UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 12/01/2014

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVIII - No. 37 December 1st, 2014

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BROADCAST TIMES FOR ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS CHEERY
Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri will air on local television three times this holiday season.
On Wisconsin Public Television:
Sunday, December 21 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, December 25 at 2:00 p.m.
On the Wisconsin Channel:
Saturday, December 20 at 5:00 p.m.
Check local listings for telecast times elsewhere around the country.
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STAFFING CHANGES IN THE UNDERGRADUATE OFFICE & ROOM REQUESTS
We are undergoing a staffing transition in the Undergraduate Chemistry Office.
Luke Maroney (lmaroney@wisc.edu) will be joining the office in a permanent position as Undergraduate Services Specialist, beginning Thursday, Dec. 4. Originally from the state of Oregon, Luke has a bachelors degree from Portland Sate University in communication studies. More recently, he has worked in the Chicago area. Luke's first day will be on Thursday, Dec. 4. Please join me in welcoming Luke to the department.
Once Luke has a chance to settle in, he will be taking the lead on room reservations. In the meantime, please contact Nora Burnham (nburnham@wisc.edu) or Phill Bloedow (bloedow@chem.wisc.edu) for your room reservation requests.
Best, Jeanne Hamers
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2014-15 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

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

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

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, December 8th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). "Special Seminar"
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Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting"
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Monday, December 15th, 2014 - Department Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building. "Special Seminar"
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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Laura Gagliardi, University of Minnesota "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 - Department, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Daniel Fredrickson, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Inorganic Chemistry Seminar"
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Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 - Department, Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Jennifer Schomaker, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry "Organic Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor JR Schmidt, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Christophe Coperet, Swiss Federal Inst. of Technology "Meloche Seminar -TBA"
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Friday, January 30th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Christophe Coperet, Swiss Federal Inst. of Technology "Meloche Seminar -TBA"
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Saturday, January 31st, 2015 - General Outreach, 9:00 am, "Wisconsin Middle School Regional Science Bowl"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Mitochondrial COQ9 is a lipid-binding protein that associates with COQ7 to enable coenzyme Q biosynthesis.
Lohman, DC; Forouhar, F; Beebe, ET; Stefely, MS; Minogue, CE; Ulbrich, A; Stefely, JA; Sukumar, S; Luna-Sanchez, M; Jochem, A; Lew, S; Seetharaman, J; Xiao, R; Wang, H; Westphall, MS; Wrobel, RL; Everett, JK; Mitchell, JC; Lopez, LC; Coon, JJ*; Tong, L; Pagliarini, DJ.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111 (44):E4697-E4705; 10.1073/pnas.1413128111 NOV 4 2014.
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Development of a GC/Quadrupole-Orbitrap Mass Spectrometer, Part II: New Approaches for Discovery Metabolomics.
Peterson, AC; Balloon, AJ; Westphall, MS; Coon, JJ*.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 86 (20):10044-10051; 10.1021/ac5014755 OCT 21 2014.
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Development of a GC/Quadrupole-Orbitrap Mass Spectrometer, Part I: Design and Characterization.
Peterson, AC; Hauschild, JP; Quarmby, ST; Krumwiede, D; Lange, O; Lemke, RAS; Grosse-Coosmann, F; Horning, S; Donohue, TJ; Westphall, MS; Coon, JJ*; Griep-Raming, J.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 86 (20):10036-10043; 10.1021/ac5014767 OCT 21 2014.
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Optimization and Comparison of Multiple MALDI Matrix Application Methods for Small Molecule Mass Spectrometric Imaging.
Gemperline, E; Rawson, S; Li, LJ*.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 86 (20):10030-10035; 10.1021/ac5028534 OCT 21 2014.
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Asymmetric Hydroformylation of Z-Enamides and Enol Esters with Rhodium-Bisdiazaphos Catalysts.
Abrams, ML; Foarta, F; Landis, CR*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136 (41):14583-14588; 10.1021/ja507701k OCT 15 2014.
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Synthetic Polymers Active against Clostridium difficile Vegetative Cell Growth and Spore Outgrowth.
Liu, RH; Suarez, JM; Weisblum, B; Gellman, SH*; McBride, SM.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136 (41):14498-14504; 10.1021/ja506798e OCT 15 2014.
