Chemistry Newsletter for 2/15/2010

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XXXIV - No. 5 February 15th, 2010

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Helen Blackwell Named a Vilas Associate
Please join us in congratulating Professor Helen Blackwell on being named a Vilas Associate! The Vilas Associates Awards are made possible through a gift from the Vilas Trust. The awards are open to Assistant, Associate and Full Professors all the way up to 20 years past tenure - that's a huge range, and so the competition is extremely tough.  The awards include summer salary and some flexible research funds for 2 years. Please join us in congratulating Helen on this recognition of her outstanding research! (Her email is blackwell@chem.wisc.edu).
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2009 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

February 16th, 2010 March 16th, 2010
April 20th, 2010 May 11th, 2010

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

March 2nd, 2010 March 9th, 2010
April 6th, 2010 April 13th, 2010
May 4th, 2010

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ephraim Woods III, Colgate University. "Sea Spray from a Molecular Point of View"
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Wednesday, February 17th,  2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Bradford Ryland, Stahl Group.
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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 - Ferry Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Frank Bates, University of Minnesota. "Molecular Surfactants"
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Friday, February 18th, 2010 - Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., 1116 Rennebohm Hall. Liming Zhang, Ph. D., Abbott Labs. "Solution-Mediated Phase transformation in Pharmaceutical Development"
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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 - Material Science Seminar, Room 265 MS&E Building. Jerry Floro, University of Virginia. "GeSi Heteroepitaxial Quantum Dots: After 20 Years, are they Good for anything Yet?"
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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 - Herb Seminar, 5310 Chamberlin Hall. Guillaume Gervais, McGill University. "From Quantum Electronics to Quantum Nanofluids"
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Friday, February 19th, 2010 - Ferry Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Frank Bates, University of Minnesota. "Tough Plastics by Molecular Design"
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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Scott Miller, Yale University. "Asymmetric Catalysis with Amino Acids and Peptides:  Structures and Functions"
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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Horia Metiu, University of California Santa Barbara. "Locally Modified Oxide Catalysts"
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Wednesday, February 24th,  2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Marcetta Darensbourg, Texas A & M.
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Thursday, February 25th, 2010 - Pittcon Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yi Cui, Stanford University.
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Thursday, February 25th,  2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Olga Dykhno, Yoon Group.
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Scott Denmark, University of Illinois-Urbana .
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Straub, Boston University. "Exploring the Earliest Stages of the Amyloid á Protein Aggregation Pathway"
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Wednesday, March 3rd,  2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jeremy Smith, New Mexico State University.
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Thursday, March 4th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Adam Weinstein - Stahl Group.
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Friday, March 5th, 2010 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ron Seely, Wisconsin State Journal Writer. "Science as Story: How I Get Neutrinos and Prions into the Headlines"
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Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Martin Burke, University of Illinois-Urbana.
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Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel T. Hess, University of Maine.
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Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Shawn Burdette, University of Connecticut.
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steve Buchwald, MIT.
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Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy H. Warren, Georgetown University.
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Thursday, March 18th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ryan Weber - Mahanthappa Group.
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Friday, March 19th, 2010 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sangtae Kim, Executive Director of the Morgridge Institute for Research. "Accelerating "Discovery to Delivery" at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery"
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Thursday, March 25th,  2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul White, Stahl Group.
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Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 - McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor George Schatz, Northwestern University. "Modeling Self-Assembly of Nanomaterials."
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Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 - McElvain Seminar in Organic Chemistry, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sarah Kelly, Pfizer Corp.
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Wednesday, April 7th,  2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Aaron Sadow, Iowa State.
