Chemistry Newsletter - 08/18/2003

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVII - No. 26 August18th, 2003

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Yiyong He awarded a Merck Research Laboratories Fellowship in Analytical/Physical Chemistry by Merck and Company

 

We have just received an announcement that Yiyong He has been awarded a Merck Research Laboratories Fellowship in Analytical/Physical Chemistry by Merck and Company. Yiyong He works with Mark Ediger. The fellowship provides $20,000 for a 9 month period. Congratulations Yiyong!

 

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ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Fellowships Awards

We have just received an announcement that two members of our Organic Division have been awarded fellowships by the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry. Matthew Soellner was selected to receive the Fellowship sponsored by Abbott Laboratories. Matthew works in Professor Raines's research group. Jeffrey Johnson was selected to receive the Emannuil Troyanski Graduate Fellowship. Jeffrey works in Professor Casey's research group. These fellowships provide $20,000 for a 9 month period. They are national awards and reflect on the excellence of their research work. Congratulations to Matthew and Jeffrey!

 

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Introductory Research Talks in Physical Chemistry

Thursdays 5:45-7:45 pm Room 8335

 

For entering graduate students interested in physical chemistry, there will be a series of short talks by faculty members describing their research interests. These will be held at 5:45 p.m. Thursdays during the first six weeks of the semester. There will be one half-hour talk followed by an informal supper and then two more talks.

 

Since these talks are brief, students should follow up by contacting individual faculty members in whose research they are interested. Each student should interview at least three faculty members during the fall semester concerning research opportunities.

 

These talks are a means of finding research opportunities and of obtaining a broad overview of physical chemistry research in the Department. Students expecting to major in physical chemistry should make every effort to attend all of these talks. Teaching Assistants should mark this time on the schedule cards turned in to the teaching Laboratory Director.

Schedule for Introductory Research Talks

 

5:45

6:45

7:15

September 4

Qiang Cui

John Wright

Robert McMahon

September 11

Gil Nathanson

Robert Hamers

Lloyd Smith

September 18

Silvia Cavagnero

Stephen Nelsen

Martin Zanni

September 25

Jim Skinner

Ned Sibert

Fleming Crim

October 2

Mark Ediger

Tom Brunold

Arun Yethiraj

October 9

Jim Weisshaar

Howard Zimmerman

Sam Gellman

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, September 2nd, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. John Morris, Virginia Tech. “The Dynamics of Gas-Surface Exchange in Collisions of Rare Gases with Self-Assembled Monolayers”

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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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Thursday, September 4th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Anthony Davis, University of Bristol (UK). “Synthetic Receptors for Anoins and Carbohydrates”

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Tuesday, September 9th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Shimon Weiss, University of California, Los Angeles. “Single Molecule Nanoscale Rulers”

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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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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 11th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Massimo Olivucci.

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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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Tuesday, September 16th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Terry Sheppard, Northwestern University. “Chemical Biology of DNA and Chemoselective DNA Decoration”

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Thursday, September 18th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University. “Nanoparticle Probes: The Next Generation Molecular Diagnostic Indicators”

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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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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kohei Uosaki, Hokkaido University, Japan. “Non-linear Optical Spectroscopic Studies on Structure and Reactions at Solid/Liquid Interfaces”

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yaoqi Zhou, University of Buffalo. “Turning a Statistical Energy Function Into a Physical Potential of Mean Force for Protein Folding and Binding: The Power of Combining Structural Knowledge with Physical Principles”

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Wednesday, September 24th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Dalia Dhingra, UW-Madison Graduate Student.

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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. “Molecular and Biomolecular Interfaces to Electronic Materials” and John Wright, “The Marriage of Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopy and Coherent Control and the Future of the Couple”

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Thursday, September 25th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael Weaver, Graduate Student.

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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. “Monitoring and Discovery of Neurotransmitters by In Vivo Sampling and Capillary Separations”

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Amy Lee, Graduate Student.

