Chemistry Newsletter - 01/25/2009

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXXIII - No. 3 January 25th, 2009

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Professor Thomas Brunold Receives a Romnes Award
We’re delighted to announce that Professor Thomas Brunold has received a Romnes Award from the Graduate School. The Romnes Award is highly competitive and recognizes outstanding faculty who have received tenure within the last 4 years. Award winners receive $50,000 in research support. Please joinuse in congratulating Thomas on this well deserved honor!
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Professor Robert West Appointed as Distinguished Professor of the Korean Science & Engineering Foundation
Professor Robert West has been appointed as Distinguished Professor of Chemistry under the "World Class University" program of the Korean Science and Engineering Foundation. Beginning in March, he'll be spending two months a year in Korea, for each of the next 3 years, supervising joint research and giving lectures. He'll be based at the Wonju campus of Yonsei University, which is the home of the major institute for silicon chemistry in Korea. Congratulations Bob!
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2009 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings

Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

February, 24th, 2009

March 31st, 2009

April 21st, 2009

May 19th, 2009

Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130

 

January 27th, 2009

February 17th, 2009

March 3rd, 2009

March 10th, 2009

April 7th, 2009

April 14th, 2009

May 5th, 2009

May 12th, 2009

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ilan Benjamin, University of California. “Relaxation and Reactions at Water Surfaces”
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Thursday, January 29th, 2009 - Analytical Meloche Lecture Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Timothy D. Harris, Ph.D., of Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
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Thursday, January 29th, 2009 - Herb Seminar, 10: 00 a.m., 5310 Chamberlin. Branislav Nikolic, University of Delaware. “What Can We learn From Spin-Dependent Shot Noise in Semiconductor and Graphene Nanostructures?”
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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Bern Kohler, Ohio State University. “Ultrafast Excited-State Dynamics in DNA: From Single Bases to the Double Helix”
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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2009 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. George Timmer, Graduate Student, Berry Group.
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Friday, February 6th, 2009 - Wisconsin Institute for Science Literacy Seminar, 7:30 p.m., Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Ave. Dava Sobel, Sarah Pillow, Mary Ann Ballard, & Ronn McFarlane. “Perpetual Motion: Revolutions in 17th-Century Science and Music”
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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William L. Hase, Texas Tech University. “Dynamics and Kinetics of Heat Transfer at Nano-Scale Interfaces”
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Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Daniel Dubois, Pacific Northwest Nation Labs.
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Friday, February 13th, 2009 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tim Donohue, Director of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Center, UW-Madison, Department of Bacteriology.
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Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Troy Van Voorhis, MIT. “Exploring Electron Transfer: From Photochemistry to Energy Conversion”

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kristie Boering, University of California. “Ozone, Carbon Dioxide, and Unusual Kinetic Isotope Effects: From the Stratosphere to the Laboratory and Back Again”
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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Austen Angell, Arizona State University. “The Art and Science of Supercooling:” “Ideal Glassformers” vs “Ideal Glasses”
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Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Doug Weibel, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Biochemistry. “Dissecting the Origins of Emergent Behavior in Populations of Bacteria”
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Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paul Hergenrother, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Thursday, March 12th, 2009 - A Musical Concert sponsored by the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., Room 1315 (Seminar Hall) Chemistry Building. Featuring chemistry professor John Berry, pre-med senior Krista Stewart, music professor Marc Fink, and chemical engineering professor John Yin in a musical performance under the auspices of the Science, Arts, and Humanities Program of WISL.

