Seminars & Events

<< Week of January 27 >>

Monday, January 28, 2019

Structural and Quantitative Biology Seminar

Seminar: Structural & Quantitative Biology | January 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall | Canceled

 James Berger, Johns Hopkins Medical School

 College of Chemistry

The end of the message: Mechanistic insights into the mRNA poly(A) tail machinery

Seminar: Structural & Quantitative Biology | January 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Lori Passmore, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK

 College of Chemistry

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Andrew Streitwieser Lecture in Physical Organic Chemistry: Mechanisms and Dynamics of Pericyclic Reactions - Homage to Andy Streitwieser

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | January 29 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Ken Houk, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

 College of Chemistry

This lecture will pay homage to Berkeley Professor Andrew Streitwieser by describing how modern computational methods, that he pioneered, now enable the understanding of organic reaction mechanisms in a time-resolved fashion. The study of timing of bond formation in pericyclic reactions will be described using quantum mechanics and molecular dynamics. A dynamical criterion of mechanism -...   More >

Effect of surfaces and osmolytes in modulating peptide assembly

Seminar: Physical Chemistry | January 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall | Canceled

 Joan-Emma Shea, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC Santa Barbara

 College of Chemistry

Intrinsically disordered peptides are a special class of proteins that do not fold to a unique three-dimensional shape. These proteins play important roles in the cell, from signaling to serving as structural scaffolds. Under pathological conditions, these proteins are capable of self-assembling into structures that are toxic to the cell, and a number of neurodegenerative diseases, such as...   More >

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Importance of Protein Dynamics for Kinase Activation and Inhibition: The Case of ERK2

Seminar: Special Seminar | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. |  Tan Hall

 Dr. Natalie Ahn, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Associate Director, BioFrontiers Institute, University of Colorado, Boulder

 College of Chemistry

Harnessing all-optical laser-scanning imaging for deep and large-scale image-based analysis

Seminar | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Kevin Tsia, The University of Hong Kong

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Studying cell populations, their transition states and functions at the single cell level is critical for understanding in normal tissue development and pathogenesis of disease. State-of-the-art single-cell analysis approaches have overwhelmingly been biomolecularly-driven (e.g. analyzing cell-surface protein and gene expressions). Despite their exquisite specificity, they remain highly variable...   More >

Economic Model Predictive Control for Closed-Loop Chemical Reactor Scheduling

Colloquium | January 30 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 James B. Rawlings, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Traditionally, scheduling and control are viewed as two related but
disparate engineering activities. For scheduling, the main decisions are typically discrete yes/no choices; the models capture only important discrete events and transitions but include many units; and, the objective is generally economic in some sense (minimize,
e.g., cost or earliness). For control, the decisions are almost...   More >

Friday, February 1, 2019

Magnetism in Amorphous Alloys: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Frances Hellman, UC Berkeley, Physics & MSE

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Most condensed matter textbooks start by introducing crystal symmetries and the periodic lattice as foundational to the field. Yet, it has long been known that the amorphous structure supports ferromagnetism, superconductivity, and a host of other condensed matter properties.

Superconductivity theory was famously expanded from the original Bloch wave pairing to be described as pairing of...   More >

Chemical Tools for Investigating Reactive Sulfur Species

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | February 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Michael Pluth, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oregon

 College of Chemistry

Reactive sulfur species, such as H2S and sulfane-sulfur compounds, play key roles in different (patho)physiological processes. In addition, these small molecules are also key targets for new donor motifs that function both as important research tools and pharmacological agents. Aligned with this importance, our lab has recently developed a palette of new donor motifs, including H2S- and...   More >