Chemistry Newsletter - 09/12/2005

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXIX - No. 27 September 13th, 2005

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Fleming Crim Wins ACS Irving Langmuir Award in Chemical Physics

We are delighted to announce that Fleming Crim has won the ACS Irving Langmuir Award in Chemical Physics. This is well-deserved recognition for his pioneering and seminal research in chemical dynamics and spectroscopy. Congratulations Fleming!

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Cathy Middlecamp wins ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences

We are delighted to announce that Cathy Middlecamp has won the ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences. This is well-deserved recognition for her very substantial efforts over the years regarding women in science, and in general for her outstanding teaching and service contributions to the department and the community. Congratulations Cathy!

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Diane Nutbrown and Jim Maynard accept ChemLuminary Award from the ACS

 

At the ACS ChemLuminary celebration on Tuesday night in Washington DC, Graduate Student Diane Nutbrown and Lecture Demonstrator Jim Maynard accepted the ChemLuminary Award from the ACS Committee on Community Activities for the Most Original Hands-on Activity or Chemical Demonstration on behalf of Wisconsin Section chair Allen Clauss. The award honored the section's originality in demonstrating a pulsoximeter to middle school students in connection with National Chemistry Week 2004, illustrating the ACS theme, Chemistry: Health and Wellness. We congratulate Jim and Diane on this award, and on their significant outreach efforts! Graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in working with the ACS local section on this year's National Chemistry Week activities should contact Diane Nutbrown, as should anyone interested in participating in outreach activities of the Institute for Chemical Education.

 

 

 

 

Picture Taken by: Jerry Jacobsen

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Organic Faculty Research Presentations – 2005

All 1st Year Organic Students must Attend. Presentations Room 1315. Pizza Room 9341 at 6:00 PM.

 

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Thursday, September 15, 2005

6:30 P.M.

Professor Bob McMahon

Professor Helen Blackwell

6:55 P.M.

Professor Steve Nelsen

Professor Howard Zimmerman

7:35 P.M.

Professor Clark Landis

Professor Sandro Mecozzi

8:00 P.M.

Professor Steve Burke

Professor Shannon Stahl

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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. on Thursdays during the first 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

Sept. 15

Tom Record

Mark Ediger

Martin Zanni

Sept. 22

Nita Sahai

Frank Keutsch

Silvia Cavagnero

Sept. 29

Jim Weisshaar

John Wright

Gil Nathanson

Oct. 6

Fleming Crim

Bob McMahon

Jim Skinner

Oct. 13

Ned Sibert

Bob Hamers

Joshua Coon

Oct. 20

Qiang Cui

Song Jin

Arun Yethiraj

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

9/13/05

10/11/05

11/08/05

12/13/05

2/14/06

3/21/06

4/11/06

5/9/06

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

 

9/20/05

10/4/05

10/18/05

11/1/05

11/15/05

12/6/05

12/20/05

1/17/06

2/7/06

2/21/06

3/7/06

3/28/06

4/4/06

4/18/06

 

5/2/06

 

5/16/06

 

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, September 13th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Anne Gershenson, Brandeis University. “Single Molecule Studies of Molecular Mousetraps: Modulating the Conformations of Protease-Serpin Complexes”

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Tuesday, September 13th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Jeffrey S. Moore, Roger Adams Laboratory and Beckman Institute. “Foldamer Heterosequences: Modular and Customizable Molecular Containers”

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Thursday, September 15th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven Soper, Louisiana State University. “Flow-Through Lab-on-a-Chip Biosensors for the Detection of Low Abundant Point Mutations in Genomic DNA”

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Thursday, September 15th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Erik Hadley, Gellman Group. “Expanding the Utility of Alkene Cross Metathesis”

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Monday, September 19th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. Leslie Kuhn, Michigan State University. “Multi-Scale Molecular Flexibility in Structure-Based Drug Design”

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Tuesday, September 20th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Joel Bowman, Emory University. “Large Amplitude Motion in Reaction Dynamics and Vibrations”

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Tuesday, September 20th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Masahiro Murakami, Kyoto University. “Contrasteric Torque Control by Metal-Orbital Interactions”

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Michelle V. Buchanan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. “A High Throughput Approach for the Identification of Protein Complexes”

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Monday, September 26th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Adam Tomasik, Graduate Student, West Group.

