University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 6/11/2012

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXVI - No. 20 June 11th, 2012

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2012 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry
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Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130
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SEMINARS
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Thursday, June 28th, 2012 - Physical Macromolecules Seminar, 2:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Keiji Tanaka, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. "Structure and Dynamics of Polymers at Interfaces"
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Thursday, September 6th, 2012 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael M. Haley, University of Oregon.
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Monday, September 12th, 2012 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nuru Stracey, UW-Madison.
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Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, All Day, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Travis Williams, University of Southern California.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Phosphorylation regulates human OCT4.
Brumbaugh, J; Hou, ZG; Russell, JD; Howden, SE; Yu, PZ; Ledvina, AR; Coon, JJ*; Thomson, JA.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109 (19):7162-7168; 10.1073/pnas.1203874109 MAY 8 2012.
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Statistical Significance of Optical Map Alignments.
Sarkar, D; Goldstein, S; Schwartz, DC*; Newton, MA.
JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY, 19 (5):478-492; 10.1089/cmb.2011.0221 MAY 2012.
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New Preorganized gamma-Amino Acids as Foldamer Building Blocks.
Guo, L; Zhang, WC; Guzei, IA*; Spencer, LC; Gellman, SH*.
ORGANIC LETTERS, 14 (10):2582-2585; 10.1021/ol3008815 MAY 18 2012.
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Synthesis of the Prelog-Djerassi Lactone via an Asymmetric Hydroformylation/Crotylation Tandem Sequence.
Risi, RM; Burke, SD*.
ORGANIC LETTERS, 14 (10):2572-2575; 10.1021/ol3008765 MAY 18 2012.
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Molecular Orientation in Stable Glasses of Indomethacin.
Dalal, SS; Ediger, MD*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS, 3 (10):1229-1233; 10.1021/jz30032661 MAY 17 2012.
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Infrared Multiphoton Dissociation for Quantitative Shotgun Proteomics.
Ledvina, AR; Lee, MV; McAlister, GC; Westphall, MS; Coon, JJ*.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 84 (10):4513-4519; 10.1021/ac300367p MAY 15 2012.
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Extending Foldamer Design beyond alpha-Helix Mimicry: alpha/beta-Peptide Inhibitors of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Signaling.
Haase, HS; Peterson-Kaufman, KJ; Levengood, SKL; Checco, JW; Murphy, WL; Gellman, SH*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 134 (18):7652-7655; 10.1021/ja302469a MAY 9 2012.
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Reactive Polymer Multi layers Fabricated by Covalent Layer-by-Layer Assembly: 1,4-Conjugate Addition-Based Approaches to the Design of Functional Biointerfaces.
Bechler, SL; Lynn, DM*.
BIOMACROMOLECULES, 13 (5):1523-1532; 10.1021/bm300234q MAY 2012.
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2-Aminobenzimidazole Derivatives Strongly Inhibit and Disperse Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms.
Frei, R; Breitbach, AS; Blackwell, HE*.
ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 51 (21):5226-5229; 10.1002/anie.201109258 2012.
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Copyright © 2012 Thomson ISI
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You are invited to a One-Day Free Workshop on Enhancing Teaching and Learning Chemistry with Natural Bond Orbitals -
http://washington.uwc.edu/events/chemistry-workshop12.html.
Where: University of Wisconsin - Washington County, http://washington.uwc.edu/, (UW-WC), Collins Science Hall, 400 University Drive, West Bend, WI  53095.
Maps and Directions - http://washington.uwc.edu/about-campus/campus-visits/map-directions/.
When: Monday, August 27, 2012, 9:30 AM   3:30 PM.
Presenters: Dr. Clark Landis, http://www.chem.wisc.edu/users/landis/, Professor, Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison. Dr. Mohamed Ayoub, Associate Professor, http://washington.uwc.edu/about/mohamed.ayoub/, Department of Chemistry, UW-WC.
Cost: FREE - including lunch and refreshments! Pre-registration is required by August 1, 2012. http://www.washington.uwc.edu/events/images/chem-12.doc.
Contact: Dr. Mohamed Ayoub, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Washington County, 400 University Drive, West Bend, WI 53095, Tel. No. 262-335-525, Ext. 234, Fax: 262-335-5251, E-mail: mohamed.ayoub@uwc.edu.
For more information, program and registration for this workshop, visit: http://washington.uwc.edu/events/chemistry-workshop12.html.
Organizers: Dr. Frank Weinhold (UW-Madison) & Dr. Mohamed Ayoub (UW-Washington County). Sponsored by a National Science Foundation Portals of Discovery Collaborative Research and Curricular Initiative Grant.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Laboratory head opportunity 2013: ACRF Chemical Biology. Laboratory head / Faculty positions 2013, Walter + Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia. http://www.wehi.edu.au/about_us/career_opportunities/laboratory_headsfac.... The ACRF Chemical Biology division is seeking an outstanding scientist with a strong interest and record of accomplishment in discovering and developing small molecular probes to unravel basic biological processes and for use as novel therapeutics. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong background in organic, bioorganic or medicinal chemistry and will be expected to collaborate extensively with other research groups at the institute (for example, those working in infectious diseases and cancers). Applicants who are less than 10 years past their PhD are strongly encouraged to apply. Enquiries to: Professor David Huang: huang_d@wehi.edu.au, Dr Chris Burns: burns@wehi.edu.au, and Dr Guillaume Lessene: glessene@wehi.edu.au.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Postdoc Position at Pacific Northwest National Lab. We are looking for a postdoc to join our molecular catalysis group at Pacific Northwest National Lab, and we're encouraging potential candidates to apply. The research position will be focused on the design and development of new molecular catalysts for CO2 reduction, including synthesis, catalyst testing, and mechanistic studies.  Expertise in the synthesis, manipulation, and characterization of air-sensitive compounds is essential, and experience in electrochemistry would be helpful, but is not required. To apply, applicants can go to: http://www.jobs.pnnl.gov/ and locate job ID 301649. Contact Information: Aaron Appel, Senior Research Scientist, Fundamental and Computational Science Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, MSIN K2-57, Richland, WA  99352 USA, Tel:  509-375-2157, Fax: 509-375-6660, e-mail: aaron.appel@pnnl.gov, web: http://www.pnnl.gov.
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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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