UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 2/18/2013

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVII - No. 7 February 18th, 2013

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JENNIFER SCHOMAKER NAMED SLOAN FELLOW
Assistant Professor Jen Schomaker has been named a 2013 Sloan Research Fellow. This prestigious award provides research support. Congratulations, Jen!
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2012 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

March 12th, 2013 April 16th, 2013
May 14th, 2013  

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

February 19th, 2013 March 5th, 2013 March 19th, 2013
April 2nd, 2013 April 23rd, 2013 May 7th, 2013

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Simon North, Texas A&M University "Roaming in the Dark: Solving the Complex Photochemistry of the Nitrate Radical"
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Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 - General Special Event, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy "Concert at Chemistry: Celebrating WISL Fellow Marc Fink's promotion to Emeritus Professor"
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Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Erin Carlson, Indiana University "Seminar"
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Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jeffrey Long, University of California, Berkeley "Carbon Dioxide Capture and Hydrocarbon Separations in Metal-Organic Frameworks"
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Thursday, February 21st, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Spencer Scholz, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, February 21st, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Justin Notestein, Northwestern University "Seminar"
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Thursday, February 21st, 2013 - Materials Science Program Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 Materials Science and Engineering Building. Professor Trisha Andrew, UW-Madison, Chemistry Department. "Small-Molecule Organic Chromophores for Optoelectronic Applications"
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Friday, February 22nd, 2013 to Sunday, February 24th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 4:00 pm, "Graduate Recruiting Weekend"
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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lauren Webb, University of Texas at Austin "Investigating Electrostatic Mechanisms of Biomolecular Organization and Function Through Vibrational Spectroscopy"
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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry - Seminar Hall. Professor Kate Carroll, The Scripps Research Institute Florida "Painting the Cysteine Chapel: New Tools to Probe Oxidation Biology"
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Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Suzanne Bart, Purdue University "Organometallic Reactions Mediated by Low-Valent Uranium: Examining the Roles of Alkyl Substituents and Redox-Active Ligands in Fundamental Reactivity"
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Thursday, February 28th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Brian Fisher, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, February 28th, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Clare Grey, SUNY "Seminar"
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Friday, March 1st, 2013 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Jim Skinner, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Hydrogen bonding in water: liquid, surface, clusters, ice"
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Monday, March 4th, 2013 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Jim Keck lab - Presenter and title TBA.
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Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Doug Barrick, Johns Hopkins University "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Thursday, March 7th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Adrian Amador of the Yoon Group, UW Madison "Organic Student seminar"
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Thursday, March 7th, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Eric Shusta, UW-Madison Dept. of Chem & Bio Engineering "Seminar"
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Friday, March 8th, 2013 to Sunday, March 10th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 4:00 pm, "Graduate Recruiting Weekend"
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Monday, March 11th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Ryan Steele, The University of Utah "Structure & Dynamics of Oxidized Water"
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Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Chinedum Osuji, Yale University "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. "Department Meeting"
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Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 - 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas Rauchfuss, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign "Seminar"
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Thursday, March 14th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Matthew Bogyo, Stanford University "Seminar"
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Thursday, March 14th, 2013 - Materials, Physical Seminar, 4:45 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jeff Moore, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign "Mechanoresponsive Materials and Self-Healing Systems"
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Friday, March 15th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jason Chin, MRC Lab of Molecular Biology Cambridge "Seminar"
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Monday, March 18th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Jeffrey Miller, Argonne National Labs "TBA"
