Chemistry Newsletter for 8/09/2010

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XXXIV - No. 28 August 8th, 2010

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SEMINARS
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Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paul Chirik, Cornell University. "Understanding Iron Catalysis"
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Thursday, September 9th, 2010 -Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Greg Scholes, University of Toronto.
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Friday, September 10th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy B. Clark, Western Washington University.
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Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John C. Asbury, Penn State.
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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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Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Trevor Hayton, UCSB. "Oxo Ligand Functionalization in the Uranyl Ion"
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Thursday, September 16th, 2010 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Chen, Spelman College.
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Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tristan Lambert, Columbia University. "Reaction Design and Catalysis With Aromatic Ions"
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Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Susan Marqusee, University of California Berkeley.
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Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael G. Roper, Florida State University. "A Mircofluidic Device for the Entrainment of Islets of Langerhans"
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Tuesday, September, 28th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Neil M. Donahue, Carnegie Mellon.
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Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jonas Peters, Caltech.
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Friday, October 1st, 2010 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Buildnig. Katie Hunt, Dow Chemical & former ACS President.
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Monday, October 4th, 2010 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John C. Tully, Yale University. "Homochirality: Did Life Grind to a Start?"
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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hening Lin, Cornell University.
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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Buldnig. Professor John C. Tully, Yale University. "Mixed Quantum-Classical Dynamics"
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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Francois Gabbai, Texas A&M University.
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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John C. Tully, Yale University. "Dynamics at Metal Surfaces:  The Role of Electronic Excitations"
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Thursday, October 7th, 2010 - Materials Science Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Hamers, UW-Madison.
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy P. Lodge, University Minnesota.
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrei Kutateladze, ETH. "Photoassisted Cominatorial Synthesis and Screening"
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Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Rex T. Skodje, Boulder Co.
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Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gregory Hillhouse, University of Chicago. "Unusual Chemistry of Two- and Three-Coordinate Nickel"
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Thursday, October 21st, 2010 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Murray Johnston, University of Delaware.
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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Stuart Rowan, Case Western Reserve.
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Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Corbett, Iowa State University.
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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Emmanuel LaCote, CNRS, Paris.
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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ralph I. Kaiser, University Hawaii.
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Thursday, November 4th, 2010 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Norman Dovichi, University of Washington.
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Friday, November 5th, 2010 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Professor Clark Landis, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry.
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jon Ellman, UC-Berkeley.
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Stephan Link, Rice University.
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Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Douglas Stephan, University of Toronto. "Frustrated Lewis Pairs: A New Paradigm for Reactivity and Catalysis"
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Tuesday, November 16th, 2010  - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerard C.L. Wong, University of California Los Angeles.
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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gary J. Pielak, University of North Carolina.
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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Pupa Gilbert, UW Physics Department.
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Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William van der Donk, University of Illinois-Urbana.
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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 - Willard Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor W. Carl Lineberger, University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 - Willard Lectures, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor W. Carl Lineberger, University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jose Onuchic, University of California San Diego.
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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"
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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sharon C. Glotzer, University of Michigan.
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Tuesday, February 22nd. 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David A. Case, Rutgers University.
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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Regan Thomson, Northwestern University.
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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven J. Sibener, University of Chicago.
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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Nicolai Lehnert, University of Michigan.
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Thursday, March 3th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barbara Imperiali, MIT.
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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 - Physical McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Donald G. Truhlar, University of Minnesota
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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Brad Nilsson, Rochester University.
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Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gary Brudvig, Yale University.
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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Suzanne Blum, University of California, Irvine.
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Thursday, March 31st, 2010 -Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sarah Trimpin, Wayne State University.
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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.
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Philip Cole, Johns-Hopkins University.
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Thursday, April 7th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ryan Bailey, The University of Illinois, UC.
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Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ephraim Woods III, Colgate University.
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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Vince Rotello, University of Massachusetts -Amherst.
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Thursday, April 14th, 2011 - Organic Seminar - Abbott Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute.
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Friday, April 15th, 2011 - Chemistry Department Shain Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute.
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Daniel P. Raleigh, SUNY Stony Brook.
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Geoff Coates, Cornell University.
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Thursday, April 21st, 2010 -Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kyoung-Shin Choi, Purdue University.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Srikanth Sastry, Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hirschmann Lectures - Professor Donald Hilvert, ETH Honggerberg.
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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerald Meyer, Johns Hopkins University.
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Monday, May 2nd, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Nicolai Lehnert, University of Michigan.
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Malika Jeffries-El, Iowa State University.
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mark S. Gordon, Iowa State University.
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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Amy Palmer, University of Colorado, Boulder.
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Thursday, May 5th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kim Prather, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
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Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alan Balch, University of California, Davis.
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Thesis Defenses
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Susan Brastad Burden
Defending in Room 8335 at 9:00 a.m., on Tuesday, 8/172010.
Title: "Reactions of HCl with Cold, Salty Water Solutions."
Advisor: Professor Gil Nathanson.
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Dan Burden
Defending in Room 8335 at 1:00 p.m., on Tuesday, 8/17/2010.
Title: "Dirty Droplets in the Atmosphere:  How do Surfactants Change Interfacial Chemistry?"
Advisor: Professor Gil Nathanson.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Vibrational dynamics around the conical intersection: a study of methoxy vibrations on the (X)over-tilde(2)E surface.
Nagesh, J; Sibert, EL*.
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS 12 (29): 8250-8259 2010.
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Kinetics of Anionic Ring-Opening Polymerization of Variously Substituted beta-Lactams: Homopolymerization and Copolymerization.
Zhang, JH; Gellman, SH*; Stahl, SS*.
