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.

Monday,
August 26

Dr. Kamyar Afarinkia, King's College London, Asymmetric Induction by Chiral Phosphorus
 

Host:
C. Spilling

Monday,
September 9

Professor W. Dean Harman, University of Virginia, Osmium, Rhenium, and Molybdenum Dearomatization Agents for Organic Synthesis  

Host:
F. C. Pigge

Wednesday,
September 11 

Dr. Alfred Bader, Founder of Aldrich Chemical Company, Richard Anshutz, Achibald Scott Couper and Josef Loschmidt: A Detective at Work
 

Host:
L.Barton

Monday,
September 16
 

James J. O'Brien, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Intracavity Laser Absorption Spectroscopy of Small Molecules
  

Host:
J. O'Brien

Monday,
September 23

 

Cynthia M. Dupureur, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Biophysical Approaches to Metalloendonuclease Structure and Function

Host:
C. Dupureur

Monday,
September 30
 

Christopher L. Cahill, George Washington University, Open-Structured Actinide Compounds by Design: A Chemist's Interest in Mineralogy
 

Host:
N. Rath

Monday,
October 7
 

Todd L. Lowary, Ohio State UniversityGlycoside Syntheses via 2,3-Anhydrosugar Derivatives
 

Host: C. Spilling/ Demchenko

Monday,
October 14

Alexei V. Demchenko, University of Missouri-St LouisNew Methods and Strategies for the Synthesis of Ambiguous 1,2-cis Glycosides"

Host: C. Spilling

 

Monday,
October 21

Mark Hannink, University of Missouri-Columbia, Molecular Mechanisms That Control Nuclear Localization of Transcription Factors

Host:
D. Becker

Monday,
October 28

 

Graham R. Moran, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee4-Hydroxyphenylpyruvate Dioxygenase: Transition States and Tyrosinemia

Host:
C. Dupureur

Monday,
November 4
CANCELLED

Peng George Wang, Wayne State University-Detroit, MISugar Chemistry and Glycotechnology: From Research Laboratory to Industrial Production
 

Host:
A.Demchenko

Monday,
November 11CANCELLED
Thomas A. Holme, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Computers in Education and Research: Computing vs Thinking in Undergraduate Chemistry - What is the Right Balance? Host:
H. Harris

Wednesday,November 13
Begins at 3:00

Dr. Selwyn F. Mapolie, The University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa, Ethylene Polymerization Using Catalyst Precursors Based on Palladium Complexes With N-Donor Ligands.

Host:
G. Anderson

Monday,
November 18
 

Jonathan L. Sessler, University of Texas-Austin, Synthesis and Applications of Expanded Porphyrins

Host:
F. C. Pigge

Monday,
November 25

David Y. Gin, University of Illinois-Urbana, Exploring New Methods for Carbohydrate and Alkaloid Synthesis David Y. Gin, University of Illinois-Urbana

Host:. A.Demchenko

Monday,
December 2

Richard P. Hsung, University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, Stereoselective Methodologies using Chiral Allenamides and Ynamides 

Host: C. Spilling/
F. C. Pigge

Monday,
December 9

Stephen A. Kolodziej, Pharmacia Corporation, St. Louis, The Use of Parallel Medicinal Chemistry to Optimize Potency and Selectivity of Hydroxamic Acid-Based MMP Inhibitors

Host:
C. Spilling