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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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Tuesday, October 7th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Ian Davies, Merck Process Research.

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Wednesday, October 8th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andrea Lee, Graduate Student.

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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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Thursday, October 9th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sannali Matheson, Graduate Student.

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Monday, October 13th, 2003 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 3:30 p.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, 2:25 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Heller, Harvard University.

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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. “Beyond Expression: Extracting Meaning from Microarray Data”

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Thursday, October 16th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Lucas, Graduate Student.

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Monday, October 20th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Roy Periana, University of Southern California.

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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 System using MS-based Approaches”

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Neil Strorman, Graduate Student.

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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 and Professor Nita Sahai, UW-Madison Geology & Geophysics. Professor Lloyd Smith: “Analyzing Genetic Variations (SNPs) with Invasive Cleavage Reactions on Surfaces”- Professor Nita Sahai:“A Perspective on Biogeochemistry: Emphasizing the Chemistry Underlying Mineral-Organic Interactions in the Environment and in the Human Body

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Thursday, October 30th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Erin McElroy, Graduate Student.

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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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Thursday, November 6th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brandon Beyer, 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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Thursday, November 13th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg M. Swain, Michigan State University. “Optically Transparent Diamond Electrodes for Chemical Analysis”

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Monday, November 17th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Lewis, UOP, IL.

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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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Tuesday, November 18th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dalibor Sames, Columbia University.

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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. “Watching Neurotransmitters in Action with Voltammetry”

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Thursday, November 20th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jiang Yueheng.

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Monday, November 24th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jonas Peters, Cal Tech.

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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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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Steve Buchwald, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Adam Fiedler, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, December 4th, 2003 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Erik Sorensen, Princeton University.

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Thursday, December 4th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Susan Przybylinski, Graduate Student.

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

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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. “Physical Chemistry of Polymers: Personal Perspective for the Past 40 Years”

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alan Kennan, Colorado State.

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Thursday, December 11th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jack Sadowsky, Graduate Student.

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Analytical Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://analytical.chem.wisc.edu/analytical/writings/Seminars/seminars.html.


RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Huck BR; Fisk JD; Guzei IA; Carlson HA; Gellman SH.

Secondary structural preferences of 2,2-disubstituted pyrrolidine-4-carboxylic acid oligomers: beta-peptide foldamers that cannot form internal hydrogen bonds.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2003, Vol 125, Iss 30, pp 9035-9037.

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Mednikov EG; Dahl LF.

Formation of thallium(I) sandwich M3TlM3 clusters, [(mu(6)-Tl)M-6( mu(2)-CO)(6)(PEt3)(6)](+) (M = Pt, Pd), with two unconnected triangular M-3(mu(2)-CO)(3)(PEt3)(3) units: implications of comparative analysis of isostructural 5d(10)6s(2) Tl(I)-(M-3)(2) sandwiches (M = Pt, Pd) with known 5d(10) Au(I)-(Pt-3)(2) sandwich.

DALTON TRANSACTIONS 2003, Iss 15, pp 3117-3125.

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Dickson KA; Leland PA; Raines RT.

Exploring the role of the ribonuclease inhibitor protein in angiogenesis.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2003, Vol 42, Iss 28, pp 28.

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Hollenbeck JJ; Puffer EB; Pontrello JK; Kiessling LL.

Using multivalent ligands to study B cell activation.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2003, Vol 42, Iss 28, pp 39.

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Lamanna AC; Brown SD; Kiessling LL.

Effects of receptor oligomerization on N-formyl peptide receptor: A model of G-protein-coupled receptor signaling.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2003, Vol 42, Iss 28, pp 88.

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Carlson EE; Soltero-Higgin ML; Kiessling LL.

Chemical probes of the catalytic mechanism of UDP-galactopyranose mutase.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2003, Vol 42, Iss 28, pp 119.

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Soltero-Higgin M; Phillips JH; Carlson EE; Kiessling LL.

