Chemistry Newsletter - 06/04/2008

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXXII - No. 21 June 9th, 2008

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SEMINARS

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 - Genomics Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Biotechnology Center Auditorium, Room 1111. Dr. Masad J. Dahma, Ph.D, F.C.I.C., McGill University. “DNA and RNA Analogues: The Next Wave of “Magic Bullets”?”

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Jeffery G. Saven, University of Pennsylvania. “Theoretical Methods for the Design and Redesign of Proteins”

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Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Don Tilley, Berkeley.

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Saturday, September 13th, 2008 - SNOUT OUT 2008, 12 Noon-5:00 p.m., Rennenbohm Park. Sponsored by GSFLC. Food, drinks, softball & general fun!

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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Terrance Collins, Carnegie Mellon University. “Iron-TAML activators: effective green chemistry catalysts for peroxide activation”

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Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 - Ferry Lecture in Macromolecular Science, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 ChemistryBuilding. Jean Frechet.

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2008 - Ferry Lecture in Macromolecular Science, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jean Frechet.

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Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christina White, University of Illinois.

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Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Joseph Ready, University of Texas-Southwestern.

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Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tom Hoye, University of Minnesota.

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paul Hergenrother, University of Illinois.

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 - Organic Chemistry - Abbott Lecturers, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dave Evans, Harvard University.

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Recent Publications

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Dislocation-driven nanowire growth and Eshelby twist.

Bierman, MJ; Lau, YKA; Kvit, AV; Schmitt, AL; Jin, S*.

SCIENCE 320 (5879): 1060-1063 MAY 23 2008.

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Is charge reduction in ESI really necessary?

Smith, LM*.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MASS SPECTROMETRY 19 (5): 629-631 MAY 2008.

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Valence parity renders z(center dot)-type ions chemically distinct.

Hubler, SL; Jue, A; Keith, J; McAlister, GC; Craciun, G; Coon, JJ*.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 130 (20): 6388-6394 MAY 21 2008.

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Crystallographic characterization of helical secondary structures in alpha/beta-peptides with 1 : 1 residue alternation.

Choi, SH; Guzei, IA*; Spencer, LC; Gellman, SH*.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 130 (20): 6544-6550 MAY 21 2008.

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Activation of N-sulfonyl oxaziridines using copper(II) catalysts: Aminohydroxylations of styrenes and 1,3-dienes.

Michaelis, DJ; Ischay, MA; Yoon, TP*.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 130 (20): 6610-6615 MAY 21 2008.

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New synthetic routes to a disulfidodinickel(II) complex: Characterization and reactivity of a Ni-2(mu-eta(2):eta(2)-S-2) core.

Cho, JH; Van Heuvelen, KM; Yap, GPA; Brunold, TC*; Riordan, CG.

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 47 (10): 3931-3933 MAY 19 2008.

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Spectroscopic and computational investigation of second-sphere contributions to redox tuning in Escherichia coli iron superoxide dismutase.

Grove, LE; Xie, J; Yikilmaz, E; Miller, AF; Brunold, TC*.

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 47 (10): 3978-3992 MAY 19 2008.

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Spectroscopic and computational insights into second-sphere amino-acid tuning of substrate analogue/active-site interactions in iron(III) superoxide dismutase.

Grove, LE; Xie, J; Yikilmaz, E; Karapetyan, A; Miller, AF; Brunold, TC*.

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 47 (10): 3993-4004 MAY 19 2008.

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Synthetic ligands that activate and inhibit a quorum-sensing regulator in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Mattmann, ME; Geske, GD; Worzalla, GA; Chandler, JR; Sappington, KJ; Greenberg, EP; Blackwell, HE*.

BIOORGANIC & MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS 18 (10): 3072-3075 MAY 15 2008.

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Discrimination between Bacillus species by impedance analysis of individual dielectrophoretically positioned spores.

Beck, JD; Shang, L; Li, B; Marcus, MS; Hamers, RJ*.

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 80 (10): 3757-3761 MAY 15 2008.

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Designing ionic liquids with boron cluster anions: alkylpyridinium and imidazolium [nido-C2B9H11] and [closo-CB11H12] carborane salts.

