Chemistry Newsletter for 1/23/2012

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVI - No. 2 January 23rd, 2012

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Susan Trost Some Sad News
Susan Paula Trost, Resident of Los Altos Hills.
In Stanford, CA, Jan. 17, 2012. Beloved wife of Barry Trost. Loving mother of Aaron Trost (Julie) and Carey Trost (Cindi). Devoted grandmother of Zachary and Brody Trost. Dear sister of Lawrence Shapiro and Amy Shapiro (Jeffrey Olenick). A native of Chicago, IL, age 66 years. A member and past president of the Stanford University Women's Club.
Funeral Services Friday, Jan. 20 at 10:00 A.M. at Congregation Kol Emeth, 4175 Manuela Ave., Palo Alto. Interment Hills of Eternity Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. SINAI MEMORIAL CHAPEL 650-369-3636. Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on January 19, 2012.

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2011 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

February 14th, 2012 March 13th, 2012
April 10th, 2012 May 8th, 2012

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

February 7th, 2012 February 21st, 2012 March 6th, 2012 March 20th, 2012
April 17th, 2012 May 1st, 2012 May 15th, 2012 (Optional)  

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christine Payne, Georgia Institute of Technology. "Imaging Chemical Reactions Inside Living Cells: LDL Degradation and Nanoparticle-Cell Interactions"
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Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Anne McNeil, University of Michigan. "Synthesizing  -conjugated copolymers with sequence control using Ni catalysis"
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Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Veronica Berns, UW Madison.
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Thursday, January 26th, 2012 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Benjamin Haenni of the McMahon Group.
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Thursday, January 26th, 2012 - Department Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Frank Keutsch. "Elucidating Fundamental Chemical Processes in the Atmosphere"
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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Sherrill, Georgia Institute of Technology. "Understanding the Fundamental Nature of Non-Covalent Interactions: From the Benzene Dimer to DNA-Intercalator Interactions"
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Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Berry, UW Madison.
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Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 - Chemical Biology & Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Wendy Kelly, Georgia Tech.
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Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christopher Ober, Cornell University.
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Friday, February 3rd, 2012 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ron Raines, UW Madison.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Statistical Analysis of Electron Transfer Dissociation Pairwise Fragmentation Patterns.
Li, WZ; Song, C; Bailey, DJ; Tseng, GC; Coon, JJ*; Wysocki, VH.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 83 (24):9540-9545; 10.1021/ac202327r DEC 15 2011.
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Attenuation of Virulence in Pathogenic Bacteria Using Synthetic Quorum-Sensing Modulators under Native Conditions on Plant Hosts.
Palmer, AG; Streng, E; Blackwell, HE*.
ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY, 6 (12):1348-1356; 10.1021/cb2002989g DEC 2011.
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Photoelectron spectroscopy of HC(4)N(-).
Vogelhuber, KM; Wren, SW; Shaffer, CJ; McMahon, RJ*; Mccoy, AB; Lineberger, WC.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 135 (20):10.1063/1.3663617 NOV 28 2011.
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Azlactone-functionalized polymers as reactive platforms for the design of advanced materials: Progress in the last ten years.
Buck, ME; Lynn, DM*.
POLYMER CHEMISTRY, 3 (1):66-80; 10.1039/c1py00314c 2012.
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Adding a dimension to the infrared spectra of interfaces using heterodyne detected 2D sum-frequency generation (HD 2D SFG) spectroscopy.
Xiong, W; Laaser, JE; Mehlenbacher, RD; Zanni, MT*.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 108 (52):20902-20907; 10.1073/pnas.1115055108 DEC 27 2011.
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Discovery and Functional Study of a Novel Crustacean Tachykinin Neuropeptide.
Hui, LM; Zhang, YZ; Wang, JH; Cook, A; Ye, H; Nusbaum, MP; Li, LJ*.
ACS CHEMICAL NEUROSCIENCE, 2 (12):711-722; 10.1021/cn200042p DEC 2011.
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Mass spectrometry imaging for drugs and metabolites.
Greer, T; Sturm, R; Li, LJ*.
JOURNAL OF PROTEOMICS, 74 (12):2617-2631; 10.1016/j.jprot.2011.03.032 NOV 18 2011.
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GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
The Robert C. and Carolyn J. Springborn Endowment - The Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois
Graduate Fellowships. Guaranteed stipend of at least $33,000 per year for the first three years of graduate study. Additionally, Fellows will receive a waiver of tuition and fees. Support is provided in years two and three for travel to a conference or other laboratories associated with interdisciplinary collaborations.
Postdoctoral Fellowships. Salary of at least $45,000 per year for two years; exact amount will be based on previous experience. Applicants are expected to exhibit independence, but to be associated with one or more research groups. Travel funds will be available; laboratory space, set-up, and operating costs provided.
Selection. Fellows will be selected based on their demonstrated creativity, leadership abilities and past accomplishments. Learn More. For application deadlines and details visit: http://chemistry.illinois.edu/graduates/support/Springborn.html.
