Chemistry Newsletter - 05/08/2006

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXX - No. 19

May 8th, 2006

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2006 Department Poster Session

The 2006 Department Poster Session will be this Wednesday, May 10 from 4:00 - 6:00pm in Union South. The GSFLC has been working hard to put this together and hopes that everyone will have a chance to attend. There will be good food and great science! Hope to see you there!

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

5/9/06

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

5/16/06

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SEMINARS

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Thursday, May 11th, 2006 - Physical Seminar, 3:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith, Ruhr University - Bochum, Bochum, Germany. “New Direction of IR and THz Laser Spectroscopy: Characterizing of Surfaces and Hydration Shells”

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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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WISELI Call for Proposals

The Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our “Celebrating Women in Science and Engineering Grant Program.” As you may know, WISELI is a research center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), with a mission to promote the participation and advancement of women in science and engineering. Our "Celebrating Women in Science and Engineering Grant Program" is the result of a collaboration between WISELI and the following Schools/Colleges: CALS, L&S, Pharmacy, Medicine and Public Health, Veterinary Medicine, and Engineering. The program provides funds to departments, centers, or student groups wishing to enhance their own seminar schedules or to create new workshops, symposia, lecture series, or similar events in line with WISELI’s goals. More detailed information about the grant program, past recipients, and an application are available on our website: http://wiseli.engr.wisc.edu/initiatives/celebrating/celebrate.html. The application deadline is June 2, 2006.


RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Zody MC. Garber M. Adams DJ. Sharpe T. Harrow J. Lupski JR. Nicholson C. Searle SM. Wilming L. Young SK. Abouelleil A. Allen NR. Bi WM. Bloom T. Borowsky ML. Bugalter BE. Butler J. Chang JL. Chen CK. Cook A. Corum B. Cuomo CA. de Jong PJ. DeCaprio D. Dewar K. Schwartz DC.

DNA sequence of human chromosome 17 and analysis of rearrangement in the human lineage.

Nature. 440(7087):1045-1049, 2006 Apr 20.

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Zhang X. Scalf M. Berggren TW. Westphall MS. Smith LM.

Identification of mammalian cell lines using MALDI-TOF and LC-ESI-MS/MS mass spectrometry.

Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. 17(4):490-499, 2006 Apr.

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Schmitt MA. Choi SH. Guzei IA. Gellman SH.

New helical foldamers: Heterogeneous backbones with 1 : 2 and 2 : 1 alpha :beta-amino acid residue patterns.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 128(14):4538-4539, 2006 Apr 12.

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Simmons JM. Nichols BM. Baker SE. Marcus MS. Castellini OM. Lee CS. Hamers RJ. Eriksson MA.

Effect of ozone oxidation on single-walled carbon nanotubes.

Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 110(14):7113-7118, 2006 Apr 13.

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Kiessling LL. Gestwicki JE. Strong LE.

Synthetic multivalent ligands as probes of signal transduction [Review].

Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. 45(15):2348-2368, 2006.

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Toulokhonova IS. Friedrichsen DR. Hill NJ. Muller T. West R.

Unusual reaction of 1,1-dilithio-2,3,4,5-tetraphenyisilole with 1,3-dienes yielding spirosilanes and elemental lithium.

Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. 45(16):2578-2581, 2006.

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Bowman MD. Jacobson MM. Blackwell HE.

Discovery of fluorescent cyanopyridine and deazalumazine dyes using small molecule macroarrays.

Organic Letters. 8(8):1645-1648, 2006 Apr 13.

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Stich TA. Seravalli J. Venkateshrao S. Spiro TG. Ragsdale SW. Brunold TC.

Spectroscopic studies of the corrinoid/iron-sulfur protein from Moorella thermoacetica.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 128(15):5010-5020, 2006 Apr 19.

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Hoerter JM. Otte KM. Gellman SH. Stahl SS.

Mechanism of Al-III-catalyzed transamidation of unactivated secondary carboxamides.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 128(15):5177-5183, 2006 Apr 19.

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Valouev A. Li L. Liu YC. Schwartz DC. Yang Y. Zhang Y. Waterman MS.

Alignment of optical maps.

Journal of Computational Biology. 13(2):442-462, 2006 Mar.

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Jungbauer LM. Cavagnero S.

Characterization of protein expression and folding in cell-free systems by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry.

Analytical Chemistry. 78(8):2841-2852, 2006 Apr 15.