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Ternary Nylon-3 Copolymers as Host-Defense Peptide Mimics: Beyond Hydrophobic and Cationic Subunits.
Chakraborty, S; Liu, RH; Hayouka, Z; Chen, XY; Ehrhardt, J; Lu, Q; Burke, E; Yan, YQ; Weisblum, B; Wong, GCL; Masters, KS; Gellman, SH*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136 (41):14530-14535; 10.1021/ja507576a OCT 15 2014.
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Aerosol Liquid Water Driven by Anthropogenic Nitrate: Implications for Lifetimes of Water-Soluble Organic Gases and Potential for Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation.
Hodas, N; Sullivan, AP; Skog, K; Keutsch, FN*; Collett, JL; Decesari, S; Facchini, MC; Carlton, AG; Laaksonen, A; Turpin, BJ.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 48 (19):11127-11136; 10.1021/es5025096 OCT 7 2014.
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Competition Studies Confirm Two Major Barriers That Can Preclude the Spread of Resistance to Quorum-Sensing Inhibitors in Bacteria.
Gerdt, JP; Blackwell, HE*.
ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY, 9 (10):2291-2299; 10.1021/cb5004288 OCT 2014.
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Simultaneous Detection of Distinct Ubiquitin Chain Topologies by F-19 NMR.
Shekhawat, SS; Pham, GH; Prabakaran, J; Strieter, ER*.
ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY, 9 (10):2229-2236; 10.1021/cb500589c OCT 2014.
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Enhancing Graduate Student Communication to General Audiences through Blogging about Nanotechnology and Sustainability,\.
Bishop, LM; Tillman, AS; Geiger, FM; Haynes, CL; Klaper, RD; Murphy, CJ; Orr, G; Pedersen, JA; DeStefano, L; Hamers, RJ*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 91 (10):1600-1605; 10.1021/ed500050d OCT 2014.
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BADGER CHEMIST CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
It's that time again   please submit news and updates for the 2015 issue of the Badger Chemist publication to me by Friday, Dec. 19. This issue will be mailed out to alumni and friends of the department in February 2015.
Anything noteworthy that has happened since the 2014 edition went out is welcome. News items pertaining to current chemistry students and department alumni (all years, all degree levels) are also welcome. Please note that submissions may be edited for length and clarity.
If you have any questions, or if you would like to review a copy of the 2014 issue, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Many thanks, Libby.
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WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP IN MEDICINE, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
Graduate Course offered in Spring 2015. Course involves review and discussion of research on:
     •    evolving perspectives of leadership
     •    evidence-based strategies for leadership in academic medicine, science and engineering
     •    research on gender and leadership
     •    unconscious assumptions about the behavior and traits of leaders and how these affect leaders
     •    approaches to counteracting gender biases in oneself and others
Credits: Variable, 1-3. Assignments include:
     •    1 cr for attendance, discussion in weekly journal entries and responding to course readings
     •    2 cr for attendance, maintaining a journal and writing a literature review or a research proposal
     •    3 cr for attendance, maintaining a journal, and completing a research project which results in a paper and in-class presentation
INTEREGR 650 meets with MEDICINE 650. Instructors: Molly Carnes, MD, MS, Anna Kaatz, PhD, MPH. Class  # 15487, College of Engineering (INTEGR 650) or Class # 31004. School of Medicine & Public Health (MEDICINE 650). For More Information, Contact Course Instructor: Molly Carnes, MD, MS, 263-9770 or mlcarnes@wisc.edu. UW Center for Women's Health Research, 700 Regent Street, Suite 301, Madison, WI 53715, P: 608.263.9770, F: 608.265.6423.
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ONE DAY WITH BASF: 3 DECEMBER 2014, ONLINE!
Our upcoming online event with the largest chemical company in the world, BASF. BASF is currently looking for Engineers and Scientist to join their team in China. The candidates should speak Mandarin and have 0-4 years of experience and willingness to move/live in China. Careers International is organizing an online event called One Day With BASF in which all the applicants will have the opportunity to watch a presentation and participate in a live chat with Engineers and Scientists from BASF.
To enjoy the Online event you only need a computer with an internet connection. To go to the event, click here: http://www.online.careersinternational.com/basf.html?utm_source=ODW_BASF....
