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Chemistry Seminars Fall 2014

  • January 03, 2014
The Fall 2014 schedule for Department of Chemistry seminars.
Venue: CHEM 101 - 901 14th Street South at 11:00 a.m. (Thursdays unless specified)

Date       Speaker      Title
Aug 22
  Mrs. Kate Hayden, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry, UAB - FINAL DEFENSE
CHEM 101 at 10:00 a.m.
  Understanding Non-Helical Nuclease Resistant DNAs and Their Roles in TLR9 Mediated Cellular Invasion
Aug 28   Dr. Kurt R. Zinn, Department of Radiology, UAB   Molecular Imaging, Personalized Medicine, and the Importance of Chemistry
Sep 4   Dr. Jeffrey Albert, CEO and Director of Chemistry, IntelliSyn, Montreal, Canada   Fragment Based Drug Discovery (FBDD):  Emergence, methodology, and impact as a fundamental tool in drug discovery
Sep 11   Dr. Kathryn Kloepper, Department of Chemistry, Mercer University, GA   Participation strategies that improve student
engagement and learning
Sep 18   Dr. Jimmy W. Mays, Department of Chemistry, Univ of Tennessee at Knoxville   Advances in Thermoplastic Elastomers
Sep 25   Mr. Nathaniel Scull, Chemistry graduate student, UAB   Enzyme Design: Utilizing Computational and Directed Evolution Methods
Oct 2   Ms. Bing Xue, Chemistry graduate student, UAB   Celluloses: Chemical Modification and Applications
Oct 9   Dr. Jack Dunkle, Department of Biochemistry, Emory University   The structural basis for recognition and modification of the 30S ribosomal subunit by an antibiotic resistance methyltransferase
Oct 23   Dr. Peng George Wang, Department of Chemistry, Georgia State University   Novel Chemical Biology Approaches to Glycobiology
Monday   FINAL DEFENSE    
Oct 27   Ms. Thao Nguyen, Chemistry graduate student, UAB   Dihydrofolate reductase inhibitors-applications to Chagas disease and dental caries
        in CHEM 320 at 8:30 a.m. - Public Defense - private meeting to follow in CHEM 269
Wednesday   FINAL DEFENSE    
Oct 29   Ms. Samantha D. Hastings, Chemistry graduate student, UAB   Phosphorus-donor substituted transition metal complexes: coordination and alkene hydroformylation
         in CHEM 320 at 2:00 p.m. - Public Defense - private meeting to follow in CHEM 269
Oct 30   Dr. Charles Lake, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University of Pennsylvania   Resonant Diffraction, Rietveld Analysis and Charge Density. The Trials and Tribulations of the Solid-State
Nov 6   Mr. Robert Hammond, Chemistry graduate student, UAB   Proanthrocyanidin Function and Diverse Utility in Both Industry and Medicine
Nov 13   Dr. Amala Dass, Department of Chemistry, University of Mississippi   Gold Nanomolecules: Atomically Precise Gold Nanoparticles of Molecular Definition
Nov 20
  Dr. Yuping Bao, Ctr for Mat for Info Tech, Chem and Bio Eng, University of Alabama   Shape-controlled Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Bio-imaging
Dec 4   Dr. Martin Edwards, VP, Oncology, Worldwide Medicinal Chemistry, Pfizer, Inc
  Discovery of XALKORI┬« : a potent dual cMET / EML4 ALK RTK inhibitor - A Cancer Drug Discovery Case History