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  1. Week of March 31, 2015

    1. Tuesday, March 31, 2015

      1. 2:30 pmFINAL DEFENSE: Irisbel Guzman Sanchez (Gruebele lab) - KINETICS AND THERMODYNAMICS OF PROTEIN-RNA INTERACTIONS AND PROTEIN FOLDING IN VITRO AND IN CELLS

        B124 CLSL

      2. 4:00 pm

        Dr. Olivia Lee, Dr. Jennifer Howell and Dr. Stanley Eey


        C.S. Marvel Postdoc Symposium: Dr. Olivia Lee, UIUC, "Poly(vinyl carbonate sulfone)s with tunable thermal depolymerization for transient electronic packaging", Dr. Jennifer Howell, UIUC, "Generation of Molecular Complexity via General Allylic C—H Alkylation with Tertiary Nucleophiles", and Dr. Stanley Eey, UIUC, "Catalytic, Stereospecific Syn-Dichlorination of Alkenes"

        116 Roger Adams Laboratory

  2. Week of April 1, 2015

    1. Wednesday, April 1, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmPeiwen Wu (Lu Lab) - "Imaging of intracellular Na+ with a sodium-specific DNAzyme"

        116 RAL

      2. 4:00 pmRanjani Murali (Gennis Lab) - Denitrification in Rhodothermus marinus and the novel nitric oxide reductase

        116 RAL

      3. 4:15 pm  

        Reception immediately following lecture in Chemistry Library, 170 Noyes Lab

        Prof. A. Paul Alivisatos
        Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
        Samsung Distinguished Professor of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of California, Berkeley
        Director, Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute at Berkeley


        2015 Aldrich Lecture - Prof. A. Paul Alivisatos, Director Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, "Leaky Quantum Dots and the Use of Quantum Dots for Solar Energy Harvesting"

        100 Noyes Lab

    2. Thursday, April 2, 2015

      1. 10:00 am  

        Final Defense, Prof. Andrew Gewirth, Advisor

        Mr. Christopher Barile, UIUC, "Design and Characterization of Advanced Battery Technologies and Mechanistic Studies of the Oxygen Reduction Reaction for Fuel Cells"

        171 Roger Adams Lab

      2. 12:00 pm  

        Final Defense, Prof. Thomas Dunning, Advisor

        Mr. Tyler Takeshita, UIUC, "General Method for the Development of Models of Electronic Structure and Bonding: Covalent Bonds, Recoupled Pair Bonds and Through-Pair Interactions"

        A446 Chemistry and Life Sciences Lab

      3. 1:15 pmFINAL DEFENSE: Young Ahn (Gennis Lab) - BIOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF C-FAMILY HEME COPPER OXYGEN REDUCTASES

        Room 333 Burrill Hall

      4. 4:00 pm  

        Materials Chemistry

        Prof. Eugene Zubarev, Rice University, "Evaporative Self-Assembly as a Powerful Tool for Creating Functional Superstructures"

        217 Noyes Lab

    3. Friday, April 3, 2015

      1. 10:00 am  

        Advisor: Professor Wilfred van der Donk

        Ms. Weixing Tang


        Ms. Weixin Tang, Final Defense, UIUC, "Mechanistic Studies of Lanthipeptide Biosynthesis"

        162 Noyes Lab

      2. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

        Dr. Neha Garg


        Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Neha Garg (2014 Anne A. Johnson Work Award Seminar), "Microbial natural products in human health and disease"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)

      3. 1:00 pm  

        Final Defense, Prof. Thomas Dunning, Advisor

        Ms. Lu Xu, UIUC, "Theoretical and Computational Investigations of the Electron and Spin Correlation in Chemical Bonds"

        B124 Chemistry and Life Sciences Lab

      4. 1:30 pmFINAL DEFENSE: Zhanar Abil (Zhao Lab) - Study and Engineering of Nucleic Acid-Binding Repeat Protiens

        117 Roger Adams lab (RAL)

      5. 2:00 pm

        Cristina Marchetti, Syracuse University


        Biological Physics Seminar (CPLC): "Collective Mechanics of Epithelial Cell Layers"