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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 - McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sunney Xie, Harvard.
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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrew Phillips, University of Colorado-Boulder.
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Friday, April 3rd, 2009 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lawrence Dahl, UW-Madison.
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Monday, April 6th, 2009 - John E. Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 1:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor James G. Anderson, Harvard University.
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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 - John E. Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor James G. Anderson, Harvard University.
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Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel T. Hess, University of Maine.
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Friday, April 17th, 2009 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dr. Helmut Schwartz, Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Chemie, and President, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. “From Bare FeO+ to Cytochrome P-450: New Insight in the Intriguing Mechanisms of C-H Bond Oxygenation”
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 - Bernstein Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Raphael D. Levine, Hebrew University. “Attochemistry”
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 - Bernstein Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Raphael D. Levine, Hebrew University. “Remembering Professor Bernstein”
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 - Organic Chemistry - Abbott Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dave Evans, Harvard University.
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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel I. Stupp, Northwestern University.
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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. William Roush, Scripps.
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Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry building. Professor Lewis Kay, University of Toronto.
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Tuesday May 5th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barry Trost, Stanford University.
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Wednesday, May 6 th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barry Trost, Stanford University.

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Friday May 29th, 2009 - UW-Madison Chemistry Department - Larry Dahl Symposium, 11:00 a.m., Chemistry Building. Professor Larry Dahl.
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Saturday May 30th, 2009 - UW-Madison Chemistry Department - Larry Dahl Symposium, 9:00 a.m., Chemistry Building. Professor Larry Dahl.
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2009 AkzoNobel Student Award In Applied Polymer Science

Applications are invited for the 2009 AkzoNobel Student Award in Applied Polymer Science sponsored by the Polymer Education Committee of the ACS Divisions of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering and Polymer Chemistry. Graduate students, either currently in graduate school, or not more than one year beyond graduation, are invited to submit a research paper for presentation at the 2009 Fall ACS Meeting in Washington, D.C. The paper should conform to the preprint format of the PMSE Division, and be commensurate with the regulations and customs of papers presented at PMSE/ACS programs. Up to six finalists will be selected based on the scientific merit of the submitted papers. Out-of-pocket expenses up to $750 will be available to each finalist to attend the ACS meeting and present his/her paper in the AkzoNobel Award Symposium within the PMSE program. The paper must be presented by the student, not by the co-author/thesis advisor. The awardee will be chosen by an anonymous evaluation committee that will audit the presentations. The Award, consisting of $1600 and a plaque, will be presented at the PMSE Division Awards Reception at the following Spring meeting. All finalists will receive a one-year complimentary membership in the PMSE Division. Instructions regarding application procedures are available from: John W. Gilmer, 2009 Chair, AkzoNobel Student Award Committee, King College, 1350 King College Road, Bristol, TN 37620-2699, e-mail: jwgilmer@king.edu. NOTE: Applications and preprints for the 2009 Award must be submitted by February 20, 2009.

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2008 Patent List

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BAKER, SARAH

(1) Hamers, R. J.;Baker, S.; Lee, C.-S. Methods for the Production of Sensor Arrays Using Electrically Addressable Electrodes. US Patent US2008280780 (A1), 11/13/2008.

BELSHAW, PETER

(1) Belshaw, P.;Sussman, M.;Cerrina, F.; Flickinger, S. T. Method for the Synthesis of DNA Sequences. Austria Patent AT403013 (T), 8/15/2008.

BLACKWELL, HELEN E

(1) Blackwell, H. E.;Bowman, M. D.;O'neill, J. C.; Stringer, J. R. Antibacterial Agents and Related Screening Methods Using Small Molecule Macroarrays. WO Patent WO2008016738 (A2), 2/7/2008.

(2) Blackwell, H. E.;Geske, G. D.; O'neill, J. C. Modulation of Bacterial Quorum Sensing with Synthetic Ligands. WO Patent WO2008116029 (A1), 9/25/2008.

BLICK, ROBERT HEINRICH

(1) Blick, R. H.;Westphall, M. S.; Smith, L. M. Nanoelectromechanical and Microelectromechanical Sensors and Analyzers. European Patent EP1913800 (A2), 4/23/2008.

BOWMAN, MATTHEW D

(1) Blackwell, H. E.;Bowman, M. D.;O'neill, J. C.; Stringer, J. R. Antibacterial Agents and Related Screening Methods Using Small Molecule Macroarrays. WO Patent WO2008016738 (A2), 2/7/2008.