Screening UDP-galactopyranose mutase using fluorescence polarization.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2003, Vol 42, Iss 28, pp 159.

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Luk YY; Abbott NL; Raines RT; Tingey ML; Dickson KA.

Comparison of the binding activity of randomly oriented and uniformly oriented proteins immobilized by chemoselective coupling to a self-assembled monolayer.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2003, Vol 42, Iss 28, pp 247.

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Ardavan A; Austwick M; Benjamin SC; Briggs GAD; Dennis TJS; Ferguson A; Hasko DG; Kanai M; Khlobystov AN; Lovett BW; Morley GW; Oliver RA; Pettifor DG; Porfyrakis K; Reina JH; Rice JH; Smith JD; Taylor RA; Williams DA; Adelmann C; Mariette H; Hamers RJ.

Nanoscale solid-state quantum computing.

PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES 2003, Vol 361, Iss 1808, pp 1473-1485.

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Park JS; Lee HS; Lai JR; Kim BM; Gellman SH.

Accommodation of alpha-substituted residues in the beta-peptide 12-helix: Expanding the range of substitution patterns available to a foldamer scaffold.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2003, Vol 125, Iss 28, pp 8539-8545.

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Internships in Public Science Education (IPSE)

A great way to learn about exciting research advances in nanotechnology while "Exploring the Nanoworld" with K-12 students and the general public! Paid internships are available for undergraduate and graduate students.

When: 2003-2004 academic year with the possibility of continuing into the summer.

Where: University of Wisconsin-Madison and Discovery World Museum, Milwaukee.

For Information: http://mrsec.wisc.edu/ipse and http://www.discoveryworld.org

To Apply: Contact Dr. Aura Gimm at ipse@chem.wisc.edu or 608.263.7128 or download an application at http://mrsec.wisc.edu/edetc/ipse. Application due by August 20, 2003.

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2004 Beckman Institute Fellows competition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

The fellowship is intended for recent Ph.D.s or students in their last year of graduate study in the behavioral and biological sciences, chemistry, engineering, physics, and computer science. Fellows will receive a stipend of $50,000 per year, plus a full fringe benefits package. The UIUC Beckman Institute Fellows Program provides an excellent opportunity for young scientists to launch a career of both independent and collaborative research in an exciting and supportive academic environment. Those wishing additional information about the Fellows Program or about the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology may browse our World Wide Web page at: http://www.beckman.uiuc.edu; call (217) 244-4906; or write to: Office of Publications and Special Events, The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology University of Illinois, 405 North Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory. Research Scientist. The Center for Microanalysis of Materials (CMM) at the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory (FSMRL) is seeking an experienced scientist in the area of Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS). The CMM is a major research facility with two SIMS instruments-a Cameca 5f and a PHI TRIFT III-as well as a broad spectrum of instrumentation for surface microanalysis and for transmission electron, scanning electron, low-energy electron, and scanning probe microscopy. The CMM is one of five U.S. Department of Energy ElectronBeam Characterization Centers and as a national user facility and collaborative research center is open to researchers from universities, government laboratories, and industry in the U.S. and abroad. The main responsibility of the position will be to train and advise users in the acquisition and interpretation of SIMS data and to participate in collaborative research using SIMS. The person should have the experience and the flexibility to use other techniques in addition to SIMS. Experience with SIMS characterization of two or more of the following sample types is desirable: semiconductors, metals, biomaterials, plastics/polymers, biologicals, organics, ceramics, or geologicals. Both dynamic and static SIMS expertise and familiarity with magnetic-sector and time-of-flight instrumentation including set up, operation, and maintenance are especially important. Applicants must have a minimum of a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, physics, materials science, or a related field and at least three years experience with SIMS. This is a continuous, full time twelve month academic professional position subject to University of Illinois policies and procedures. Standard university benefits apply, and salary will be commensurate with experience. The position will be available as soon as possible after the closing date. In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by August 15, 2003. Resume and cover letter should be forwarded to: University of Illinois, Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, c/o Susan Logan, 104 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801. Please direct questions to Susan Logan at (217) 244-2944 or sklogan@uiuc.edu.