        144 Loomis

      6. 2:00 pm  

        Final Defense, Prof. Tom Rauchfuss, Advisor

        Ms. Olbelina Ulloa, UIUC, "Synthesis, Spectroscopy, and Electrochemistry of Hydrogenase Mimics"

        161 Noyes Lab

  3. Week of April 5, 2015

    1. Monday, April 6, 2015

      1. 12:00 pmGraduate Student Appreciation Week: Free Pizza Party

        Atrium of CLSL A

      2. 1:30 pm  

        Final Defense, Prof. Martin Gruebele, Advisor

        Ms. Lea Nienhaus, UIUC, "Single Molecule Optical Absorption Spectroscopy at Room Temperature Detected by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy"

        2269 Beckman Institute

      3. 4:00 pm

        Professor Jennifer Shomaker


        Professor Jennifer Shomaker, University of WI, Madison, "New Approaches to Selective and Tunable Aminations"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

    2. Tuesday, April 7, 2015

      1. 2:00 pm  

        Final Defense, Prof. Greg Girolami, Advisor

        Mr. Joseph Macor, UIUC, "On the Coordination Chemistry of Pentavalent (σ4, λ5) Phosphorus"

        B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab

      2. 4:00 pm  

        CHEM 535 Lit Seminar

        Mr. Bradley Nakumura


        Mr. Bradley Nakumura, UIUC, "Chemical Synthesis of Homogeneous Glycoproteins"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

      3. 7:00 pmGraduate Student Appreciation Week: Research Group Trivia Competition

        Jupiter's at the Crossing, 2511 Village Green Place, Champaign, IL

    3. Wednesday, April 8, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmAaron Frimel (Martinis Lab) - " C-terminal appended domains of Leucyl-tRNA synthetases give rise to new functions. "

        116 RAL

      2. 4:00 pmPadmaja Venkatakrishnan (Gennis Lab) - The Alternative Complex III from Flavoabacterium johnsoniae

        116 RAL

    4. Thursday, April 9, 2015

      1. 10:00 am  

        Final Defense, Prof. Catherine Murphy, Advisor

        Mr. Jonathan Eller, UIUC, "TBA"

        33 Roger Adams Lab

      2. 4:00 pm  

        CHEM 535 Lit Seminar

        Mr. Michael Schmidt


        Mr. Michael Schmidt, UIUC, "Title TBA"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

      3. 4:00 pm  

        Inorganic and Materials Chemistry

        Prof. Steven Suib, Univ. of Conn., "Novel Porous Metal Oxides and Sulfides and Their Applications in Adsorption, Batteries, and Catalysis"

        217 NL

      4. 5:00 pmGraduate Student Appreciation Week: Cosmic Bowling

        Illini Union Rec Room - lower level

    5. Friday, April 10, 2015

      1. 10:00 amChemical and Biomolecular Engineering Undergraduate Research Symposium and Awards Ceremony
      2. 12:00 pm

        Dr. Min Guo


        Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Min Guo (The Scripps Research Institute), "Novel Functions of Human Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases and Cancer Therapy"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)

      3. 2:00 pm

        William Shih, Harvard University


        Biological Physics Seminar (CPLC): DNA nanostructures as building blocks for molecular biophysics and future therapeutics

        144 Loomis

      4. 3:30 pmGraduate Student Appreciation Week: Cake and Ice Cream Social

        Atrium of Roger Adams Lab

  4. Week of April 12, 2015

    1. Monday, April 13, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm

        Professor Michael Krische


        Professor Michael J. Krische, University of Texas at Austin, "Formation of C-C Bonds via Catalytic Hydrogenation and Transfer Hydrogenation"

        116 RAL

    2. Thursday, April 16, 2015

      1. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

        Karen McDonald, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science and Associate Dean of Engineering at the University of California at Davis.