BURSTYN, JUDITH N

(1) Burstyn, J. N.;Green, O.; Gandhi, B. A. Bis(2,9-Di-Tert-Butyl-1,10-Phenanthroline)Copper(I) Complexes, Methods of Synthesis, and Uses Therof. US Patent US2008206890 (A1), 8/28/2008.

CERRINA, FRANCESCO

(1) Belshaw, P.;Sussman, M.;Cerrina, F.; Flickinger, S. T. Method for the Synthesis of DNA Sequences. Austria Patent AT403013 (T), 8/15/2008.

CHEN, XIAOYU

(1) Chen, X.;Westphall, M. S.;Smith, L. M.; Frey, B. L. Protein/Peptide Sequencing by Chemical Degradation in the Gas Phase. US Patent US2008248585 (A1), 10/9/2008.

CHENG, YI-QIANG

(1) Shen, B.;Cheng, Y.-Q.; Tang, G.-L. Discrete Acyltransferases Associated with Type I Polyketide Synthases and Methods of Use. US Patent US2008124757 (A1), 5/29/2008.

CLARK, THOMAS P

(1) Landis, C. R.;Clark, T. P.; Klosin, J. Novel Diazaphospholane Ligands for Asymmetric Catalysis. Ger. Patent DE602005004162 (T2), 5/8/2008.

(2) Landis, C. R.;Jin, W.;Owen, J. S.; Clark, T. P. Diazaphosphacycle Transition Metal Complexes. US Patent US2008146798 (A1), 6/19/2008.

(3) Landis, C. R.;Jin, W.;Owen, J. S.; Clark, T. P. Diazaphosphacycles. Ger. Patent DE60131575 (T2), 10/23/2008.

CORN, ROBERT M

(1) Smith, L. M.;Lockett, M. R.;Shortreed, M. R.;Corn, R. M.;Weibel, S.;Hamers, R. J.; Sun, B. Surface Plasmon Resonance Compatible Carbon Thin Films. WO Patent WO2008130735 (A1), 10/30/2008.

Corn, Robert Marcus

(1) Wark, A. W.;Lee, H. J.;Corn, R. M.; Kodoyianni, V. Versatile Substrate for Spr Detection. US Patent US7332329, 20050921.

FAST, JONATHAN P

(1) Mecozzi, S.;Pearce, R. A.; Fast, J. P. Fluoropolymer-Based Emulsions for the Intravenous Delivery of Fluorinated Volatile Anesthetics. WO Patent WO2008070490 (A2), 6/12/2008.

FLICKINGER, SHANE T

(1) Belshaw, P.;Sussman, M.;Cerrina, F.; Flickinger, S. T. Method for the Synthesis of DNA Sequences. Austria Patent AT403013 (T), 8/15/2008.

FRAYNE, RICHARD

(1) Frayne, R.;Strother, C. M.;Unal, O.;Yang, Z.;Wehelie, A.; Yu, H. Mr Signal-Emitting Coatings. Ger. Patent DE19983227 (B4), 7/3/2008.

FREY, BRIAN L

(1) Chen, X.;Westphall, M. S.;Smith, L. M.; Frey, B. L. Protein/Peptide Sequencing by Chemical Degradation in the Gas Phase. US Patent US2008248585 (A1), 10/9/2008.

GANDHI, BHAVESH A

(1) Burstyn, J. N.;Green, O.; Gandhi, B. A. Bis(2,9-Di-Tert-Butyl-1,10-Phenanthroline)Copper(I) Complexes, Methods of Synthesis, and Uses Therof. US Patent US2008206890 (A1), 8/28/2008.

Gellman, Samuel H

(1) Palecek, S. P.;Gellman, S. H.; Pomerantz, W. C. Beta-Peptides with Antifungal Activity. US Patent US2008166388, 09/04/2007.