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Tuesday, September 27th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Huey W. Huang, Rice University. “Membrane Active Peptides Induce Structural Changes in Lipid Bilayers”

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Tuesday, September 27th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Karen Wooley, Washington University in Saint Louis. “Well defined nanostructured materials: Discrete nanoobjects and nanoscopically resolved crosslinked networks”

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2005 - Novartis Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dieter Seebach, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. “Structures and Biological Properties of Peptides Consisting of Homologated Proteinogenic Amino Acids”

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Thursday, September 29th, 2005 - Novartis Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dieter Seebach, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. “Organic Synthesis = Synthetic Engineering?”

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Thursday, September 29th, 2005 - Materials Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paul Voyles, Materials Science and Engineering Department, UW-Madison. “Towards the Ultimate Analysis with TEM and STEM”

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Friday, September 30th, 2005 - Chemistry Departmental Colloquium, 3:45 p. m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert L. Wolke, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh. “Chemical Abuse in the Kitchen”

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Monday, October 3rd, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. Jie Liang, University of Illinois at Chicago. “Geometric patterns and evolution of protein local structures: Predicting protein function and designing peptide modulators for protein-protein interactions”

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Richard A. Loomis, Washington University in St. Louis. “The Interactions of Rare Gas Atoms with Dihalogen Molecules: Finding the Surprise Ending of an Old Story “

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2005 - Organic - McElvain Industrial Speaker, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Jothan Coe, Pfizer.

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kenneth Caulton, Indiana University.

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Thursday, October 6th, 2005 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Frank DiSalvo, Cornell University.

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Thursday, October 6th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Nicola Pohl, Iowa State University.

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Friday, October 7th, 2005 - Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy Seminar, 8:00 p.m., Morphy Recital Hall, Mosse Humanities Building. Lise Keiter-Bortzman. “Music by Women Composers from 1760 to 1977"

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Monday, October 10th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. Robert Eisenberg, Rush University. “Ion Channels, Living Transistors”

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Monday, October 10th, 2005 - Hirschfelder Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Henry F. Schaefer, University of Georgia. “The Third Age of Quantum Chemistry”

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Tuesday, October 11th, 2005 - Hirschfelder Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Henry F. Schaefer, University of Georgia. “Thermochemistry and Spectroscopy of Soot Formation Intermediates”

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2005 - Hirschfelder Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Henry F. Schaefer, University of Georgia. “Lesions in DNA Subunits: Foundational Studies of Structures and Energetics”

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Thursday, October 13th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Frank Keutsch, Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison. “Atmospheric field measurements with new spectroscopic techniques: Climate change and tropospheric chemistry”

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Thursday, October 13th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Laura Wysocki, Burke Group.

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Tuesday, October 18th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David N. Beratan, Duke University. “Designing Molecules by Optimizing Potentials”

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Tuesday, October 18th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Adam J. Matzger, University of Michigan.

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Myong Lee, Yonsei University.

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Thursday, October 20th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Wright, Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison. “Mixed Frequency/Time Domain Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopy- The Optical Analogue to Multidimensional Heteronuclear NMR Methods”

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Thursday, October 20th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jane Coughlin, Shen Group.

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Friday, October 21st, 2005 - Chemistry Departmental Colloquium, 3:30 p. m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Elaine A. Cohen Hubal from the EPA.

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Monday, October 24th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Robert T. Hembre, Eastman Kodak Chemical Company.

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Monday, October 24th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. Stephen Levene, University of Texas at Dallas. “Topology in Molecular Biology: From DNA Mechanics to Enzymology”

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Tuesday, October 25th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor D. James Donaldson, University of Toronto. “Whad’Ya Know? A Physical Chemist’s Approach to the Atmosphere”

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Tuesday, October 25th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sergey Kozmin, University of Chicago. “Chemical Synthesis: From New Reactivity to Molecular Complexity and Cell Regulatory Function”

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matthew Christianson, Graduate Student, Landis Group.

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Thursday, October 27th, 2005 - Materials Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lars Samuelson, Lund University, Sweden. “Materials and device physics aspects of semiconductor nanowires”

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Thursday, October 27th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Victoria Wilde, Burke Group.

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Monday, October 31th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. Charles Burant, University of Michigan. “Adipocyte Development, Nutrient Sensing and Mutations in AGPAT2”

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Richard M. Stratt, Brown University. “Relaxation a Little Too Far From Equilibrium”

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Rustem F. Ismagilov, The University of Chicago. “Synthesizing and Understanding Complex Reaction Networks”

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Laurie Grove, Graduate Student, Brunold Group.

