Chemistry Newsletter - 07/07/2003

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter

 


XXVII - No. 23 July 7th, 2003

 

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SEMINARS

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Wednesday, July 16th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Jörg Glatthaar, University of Giessen.

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Tuesday, September 2nd, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. John Morris, Virginia Tech.

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Thursday, September 4th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professors Rob Corn & Jim Weisshaar, UW Madison Chemistry. Rob Corn, “Optimization of Biomolecular Arrays for SPR Imaging Measurements” and Jim Weisshaar, “Single-molecule and single-vesicle motion by fluorescence microscopy”

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Wednesday, September 10th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Rowena Matthews, University of Michigan.

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Tuesday, September 16th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Shimon Weiss, University of California, Los Angeles.

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Monday, September 22nd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building.

Professor Narayan Hosmane, Northern Illinois University.

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Thursday, September 11th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Mazur, Harvard University.

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Thursday, September 18th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University.

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Thursday, September 25th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professors Bob Hamers & John Wright, UW-Madison Chemistry. Bob Hamers and John Wright, “The Marriage of Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopy and Coherent Control and the Future of the Couple”

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Monday, September 29th, 2003 - Ferry Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kurt Binder, University of Mainz. “Computer Simulations of the Glass Transition in Thin Films”

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Tuesday, September 30th, 2003 - Ferry Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kurt Binder, University of Mainz. “Computer Simulation of Polymer Brushes”

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Wednesday, October 1st, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Marty Kirk, University of Mexico.

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Kennedy, University of Michigan.

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Monday, October 6th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Bergman, University of California, Berkeley.

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Tuesday, October 7th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Feng Gai, University of Pennsylvania.

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Thursday, October 9th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David P. Weliky, Michigan State University. “NMR Studies of Viral Fusion Peptides and High Temperature Metal Selenophosphate Syntheses”

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Monday, October 13th, 2003 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Heller, Harvard University.

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Tuesday, October 14th, 2003, Hirschfelder Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Heller, Harvard University.

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Wednesday, October 15th, 2003 - Hirschfelder Lectures.

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Thursday, October 16th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. John Quackenbush, The Institute for Genomic Research.

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Tuesday, October 21st, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ken Schweizer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Amanda Brooks, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professors David Schwartz and Lingjun Li, UW-Madison Chemistry. David Schwartz, “From Single Molecules to Populations” and Lingjun Li, “Decoding the Chemical Messengers in Small Nervous Systems using MS-based Approaches”

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Monday, October 27th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jonas Peters, Cal Tech.

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Silbey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Monday, October 29th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Goldberg, Johns Hopkins University, Balt. MD.

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Thursday, October 30th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lloyd Smith, UW-Madison Chemistry. “Analyzing Genetic Variations (SNPs) with Invasive Cleavage Reactions on Surfaces”

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Monday, November 3rd, 2003 - Inorganic McElvain Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Bergman, University of California, Berkeley.

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Tuesday, November 4th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Jonas, University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Wednesday, November 5th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sam Pazicni, Graduate Student.

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Monday, October 10th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Aroop Ray, Naveon Corp.

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Tuesday, November 11th, 2003- Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Carl Hayden, Sandia National Laboratories.

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Namal DeSilva, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andrei Tokmakoff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Wednesday, November 19th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Heather Johnson, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 20th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. R. Mark Wightman, UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Monday, November 24th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Joe Jarrett, University of Penn State.

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Tuesday, November 25th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry McElvain Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Albert Stolow, Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences.

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tamar Seideman, Northwestern University.

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Monday, December 8nd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Joe Jarrett, Univ. of Penn State.

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hyuk Yu, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Herbert JM; Harriman JE.

N-representability and variational stability in natural orbital functional theory.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2003, Vol 118, Iss 24, pp 10835-10846.

 

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Chang RW; Yethiraj A.

Brownian dynamics simulations of polyelectrolyte solutions with divalent counterions.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2003, Vol 118, Iss 24, pp 11315-11325.

 

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Smith BD; Soellner MB; Raines RT.

Potent inhibition of ribonuclease A by oligo(vinylsulfonic acid).

JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY 2003, Vol 278, Iss 23, pp 20934-20938.

 

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McMahon RJ; McCarthy MC; Gottlieb CA; Dudek JB; Stanton JF; Thaddeus P.

The radio spectrum of the phenyl radical.

ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL 2003, Vol 590, Iss 1, pp L61-L64.

 

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Merck & Co., Inc. is a leading, research-driven pharmaceutical company. Recently ranked in Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work for in America," Merck & Co., Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of innovative products. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a qualified candidate to join our Department of Safety Assessment at the West Point, PA campus of Merck Research Laboratories. NMR Spectroscopist. Merck's Safety Assessment Department employs over 500 scientists and support staff and is responsible for the preclinical safety evaluation of Merck candidate compounds. This position is part of the expansion of the investigative toxicology effort in Safety Assessment. The successful candidate will develop metabonomics capabilities in the laboratory using NMR spectroscopy to contribute to the characterization of mechanisms of toxicity and the identification of biomarkers to be used to assess preclinical and clinical toxicity issues. The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D. in biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, chemistry or equivalent. Demonstrated expertise in biochemical applications of NMR spectroscopy, including experience with high field NMR instrumentation and associated automation equipment, and at least 3+ years of relevant postdoctoral experience in NMR spectroscopy are required. Experience with metabonomics is desired. We offer an excellent salary and comprehensive benefits program, as well as a professional work environment and opportunities for professional growth. To be considered for this position, please visit us at http://www.merck.com/careers, and create a profile and submit your CV for SCI001454.

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The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Working Contract Title: Lecturer. Requirements (Degree/Experience): PhD. in Chemistry preferred; ABD or Masters degree will be considered. Responsibilities: The Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, which offers an A.C.S. approved program, invites applications to fill a one-year Academic Staff position (full time) to begin September 2, 2003. Responsibilities include lecture and laboratory in our nursing chemistry and general chemistry courses. Interested candidates are asked to send a letter of application, resume, three current, confidential letters of recommendation (Fax: 920-424-2042), and both undergraduate and graduate transcripts (initially, photocopies acceptable) to: Dr. Charles P. Gibson, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI 54901-8845. Further information about the position and the University/Department can be obtained through e-mail: gibson@uwosh.edu; Phone: 920-424-1400; or the University's web page: http://www.uwosh.edu/chemistry. Starting Date: September2, 2003.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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