(2) Palecek, S. P.;Gellman, S. H.; Pomerantz, W. C. Beta-Peptides with Antifungal Activity. US Patent US2008166388 (A1), 7/10/2008.

(3) Stahl, S. S.;Gellman, S. H.;Lee, S. E.;Ilker, F. M.;Weisblum, B.; Kissounki, D. A. Poly-Beta-Peptides from Functionalized Beta-Lactam Monomers and Antibacterial Compositions Containing Same. European Patent EP1945691 (A2), 7/23/2008.

GESKE, GRANT D

(1) Blackwell, H. E.;Geske, G. D.; O'neill, J. C. Modulation of Bacterial Quorum Sensing with Synthetic Ligands. WO Patent WO2008116029 (A1), 9/25/2008.

GREEN, OMAR

(1) Burstyn, J. N.;Green, O.; Gandhi, B. A. Bis(2,9-Di-Tert-Butyl-1,10-Phenanthroline)Copper(I) Complexes, Methods of Synthesis, and Uses Therof. US Patent US2008206890 (A1), 8/28/2008.

HAMERS, ROBERT J

(1) Hamers, R. J.;Baker, S.; Lee, C.-S. Methods for the Production of Sensor Arrays Using Electrically Addressable Electrodes. US Patent US2008280780 (A1), 11/13/2008.

(2) Metz, K. M.; Hamers, R. J. Metal-Coated Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanofibers. WO Patent WO2008033827, 09/11/2007.

(3) Smith, L. M.;Lockett, M. R.;Shortreed, M. R.;Corn, R. M.;Weibel, S.;Hamers, R. J.; Sun, B. Surface Plasmon Resonance Compatible Carbon Thin Films. WO Patent WO2008130735 (A1), 10/30/2008.

ILKER, FIRAT M

(1) Stahl, S. S.;Gellman, S. H.;Lee, S. E.;Ilker, F. M.;Weisblum, B.; Kissounki, D. A. Poly-Beta-Peptides from Functionalized Beta-Lactam Monomers and Antibacterial Compositions Containing Same. European Patent EP1945691 (A2), 7/23/2008.

JIN, WIECHANG

(1) Landis, C. R.;Jin, W.;Owen, J. S.; Clark, T. P. Diazaphosphacycle Transition Metal Complexes. US Patent US2008146798 (A1), 6/19/2008.

(2) Landis, C. R.;Jin, W.;Owen, J. S.; Clark, T. P. Diazaphosphacycles. Ger. Patent DE60131575 (T2), 10/23/2008.

KISSOUNKI, DENIS A

(1) Stahl, S. S.;Gellman, S. H.;Lee, S. E.;Ilker, F. M.;Weisblum, B.; Kissounki, D. A. Poly-Beta-Peptides from Functionalized Beta-Lactam Monomers and Antibacterial Compositions Containing Same. European Patent EP1945691 (A2), 7/23/2008.

KLOSIN, JERZY

(1) Landis, C. R.;Clark, T. P.; Klosin, J. Novel Diazaphospholane Ligands for Asymmetric Catalysis. Ger. Patent DE602005004162 (T2), 5/8/2008.

Kodoyianni, Voula

(1) Wark, A. W.;Lee, H. J.;Corn, R. M.; Kodoyianni, V. Versatile Substrate for Spr Detection. US Patent US7332329, 20050921.

LANDIS, CLARK R

(1) Landis, C. R.;Clark, T. P.; Klosin, J. Novel Diazaphospholane Ligands for Asymmetric Catalysis. Ger. Patent DE602005004162 (T2), 5/8/2008.

(2) Landis, C. R.;Jin, W.;Owen, J. S.; Clark, T. P. Diazaphosphacycle Transition Metal Complexes. US Patent US2008146798 (A1), 6/19/2008.

(3) Landis, C. R.;Jin, W.;Owen, J. S.; Clark, T. P. Diazaphosphacycles. Ger. Patent DE60131575 (T2), 10/23/2008.