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Thursday, November 3rd, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lloyd D. Fricker, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Thursday, November 3rd, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kris Kolonko, Reich Group.

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Monday, November 7th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. Nathan Baker, Washington University.

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ronald G. Larson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. “DNA and Microfluidics”

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Wednesday, November 9th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christopher Scarborough, Graduate Student, Stahl Group.

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Thursday, November 10th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Lara Spencer, UW-Madison Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 10th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Caroline Pharr, McMahon Group.

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Monday, November 14th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. F. Anne Walker, University of Arizona.

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Monday, November 14th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. Charles Brooks, Scripps Research Institute. “General Features and Methanisms of Functionally Relevant Large-Scale Reorganization of Molecular Machines”

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Tuesday, November 15th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Charles L. Brooks III, Scripps Research Institute. “Protein Folding Free Energy Landscapes - Insights Into Mechanism, Kinetics and Function From Molecular Simulations”

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Thursday, November 17th, 2005 - Materials Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. James E. Butler, Naval Research Laboratory. “Diamond Diversity”

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Thursday, November 17th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jonathan Fast, Mecozzi Group.

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Friday, November 18th, 2005 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p. m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. James E. Butler, Naval Research Laboratory. “Diamond Perfected?”

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Monday, November 21st, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. Boris Kholodenko, Thomas Jefferson University. “Systems Biology of Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling: Can We Navigate Through Molecular Jungles?”

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Bhavesh Gandhi, Graduate Student, Burstyn Group.

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Monday, November 28th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. John Yin, UW Madison. “Dynamics of Virus Growth and Spread - A Systems Biology Approach”

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Tuesday, November 29th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Daesung Lee, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, December 1st, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matthew Dodge, Burke Group.

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Thursday, December 1st, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Audrey Gasch, UW-Madison, Genetics.

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Monday, December 5th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. Yun-Xing Wang, National Cancer Institute. “Using NMR to Answer Fundamental Biological Questions”

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Tuesday, December 6th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Shana O. Kelly, Boston College.

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Wednesday, December 7th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. James O’Donnell, Graduate Student, Landis Group.

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Thursday, December 8th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. SooHyuk Choi, Gellman Group.

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Thursday, December 8th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Blick, UW-Madison, Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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Monday, December 12th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. George Rose, Johns Hopkins University. “Proteins: The Unfolding Story”

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Tuesday, December 13th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Edward J. Kramer, University of California, Santa Barbara. “Phase Transitions in Flatland: Order, Disorder and Defects in Block Copolymer Monolayers and Multilayers”

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Wednesday, December 14th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jocelyn Pinkert, Graduate Student, Burstyn Group.

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2006 - McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy Zwier, Purdue University. “Laser Probes of the Potential Energy Surfaces of Flexible Molecules and Water-containing Complexes”

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Thursday, January 19th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Seyed Seradj, Burke Group.

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David M. Leitner, University of Nevada, Reno.

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Phil S. Baran, The Scripps Research Institute. “The Catalytic Cycle of Discovery in Total Synthesis”

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Thursday, January 26th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Smith, Denu Group.

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2006 - Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Richard J. Saykally, University of California, Berkeley.

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Tuesday, February 1st, 2006 - Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Richard J. Saykally, University of California, Berkeley.

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2006 - McElvain Lecture, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Yates, Scripps Research Institute.

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Karen Schmidt, Mecozzi Group.

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Marcus Weck, Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Venkat Ganesan, University of Texas at Austin. “Dynamical Phenomena in Multicomponent Polymers”

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Thursday, February 9th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andrew Razgulin, Mecozzi Group.

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hanna Reisler, University of Southern California.

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Thursday, February 16th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Adam Garske, Denu Group.

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Monday, February 20th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Melanie Sanford, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Tuesday, February 21st, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ji-Xin Cheng, Purdue University.

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sarah Jewell, Blackwell Group.

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Tuesday, February 28th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Roger E. Miller, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Chemistry on the Brink: Photo-induced Reaction Dynamics of Entrance Channel Complexes”

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Thursday, March 2nd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Luke Lavis, Raines Group.

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Arieh Warshel, University of Southern California. “Computer Simulations of Enzymatic Reactions: Finding out What are the Catalytic Principles that Really Work?”

