Spring 2020 Seminar Program | Chemistry and Biochemistry | SIU

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Spring 2020 Seminar Program

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

Jan. 15

Dr. Joe Meisel, New York University, Organic Faculty Candidate (Plunkett)

"Proteomimetic Foldamers for Biomolecular Recognition"

Jan. 22  

Dr. Trandon Bender, Unversity of Carlifornia, Berkeley, Organic Faculty Candidate (Plunkett)

"From Catalyst Optimization to Encapsulation: Approaches for Selective Modification of Complex Molecules"

Jan. 29

Dr. Kyle Lambert, Baylor University, Organic Faculty Candidate (Plunkett)

"Oxoammonium Salts as Selective Oxidants, and A Ring Expansion Approach to Natural Products Containing a Nitrogen–Oxygen Bond"

Feb. 3

Dr. Paramita Mukherjee, Confluence Discovery Technologies, Organic Faculty Candidate (Plunkett)

"'Development of new methodologies relevant to chemical biology and drug discovery"

Feb. 14

Professor Hairong Guan, Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati (Ge)

"Catalytic Reduction of CO2 with Nickel and Palladium Pincer Complexes"

Feb. 21

Prof. Sukhendu Mandal, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram, India, (Deria)

"Transformation Chemistry at Nanoscale"

Feb. 28

Professor Jean-Hubert Olivier, University of Miami(Deria)

"Expanding the Toolbox to Modulate the (Opto)electronic Properties of Pi-Conjugated Superstructures"

Mar. 6

Professor Steve Tait, Indiana University (Ge)

"Metal-Ligand Complexation at Surfaces for Single-atom Heterogeneous Catalysis"

Mar. 13

No Seminar. Spring Break

Mar. 20

Dr. Mike Blumhorst, Archer Daniels Midland Company (Kinsel)

"Direct Determination of MCPD esters and Glycidyl Esters using LC-TOFMS"

Mar. 27

 Dr. Laura WalkupCincinnati Children's Hospital (Goodson)


Apr. 3

Professor Brendan Harley, UIUC (Suni)


Apr. 10

Dr. Jean-Luc Ayitou, Illinois Tech (Deria)


Apr. 17

Professor Martin Gruebele, UIUC, Neckers Lecture (Wang)


Apr. 24

Dr. Damien Guironnet, UIUC (Plunkett)


May 1

Dr. Navneet Dogra, Mount Sinai (Kohli)