UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 6/10/2013

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVII - No. 19 June 10th, 2013

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IVE HERMANS ACCEPTS OFFER FROM CHEMISTRY
We're delighted to report that Ive Hermans has accepted our offer and will join us as Associate Professor in January. Many thanks to all who helped us in this effort. Ive is going to be an outstanding colleague! Welcome to Ive Hermans!!
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SNOUT OUT 2013
The 30th Snout-Out has been scheduled for Saturday, August 31st in Rennebohm Park (noon - 5pm)! As always there will be plenty of food, refreshments, and the softball tournament for the coveted trophy! Registration forms will be available over the summer but it is never too early to mark it in your calendar and to start preparing the softball teams !
Thanks! .... The GSFLC
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THE SCIENCE OF FLASHES & BANGS
Saturday Science at Discovery, with Bassam Shakhashiri and Rodney Schreiner. Saturday, July 6th, 2013. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. The forum at Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Http://www.SCIFUN.org. See the flyer for the show at: http://www.scifun.org/BZSPresentations/flashes_bangs_WID2013.pdf.
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SCIENCE AND FIREWORKS
Sights and Sounds for Independence Day with Bassam Shakhashiri and Rodney Schreiner, Featuring Mike Leckrone and Members of the UW Band! Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013. 8:00 p.m., Memorial Union Terrace. Http://www.SCIFUN.org. See the flyer for the show at: http://www.scifun.org/BZSPresentations/fireworks_flyer_2013.jpg.
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2013 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry
TBA
Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130
TBA
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SEMINARS
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Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 - Department Outreach, 8:00 pm, Memorial Union Terrace. Science is Fun, UW-Madison Chemistry Department "Science and Fireworks"
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Saturday, July 6th, 2013 - Department Outreach, 10:30 am, Discovery Building. Science is Fun, UW-Madison Chemistry Department "The Science of Flashes and Bangs"
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Friday, July 12th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Ning Jiao, Peking University "TBD"
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Friday, August 2nd, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Chulbom Lee, Seoul National University "Seminar"
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Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Chemistry Faculty, UW Madison "Faculty Presentations for First-Year Graduate Students"
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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 - Department Special Event, 9:00 am, , 9:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. "Faculty presentations for 1st year graduate students"
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Friday, August 23rd, 2013 - Department Special Event, 9:00 am, , 9:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. "Faculty presentations for 1st year graduate students"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Function-Driven Discovery of Neuropeptides with Mass Spectrometry-Based Tools.
Schmerberg, CM; Li, LJ*.
PROTEIN AND PEPTIDE LETTERS, 20 (6):681-694; JUN 2013.
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Fluorogenic Probe for Constitutive Cellular Endocytosis.
Levine, MN; Hoang, TT; Raines, RT*.
CHEMISTRY & BIOLOGY, 20 (4):614-618; 10.1016/j.chembiol.2013.03.016 APR 18 2013.
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Conformational Disorder Enhances Electron Transfer Through Alkyl Monolayers: Ferrocene on Conductive Diamond.
Ruther, RE; Cui, Q*; Hamers, RJ*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135 (15):5751-5761; 10.1021/ja312680p APR 17 2013.
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Quantifying Functional Group Interactions That Determine Urea Effects on Nucleic Acid Helix Formation.
Guinn, EJ; Schwinefus, JJ; Cha, HK; McDevitt, JL; Merker, WE; Ritzer, R; Muth, GW; Engelsgjerd, SW; Mangold, KE; Thompson, PJ; Kerins, MJ; Record, MT*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135 (15):5828-5838; 10.1021/ja400965n APR 17 2013.
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Hyperconjugative Interactions in Permethylated Siloxanes and Ethers: The Nature of the SiO Bond.
Weinhold, F*; West, R*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135 (15):5762-5767; 10.1021/ja312222k APR 17 2013.
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Lewis Acid Enhanced Axial Ligation of [Mo-2](4+) Complexes.
Dolinar, BS; Berry, JF*.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 52 (8):4658-4667; 10.1021/ic400275x APR 15 2013.
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Comparative Genomics of Cryptosporidium.
