Chemistry Newsletter - 04/14/2003

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter

 


XXVII - No. 15 April 14th, 2003

 

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

 

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

 

May 13th, 2003

 

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

 

April 15th, 2003

May 6th, 2003

May 20th, 2003

 

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry McElvain Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Neumark, UC-Berkeley. "Cluster spectroscopy and dynamics from the molecular to nanodroplet size regimes”

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lyle Isaacs, UMD. “Self-Sorting: The Exception or the Rule?”

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2003 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Mark Davis, Caltech. “Engineering of Synthetic Gene Delivery Systems”

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Wednesday, April 16th, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jonathan Wilker, Purdue University.

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Wednesday, April 16th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Thomas R. R. Pettus, University of Santa Barbara. “Applications of o-Quinone Methides and p-Quinols in Natural Product Synthesis”

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Thursday, April 17th, 2003 - Analytical McElvain Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Anne L. Plant, NIST. “Designing Biomimetic Surfaces”

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Friday, April 18th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kyubong Jo, Graduate Student. “Single Molecule Biochemistry in Nanochannel Devices”

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Friday, April 18th, 2003 - Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 2006 Rennebohm Hall. Dr. Laurence Hurley, Ph.D., Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Arizona Cancer Center. “G-Quadruplexes: Their Importance in Gene Silencing and as Targets for Drug Discovery”

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Monday, April 21st, 2003 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Christopher Bardeen, University of Illinois.

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Monday, April 21st, 2003 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry Building. Marjorie Oettinger, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. “Regulation and Disregulation of VDJ Recombination: From Yeast to Man”

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tom Keyes, Boston University. “Instantaneous Normal Modes, The Potential Energy Landscape, And Dynamics In Supercooled Liquids”

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Tuesday, April 22th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Lenny Sheps, Graduate Student. “Vibrationally driven bimolecular reactions in the liquid phase”

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2003 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Emily Carter, UCLA. “Linking Quantum and Continuum Mechanics to Study Materials Under Chemical and Mechanical Stress”

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2003 - Everson Lecture in Biochemistry, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry Building. Dr. Dawn Brasaemle, Rutgers. “”Defining the Lipid Storage Droplet: Unique Proteins Associated with a Dynamic Subcellular Compartment”

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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Vincent Pecoraro, University of Michigan.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jian Zhang, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matthew Bowman, Graduate Student.

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Monday, April 28th, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Joshua Telser, Northwestern.

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Monday, April 28th, 2003, - TCI Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Carlos Simmerling, SUNY, Stony Brook.

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Walker, University of Maryland, College Park. “Solvation at Surfaces: Profiling Interfacial solvent Polarity with Molecular Rulers.”

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Tingting Liu, Graduate Student. “Single-molecule fluorescence study of Cytoplasmic domain of Synaptotagmin I on solid supported planar lipid membrane”

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Tuesday, April 30th, Special Physical Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. David Bartels, Argonne National Laboratory. “Free Radical Reactions in Supercritical Water--H atoms, OH radicals, and Solvated Electrons.”

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*****CANCELLED***** Monday, April 30th, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ken Karlin, Johns Hopkins University.

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Thursday, May 1st, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor James Schauer, UW Madison- Engineering. “Chemical Analysis of Atmospheric Particulate Matter: Understanding the Origin and Impacts of Aerosols”

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Thursday, May 1st, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Gregory Hanson, Graduate Student.

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Friday, May 2nd, 2003 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Art Ellis, UW-Chemistry.

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Monday, May 5th, 2003 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Karl Christe, Air Force Research laboratory, Edward Air Force Base.

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Wilma Olson, Rutgers. “DNA Mechanics and Gene Regulation”

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. David Castro, Graduate Student. “Molecular beam studies of the collisions of n-alcohols with the NaOH/KOH eutectic mixture”

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2003 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315, Chemistry Building. Dr. Andrea Cochran, Genentech.

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Shane Lamos, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, May 8th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ting Zheng, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, May 8th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yun Luo, Graduate Student.

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Monday, May 12th, 2003 - Ferry Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Harold Scheraga, Cornell University. “The Throbin-Fibrinogen Reaction”

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Monday, May 12th, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Zhiping Zheng, University of Arizona.

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Tuesday, May 13th, 2003 - Ferry Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Harold Scheraga, Cornell University. “Calculation of Protein Structure by Global Optimization of Potential Energy”

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Smith LM; Miller GH; Otto-Bliesner B; Shin SI.

Sensitivity of the Northern Hemisphere climate system to extreme changes in Holocene Arctic sea ice.

QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS 2003, Vol 22, Iss 5-7, pp 645-658.

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Eldred SE; Stone DA; Gellman SH; Stahl SS.

Catalytic transamidation under moderate conditions.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2003, Vol 125, Iss 12, pp 3422-3423.

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Reich HJ; Goldenberg WS; Sanders AW; Jantzi KL; Tzschucke CC.

Amine- and ether-chelated aryllithium reagents-structure and dynamics.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2003, Vol 125, Iss 12, pp 3509-3521.

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Deng W; Liou SR; Plunkett G; Mayhew GF; Rose DJ; Burland V; Kodoyianni V; Schwartz DC; Blattner FR.

