Seminars

Fall 2013

September

09/12 Lecture in Organic Chemistry
Professor Tarek Sammakia, University of Colorado, Boulder
"New Methods for the Synthesis of Quaternary Carbon Centers via [3+2] Dipolar Cycloadditions and [3,3] Sigmatropic Rearrangements"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
09/17 Lecture in Chemical Biology
Professor Rebecca Goss, University of St. Andrews
"Elucidating and Harnessing Biosynthesis"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
09/20 Lecture in Chemical Biology
Professor Brandon Ruotolo, University of Michigan
"Structural Biology in the Gas Phase: New Approaches for Conformationally-selective Inhibitor Screening and Multiprotein Topology Mapping"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
09/23 Lecture in Chemical Biology
Professor Helen Blackwell, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"Expanding the Language of Bacterial Communication using Synthetic Ligands"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
09/24 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry
Professor Polly Arnold, University of Edinburgh
"Redox and Functionalisation Reactions of the Uranyl ion; in Pursuit of Transition Metal Oxo Chemistry"
4:30 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
09/26 Kirkwood Lecture
Professor W.E. Moerner, Stanford University
"TBA"
4:30 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

October

10/01 Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry
Professor Francis D'souza, University of North Texas
"Biomimetic Nanocarbon Donor-Acceptor Hybrids for Light Energy Harvesting"
4:30 pm Room 253 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
10/02 Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry
Professor Richard Cogdell, Glasgow
"Single Molecule Studies on Purple Bacterial Light Harvesting Complexes; Quantum Effects?"
4:00 pm Room 305 Bass Center
10/03 Chemical Biology Retreat
Dr. Benjamin F. Cravatt, The Scripps Research Institute
Professor Richard Baxter, Yale University
Professor Anna Marie Pyle, Yale University
Professor Craig M. Crews, Yale University
Professor David A. Spiegel, Yale University
Professor Scott A. Strobel, Yale University
Professor Matthew Simon, Yale University
Dr. Amy Donner, SciBX for NPG
8:30 - 6:00 pm Grace Murray Hopper Auditorium, B-25
West Campus, West Haven, CT
For more information visit: http://chemicalbiologyretreat.yale.edu/
10/04 Lecture in Chemical Biology
Professor Kate Carroll, The Scripps Research Institute
"Painting the Cysteine Chapel: New Tools to Probe Oxidation Biology"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
10/08 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry
Professor Nicolai Lehnert, University of Michigan
"Non-Heme Iron Nitroxyl Complexes as Central Intermediates in Nitric Oxide Reductases"
4:00 pm Room 253 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
10/15 Lecture in Chemical Biology
Professor Hening Lin, Cornell University
"Sirtuins and Novel Protein Posttranslational Modifications"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
10/22 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry (Student Colloquium)
Professor Robert Grubbs, California Institute of Technology
"Design and Applications of Selective Olefin Metathesis Catalysts"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
10/24 Jerome A. Berson Lecture
Professor Samuel Danishefsky, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
"Biologics by Chemical Synthesis: The EPO Story"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
10/29 Lecture in Physical Chemistry
Professor Martin Gruebele, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Glassy Surface Dynamics"
4:30 pm Room 253 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
10/30 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry
Professor Ekaterina Pletneva, Dartmouth College
"Becoming a Peroxidase: Conformational Dynamics of a Membrane-Bound Cytochrome c"
4:30 pm Room 253 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
10/31 Lecture in Organic Chemistry
Professor Dean Tantillo, University of California, Davis
"Walking in the Woods with Quantum Chemistry - Dynamics of Terpene-Forming Carbocation Cascades"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

November

11/05 Lecture in Chemical Biology
Professor David Clemmer, Indiana University, Bloomington
"Developing IMS-MS Techniques as a Means of Following Structural Transitions of Biopolymers in Solution"
4:00 PM Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
11/14 AbbVie Symposium
Professor Erik Alexanian, University of North Carolina
"New Strategies for Hydrocarbon Functionalization"
Dr. David Degoey, AbbVie Inc.
"Discovery of ABT-267, a Pan-genotypic Inhibitor of HCV NS5A"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
11/15 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry
Professor Wesley Bernskoetter, Brown University
"Reductive Functionalization of Carbon Dioxide with Ethylene at Low-Valent Transition Metals"
4:30 pm Room 253 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
11/19 Lecture in Biophysica/Physicall Chemistry
Professor Sylvie Roke, EPFL Switzerland
"Water, Charge and Living Cells"
4:30 pm Room 253 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

December

12/03 Lecture in Chemical Biology
Professor Steve Gygi, Harvard Medical School
"MS-based Proteomics as a 10-plex Assay in Cell Biology"
4:00 PM Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
12/10 Lecture in Chemical Biology
Professor Joshua Rabinowitz, Princeton University
"Towards a Comprehensive Understanding of Metabolism"
4:00 PM Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