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Copyright © 2006 Thomson ISI

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Minnesota State Colleges & Universities, Rainy River Community College. Chemistry Instructor (Unclassified MSCF-CC Faculty). Responsibilities: Will teach Chemistry courses such as Principles of Chemistry and Chemical Science. Must be able to teach Physics courses as well such as Principles of Physics. Other duties may include student advising, course evaluation, classroom and laboratory preparation, coordinating of the removal of lab waste, evaluating student performance, committee assignments, classroom research, and community service. Must meet minimum qualifications for credential field of Chemistry which is a master's degree with a major in Chemistry or a master's degree with 24 quarter/16 semester graduate credits in Chemistry which would apply to the major. Preferred Qualifications: Prior teaching experience. Application Procedure: Forward a letter of introduction, a statement outlining your philosophy of community college education, current resume, unofficial academic transcripts (official transcripts will required at time of hire), and a list of three current professional references with telephone numbers to: Jodi Knaus, Human Resources Office, Rainy River Chemistry Search, 1001 West Chestnut Street, Virginia, MN 55792. Links: For additional information regarding the assigned fields, please refer to the MnSCU Human Resources website at: http://www.hr.mnscu.edu/HROffice/cc/assignedfields.html. Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Minnesota State College Faculty which can be found at: http://www.hr.mnscu.edu/LR/Contracts/MSCF/05-07/leg.pdf

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2006 Summer Chemistry Teaching Positions. The University of Minnesota Chemistry Department has temporary, part-time lecturer positions in general, analytical, organic, and physical chemistry available for the 8-week term (June 12 - August 4) in the summer of 2006. Duties: Preparing and giving lectures for undergraduate courses; holding office hours; preparing, giving and grading exams; assigning final course grades. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in chemistry is preferred and an M.S. in chemistry or related field is required. Previous teaching experience is also required, preferably at least two years at the college level. Any qualified person interested in a teaching position should submit a short letter indicating area of interest. Persons who have not previously taught courses in chemistry at the University of Minnesota must also include a current Curriculum Vita and two letters of professional recommendation. Student evaluations of teaching should also be included, if available. All application materials must be received by Friday, April 14, 2006. Selection Criteria: M.S. is essential, prefer Ph.D.; Prior teaching experience; prefer college level teaching of chemistry courses; Prior teaching experience at University of Minnesota; Quality of references; Quality of student evaluations or feedback. Please submit all application materials to: Chuck Tomlinson, Assistant to the Vice Chair, University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry, 139 Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. For more information regarding course offerings and content, Chuck Tomlinson can be contacted at (612) 624-0313 or tomlinso@chem.umn.edu.

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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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California Institute of Technology: Immediate to September opportunity for Postdoctoral Position in Physical Organic Chemistry. Ph.D. in Chemistry or closely related field and an interest in physical organic chemistry are required. Successful applicant must have substantial hands-on experience with the use of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, some computer knowledge and good laboratory technique, preferably with synthetic skilld. Duties, under professional direction, include experimental and theoretical research on conformational analysis of small molecules and possible applications to it of NMR in liquid-crystal solvents. For a description of current research in this area, see http://chemistry.caltech.edu/faculty/roberts/index.html. The initial one-year appointment may be renewed for a second and possibly a third year. The annual starting salary is $36,000. A CVV list of publications:, and three letters of recommendation should be sent promptly to: Prof. John D. Roberts, Crellin Laboratory of Chemistry (164-30), California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Biochemistry: The Northern Arizona University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate - Biochemist/Biophysicist - to join a laboratory working on biophysical studies of Gquadruplex and i-motif DNA drug interactions. This appointment will involve laboratory research focused on systematic biophysical studies of the energetics of formation and the thermal stability of complexes formed by model G-quadruplex and i-motif DNA systems with low molecular ligands known to interact with DNA. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in biophysics or biochemistry, and publications indicating experience with nucleic acid chemistry and specifically studies of drug interactions with nucleic acids. Experience with isothermal titration calorimetry, ITC, differential scanning calorimetry. DSC, and their application to the study of binding interactions between small molecules and biopolymers is preferred. Experience with various spectroscopy techniques (UV-vis. CD, Fluorescence, NMR) will be helpful. Demonstrated communication and writing skills are required. The starting salary will be $36.000. This is a one year position. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, along with the NAU application, and any relevant reprints as instructed on the NAU web site at: http://hr.nau.edu. The successful applicant will be expected to work with a culturally diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. The screening committee will begin reviewing applications on May 1, 2006 and the search will remain open until the position is filled. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a criminal and employment background investigation prior to employment at NAU.

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