Seminars

Fall 2018
September

Silliman Lecture in Physical Chemistry

September 4, 2018

Professor Warren Beck, Michigan State University

“Quantum Coherence in Light Harvesting Proteins and Nanoparticles”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 111

Silliman Lecture in Organic/Inorganic Chemistry

September 13, 2018

Professor Galia Maayan, Israel Institute of Technolgoy, Technion

“Bio-inspired Cooperative Catalysis”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Johnson-Sessler Lecture in Physical Chemistry

September 14, 2018

Professor Scott Anderson, University of Utah

“Spectroscopy and Surface Chemistry of Individual Nanoparticles”

3:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Johnson-Sessler Lecture in Physical Chemistry

September 14, 2018

Professor Cynthia Burrows, University of Utah

“Sequencing DNA & RNA for Base Modifications, a “Next-Gen” Challenge for Organic Chemists”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Lecture in Chemical Biology

September 18, 2018

Professor Kate Carroll, The Scripps Research Institute

“Cysteine-Mediated Redox Signaling: Chemical Tools for Biological Discovery”

1:00 pm, West Campus Conference Center

Silliman Lecture in Physical Chemistry

September 25, 2018

Professor Alexander Barnes, Washington University, St. Louis

“Dynamic Nuclear Polarization and Electron Decoupling with Magic Angle Spinning Spheres for HIV Cure Research”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 111

October

Silliman Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry

October 2, 2018

Professor Ashley Carter, Amherst College

“Looping DNA with protamine requires multiple steps”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Silliman Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry

October 9, 2018

Professor Krishnan Raghavachari, Indiana University

“Fragment-based Quantum Chemical Methods for Calculating Accurate Energies and Properties of Large Molecules and Nanoscale Systems”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

October 11, 2018

Professor Maria Luz Lopez Rodriguez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

“Chemistry as the Helping Tool to Develop New Therapeutic Strategies”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Lecture in Chemical Biology

October 15, 2018

Professor Don Hilvert, ETH Zurich

“Design and evolution of artificial enzymes”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Silliman Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

October 22, 2018

Professor Smaranda Marinescu, University of Southern California

“Bio-Inspired Coordination Complexes and Polymers for Energy Applications”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Kirkwood Award Seminar

October 29, 2018

Professor Charles Lieber, Harvard University

“New Paradigms for Electronic Brain Science Tools”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 110

November

Silliman Lecture in Organic Chemistry

November 2, 2018

Professor Steven Malcolmson, Duke University

“New Strategies for the Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of Chiral Amines and Other Challenging Scaffolds”

3:30 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Silliman Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

November 5, 2018

Professor Brad Carrow, Princeton University

“Leveraging Polarizability and Electrophilicity in Catalysts for Challenging Coupling Reactions”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Silliman Lecture in Physical Chemistry

November 6, 2018

Professor Daniel Mittleman, Brown University

“Recent Advances in Terahertz Spectroscopy”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 111

Sigma-Aldrich Lecture in Organic Chemistry

November 8, 2018

Professor Noah Burns, Stanford University

“Selective Halogenation and the Study of Noncanonical Lipids”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

November 12, 2018

Professor Odile Eisenstein, Université de Montpellier 2

“Information About Reactivity From NMR? An Approach Combining Solid-State and Quantum Calculations”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Treat B. Johnson Lecture in Organic Chemistry/Chemical Biology

November 29, 2018

Professor Rolf Müller, Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland

“Discovery and Development of Antibiotics from (Myxo)Bacterial Secondary Metabolites”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 110

Sackler Institute Seminar Series

November 30, 2018

Professor Rommie Amaro, University of California, San Diego

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

December

Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry

December 3, 2018

Dr. Maxim Prigozhin, Stanford University

“New methods to reveal the nanoscale motions of macromolecules”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, Room 160
 

Silliman Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry

December 4, 2018

Professor Jiali Gao, University of Minnesota

“Mechanisms of Photoperception by Light Harvesting Complex II and UVR8”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, Room 160

Silliman Lecture in Organic Chemistry

December 6, 2018

Professor Dave Stuart, Portland State University

“Chemical Synthesis with Diaryliodonium Salts”

3:30 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, Room 111

Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry

December 7, 2018

Dr. Mikael Backlund, Harvard University

“Extracting hidden information from your fluorescence microscope: with applications to biological microscopy and more…”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, Room 160

Silliman Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

December 10, 2018

Professor Shane Ardo, University of California, Irvine

“Protonic Solar Cells by Sensitization of Passive Ion-Selective Polymers with Photoacid Dyes”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, Room 111

Silliman Lecture in Organic Chemistry

December 12, 2018

Professor Junichiro Yamaguchi, Waseda University, Japan

“Making Bonds by Breaking Bonds: An Unconventional Approach to Making Molecules”

3:30 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, Room 160

Boehringer Ingelheim Lecture in Organic Chemistry

December 13, 2018

Dr. Frederic Buono, Boehringer Ingelheim

“API Development Using Continuous Flow Technology”

3:30 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Boehringer Ingelheim Lecture in Organic Chemistry

December 13, 2018

Dr. Matthias Beller, Liebniz Institute for Catalysis

“Efficient Catalysis for Organic Synthesis and Industrial Production of Bulk and Fine Chemicals”

4:30 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 160

Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry

December 14, 2018

Dr. Caitlin Davis, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

“Protein dynamics: Connecting in vitro, in cell, and in vivo

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, Room 160

Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry

December 19, 2018

Dr. Brandon Greene, Harvard University

“Dynamic Control of Radical Transfer in Ribonucleotide Reductase”

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, Room 160

Spring 2019
January

Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry

January 15, 2019

Professor Ivan Dmochowski, University of Pennsylvania

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry

January 29, 2019

Professor Ranajeet Ghose, City University of New York

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

February

Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

February 4, 2019

Professor Connie Lu, University of Minnesota

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Chemical Biology

February 6, 2019

Professor Alex Grenning, University of Florida

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry

February 19, 2019

Professor Laura Gagliardi, University of Minnesota

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Silliman Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry

February 25, 2019

Professor Thomas Jaramillo, Stanford University

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

April

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

April 11, 2019

Professor Hiroaki Suga, University of Tokyo

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Berson Memorial Seminar

April 15, 2019

Professor Melanie Sanford, University of Michigan

Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Chemical Biology

April 18, 2019

Professor Brandt Eichman, Vanderbilt University

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Chemical Biology

April 25, 2019

Dr. Gisela Storz, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), NIH

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

May

Biophysics Training Grant Invited Speaker

May 3, 2019

Dr. Bridget Carragher, National Institutes of Health

4:30 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Room 110

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

May 16, 2019

Professor Ang Li, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Lecture in Organic Chemistry

May 23, 2019

Professor Sergey Pronin, University of California, Irvine

4:00 pm, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory