Chemistry Newsletter - 12/18/2000

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXIV No. 43 December 18th, 2000

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Congratulations to Laura Kiessling and John Wright

Congratulations to Laura Kiessling and John Wright on winning awards from the UW Graduate School! John Wright was awarded a WARF professorship. Laura Kiessling was named a Romnes Fellow. Both awards provide significant research support for a five year period. Congratulations John and Laura!!

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Analytical Cume Schedule

Students will be notified one week in advance of the location and topic of the cume. For further questions contact Kim Dunford, at 3-4450 or dunford@chem.wisc.edu.

February 3, 2001 March 24, 2001 April 14, 2001

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Inorganic Cume Schedule

All cumes will be given at 9 am to Noon in room 2373, the dates are all Saturdays. You will be notified of the topic 10 days before the exam, at that time you will also know which professor is writing/giving the exam. If you have any questions please contact Kristi Heming or Paul Treichel (Chair of Inorganic).

February 17th March 24th April 28th

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Organic Cume Schedule

2000-2001 Organic Cumulative Examinations Schedule. All exams will be in Room B371 at 7:30 p.m.

January 4, 2001 February 1, 2001
March 1,2001 April 5, 2001 May 3, 2001

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

Jan. 16
Feb. 13 Mar. 6 Apr. 10 May 8

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Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesdays

1:20 PM - Chairs Office

Jan. 9
Jan. 30 Feb. 6 Feb. 27
Mar. 20 Mar. 27 Apr. 3
Apr. 24 May 1 May 15

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SEMINARS

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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER

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For Industrial Positions, see the Chemistry Career Services Newsletter at:

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http://www.chem.wisc.edu/areas/careers/7news.html

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Raines RT; McCormick M; Van Oosbree TR; Mierendorf RC.

The S center dot tag fusion system for protein purification.

APPLICATIONS OF CHIMERIC GENES AND HYBRID PROTEINS, PT A 2000, Vol 326, pp 362-376.

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Kelemen BR; Schultz LW; Sweeney RY; Raines RT.

Excavating an active site: The nucleobase specificity of ribonuclease A.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2000, Vol 39, Iss 47, pp 14487-14494.

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Tran NT; Powell DR; Dahl LF.

Nanosized Pd-145(CO)(x)(PEt3)(30) containing a capped three-shell 145-atom metal-core geometry of pseudo icosahedral symmetry.

ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 2000, Vol 39, Iss 22, pp 4121-4125.

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Gross JW; Hegeman AD; Vestling MM; Frey PA.

Characterization of enzymatic processes by rapid mix-quench mass spectrometry: The case of dTDP-glucose 4,6-dehydratase.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2000, Vol 39, Iss 45, pp 13633-13640.

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Cheng L; Powell DR; Khan MA; Richter-Addo GB.

The first unambiguous determination of a nitrosyl-to-nitrite conversion in an iron nitrosyl porphyrin.

CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS 2000, Vol , Iss 23, pp 2301-2302.

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Zimmerman HE; Lapin YA; Nesterov EE; Sereda GA.

Rodlike molecules and singlet energy transfer.

JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2000, Vol 65, Iss 23, pp 7740-7746.

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Williams S; Harding LB; Stanton JF; Weisshaar JC.

Barrier to methyl internal rotation of cis- and trans-2-methylvinoxy radicals in the (X)over-tilde((2)A '') and (B)over-tilde((2)A '') states: Experiment and theory.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 2000, Vol 104, Iss 44, pp 9906-9913.

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Nelsen SF; Newton MD.

Estimation of electron transfer distances from AM1 calculations.+

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 2000, Vol 104, Iss 44, pp 10023-10031.

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Adalsteinsson T; Yu H.

Lipid lateral diffusion in multi-bilayers, and in monolayers at the air/water and heptane/water interfaces.

LANGMUIR 2000, Vol 16, Iss 24, pp 9410-9413.

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Landis CR; Feldgus S; Uddin J; Wozniak CE; Moloy KG.

Computational assessment of the effect of sigma-pi bonding synergy and reorganization energies on experimental trends in rhodium-phosphine bond enthalpies.

ORGANOMETALLICS 2000, Vol 19, Iss 23, pp 4878-4886.

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Cheng L; Powell DR; Khan MA; Richter-Addo GB.

The first unambiguous determination of a nitrosyl-to-nitrite conversion in an iron nitrosyl porphyrin.

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2000, Vol 2, Iss 23, pp 2301-2302.

