UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 9/03/2013

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVII - No. 25 September 3rd, 2013

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MARK EDIGER TO SERVE AS ASSOCIATE CHAIR
We're (delighted / ecstatic / relieved) to announce that Professor Mark Ediger has agreed to serve as
Associate Chair of the Department! Thank you, Mark!
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AVELINO PONTES NEW ACCOUNTS PAYABLE PERSON
Avelino Pontes started this week in the Accounts Payable position previously held by Paul Benedict.
Avelino's email is apontes@chem.wisc.edu. Right now Avelino is working in Room 1110. Sometime in the
next few weeks, he will move into the administrative suite in 1121. Welcome, Avelino!
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WELCOME TO PROF. CHRISTIAN HACKENBERGER
This fall semester we will be fortunate to have Prof. Christian Hackenberger, of the Freie Universität
Berlin,
as our Harlan and Margaret Goering Visiting Professor of Organic Chemistry.  Prof. Hackenberger
is a specialist in organic chemistry and chemical biology, and he will teach one section of Chemistry 343.
As many of you know, our department has a long history, stretching back half a century, of hosting
top-flight young European scholars as visiting professors.  
Prof. Hackenberger's office will be on the south end of the 7th floor of the Shain Tower (previously Steve
Nelsen's office).  You can learn more about his research at:
http://userpage.chemie.fu-berlin.de/~hackenbe/01home.htm. He will present a seminar on his research at
3:30 PM  on Tuesday 17 September ("Chemoselective Synthesis of Functional Peptides and Proteins").
We encourage everyone to welcome Christian to our Department, and to take advantage of his proximity
to engage him on topics of scholarly interest. Christian is very interactive and broad-minded. Welcome
Christian!!
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SNOUT-OUT NEWS
We had yet another lovely Snout-Out on Saturday, and we hope you'll join us in thanking the students and
others who worked hard to make this event a success once more.  GSFLC takes the lead and others help
as necessary.  The weather was very good, the food was plentiful, and everyone we saw was having a
great time.  GRATS TO ALL ON ANOTHER GREAT SNOUT-OUT!!
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2013 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Sept. 17, 2013 Oct. 8th, 2013 Nov. 12, 2013 Dec. 10, 2013
Feb. 11, 2014 Mar. 11, 2014 Apr. 15, 2014 May 13, 2014

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

Sept. 24, 2013 Oct. 1, 2013 Oct. 15, 2013 Nov. 5, 2013
Nov. 19, 2013 Dec. 3, 2013 Dec. 17, 2013 Jan. 21, 2014
Feb. 4, 2014 Feb. 18, 2014 Mar. 4, 2014 Mar. 25, 2014
Apr. 22, 2014 May 6, 2014 May 20, 2014  

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SEMINARS
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Sunday, September 8th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 5:00 pm, "Department Reception at ACS
National Meeting (Indianapolis)"
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Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 - Graduate, Materials, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 4:00 pm, 1800
Engineering Hall. Professor David A. Weitz, Harvard University "Dripping, Jetting, Drops and Wetting: the
Magic of Microfluidics"
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Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 - General Seminar, 4:00 pm, Chemistry Library. Ariel Neff,
UW-Madison Chemistry Library "Managing Your Citations with EndNote "
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Thursday, September 12th, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof.
Jim Weisshaar, UW-Madison Dept. of Chemistry "Super-resolution Imaging of the Transcription and
Translation Machinery in Live E. coli"
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Friday, September 13th, 2013 - Department Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Melanie Cooper,
Michigan State University "Discipline-Based Education Research: An NRC Report from an Emerging Field
ChemEd Series"
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Friday, September 13th, 2013 - Analytical, Materials Special Event, 5:00 pm, Hoyt Park.
