Seminars & Events

<< Week of February 03 >>

Monday, February 4, 2019

Dare to Repair: From DNA Chemistry to Cancer and back again

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

 Sheila David, University of California, Davis

 College of Chemistry

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Clayton Heathcock Lectureship: Studies Related to the ATP-Adenosine Pathway

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | February 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Terry Rosen, Arcus Biosciences

 College of Chemistry

Tumor cell death induced by hypoxia or chemotherapy releases large amounts of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) into the extracellular environment. ATP is rapidly converted to AMP (adenosine monophosphate) which, in turn, is converted by hypoxia-induced CD73 into adenosine (ADO). ADO suppresses immune responses, including those of T cells, NK cells and dendritic cells through activation of adenosine...   More >

Single Molecule Probes and Single Particles Probed

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

 Laura Kaufman, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University

 College of Chemistry

I will describe two projects in which we characterize complex systems – supercooled liquids and conjugated polymer aggregates – through single molecule or single particle fluorescence imaging. First, in supercooled liquids – systems that display behaviors consistent with the presence of heterogeneous dynamics – we investigate the time scales over which heterogeneities persist using “ideal” single...   More >

Simon-Kucher Partners Infosession: Careers in consulting

Information Session | February 5 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Betty Pio, Simon-Kucher & Partners

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Want to learn more about consulting?
Our Life Sciences Partners will be on campus to discuss projects they have worked on and to answer any questions you might have about a career in consulting.

Food provided and resumes accepted!

• Simon-Kucher is regarded as the world’s leading pricing advisor and thought leader.
• Life Sciences is one of our leading industry practices; we have advised...   More >

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Experimental design in an oligonucleotide synthesis factory using numerical simulations in Python and pandas

Seminar | February 6 | 1:30-2:45 p.m. | 775A Tan Hall

 Aaron Wiegel, Data Scientist, Synthego

 Department of Chemistry

Abstract: Regardless of the application, calculating a particular statistic and associated p-value is not necessarily the biggest challenge in designing an experiment, especially given the availability of open source software packages such as scipy and statsmodels in Python. Instead, ensuring that the assumptions required for a statistical test are actually satisfied by the data is far more...   More >

Encapsulation of metal nanoparticles within microporous zeotypes via hydrothermal synthesis in the presence of ligand-protected metal cations

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

 Trenton Otto, Ph.D. student in the Iglesia Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | February 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms. Audrey Reeves, Graduate Student for Professor Christopher Chang,

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | February 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Banruo Huang, Graduate Student for Professor Dean Toste,

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Friday, February 8, 2019

Discrete Microfluidics for More Efficient Pharmaceutical Compound Testing: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Melinda Simon, San Jose State University, Biomedical Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

In 2012, the declining efficiency and increasing cost of pharmaceutical research was noted in a phenomenon termed “Eroom’s law”, to distinguish it from the efficiency of “Moore’s law” in transistor development.

Though the reasons for this phenomenon are myriad and varied, the efficiency of drug development and commercialization could be greatly improved by the development of better paradigms...   More >

Neil Bartlett Lectureship: The close and loose relationship between Carbon and Phosphorus

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | February 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Manfred Scheer, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Universitat Regensburg

 College of Chemistry

Polyphosphorus units are an important class of compound and isolobal to carbon-based relatives. Because of the lone pairs at the phosphorus atoms, the five-fold symmetric cyclo-P5 ring of the pentaphosphaferrocenes [CpRFe(η5-P5)] enables the use of these complexes in unique supramolecular aggregations with Lewis acidic transition metal moieties to form unprecedented giant spherical molecules...   More >