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christian E. Schafmeister, University of Pittsburgh.

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Thursday, March 9th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sangho Park, Lee Group.

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Monday, March 20th, 2006 - Ferry Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christopher M. Dobson, Cambridge University, UK.

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2006 - Ferry Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christopher M. Dobson, Cambridge University, UK.

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David M. Walba, University of Colorado. “High Throughput Measurement of ee Using Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals”

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jamie Ellis, Cavagnero Group.

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Wednesday Thru Friday, March 29th - 31st, 2006 - Meloche Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Stephen Lippard, MIT.

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Thursday, March 30th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Bin Sun, Lynn Group.

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Monday, April 3rd, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Patrick Holland, University of Rochester.

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mark A. Johnson, Yale University.

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor D. Tyler McQuade, Cornell University. “Microreactors, Encapsulated Catalysts, and Mechanisms: New Tools and Techniques for Polymer and Small Molecule Synthesis”

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Thursday, April 6th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kevin Schultz, Nelsen Group.

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sanat Kumar, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dan O’Leary, Ponoma College. “Deuterium and Tritium NMR Equilibrium Isotope Effects Involving OH/OH and CH/N Hydrogen Bonds: Stereochemical Applications”

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Wednesday, April 12th, 2006 - Merck Lectures, a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven Ley, University of Cambridge, UK.

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Thursday, April 13th, 2006 - Merck Lectures, a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven Ley, University of Cambridge, UK.

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor H. Jane Dyson, The Scripps Research Institute. “New Insights from NMR into Unfolded Proteins and the Protein Folding Process”

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Thursday, April 18th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Virginia W. Cornish, Columbia University. “Co-Opting Nature's Machineries for Chemical Discovery”

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Thursday, April 20th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jennifer O’Neill, Blackwell Group.

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Tuesday, April 25th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael J. Saxton, University of California at Davis.

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Thursday, April25th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Matt Sigman, University of Utah.

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Thursday, April 27th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jon Tunge, University of Kansas.

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kenneth Jordan, University of Pittsburgh. “Electron and Proton Localization in Water Clusters”

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Stang, University of Utah. “Nanoscale Molecular Architecture: Design and Self-Assembly of Metallocyclic Polygons and Polyhedra via Coordination”

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Thursday, May 4th, 2006 - McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Suzanne Walker, Harvard University.

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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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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Porter EA. Weisblum B. Gellman SH.

Use of parallel synthesis to probe structure-activity relationships among 12-helical beta-peptides: Evidence of a limit on antimicrobial activity.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 127(32):11516-11529, 2005 Aug 17.

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Peelen TJ. Chi YG. Gellman SH.

Enantioselective organocatalytic Michael additions of aldehydes to enones with imidazolidinones: Cocatalyst effects and evidence for an enamine intermediate.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 127(33):11598-11599, 2005 Aug 24.

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Lawrence JR. Glass SV. Nathanson GM.

Evaporation of water through butanol films at the surface of supercooled sulfuric acid.

Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 109(33):7449-7457, 2005 Aug 25.

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Lawrence JR. Glass SV. Park SC. Nathanson GM.

Surfactant control of gas uptake: Effect of butanol films on HCl and HBr entry into supercooled sulfuric acid.

Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 109(33):7458-7465, 2005 Aug 25.

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Delak KM. Farrar TC. Sahai N.

Si-29 NMR sensitivity enhancement methods for the quantitative study of organosilicate hydrolysis and condensation.

Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids. 351(27-29):2244-2250, 2005 Aug 15.

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Theisen MJ. Potocky TB. McQuade DT. Gellman SH. Chiu ML.

Crystallization of bacteriorhodopsin solubilized by a tripod amphiphile.

Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Proteins & Proteomics. 1751(2):213-216, 2005 Aug 10.

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Miller BG. Raines RT.

Reconstitution of a defunct glycolytic pathway via recruitment of ambiguous sugar kinases.

Biochemistry. 44(32):10776-10783, 2005 Aug 16.

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Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Fellowships

The competition for the GAANN (Graduate assistance in areas of national need) fellowships, from the US Dept of Education, has recently been announced. See: http://www.ed.gov/programs/gaann/index.html. These grants are awarded to individual departments, and typically yield 5 or 6 full graduate fellowships a year for three years. Last year chemistry departments from Vanderbilt and UCSD (among others) were awarded a GAANN grant. Is anyone interested in submitting a grant application this year, or at least exploring this possibility? If so please contact Professor Jim Skinner.