        Campus Conversation on Diversity: Women in STEM

        NCSA Auditorium

      2. 4:00 pm

        Amgen Lecture: Professor David Milstein


        *CANCELLED/RESCHEDULED Amgen Lecture: Professor David Milstein, The Weitzmann Institute of Science, "Title TBA"

        116 Roger Adams Laboratory

      3. 4:00 pm  

        CHEM 535 Lit Seminar

        Ms. Jennifer Kennemur


        Ms. Jennifer Kennemur, UIUC, "Title TBA"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

    3. Friday, April 17, 2015

      1. 2:00 pm

        Minsu Kim, Emory University


        Biological Physics Seminar (CPLC): Bacterial Hunger Games: How Bacteria Ensure Smooth Gene Expression During Starvation

        144 Loomis

      2. 4:00 pm  

        Reception: 3:30 pm in the CLSL-A Atrium

        Prof. Peter Wolynes, Rice University


        Flygare Memorial Lecture, Prof. Peter Wolynes, Rice University, "Energy Landscape Theory: From Folding Proteins to Folding Chromosomes"

        B102 CLSL

  5. Week of April 19, 2015

    1. Tuesday, April 21, 2015

      1. 6:30 pm

        Arieh Warshel, 2014 Nobel Laureate


        Arieh Warshel, 2014 Nobel Laureate - Multiscale Modeling of the function of Biological Systems

        141 Loomis Lab

      2. 7:00 pmProf. Arieh Warshel, University of So. Cal., "Multiscale Modeling of the Function of Biological Systems"

        TBA

    2. Wednesday, April 22, 2015

      1. 2:00 pmDr. Farid Salama, NASA-Ames Research Center, "Laboratory Astrophysics & Astrochemistry Studies at the NASA Ames' COSmIC Facility – Applications to Interstellar and Planetary Issues"

        B102 CLSL

    3. Thursday, April 23, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm  

        CHEM 575 Lit Seminar

        Mr. Graham Hudson


        Mr. Graham Hudson, UIUC, "Title TBA"

        163 Noyes Lab

      2. 4:00 pm  

        Materials Chemistry

        Prof. Gordana Dukovic, University of Colorado, Boulder, "TBA"

        217 Noyes Lab

      3. 4:00 pm

        Professor Abigail Doyle


        Professor Abigail Doyle, Princeton University, "New Directions in Nickel-Catalyzed Cross Coupling"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

    4. Friday, April 24, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Dr. Michelle C. Barton


        Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Michelle C. Barton (The University of Texas MD), "TRIM24: unexpected functions of a histone reader"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)

      2. 2:00 pm

        Claudio Grosman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


        Claudio Grosman (UIUC): TBD

        144 Loomis

      3. 4:00 pm  

        Analytical Chemistry Seminar

        Professor Teresa Fan


        Professor Teresa Fan- University of Louisville "TBA"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

  6. Week of April 26, 2015

    1. Monday, April 27, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm

        Professor Elizabeth Nolan


        Professor Elizabeth Nolan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Understanding and Manipulating Immunity"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

    2. Tuesday, April 28, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm  

        CHEM 535 Lit Seminar

        Mr. Louis Trzepkowski


        CANCELLED: Mr. Louis Trzepkowski, UIUC, "Title TBA"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

      2. 4:00 pm  

        CHEM 535 Lit Seminar

        Mr. Christopher Pattillo


        Mr. Christopher Pattillo, UIUC, "Title TBA"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

      3. 4:00 pm  

        Inorganic Chemistry

        Prof. Nathaniel Szymczak, Univ. of Michigan, "TBA"

        217 NL

    3. Wednesday, April 29, 2015

      1. 2:00 pmProf. Philippe Guyot-Sionnest, University of Chicago, "Colloidal quantum dots for magneto-resistance, and for mid-infrared optical response"

        B102 CLSL

      2. 3:00 pm  

        Final Defense, Prof. Steve Zimmerman, Advisor

        Mr. Yugang Bai, UIUC, "TBA"

        136 Davenport Hall

    4. Thursday, April 30, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm

        Professor Dorothea Fiedler


        Prof. Dorothea Fiedler, Princeton University, "Title TBA"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

  7. Week of May 1, 2015

    1. Friday, May 1, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Dr. Lynette Cegelski


        Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Lynette Cegelski (Stanford University) "TBA"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)

      2. 2:00 pm

        Jie Xiao, Johns Hopkins University


        Jie Xiao (Hopkins): TBD

        144 Loomis

      3. 4:00 pmProf. Sunney Xie, Harvard University, "TBA"

        116 RAL

  8. Week of May 3, 2015

    1. Monday, May 4, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm

        Prof. Alexander Statsyuk


        Prof. Alexander Statsyuk, Northwestern University, "Title TBA"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