"Analytical/Materials Picnic"
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Monday, September 16th, 2013 - Department Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315. Professor John Wright,
UW-Madison Department of Chemistry "Applications of Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopy to
Materials, Inorganic, Physical and Analytical Chemistry"
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Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry
Building. Professor Kenneth M. Merz Jr., Michigan State University "Free Energies from a Molecular
Printing Press"
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Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Christian
Hackenberger, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin "Chemoselective Synthesis of Functional Peptides and
Proteins"
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Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 - General Seminar, 2:00 pm, Chemistry Library. Ariel Neff,
UW-Madison Chemistry Library "Keeping Current with Chemistry Literature "
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Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Guy
Bertrand, University of California, Riverside "Seminar"
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Thursday, September 19th, 2013 - Analytical, Department Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor
Rob Corn, University of California-Irvine "Combining Plasmons, Nanostructures and Surface Enzyme
Chemistries for Ultrasensitive Bioaffinity Sensing"
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Monday, September 23rd, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Rajendra Rathor,
Marquette University ""Electron and Energy Transfer through Cofacially-Arrayed Molecular Wires""
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Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry
Building.  Professor Jorg Wrachtrup, University of Stuttgart "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Matt Sigman,
The University of Utah "Organic seminar"
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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Cliff
Kubiak, University of California, San Diego "Seminar"
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Thursday, September 26th, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof.
Joshua Coon, UW-Madison Biochemistry & Chemistry "Talk title TBD"
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Friday, September 27th, 2013 - General Outreach, 9:00 am, Discovery Building. Tracy Drier, UW-Madison
Department of Chemistry "Wisconsin Science Festival"
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Friday, September 27th, 2013 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Nobel
Laurate Roald Hoffmann and Prof. Marion O'Leary - Dean Emeritus, College of Natural Sciences and
Mathematics, California State University - Sacramento "Two Chemists in the Arts:Chemistry Department
"Super Colloquium""
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Monday, September 30th, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Bart Bartlett,
University of Michigan "Materials Seminar"
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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building.
Dr. David Osborn, Sandia National Laboratory "Following Isomer-resolved Chemical Pathways in
Atmospheric and Combustion Chemistry"
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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 2:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Julien
Papillon, Novartis "Novartis Chemical Biology Symposium "Discovery of Orally Available Aldosterone
Synthase (CYP11B2) Inhibitors""
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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 - Chemical Biology Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Michael Marletta,
Scripps Research Institute "Novartis Chemical Biology Symposium - "Nitric Oxide Signaling: From Bugs to
Humans""
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Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Lisa Marcaurelle, H3
Biomedicine "Organic McElvain - Dr. Lisa Marcaurelle"
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Friday, October 4th, 2013 - Department Colloquium, 1:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Vincente Talanquer,
University of Arizona "What Do Our Students Learn? ChemEd Seminar Series"
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Friday, October 4th, 2013 - Department Seminar, 3:30 pm, 2006 Pharmacy. Professor Eric Ferriera,
Colorado State University "Pharmacy Seminar"
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Monday, October 7th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Lecture, 2:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar
Hall). Professor Jack Simons, The University of Utah "Hirschfelder Lectures"
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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building
(Seminar Hall). Professor Jack Simons, The University of Utah "Hirschfelder Lectures"
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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor James Petersson,
University of Pennsylvania "Organic Seminar"
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Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 2:00 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building
(Seminar Hall). Professor Jack Simons, The University of Utah "Hirschfelder Lectures"
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Thursday, October 10th, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof.
Richard M. Crooks, University of Texas at Austin "Dendrimer-Encapsulated Nanoparticles: Synthesis,
Characterization, and Electrocatalysis "
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Friday, October 11th, 2013 - Department Seminar, 1:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Peter Mahaffy, King's
University College, Canada "ChemEd Seminar Series"
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Monday, October 14th, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Russell J. Holmes,
University of Minnesota "Talk Title TBA"
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Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building.
Professor David Sholl, Georgia Institute of Technology "Accelerating Technologies for CO2 Capture Using
Computational Screening of Nanoporous Crystals"
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Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Chae Yi,
Marquette University "Seminar"
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Thursday, October 17th, 2013 to Saturday, October 19th, 2013 - Department Outreach, 4:00 pm,
UW-Madison Department of Chemistry, "CHOPs Preview Weekend"
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Thursday, October 17th, 2013 to Saturday, October 19th, 2013 - Department Outreach, 4:00 pm,
UW-Madison Department of Chemistry, "PGSEC Preview Weekend"
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Monday, October 21st, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Seminar. Prof. Christy Haynes,
University of Minnesota "Talk Title TBA"
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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building.
Professor Carol Deutsch, University of Pennsylvania "Ribosome-Peptide Pas de Deux: Tunnel Vision"
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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Steve Martin,
University of Texas at Austin "Organic Seminar"
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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Wes Brogden,
UW-Madison "TBD"
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Thursday, October 24th, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Gloria
Sheynkman, UW-Madison (Smith Group) "Enabling the detection of protein variations through integration
of mass spectrometry and RNA-Seq"
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Monday, October 28th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Bldg..
Professor Michael Shirts, University of Virginia "Putting the statistics back in statistical mechanics"
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Monday, October 28th, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Phil Hustad, Dow
Chemical Company "Materials McElvain Seminar - Talk Title TBA"
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry
Building. Dr. Steven S. Brown, NOAA "The Changing Face of U.S. Air Quality: Summer vs. Winter, Urban
Smog vs. the Natural Gas Boom, and Why Chemical Mechanisms Matter"
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Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Connie Lu,
University of Minnesota "Seminar"
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Thursday, October 31st, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof.
William Murphy, UW-Madison Cell & Regen Med Center "Talk Title TBA"
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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building.
Professor Ashok Deniz, Scripps Research Institute "Single-molecule biophysics of protein disorder"
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Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Gregory
Robinson, University of Georgia "Seminar"
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Thursday, November 7th, 2013 - 11:00 am, Professor E. W. Bert Meijer, Eindenhoven Univ of Technology
the Netherlands "Ferry Lectureship"
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Thursday, November 7th, 2013 - Analytical, Department Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr.
Francesca Casadio, The Art Institute of Chicago "Analytical McElvain Seminar"
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Friday, November 8th, 2013 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor E. W. Bert
Meijer, Eindenhoven Univ of Technology the Netherlands "Ferry Lectureship Colloquium"
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Monday, November 11th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Bldg..
Professor G. Andres Cisneros, Wayne State University "Insights on AlkB family and DNA polymerase
enzymes from computational simulations"
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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Anna Mapp,
University of Michigan "Organic Seminar"
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Thursday, November 14th, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr.
Brian Frey, UW-Madison Chemistry, Smith Group "New Mass Spectrometry Technologies for Proteomics
and Applications in Tissue Engineering"
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Monday, November 18th, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Padma Gopalan, UW
Madison Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering/Chemistry "Talk Title TBA"
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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, "Department Meeting"
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36TH STEENBOCK SYMPOSIUM
36th Steenbock Symposium in Honor of the Life of W.W. "Mo" Cleland, it is a pleasure to announce that
registration for this very special event is open! Please plan to join colleagues and friends May 22 - 24,
2014, at the Overture Center for the Arts and register by February 28, 2014, to secure the early
(non-student) registration rate:
     •    Early Non-Student Registration - $225.00 by February 28, 2014
     •    Regular Non-Student Registration - $275.00 by April 15, 2014
     •    Student Registration - $200.00 by April 15, 2014
To learn more about the Symposium and to register, visit the Steenbock Symposium website, and feel
free to share this link with anyone you know who may be interested in attending. For guests traveling from
out of town, a block of rooms is reserved at the DoubleTree by Hilton Madison for $139 per night plus tax.
Our group rate is available through April 22, 2014, or when the block is sold out - whichever comes first.
Reservations may be made by clicking on "Accommodations" on the Symposium website.
If you have any questions about registration, please send an email to conference@cals.wisc.edu and
reference the "36th Steenbock Symposium." For questions about the Symposium program, please contact
Hazel Holden. For all other questions, please feel free to contact me: Catherine (Kate) Ryan, Graduate
Student Services Coordinator, Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IpiB), University of Wisconsin -
Madison, 1142F Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, Madison, WI 53706-1502, 608-265-2281.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Screw Dislocation Driven Growth of Nanomaterials.
Meng, F; Morin, SA; Forticaux, A; Jin, S*.
ACCOUNTS OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH, 46 (7):1616-1626; 10.1021/ar400003q JUL 16 2013.
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Silicon in a Negatively Charged Shell: Anions of Spirosilabifluorene.
Zabula, AV; Rogachev, AY; Guzei, IA*; West, R*.
