate Student Awards
Speakers:
Edward Charles Lawson
Hyung-Jae Lee
Host: L. Parkhurst

APRIL 4
ISCO AWARD LECTURESHIP
Professor Peter W. Carr
University of Minnesota
Why the Stuff Comes Off the Column When It Does:
...or...
The Origin of the Chromatographic Species
Host: J. Smith

APRIL 18
Professor Charles Eckert
Georgia Tech
Tuning Nearcritical and Supercritical Fluids
Host: X. Zeng

APRIL 25
LI-COR AWARD LECTURESHIP
Postponed until sometime in May (tentatively)...
Check back later for more information


FALL 1996 UNL DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY COLLOQUIUM SCHEDULE Top of page

SEPTEMBER 6
Professor Miquel Salmeron
University of California, Berkeley
Molecular Structure and Mechanical Properties of Self-Assembled Organic Monolayers on Solid Substrates
Host: X. Zeng

SEPTEMBER 13
Professor David Berkowitz
University of Nebraska Lincoln
Synthesis of Unnatural Products as Bioorganic Tools
Host: P. Song

SEPTEMBER 20
STIEFVATER MEMORIAL LECTURE
Professor Albert I. Meyers
Colorado State University

Recent Advances in Asymmetric Synthesis
Host: R. Rieke

SEPTEMBER 27
Professor John Seinfeld
California Institute of Technology
Aerosols: The Gremlin in the Greenhouse
Host: X. Zeng

OCTOBER 4
Professor Paul G. Rasmussen
University of Michigan
From HCN and Cyanamid to Carbon Nitride: The Special Chemistry and Properties of High Nitrogen Materials
Host: G. Sturgeon

OCTOBER 11
Professor Nicholas J. Turro
Columbia University
Supramolecular Organic Photochemistry of Radical Pairs: From Micelles to Zeolites
Host: C. Kingsbury

OCTOBER 18
Professor Mark D. Edigar
University of Wisconsin, Madison
How Do Molecules Move Near the Liquid-Glass Transition?
Host: J. Wang

OCTOBER 25
Professor J. Michael Ramsey
Oak Ridge National Lab

The Chemistry Laboratory on a Chip: What are the Prospects?
Host: D. Hage

OCTOBER 30 - 31
HAMILTON AWARD LECTURE
Professor Dieter Seebach
Institut f�r Organische Chemie Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule-Zentrum Zurich, Switzerland

  • WEDNESDAY AWARD LECTURE
    Poly (3-hydroxyalkanoates) - Ubiquitous Biopolymers in Living Organisms: Contributions by Synthetic Chemists

  • THURSDAY LECTURE
    New Ways of Peptide Modification - From Peptide Enolates to -peptides
    Host: P. Dussault

NOVEMBER 1
Professor Bruce Ganem
Cornell University
Heterocyclic Routes to Highly Functionalized Carbocycles: Syhtnetic Studies on Bioactive Carbohydrate Mimics
Host: D. Berkowitz

NOVEMBER 8
Professor David M. Walba
University of Colorado, Boulder
Atomic Resolution Imaging of Chiral Organic Molecules by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
Host: A. Rajca

NOVEMBER 15
Professor Robert Landick
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dissection of a Transcriptional Pause Site as a Structure/Function Probe of RNA Polymerase
Host: C. Price

NOVEMBER 22
Graduate Student Awards
Host: L. Parkhurst

DECEMBER 6
Professor Ronald J. Jandacek
Proctor & Gamble Company
Notes of a Fatwacher
Host: M. Griep

DECEMBER 13
Professor Rachel E. Klevit
University of Washington
Structural and Dynamical Insights into DNA Recognition by a Zinc Finger Domain from the Transcription Factor, ADR1"
Host: M. Griep