LEE, CHANG-SOO

(1) Hamers, R. J.;Baker, S.; Lee, C.-S. Methods for the Production of Sensor Arrays Using Electrically Addressable Electrodes. US Patent US2008280780 (A1), 11/13/2008.

Lee, Hye Jin

(1) Wark, A. W.;Lee, H. J.;Corn, R. M.; Kodoyianni, V. Versatile Substrate for Spr Detection. US Patent US7332329, 20050921.

LEE, SARAH E

(1) Stahl, S. S.;Gellman, S. H.;Lee, S. E.;Ilker, F. M.;Weisblum, B.; Kissounki, D. A. Poly-Beta-Peptides from Functionalized Beta-Lactam Monomers and Antibacterial Compositions Containing Same. European Patent EP1945691 (A2), 7/23/2008.

LELAND, PETER A

(1) Raines, R. T.;Leland, P. A.; Schultz, L. W. Engineered Cytotoxic Ribonuclease A. Spain Patent ES2308817 (T3), 12/1/2008.

LOCKETT, MATTHEW R

(1) Smith, L. M.;Lockett, M. R.;Shortreed, M. R.;Corn, R. M.;Weibel, S.;Hamers, R. J.; Sun, B. Surface Plasmon Resonance Compatible Carbon Thin Films. WO Patent WO2008130735 (A1), 10/30/2008.

MECOZZI, SANDRO

(1) Mecozzi, S.;Pearce, R. A.; Fast, J. P. Fluoropolymer-Based Emulsions for the Intravenous Delivery of Fluorinated Volatile Anesthetics. WO Patent WO2008070490 (A2), 6/12/2008.

Metz, Kevin Michael

(1) Metz, K. M.; Hamers, R. J. Metal-Coated Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanofibers. WO Patent WO2008033827, 09/11/2007.

O'NEILL, JENNIFER C

(1) Blackwell, H. E.;Bowman, M. D.;O'neill, J. C.; Stringer, J. R. Antibacterial Agents and Related Screening Methods Using Small Molecule Macroarrays. WO Patent WO2008016738 (A2), 2/7/2008.

(2) Blackwell, H. E.;Geske, G. D.; O'neill, J. C. Modulation of Bacterial Quorum Sensing with Synthetic Ligands. WO Patent WO2008116029 (A1), 9/25/2008.

OWEN, JONATHAN S

(1) Landis, C. R.;Jin, W.;Owen, J. S.; Clark, T. P. Diazaphosphacycle Transition Metal Complexes. US Patent US2008146798 (A1), 6/19/2008.

(2) Landis, C. R.;Jin, W.;Owen, J. S.; Clark, T. P. Diazaphosphacycles. Ger. Patent DE60131575 (T2), 10/23/2008.

Palecek, Sean P

(1) Palecek, S. P.;Gellman, S. H.; Pomerantz, W. C. Beta-Peptides with Antifungal Activity. US Patent US2008166388, 09/04/2007.

(2) Palecek, S. P.;Gellman, S. H.; Pomerantz, W. C. Beta-Peptides with Antifungal Activity. US Patent US2008166388 (A1), 7/10/2008.

PEARCE, ROBERT A

(1) Mecozzi, S.;Pearce, R. A.; Fast, J. P. Fluoropolymer-Based Emulsions for the Intravenous Delivery of Fluorinated Volatile Anesthetics. WO Patent WO2008070490 (A2), 6/12/2008.

Pomerantz, William C

(1) Palecek, S. P.;Gellman, S. H.; Pomerantz, W. C. Beta-Peptides with Antifungal Activity. US Patent US2008166388, 09/04/2007.

(2) Palecek, S. P.;Gellman, S. H.; Pomerantz, W. C. Beta-Peptides with Antifungal Activity. US Patent US2008166388 (A1), 7/10/2008.

