Seminars & Events

<< Week of January 21 >>

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Marine Natural Products: Inspiration for Chemical and Biological Discovery

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | January 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Joshua Pierce, Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University

 College of Chemistry

Marine natural products often have complex structures and potent biological activities; however, little is understood regarding how their molecular structure correlates with function or what biological targets or pathways are involved. Through rapid and efficient chemical syntheses of bioactive marine natural products we are able prepare ample quantities of material to explore both...   More >

An active approach to the self-assembly of colloidal matter

Seminar: Statistical Mechanics | January 17 | 2-4 p.m. | 100F Hildebrand Hall

 Mr. Stewart Mallory, Columbia University Department of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

University-Industry Partnerships and the Two Cultures of Science: The Case of US Agriculture Biotechnology

Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | January 18 | 4-6 p.m. | 155 Donner Lab

 Professor William Lacy, UC Davis

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Friday, January 20, 2017

How Chemistry Can Revolutionize Electronics and Opto-Electronics: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | January 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Eli Yablonovitch, UC Berkeley, EECS

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Since the beginning of Solid State Electronics, with the invention of the transistor, chemical bonding structures have actually played the key enabling role. This lecture will outline how chemical bonds were critical for the computing revolution, the internet revolution, and are of great importance for the forthcoming energy revolution. I will try to answer the following question: What does...   More >

Mechanistic and Electronic Structural Insights into the Metallobiochemistry of Nitrification

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | January 20 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Kyle Lancaster, Department of Chemistry, Cornell University

 College of Chemistry

Nitrification, the oxidation of ammonia to nitrite and nitrate, is a key entry point for fixed nitrogen to return to the atmosphere as dinitrogen. Nitrification is the root of tremendous economic loss in agriculture as well as a major ecological hazard via nitrogenous eutrophication. Molecular details concerning the elementary, multi-electron chemical steps whereby ammonia is oxidized to...   More >