ORGANOMETALLICS, 32 (13):3760-3768; 10.1021/om400419a JUL 8 2013.
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Robustness of Frequency, Transition Dipole, and Coupling Maps for Water Vibrational Spectroscopy.
Gruenbaum, SM; Tainter, CJ; Shi, L; Ni, Y; Skinner, JL*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL THEORY AND COMPUTATION, 9 (7):3109-3117; 10.1021/ct400292q JUL
2013.
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Visualizing Neurotransmitters and Metabolites in the Central Nervous System by High Resolution and High
Accuracy Mass Spectrometric Imaging.
Ye, H; Wang, JX; Greer, T; Strupat, K; Li, LJ*.
ACS CHEMICAL NEUROSCIENCE, 4 (7):1049-1056; 10.1021/cn400065k JUL 2013.
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A Path to Complex Carbohydrates.
Kiessling, LL*; Kraft, MB.
SCIENCE, 341 (6144):357-358; 10.1126/science.1241788 JUL 26 2013.
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Discovery of structural alterations in solid tumor oligodendroglioma by single molecule analysis.
Ray, M; Goldstein, S; Zhou, S; Potamousis, K; Sarkar, D; Newton, MA; Esterberg, E; Kendziorski, C;
Bogler, O; Schwartz, DC*.
BMC GENOMICS, 14 10.1186/1471-2164-14-505 JUL 26 2013.
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Cu/Nitroxyl-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidation of Primary Amines into Nitriles at Room Temperature.
Kim, J; Stahl, SS*.
ACS CATALYSIS, 3 (7):1652-1656; 10.1021/cs400360e JUL 2013.
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Inverse Pm(3)over-barn cubic micellar lyotropic phases from zwitterionic triazolium gemini surfactants.
Perroni, DV; Mahanthappa, MK*.
SOFT MATTER, 9 (33):7919-7922; 10.1039/c3sm51238j 2013.
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Copyright  © 2013 Thomson ISI
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Scientist. Discovery Analytical Sciences at Amgen in South San Francisco is seeking a skilled analytical
chemist to provide critical analytical support to Amgen's early drug discovery efforts.
Responsibilities: One key responsibility of this position entails development of chromatographic methods
for the analysis and purification of small molecules to support medicinal chemistry efforts. Additionally the
development of custom separation and detection methods to solve analytical problems encountered in
various areas of small and large molecule discovery will be required. Utilization of a diverse set of
instruments and technologies, such as but not limited to HPLC, SFC-MS, HPLC-MS, mass-directed
purification and preparative SFC is necessary. The successful candidate is also expected to actively
participate in research efforts directed at improving processes, applications and technology infrastructure,
from experimental design through implementation.
Basic Qualifications: Doctorate degree (completed or pending completion in 2013).
Preferred Qualifications: We are looking for candidates with a PhD and up to 2 years of experience with
an emphasis in analytical chemistry. A working knowledge of LC-MS is necessary. Practical experience
with SFC is desired. Familiarity with NMR is a plus. Leadership qualities such as excellent communication
skills and an ability to perform in teams are also essential for this position.
To view learn more about careers with Amgen and to apply for the above position please visit:
http://www.amgen.com/careers and search for  Job Numbers 21062BR.
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Technion International School, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, has an exciting opportunity at the
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology for top MSc and PhD candidates to receive scholarships for their
studies. Would be great if you can let your students know about this opportunity.
Our MSc and PhD programs in Chemistry (Chemtech) are taught entirley in ENGLISH. For Chemtech
Program website please click here: http://chemtech.technion.ac.il/. For Chemtech Program brochure
please click here: http://cts.vresp.com/c/?TechnionInternationa/6b10abe75d/df2b11a84e/a4287....
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology is ranked among the world's top universities and is Israel's
premier technological university and the country's largest center of applied research. Technion is also
ranked 38 in the world in the Shanghai ranking in the field of Chemistry and Technion's scientists have
won 3 Nobel Prizes in Chemistry over the last 10 years. Contact: Ariel Geva, Managing Director, Technion
International School, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Phone: 972-4-8293325, Email:

arielg@int.technion.ac.il.
