Chemistry Newsletter - 03/11/2002

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVI - No. 10 March 11th, 2002

Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department Meetings --- Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 8335 Chemistry

March 12th, 2002 April 9th, 2002 May 14th, 2002

Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesdays ---1:20 PM - Chair's Office

March 19th, 2002 April 2nd, 2002
April 16th, 2002 May 7th, 2002 May 21st, 2002

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2002 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kevin Burgess.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Russell Hemley, Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institute Washington. "Alchemy of the Elements at Megabar Pressures."

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2002 - Pharmacology Seminar, 12:00 Noon, Biotechnology Center Auditorium, Room 1111, 425 Henry Mall. Assistant Professor Gerd Blobel, Abramson Cancer Center-Philadelphia. "Transcriptional Coactivators: Passive Effectors or Active Regulators?"

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Wednesday, March 13th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lisa Rosenberg, University of Victoria.

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Thursday, March 14th, 2002 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Wendy Deprophetis.

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Friday, March 15th, 2002 - Rheology Research Center - 3M Lectures, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Dr. Harry Goldsmith. The Montreal General Hospital. "The Micro- and Molecular Rheology of Human Blood"

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*****CANCELLED*****Monday, March 18th, 2002 - Special Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sally A. Sullivan, PhD, JD, Greenlee, Winner, & Sullivan, PC.

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Monday, March 18th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Galina Bikzhanova, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, March 19th, 2002 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barney Ellison, University of Colorado. "Organic Aerosols, Free Radicals, and the Fate of the Earth"

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Tuesday, March 19th, 2002 - Pharmacology Seminar, 12:00 Noon, Biotechnology Center Auditorium, Room 1111, 425 Henry Mall. Associate Professor Jan Kitajewski, UW-Madison. "Notch Signaling in Vascular Biology"

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*****CANCELLED*****Wednesday, March 20th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Claudia Turro, Ohio State University.

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Thursday, March 21st, 2002 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas P. Beebe, University of Delaware.

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Thursday, March 21st, 2002 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christopher Ciolli.

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Thursday, March 21st, 2002 - Organic Materials Chemistry Seminar, 1:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Geoffrey W. Coates, Cornell University. "Synthetic Polymers From Nature: New Catalysts for the Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymers From Renewable Resources"

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Friday, March 22nd, 2002 - Rheology Research Center - 3M Lectures, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Paula Wood-Adams, Concordia.

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Tuesday, March 26th, 2002 - Pharmacology Seminar, 12:00 Noon, Biotechnology Center Auditorium, Room 1111, 425 Henry Mall. Professor Peggy Farnham, UW-Madison.

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Monday, April 1st, 2002 - Sprague Lecture Series, 2:25 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dudley Williams, Cambridge University.

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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2002 - Sprague Lecture Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dudley Williams, Cambridge University.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Papanikolas, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

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Thursday, April 4th, 2002 - Sprague Lecture Series, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dudley Williams, Cambridge University.

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Tuesday April 9th, 2002 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Eric T. Kool, Stanford University. "Mimicking the Molecules and Mechanisms of DNA Replication."

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Thursday, April 11th, 2002 - Special Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Jennie R. Jo, Ph.D, MPH, R.N. "Dying While Waiting: The Fate of Navajo Uranium Miners"

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*****CANCELLED*****Friday, April 12th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mathias Beller, University of Rostock, Germany.

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Tuesday, April 16th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Meloche Lecture, 11:00 a.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andreas Heuer, University of Munster.

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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2002 - Physical Chemistry McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building, Professor Richard Zare, Stanford. "Prospects for Advances in Micro and Nanoscale Chemical Analysis"

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Tuesday, May 7th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christian Griesinger, University of Frankfurt.

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Tuesday, May 14th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Willard Lecture, 11:00 a.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carlos Bustamante, University of California-Berkeley.

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Materials Research and Engineering Center on Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces at University of Wisconsin

The NSF-sponsored Materials Research and Engineering Center (MRSEC) on Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces at University of Wisconsin has a seed program which supports highly innovative materials research. A typical level of financial support for a seed project is one graduate student for one year. One page pre-proposals for seed projects can be submitted to the MRSEC at any time of the year. The pre-proposal should clearly state the aim of the research, the methods, the likely outcome of the project, and its impact. One page proposals can be submitted to me via electronic mail: abbott@engr.wisc.edu. Further information regarding the MRSEC and seed program can be found at http://www.mrsec.wisc.edu/.

