NIU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminars Spring 2008




Jan. 28

Prof. Viktor N. Nemykin
University of Minnesota - Duluth, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Host: Victor V. Ryzhov

Targeting of the Mixed-Valence States in the Polyferrocenyl-Containing Complexes: Experimental and Theoretical Approaches

Feb. 4

Dr. Xiao-Min Lin
Argonne National Laboratory, Center for Nanoscale Materials
Host: Tao Xu

Synthesis and Assembly: Building Functional Nanocrystal Superlattices

Feb. 11

Prof. Qingfeng Ge
Southern Illinois University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Host: Tao Xu

Interaction of transition metal with complex metal hydrides


Feb. 25

Tentatively Rescheduled for May 5, 2008 Prof. Catherine H. Middlecamp
University of Wisconsin – Madison, Department of Chemistry
Host: Jon W. Carnahan

Teaching Chemistry: Unscripted Challenges in the First Year

Mar. 3

Prof. William Baker Tolman
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Department of Chemistry and Center for Metals in Biocatalysis
Host: Rathindra N. Bose

Using Synthetic Chemistry to Understand Dioxygen Activation by Copper Proteins

Mar. 24

Prof. Joseph T. Hupp, Chair
 Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry and Materials Research Center
Host: Tao Xu

Metal-Organic Framework Compounds for Hydrogen Storage

Mar. 31

Prof. Brian Baker
University of Notre Dame, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Host: James R. Horn

Biophysical and Structural Investigations of T-cell Receptor/MHC Interactions

Apr. 7

 Prof. W. Andy Tao
Purdue University, Department of Biochemistry
Host: Victor V. Ryzhov

Functional Proteomics by Soluble Nanopolymers and Mass Spectrometry

Apr. 14

Prof. Gavin E. Reid
Michigan State University, Department of Chemistry
Host: Victor V. Ryzhov

Chemical Methods for Selective Proteome Analysis

Apr. 21

 Prof. Luping Yu
University of Chicago, Department of Chemistry
Host: Tao Xu

Molecular Electronics

Apr. 28

Prof. Vladimir B. Birman
Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Chemistry
Host: Dmitry V. Kadnikov

Novel Asymmetric Acyl Transfer Catalysts and Their Use in Kinetic Resolution of Alcohols and Total Synthesis of Natural Products