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Department of Chemistry Seminars Fall Semester 2015
Venue: CHEM 101 - 901 14th Street South at 11:00 A.M.
Day   Speaker Talk Title
August 24 - classes start  
9/10  Thu     Reza A. Ghiladi, PhD, Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University                                                                    - The Role of Porphyrins in Biology: From Protein Biochemistry to Antimicrobial Materials                                                                   

 Wed   JiaBei Lin, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry, UAB
(CHEM 320 at 1:00 p.m.)
- Examination of the Dynamic Assembly Equilibrium for E. coli ClpB
9/17  Thu   David Schneider, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, UAB

- Mechanism of Nucleotide Addition by RNA Polymerase I: How can we describe it and why should anyone care?
9/24  Thu   Daniel A. Savin, PhD, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida

- Bottom-up Design in Responsive Polypeptide-based Block Polymer Assemblies
10/01  Thu   Igor Alabugin, PhD, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Florida State University

- Three stories starting with a triple bond: Design of alkyne reactions for DNA-photocleavage, bioorthogonal click chemistry and construction of graphene nanoribbons
10/08  Thu   OPEN

10/15  Thu   Elfi Kraka, PhD, Department of Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Southern Methodist University, Dallas,TX

- Criteria for an active catalyst

10/22  Thu   R. Karl Dieter, PhD, Department of Chemistry, Clemson University - Synthetic Methods:  Serendipity and Design

10/29  Thu   John Pascal, PhD, University of Montreal, Canada - Regulation of Poly(ADP-ribose) Polymerases during the Cellular Response to DNA damage

11/12  Thu   Suzanne E. Lapi, PhD, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine

- From Nuclear Chemistry to Nuclear Medicine: Positron Emitting Radiometals for Cancer Imaging
11/19  Thu   James Shorter, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

- Protein Disaggregases to Counter Human Disease

(venue TBA)
  Karen G. Fleming, PhD, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Thomas C. Jenkins Department of Biophysics, Johns Hopkins University - Special Seminar Series: Outstanding Women in Science - Karen Fleming
December 11 - classes end