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Seminar Schedule, Fall Semester, 2004


Sep 8

Wednesday

Chemical Elicitors That Regulate Plant Growth and Defense Responses. 
Dr. Paul W. Paré, Department of Chemistry and  Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Sep 15

Wednesday

Design and Synthesis of Novel HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors. 
Dr. Yun He, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Sep 22

Wednesday

Cluster-Based Approaches to Extended Systems. 
Professor Mark S. Gordon, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Sep 30

Thursday

Curriculum Development (not Reform) at the University of Michigan.  
Dr. Brian Coppola, Chemistry Department,University of Michigan
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Oct 6

Wednesday

Reactions with Dinitrogen Organic Species. 
Dr. Joachim G. Schantl, Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Oct 13

Wednesday

Unusual Reactions, Pseudopericyclic and Otherwise. 
Dr. David Birney,
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
Room 113, 12:00 noon



Oct 20

Wednesday

A Statistical Analysis Of Student Performance In Chem 1301:  A Progress Report for the Discussion Sections. 
Dr. Robert Blake, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Oct 27

Wednesday

A Nanoengineering Approach to Investigate Polyvalent Biochemical Interactions. 
Dr. Gang-yu Liu,
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis
Room 113, 12:00 noon



Nov 4

Thursday

HENRY J. SHINE LECTURE SERIES - Evolution of a Gram Scale Total Synthesis of (+)-Spongistatin 1: Challenges, Excitement, and Frustrations.  
Professor Amos B. Smith, III, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
Room 107, 7:00 pm 


Nov 8

Monday

Polymer Thermodynamics: New Insights from an Experimental Molecular
Perspective. 
Dr. Jeffrey L. White, Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Nov 10

Wednesday

WELCH FOUNDATION SEMINAR - A Synthetic Inorganic Chemist's Perspective on Materials Synthesis—Preparation of Tantalum Nitride Thin Films. 
Dr. David M. Hoffman, Department of Chemistry, University of Houston
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Nov 22

Monday

Analytical Technology for Space Exploration: The Challenges of Designing a Spaceflight Flow Cytometer.
Dr. Dimitri Pappas, Wyle Laboratories, NASA/Johnson Space Center
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Dec 1

Wednesday

Infrared And Raman Spectroscopy Of Natural Layered Double Hydroxides And Their Synthetic Equivalents. 
Dr. Theo Kloprogge, Inorganic Materials Research Program, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Room 113, 12:00 noon



Dec 2

Thursday

Design and Synthesis of Novel Conjugated Polymers. 
Dr. Malika Jeffries-EL, Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Dec 6

Monday

TBA.
Dr. Matthias Brewer, Department of Chemistry, University of California-Irvine
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Dec 9

Thursday

I. Synthetic Studies Toward Taxol: The Reaction Between Fischer Carbene Complexes and Chiral Dienynes.  II. Design and Synthesis of Octahydropyranopyrrole-Based Inhibitors of Mammalian Ribonucleotide Reductase. 
Dr. Michael Fuertes, Department of Chemistry, The University of Pennsylvania
Room 113, 11:00 am


Dec 13

Monday

Probing Biological Systems via Fluorescent Sensors, Glycoarrays and Enzyme Inhibitors. 
Dr. Michael Best, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla CA
Room 113, 12:00 noon

 

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