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NMR Facility Manager. The Cleveland Center for Structural Biology. The Cleveland Center for Structural Biology is an association of several area institutions (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland State University) bridging researchers with interests in Structural Biology and providing extensive research facilities to the community. The center is currently expanding its already significant instrumentation in NMR, and will add three Bruker spectrometers (600,800,900 MHz) to its facilities over the next year. As an integral part of this exciting major expansion, we are seeking an experienced, highly qualified individual as Senior NMR Research Scientist/Facility Manager to direct the daily operations, operate and maintain the facility. Responsibilities further include user assistance and participation in user training, and ample opportunities for independent or collaborative research exist. The position requires significant expertise in biological solution NMR, pulse program development, system and application software maintenance. Extensive knowledge with Bruker instrumentation is a prerequisite, and post-doctoral experience is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested individuals should send curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of four references to: Frank Sonnichsen, Ph.D., e-mail: fds@po.cwru.edu, phone: 216 368 5405, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-4970.


FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Assistant Professor of Materials Synthesis. The Department of Chemistry, University at Buffalo (UB), The State University of New York, invites applications for a new tenure track Assistant Professorship with research interests in the area of synthetic materials chemistry, as broadly conceived. The successful candidate must be committed to undergraduate and graduate education, is expected to develop or have a vigorous, funded research program, and shall conduct research in areas that complement, rather than duplicate, existing research efforts. A list of current faculty and sampling of research programs within the Department of Chemistry are available at: http://www.chem.buffalo.edu/. A cover letter, full curriculum vitae, brief statement of teaching philosophy and proposed research plans (< 10 pages), and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Materials Chemistry Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, Natural Sciences Complex, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 14260-3000. Electronic submissions are encouraged. These can be sent to: chechair@acsu.buffalo.edu. The Department of Chemistry is particularly interested in considering applications from women, under-represented minorities or handicapped persons. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2003, and will continue until the position is filled

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The Chemistry Department at Villanova University will be searching to fill two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions to begin in August 2004. The research areas for these positions are open, but candidates are expected to have the ability and interest to teach Analytical and/or Instrumental chemistry. Candidates with interests in Bioanalytical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, and the analysis of materials are especially encouraged to apply. Complete information about the positions can be found at: http://www.chemistry.villanova.edu/search03.htm. Applications will be accepted from August 1, 2003 until October 1, 2003. Complete applications (vitae, teaching philosophy, research plans/proposals, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation) should be sent to: Dr. Barry Selinsky, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085 by October 1, 2003.

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The Department of Chemistry Case Western Reserve University invites applications for tenure track positions starting August 2004 in the general area of Inorganic Chemistry. We will consider both junior and senior level candidates. The Department of Chemistry has recently completed a $30 million renovation project. Candidates must be committed to excellence in research and teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral research is preferred for candidates at the junior level. A letter of inquiry and CV should be sent by October 15, 2003; in addition, junior candidates should submit a summary (up to 4 pages) of research plans and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-7078.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Postdoctoral Opening in Systems Biology. Systems biology seeks to advance quantitative approaches toward understanding how complex bio-molecular networks function as integrated systems. As a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, biologists, and chemists, we are developing systems biology tools, both experimental and computational, to gain insight into the mechanisms and dynamics of virus-host interactions. We seek a creative, highly motivated individual, trained in cell or molecular biology, to join our team. Additional experience in virology, microscopy, digital imaging & image processing, immuno-cytochemistry, or in-situ hybridization would be especially welcome. If you are interested, please forward your CV with a letter of interest, and have three letters of reference sent to: Prof. John Yin, either by e-mail (yin@engr.wisc.edu), fax (608/262-5434, attn: John Yin) or regular mail: Prof. John Yin, Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706-1691 USA.