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Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Chris Cappa, University of California - Davis "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Jacquelyn Gervay-Hague, University of California Davis "Organic Seminar"
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Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Burjor Captain, University of Miami "Seminar"
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Thursday, March 21st, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Valerie Winton, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, March 21st, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. James Hutchison, University of Oregon "McElvain Seminar"
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Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Ken N. Houk, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry "Theory, Mechanism, and Dynamics of Cycloadditions: Applications in Chemical Biology"
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Monday, April 1st, 2013 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Sam Butcher lab - Presenter and title TBA.
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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ken Dill, Stony Brook University "The Dynamics of Fluctuating Systems and the Principle of Maximum Caliber"
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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ekaterina Pletneva, Dartmouth College "Seminar"
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Thursday, April 4th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Stephanie Knezz, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, April 4th, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Walt, Tufts University "Seminar"
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Friday, April 5th, 2013 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Hans Reich, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Department Colloquium"
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Repeats every day until Fri Apr 12 2013. Thursday, April 11th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Ronny Neumann, Weizmann Institute "TBA"
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Friday, April 12th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Ronny Neumann, Weizmann Institute "TBA"
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Monday, April 15th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Spiridoula Matsika, Temple University "Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mathias Weber, University of Colorado-Boulder "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Armen Zakarian, University of California, Santa Barbara "Seminar"
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Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Todd Harrop, University of Georgia "TBA"
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Thursday, April 18th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Thom Smith, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Monday, April 22nd, 2013 - Chemical Biology, Department, Organic, Physical Seminar, 2:00 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Eisenberg, University of California, Los Angeles "Willard Lecture"
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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 - Chemical Biology, Department, Organic, Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Eisenberg, University of California, Los Angeles "Willard Lecture"
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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 12:10 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Erik Alexanian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "Organic Seminar"
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Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Julia Chan, Louisana State University "Seminar"
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Thursday, April 25th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Floriana Foarta, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, April 25th, 2013 - Analytical, Graduate Seminar, 12:15 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Clemmer, Indiana University "Seminar"
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Friday, April 26th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 3:30 pm, Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Grads and Undergrad students, UW-Madison Chemistry "Awards Ceremony"
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Monday, April 29th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Brad Pierce, University of Texas Arlington "TBA"
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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Greg Engel, The University of Chicago "McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry"
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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Derek Lowe, Vertex Pharmaceuticals "Organic McElvain Seminar"
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Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Arnold, University of California, Berkeley "Seminar"
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Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 9:30 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Larry Overman, University of California, Irvine "Abbott Lecture"
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Friday, May 3rd, 2013 - Department, Graduate Special Event, 4:00 pm, Varsity Hall II (Union South). Department of Chemistry Graduate Students, UW-Madison "GSFLC Poster Session"
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Monday, May 6th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Joseph Subotnik, University of Pennsylvania "A molecular interpretation of Marcus Theory from the Surface Hopping Perspective"
