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Seminars Fall 2006

All the seminars are at 4:45 pm in the Mellon Institute Conference Room, unless otherwise noted. Refreshments are served 15 minutes before the seminar begins.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Ray Schaak, Texas A & M University

Metallurgy in a Beaker: Nanoparticle Toolkit for Solid State Synthesis

Host: Catalina Achim

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Justin Gallivan, Emory University

Reprogramming Bacteria with Small Molecules and RNA

Host: Bruce Armitage

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Samir Farid, University of Rochester

Bond-Coupled Electron Transfer Reactions

Host: Bruce Armitage

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Ann Valentine, Yale University

Bioinorganic Chemistry of Titanium in Medicine and the Environment

Host: Catalina Achim

Thursday, October 26, 2006

David Statman, Allegheny College

What Happens When You Dye Liquid Crystals and
Student Centered Pedagogies: How Do We Teach Science Without Lecturing

Host: Eckard Münck

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Jay Winkler, California Institute of Technology

Energy- and Electron-Transfer Studies of Protein Conformation and Dynamics

Host: Maria Kurnikova

Thursday, November 9, 2006

Edward Fenlon, Franklin & Marshall College

Topological Holy Grails: Progress toward New Molecular Knots

Host: Bruce Armitage

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

4:00 p.m.

Carlos Simmerling, Stony Brook University

Understanding HIV Protease Inhibition: Computational Studies of Structural Dynamics and Drug Binding

Host: Maria Kurnikova

Location: University of Pittsburgh, Biomedical Science Tower 3 (BST3)

Joint seminar with University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Computational Biology

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Michael Hagerman, Union College

Laponite Nanocomposites for Solar Cell and Sensor Applications

Host: Bruce Armitage

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Nils Walter, University of Michigan

Single Ribozyme Molecules and Water — A Dynamic Relationship

Host: Subha Das

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Peter Tieleman, University of Calgary

Computer Simulations of Lipid Bilayers: Defects, Perturbations, and Bilayer Additives

Host: Maria Kurnikova

Past Seminars

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