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Sixteenth Annual Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates

Friday, November 4th 2005, Argonne National Laboratories. Instructions for preparing abstracts, abstract submission, and registration information are available online at: http://www.dep.anl.gov/p_undergrad/ugsymp. Additional information is available in Room 1146 Chemistry Building.

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A Symposium Honoring 50 Years of Rennebohm Lectures

"Molecular Therapy in the 21st Century" A Symposium Honoring 50 Years of Rennebohm Lectures - September 21, 2005. To celebrate 50 years of Rennebohm Lectures in the School of Pharmacy, this year the Rennebohm Foundation is sponsoring a symposium entitled "Molecular Medicine in the 21st Century." The symposium, to be held on September 21, 2005, will include a single morning session and three concurrent afternoon sessions. The major topic areas will be research in Stem Cells, Gene Therapy, Pharmacogenomics, and Organ Cellular Response. The symposium is organized by the School of Pharmacy in close co-operation with the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing. The Symposium is open to the public, but pre-registration is required since seating is limited. The Symposium schedule and online registration are at the web link below. A shuttle bus will be available on campus. http://www.pharmacy.wisc.edu/Rennebohm/.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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NMR Technician at Simon Fraser University. The Department of Chemistry is seeking a qualified individual to assist with providing NMR services to industrial clients, graduate students and research groups at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia (CANADA). As an instrument technician with a strong background in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometry working under the supervisor of the NMR facility, you will be responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of scientific instruments used in research and teaching programs. You will also analyze samples using NMR spectrometry to determine the structure of compounds and instruct researchers on the use and operation of a range of NMR spectrometers including a Bruker AMX 400 and AMX 600 spectrometers, and Varian Inova 500 and MercuryPlus 400 instruments. Ideally, you have a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, and three years of related experience in NMR spectrometry (including acquiring and interpreting spectra). You will possess excellent analytical reasoning, problem-solving, communication and computer skills (including UNIX). For further details on the qualifications required for this position please visit our web site at http://www.sfu.ca/jobpostings, and review Competition #292. Salary CAD $42,465 per annum, plus a comprehensive benefits package. Please submit a detailed resume and cover letter quoting Competition #292 by 4:30 p.m. by September 12, 2005 to: Judy Hodgkins, Human Resources Advisor, at: Human Resources, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6 Canada; jobpostings@sfu.ca; or fax # (604) 291-4381. Website: http://www.sfu.ca/jobpostings.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at SIUC is seeking to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of analytical or bio-analytical chemistry. The individual is expected to strengthen the Department's Forensic Chemistry Specialization, which has a long history of attracting undergraduate students from across the nation and is likely to become an integral part of a new Forensic Science degree program. We offer Ph.D., M.S., B.S., and B.A. degrees in various specializations. For the past several years we have been engaged in a hiring initiative in the areas of materials and biological chemistry. We are therefore particularly interested in candidates that will complement our departmental strengths in these areas. A Ph.D. in chemistry or related field is required and postdoctoral experience is desirable. The applicant must demonstrate the potential for developing an externally-funded research program and achieving excellence in teaching. The successful candidate is expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. All applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, one or more brief research proposals, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, MC4409, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL 62901. Applicant reviews will commence Oct. 17, 2005 and continue until the position is filled.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for full-time tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels in all areas of chemistry including chemical education and the interdisciplinary areas of materials chemistry and chemical biology. Candidates will be expected to establish a high-quality, externally funded research program and have a commitment to outstanding graduate and undergraduate teaching. Salary is negotiable. Ph.D. required. Applications must be submitted online, and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, detailed research statement and three letters of recommendation. Details can be found at: http://www.scs.uiuc.edu/chem/posannounce.html (Faculty Position). All applications submitted by September 30th, 2005 will receive full consideration for appointments starting August 16, 2006. If you have questions, please call (217) 333-5071.