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Monday, May 6th, 2013 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Presenter and title TBA.
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Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carlos Vega, Complutense University of Madrid "Describing Water Using Computer Simulation"
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Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrew Borovik, University of California Irvine "Seminar"
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Friday, May 10th, 2013 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. James Yardley, Columbia University "TBD"
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Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 2:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael Marletta, Scripps Research Institute "Novartis Symposium"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Influence of Hole-Sequestering Ligands on the Photostability of CdSe Quantum Dots.
Tan, YZ; Jin, S*; Hamers, RJ*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 117 (1):313-320; 10.1021/jp309587k JAN 10 2013.
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Hydrogen Bonding and OH-Stretch Spectroscopy in Water: Hexamer (Cage), Liquid Surface, Liquid, and Ice.
Tainter, CJ; Ni, Y; Shi, L; Skinner, JL*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS, 4 (1):12-17; 10.1021/jz301780k JAN 3 2013.
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How innocent is thallium(I)? Corrected formulations of [Tl2Pd14(CO)(9)(PMe3)(11)][PF6](2) and [TlPd9(CO)(9)(PPh3)(6)][PF6] clusters previously reported as corresponding Au2Pd14 and AuPd9 clusters.
Mednikov, EG; Dahl, LF*.
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 49 (11):1085-1087; 10.1039/c2cc37959g 2013.
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Parallel Reaction Monitoring for High Resolution and High Mass Accuracy Quantitative, Targeted Proteomics.
Peterson, AC; Russell, JD; Bailey, DJ; Westphall, MS; Coon, JJ*.
MOLECULAR & CELLULAR PROTEOMICS, 11 (11):1475-1488; 10.1074/mcp.O112.020131 NOV 2012.
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Calorie Restriction and SIRT3 Trigger Global Reprogramming of the Mitochondrial Protein Acetylome.
Hebert, AS; Dittenhafer-Reed, KE; Yu, W; Bailey, DJ; Selen, ES; Boersma, MD; Carson, JJ; Tonelli, M; Balloon, AJ; Higbee, AJ; Westphall, MS; Pagliarini, DJ; Prolla, TA; Assadi-Porter, F; Roy, S; Denu, JM*; Coon, JJ*.
MOLECULAR CELL, 49 (1):186-199; 10.1016/j.molcel.2012.10.024 JAN 10 2013.
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Three-Dimensional Stress Field around a Membrane Protein: Atomistic and Coarse-Grained Simulation Analysis of Gramicidin A.
Yoo, J; Cui, Q*.
BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 104 (1):117-127; 10.1016/j.bpj.2012.11.3812 JAN 8 2013.
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Membrane-Mediated Protein-Protein Interactions and Connection to Elastic Models: A Coarse-Grained Simulation Analysis of Gramicidin A Association.
Yoo, J; Cui, Q*.
BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 104 (1):128-138; 10.1016/j.bpj.2012.11.3813 JAN 8 2013.
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Synthesis and biological evaluation of triazole-containing N-acyl homoserine lactones as quorum sensing modulators.
Stacy, DM; Le Quement, ST; Hansen, CL; Clausen, JW; Tolker-Nielsen, T; Brummond, JW; Givskov, M; Nielsen, TE; Blackwell, HE*.
ORGANIC & BIOMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY, 11 (6):938-954; 10.1039/c2ob27155a 2013.
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Comparative Genomics of a Plant-Pathogenic Fungus, Pyrenophora tritici-repentis, Reveals Transduplication and the Impact of Repeat Elements on Pathogenicity and Population Divergence.
Manning, VA; Pandelova, I; Dhillon, B; Wilhelm, LJ; Goodwin, SB; Berlin, AM; Figueroa, M; Freitag, M; Hane, JK; Henrissat, B; Holman, WH; Kodira, CD; Martin, J; Oliver, RP; Robbertse, B; Schackwitz, W; Schwartz, DC*; Spatafora, JW; Turgeon, BG; Yandava, C; Young, S; Zhou, SG; Zeng, QD; Grigoriev, IV; Ma, LJ; Ciuffetti, LM.
G3-GENES GENOMES GENETICS, 3 (1):41-63; 10.1534/g3.112.004044 JAN 2013.
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High-definition De Novo Sequencing of Crustacean Hyperglycemic Hormone (CHH)-family Neuropeptides.
Jia, CX; Hui, LM; Cao, WF; Lietz, CB; Jiang, XY; Chen, RB; Catherman, AD; Thomas, PM; Ge, Y; Kelleher, NL; Li, LJ*.
MOLECULAR & CELLULAR PROTEOMICS, 11 (12):1951-1964; SI 10.1074/mcp.M112.020537 DEC 2012.
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Characterization of DMSO Coordination to Palladium(II) in Solution and Insights into the Aerobic Oxidation Catalyst, Pd(DMSO)(2)(TFA)(2).
Diao, TN; White, P; Guzei, I*; Stahl, SS*.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 51 (21):11898-11909; 10.1021/ic301799p NOV 5 2012.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Postdoc opening at Pacific Northwest National Lab. Morris Bullock is looking for a postdoc to join the molecular catalysis group in the  Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis at Pacific Northwest National Lab, and we ask for your help in encouraging applicants. Our research involves synthetic and mechanistic organometallic/inorganic chemistry, and the current opening is for a project on design and development of electrocatalysts for oxidation of hydrogen or production of hydrogen. Expertise in the synthesis and handling of air-sensitive compounds is needed, and experience in electrochemistry would be helpful but is not required. To apply, please go to: http://www.jobs.pnnl.gov/ and locate Job ID 302195. Morris Bullock, Phone (509) 372-6589, e-mail: morris.bullock@pnnl.gov, Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis (http://efrc.pnnl.gov/ ), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999; K2-57, Richland, WA 99352. Http://www.pnnl.gov.
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