MACROMOLECULES 43 (13): 5618-5626 JUL 13 2010.
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Mechanical Rejuvenation in Poly(methyl methacrylate) Glasses? Molecular Mobility after Deformation.
Lee, HN; Ediger, MD*.
MACROMOLECULES 43 (13): 5863-5873 JUL 13 2010.
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Observation of low heat capacities for vapor-deposited glasses of indomethacin as determined by AC nanocalorimetry.
Kearns, KL; Whitaker, KR; Ediger, MD*; Huth, H; Schick, C.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 133 (1): Art. No. 014702 JUL 7 2010.
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Interaction between physical aging, deformation, and segmental mobility in poly(methyl methacrylate) glasses.
Lee, HN; Ediger, MD*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 133 (1): Art. No. 014901 JUL 7 2010.
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Spectroscopic and Computational Studies of a Series of High-Spin Ni(II) Thiolate Complexes.
Van Heuvelen, KM; Cho, J; Dingee, T; Riordan, CG; Brunold, TC*.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 49 (14): 6535-6544 JUL 19 2010.
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Identifying new lignin bioengineering targets: 1. Monolignol-substitute impacts on lignin formation and cell wall fermentability.
Grabber, JH; Schatz, PF*; Kim, H; Lu, FC; Ralph, J
BMC PLANT BIOLOGY 10: Art. No. 114 JUN 17 2010.
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A Stereoelectronic Effect in Prebiotic Nucleotide Synthesis.
Choudhary, A; Kamer, KJ; Powner, MW; Sutherland, JD; Raines, RT*.
ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY 5 (7): 655-657 JUL 2010.
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Visible light photocatalysis as a greener approach to photochemical synthesis.
Yoon, TP*; Ischay, MA; Du, JN.
NATURE CHEMISTRY 2 (7): 527-532 JUL 2010.
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n ->pi* interactions in proteins.
Bartlett, GJ; Choudhary, A; Raines, RT*; Woolfson, DN.
NATURE CHEMICAL BIOLOGY 6 (8): 615-620 AUG 2010.
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Formation and Stability of Alkylthiol Monolayers on Carbon Substrates.
Lockett, MR; Smith, LM*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C 114 (29): 12635-12641 JUL 29 2010.
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Spectroscopic and Computational Characterization of Substrate-Bound Mouse Cysteine Dioxygenase: Nature of the Ferrous and Ferric Cysteine Adducts and Mechanistic Implications.
Gardner, JD; Pierce, BS; Fox, BG; Brunold, TC*.
BIOCHEMISTRY 49 (29): 6033-6041 JUL 27 2010.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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The Michael Smith Laboratories (MSL) and the Centre for High-throughput Biology (CHiBi) at the University of British Columbia are jointly launching a major recruiting initiative and invite applications for six new faculty positions. These full-time tenure-track positions will be filled primarily at the Assistant Professor level but exceptional candidates at a higher rank may be considered. The six new faculty will be located in exceptional research space at the centre of campus within a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment  that includes biological and physical scientists and engineers, as well as proteomics and bioinformatics experts.
Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology: Competition # 7789 - 2 positions. All facets of metabolic engineering and synthetic biology, from technology development and computational approaches to innovative applications, will be considered. Applicants with an interest in bioenergy and biorefining are particularly encouraged to apply.
Chemical, Molecular and Systems Biology, and Bioengineering: Competition # 7790 - 2 positions . pproaches using molecular genetics, chemical, computational or molecular biology or bioengineering to probe animals, plants and unicellular organisms, and models of disease therein, will be considered.
Computational Tools and Technology Development: Competition # 7795 - 2 positions. The development of innovative technologies, devices, computational approaches or chemical and biophysical techniques is
welcomed, with particular emphasis on genome-wide and highthroughput approaches.
Successful applicants for these positions must have a Ph.D., will have demonstrated outstanding research strength and creativity, have several years of productive experience, will be expected to contribute to high quality undergraduate/graduate teaching and to effectively supervise graduate students, and be prepared to integrate their expertise with innovative researchers at the University. Academic appointments could be within or between departments in the Faculties of Applied Science, Forestry, Medicine and/or Science; evidence of teaching effectiveness would be an asset. Applications are being accepted on-line at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty_postings.html and should include a letter of application indicating the appropriate competition number, a detailed curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of research and teaching interests, and the name, address, e-mail address and phone number of at least three referees. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval. The closing date for all applications is September 14, 2010.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Associate Professor David M. Perrin of UBC Vancouver, is looking for postdoctoral candidates (and grad students) to work in his lab at UBC, and to start in the next 3-6 months. Research in his lab is quite diversified and is represented in four highlighted themes with links to representative papers - some of which may or may not apply to your own interests but might offer your students a chance to diversify:
1) Protein-inspired Mg2+-free DNAzyme RNaseA mimics. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/122506378/PDFSTART.
2) New F18-labeling methods that use boronic acids to label bio-molecules in one step for PET. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ja802734t..
3) Chemical biology of natural product peptide toxins. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/117914160/PDFSTART.
4) Mechanism of ribozyme action. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ja807790e.
His lab's web site is found at: http://www.chem.ubc.ca/personnel/faculty/perrin/index.shtml. Anyone who would be capable and interested in working on aspects of chemical biology, as highlighted above is urged to apply to: Associate Professor David M. Perrin, Rm A343 - Chem/Phys Building, Chemistry Department, 2036 Main Mall, UBC Vancouver, Canada, V6T-1Z1, phone: (604) 822-0567, fax: (604) 822-2847.
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