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Mark Fink, of Tulane University is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position available in his group effective immediately. The project will involve the photochemical generation of low coordinate palladium and platinum reactive intermediates and investigation of their reactions with silanes, chlorocarbons, and other substrates. The primary instrumental technique employed will be laser flash photolysis. The project is in collaboration with Morris Bullock at Brookhaven National Lab. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will spend approximately 3 months of the year at BNL using transient IR techniques. Qualified candidates should have expertise in organometallic chemistry (main group or transition metal), handling of air-sensitive compounds, NMR spectroscopy, and preferably experience with laser flash photolysis techniques. The initial appointment is for one year but is renewable for a second year. Interested candidates should email their resume and arrange to send two letters of recommendation to: Mark Fink, Dept. of Chemistry, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118. Please indicate a preferred start date.

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Richard W. Morrison and Charles H. (Butch) Atwood of the University of Georgia are seeking a recent Ph.D. recipient in your department who would be interested in a postdoctoral fellowship in their Franklin Teaching Fellows program at The University of Georgia. We have received word that the position will be funded beginning Fall 2003. The Franklin Fellowship appointment will be made at the Temporary Assistant Professor level for a period of up to three years with an associated stipend of $33,300 per academic year. Additional summer research/teaching support is available. Responsibilities of the fellowship include teaching one section of organic chemistry each semester and conducting research in microwave applications in organic reactions, molecular modeling, and curriculum development incorporating organic analytical instrumentation. The Franklin Fellow will also participate in an instructional development program, provided by the University, which will help enhance teaching skills through exposure to instructional technology, peer review of teaching, and mentoring by senior faculty. The recipient of this fellowship will work under the supervision of Dr. Richard Morrison, organic chemistry coordinator for the chemistry department. The candidate must possess excellent teaching and interpersonal skills. Potential candidates may respond directly to: Dr. Morrison via email at morrison@chem.uga.edu or via telephone(706)-542-5892. The Franklin Fellows program is an excellent position for recent Ph.D. recipients that are contemplating an academic career. Additional information about the Franklin Fellows program may be found at http://www.chem.uga.edu/bb/uploads/FrankFell.pdf.

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A postdoctoral position is available in the research group of Dr. T. Brent Gunnoe in the Department of Chemistry at North Carolina State University. The research is focused on the development of catalysts for aromatic C-H activation and C-C coupling with unsaturated substrates (for example, see J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 7506-7507). The position will be funded by the Department of Energy's Office of Basic Sciences. The ideal candidate will possess excellent skills in the area of anaerobic synthesis and compound characterization (including multi-nuclear NMR spectroscopy, gas chromatography, mass spectroscopy, and infrared spectroscopy). He is most interested in individuals that are eager to assume a leadership role in his research group. The position will have a starting salary of $25,000 and health care benefits. The position is for one year renewable upon mutual consent. Interested candidates should send CVs (including publication list) and three letters of reference either by mail to: Dr. T. Brent Gunnoe, North Carolina State University, Department of Chemistry, Campus Box 8204, Raleigh, NC 27695-8204 or by email to: brent_gunnoe@ncsu.edu. He is seeking to fill the position as soon as possible. Individuals with disabilities, desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Dr. T. Brent Gunnoe, North Carolina State University, Department of Chemistry, Campus Box 8204, Raleigh, NC 27695-8204, or by email to brent_gunnoe@ncsu.edu.

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Professor Anne Baranger of Wesleyan University is seeking qualified candidates for two NIH funded postdoctoral positions in her laboratory. One position will involve the investigation of protein dynamics involved in the formation of RNA-protein complexes using fluorescence techniques, including FRET and time resolved anisotropy measurements. The second position will involve performing molecular dynamics simulations of RNA-protein complexes in collaboration with Professor David Beveridge. Candidates should send their CV and three letters of recommendation to me at: Professor Anne Baranger, Department of Chemistry, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459; abaranger@wesleyan.edu.

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