Chemistry Newsletter - 04/21/2003

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter

 


XXVII - No. 16 April 21st, 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

 

May 6th, 2003

May 20th, 2003

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SEMINARS

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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. “Biosynthesis of Neocarzinostatin: A Model for Understanding the Biosynthesis of Enediyne Antitumor Antibiotics by Bacterial Interative Type I Polyketide Synthase”

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Thursday, April 24th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matthew Bowman, Graduate Student. “The Asymmetric Baylis-Hillman Reaction”

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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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Monday, April 28th, 2003 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Dr. Claire Wyman, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. “Molecular Machines of DNA Repair: SFM Analysis of Their Architecture”

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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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Wednesday, 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***** Wednesday, 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, Edwards 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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Thursday, May 22nd, 2003 - Analytical Sciences/Materials Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Rm 8335 Chemistry Building. Dr. Millicent A. Firestone, Argone National Laboratory. “Biologically Inspired Materials: Towards Nanomachines”

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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A position in proteomics/protein chemistry at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Health Effects Laboratory Division (HELD). NIOSH is a center of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), located in Morgantown, WV. HELD conducts both applied and basic research in occupational diseases and toxicology. Some specific areas include pulmonary and dermal biology, neurotoxicology, endocrine/reproductive toxicity and immunology. The protein chemistry position is located in the Analytical Services Branch/Bioorganic Chemistry Team. The major research emphasis of this team is the study of chemically induced occupational asthma. Currently, the Branch has a HPLC - Q-TOF. A Seldi TOF is also available, as well, as gel electrophoresis equipment. Our Branch's major emphasis is on occupationally-associated immunological diseases; specifically hypersensitivity diseases such as asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, allergic rhinitis etc. These are associated with protein antigens, as well as lower MW chemicals that can either directly bind to proteins or bind following metabolic activation. Protein chemistry can be applied to explore antigenic/allergenic proteins or protein conjugates and ask why do they stimulate the immune system to produce these hypersensitivity reactions. Proteomic profiling can also be explored to look for protein patterns in tissues from both human and animal models of disease. There are other opportunities for collaboration within the Division. Individuals are studying stress, neurotoxicity, endocrine toxicity etc. An investigator with an expertise in protein/organic chemistry could be a primary investigator on their own project with co-investigators with expertise in the biology/pathology aspects of the project. They could also be a co-investigator on other projects lending their expertise in these collaborations. Please have any interested potential candidate e-mail their CV and/or call or send mail to: Paul D. Siegel, Ph.D., Team Leader, ASB/HELD/ NIOSH/CDC, 1095 Willowdale Rd., Morgantown, WV 26505, phone: 304-285-5855, e-mail: psiegel@cdc.gov.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Assistant Professor: The Department of Chemistry at the State University of New York, College at Geneseo, seeks applications for a tenure track position in the area of Biochemistry starting the Fall 2003 semester. Requirements include a Ph. D. degree in biochemistry or related area, a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, and research interests suitable for undergraduate student involvement. Research involving undergraduates is encouraged and expected. As the Department currently has expertise in DNA chemistry and Bioorganic chemistry, preference may be given to candidates with other research interests. Postdoctoral experience and teaching experience are desirable. Teaching responsibilities will be in the areas of biochemistry, physical or analytical chemistry for biochemists, and introductory chemistry. The department consists of nine members and has state of the art instrumentation including recently acquired Real Time PCR, HPLC with PDA and Fluorescence Detection and Autosampler, Spectrofluorometer, GC/MS, 300 MHz FTNMR, FTIR, Capillary Electrophoresis, and several laser systems. Further information about the Department can be found at http://www.geneseo.edu/~chem. Interested applicants should submit a Curriculum Vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, a summary of research plans, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and should arrange for three recent letters of recommendation to be sent to: J. A. Boiani, Chair, Chemistry Department, Greene 325, SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY 14454. To ensure full consideration, completed applications should be received by January 1, 2003.

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Biochemistry – Visiting Assistant Professor with possible later conversion to tenure-track. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Evansville, an undergraduate, United Methodist Church-related institution, invites applications for a full-time position beginning August 2003. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in biochemistry or chemistry with a strong background in biochemical methods. Some teaching experience is preferred. Teaching will include biochemistry laboratory and lecture, introductory chemistry and contributions to the University’s general education World Cultures sequence. The candidate should have a strong commitment to quality undergraduate teaching and advising and to establishing an active undergraduate research program. More information about the Department and the University are available at http://www2.evansville.edu/chemweb. Send letter of application, resume, statement of research interests appropriate for an undergraduate institution, copies of transcripts and three letters of recommendation to: Ray Lutgring, Search Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN 47722. Review of applications will begin April 23.

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The Department of Chemistry at The University of Toledo invites applications for several one-year Visiting Assistant Professor positions. These positions, which are subject to budgetary approval, are to start August 2003 and may be renewed for up to three (3) years. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in chemistry or a related discipline. The successful candidates will be expected to have a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level in any subdiscipline of chemistry. Opportunities for research collaboration with current faculty are also possible for further professional development. The University offers competitive salaries and an excellent package of benefits to its faculty. Further information on the university and department can be found at: http://www.utoledo.edu. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to: Visiting Faculty Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606. Review of applicants will begin after May 10, 2003.

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Benedictine College currently has an opening for a 1-year full-time visiting assistant professor. Teaching responsibilities will include analytical chemistry. We seek a person who is committed to teaching at the undergraduate level. Resources are available for some research as well. Starting date is August 15, 2003. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, current c.v. and transcripts. Please include the names, phone numbers and email addresses of 3 persons would provide a reference. Send the above to: Aileen Beard, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Benedictine College, 1020 N. 2nd, Atchison, KS 66002. email: abeard@benedictine.edu. Email submissions (as MS-Word attachments) are preferred.

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Kansas State University - Temporary Faculty Positions. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for temporary or visiting faculty members beginning August, 2003. We seek two temporary faculty members with a Ph.D. in chemistry and a strong commitment to undergraduate education to teach undergraduate chemistry courses. One of these faculty members would focus on organic chemistry courses, and the other freshman courses. These faculty members would also have the opportunity to collaborate in research with our departmental research groups. Informal enquiries are welcome to: the Department Head, Professor Sherwood (Tel: (785)532-6665; e-mail: escachem@ksu.edu; FAX: (785)532-6666). Applicants should submit a letter of application; a complete curriculum vita; copies of transcripts from undergraduate and graduate studies; a statement of teaching philosophy; and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to: Professor Peter M.A. Sherwood, Chair Temporary Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, 66506-3701. Screening will commence June 16, 2003 and will continue until suitable candidates are found. Details of the department can be found at http://www.ksu.edu/chem.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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