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Friday, April 9th, 2009 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Luis Echegoyen, Director of the Chemistry Division of the National Science Foundation. "Interplay Between Cluster Nature and Exohedral Chemistry in Trimetallic Nitride Endohedral Fullerenes"
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Monday, April 12th, 2010 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William G. Noid, Penn State University.
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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Giovanna Ghirlanda, Arizona State.
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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Niels H. Damrauer, University of Colorado.
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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Milstein, Weizmann Institute, Israel.
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Thursday, April 15th, 2010 - Inorganic and Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yiying Wu, Ohio State University.
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Thursday, April 15th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Sorenson, Stahl Group.
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Monday, April 19th, 2010 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dmitri Babikov, Marquette University. "Quantum Origin of Anomalous Isotope Effect in Ozone Formation"
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Joan-Emma Shea, University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christopher Vanderwal, University of California-Irvine.
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Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Roberto De Guzman, The University of Kansas. "NMR Studies of Bacterial Nanoinjectors and Hantaviral Zinc Fingers"
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Tuesday and Wednesday, April 27th and 28th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Lecture Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel Danishefsky, Sloan Kettering, Columbia University.
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Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Susannah Scott, UC Santa Barbara.
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Thursday, April 29th, 2010 - McElvain Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul Alivisatos, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.
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Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Millard Alexander, University of Maryland. "Quantum Entanglement and Born-Oppenheimer Breakdown in Chemical Reactions"
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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas Brunold, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Thursday, May 6th, 2010 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Peter Chen, Spelman College.
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Wednesday, May 12th,  2010 - Inorganic and Materials Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tobin Marks, Northwestern University.
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Thursday, May 13th,  2010 - Inorganic and Materials Seminar, 11:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tobin Marks, Northwestern University.
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Thursday, May 20th, 2010 - Lilly Young Investigator Lecture in Organic Chemistry, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tobias Ritter, Harvard University.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Nitric Oxide Photogeneration from trans-Cr(cyclam)(ONO)(2)(+) in a Reducing Environment. Activation of Soluble Guanylyl Cyclase and Arterial Vasorelaxation.
Ostrowski, AD; Deakin, SJ; Azhar, B; Miller, TW; Franco, N; Cherney, MM; Lee, AJ; Burstyn, JN*; Fukuto, JM; Megson, IL; Ford, PC.
JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY 53 (2): 715-722 JAN 28 2010.
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High-Modulus Organic Glasses Prepared by Physical Vapor Deposition.
Kearns, KL; Still, T; Fytas, G; Ediger, MD*.
ADVANCED MATERIALS 22 (1): 39-+ JAN 5 2010.
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Phosphoproteomics for the Masses.
Grimsrud, PA; Swaney, DL; Wenger, CD; Beauchene, NA; Coon, JJ*.
ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY 5 (1): 105-119 JAN 2010.
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Functional characterization of tlmH in Streptoalloteichus hindustanus E465-94 ATCC 31158 unveiling new insight into tallysomycin biosynthesis and affording a novel bleomycin analog.
Tao, MF; Wang, L; Wendt-Pienkowski, E; Zhang, NN; Yang, D; Galm, U; Coughlin, JM; Xu, ZN; Shen, B*.
MOLECULAR BIOSYSTEMS 6 (2): 349-356 2010.
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Synthesis and reactivity of N-aryl substituted N-heterocyclic silylenes.
Zark, P; Schafer, A; Mitra, A; Haase, D; Saak, W; West, R*; Muller, T.
JOURNAL OF ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY 695 (3): 398-408 FEB 1 2010.
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New Generations: Sequencing Machines and Their Computational Challenges.
Schwartz, DC*; Waterman, MS.
JOURNAL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 25 (1): 3-9 Sp. Iss. SI JAN 2010.
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Detection and Analysis of Chimeric Tertiary Structures by Backbone Thioester Exchange: Packing of an alpha Helix against an alpha/beta-Peptide Helix.
Price, JL; Hadley, EB; Steinkruger, JD; Gellman, SH*.
ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 49 (2): 366-369 2010.
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The effect of interfering ions on search algorithm performance for electron-transfer dissociation data.
Good, DM; Wenger, CD; Coon, JJ*.
PROTEOMICS 10 (1): 164-167 JAN 2010.
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Integrated Microfluidic Device for Automated Single Cell Analysis Using Electrophoretic Separation and Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry.
Mellors, JS; Jorabchi, K; Smith, LM*; Ramsey, JM.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 82 (3): 967-973 FEB 1 2010.
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