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University of Alberta. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a faculty position at any level from Assistant to Full Professor. The successful applicant must have a PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, or a related field. Research interests should be directed toward the chemistry of complex carbohydrates. Although candidates from all areas of glycoscience are encouraged to apply those with interests in enzymology or biophysical aspects of carbohydrate-protein interactions are of special interest. The successful applicant will also be a member of the Alberta Ingenuity Centre for Carbohydrate Science and should be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in physical, analytical or organic/bio-organic chemistry. Salary (as per Collective Agreement) and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2005 and the position will remain open until filled. A complete curriculum vitae, the names of three references and a research proposal should be sent to: Professor Martin Cowie, Chair Department of Chemistry, E3-38 Gunning/Lemieux Chemistry Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2G2. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

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Cornell University. The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology is searching for a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level. Outstanding candidates with research interests in any area of chemistry, that complement rather than duplicate our existing strengths, are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to carry out an effective research program and to teach introductory chemistry as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses. A Ph.D. degree is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants should submit a graduate transcript (photocopy acceptable), curriculum vitae, publication list, and separate summaries of research experience and research plans. These materials and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Chair, Open-Field Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Baker Laboratory, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 14853-1301, and be received no later than November 7, 2005.

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Cornell University. The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology is searching for a tenure-track faculty member. Outstanding candidates with research interests in synthesis (broadly defined and including chemical biology), that complement rather than duplicate our existing strengths, are encouraged to apply. The Department's expansion in this area is part of a campus-wide initiative in the new life sciences. The successful applicant will be expected to carry out an effective interdisciplinary research program and to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. degree is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants should submit a graduate transcript (photocopy acceptable), curriculum vitae, publication list, and separate summaries of research experience and research plans. These materials and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Chair, Synthesis Chem-Bio Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Baker Laboratory, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 14853-1301, and be received no later than November 7, 2005.

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The Chemistry Department of Macalester College invites applications for a tenure-track position in biochemistry at the assistant professor level to begin Fall 2006. A PhD is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach biochemistry and general chemistry courses and labs, to establish a vigorous, externally funded undergraduate research program in biochemistry, and to contribute to the broader College curriculum by offering courses that support the First Year Seminar program or courses for non-majors. The chemistry department is approved by the American Chemical Society and has six faculty members. Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research, and the promise of scholarly and pedagogical excellence in a liberal arts setting. We strongly encourage applications from women and minority candidates. Submit a letter of application, CV, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, statements of teaching interests and research plans, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to: Prof. Thomas D. Varberg, Chair, Chemistry Department, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105. Applications received by 14 October 2005 will receive first consideration. See Macalester's website for more information on this position. http://www.macalester.edu.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoctoral Visiting Scientist Position. We are seeking motivated scientists to fill an immediate opening for a postdoctoral visiting scientist position as part of a joint project (University of Pennsylvania and Los Alamos National Laboratory) in chemical hydrogen storage. The research will involve catalytic transformations of borane derivatives in ultrapure ionic liquids (cf. Sneddon et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 12, 8662 and Baker et al. Chem. Commun. 2001, 433). Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in synthetic inorganic or organometallic chemistry with a high degree of skill in handling and characterizing air-sensitive compounds. Familiarity with ionic liquids and boron chemistry is also preferred. The position will be for two years with possibility of a third year renewal. The candidate will be employed by the University of Pennsylvania (salary of $50,000 + benefits) working as a visiting scientist at Los Alamos National Lab in New Mexico. Candidates should e-mail an up-to-date CV and names of two references to: bakertom@lanl.gov. R. Tom Baker, Chemistry Division, MS J582, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, Larry G. Sneddon, Chair, Chemistry Department, University of Pennsylvania, 231 South 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6323.

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University of Oklahoma. Postdoctoral Positions in Chemical Biology. Two postdoctoral positions, one in chemistry and one in biology, are available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Michael T. Ashby. In addition, a third postdoctoral position in either of these areas may be available June 2006. The positions involve the study of the chemical and biological effects of endogenous inorganic human defense factors (antioxidants and antimicrobials). Qualifications (chemistry): Ph.D. in chemistry/biochemistry with experience in stopped-flow kinetics. Experience in protein purification and enzyme kinetics is desirable, but not necessary. Qualifications (biology): Ph.D. in life sciences and experience with PCR and other recombinant DNA methods. Experience with hybridization technologies and working with anaerobic and aerobic microorganisms using a variety of cultivational methods is especially desirable. Further information is available at: http://cheminfo.chem.ou.edu/faculty/mta.html. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Send resume and names of 3 references to: Dr. Michael T. Ashby, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, 620 Parrington Oval, Room 208, Norman, OK 73019, E-mail: mashby@ou.edu. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

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