Seminar Schedule for Spring 2017
Bella Neufeld Presents:
"Intersection of Biomaterials and Bacteria: Targeting Bacterial Life Stages using Analytical Techniques"
Wednesday February 15th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101
Research Seminar Abstract: The implantation of medical devices often leads to bacterial colonization at the wound site, biofilm formation on the material, and possible rejection of the device.1 Polymeric materials (both synthetic and naturally derived) have been modified in an attempt to combat these clinical infections.2 Although work has been done in an attempt to […]
Richard Yost Presents:
"Mass Spectrometric Innovations for Tissue Imaging and Direct Analysis"
Wednesday February 22nd, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101
Hach Distinguished Speaker. Department Colloquium.
Steve Brown Presents:
"A Tale of Two Basins: New Insights into Wintertime Atmospheric Chemistry"
Wednesday March 8th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101
Charlie Mace Presents:
"Using Paper-Based Microfluidic Devices to Bring Hematology to the Point-of-Care"
Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101
Jaruwan Mettakoonpitak Presents:
"Low-Cost Analytical Tools for Particulate Matter Composition Analysis"
Wednesday March 29th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101
Research seminar abstract Particulate matter (PM) represents a major health problem, contributing to 4 million deaths annually as reported by the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study (http://www.healthdata.org). PM toxicity is linked to its chemical composition. The toxic chemical components of PM include trace metals, reactive oxygen species, and organic compounds that cause DNA oxidative […]
Shelley Minteer Presents:
"Enzymatic Bioelectrocatalysis for Energy Conversion and Electrosynthesis"
Wednesday April 5th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101
Cheryle Beuning Presents:
"Fluorescence Determination of Inter-peptidic Cu(II) Exchange Rate Constants of Amyloid-beta Binding Models"
Wednesday April 19th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101
Research Seminar abstract It is relatively agreed upon that most to all biological Cu(II) ions are chelated in some fashion. Inter-peptidic metal exchange is becoming increasingly apparent in neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease as amyloid-beta and other intrinsically disordered proteins sequester metals in the brain from other proteins. In the past, Cu(II) exchange rate constants […]
Kim Prather Presents:
"Establishing the chemical link between our oceans and atmosphere: How does Mother Nature control our climate?"
Monday April 24th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101
Michael Nguyen Presents:
"Crafting A Way to Better Performance of Paper-Based Analytical Devices"
Wednesday April 26th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101
Research Seminar abstract Microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (mPADs) provide a user-friendly, low-cost method for on-site and point-of-need analyses as an alternative to traditional assays and sensors. The field has increased exponentially since the seminal publication, with a host of new analytes and clever architectures being developed for a variety of applications, including environmental analysis.1,2 However, […]