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Events for April 2013

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  1. Week of March 31, 2013

    1. Monday, April 1, 2013

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmGraduate Student Appreciation Week: Free Pizza Party
      2. 1:30 pmProfessor Erdal Toprak, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
        Special Seminar,"Revealing evolutionary paths to antibiotic resistance"
        190 ESB
      3. 4:00 pmMr. Jeremy Henle
        CHEM 535 Seminar, Mr. Jeremy Henle, UIUC, "The Cation-pi Interaction: Applications in Synthesis"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      4. 4:00 pm   Materials Sciences and EngineeringProf. Steven Nutt, University of Southern California, " Defect control in OOA processing of composite prepregs"
        100 MSEB
    2. Tuesday, April 2, 2013

      1. 2:00 pm   Advisor: Charles ZukoskiTianying Jiang
        Final Defense: The effects of concentration, interaction, size distribution and shape anisotropy on rheology of colloidal mixtures
        117 RAL
      2. 4:00 pm   Inorganic ChemistryDr. Wendy J. Shaw, Pacific Northwest National Lab, "Enhancing homogeneous catalysts with a peptide-based outer-coordination sphere"
        112 Chem Annex
      3. 4:00 pmProf. Ian Fleming
        Prof. Ian Fleming, University of Cambridge, CHEM 530 'Molecular Orbitals in Organic Chemistry' Lecture Series 7 of 11
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      4. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmGraduate Student Appreciation Week: Research Group Trivia Competition
        Jupiter's at the Crossing
    3. Wednesday, April 3, 2013

      1. All DayGraduate Student Appreciation Week: Photo Scavenger Hunt
      2. 4:00 pmProf. John Tully, Yale, "Chemical Dynamics at Metal Surfaces: The Role of Electronic Excitations"
        112 C hem Annex
      3. 4:00 pm   Inorganic and Materials ChemistryProf. Stefan Bernard, Carnegie Mellon University, "TBA"
        112 Chem Annex
    4. Thursday, April 4, 2013

      1. 12:00 pmCHEM 575 Seminar, Ms. Yang Song, UIUC, "Stem Cell Fate Controlled by Matrix Stiffness"
        217 Noyes Laboratory
      2. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmProf. Lingjun Li
        Prof. Lingjun Li, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Expanding the Chemical Toolbox to Probe Neuronal Signaling"
        B102 Chemical & Life Sciences Lab
      3. 1:00 pm   Final Defense: Professor Martin Burke, AdvisorMr. Eric Woerly
        Mr. Eric Woerly, UIUC, Final Defense "Total Synthesis and Study of the Antilipoperoxidant Peridinin, Synthesis of Versatile MIDA Boronate Building Blocks, and a General Strategy for the Synthesis of Polyenes"
        117 Roger Adams Laboratory
      4. 2:00 pm   Advisor: Paul J. A. KenisSudipto Guha
        Final Defense: "X-RAY COMPATIBLE MICROFLUIDIC PLATFORMS FOR STUDYING PROTEIN STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION"
        A446 CLSL
      5. 2:00 pm   Materials ChemistryProfessor Ivan Aprahamian, Dartmouth College, "Hydrazone-Based Switches, Fluorophores, and Sensors"
        B102 CLSL
      6. 4:00 pmMr. John Hung, Ms. Claire Knezevic and Mr. Tucker Maxson
        Fuson Student Talks: Mr. John Hung, UIUC, "Investigating the Mechanistic Role of Arg301 in Phosphite Dehydrogenase", Ms. Claire E. Knezevic, UIUC, "The Development of Selective Poly(ADP-Ribose) Glycohydrolase Inhibitors" Mr. Tucker Maxson, UIUC, "Development of streptolysin S inhibitors as anti-virulence drugs"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      7. 4:30 pm   Advisor: Paul J. A. KenisBrian A Rosen
        Final Defense: Low Temperature Electrocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Utilizing Room Temperature Ionic Liquids
        271 RAL
      8. 8:00 pm - 10:00 pmGraduate Student Appreciation Week: Cosmic Bowling Tournament
    5. Friday, April 5, 2013

