Chemistry Newsletter for 6/14/2010

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XXXIV - No. 25 June 14th, 2010

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SNOUT OUT 2010
We are very pleased to be able to send this first notice about the annual Department picnic, the Chemistry Snout-Out, to be held at Rennebohm Park on Saturday, September 11, from 12-6 PM.  There will be a softball tournament, volleyball, other games, and plentiful food and refreshments.  Please set the date aside now. The next reminder will come out in July.
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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Eun Lee, Seoul National University.
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Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 - Kramer Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Engineering Hall. Professor Yet-Ming Chiang (MIT). "Advanced Inorganic Materials for Batteries"
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Friday, February 4th, 2011 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Deborah Blum, UW Department of Journalism and Mass Communications; author: "The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York" - Host: Bassam Shakhashiri.
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Friday, April 1st, 2011 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Dr. K.V. Reddy, Founder and President of Printel, Inc. - Hosts: Gil Nathanson and Fleming Crim.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Spectroscopic and computational investigation of three Cys-to-Ser mutants of nickel superoxide dismutase: insight into the roles played by the Cys2 and Cys6 active-site residues.
Johnson, OE; Ryan, KC; Maroney, MJ; Brunold, TC*.
JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 15 (5): 777-793 JUN 2010.
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Nickel superoxide dismutase: structural and functional roles of Cys2 and Cys6.
Ryan, KC; Johnson, OE; Cabelli, DE; Brunold, TC*; Maroney, MJ.
JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 15 (5): 795-807 JUN 2010.
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Bridge-Dependent Interfacial Electron Transfer from Rhenium-Bipyridine Complexes to TiO2 Nanocrystalline Thin Films.
Paoprasert, P; Laaser, JE; Xiong, W; Franking, RA; Hamers, RJ*; Zanni, MT*; Schmidt, JR*; Gopalan, P*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C 114 (21): 9898-9907 JUN 3 2010.
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Synthesis of galactofuranose-based acceptor substrates for the study of the carbohydrate polymerase GlfT2.
Splain, RA; Kiessling, LL*.
BIOORGANIC & MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY 18 (11): 3753-3759 JUN 1 2010.
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Production of Ribosome-Released Nascent Proteins with Optimal Physical Properties.
Ziehr, DR; Ellis, JP; Culviner, PH; Cavagnero, S*.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 82 (11): 4637-4643 JUN 1 2010.
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Comparative Neuropeptidomic Analysis of Food Intake via a Multifaceted Mass Spectrometric Approach.
Chen, RB; Hui, LM; Cape, SS; Wang, JH; Li, LJ*.
ACS CHEMICAL NEUROSCIENCE 1 (3): 204-214 MAR 2010.
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Functionalization of Fibers Using Azlactone-Containing Polymers: Layer-by-Layer Fabrication of Reactive Thin Films on the Surfaces of Hair and Cellulose-Based Materials.
Buck, ME; Lynn, DM*.
ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES 2 (5): 1421-1429 MAY 2010.
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Following the Motions of Water Molecules in Aqueous Solutions.
Skinner, JL*.
SCIENCE 328 (5981): 985-986 MAY 21 2010.
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n -> pi(star) Interaction and n)(pi Pauli Repulsion Are Antagonistic for Protein Stability.
Jakobsche, CE; Choudhary, A; Miller, SJ; Raines, RT*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 132 (19): 6651-+ MAY 19 2010.
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Functional Characterization of TtnD and TtnF, Unveiling New Insights into Tautomycetin Biosynthesis.
Luo, YG; Li, WL; Ju, JH; Yuan, QP; Peters, NR; Hoffmann, FM; Huang, SX; Bugni, TS; Rajski, S; Osada, H; Shen, B*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 132 (19): 6663-6671 MAY 19 2010.
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Argonne National Laboratory 3rd Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium
The Postdoctoral Office at Argonne National Laboratory is organizing a Postdoctoral Research Symposium. The event will take place on September 8, 2010.  Research papers, presented by postdoctoral fellows, and senior graduate students will be accepted in the following general research areas: Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science, Materials Science, Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics and High Energy Physics, and Synchrotron Research.
