UW-Madison Chemistry Department Newsletter for 10/31/2011

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXV - No. 33 October 31st, 2011

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The 42nd Annual ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS CHEERY IN THE LAB OF SHAKHASHIRI
Saturday, December 10, at 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm - Sunday, December 11, at 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm.
Room 1351 Chemistry Building, 1101 University Avenue, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Members of the campus community may obtain free tickets to any of the presentations by sending a self-addressed campus mail envelope along with a request indicating the date and time of the desired presentation and the number of tickets needed to Patti Puccio at the WISL mailbox (lower left area of mailboxes). If you require more than six tickets, please include a list of the names and addresses of the persons for whom you are requesting tickets. Tickets will be distributed starting November 14. This year, the 42nd element, molybdenum, is featured, and some of its many mysteries are revealed. Dazzling demonstrations will entertain and edify as you watch science in action. For more information, please visit: http://www.scifun.org. Please see the Shakhashiri Cheery Shows Poster at the end of this newsletter!!
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2011 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

November 8th, 2011 December 13th, 2011 February 14th, 2012
March 13th, 2012 April 10th, 2012 May 8th, 2012

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

November 1st, 2011 November 15th, 2011 December 6th, 2011 December 20th, 2011
January 17th, 2012 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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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Daniel Gamelin, University of Washington.
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Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 - Materials/Organic Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael Yu, Johns Hopkins University. "Tinkering with Nature's Tissue Scaffolds: Study and Application of Collagen and Collagen Mimetic Peptide Hybridization"
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Friday, November 4th, 2011 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 chemistry Building. Professor Martin Zanni, UW Madison. "2D IR: What is it Good For?"
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Friday, November 4th, 2011 - ECT Seminar, 12:05 p.m., 102 Water Science & Engineering Library. Mercedes Ruiz, Graduate Student, EC&T Program. "Interaction of Antibiotics with Dissolved Humic Acid"
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Monday, November 7th, 2011- Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Morris Bullock, Brookhaven National Laboratory.
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Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, - 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Deborah Wuttke, University of Colorado-Boulder. "Tying Up the Ends: Recognition and Regulation of Telomeres"
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Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Donna Blackmond, Scripps Research Institute.
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Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 - Inorganic Chemical Biology Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Debra Zamble, University of Toronto.
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Thursday, November 10th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael Meijler, Ben Gurion University.
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Thursday, November 10th, 2011 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ned Thomas, Rice University. "Multiscale Periodic Polymer Composites"
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Monday, November 14th, 2011 - Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Rudy M. Baum, Editor in Chief, Chemical & Engineering News. ""Sustainable Growth" Is An Oxymoron"
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Baum Seminar

