Chemistry Seminar Program

Fall 2016 | Spring 2017

August | September | October | November | December

All seminars begin at 3:40 pm in Dabney 124 unless otherwise noted.
Refreshments will be served outside Dabney 124 at 3:30 pm.


Friday, August 19

Host: Chris Gorman

Eric C. Jensen, Eli Lilly and Company

"Challenges and Opportunities with Materials during Pharmaceutical Development"

Seminar Abstract (PDF) ]

Friday, August 26

Host: Denis Fourches

Sean Ekins, Collaborations Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Fuquay-Varina, NC

"Drug Discovery Collaborations for Rare and Neglected Diseases"

Seminar Abstract (PDF) ]


Friday, September 2

Host: Wei-Chen Chang

Pinghua Liu, Boston University

"Alkaloid biosynthesis: examples of iron-enzyme catalyzed C-S bond and endoperoxide formation"

Seminar Abstract (PDF) ]

Friday, September 9

Host: Phil Castellano

Harry Anderson, Oxford University

"Synthesis and Photophysics of Light Harvesting Nanorings: Flow of Energy & Charge in Porphyrin Arrays"

Seminar Abstract (PDF) ]

Special Organic Chemistry Seminar
Monday, September 12

Host: Christian Melander

Edward Turros, University of South Florida

"The Chemistry and Antibacterial Properties of N-Thiolated beta-Lactams"

Please Note: Seminar will be held in Dabney 220 at 4:00 pm

Friday, September 16


Friday, September 23

Host: Alex Smirnov

David Britt, University of California, Davis

"Mechanisms of Solar Fuel Reactions as Probed by Advanced EPR Spectroscopy"

Seminar Abstract (PDF) ]

Friday, September 30

Host: Walter Weare

Adam Hock, Illinois Institute of Technology

"How Organometallic Chemistry Solves Energy Problems"

Seminar Abstract (PDF) ]


Friday, October 7

No seminar, Fall Break

Joint seminar between departments of Chemistry
and of Plant and Microbial Biology
Tuesday, October 18

Host: Jonathan Lindsey

Martin Warren, University of Kent


Location: TBA

Thermo Fisher Scientific Lecture
Friday, October 14

Host: David Muddiman

Richard Zare, Stanford University

"Microdroplet Chemistry"

Seminar Abstract (PDF) ]

Please Note: Seminar will be held in the Hunt Library Auditorium at 3:45 pm

Friday, October 21


Friday, October 28

Host: Alex Smirnov

Sunil Saxena, University of Pittsburgh

"Cu2+-ion as an ESR probe of protein structure and dynamics"

Seminar Abstract (PDF) ]


Friday, November 4

Host: Phil Castellano

Daniela Buccella, New York University

"Illuminating Metals: Fluorescent Tools for the Study of Cellular Magnesium Homeostasis"

Seminar Abstract (PDF) ]

Friday, November 11

Host: Joshua Pierce

Peter Wipf, University of Pittsburgh


Friday, November 18

Host: David Muddiman

Erin Baker, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

"Increasing Molecular Coverage in Complex Biological & Environmental Samples Using IMS-MS"

Seminar Abstract (PDF) ]

Friday, November 25

No seminar


Friday, December 2

Host: Chris Gorman

Mike Gagne, UNC Chapel Hill

"New Catalytic Approaches for the Manipulation of Naturally Occurring Substances"

August | September | October | November | December

Fall 2016 | Spring 2017