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Seminars Spring 2009

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.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thomas Gray, Case Western Reserve University

Gilded Organometallics

Host: Catalina Achim

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Special time: 12:00 pm

Paula Diaconescu, University of California, Los Angeles

Reactions of heterocycles with electrophilic ferrocene diamide complexes

Mellon Institute Social Room

Pizza will be served 15 minutes before the start of the seminar.

Host: Catalina Achim

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Daniel Savin, University of Southern Mississippi

Organogels and Stimuli Responsive Micelles from Polypeptide-based Block Copolymers

Host: Bruce Armitage

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Rod Ruoff, University of Texas, Austin

Graphene Based Materials

Location: Mellon Institute Social Room

Host: Tomek Kowalewski

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Kurt Warncke, Emory University

Structure and Dynamics in B12 Enzyme Catalysis

Host: Michael Hendrich

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Paul L. Richardson, Abbot Lab

Protease Drug Discovery Tools Rapid Determination of the Primary Specificity of Proteases; Longer Wavelength FRET Substrates for Protease Protease-Coupled Assays

Host: Bruce Armitage

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Joanne Yeh, University of Pittsburgh Medical School

Structural Mapping of Glycerol Metabolic Pathway

Host: Catalina Achim

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Special time: 12:00 pm

Henning Sirringhaus, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Organic Semiconductors for Flexible Electronics

Host: Tomek Kowalewski

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Alexander Deiters, North Carolina State University

Light and Small Molecules as Tools for the Regulation of Biological Processes

Host: Bruce Armitage

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Samuel Stupp, Northwestern University

Crafting Nanostructures for Regenerative Medicine and Soft Electronics

Host: Kris Matyjaszewski

Thursday, April 23, 2009

George Wheeler, Columbia University and the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Alkoxysilanes and the Consolidation of Stone

Host: Paul Withmore

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Alexey Ladokhin, University of Kansas Medical Center

pH-Triggered Membrane Protein Insertion: Thermodynamic and Kinetic Aspects

Host: Maria Kurnikova

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Brad Chaires, University of Louisville

Uncovering the Energetic Basis of G-quadruplex Stability

Host: Danith Ly

Past Seminars

Other seminars in the Mellon College of Science