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Ph.D. Chemist - Catalysis Group. ExxonMobil Chemical has an opening for a chemist in the
Organometallic Catalysis department located at our research facilities in the Houston, Texas area. This is
our industry leading polymerization catalysis group which now also includes non-polymerization chemistry.
The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic group of scientists responsible for the discovery,
development, and commercialization of "single site" catalyst technology applied to the chemical industry.
Requirements of the position are: Ph.D. in chemistry; Excellent written and oral communication skills;
Collaborative teamwork abilities. ExxonMobil Chemical offers an excellent working environment and a
very competitive compensation and benefits package. US citizenship or permanent right to work is
beneficial, but not required for consideration. Please respond to our search committee care of Steven
Brown at the address below (e-mail preferred):
steven.d.brown@exxonmobil.com -or- Steven D. Brown,
Organometallic Catalysis Search Committee, Global Chemical Research, ExxonMobil Chemical
Company, 5200 Bayway Dr., Baytown, TX 77522.

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Requisition: 2052210. Research Scientist. Agilent Laboratories, Agilent Technologies' central research
laboratories,
has an immediate opening for a Research Scientist with expertise in chemical synthesis,
purification and analysis of nucleic acids to work in Santa Clara, California. The successful candidate will
join an innovative, multidisciplinary team currently developing state-of-the-art technologies for multiplexed
chemical synthesis of nucleic acids. The position will be part of the Agilent Labs team which is continuing
to invent novel methods for nucleic acid synthesis to drive robust manufacturing of longer, high fidelity
oligonucleotide libraries for a variety of applications in life sciences including synthetic biology and clinical
diagnostics. We are looking for your talent and expertise to investigate and define processes for novel
chemistries and reagents and to work with an inter-disciplinary team to develop breakthrough
measurement technologies that leverage the novel chemistries. Key responsibilities will include operating
and maintaining a custom built array writer instrument designed for highly parallelized in situ nucleic acid
synthesis on planar substrates, and using this instrumentation to perform experiments to push nucleic acid
synthesis beyond current limits in terms of oligonucleotide fidelity and length.
Qualifications: MS/MA or PhD in Chemistry or Biochemistry, or equivalent. - 3+ years experience in
solid-phase oligonucleotide synthesis, using and trouble-shooting automated solid-phase synthesizers and
optimizing synthetic protocols. - 3+ years experience in the analysis and optimization of purification
protocols of oligonucleotides (RNA and DNA), e.g. via HPLC and mass spectrometry. - Demonstrated
success innovating and developing and/or utilizing new or emerging chemistries related to nucleic acid
synthesis and/or analysis. - Demonstrated knowledge of organic chemistry - Demonstrated initiative and
pursuit of successful collaborative research projects with interdisciplinary teams. - Knowledge and
experience in basic techniques of molecular biology including gel electrophoresis, PCR and sequencing. -
Strong problem solving and analytical expertise. - Excellent communication and teamwork skills. Desired
Qualifications: - Experience with the design, development, and/or troubleshooting of prototype
instrumentation. - Knowledge of modern fluorescent labeling and detection technologies - Experience in
nucleic acids enzymology - Hands-on experience manipulating and synthesizing RNA in an R&D
environment and practiced in anhydrous and RNAse-free lab techniques.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Chemistry - Assistant Professorship. The Department of Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis
seeks to make a faculty appointment to begin in the fall of 2014 in any area of materials chemistry. The
position is available at the assistant-professor level. The duties of the position include teaching assigned
courses, applying successfully for extramural research grants, conducting research, publishing research
results in peer-reviewed journals, advising students, performing assigned committee work, and
participating in appropriate university service. The development and maintenance of an outstanding
research program and excellence in the teaching of core chemistry courses at the undergraduate and
graduate levels are required. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree at the time of
appointment.
Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae and one or more concise research proposals. These
documents are to be submitted in electronic form as PDF (portable document format) files to:
search@wuchem.wustl.edu with the following in the subject line: "Materials Chemistry Position."
Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to search@wuchem.wustl.edu, with
signed originals sent to: Chemistry Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Washington
University, One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1134, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899, FAX no. (314) 935-4481.

