Loyola University Chicago

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

2008 Chemistry Seminars

November 20, 2008
Dr. Ichiro Matsumura
Emory University School of Medicine
Title: "Artificial Evolution of Genes and Genomes"

November 13, 2008
Dr. Richard Bader
McMaster University, Canada
Title: "A New Theorem for the Electron Density: The Electron Density of an Atom in a Molecule Determines all of its Properties"

October 30, 2008
Dr. F. Peter Guengerich
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Title: "Interactions of DNA Polymerases with Carcinogen-damaged DNA"

October 23, 2008
Dr. Urban Bren
National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia
Title: "Microwave Catalysis"

October 16, 2008
Dr. Philippe Guyot-Sionnest
University of Chicago
Title: "Charging Semiconductor Nanocrystals"

October 9, 2008
Dr. Milan Mrksich
University of Chicago
Title: "Label-Free Analysis of Chemical and Biological Reactions at Surfaces"

September 25, 2008
Dr. Michael Caffrey
University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: "SARS Coronavirus Entry: Mechanisms and Opportunities for Antiviral Therapies"

September 18, 2008
Dr. Scott Reid
Marquette University
Title: "High Resolution Probes of Spin-Orbit Coupling and the Singlet-Triplet Gap in Model Carbene"

September 11, 2008
Dr. Julie Mitchell
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: "Computational Approaches to the Study of Protein-Protein and Protein-DNA Interactions"

August 28, 2008
Dr. Enrico Malito
Ben May Institute for Cancer Research, University of Chicago
Title: "Structural-functional studies of proteases: Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 Protease (HIV1PR) and Human Insulin Degrading Enzyme (IDE)"

March 27, 2008
Dr. Maxim Sukharev
Northwestern University
Title: Optics at the nanoscale: Coherent control of light and matter beyond the diffraction limit

March 20, 2008
Dr. Miguel Ballicora
Loyola University Chicago
Title: Functional evolution of starch biosynthetic enzymes

March 13, 2008
Dr. Andrew Gewirth
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title: Studies of Metal Surface-Molecular Interactions Relevant to Fuel Call Catalysis

February 28, 2008
Dr. Karl Scheidt
Northwestern University
Title: The Total Synthesis of Natural Products: Excitement, Challenges and Opportunities for Discovery

February 21, 2008
Dr. Marshall Eames
Loyola University Chicago
Title: Loyola's Sustainability Initiative: Where We've Been, Where We Are and Where We're Going

February 14, 2008
Dr. Ben Stark
Illinois Institute of Technology
Title: Multiple Roles of Vitreoscilla Hemoglobin (VHb) Including Involvement in the Oxidative Stress Response

January 31, 2008
Dr. Boguslaw Nocek
Argonne National Laboratory
Title: From structure to function. Structural studies of an amide bond forming F420-0:gamma-glutamyl ligase non-ribosomal peptide synthases from Archaeoglobus fulgidus

January 28, 2008
Dr. Jun-Hyun Kim
Northwestern University
Title: Inorganic-Organic Nanocomposites

January 24, 2008
Dr. H. Christopher Fry
University of Pennsylvania
Title:Understanding and Exploiting Metalloprotein Structure, Function and Reactivity

January 17, 2008
Dr. Yuemin Liu
Loyola University Chicago
Title: Effects of altered glycosylation on the structure of the cell receptor protein integrin-β1

January 14, 2008
Dr. Yuhuang Wang
Northwestern University

Title:Controlling Structure at the Nanoscale: From: Cloning Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes to Massively Parallel Dip-Pen Nanolithography