Chemistry Newsletter - 05/20/2002

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVI - No. 20 May 20th, 2002

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Welcome to Helen Blackwell

We've just received a confirmation that Helen Blackwell has accepted our offer! She will be joining the Organic Division. She is hoping to begin in the last week of July. If you wish to e-mail Helen welcoming her to our Department her present e-mail address is blackwel@slsiris.harvard.edu. Congratulations and Welcome Helen!!

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Chemistry Newsletter Goes to Summer Hours

Next week's newsletter will be the last weekly newsletter until the end of the summer. The newsletter will still be published on a bi-weekly bases. The newsletter will be published on the off week if emergency and or important information becomes available. Continue to forward your newsletter items to me in the copy center. Thank You.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

None Scheduled at this Time

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

May 21st, 2002

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, May 21st, 2002 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 9:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Xiaoyu Chen, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, May 30th, 2002 - TCI Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Abraham Kofman, Weizmann Institute. "Relaxation of a Two-Level System Strongly coupled to a Reservoir: Anomalously Slow Decoherence."

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Tuesday, July 2nd, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Masahiro Hirama, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.

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Monday, September 30th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steve Diver, SUNY-Buffalo.

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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 POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Derek S. Tan, PhD is looking for outstanding candidates for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions in his laboratory at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Our research focuses on the diversity-oriented organic synthesis of small molecule libraries for use in chemical genetic screens. We hope to leverage the demonstrated propensity of certain classes of natural products for biological activity by incorporating key structural elements of these molecules into broadly diversified libraries. Because the methods developed for target-oriented synthesis of these molecules are often unsuitable for diversity-oriented synthesis, new synthetic strategies are required. Thus, at the early stages, our work involves the development of new reactions and synthetic routes to provide efficient, flexible syntheses of these compounds. Subsequently, large (10,000-100,000 membered) libraries will be synthesized and used in a variety of high-throughput chemical genetic screens in collaborations with other labs in the Tri -Institutional Program that encompasses Sloan-Kettering, Cornell University, and Rockefeller University. Additional information about the laboratory is available on the Web at http://www.dstan.org. The successful applicant will have a strong base of knowledge and experience in organic synthesis and an interest in interfacing chemistry and biology. Experience in diversity-oriented synthesis is not required. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief summary of previous research experience, reprints of selected publications, and names of three (3) references to my attention. Applications may be sent by mail or as a PDF file to tand@mskcc.org. A generous salary, medical benefits, and subsidized housing are provided to Research Fellows. Accepted applicants will be expected to pursue external postdoctoral funding opportunities prior to and following arrival. Contact: Derek S. Tan, PhD, Head, Chemistry & Chemical Genetics, Assistant Member, Sloan-Kettering Institute Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave., RRL 1317, Box 422, New York, NY 10021.

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