Thursday, November 17th, 2011 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. hristopher Adams, UW-Madison, Schomaker Group.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Isovaleryl-homoserine lactone, an unusual branched-chain quorum-sensing signal from the soybean symbiont Bradyrhizobium japonicum.
Lindemann, A; Pessi, G; Schaefer, AL; Mattmann, ME; Christensen, QH; Kessler, A; Hennecke, H; Blackwell HE*; Greenberg, EP; Harwood, CS.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 108 (40): 16765-16770 10.1073/pnas.1114125108 OCT 4 2011.
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Proteomic and phosphoproteomic comparison of human ES and iPS cells.
Phanstiel, DH; Brumbaugh, J; Wenger, CD; Tian, SL; Probasco, MD; Bailey, DJ; Swaney, DL; Tervo, MA; Bolin, JM; Ruotti, V; Stewart, R; Thomson, JA; Coon, JJ*.
NATURE METHODS 8 (10): 821-U84 10.1038/NMETH.1699 OCT 2011.
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Crystal structure of the beta(2) adrenergic receptor-Gs protein complex.
Rasmussen, SGF; DeVree, BT; Zou, YZ; Kruse, AC; Chung, KY; Kobilka, TS; Thian, FS; Chae, PS; Pardon, E; Calinski, D; Mathiesen, JM; Shah, STA; Lyons, JA; Caffrey, M; Gellman, SH*; Steyaert, J; Skiniotis, G; Weis, WI; Sunahara, RK; Kobilka, BK.
NATURE 477 (7366): 549-U311 10.1038/nature10361 SEP 29 2011.
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ROMP-CT/NMP Synthesis of Multiblock Copolymers Containing Linear Poly(ethylene) Segments.
Banik, SM; Monnot, BL; Weber, RL; Mahanthappa, MK*.
MACROMOLECULES 44 (18): 7141-7148 10.1021/ma201278x SEP 27 2011.
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Utilizing Lifetimes to Suppress Random Coil Features in 2D IR Spectra of Peptides.
Middleton, CT; Buchanan, LE; Dunkelberger, EB; Zanni, MT*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS 2 (18): 2357-2361 10.1021/jz201024m SEP 15 2011.
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Mg(11)Cu(6)Al(12), A New Link in the Structural Chemistry of MgCu(2)-Type Clusters.
Berns, VM; Stacey, TE; Sapiro, M; Fredrickson, DC*.
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (26): 3936-3949 SI 10.1002/ejic.201100335 SEP 2011.
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A Mechanical Nanomembrane Detector for Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry.
Park, J; Qin, H; Scalf, M; Hilger, RT; Westphall, MS; Smith, LM*; Blick, RH.
NANO LETTERS 11 (9): 3681-3684 10.1021/nl201645u SEP 2011.
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Design and Conformational Analysis of Peptoids Containing N-Hydroxy Amides Reveals a Unique Sheet-Like Secondary Structure.
Crapster, JA; Stringer, JR; Guzei, IA*; Blackwell, HE*.
BIOPOLYMERS 96 (5): 604-616 SI 10.1002/bip.21599 2011.
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Increased Throughput of Proteomics Analysis by Multiplexing High-Resolution Tandem Mass Spectra.
Ledvina, AR; Savitski, MM; Zubarev, AR; Good, DM; Coon, JJ*; Zubarev, RA.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 83 (20): 7651-7656 10.1021/ac201843e OCT 15 2011.
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Proton Storage Site in Bacteriorhodopsin: New Insights from Quantum Mechanics/Molecular Mechanics Simulations of Microscopic pK(a) and Infrared Spectra.
Goyal, P; Ghosh, N; Phatak, P; Clemens, M; Gaus, M; Elstner, M; Cui, Q*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 133 (38): 14981-14997 10.1021/ja201568s SEP 28.
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Unusually Stable Aqueous Lyotropic Gyroid Phases from Gemini Dicarboxylate Surfactants.
Sorenson, GP; Coppage, KL; Mahanthappa, MK*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 133 (38): 14928-14931 10.1021/ja2063555 SEP 28 2011.
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Synthesis of Cyclic Enones via Direct Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic Dehydrogenation of Ketones.
Diao, TN; Stahl, SS*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 133 (37): 14566-14569 10.1021/ja206575j SEP 21 2011.
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Separable fluorous ionic liquids for the dissolution and saccharification of cellulose.
Caes, BR; Binder, JB; Blank, JJ; Raines, RT*.
GREEN CHEMISTRY 13 (10): 2719-2722 10.1039/c1gc15776k 2011.
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Impact of Strand Length on the Stability of Parallel-beta-Sheet Secondary Structure.
Freire, F; Almeida, AM; Fisk, JD; Steinkruger, JD; Gellman, SH*.
ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 50 (37): 8735-8738 10.1002/anie.201102986 2011.
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Call for Early/Mid Career American Women Scientists for a Reverse Exchange Trip to Brazil
Women and Science  -- U.S.-Brazil Exchange Program
U.S.-Brazil Memorandum of Understanding on the Advancement of Women. American Scientists' Visit - Second half of 2011
The Secretary's Global Women's Issues Office needs help identifying 8-10 young American women scientists (early to mid career level) to participate in an reverse exchange program with Brazil. Unfortunately there is a rapid turn-around time, so the nominations need to turned in ASAP. The nominee (perhaps yourself or someone you know) should be someone planning to stay in the science field because the focus is on 'retention of women in science. The trip is scheduled for Dec 5 -13, airfare is paid by S/GWI and the remaining costs will be hosted by Brazil. This exchange is supported by a Memorandum of Understanding between the US and Brazil. Additional information can be found at: http://www.embaixada-americana.org.br/secstate/mouwomen0303.html.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Opportunity for a Chemist. SHINE Medical Technologies, Inc., has three positions and two postings (we combined our Process and Analytical Chemist postings). SHINE Medical Technologies  is dedicated to being the world leader in safe, clean, affordable production of medical tracers and cancer treatment elements. Founded in 2010 to pursue opportunities presented by its novel technology, SHINE will manufacture and sell medical isotopes into an existing $1 billion worldwide market that serves over 55,000 patients per day in the United States. SHINE anticipates producing molybdenum-99 to meet half the US market demand by 2015. With 10 employees and a laboratory in the Middleton Business Park just west of Madison, SHINE received financial support from angel and venture investors, the Morgridge Institute for Research and US Department of Energy to help us meet our goals and solve this urgent national health care need. For more information connect at: http://www.shinemed.com. A pre-employment drug test, fingerprinting, and a criminal background check may be required. In addition, eligibility for employment may be conditioned on the applicant's ability to qualify for access to information classified under the Atomic Energy Act or subject to U.S. Export Controls.
Chemical Engineer: SHINE is immediately seeking a chemical engineer focusing on integrated systems. The purpose of the position is to be responsible for the design and integration of the tritium/deuterium purification, gas handling, and waste and water treatment systems. Key responsibilities include working with the Department of Energy National Laboratories to implement various identified systems, adhering to Chemistry Quality Assurance/Quality Control programs, and maintaining Chemistry data management systems with respect to purification, gas handling and waste treatment systems. We are seeking candidates with a M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering (preferred) or equivalent experience. In addition, a minimum of 5 years experience preferably at a nuclear power facility. Candidates must have knowledge of Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Environmental Protection Agency regulations. Those with prior working experience with the Wisconsin Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Health and Safety are highly desired. Knowledge and working experience with radiochemical and radioassay methods required.
Process and Analytical Chemist: SHINE is immediately seeking two chemists with an emphasis on process and analytics. The purpose of the positions are to be responsible for the design and implementation of the Mo99 recovery system including the feed material preparation, target solution purification systems, and support for the waste treatment and tritium purification systems. Key responsibilities include implementing Chemistry Quality Assurance/Quality Control programs, maintaining Chemistry data management systems and maintaining Chemistry Procedures including all lab records per GMP-GLP and customer requirements. We are seeking candidates with a M.S. degree in Chemistry (preferred) or equivalent experience. In addition, a minimum of 5 years experience in Chemistry/Radiochemistry at a nuclear power facility is required. Candidates must meet the qualifications of ANSI/ANS 3.1-1978(4.4.3) and have knowledge of Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Environmental Protection Agency regulations. Those with prior working experience with the Wisconsin Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Health and Safety are highly desired.
How to Apply: SHINE Medical Technologies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume including salary requirements to: careers@shinemed.com.
Contact Information: Detailed position information can be obtained by connecting with the contract recruiter David Bailey at 608.520.7493 or atdavid.bailey@shinemed.com.
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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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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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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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