Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Seminar: Special Seminar | December 5 | 10-11 a.m. | Tan Hall, 775A/B
Amy Weeks, Ph.D.
Seminar | December 5 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall
Peng Liu, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
Due to limited mechanistic insights and the complexity of catalyst-substrate interactions, catalyst design and optimization in transition metal catalysis often rely on chemical intuition and experimental trial-and-error. I will discuss our recent efforts to utilize a streamlined computational approach to understand and predict the reactivity and selectivity of transition metal catalysts for... More >
"High Transference Number Polymer-Based Electrolytes for Lithium Batteries"/"Probing the Acyl Carrier Protein-Enzyme Interactions within Terminal Alkyne Biosynthetic Machinery"
Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | December 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Kyle Diederichsen, Ph.D. student in the McCloskey Group; Michael Su, Ph.D. student in the Zhang Group
Seminar | December 5 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Full-length alternative transcript isoform analysis with nanopore sequencing
Our group aims to understand the mechanisms of alternative RNA splicing regulation and splicing dysregulation in cancer. Short-read, high-throughput cDNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) has revolutionized our ability to profile RNA splicing; however, this approach cannot capture the full complexity of RNA... More >