      1. 9:30 am   Final Defense: Professor Wilfred van der Donk, AdvisorMr. Patrick Knerr
        Mr. Patrick Knerr, UIUC, Final Defense, "Chemical and Chemoenzymatic Syntheses of Lantibiotics and Other Bioactive Cyclic Peptides"
        433 Roger Adams Laboratory
      2. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

        Dr. Miljan Simonovic


        Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Miljan Simonovic, University of Illinois at Chicago, "Divergent strategies for tRNA recognition essential for translational fidelity"
        B102 CLSL
      3. 3:00 pmFINAL DEFENSE - KE KE (Morrissey Lab) - "The tissue factor-factor VII(a) complex in blood coagulation"
        Room 354B Medical Science Building (MSB)
      4. 3:30 pm - 5:00 pmGraduate Student Appreciation Week: Cake and Ice Cream Social
      5. 4:00 pm   Analytical Chemistry seminarDr. Rachel Loo, UCLA, "Two Tales in Mass Spectrometry: Elucidating Protein Modifications and Supercharging Ions"
        116 RAL
  2. Week of April 7, 2013

    1. Monday, April 8, 2013

      1. 4:00 pm   Materials Sciences and EngineeringProf. Michelle Manuel, University of Florida, "Self-healing materials"
        100 MSEB
    2. Tuesday, April 9, 2013

      1. 4:00 pmProf. Ian Fleming
        Prof. Ian Fleming, University of Cambridge, CHEM 530 'Molecular Orbitals in Organic Chemistry' Lecture Series 8 of 11
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
    3. Wednesday, April 10, 2013

      1. 4:00 pmHanchao Zhao (Martinis Lab) - Discovery of a Tyrosine Switch within Candida albicans Leucyl-tRNA Synthetase CP1 domain
        116 RAL
      2. 4:00 pmYoung Ahn (Gennis Lab) - "The K proton-channel of C-family O2 reductase from Vibrio cholerae"
        116 RAL
    4. Thursday, April 11, 2013

      1. 4:00 pm   Inorganic and Materials ChemistryProf. Michael Shatruk, Florida State University, "Using Electrons and Light to Control Magnetic Switching: Itinerant Magnets and Spin-Crossover Complexes"
        112 Chem Annex
    5. Friday, April 12, 2013

      1. 11:00 am

        Ned Wingreen, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, NJ


        CPLC Seminar: "Why are chemotaxis receptors clustered but other receptors aren't?"
        464 Loomis
      2. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmDr. David Aggen
        Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. David Aggen - Biochemistry Trust of Urbana Awardee "High Affinity Single-Chain T Cell Receptors for Cancer Immunotherapy"
        B102 CLSL
  3. Week of April 14, 2013

    1. Monday, April 15, 2013

      1. 4:00 pmMs. Patricia Blair
        CHEM 535 Seminar, Ms. Patricia Blair, UIUC, "Hybrid Enzymes as Designer Catalysts"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      2. 4:00 pm   Materials Sciences and EngineeringProf. Amanda Petford-Long, Northwestern University, "Understanding the behavior of nanoscale magnetic heterostructures: How microscopy can help"
        100 MSEB
    2. Tuesday, April 16, 2013

      1. 2:00 pmChBE 565, Professor Nick Winograd, Department of Chemistry, Penn State University, "3-D Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of Biomaterials with Mass Spectrometry"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      2. 4:00 pmProf. Ian Fleming
        Prof. Ian Fleming, University of Cambridge, CHEM 530 'Molecular Orbitals in Organic Chemistry' Lecture Series 9 of 11
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      3. 4:30 pmInvestiture Ceremony: Professor Thomas Rauchfuss, Faulkner Professorship
    3. Wednesday, April 17, 2013

      1. 4:00 pmPadmaja Venkatkrishnan (Gennis Lab) - ' The alternative NADH dehydrogenases in Thermus thermophilus'
        116 RAL
      2. 4:00 pmShyamal Subramanyan (M. Spies/Ha) - 'Mediators and Modifications in Homologous Recombination'
        116 RAL
    4. Thursday, April 18, 2013

