Loyola University Chicago

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

2011 Chemistry Seminars

December 8, 2011
Brandon Ashfeld
University of Notre Dame
Title: "Harnessing Masked Electrophilicity: Alternative Strategies for Selective Carbonyl Functionalization"

December 1, 2011
Tham Hoang
Loyola University Chicago
Title: "Copper desorption, bioavailability, bioaccumulation and toxicity to Florida apple snails (Pomacea Paludosa)"

November 17, 2011
Xioayang Zhu
University of Texas
Title:  "Exceeding the limit in solar energy conversion"

November 3, 2011
Curt Wittig
University of Southern California
Title: "Cold Water"

October 27, 2011
Alan P. Kozikowski
University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: "Creating Zinc Monkey Wrenches as Epigenetic Modulators - Chemistry and Biology of HDAC Inhibitors"

October 20, 2011
Thomas J. Greenbowe
Iowa State University
Title: Factors Influencing the General Chemistry Laboratory Course: Pedagogy, Computer Simulations, and the ACS Standardized Laboratory Practical Exam

October 13, 2011
Elena Rozhkova
Argonne National Lab
Title: Smart nano-bio materials within cellular machinery

October 3, 2011 - MONDAY 11:30am FH-129
Arieh Warshel
University of Southern California
Title: "How Do Enzymes Work and How Do They Not Work: Advances in Simulations and Computer Aided Enzyme Design"

September 29, 2011
Joseph Martin Bollinger
Pennsylvania State University
Title:  "Unexpected new catalytic capabilities of ferritin-like diiron-carboxylate oxygenases in biosynthesis of nitroaryl-containing natural products and diesel fuel alkanes"

September 22, 2011
Charlie Sykes
Tufts University
Title:  "An atomic-scale view of metal alloy surface chemistry"

September 15, 2011
Steve Huber
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title: "Emerging Role for Tyrosine Phosphorylation in Plant Receptor Kinase Signaling"

September 8, 2011
Amanda Jonnson
University of Chicago
Title:  "Dynameomics: A Database of Protein Dynamics"

April 28, 2011
Ronald Shepard
Argonne National
Title:  "The Use of Graphical Methods in Some Recent Electronic Structure Methods"

April 14, 2011
George Kenyon
University of Michigan
Title:  "Creatine Kinase: Structure and Function of an Energetic" and "Finding a Home at the NSF for Your Chemical Biology Proposal"

March 31, 2011
Nestor Zaluzec
Argonne National Lab
Title: "Revealing the Secrets of the NanoWorld:  Electron-Optical Characterization of Materials"

March 24, 2011
Dr. Saverio Gentile
Department of Pharmacology at LUMC
Title:  "Studying ion channels:  from sequence to con-sequence"

March 17, 2011
Dr. Diane Bunce
The Catholic University of America, DC
Title: "Challenging classroom myths about teaching and learning"

February 24, 2011
Dr. Quyen Hoang
Indiana University-School of Medicine
Title: TBA

February 17, 2011
Dr. Jeremy Schmit
University of California - San Francisco
Title: "What are the driving forces for the aggregation of proteins into crystals or amyloid fibrils?"

February 10, 2011
Dr. Nak-Kyoon Kim
University of California - LA
Title:  "Structure and function of telomerase RNA"

January 27, 2011
Dr. Jean-Francois Morin
Universite Laval, Quebec
Title:  "Preparation of Organogels Based on 1,3-butadiyne units: Toward New Soluble, Low-Band-Gap Polymers for Organic Electronics

January 20, 2011Dr. Hyun-soon Joy Chong
Illinois Institute of Technology
Title:"Aziridinium Ion Chemistry: Formation and Ring Opening Methodology and Synthetic Application"