Chemistry and Biochemistry
Departmental News: Summer and Fall 2007
Departmental News Archives
Chung Wong has
received the grant "Anti-plague agents targeting YopH
of Yersinia Pestis", from the National institutes
of Health. It covers the period 09/29/2007 - 08/31/2009
for a total cost of $428,375.
Janet Braddock-Wilking has received a three-year grant
from the National Science Foundation for $343,000 to study "Novel
Metalloles Containing Heavy Group 14 Elements".
Wins 2007 Midwest Award (taken from Chemistry and Engineering
News, October 8, 2007, Volume 85, Number 41, p. 56) http://pubs.acs.org/isubscribe/journals/
George W. Gokel, Distinguished Professor of Science
and associate director of the Center for Nanoscience at the
University of Missouri, St. Louis, has been awarded the 2007
Midwest Regional Award by the ACS St. Louis Section.
The annual award recognizes outstanding achievements in chemistry in the
Midwest region and is given to a scientist who has made meritorious contributions
to the advancement of pure or applied chemistry, chemical education, and
the profession of chemistry.
Gokel has developed a new family of anion-selective channels that are amphiphilic
peptides. The compounds have been demonstrated to mediate chloride transport
in vital lung epithelial tissue. The work may lead to an aerosol drug delivery
system for cystic fibrosis. Gokel is also studying cation-π interactions
involving alkali metal cations. He has designed a receptor system that
can be systematically varied structurally, sterically, and electronically
to probe these cation-π interactions.
will receive the Midwest Regional Award
and deliver an award lecture during the
42nd Midwest Regional Meeting in Kansas
City, Mo., that will be held on Nov.
Announces 2007 Divisional Awards (taken from Chemistry
and Engineering News,June 25, 2007, volume 85, Number 26,
pp 57-58) http://pubs.acs.org/isubscribe/
New Investigator Award will go to Alexei V. Demchenko, associate
professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University
of Missouri, St. Louis. The award acknowledges outstanding
contributions to research in carbohydrate chemistry by scientists
in their first independent faculty position.
research is in the area of synthetic carbohydrate chemistry.
He received a Ph.D. in 1993 from the Zelinski Institute of
Organic Chemistry, at the Russian Academy of Sciences, in
Moscow. Prior to joining the University of Missouri, Demchenko
was a research associate at the University of Georgia's Complex
Carbohydrate Research Center, where he focused on the synthesis
of complex oligosaccharides for immunological studies.