RAINES, RONALD T

(1)Raines, R. T.;Leland, P. A.; Schultz, L. W. Engineered Cytotoxic Ribonuclease A. Spain Patent ES2308817 (T3), 12/1/2008.

SCARBOROUGH, CHRISTOPHER C

(1)Stahl, S. S.; Scarborough, C. C. Seven-Membered Heterocyclic Carbenes and Their Metal Complexes. European Patent EP1879872 (A1), 1/23/2008.

SCHULTZ, L WAYNE

(1) Raines, R. T.;Leland, P. A.; Schultz, L. W. Engineered Cytotoxic Ribonuclease A. Spain Patent ES2308817 (T3), 12/1/2008.

SCHWARTZ, DAVID

(1) Schwartz, D. Methods for Measuring Physical Characteristics of Nucleic Acids by Microscope Imaging. European Patent EP1914238 (A2), 4/23/2008.

SHEN, BEN

(1) Shen, B.;Cheng, Y.-Q.; Tang, G.-L. Discrete Acyltransferases Associated with Type I Polyketide Synthases and Methods of Use. US Patent US2008124757 (A1), 5/29/2008.

SHORTREED, MICHAEL R

(1) Smith, L. M.;Lockett, M. R.;Shortreed, M. R.;Corn, R. M.;Weibel, S.;Hamers, R. J.; Sun, B. Surface Plasmon Resonance Compatible Carbon Thin Films. WO Patent WO2008130735 (A1), 10/30/2008.

SMITH, LLOYD M

(1) Blick, R. H.;Westphall, M. S.; Smith, L. M. Nanoelectromechanical and Microelectromechanical Sensors and Analyzers. European Patent EP1913800 (A2), 4/23/2008.

(2) Chen, X.;Westphall, M. S.;Smith, L. M.; Frey, B. L. Protein/Peptide Sequencing by Chemical Degradation in the Gas Phase. US Patent US2008248585 (A1), 10/9/2008.

(3) Smith, L. M.;Lockett, M. R.;Shortreed, M. R.;Corn, R. M.;Weibel, S.;Hamers, R. J.; Sun, B. Surface Plasmon Resonance Compatible Carbon Thin Films. WO Patent WO2008130735 (A1), 10/30/2008.

STAHL, SHANNON S

(1) Stahl, S. S.;Gellman, S. H.;Lee, S. E.;Ilker, F. M.;Weisblum, B.; Kissounki, D. A. Poly-Beta-Peptides from Functionalized Beta-Lactam Monomers and Antibacterial Compositions Containing Same. European Patent EP1945691 (A2), 7/23/2008.

(2) Stahl, S. S.; Scarborough, C. C. Seven-Membered Heterocyclic Carbenes and Their Metal Complexes. European Patent EP1879872 (A1), 1/23/2008.

STRINGER, JOSEPH R

(1) Blackwell, H. E.;Bowman, M. D.;O'neill, J. C.; Stringer, J. R. Antibacterial Agents and Related Screening Methods Using Small Molecule Macroarrays. WO Patent WO2008016738 (A2), 2/7/2008.

STROTHER, CHARLES M

(1) Frayne, R.;Strother, C. M.;Unal, O.;Yang, Z.;Wehelie, A.; Yu, H. Mr Signal-Emitting Coatings. Ger. Patent DE19983227 (B4), 7/3/2008.

SUN, BIN

(1) Smith, L. M.;Lockett, M. R.;Shortreed, M. R.;Corn, R. M.;Weibel, S.;Hamers, R. J.; Sun, B. Surface Plasmon Resonance Compatible Carbon Thin Films. WO Patent WO2008130735 (A1), 10/30/2008.

SUSSMAN, MICHAEL

(1) Belshaw, P.;Sussman, M.;Cerrina, F.; Flickinger, S. T. Method for the Synthesis of DNA Sequences. Austria Patent AT403013 (T), 8/15/2008.