Please encourage your PostDocs and senior graduate students to present the results of their work at this Symposium. The total time allotted for each presentation is fifteen (15) minutes. They should prepare a 12-minute presentation and allow an additional 3 minutes for questions from the audience. A poster session is also planned along with a wine and cheese reception to promote networking among Argonne scientists, and academic and industrial professionals.
All Symposium presenters and attendees are required to pre-register and to pay a $95 registration fee on or before August 2, 2010. The registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and a wine and cheese reception that will be held on Wednesday evening.
Instructions for preparation of abstracts, abstract submission, and registration information are available online at http://www.dep.anl.gov/postdocs/symposium.
We would appreciate it if you would post the Symposium Flyer where PostDocs and graduate students are likely to see it. Abstracts and final program information will be posted on our website by September 5, 2010.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Associate Scientist - Synthetic Polymer Chemist. Roche Madison Inc. is seeking a highly motivated individual to become a part of its scientific team. We have an immediate opening for an Associate Scientist to work as a Polymer Synthetic Chemist. This is an ideal position for an individual with an organic chemistry background who has an interest in projects related to development of novel technology for delivery of small interfering RNA-based on utilization of dynamic polyconjugates. Key responsibilities: Organic Synthesis of intermediates, reagents, and polymers for biological applications; Purification and analysis of materials using standard physico-chemical methods (HPLC, NMR, MS); Maintain detailed laboratory notebook; Coordinate testing of materials; Maintain and stock laboratory supplies as required; Participate and present data at group meetings. Experience in synthetic organic chemistry. Required: At least 1 year experience in a laboratory setting. Good verbal and written communication skills. Preferred: Polymer synthesis experience; Experience with small molecule and polymer analytical techniques. Apply online at: https://careers.roche.com/wms/extern/jobapply.php?id=mS%2FJ5TNoA8Mxt%2BY.... Job ID: 00016785.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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University of Groningen.  Assistant professor in organometallic chemistry (tenure track). http://www.rug.nl/fwn/vacatures/structuurrapporten/TT%20Molecular%20Inor.... The Inorganic Chemistry Group under supervision of Prof. Sjoerd Harder (Stratingh Institute for Chemistry, University of Groningen, Netherlands) is looking for a young talented organometallic chemist to start a competitive independent research program in a modern area of molecular inorganic chemistry. For details: http://www.rug.nl/corporate/vacatures/jobOpportunitiesRUG. The University of Groningen is offering an attractive program and excellent career possibilities for young scientists. Please see the brochure Career paths in science: http://www.rug.nl/fwn/informatievoor/medewerkers/peno/BinB%20engels%20ve.... Interested candidates should apply via the www clicking on "Apply" on the very last line of the Job Advertisement. Feel free to contact Sjoerd Harder for more information about the job. Contact: Prof. Dr. Sjoerd Harder, Stratingh Institute for Chemistry, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands, phone: (31)-(0)50-3634322, room 5118.151, email: s.harder@rug.nl, web: http://www.rug.nl/stratingh.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Postdoctoral position available. Membrane Protein Folding & Interactions.  John Hopkins University. The Fleming lab at John Hopkins University has an opening for a PhD scientist with skills in protein chemistry. The postdoctoral fellow will carry out research in the area of membrane protein biophysics by addressing key questions on membrane protein thermodynamics or molecular mechanisms of their folding, leading to discoveries of how genetic mutations alter folding and cause membrane protein folding diseases. The ideal candidate for these novel research initiatives is an enthusiastic, highly motivated and creative
postdoctoral fellow with a PhD in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Physics, Chemistry or related fields. No prior experience with membrane proteins is required, however mastery of soluble protein purification and/or folding and technical experience with analytical ultracentrifugation, calorimetry or optical spectroscopy are desirable. The Biophysics department at JHU is a friendly and collaborative workplace located in central Baltimore on the picturesque Homewood campus. Affordable living options and restaurants are nearby. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and arrange for three references to be sent by email to
Karen.Fleming@jhu.edu. Contact: John Hopkins University, Department of Biophysics, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 USA.
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