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<H4>Fall Seminar 2010

Fall 2011

Seminars are on Fridays from 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM in Diamond 122 except when noted otherwise.

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September 9


Organizational Meeting

September 16

Zac Helm, University of Maine

"Determining oceanic iron concentrations using a bio-based sensor"

September 23

Special 1:00 pm start time, Olin 1

Professor Glen Lawson, Bates College

"The Ubiquitin System and Picornavirus Replication"


September 30


Dr. Nicholas Bizier, Colby College

"Hops 101: An Introduction to Hops and Beer Chemistry"

October 7

Special Chemistry-Biology Joint Seminar:
1:00 pm, Olin 1

Professor Craig Townsend, Johns Hopkins University

"Chemistry at the Interface of Biology and Medicine. How Inhibition of Fatty Acid Synthesis has led to Therapeutic Approaches to Tuberculosis, Cancer, and Obesity "


October 13

Special THURSDAY IBM Lecture sponsored by Environmental Studies:
7:00 pm, Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond 142

Dr. Bruce Blumberg, UC-Irvine Department of Cell and Developmental Biology


Dr. Jerrold Heindel, National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences

"Do endocrine-disrupting chemicals cause obesity? The role of stem cell programming"


October 21


Professor Anthony Chianese, Colgate University

"Alkane Dehydrogenation Catalyzed by CCC-Pincer Complexes of Iridium"


October 28


Special 3:00 pm start time, Keyes 105  

Professor Patricia O'Hara, Amherst College

"The Chemistry of Oleo Europa - The Olive: How does one fit one extra virgin, two warring gods, and three fatty acid esters into a chemistry talk for family weekend?"

November 4


Professor D. Whitney King, Colby College

"The Great Belt Cruise - 36 days, 6000 miles, and 120 sampling stations: Measuring everything from Humpback Whales to reactive oxygen species"

November 11



Special 3:00 pm start time, Keyes 105  

Professor Christine Thomas, Brandeis University

"Multielectron Redox Transformations & Small Molecule Activation Facilitated by Early/Late Heterobimetallics"

 November 18


Senior Presentations:

Lindsay Dale, Michael Verschoor-Kirss, and Vanesa Silvestri

 December 2

 Senior Presentations:

Josie Thiele, Erin Powers, and Emily Kaye

 December 9

 Senior Presentations:

Catherine Gallagher, Alex Hymanson, and Kristina Blazanovic