Spring 2014

February

02/11 Lecture in Physical Chemistry
Professor Michele Ceriotti, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
"Nuclear Quantum Effects by Colored-Noise Thermostats"
4:30 pm Room 253 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
02/18 William A. Chupka Lecture
Professor Graham Cooks
"Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry for Intrasurgical Diagnostics, Reaction Monitoring, and Chemical Synthesis on a Preparative Scale"
4:30 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
02/20 Novartis Chemical Sciences Lectures
Professor Ursula Roethlisberger, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
"QM/MM Car Parrinello Simulations in Ground and Excited States: From Anticancer Drugs to Photoactive Proteins"
Dr. Simon Bushell, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc.
"Identification of Broad Spectrum Antiviral Compounds and their Biochemical Target"
3:30 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
02/21 Lecture in Physical Chemistry
Professor Klaus Muller-Dethlefs
"A Novel Ultra-Cold Quantum Plasma: Could this be a "Supersolid"?
4:30 pm Room 253 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
02/25 Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry
Professor David Boehr, Pennsylvania State University
"TBA"
4:30 pm Room 253 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
02/27 Lecture in Physical Chemistry
Professor David T. Moore, Lehigh University
"Matrix Isolation FTIR Spectroscopy of Anionic Complexes Stabilized via Co-Deposition of Explicit Counter-Cations: Opening Up New Avenues of Inquiry Using an Old Technique"
4:30 pm Room 253 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

March

03/20 Student Invited Physical Chemistry
Professor Mark Maroncelli, Pennsylvania State University
"Solvation and Solute Dynamics in Ionic Liquids"
4:30 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
03/21 2014 CT Organic Chemistry Symposium
Professor Scott E. Denmark, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Professor Chris H. Senanayake, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Professor David A. Spiegel, Yale University
Professor Gregory C. Fu, California Institute of Technology
12:00 - 5:30 pm Room 110 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
03/25 Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry
Professor Garth J. Simpson, Purdue University
“Nonlinear Optics of Proteins: Implications for Structural Biology"
4:30 pm Room 253 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
03/27 Lecture in Physical Chemistry
Professor Jochen Autschbach, SUNY, Buffalo
"(Some) Spectroscopy 'In Silico'"
4:30 pm Room 253 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

April

04/01 Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry
Professor John Tainer, The Scripps Research Institute
"Biological Insights from Hybrid Methods for Dynamic DNA Repair Complexes"
4:30 pm Room 253 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
04/02 Kenneth B. Wiberg Lecture
Professor Dale Boger, The Scripps Research Institute
"Redesign Vancomycin for Resistant Bacteria"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
04/03 Lecture in Chemical Biology
Professor Kevan Shokat
"Chemical Approaches to Correcting Mutant Protein Functions from Cancer (K-Ras) to Neurodegeneration (PINK1)"
12:30 PM Grace Murray Hopper Auditorium, West Campus Conference Center
04/08 Lecture in Chemical Biology
Professor Samie Jaffrey, Cornell University
"TBA"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
04/08 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry
Professor Trevor Hayton, University of California, Santa Barbara
"New Approaches toward the Synthesis of Metal-Ligand Multiple Bonds"
4:30 pm Room 253 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
04/10 Organic Syntheses Lecture
Professor Marisa Kozlowski, University of Pennsylvania
"TBA"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
04/15 Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry
Professor Javier Vela-Becerra, Iowa State University
"Molecular control of nanoscale composition, morphology and function: From compositionally graded nanorods to surface doped quantum dots"
4:30 pm Room 253 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
04/17 Lecture in Organic Chemistry
Professor Gregory Challis, University of Warwick, UK
"TBA"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
04/22 Lecture in Chemical Biology
Professor Robert T. Batey, University of Colorado, Boulder
"TBA"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
04/24 Lecture in Organic Chemistry
Professor Zev Gartner, University of California, San Francisco
"TBA"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
04/29 Lecture in Physical Chemistry
Professor Ron Naaman, Weizmann Institute of Science
"The Chiral Induced Spin Selectivity (CISS) Effect: From Electron Transfer in Biology to Spintronics"
4:30 pm Room 253 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
04/29 Lecture in Chemical Biology
Professor James Petersson, University of Pennsylvania
"TBA"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

May

05/09 2014 Yale Chemical Biology Symposium
Speaker line-up TBA
8:45 am - 4:50 pm Grace Murray Hopper Auditorium, B-25
Yale West Campus, West Haven, CT
05/13 Lecture in Biophysical Chemistry
Professor Susan Buchanan, NIH
"TBA"
4:30 pm Room 253 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
05/15 Aldrich Lecture
Professor Ryan Shenvi, The Scripps Research Institute
"TBA"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

June

06/23 Lecture in Organic Chemistry
Professor Koichi Mikami, Tokyo Institute of Technology
"TBA"
4:00 pm Room 160 Sterling Chemistry Laboratory