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Chemical Biophysics Symposium 2002

April 12-14, 2002. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For complete deadlines, speaker list, and registration information please go to our web site at: http://www.chem.utoronto.ca/symposium/biophys/.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Staff Scientist at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine. We are an interdisciplinary team of scientists involved in molecular imaging and targeted drug delivery using a patented nanoparticle emulsion system. We are seeking an experienced organic synthetic research chemist who will be responsible for directed synthesis of lipids or lipid-like conjugated compounds involving small molecules, peptides, chelates and carbohydrates. The successful applicant will assist other team members in lipid purification and analysis procedures, including preparative scale column chromatography. The applicant will be involved in process scale-up and transfer to outside GMP manufacturing facilities. Will work in research lab and be exposed to chemicals and biological material and odor. Radioactive materials may also be present and used by employee. Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and relevant academic or industrial experience (2+years)or an MS degree with 5+years of relevant industrial experience. The applicant will be experienced in a variety of synthetic techniques used in the synthesis of cholesterols, phospholipids and/or sphingolipids requiring experience in protection chemistry and in enzymatic synthesis. The preferred candidate will have practical experience in the preparation, purification, and characterization of such conjugates, bioconjugates and linker molecules. A good understanding of biochemistry is desirable, as well as practical experience and/or knowledge for the preparation and analysis of synthetic polymers and/or chemical modification of natural polymers (e.g. polysaccharides or proteins). Excellent written and verbal communication skills, a record of accomplishment, and the ability to work well in a collaborative environment are essential. Please reply to: Gregory M. Lanza MD PhD, Division of Cardiology, Campus Box 8086, Washington University Medical School, Saint Louis, MO 63110, tel: 314-454-8813, fax: 314-454-5265, e-mail: greg@cvu.wustl.edu.

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The Joint Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges seeks two Ph.D. chemists as replacements during the 2002-03 academic year to teach general chemistry, junior-level laboratory, and/or organic chemistry, depending on their backgrounds and departmental needs, and to participate in the senior thesis program. Appointments will be made at the Visiting Assistant Professor level to begin August 2002. Prior teaching experience is desirable. Please submit by mail a CV and a statement of teaching philosophy and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to: Temporary Chemistry Positions, W.M. Keck Science Center, The Claremont Colleges, 925 N. Mills Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711-5916. Telephone: (909) 621-8298. Inquiries to: azanella@jsd.claremont.edu. Review of applications will begin April 5, 2002, but the positions will remain open until filled.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Organic Chemistry to begin in Fall 2002. A Ph.D is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred. All areas of Organic Chemistry will be considered. Applications in the interdisciplinary areas of Materials Chemistry and Life Sciences are encouraged. Appointment is expected at the Assistant Professor level although exceptional senior candidates will be considered. Successful candidates will be expected to develop or to have developed a vigorous independent and highly visible research program with a commitment to excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a description of the proposed research program, a budget for startup costs, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Raphael M. Ottenbrite, Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284-2006.

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The University of Minnesota, Morris seeks someone having broad intellectual interests and strong commitments to excellence in undergraduate education, to fill a tenure-track position in analytical chemistry beginning August 12, 2002. Responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate chemistry courses including general chemistry, analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis; advising undergraduates; pursuing a research program appropriate to an undergraduate liberal arts campus of the University of Minnesota; and sharing in the governance and advancement of the chemistry program as well as the campus at-large. Candidates must hold or expect to receive a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry by August 12, 2002. One year experience teaching at the undergraduate level is required. (Graduate TA experience is acceptable.) The college attracts excellent students many of whom go on to graduate or professional studies. Visit http://www.mrs.umn.edu/positions/ to learn about our other open positions. You can also visit the chemistry discipline web page, http://www.mrs.unm.edu/academic/chemistry/. These tenure-track positions carry all of the privileges and responsibilities of University of Minnesota faculty appointments. A sound retirement plan, excellent fringe benefits, and a collegial atmosphere are among the benefits that accompany the positions. Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level for those having the Ph.D. and at the Instructor level for others. The standard teaching load is five courses per year. Applications must include a letter of application, resume, transcripts, three letters of reference, and two statements: (1) a teaching statement in which teaching goals and methods are discussed and (2) a research statement in which the applicant proposes a research program that is viable at a small liberal arts college and accessible to undergraduate students. Send applications to: Analytical Chemistry Search Committee Chair, Division of Science and Mathematics, University of Minnesota, Morris, Morris, MN 56267-2128. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries can be made to Nancy Carpenter, Search Committee Chair, at (320) 589-6337, e-mail: caipenne@mrs.umn.edu .

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Emory University School of Medicine invites nominations and applicants for the position of the Chair of the Department of Biochemistry. This position offers outstanding resources and institutional commitment in the setting of a major academic health center. We are seeking an individual who has strong leadership abilities, previous academic and administrative experience, the ability to develop and foster preeminent department research programs, and a commitment to maintain and enhance strong medical and graduate educational programs. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. Applications and nominations should include a current curriculum vitae (electronic version preferred) and names and addresses of three references. Submit materials to: The Biochemistry Chair Search Committee, c/o Office of the Dean, Emory University School of Medicine, 1440 Clifton Road, N.E., Ste, 321, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, attn: Ms. Linda Townsend.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER

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