      1. 4:00 pmMr. Justin Wright
        CHEM 535 Seminar, Mr. Justin Wright, UIUC, "Title to be Announced"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      2. 4:00 pm   Materials Dissertation AwardMaterials Dissertation Award - Mr. Jie An Yang, UIUC, "Making Gold Nanoparticles More Like Lipid Vesicles"
        112 Chem Annex
    5. Friday, April 19, 2013

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmDr. Charles Barlowe
        Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Charles Barlowe, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, "Coordinating COPII-Dependent Transport and ER Quality Control"
        B102 CLSL
      2. 2:00 pm

        Jeff Gore, Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge


        CPLC Seminar: "Anticipating sudden transitions in biological populations: Cooperation, cheating, and collapse"
        464 Loomis
  4. Week of April 21, 2013

    1. Monday, April 22, 2013

      1. 4:00 pmProf. Erin Carlson
        Prof. Erin Carlson, Indiana University, Bloomington, "Chemical Probes to Explore and Inhibit Bacterial Growth and Pathogenesis"
        116 RAL
      2. 4:00 pm   Materials Sciences and EngineeringProf. Richard Robinson, Cornell University, "Chemical and structural engineering of nanomaterials for energy devices"
        100 MSEB
    2. Tuesday, April 23, 2013

      1. 4:00 pmProf. Ian Fleming
        Prof. Ian Fleming, University of Cambridge, CHEM 530 'Molecular Orbitals in Organic Chemistry' Lecture Series 10 of 11
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
    3. Wednesday, April 24, 2013

      1. 4:00 pmProf. Michael Fayer, Stanford University, "Water Dynamics in Nanoconfined Systems"
        112 Chem Annex
    4. Thursday, April 25, 2013

      1. 2:00 pmParr Lecture, Professor Nicholas Peppas, University of Texas at Austin, "New Frontiers in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Sciences: Advanced Intelligent Hydrogels for Protein Delivery"
        116 Roger Adams Lab
      2. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmDrs. Xiaodong Wang and Yigong Shi
        Ada Doisy Lectures in BIOCHEMISTRY: Drs. Xiaodong Wang and Yigong Shi
        MSB Auditorium
      3. 4:00 pmMr. Long Luu
        CHEM 535 Seminar, Mr. Long Luu, UIUC, "1,2,4,5-Tetrazine-Based Click Reactions in Bioorthogonal Chemistry"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
    5. Friday, April 26, 2013

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmDrs. Xiaodong Wang and Yigong Shi
        Ada Doisy Lectures in BIOCHEMISTRY: Drs. Xiaodong Wang and Yigong Shi
        MSB Auditorium
      2.  NO CPLC SEMINAR
  5. Week of April 28, 2013

    1. Monday, April 29, 2013

      1. 1:00 pm   Analytical Chemistry Final Defense: Advisor - Prof. Jonathan SweedlerMr. Nobutoshi Ota, UIUC, "Analysis of Endogenous D-Amino Acids in the Central Nervous System and Endocrine System via Capillary Electrophoresis with Biochemical Sample Treatment"
        433 RAL
      2. 4:00 pm   Organic Chemistry SeminarProfessor Andrew Phillips
        Professor Andrew Phillips, Yale University, "Organic Chemistry meets Genomics:Discovering Molecules with Valuable Function"
        116 RAL
    2. Tuesday, April 30, 2013

      1. 11:00 am   Inorganic Chemistry Student Select SeminarProfessor Jonas Peters, Caltech, "Catalytic conversion of nitrogen to ammonia by a single iron site: A functional Fe model for the FeMo-cofactor"
        B102 CLSL
      2. 4:00 pmProf. Ian Fleming
        Prof. Ian Fleming, University of Cambridge, CHEM 530 'Molecular Orbitals in Organic Chemistry' Lecture Series 11 of 11
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory


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