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Copyright © 2000 Institute for Scientific Information

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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The Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning in fall 2001. The Department seeks applicants capable of establishing a nationally recognized externally funded research program in synthetic medicinal chemistry with a focus on drug design. All therapeutic and biological research areas will be considered with special attention given to those dealing with cancer, viral diseases, and neuroscience. The successful applicant is expected to develop excellence in teaching at both the professional and graduate level. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in either medicinal or organic chemistry and postdoctoral experience. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a description of a proposed research program, and the names of three references to: Professor Rodney Johnson, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 308 Harvard St. SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455-0343. Review of completed applications will begin February 1, 2001 and will continue until the position is filled. Details of the Department can be found at http://www.pharmacy.umn.edu/resgrad/medchem/index.htm.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Chemistry, in association with the Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education (CRMSE), at San Diego State University seeks to fill a tenure-track position in chemistry education at the assistant professor level. Candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree in chemistry or a Ph.D. degree in science education with an M.S. in chemistry or the equivalent. The candidate will be expected to develop a research program that experimentally investigates learning in chemistry at the university level and that attracts external funding. The primary teaching responsibilities will be to teach a physical science class to pre-service teachers in an inquiry-oriented classroom environment and also to participate in teaching lower division university chemistry courses. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to participate in the doctoral program in chemistry offered jointly with the University of California, San Diego and the doctoral program in mathematics and science education offered jointly with the San Diego State University Center for Research in Mathematics and Science, web address: http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/CRMSE and the University of California, San Diego. Applicants must submit: (a) a cover letter which includes a statement of 1) teaching experience and philosophy and 2)research experience; (b) relevant reprints, if available; (c) a complete curriculum vitae; (d) a description of research plans with an estimated equipment budget; and must arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Chemistry Education Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-1030. Review of applications will begin on January 8th, 2001 and continue until the position is filled.

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Institute of Materials Science, Polymer Program, The University of Connecticut. Applications are invited for a tenure track, full time faculty appointment at the assistant or associate professor level. Applications from more senior candidates will be considered. The successful candidate will have a doctorate degree in a related area and teach graduate courses in Polymer Science/Engineering. This candidate will also have an appointment in a classical department such as Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Physics and teach undergraduate/graduate courses there. Research areas of special interest to the Program include biomaterials, surface/interphase studies, polymer synthesis, and structure/property relationships. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to quickly develop funding and attract graduate students, leading to development of a nationally recognized research program. The Polymer Program and its research laboratories are housed in the interdisciplinary Institute of Materials Science. The highly regarded Program has 13 full time faculty, approximately 60 graduate students and 20 postdoctoral fellows, and excellent equipment and facilities. The University is located approximately 20 miles east of Hartford in a pleasant area of wooded hills. We anticipate an appointment in mid 2001. To apply, submit curriculum vitae, list of references, and research plan to: Polymer Search Committee, Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut, 97 North Eagleville Road, U-3136, Storrs, CT 06269-3136.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoctoral position available. Jack Faller of Yale University has a position available in his research group to examine asymmetric catalysis and chiral poisoning of racemic catalysts. Candidates must have a Ph. D. degree, preferably obtained within the last two years. The applicant must have a high degree of skill and experience in ligand synthesis, as well as organometallic synthesis. References to recent work can be viewed on my web page available at http://www.chem.yale.edu. Applications should be sent to: e-mail: jack.faller@yale.edu. Please include an up-to-date CV, a list of publications, and arrange to have two letters of reference sent to: (e-Mail is acceptable, for the initial application) - Jack Faller, Department of Chemistry, Yale University, PO Box 06520-8107, New Haven, CT 06520-8107, e-mail: Jack.faller@yale.edu, phone: (203)-432-3954.

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University of Toronto. Postdoctoral Position starting April 2001 involving the Polymer Synthesis and Electronic and Photonic Device Fabrication. The position would be jointly supervised by Prof. Ian Manners and Prof. Edward H. Sargent. The applicant should have experience in any area of synthetic chemistry but the ability to work with air and moisture sensitive inorganic/organometallic compounds would be an asset. The willingness to learn some aspects of device fabrication techniques, to understand some of the basic physics behind device applications, and to work as part of an interdisciplinary team is essential. Send resume and letters of recommendation to: Prof. Ian Manners, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80 St. George St., Toronto, Ont., Canada M5S 3H6. imanners@chem.utoronto.ca, or to Prof. Edward (Ted) H. Sargent, Nortel Junior Chair in Emerging Technologies, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, 10 King's College Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 3G4. ted.sargent@utoronto.ca.

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Assistant Professor Ying Wang, Ph.D., of Harvard Medical School is seeking talented postdoctoral fellows interested in studying carbohydrate structures, synthesis, biological functions, and carbohydrate-protein interactions to join my group in an interdisciplinary environment. We use chemical, biophysical and biochemical methodologies to dissect the structure-function relationship of bacterial carbohydrate antigens, with the goal to develop vaccines and therapeutic agents against infectious diseases. Two or more postdoctoral positions are available immediately. Possible projects include: (1) elucidation of chemical and three-dimensional structures of polysaccharides and carbohydrateprotein complexes using high-resolution NMR spectroscopy, (2) synthesis of oligosaccharide libraries and analogues for biological screenings and drug development, (3) isolation and functional analysis of cell-surface antigens, and (4) development of vaccines against infections and cancer. We seek chemist, biochemist, structural biologist, and/or immunologist. Ideal candidates should possess strong background in any of the following areas: carbohydrate structure determination, chemical and/or enzymatic synthesis, NMR spectroscopy, microbiological and/or immunological assays, and protein biochemistry. Send to: Ying Wang, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Phone: +1-617-732-8585, E-mail: ywang@channing.harvard.edu, Department Of Medicine, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5804.

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