Mazurie, AJ; Alves, JM; Ozaki, LS; Zhou, SG; Schwartz, DC*; Buck, GA.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GENOMICS, 10.1155/2013/832756 2013.
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Glycopolymer probes of signal transduction.
Kiessling, LL*; Grim, JC.
CHEMICAL SOCIETY REVIEWS, 42 (10):4476-4491; 10.1039/c3cs60097a 2013.
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Self-Assembly of Gemini Surfactants: A Computer Simulation Study.
Mondal, J; Mahanthappa, M*; Yethiraj, A*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 117 (16):4254-4262; SI 10.1021/jp304933k APR 25 2013.
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Improving mammalian genome scaffolding using large insert mate-pair next-generation sequencing.
van Heesch, S; Kloosterman, WP; Lansu, N; Ruzius, FP; Levandowsky, E; Lee, CC; Zhou, SG; Goldstein, S; Schwartz, DC*; Harkins, TT; Guryev, V; Cuppen, E.
BMC GENOMICS, 14 10.1186/1471-2164-14-257 APR 16 2013
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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The Chemistry Department at Juniata College, a highly ranked, national liberal arts college of 1,500 students located in the scenic Allegheny Mountains of central Pennsylvania, seeks to fill a one-year visiting professor position in the area of analytical chemistry to begin August 22, 2013. This position is being filled temporarily due to the sudden retirement of a faculty member just after the end of the spring term. A national search for this tenure track position will begin in September and the individual filling the position temporarily is welcome to apply. The Chemistry Department has an innovative curriculum, a strong tradition of undergraduate research and a rich history of sending students on to graduate studies and productive careers. Further information about the department can be found at: http://departments.juniata.edu/chemistry.
The successful candidate will teach one section of a general chemistry lab (CH 232), a sophomore level analytical chemistry course with several sections of laboratory (CH 250), and an upper level spectroscopy course (CH 334). Candidates are welcome to engage in research with undergraduates but this is not required. Applicants with an earned Ph.D. and teaching experience are preferred. Given the short time frame please directly contact: Dr. Richard Hark, Chair of the Chemistry Department (hark@juniata.edu), to express your interest in the position. The following materials will also be required: 1) a curriculum vita; 2) undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts; and 3) two letters of recommendation from individuals who can directly comment on your teaching experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.
Juniata College will take positive steps to enhance the ethnic and gender diversity on its campus. The College commits itself to this policy not only because of legal obligations, but because it believes that such practices are basic to human dignity. AA/EOE.
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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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Laboratory of Molecular and Chemical Biology of Neurodegeneration. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland. May 25th, 2013.
Two post-doctoral positions in Chemical Biology are available immediately in the Laboratory of Chemical Molecular Biology of Neurodegeneration (http://lashuel-lab.epfl.ch/) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland (www.epfl.ch). The applicant must have a Ph.D. degree in organic/bioorganic chemistry with a strong publication record and demonstrated experience in at least two of the following areas; 1) organic synthesis; 2) peptide and chemical synthesis and semisynthesis of proteins; 3) synthesis of novel probes to study protein structure and function. Additional experience in protein biophysics and protein biochemistry is a plus.
We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic scientists with a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Chemical Biology. Candidates with experience and demonstrated track record in chemical synthesis and semisynthesis of proteins and working at the interface of chemistry and biology and encouraged to apply. The selected candidates will work on projects aimed developing novel tools and methods to elucidate the role of post-translational modifications in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Huntington's disease with spatial and temporal resolution.
The qualified candidate will benefit from working with a very dynamic and multidisciplinary group working at the interface of chemistry and biology, a highly stimulating scientific environment and competitive salary (annual salary, $82-90,000 depending on years of experience) For more information about our group, please visit our website (http://lashuel-lab.epfl.ch/) and review our recent publications (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Lashuel) Interested applicant should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three references to: Prof. Hilal A. Lashuel by email:hilal.lashuel@epfl.ch. Contact: Prof. Hilal A. Lashuel, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), SV-BMI-LMNN, AI 2137.1 Station 15, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland, or by Email: hilal.lashuel@epfl.ch.
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