UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 11/03/2014

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVIII - No. 34 November 3rd, 2014

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2014-15 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Nov 11, 2014 Dec 9, 2014 Feb 10, 2015
Mar 10, 2015 Apr 14, 2015 May 12, 2015

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

Nov 5, 2014 Nov 18, 2014 Dec 2, 2014 Dec 16, 2014 Jan 20, 2015
Feb 3, 2015 Feb 17, 2015 Mar 3, 2015 Mar 17, 2015 Apr 7, 2015
Apr 21, 2015 May 5, 2015 May 26, 2015    

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SEMINARS
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Monday, November 3rd, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Ian Paterson, University of Cambridge, UK "Inaugural Gilbert Stork Lectures: Challenges and Discoveries in Complex Polyketide Synthesis"
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Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Jonathan P. Reid, University of Bristol "Studying Aerosols, One Particle at a Time"
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Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Ian Paterson, University of Cambridge, UK "Inaugural Gilbert Stork Lectures: Synthesis and Structure Determination of the Spirastrellolides"
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Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Amanda Reig, Ursinus College "Variations on a Theme: Using a De Novo Protein Scaffold to Understand Functional Tuning in Dinuclear Non-Heme Iron Enzymes"
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Thursday, November 6th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Gregory Fu, California Institute of Technology "Metal-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions of Alkyl Electrophiles"
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Thursday, November 6th, 2014 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Silvia Cavagnero, UW-Madison Dept. of Chemistry "Sensitivity enhancement in liquid-state NMR spectroscopy by laser-driven approaches"
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Thursday, November 6th, 2014 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrey Rogachev, Illinois Institute of Technology "Buckybowls: A Theoretical Point of View"
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Monday, November 10th, 2014 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Kevin Burgess, Texas A&M University "Materials Seminar"
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Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting"
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Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Eric Schelter, University of Pennsylvania "Coordination-, Redox- and Photo-chemistry in the f-Block: New Approaches to Improve the Sustainability of the Rare Earth Element Supply Chain"
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Friday, November 14th, 2014 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry - Seminar Hall. Mark J. Cardillo, The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation "Chemistry-A Changed Science?"
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Sunday, November 30th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 2:00 pm, Wisconsin Union Theater (Memorial Union). Professor Bassam Shakhashiri, WISL/Department of Chemistry "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, in the Lab of Shakhashiri"
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Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Fluorescent labeling of cranberry proanthocyanidins with 5-([4,6-dichlorotriazin-2-yl]amino)fluorescein (DTAF).
Feliciano, RP; Heintz, JA; Krueger, CG; Vestling, MM*; Reed, JD.
FOOD CHEMISTRY, 166 337-345; 10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.06.031 JAN 1 2015.
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Selective Photoelectrochemical Reduction of Aqueous CO2 to CO by Solvated Electrons.
Zhang, LH; Zhu, D; Nathanson, GM*; Hamers, RJ*.
ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 53 (37):9746-+; 10.1002/anie.201404328 SEP 8 2014.
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Polymer multilayers loaded with antifungal beta-peptides kill planktonic Candida albicans and reduce formation of fungal biofilms on the surfaces of flexible catheter tubes.
Raman, N; Lee, MR; Palecek, SP; Lynn, DM*.
JOURNAL OF CONTROLLED RELEASE, 191 54-62; SI 10.1016/j.jconrel.2014.05.026 OCT 10 2014.
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Structure of RNA 3 '-phosphate cyclase bound to substrate RNA.
Desai, KK; Bingman, CA; Cheng, CL; Phillips, GN; Raines, RT*.
RNA-A PUBLICATION OF THE RNA SOCIETY, 20 (10):1560-1566; 10.1261/rna.045823.114 OCT 2014.
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Molecular Simulation of Water and Hydration Effects in Different Environments: Challenges and Developments for DFTB Based Models.
Goyal, P; Qian, HJ; Irle, S; Lu, XY; Roston, D; Mori, T; Elstner, M; Cui, Q*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 118 (38):11007-11027; 10.1021/jp503372v SEP 25 2014.
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Structural analysis and modeling reveals new mechanisms governing ESCRT-III spiral filament assembly.
Shen, QT; Schuh, AL; Zheng, YQ; Quinney, K; Wang, L; Hanna, M; Mitchell, JC; Otegui, MS; Ahlquist, P; Cui, Q*; Audhya, A.
JOURNAL OF CELL BIOLOGY, 206 (6):763-777; 10.1083/jcb.201403108 SEP 15 2014.
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A scaled-ionic-charge simulation model that reproduces enhanced and suppressed water diffusion in aqueous salt solutions.
Kann, ZR; Skinner, JL*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 141 (10):10.1063/1.4894500 SEP 14 2014.
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Phosphorylation and Degradation of Tomosyn-2 De-represses Insulin Secretion.
Bhatnagar, S; Soni, MS; Wrighton, LS; Hebert, AS; Zhou, AS; Paul, PK; Gregg, T; Rabaglia, ME; Keller, MP; Coon, JJ*; Attie, AD.
JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 289 (36):25276-25286; 10.1074/jbc.M114.575985 SEP 5 2014.
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(Phenoxyimidazolyl-salicylaldimine)iron complexes: synthesis, properties and iron catalysed ethylene reactions.
Yankey, M; Obuah, C; Guzei, IA*; Osei-Twum, E; Hearne, G; Darkwa, J.
DALTON TRANSACTIONS, 43 (37):13913-13923; 10.1039/c4dt01886a 2014.
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45TH ANNUAL ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS CHEERY
