Chemistry Newsletter - 02/27/2006

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXX - No. 9 February 27th, 2006

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Matt Christianson is selected to attend the 56th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau Germany

Matt Christianson, a graduate student in the Landis group, has been selected to attend the 56th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau Germany. This award is sponsored by DOE, NSF, and NIH, among others, and is designed to facilitate the interactions of excellent students and scientists from around the world. Congratulations Matt!

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

 

3/21/06

4/11/06

5/9/06

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

 

3/7/06

4/4/06

4/25/06

5/2/06

5/16/06

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, February 28th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Alex Benderskii, Wayne State University. “Coherent Vibrational Spectroscopy of Surfaces and Interfaces: Combining Frequency and Time-Domain”

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Wednesday, March 1st, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Marc Johnson, University of Michigan.

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Thursday, March 2nd, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Bo Li, Graduate Student, Hamers Group.

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Thursday, March 2nd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Luke Lavis, Raines Group.

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Monday, March 6th, 2006 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Anatoly Kolomeisky, Rice University. “Coupling of Two Motor Proteins: A New Motor Can Move Faster”

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Monday, March 6th, 2006 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry Auditorium. H. Adam Steinberg. “Creating Scientific Illustrations With a Subconscious Appeal, ...and Why You Should Never Believe any Image you See - EVER!”

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Arieh Warshel, University of Southern California. “Computer Simulations of Enzymatic Reactions: Finding out What are the Catalytic Principles that Really Work?”

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christian E. Schafmeister, University of Pittsburgh.

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Thursday, March 9th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sangho Park, Lee Group.

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Thursday, March 9th, 2006 - Materials and Inorganic Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tom Vaid, Washington University. “Isostructural Dopants for Molecular Semiconductors: Organic Molecules in Unusual Oxidation States”

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Thursday, March 9th, 2006 - Special Physical Chemistry Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. David Talaga, Rutgers University. “Protein Structural Changes and the Implications for Folding, Misfolding, and Aggregation.”

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Monday, March 20th, 2006 - Ferry Lectures in Macromolecular Science, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christopher M. Dobson, Cambridge University, UK. “Protein Misfolding and Disease: From Theory to Therapy”

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2006 - Ferry Lectures in Macromolecular Science, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christopher M. Dobson, Cambridge University, UK. “Protein Structure and Folding: From Random Coils to Native States”

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David M. Walba, University of Colorado. “High Throughput Measurement of ee Using Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals”

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Fahey, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jamie Ellis, Cavagnero Group.

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Monday, March 27th, 2006 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael Feig, Michigan State University. “Computer Simulations of Biomolecules in Complex Cellular Environments.”

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Wednesday Thru Friday, March 29th - 31st, 2006 - Meloche Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Stephen Lippard, MIT.

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Thursday, March 30th, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ryan Hilger, Graduate Student, Smith Group.

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Thursday, March 30th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Bin Sun, Lynn Group.

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Friday, March 31st, 2006 - Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Stephen J. Lippard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Monday, April 3rd, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Patrick Holland, University of Rochester.

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mark A. Johnson, Yale University.

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor D. Tyler McQuade, Cornell University. “Microreactors, Encapsulated Catalysts, and Mechanisms: New Tools and Techniques for Polymer and Small Molecule Synthesis”

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Oleg Ozerov, Brandeis University.

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Thursday, April 6th, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Meyya Meyyappan, NASA Ames Research Center. “Novel One-Dimensional Nanostructures and Their Applications”

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Thursday, April 6th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kevin Schultz, Nelsen Group.

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sanat Kumar, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dan O’Leary, Pomona College. “Deuterium and Tritium NMR Equilibrium Isotope Effects Involving OH/OH and CH/N Hydrogen Bonds: Stereochemical Applications”

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Wednesday, April 12th, 2006 - Merck Lectures, a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven Ley, University of Cambridge, UK.

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Thursday, April 13th, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Scott A. McLuckey, Purdue University.

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Thursday, April 13th, 2006 - Merck Lectures, a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven Ley, University of Cambridge, UK.

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor H. Jane Dyson, The Scripps Research Institute. “New Insights from NMR into Unfolded Proteins and the Protein Folding Process”

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Thursday, April 18th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Virginia W. Cornish, Columbia University. “Co-Opting Nature's Machineries for Chemical Discovery”

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Thursday, April 20th, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Antonio J. Ricco, Stanford University.

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Tuesday, April 25th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael J. Saxton, University of California at Davis. “A biological interpretation of anomalous subdiffusion”

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Thursday, April25th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Matt Sigman, University of Utah.

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Thursday, April 27th, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Murphy, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Thursday, April 27th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jon Tunge, University of Kansas.

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kenneth Jordan, University of Pittsburgh. “Electron and Proton Localization in Water Clusters”

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Stang, University of Utah. “Nanoscale Molecular Architecture: Design and Self-Assembly of Metallocyclic Polygons and Polyhedra via Coordination”

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Thursday, May 4th, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Peidong Yang, University of California-Berkeley.

