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Visiting Speaker Seminar Programs

Seminars are held on Mondays at 4:00 pm in Room 451 Benton Hall, unless otherwise specified. Refreshments 15 minutes prior to seminar time. Seminars are typically attended by faculty, postdocs, and graduate students from all divisions, as well as undergraduate chemistry majors in their senior year.


Winter/Spring 2012

Monday,
January 16
Holiday Host:
Monday,
January 23
Amit Basu, Brown University "Probing carbohydrate-carbohydrate interactions with multivalent glycoconjugates" Host:
A. Demchenko
Monday,
January 30
Courtney Aldrich, University of Minnesota "Design of Antibacterial Agents that Inhibit Siderophore Biosynthesis" Host:
C. Wong
Monday,
February 6
Rory Waterman, University of Vermont "Zirconium Mediated Bond Formation: Molecules, Materials, and Methods"
Host:
E. Bauer
Monday,
February 13
George Christou, University of Florida "Manganese Carboxylate Chemistry: From Molecules as Nanoscale Magnets, to Models of the Photosynthetic Water Oxidation Center" Host:
S. Holmes
Monday,
February 20
Michael Fried, University of Kentucky, College of Medicine "Substrate Interactions of a Human DNA Alkyltransferase" Host:
C. Dupureur
Monday,
February 27
Georgii Nikonov, Brock University "Chemoselective Catalytic Reduction of Nitriles, Pyridines, and Acyl Chlorides (How to Turn a Curiosity into Catalysis)" Host:
J. Braddock-Wilking
Monday,
March 5
Colleen Scott, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale "Development of Silicon Containing Fluorescent Biosensors" Host:
J. Braddock-Wilking
Monday,
March 12
Lillian Chong, University of Pittsburgh "Molecular simulations of protein binding events" Host:
C. Wong
Monday,
March 19
15th Annual Robert W. Murray Lecture
Valentino J. Stella, University Distinguished Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansas
"The Case for Prodrugs"
Host:
L. Barton
Monday,
March 26
Spring Break Host:
Monday,
April 2
Francesco Peri, University of Milano-Bicocca "Exploring biology with small organic molecules: new sugar-derived compounds targeting the LPS/TLR4 signaling in humans" Host:
A. Demchenko
Monday,
April 9
Colleen Jonsson, University of Louisville
"Strategies to discover small molecules as probes for biological systems and drug discovery" 
Host:
L. Barton
Monday,
April 16
Carol Deakyne, University of Missouri-Columbia Host:
J. Chickos
Monday,
April 23
Grad Research Fair
Host:
Monday,
April 30
25th Annual Distinguished Alumni Lecture
Steven A. Kolodziej
Host:
L. Barton
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