Thank you to everyone who requested tickets for the 45th annual Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri. Tickets are now SOLD OUT! The show will air on public television in December, and times will be announced soon.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Tenure track position for an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware.  The successful candidate will have a PhD in chemistry or related field, demonstrate excellence in teaching at all levels of organic or bioorganic chemistry, and is expected to establish an externally funded, vibrant research program with a biomedical focus in the area of molecular discovery / medicinal chemistry broadly defined.  Currently, our department has 180 Ph.D. students and will attract over $10 million in extramural funding in the current year.  Assistant faculty in our department have been highly successful in competing for federal funding as well as a range of young investigator awards (Sloan, Pew Scholar, ACS Star, DuPont Young Investigator, Cottrell Scholar, NSF Career). A link to apply for this position is found here: http://apply.interfolio.com/26773.
The successful candidate will benefit from a collaborative research environment, and will join an NIH-funded Center of Biomedical Research Excellence focused on the discovery of new classes of molecules that can probe and treat human disease.  Our department hosts two recently funded NIH Center grants, representing over $20M in funding for research and infrastructure over the next 5 years.  
Contact: Joseph M. Fox, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Director, NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence on Lead Discovery, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, Phone: 302-831-0191, 302-831-6335 (departmental fax), e-mail: jmfox@udel.edu. Web: http://www.udel.edu/chem/fox/.
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Junior Faculty Position Search. Stanford Neurosciences Institute and Department of Bioengineering Stanford University. The Stanford Neurosciences Institute and the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University invite applications for a tenure-track position as an assistant or untenured associate professor at the interdisciplinary interface between neuroscience and engineering, broadly defined. Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in neuroscience, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, physics, chemistry, computer science, electrical engineering, or any related discipline, and we encourage applications from physician-scientists. The successful candidate will be expected to develop outstanding interdisciplinary neuroscience research and teaching programs. We are open to applications from individuals working on a broad range of problems, including fundamental neuroscience, technology development, clinically motivated research, and theory and computation. Ideal candidates will demonstrate strong communication and leadership skills, and will be able to actively contribute to our rapidly growing institute and department at Stanford. A strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching and advising is essential. Teaching responsibilities include participation in and the development of both undergraduate and graduate courses. The supervision of doctoral students and academic advising of students at all levels is expected. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, 3-5 page statement of research accomplishments and plans (figures and references included), 1 page teaching statement, 2 representative publications, and 3-5 letters of reference. All materials should be submitted online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4228. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 10, 2014, and the search will remain open until the position is filled.
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Junior Faculty Search. Stanford Neurosciences Institute and Departments of Electrical Engineering and Psychology Stanford University. The Stanford Neurosciences Institute and the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Psychology at Stanford University invite applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of assistant or untenured associate professor in theoretical and/or computational neuroscience. Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in neuroscience, electrical engineering, statistics, physics, computer science, mathematics, or related disciplines. The likely departmental home of the appointee is electrical engineering or psychology, but could be in one of several other relevant departments. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute creatively and in depth to theoretical and computational neuroscience, both through research and teaching. We are open to candidates working on a broad range of problems from formal theory to network simulations to information sciences and advanced data analytic tools. Ideal candidates will demonstrate strong communication and leadership skills, and will be able to actively contribute to our rapidly growing institute and their home department. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, 3-5 page statement of research accomplishments and plans, 1 page teaching statement, 2 representative publications, and 3-5 letters of reference. All materials should be submitted online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4309. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 10, 2014, and the search will remain open until the position is filled.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Post-doc opportunity at FDA St. Louis - MALDI-MS. Post-doc position at the FDA in St. Louis, that we are trying to fill by March 15, 2015. To learn more about the position available, please click the link below for details and how to apply:  http://orau.org/science-education/internships-scholarships-fellowships/d.... Contact: Jamie D Dunn, PhD, Food and Drug Administration, Division of Pharmaceutical Analysis, 645 S Newstead Ave, St Louis, MO 63110.
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Postdoctoral Position at the National Cancer Institute, NIH. Position Title: Glyco-Immunology and Chemical Biology. Position Description: Our group uses glycan microarray technology to study the roles of carbohydrate-binding antibodies in the development, progression, and treatment of cancer.  The Gildersleeve laboratory currently has an opening for postdoctoral fellows with an interest in identifying novel glycan-binding antibodies for applications in cancer research and cancer therapy. Additional information about our research can be found at: https://ccr.cancer.gov/jeffrey-c-gildersleeve.
Candidates are expected to have completed, or be completing, a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. with expertise in antibody design and development, glyco-immunology, and/or related fields. Candidates should have no more than one year of post-doctoral experience.  Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a brief description of their research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to: Dr. Jeff Gildersleeve by email to: gildersj@mail.nih.go. Please also include an estimate of when you would be available to start.
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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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