Spring 2014 Chemistry Colloquia Series

The Chemistry Colloquia Series is presented Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. in room 224 McKinley Hall (unless otherwise noted) during the Fall and Spring semesters. Refreshments are provided.


Date Seminar Speaker, Title
Feb. 5 Chad Slawson, University of Kansas Medical Center
“A Spoonful of Sugar: Regulating Cellular Function by the O-GlcNAc  Post-Translational Modification”
Feb. 12 Yong Zeng, University of Kansas
“Microfluidic Bioanalysis: from “Omics” to Diagnostics”
Feb. 19 Heather Desaire, University of Kansas
“Enabling Technologies for Glycoprotein Analysis and HIV Vaccine  Discovery”
Feb. 26 Chris Elles, University of Kansas
“Using Lasers to Selectively Control the Reaction Dynamics of a  Photochromic Molecular Switch”
March 5 Nick Gerasimchuck, Missouri State University
“Chemistry and Remarkable Applications of Cyanoximes and their Metal  Complexes”
March 12 David Kovar, University of Chicago (MB)
"Investigating the Actin Cytoskeleton with Complementary in Vitro and in Vivo Approaches"
March 19 ACS
March 26

Debra Rolison, Naval Research Laboratory
“Rewiring electrochemical energy storage on the macroscale via architectural design”

April 2

Vivek Kapur, Pennsylvania State University (MB)
"Pasteur’s Quadrant: Vignettes in Microbial Genomics and Fostering  Interdisciplinary Research"

April 9

Patricia Rayas Duarte, Oklahoma State University
“Biopolymer Challenge: The Case of Wheat Gluten”

April 16 Tom Cundari, University of North Texas
“Computer Aided Catalyst Design: Can a Blind Squirrel Find an Acorn?”
April 23 Stephan Link, Rice University
“Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies”
April 30 Pat Kambhampati, McGill University
“Excitons in Semiconductor Quantum Dots: Design principles for lasers, optical switches, and LEDs”