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University of California, Hastings is writing to tell you about an exciting new degree program that they will begin offering at UC Hastings in the fall of 2012. The Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree is a one year program designed especially for health professionals and research scientists. As you well know, many who work in the areas of health policy, medicine, and the sciences interact daily with the law and legal processes. These experiences with the law range widely, from its being the subject of research to its providing the context for clinical practice. Indeed, many health and science professionals that work at the intersection of the law have at one time or another contemplated returning to school for the JD degree. But three years of study for a law degree is a daunting prospect. In fact, for most health and science professionals who need the ability to "think like a lawyer" the JD degree is not essential. The UC Hastings MSL is tailored for this group, those that need to understand the law but do not need to be lawyers. The UC Hastings MSL provides an in-depth and intensive introduction to legal reasoning for health and science professionals. The MSL can be completed in one year, or completed part-time over several years. This program will give these professionals the sophisticated understanding of the law that they need as they interact with the law and legal processes. The MSL graduate program is powered by a new collaboration between UC Hastings and the University of California, San Francisco - the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy. The Consortium is edicated to developing initiatives and partnerships in the areas of education, research, and clinical service. MSL students will have the opportunity to participate in the many exciting opportunities, programs and workshops organized by the Consortium at both institutions. For more information visit: http://www.uchastings.edu/msl ore-mail: msl@uchastings.com or call: 415-581-8854.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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In furthering the growth of OXIDE, a full-time position of Research Project Coordinator (previously referenced as Research Program Manager) has been created.  This position is currently posted on Georgia Tech's website: https://gatech.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=83020&lang=en&s.... The position will also be listed shortly on the ASA and C&EN websites.  If you would be interested in working on the social science aspects of this effort (communications, surveys, reports, etc), please visit the above link. For more information on OXIDE you may visit our website, http://oxide.gatech.edu. Contact: Professor Rigoberto Hernandez, School of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, 901 Atlantic Drive, NW, Atlanta, GA 30332-0400, Molecular Science & Engineering, Room 2100L, 404.894.0594 (Voice), 404.894.7452 (Fax), 404.894.1180 (Alicia Gardner-Aben --- FSC/AA), hernandez@gatech.edu, http://www.chemistry.gatech.edu/rig, http://oxide.gatech.edu.
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SGS M-Scan, Inc. Senior Scientist. West Chester , PA. Primary Responsibilities - Operation of GC-MS for routine and R&D studies. - Sample preparation and data interpretation. - Interaction with clients to discuss analysis and results. Specific responsibilities - Maintain and operate sophisticated HR-GC/MS instrumentation in cGMP environment. - Understand client needs and translate these into satisfactory solutions. - Provide written technical reports including data interpretation. Profile - MS or PhD- level scientist with a proven track record in Analytical Chemistry and specifically GC-MS. - Minimum of two years of experience with qualitative and quantitative studies as well as the requirements of cGMP will be an advantage. Skills - Ability to work in a fast paced environment. - Must possess solid communication skills - both written and verbal. -Ability to interact with clients in various levels of management. Additional information - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. - This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Apply at http://www.us.sgs.com/careers_us. Contact: Paul Hintz, 606 Brandywine Pkwy, West Chester PA, Phone: 610.696.8210, E-mail: paul.hintz@sgs.com.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Pomona College, Organic Chemistry Position Available. Temporary position (one year) in organic chemistry at the Visiting Assistant Professor level, starting July/August 2012, to teach introductory organic chemistry lecture and laboratory. Ph.D. in chemistry required. Research facilities are available. To apply for this position, send a CV, statement of teaching philosophy and career goals, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and two letters of recommendation to: Professor Dan O'Leary, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Pomona College, 645 North College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711-6338, web: http://www.chemistry.pomona.edu. Review of completed applications will begin February 27, 2012.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Lin X. Chen, Argonne National Laboratory is looking for a postdoc who will be interested in ultrafast spectroscopic studies, TA, upconversion, 2D spectroscopy, etc., as well as grazing incident x-ray scattering/diffraction on conjugated polymers  and small molecules in solutions and films. The position is immediately available because one of my postdocs got a teaching job that requires him to start on March 1. In addition, Argonne has a director's postdoctoral fellowship which will be a very good opportunity for a young scientist in his/her career even though it is very competitive. These postdocs will have the same grade as entry level staff members in terms of salary and benefit, and it is an honor. The details can be found through the link: http://www.dep.anl.gov/postdocs/directorpostdoc.htm. The position is open regardless if the person gets the fellowship.
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Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu or 262-0293. Thanks.
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