Monday Colloquium Series – 2015-2016

Colloquia seminars are held on Mondays (unless otherwise noted) in the Life Sciences and Engineering Building, Rm B01 beginning at 4:00 p.m. A reception (with light refreshments) precedes each talk, beginning at 3:30 p.m., in the lounge area outside. The lectures are open to everyone in the Department, including undergraduates, as well as the general public.

Colloquium Chair: Professor James S. Panek
Colloquium Speaker Series Coordinator: Kevin Schwartz



Spring 2016 Speakers

byersimageJanuary 25
Professor Jeffrey Byers
Boston College
(Host: Linda Doerrer)
Iron-Based Catalysts for the Diversification of a Biodegradable Polymer
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Professor Brian Bachmann
Vanderbilt University
(Host: John Porco)
Discovery and Biosynthesis of Natural Products for Human Medicine
nate-thmbFebruary 8
Professor Nathaniel Szymczak
University of Michigan
(Host: Sean Elliott)
Discovery and Biosynthesis of Natural Products for Human Medicine
avraham_nitzan_180X180_3February 29
Professor Abraham Nitzan
Tel AvivUniversity
(Host: David Coker)
Transport and spectroscopy in illuminated molecular junctions
SONY DSCMarch 21
Professor Joseph Jarrett
University of Hawaii at Manoa
(Host: Sean Elliott)
Radical SAM Enzymes in the Biosynthesis of SulfurContaining Biomolecules: Lessons from Mechanistic Studies of Biotin Synthase
kohenimageMarch 28
Professor Amnon Kohen
University of Iowa
(Host: Karen Allen)
Photophysics and photochemistry of nanoscale semiconductors and implications for solar
fuel generation
MaitraimageApril 4
Professor Neepa Maitra
Hunter College
(Host: Ksenia Bravaya)
Correlated Electron and Ion Dynamics in Strong Fields
Gordana_picApril 11
Professor Gordana Dukovic
University of Colorado
(Host: Sean Elliott)
Photophysics and photochemistry of nanoscale semiconductors and implications for solar fuel generation
bobwilliamsApril 25 (Lambert Lecture)
Professor Robert Williams
Colorado State University
(Host: James Panek)
Enantiomeric Natural Products: Synthesis, Biogenesis and Evolutionary Origins
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Professor Judith Klinman
Princeton University
(Host: BUWIC)
Trying to crack the Code of Enzyme Catalysis
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Professor Neil P. Mankad
University of Illinois at Chicago
(Host: Linda Doerrer)
Catalytic Transformations That Utilize Bimetallic Cooperativity
DMay 9 (Novartis Lecture)
Professor Guangbin Dong
University of Texas at Austin
C–C and C–H Functionalization of Ketones

Fall 2015 Speakers

gillinghamSeptember 21
Professor Dennis Gillingham
University of Basel
(Host: James Panek)
Does Evolution Care About Quantum Mechanics? Electrons, Bioenergetics, and Life

cravatt image fall 2015 colloquiumSeptember 28
Professor Ben Cravatt
The Scripps Research Institute
(Host: BUYCC)
Activity-based proteomics – applications for enzyme and inhibitor discovery



Back CameraOctober 5
Professor Dean Tantillo
University of California, Davis
(Host: Aaron Beeler)
Walking in the Woods with Quantum Chemistry – The Importance of Inherent Carbocation Reactivity in Terpene Biosynthesis
MurrayFall2015ColloquiumOctober 19
Professor Leslie Murray
University of Florida
(Host: Linda Doerrer)
TBA
lumbFall2015ColloquiumOctober 26
Professor Jean-Phillip Lumb
McGill University
(Host: Aaron Beeler)
TBA
yu Fall2015ColloquiumNovember 2
Professor Yan Yu
Indiana University
(Host: Bjoern Reinhard)
TBA
AiFall2015 ColloquiumNovember 9
Professor Huiwang Ai
University of California, Riverside
(Host: Pinghua Liu)
TBA
QiuWangFall2015ColloquiumNovember 16
Professor Qui Wang
Duke University
(Host: James Panek)
TBA
rob_knowlesFall2015ColloquiumNovember 23
Professor Robert Knowles
Princeton University
(Host: James Panek)
TBA
KuatateladzeFall2015ColloquiumNovember 30
Professor Andrei Kutateladze
University of Denver
(Host: John Porco)
TBA