Comparative genomics of Salmonella enterica serovar typhi strains Ty2 and CT18.

JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY 2003, Vol 185, Iss 7, pp 2330-2337.

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Bell SA; McLean ME; Oh SK; Tichy SE; Zhang W; Corn RM; Crooks RM; Simanek EE.

Synthesis and characterization of covalently linked single-stranded DNA oligonucleotide-dendron conjugates.

BIOCONJUGATE CHEMISTRY 2003, Vol 14, Iss 2, pp 488-493.

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Yang WS; Auciello O; Butler JE; Cai W; Carlisle JA; Gerbi J; Gruen DM; Knickerbocker T; Lasseter TL; Russell JN; Smith LM; Hamers RJ.

DNA-modified nanocrystalline diamond thin-films as stable, biologically active substrates.

NATURE MATERIALS 2002, Vol 1, Iss 4, pp 253-257.

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Knickerbocker T; Strother T; Schwartz MP; Russell JN; Butler J; Smith LM; Hamers RJ.

DNA-modified diamond surfaces.

LANGMUIR 2003, Vol 19, Iss 6, pp 1938-1942.

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Epand RF; Umezawa N; Porter EA; Gellman SH; Epand RM.

Interactions of the antimicrobial beta-peptide beta-17 with phospholipid vesicles differ from membrane interactions of magainins.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY 2003, Vol 270, Iss 6, pp 1240-1248.

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NORM 2003 Symposia

The 58th Northwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society is being hosted by the Montana Local Section and will be held this June 12th - 14th at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. Abstracts Due by April 20th. Contact info: Cynthia McClure, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, phone: 406-994-1779.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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The GE Global Research Center is looking for a graduate student to spend three months during the summer of 2003 at our research facility in Niskayuna, NY. Two research projects are envisioned during this time. The first one will study the impact of signal to noise in quantifying the repeatability of in vivo magnetic resonance spectra, and the second one will perform theoretical calculations to analyze the impact of line width and field strength on the detectability of brain metabolites, and in particular glutamate. Our facility is located close to Albany, NY, and employs around 1500 scientists, out of which around 600 hold PhD's. The timing of the internship is very flexible, ie it can start anytime between May and July- and it will last 3 months. The pay is considerable, and commensurate with experience. Desired skills: fundamentals of NMR/MRS, C programming language, Monte Carlo simulations, experience in using GAMMA (simulation software libraries), statistical analysis of data, possibly experience with using GE scanners and SAGE (GE spectral analysis program). If interested, please send a brief description of your relevant experience, along with your CV, to: Ileana Hancu at hancu@research.ge.com Application deadline: April 18th.

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Madison Area Technical College will be hiring a new chemistry instructor due to a change in our workload calculation. We currently have 6 full time chemistry instructors. The minimum requirements are a Master's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Chemical Engineering and 2 years secondary or collegiate teaching experience. The website for Madison Area Technical College is: http://matcmadison.edu/matc/. The full job description can be found at the following web address: http://matcmadison.edu/hr/HR/1612.htm.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Biochemistry - Department of Chemistry and Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Applicants are invited for a teaching academic staff position in biochemistry and chemistry for the 2003-2004 academic year beginning late August, 2003. Teaching responsibilities will be biochemistry including lab, and introductory courses and labs in chemistry. An MS degree in chemistry, biochemistry or molecular biology is required; a PhD is preferred. Applicants should have good written and oral communication skills and a commitment to teaching undergraduates. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Candidates should send a letter of application and vita and have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Steven Steiner, Chair, Search & Screen Committee, Department of Chemistry and Engineering Physics, UW-Platteville, 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818-3099. E-mail: steiners@uwplatt.edu. Screening will begin on April 16, 2003, and continue until the position is filled. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request.

 

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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Probationary tenure track faculty position in the Department of Chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 25, 2003 or January 1, 2004. The initial appointment will be for two years. Doctorate in chemistry required by April 3, 2003. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Area of Specialty: Organic chemistry. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate concepts in organic chemistry will be considered an asset. The ability to enhance the diversity of the department and serve as a role model and mentor for women and/or minorities will be considered an asset. Applicants will be expected to teach organic chemistry lecture and laboratory as their primary teaching assignment in the Department of Chemistry, with some instruction in general chemistry lecture and laboratory possible. They will be expected to develop a program of externally funded research in experimental organic chemistry involving undergraduates, provide academic advising to students as assigned, engage in service to the university and community, and participate in department, college, and university committee work. Competitive start-up funds are available. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans (3-5 pages), statement of teaching interests and experience (1-2 pages), and graduate and undergraduate transcripts. (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the initial application, however official copies will be required before the position is offered.), and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Chair, Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54702-4004. Completed applications must be received by April 3, 2003 to receive priority consideration. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Applicants' names are subject to public release unless confidentiality has been requested in writing. Names of all finalists must be released. To learn more about the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the local community, visit these Web sites: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Chemistry Department (http://www.uwec.edu/chemistry/), University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire web site (http://www.uwec.edu/), University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Employment Opportunities (http://www.uwee.edu/acadaff/iobs/), Chippewa Valley Visitor's Guide (http://www.chippewavallev.net/).

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER

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