Completed applications for the position must be received by 15 October 2013 to ensure inclusion in the
initial review. However, applications received later will also be considered until the searches are
concluded. Washington University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer. Individuals from
under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
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The Department of Chemistry at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for a tenure-track
faculty position in Inorganic/Organometallic Chemistry to begin in August 2014. Candidates must possess
a Ph.D. degree. Candidates will be evaluated on (i) their commitment to excel as a teacher and mentor at
the undergraduate and graduate levels, (ii) their potential to establish a vigorous, nationally recognized
research program, and (iii) their potential for meeting the UNH goal of creating an educational
environment that fosters diversity, inclusion and quality engagement for all. Demonstrated commitment to
supporting ethnic, gender and cultural diversity will be valued. Applicants should submit one pdf file
containing the following application materials to: chem.dept@unh.edu: a cover letter, a detailed curriculum
vitae, a statement of research plans, and a statement of teaching interests and philosophy. Applicants
should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted to the same address: Sam
Pazicni, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of New Hampshire, W110
Parsons Hall, 23 Academic Way, Durham, New Hampshire 03824, 603.862.2529 (voice), 603.862.4278
(fax), e-mail:
sam.pazicni@unh.edu. http://www.unh.edu/chemistry/samuel-pazicni. Review  of
applications will commence on October 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. The University of
New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. The University seeks
excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The University prohibits
discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all
underrepresented groups is encouraged.
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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, invites applications for a
full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We are interested in
candidates who are developing an internationally recognized research program at the interface of
synthetic chemistry with biology, medicine, nanotechnology and/or biomaterials. Candidates may be
interested in synergies with UVa centers of excellence such as the UVa Cancer Center, Center for Global
Health, Center for Membrane Biology, Keck Imaging Center, Center for Biological Timing, and many
more.
A Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in chemistry or related field is required, as well as a strong record of
innovative research and the potential for establishing an active and highly visible research program. In
addition to developing external funding to support research endeavors, candidates will be expected to
teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and provide service to the University, Department and
professional organizations. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2013 and the position will
remain open until filled. The appointment start date will begin August 25, 2014.
To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu) and
electronically attach the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests (3 - 5
pages including concise descriptions of proposed research) and the names and contact information for at
least three referees. Questions regarding the application process should be emailed to:
chembio2013@virginia.edu.
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University of California. The Department of Chemistry in the Division of Mathematical and Physical
Sciences and the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine of the School of Medicine seek to fill
a joint tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Chemical Biology involving research in
biological chemistry that can translate into biomedical research applications.
Candidates must possess the degree of PhD, MD, MD/PhD or equivalent and show exceptional scientific
creativity and productivity. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a high
quality extramurally funded research program, to demonstrate excellence in the teaching of graduate and
undergraduate students and medical students, and possess the ability and desire to interact and
collaborate with members of other departments inside and outside the basic sciences. Fields of particular
interest include but are not limited to molecular imaging, theranostics, and new chemistry for biomedical
science.
Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of three references, and a
concise research plan to:
https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00102. This position will be "Open Until
Filled", but for full consideration applications should be completed by October 31, 2013. The University of
California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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The Departments of Chemistry and Astronomy at the University of Virginia invite applicants for a joint
tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position. We seek candidates dedicated to our mission and
passionate about teaching in a world-class institution. Candidates will teach in chemistry or astronomy,
and conduct research in the interdisciplinary field of astrochemistry, with interests in physical chemistry
(theoretical or experimental) as well as in molecular astronomy. The candidate will be expected to build
upon the current research interests of members of the chemistry and astronomy departments as well as
scientists at the nearby National Radio Astronomy Observatory. The home department for purposes of
tenure will be decided at the time of hiring.
In addition to developing external funding to support research endeavors, candidates will be expected to
teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and provide service to the University, Department/s, and
professional organizations. Review of applications will begin September 20, 2013. The appointment will
begin on August 25, 2014. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in a relevant field and have postdoctoral
experience at the time of application. A strong record of interdisciplinary research is desirable.
To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu),
search on posting number 0612637, and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest
describing research and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest, and
contact information for three references. Questions regarding the application in JOBS@UVa should be
directed to Valerie Dudding, 434-924-4360,
vnh6y@virginia.edu.
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