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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.


Fall 2005

Monday,
August 22
Harold Harris, UMSL
Science Education From Here to There: Innovation in the Teaching of Chemistry Locally and Nationally
Host:
C. Spilling
Monday,
August 29
ACS National Meeting  
Monday, 
September 5 
Holiday  
Monday,
September 12
Tony Mannino, Mallinckrodt
What's in a Pill
Host:
C. Spilling
Monday,
September 19
Matt McIntosh, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville 
Progress toward the Synthesis of the Eunicellin Diterpenes
Host:
C. Spilling
Monday,
September 26
Shuqun Zhang, University of Missouri
MAP Kinases in Plant Signaling: biochemistry meets genetics
Host:
C. Wong
Monday,
October 3
David Lewis, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 
Fiat Lux: One Role of a Synthetic Organic Chemist in Molecular Biology
Host:
C. Spilling
Monday,
October 10
Bijan Khazai, Manager of Technologies, Sentor Technologies Inc. 
Materials in Perspective: From Big Bang to Designed Intelligence
Host:
L. Barton
Monday,
October 17
Carl Lovely, University of Texas-Arlington 
New Methods in Heterocycle Synthesis-Approaches to the Oroidin Family of Marine Alkaloids
Host:
C. Spilling
Monday,
October 24 
Carol Post, Purdue University 
Structural Plasticity in Signaling from NMR and Computational Studies
Host:
C. Wong
Monday,
October 31
Christopher Hamaker, Illinois State 
Synthesis and Coordination Chemistry of New Sulfur-Containing Mixed-Donor Ligands
Host:
J. Wilking
Monday,
November 7
Vladimir Birman, Washington University 
Design, Development and Applications of a New Class of Enantioselective Acyl Transfer Catalysts
Host:
C. Spilling
Monday,
November 14
Honggao Yan, Michigan State University 
Role of Conformational Dynamics in Enzymatic Catalysis - A Tale of 6-Hydroxymethyl-7,8-dihydropterin Pyrophosphokinase
Host:
C. Dupureur
Monday,
November 21
Fall Break  
Monday,
November 28
David Mootoo, City University of New York 
Carbohydrates:  Templates for the Discovery of New Synthetic Methodologies
Host:
A. Demchenko
Monday,
December 5
Shelley Minteer, St. Louis University 
Designing Enzyme Immobilization Architectures for Electrodes Using Micellar Polymers
Host:
K. Stine