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Thursday, May 4th, 2006 - McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Suzanne Walker, Harvard University.

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Thursday, May 11th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jeff Johnston, Indiana University.

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Physical Chemistry Student Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://www.chem.wisc.edu/physical/Home.html.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Cui Q. Thorgersen MP. Westler WM. Markley JL. Downs DM.

Solution structure of YggX: A prokaryotic protein involved in Fe(II) trafficking.

Proteins Structure Function & Bioinformatics. 62(3):578-586, 2006 Feb 15.

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Zimmerman HE. Cheng J.

Control of stereoselective protonation of enols(1,2).

Journal of Organic Chemistry. 71(3):873-882, 2006 Feb 3.

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Wang C. Hayes B. Vestling MM. Takayama K.

Transposome mutagenesis of an integral membrane transporter in Corynebacterium matruchotii.

Biochemical & Biophysical Research Communications. 340(3):953-960, 2006 Feb 17.

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Bakke CK. Jungbauer LM. Cavagnero S.

In vitro expression and characterization of native apomyoglobin under low molecular crowding conditions.

Protein Expression & Purification. 45(2):381-392, 2006 Feb.

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Yi CS. Zeczycki TN. Guzei IA.

Highly cooperative tetrametallic ruthenium-mu-oxo-mu-hydroxo catalyst for the alcohol oxidation.

Organometallics. 25(4):1047-1051, 2006 Feb 13.

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Mapes MK. Swallen SF. Kearns KL. Ediger MD.

Isothermal desorption measurements of self-diffusion in supercooled o-terphenyl - art. no. 054710.

Journal of Chemical Physics. 124(5):54710, 2006 Feb 7.

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Copyright © 2006 Thomson ISI

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NIH NCRR Shared Instrumentation Grant Coordination

The program announcement for this year's NCRR Shared Instrumentation Grant Program is available at the following URL: http://info.gradsch.wisc.edu/research/institutionalnom.html. This program is intended to make available to institutions, and specifically to NIH supported investigators, research instruments costing more than $100,000 that can only be justified on a shared-use basis. The application deadline is Tuesday, March 22, 2006. Departments intending to submit a proposal for this program should be aware that multiple applications for similar instruments from the UW-Madison require official administrative assurance that such requests are a coordinated institutional effort, and not unintended duplication. For this reason, we ask that you notify us by March 8, 2006 if you intend to submit an application, and provide us with a brief description of the instrument you will be requesting. Please send this information to: gsgrants@bascom.wisc.edu.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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NMR Facility Manager. Chemical Proteomic Facility at Marquette (CPFM). The Department of Chemistry at Marquette University invites applications for a staff NMR spectroscopist to manage a newly established facility that includes 300, 400 and 600 MHz NMR spectrometers, equipped with cryoprobe (600), flow NMR (Protasis) and extensive automation capability. Candidate should have a Ph.D. and demonstrated experience doing protein NMR - including implementation of new pulse sequences and routine maintenance of NMR spectrometers. Familiarity with Varian, Unix and protein structure calculation is a plus. This position involves assisting users with protein and small molecule work, as well as development of NMR as a tool for studying protein-ligand interactions for drug discovery and functional proteomics, as part of the mission of the CPFM. Applicants with a strong desire to work in supporting and collaborative roles on a wide range of projects are encouraged to apply. Please send letter of application, resume and three letters of reference to: Dr. Daniel Sem, Marquette University, Dept. of Chemistry, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI, 53201, or to: Daniel.Sem@mu.edu. Evaluation of applications will begin in March 2006, and continue until the position is filled.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Chemistry Department at Buffalo State seeks candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Chemistry to begin Fall 2006. Salary is competitive. The successful candidate is expected to be an active participant in our undergraduate forensic chemistry program and will help to develop a proposed Masters in Forensic Science. Teach analytical chemistry, instrumental analysis, a graduate chemistry course, and general chemistry courses. Successful candidate will also be expected to teach one course each semcsicr in support of the college's Intellectual Foundations initiative. Develop and teach new and existing forensic courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Develop an effective forensic orientated analytical chemistry research program involving both undergraduate and graduate students. Doctoral degree is required in the field of chemistry, forensic science or related field with substantial course-work or experience in the analytical field. Must document course work, research experience, or work experience in major areas of modern analytical chemistry. Experience in forensic analytical research; ability to work with faculty and students with diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds; actual experience in field of forensic science, teaching experience, and postdoctoral experience. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2006, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, vita, all graduate and undergraduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, statements of teaching philosophy and proposed research to: M. Scott Goodman, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Chemistry, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222. Buffalo State is the largest four-year comprehensive college in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The campus is located in the museum district of Buffalo, the second largest city in New York State. The area offers a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities. The Department of Chemistry at Buffalo State is A.C.S. certified and is well equipped with modern instrumentation. The department offers a B.A. in Chemistry, B.S. degrees in Forensic Chemistry and Chemistry Education, and M.A. degrees in Chemistry and Chemistry Education.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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None For This Newsletter

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