Dymon, J; Wibby, R; Kleingardner, J; Tanski, JM; Guzei, IA*; Holbrey, JD; Larsen, AS.

DALTON TRANSACTIONS (22): 2999-3006 2008.

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Structural characterization of a human-type corrinoid adenosyltransferase confirms that coenzyme B-12 is synthesized through a four-coordinate intermediate.

Maurice, MS; Mera, P; Park, K; Brunold, TC*; Escalante-Semerena, JC; Rayment, I.

BIOCHEMISTRY 47 (21): 5755-5766 MAY 27 2008.

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Jeremy R. Knowles (1935-2006).

Raines, RT*.

ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY 3 (5): 262-264 MAY 2008.

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Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Research Symposium

The Postdoctoral Office at Argonne National Laboratory is pleased to invite you to participate in the Postdoctoral Research Symposium September 11-12, 2008. Contributions are welcome for presentations and posters in the following general areas: • Biology • Chemistry and Biochemistry • Engineering • Environmental Science • Materials Science • Mathematics and Computer Science • Physics and High Energy Physics • Synchrotron Research. All abstracts MUST be submitted electronically. Deadline for registration and submission of abstracts is June 30, 2008. For more information, visit website: http://www.dep.anl.gov/postdocs/symposium. Symposium Contacts: Registration: Conference Services, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439, Phone: 630-252-5586. Abstracts: Dr. Giselle Sandi, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439, Phone: 630-252-1903.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Northern Arizona University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Instructor-organic Chemistry. Applications are invited for an instructor position in organic chemistry for the 2008-2009 academic year. An ABD in Chemistry or related discipline is required with preference given to applicants with a PhD in Chemistry or related discipline. This instructor will teach organic chemistry lectures and laboratories and general chemistry lectures and laboratories if needed. Preference will be given to candidates with strong backgrounds in organic chemistry, teaching experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and experience working and interacting with diverse cultures. Applications must include a letter describing professional goals, teaching experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness, a curriculum vita, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. Send application materials to: Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Box 5698, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5698. Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2008 and continue until the position is filled. Northern Arizona University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please note that a background check is a requirement of employment. For more information, contact: Brandon Cruickshank, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 928-523-3008, brandon.cruickshank@nau.edu, or visit the department website at http://www.nau.edu/chem. See http://www.nau.edu/hr for full position announcement.


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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Physics Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is searching for a new Physics Education Outreach Coordinator to run The Wonders of Physics program. Principle duties include presentation and coordination of The Wonders of Physics Traveling Show, assisting with the annual Wonders of Physics shows on campus, maintaining and developing demonstrations and website, and participating in outreach networks through the APS, NSF, and DOE. More details about the position can be found at: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_059286.html. More details about The Wonders of Physics can be found at: http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/wop.htm and http://uw.physics.wisc.edu/%7Ewonders/. NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Contact: J. C. (Clint) Sprott, Professor of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706-1390 USA, Tel: (608) 263-4449, Fax: (608) 262-7205, E-mail: sprott@physics.wisc.edu, WWW: http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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Our biochemistry group is looking to hire several associates at our Cambridge site as described in the posting below. If you have a BS/BA or MS degree and has a good grasp of quantitative chemistry/biochemistry please feel free to contact me. Posting Title. Research Associate - Biochemistry - Enzymology. Job Description: The Cardiovascular and Metabolism Disease area of the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research is recruiting scientists to perform experiments that characterize the interactions of novel molecular modulators with drug target proteins in pursuit of new medicines and scientific breakthroughs. This position requires interactions with colleagues in an interdisciplinary and collaborative research environment. Applicants should have previous laboratory experience and good written and oral communication skills. Preferred candidates will have an educational or professional foundation in protein biochemistry and enzymology but strong scientists from outside these fields will also be considered. Contact: Michael Kavana, Ph.D., Cardiovascular and Metabolism, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, 100 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139, Phone: (617) 871-7847, Fax: (617) 871-7052, email: michael.kavana@novartis.com, URL: http://www.novartis.com.

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