    2. Tuesday, May 5, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm  

        Inorganic Chemistry

        Prof. Michael Hopkins, University of Chicago, "TBA"

        217 Noyes Lab

    3. Wednesday, May 6, 2015

      1. 2:00 pmProf. Kurt Zilm, Yale, "TBA"

        B102 CLSL

    4. Thursday, May 7, 2015

      1.  SAMUEL W. PARR LECTURE IN CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING, Professor Joan Brennecke, University of Notre Dame
      2.  SAMUEL W. PARR LECTURE IN CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING, Professor Joan Brennecke, University of Notre Dame
      3. 12:00 pm  

        CHEM 575 Lit Seminar

        Mr. Abraham Wang


        Mr. Abraham Wang, UIUC, "Title TBA"

        163 Noyes Lab

  9. Week of May 10, 2015

    1. Tuesday, May 12, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

        Dr. Randy Schekman


        CBI/Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Randy Schekman (University of California at Berkeley) "TBD"

        Illini Union Illini Rooms B & C

      2. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

        Prof. Randy Schekman


        Prof. Randy Schekman, University of California at Berkeley, title "Genes and proteins required for secretion of large particles and miRNA"

        Illini Union Illini Rooms B & C

  10. Week of May 17, 2015

    1. Sunday, May 17, 2015

      1. 1:30 pm

        Conovcation speaker: Thomas J. Tulig, Shell Oil Company


        Convocation

        Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

        500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana

  11. Week of August 23, 2015

    1. Friday, August 28, 2015

      1. 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

        Prof. Laura P.W. Ranum, Univerisity of Florida


        11th Annual CBI TP Symposium: Prof. Laura P.W. Ranum, Univerisity of Florida, "title TBA" & CBI TP Trainees TBD

        B102 Chemical & Life Sciences Lab

      2. 4:00 pmNo Biochemistry Seminar today in lieu of 11th Annual CBI TP Symposium. Keynote address by Prof. Laura Ranum (University of Florida)

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)

  12. Week of September 6, 2015

    1. Thursday, September 10, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm  

        Materials Chemistry

        Professor Paula Hammond, MIT, "TBA"

        TBA

  13. Week of September 13, 2015

    1. Thursday, September 17, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmG.F. Smith Memorial Lecture, Professor Christian Amatore-Ecole Normale Superieure-Paris "TBA"

        116 RAL

      2. 4:00 pm  

        G.F. Smith Lecture-Analytical Chemistry

        Professor Christian Amatore


        Professor Christian Amatore- Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris "TBA"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

    2. Friday, September 18, 2015

      1. All DayNo Biochemistry Seminar Today in lieu of Chemistry G. F. Smith Memorial Lecture. Keynote address by Prof. Christian Amatore (Ecole Normale Superieure-Paris) "TBA"

        116 RAL

      2. 4:00 pmG.F. Smith Memorial Lecture, Professor Christian Amatore- Ecole Normale Superieure- Paris- "TBA"

        116 RAL

      3. 4:00 pm  

        G.F. Smith Lecture-Analytical Chemistry

        Prof. Christian Amatore


        Professor Christian Amatore- Ecole Normale Superieure- Paris- "TBA"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

  14. Week of October 1, 2015

    1. Friday, October 2, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Dr. Jamie H. D. Cate


        Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Jamie H. D. Cate (University of California, Berkeley), "TBD"

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)

  15. Week of October 4, 2015

    1. Saturday, October 10, 2015

      1. All DayBiochemistry Seminar: Wraight Memorial - A Symposium Honoring the Life and Work of Dr. Colin Wraight

        Charles G. Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)

  16. Week of October 25, 2015

    1. Thursday, October 29, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

        Drs. Suzanne Walker & Ian A. Wilson


        Ada Doisy Lectures in BIOCHEMISTRY: Drs.Suzanne Walker (Harvard Medical School) & Ian A. Wilson (The Scripps Research Institute) "TBD"

        MSB Auditorium

    2. Friday, October 30, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

        Drs. Suzanne Walker & Ian A. Wilson


        Ada Doisy Lectures in BIOCHEMISTRY: Drs.Suzanne Walker (Harvard Medical School) & Ian A. Wilson (The Scripps Research Institute) "TBD"

        MSB Auditorium


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