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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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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (www.d.umn.edu/chem) at the University of Minnesota Duluth invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level. The position starts August 24, 2015. Appointments at either the Assistant or Associate Professor will be considered for an Experimental Analytical Chemist with research interests in one or more of the following areas: separations science, mass spectrometry, environmental chemistry or materials chemistry. Job duties and responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in analytical chemistry, materials and/or environmental chemistry, general chemistry and/or courses in the candidate's specialty; mentoring undergraduate and graduate research students; and service to the University. The faculty are particularly interested in candidates whose research interests demonstrate connectivity to and the ability to complement department-, college- and campus-wide efforts concentrating on experimental approaches to solve research problems related to materials science and environmental and fresh water settings impacted by industrial processes.
Assistant Professor Qualifications: The successful candidate will have earned a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related field from a regionally accredited university and will have post-doctoral research experience. Evidence of potential to develop a successful independent research program in experimental analytical chemistry is required. Also required is evidence of teaching experience, such as serving as a teaching assistant or instructor and the ability to communicate effectively in written form. It is desirable that the skillset of the candidate will include the ability to effectively communicate orally commensurate with the expectations for a University faculty member. Likewise, it is also desirable that the candidate demonstrate good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with diverse groups of students and colleagues. More than one year of postdoctoral experience is desirable.
Associate Professor Qualifications: The successful candidate will have earned a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related field from a regionally accredited university and will have at least one year post-doctoral research experience. Evidence of having established a successful, funded independent research program in experimental analytical chemistry is required. Also required is evidence of effective teaching, ability to communicate effectively in written form, and service at the college or university level. It is desirable that the skillset of the candidate will include the ability to effectively communicate commensurate with the expectations for a University faculty member. Likewise, it is also desirable that the candidate demonstrate good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with diverse groups of students and colleagues. More than one year of postdoctoral experience is desirable.
Salary: Negotiable. Terms of Contract: Regular 9-month tenure track appointment. Application Procedure: Please apply online via the Employment System at: http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=125506. A complete application must be submitted online and include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, summary of relevant undergraduate and graduate coursework (e.g. unofficial transcripts or list of course titles) (Additional Doc 1), statement of teaching experience and interests (Additional Doc 2), a research plan (Additional Doc 3), and a list of 3 references who will be sending recommendations (Additional Doc 4). Candidates should also arrange to have these letters of recommendation forwarded directly to the Chair at the address shown below: Prof. John F. Evans, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Minnesota Duluth, 1039 University Drive, Duluth, MN 55812, (email: umdchem@d.umn.edu; fax: 218-726-7394). Completed applications will be reviewed starting December 13, 2014 and will be accepted until February 1, 2015.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Postdoc Positions at Pacific Northwest National Lab. Aaron Appel and Michael Mock are looking for two postdocs to join their molecular catalysis group at Pacific Northwest National Lab, and they request your help through encouraging potential candidates to apply. One research position will focus on catalysis for N2 reduction and NH3 oxidation (with Michael Mock), and the other will focus on CO2 reduction (with Aaron Appel). Both positions will include synthesis, characterization, 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 303770.
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Biomaterials Postdoctoral Position Available at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is seeking a self-motivated post-doctoral researcher in biomaterials. The Ideal candidate will have experience in design, fabrication, and testing of novel biomaterials, particularly biomimetic scaffolds and membranes for tissue engineering and wound healing applications. Expertise in tuning hydrogels or electrospun biomaterials for specific applications is valued. Additional experience with 3D cell culture, stem cell culture/differentiation and flow bioreactors is preferred. Experience with relevant analysis techniques including mechanical characterization of materials as well as assessment of biocompatibility and cellular differentiation via gene expression, immunohistochemistry, and qPCR are preferred. Please email CVs to Dr. Brad Ringeisen at: (Ringeisen@nrl.navy.mil), Head of the Bioenergy and Biofabrication Section at NRL.
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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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DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE IN ROOM 1146.
NEXT NEWSLETTER IS ON DECEMBER 8th, 2014