Chemistry Newsletter - 04/03/2006

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXX - No. 14 April 3rd, 2006

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Irving Shain Chemistry Research Tower Dedication

The Irving Shain Chemistry Research Tower dedication celebrations will be held on Friday May 5th and Saturday May 6th, 2006. All are invited to an exciting weekend of science and celebration. For more information on these celebrations and other activities, please go the Chemistry Home page at: http://www.chem.wisc.edu and click on the Quick link for the Irving Shain Research Tower Dedication link.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

4/11/06

5/9/06

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

4/4/06

4/25/06

5/2/06

5/16/06

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SEMINARS

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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. “Electrons on the Rocks: Molecular Aspects of Electron Hydration Through Cluster Spectroscopy”

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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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Monday, April 10th, 2006 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry Auditorium. Jeffrey Friedman. “Leptin and the Neural Circuit Regulating Food Intake and Body Weight”

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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. “Minimal Models for Modeling Protein Crystallization”

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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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Monday, April 17th, 2006 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry Auditorium. Kathleen Gould. “Split Decisions: Lessons About Cytokinesis from Fission Yeast”

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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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Monday, April 24th, 2006 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry Auditorium. Michael Mossing. “Slow Folding and Assembly of Cro Dimers: Implications for the Lambda Genetic Switch”

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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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Monday, May 1st, 2006 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry Auditorium. I. Robert Lehman. “TBA”

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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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Monday, May 8th, 2006 - TCI Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Adrain Elcock, University of Iowa. “Molecular and Brownian Dynamics Simulations of Complex Biomolecular Systems”

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Monday, May 8th, 2006 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry Auditorium. Kevin Struhl. “Logic and Mechanisms of Transcriptional Regulation”

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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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32nd Steenbock Symposium

Biochemistry-University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dynamics of Proteins and Macromolecular Assemblies. Abstract and Registration deadline is April 15th, 2006. For more information, please visit our Web Site at: http://www.biochem.wisc.edu/steenbock/symposium32.

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Enhancing Teaching and Learning Chemistry with Natural Bond Orbital

 

Where: University of Wisconsin - Washington County, Collins Science Hall, 400 University Drive, West Bend, WI, 53095. Maps and Directions: http://washington.uwc.edu/about/map_directions.html.

When: Saturday, April 22nd, 2006, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM.

Presenters: Dr. Frank Weinhold, Professor, Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison & Dr. Mohamed Ayoub, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, UW-Washington County.

Cost: FREE - including lunch and refreshments! Pre-registration is required by Friday April 14, 2006. Registration Form: http://washington.uwc.edu/depts/chemistry/Registration_Form.doc.

Organizer: Dr. Mohamed Ayoub, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Washington County, 400 University Drive, West Bend, WI 53095, Tel. No. 262-335-5234, Fax: 262-335-5251, E-mail: mayoub@uwc.edu.

For more information, program and registration for this workshop, please visit: http://washington.uwc.edu/depts/chemistry/Workshop.htm.

Sponsored by a University of Wisconsin System Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) Spring 2006 Conference Development Grant.

 


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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NMR Postdoctoral Position in Marine Metabonomics at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Ocean Service Hollings Marine Laboratory and the Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research in Charleston, South Carolina. Join an expanding effort to apply state-of-the-art NMR research to important marine environmental health issues. Multidisciplinary research targeted at environmental forecasting, toxicology, environmental analytical chemistry, genomics and proteomics is the hallmark of the new Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) situated in historic Charleston, South Carolina. HML is a new multi-institutional research facility with partners from NOAA, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), the University of Charleston, and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). This research position will be used to continue development of NMR-based metabonomics in the marine environment, drawing on a large body of expertise in marine biology and ecotoxicology at the HML. Research will be conducted using the state-of-the-art NMR facilities at the HML and CCEHBR including 500MHz, 700MHz and 800MHz NMR instrumentation. These instruments are equipped with CryoProbes, HRMAS probes, an LC/Mass spectrometer and flow measurement accessories, in order to address a wide array of issues in marine metabonomics, marine natural products and marine structural biology. All enquiry's welcome! Contingent on funding, this opportunity may be available starting around October 2006. For more information, contact: Dan Bearden, (843) 762-8865 or dan.bearden@noaa.gov.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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None For This Newsletter

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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Post-Doctoral position at the University of Rochester. Department of Biomedical Engineering Hyperpolarized Magnetic Resonance Laboratory. An opening at the new Hyperpolarized MR Laboratory in the Rochester Center for Brain Imaging is available to qualified applicants with a PhD in physics, chemistry, or engineering. Research description can be found at http://www.bme.rochester.edu/bmeweb/faculty/kuzma.html. Expertise in one of the following areas is preferable: NMR spectroscopy and/or imaging, electronics, EPR spectroscopy, microwave techniques (>50 GHz) cryogenics ( ~ 1.5 K), condensed matter physics, organic chemistry, cell culture methods, small animal imaging. Please contact Prof. Nicholas Kuzma at: nicholas.kuzma@rochester.edu or (Fax: 585-276-2127) for details.

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