Seminars & Events

<< Week of November 25 >>

Monday, November 26, 2018

Being an Academic at a Major University: Research and Beyond

Seminar | November 26 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Prof. Richmond Sarpong, UC Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Topic TBD

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Faculty Candidate Seminar: Precision Measurements and Control of Single Molecules in Free Solution

Seminar: Special Seminar | November 27 | 10-11 a.m. | Tan Hall, 775A/B

 Allison Squires, Ph.D.

 College of Chemistry

By looking at molecules as individuals, single-molecule experiments can provide rich details that
complement and deepen our understanding from bulk measurements. The ultimate goal of most singlemolecule
techniques is to reveal population-level or time-dependent heterogeneity in a system of interest
by directly monitoring individual particles in a near-native environment. However, confining a...   More >

Chemistry for Exploring the Brain: Fluorescent Probes, Engineered Enzymes, and Bioorthogonal Reactions

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | November 27 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Scott Laughlin, Department of Chemistry, Stony Brook University

 College of Chemistry

The brains of even simple organisms can do amazing things, but the brain’s complexity makes understanding exactly how it works incredibly challenging. My lab focuses on using chemistry to understand the architecture of the brain's functional units called neural circuits. I discuss projects for developing chemical tools that enable visualization of astrocytes and neuron-interacting astrocytes in...   More >

Using molecular dynamics simulations to understand organization in living systems

Seminar: Physical Chemistry | November 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Aaron Dinner, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago

 College of Chemistry

The basic units of living systems are cells. A fundamental strategy that cells use to control processes is to organize molecular interactions in space and time. While this can appear to involve daunting numbers of molecules, certain cell-like dynamics can now be reconstituted in vitro from small numbers of purified molecular components. These self-organizing systems present opportunities for...   More >

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Faculty Candidate Seminar: Probing cellular RNAs in time and space

Seminar: Special Seminar | November 28 | 10-11 a.m. | Tan Hall, 775A/B

 Xiao Wang, Ph.D.

 College of Chemistry

Tissue Inspired Hydrogel Design

Seminar | November 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Shelly R. Peyton, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Improved in vitro models are needed to better understand cancer progression and bridge the gap between in vitro proof-of-concept studies, in vivo validation, and clinical application. Many methods exist to create biomaterial platforms, including hydrogels, which we use to study cells in contexts more akin to what they experience in vivo. Our lab has multiple approaches to create such...   More >

"Advanced Control of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jets for Plasma Medicine"/"Designing Catalytic Environments Beyond the Active Center: Crystalline 2-Dimensional Zeotypes versus Amorphous Silica as Supports"

Colloquium: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium | November 28 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Dogan Gidon, Ph.D. student in the Graves Group and Mesbah Group; Nicolas Gross-Giordano, Ph.D. student in the Katz Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Faculty Candidate Seminar: Chemical biology approaches to investigating protein glycation and manipulating protein folding

Seminar: Special Seminar | November 29 | 10-11 a.m. | Tan Hall, 775A/B

 Tina Wang, Ph.D.

 College of Chemistry

Friday, November 30, 2018

Faculty Candidate Seminar: Expanding the Elements of Life by Directed Protein Evolution

Seminar: Special Seminar | November 30 | 10-11 a.m. | Tan Hall, 775A/B

 Jenny Kan, Ph.D.

 College of Chemistry

Designing molecular and nanoscale materials for bottom-up control of magnetism

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | November 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Jeffrey Rinehart, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC San Diego

 College of Chemistry

Magnetic applications are ubiquitous in modern technology, yet the available materials are relatively limited in number and tunability. Bottom-up design is therefore appealing as it offers the possibility of atomic-level understanding and customization. Magnetic properties, however, often translate poorly between atomic, molecular, nano, and bulk scales. In this seminar, I will discuss our...   More >