Chemistry Newsletter - 04/14/2008

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXXII - No. 15 April 14th, 2008

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

Department meetings are open to all students, staff, and faculty, and we encourage everyone to join us.

April 15th, 2008

May 13th, 2008

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

April 22nd, 2008

May 6th, 2008

May 20th, 2008

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, April 15th and Wednesday April 16 th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Lecture Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carolyn Bertozzi, UC-Berkeley. Tuesday:“Chemistry in Living Systems: Shedding Light on Glycans” Wednesday: 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. “Engineering Biological/Nanomaterial Interfaces: Highlights of Research at the Molecular Foundry”

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Barbara A. Lyons, New Mexico State University. “Grb7 Protein/erbB2 Binding Specificity in Cancer Signaling”

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Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. R. Tom Baker, Los Alamos National Lab.

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Thursday, April 17th, 2008 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Scott Hanton of Air Products.

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Thursday, April 17th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brooke Richardson (Gellman Group).

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Thursday, April 17th, 2008 - Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m, Room 1106 Mechanical Engineering. Michael Atzmon, University of Michigan. “Anelastic deformation in a metallic glass”

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Friday, April 18th, 2008 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mary E. Galvin, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

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Friday, April 18th, 2008 - EC&T Seminar, 12:05 p.m., 102 Water Science & Engineering Laboratroy, 660 N Park St. Jiabin Zhou, Associate Professor, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China. “Size Distribution of Hydrocarbons and Source Apportionment of OC in Airborne Particles of Beijing , China”

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Monday, April 21st, 2008, Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor John M. Herbert, The Ohio State University. “Trouble with TD-DFT: Theoretical Investigation of Excited Electronic States in DNA Oligomers and Other Large Molecules”

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Kim Hamad-Schifferli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Using Nanoparticles to Control Biological Function”

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Ann E. Weber, Merck & Company. “Design and Synthesis of Selective DPP-4 Inhibitors: Discovery of JANUVIA™ (Sitagliptin), a New treatment for Type 2 Diabetes”

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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andreja Bakac, Ames Laboratories.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2008 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Vicki Wysocki of the University of Arizona.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Reto Frei (Blackwell Group).

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Yingkai Zhang, New York University. “Physical Insights into Histone Lysine Methylation from Multiscale Simulations”

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Cynthia Burrows, University of Utah. “Guanine Oxidation Leading to Hydantoins: Bioorganic Mechanisms and Implications for Evolution”

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Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Deryn Fogg, University of Ottawa.

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Thursday, May 1st, 2008 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Nien Hui Ge of the University of California, Irvine. “Beyond One Dimension: Coherent 2D IR Spectroscopy as a Structural Probe of Peptides”

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David A. Weitz, Harvard University. “Dripping, Jetting, Drops and Wetting; the Magic of Microfluidics”

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2008 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christopher C. Cummins, MIT.

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Thursday, May 8th, 2008 - McElvain Series Seminar in Materials Chemistry, 12:15 p.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Nate Lewis of Cal Tech.

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Thursday, May 8th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Aimon Tongpenyai (Kiessling Group).

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Friday, May 9th, 2008 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nathan S. Lewis, California Institute of Technology. “Scientific Challenges in Sustainable Energy Technology”

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Recent Publications

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Mass spectrometry identifies and quantifies 74 unique histone H4 isoforms in differentiating human embryonic stem cells.

Phanstiel, D; Brumbaugh, J; Berggren, WT; Conard, K; Feng, X; Levenstein, ME; McAlister, GC; Thomson, JA; Coon, JJ*.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 105 (11): 4093-4098 MAR 18 2008.

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Vibrational action spectroscopy of the C-H and C-D stretches in partially deuterated formic acid dimer.

Yoon, YH; Hause, ML; Case, AS; Crim, FF*.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 128 (8): Art. No. 084305 FEB 28 2008.

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The effect of hydrodynamic interactions on the dynamics of DNA translocation through pores.

Lzmitli, A; Schwartz, DC*; Graham, MD; de Pablo, JJ.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 128 (8): Art. No. 085102 FEB 28 2008.

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Bright ideas for chemical biology.

Lavis, LD; Raines, RT*.

ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY 3 (3): 142-155 MAR 2008.

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Electronic and steric effects on the rate of the traceless Staudinger ligation.

Tam, A; Soellner, MB; Raines, RT*.

ORGANIC & BIOMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY 6 (7): 1173-1175 2008.

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Synthesis, characterization and bromination of bis(phosphinoferrocenyl) gold(I) compounds.

Segapelo, TV; Guzei, IA*; Darkwa, J.

JOURNAL OF ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY 693 (4): 701-708 FEB 15 2008.

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Formation of a wrapped DNA-protein interface: Experimental characterization and analysis of the large contributions of ions and water to the thermodynamics of binding IHF to H ' DNA.

Meulen, KAV; Saecker, RM; Record, MT*.

JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 377 (1): 9-27 MAR 14 2008.

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Enhancement of photochemical grafting of terminal alkenes at surfaces via molecular mediators: The role of surface-bound electron acceptors.

Colavita, PE; Streifer, JA; Sun, B; Wang, XY; Warf, P; Hamers, RJ*.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C 112 (13): 5102-5112 APR 3 2008.

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Bond distances are not always what they appear to be: discovery and un-discovery of the longest Cr(V) N triple bond.

Song, YF; Berry, JF*; Weyhermuller, T; Bill, E.

DALTON TRANSACTIONS (14): 1864-1871 2008.

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Does arginine remain protonated in the lipid membrane? Insights from microscopic pK(a) calculations.

Yoo, J; Cui, Q*.

BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL 94 (8): L61-L63 APR 15 2008.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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None For This Newsletter

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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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Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66502, Postdoctoral position is available for work in the area of photosynthesis research. We use spectral hole-burning (SHB) and single photosynthetic complex spectroscopy (SPCS) to study the excitonic structure and excitation energy transfer (EET) processes of several natural and artificial photosynthetic complexes at low temperatures. The combination of SHB on bulk samples and SPCS is a powerful frequency domain approach for obtaining data that will address a number of issues that are key to understanding excitonic structure and energy/electron transfer dynamics. Candidates must have experience in low temperature laser-based spectroscopies and a strong background in the area of physical/biophysical chemistry. We are seeking candidates who are self-motivated and career-oriented. Application deadline: June 1, 2008. Applicants should arrange for a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Ryszard Jankowiak, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66502; Voice: (785) 532-6785; E-mail: ryszard@ksu.edu.

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