Fall 2016 Seminar Program | Chemistry and Biochemistry | SIU

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Fall 2016 Seminar Program

Departmental Seminars are held in the Van Lente Auditorium (Neckers 240) at 4:00 pm unless otherwise indicated.

Date Program
August 26  

Professor Vjollca H. Konjufca, Department of Microbiology, SIUC (Kohli)

“Delineating the mechanisms by which prime-boost immunization regulates mucosal immune memory.”

September 02 

Professor Xuan Zhao, Department of Chemistry, University of Memphis, September 02, 2016 (Ge)

" Electro- and Photolytic Hydrogen "

September 09

Professor Yanna Liang, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, SIUC (Wang)

"Biofuels and bioproducts from various feedstocks: a combination of biochemical, thermochemical and bioelectrochemical processes"

September 16

Professor Daniel Hummer, Department of Geology, SIUC (Wang)

" From atoms to crystals: Tracking Phase Stability Reversal in TiO2 minerals at the onset of crystallization "

September 23

Gower Research Symposium (Wang)

1)      Ms. Yuhong Wu: Crystal structure of a dimerization domain of human Caprin-1: insights into the assembly of a ribonucleoprotein complex mediated by Caprin-1

2)      Mr. Sambasiva R. Bheemireddy: Anthradithiophene Based Contorted Aromatics

3)      Ms. Katherine Flynn: Organic Modified Silicon (OrMSil) for Structural Hierarchy Modified Microsphere Surfaces (SHiMMS).

September 30

Dr Mayandi Sivaguru, Associate Director of Core Facilities, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, UIUC (Kohli)

" Advanced Optical Modalities for Studying Structure and Function " 

October 07

Professor Wesley Chalifoux, Department of Chemistry, University of Nevada Reno (Plunkett)

" Alkyne annulations: A toolkit for accessing chemical diversity from terpenoids to graphene nanoribbons. "

October 14

Professor Geoffrey Coates, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology,Cornell University, Arnold Lecture (Gao)

" New Polymers from Old Monomers: Advances Enabled through Catalyst Design and Discovery "

October 21

Dr Daniel Ostgard, Evonik Industries AG, Essen, Germany, Hall of Fame Recipient (Kinsel)

 " BDO:Catalyst Technologies and Raw Materials;which technology will prevail? ”

October 28

Professor Xinyu Liu, Department of Mechanical Engineering, McGill University (Shamsi)

" Paper-Based Microfluidic Biosensors for Molecular Diagnostics "

November 04

Professor Psaras McGrier, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ohio State University (Plunkett)

" The Synthesis and Design of Functional Covalent Organic Frameworks "

November 11

Veterans Day No Seminar

November 18

Professor Farhan Chowdhury, Department of Mechancial Engineering and Energy Processes, SIUC (Wang)


November 25

Thanksgiving Break No Seminar

December 02

Professor Justin Lorieau, Department of Chemistry, UIC (Moran)


December 09

Professor Graham Bodwell, Department of Chemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland (Plunkett)