TANG, GONG-LI

(1) Shen, B.;Cheng, Y.-Q.; Tang, G.-L. Discrete Acyltransferases Associated with Type I Polyketide Synthases and Methods of Use. US Patent US2008124757 (A1), 5/29/2008.

UNAL, ORHAN

(1) Frayne, R.;Strother, C. M.;Unal, O.;Yang, Z.;Wehelie, A.; Yu, H. Mr Signal-Emitting Coatings. Ger. Patent DE19983227 (B4), 7/3/2008.

Wark, Alastair William

(1) Wark, A. W.;Lee, H. J.;Corn, R. M.; Kodoyianni, V. Versatile Substrate for Spr Detection. US Patent US7332329, 20050921.

WEHELIE, ABUKAR

(1) Frayne, R.;Strother, C. M.;Unal, O.;Yang, Z.;Wehelie, A.; Yu, H. Mr Signal-Emitting Coatings. Ger. Patent DE19983227 (B4), 7/3/2008.

WEIBEL, STEPHEN

(1)Smith, L. M.;Lockett, M. R.;Shortreed, M. R.;Corn, R. M.;Weibel, S.;Hamers, R. J.; Sun, B. Surface Plasmon Resonance Compatible Carbon Thin Films. WO Patent WO2008130735 (A1), 10/30/2008.

WEISBLUM, BERNARD

(1) Stahl, S. S.;Gellman, S. H.;Lee, S. E.;Ilker, F. M.;Weisblum, B.; Kissounki, D. A. Poly-Beta-Peptides from Functionalized Beta-Lactam Monomers and Antibacterial Compositions Containing Same. European Patent EP1945691 (A2), 7/23/2008.

WEST, ROBERT

(1) Amine, Khalil,; West, Robert,; Zhang, Zhengcheng,; Oh, Bookeum. Electrolyte for Electrochemical cell. US Patent, 7,473,491.

(2) Dementiev, Viacheslav V.; West, Robert,; Hamers, Robert,; Tse, Kiu-Yuen. Electrochemical Double-Layer Capacitor Using Organosilicon Electrolytes. US Patent, 7,466,539.

WESTPHALL, MICHAEL S

(1) Blick, R. H.;Westphall, M. S.; Smith, L. M. Nanoelectromechanical and Microelectromechanical Sensors and Analyzers. European Patent EP1913800 (A2), 4/23/2008.

(2) Chen, X.;Westphall, M. S.;Smith, L. M.; Frey, B. L. Protein/Peptide Sequencing by Chemical Degradation in the Gas Phase. US Patent US2008248585 (A1), 10/9/2008.

YANG, ZHIHAO

(1) Frayne, R.;Strother, C. M.;Unal, O.;Yang, Z.;Wehelie, A.; Yu, H. Mr Signal-Emitting Coatings. Ger. Patent DE19983227 (B4), 7/3/2008.

YU, HYUK

(1) Frayne, R.;Strother, C. M.;Unal, O.;Yang, Z.;Wehelie, A.; Yu, H. Mr Signal-Emitting Coatings. Ger. Patent DE19983227 (B4), 7/3/2008.

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Compiled by Emily Wixson UW-Madison Chemistry Library Using Espacenet

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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Steve L. Regen of Lehigh University currently has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral appointment in our Nearest-Neighbor Recognition (NNR) project. I'm writing to you in the hope that you may know of someone that you could recommend. One of our recent publications in this area illustrates the nature of this work: Zhang, J.; Jing, B.; Janout, V.; Regen, S. L. "Detecting Cross-Talk Between Two Halves of a Phospholipid Bilayer", Langmuir, 2007, 23, 8709-8712. Knowledge and experience in HPLC, lipid chemistry, peptide chemistry, physical-organic and synthetic chemistry would be especially helpful. The initial appointment is for 12 months and is renewable upon mutual agreement. Contact: Steven L. Regen, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, Lehigh University, 6 East Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015, Tel: 610-758-4842, web: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inslr.

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