Organic Seminars

Seminar Schedule for Spring 2018

Gary Molander Presents:

"Single Electron Processes to Enable Organic Synthesis"

Monday January 22nd, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

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Heather Rubin Presents:

"Metal-Organic Framework Enzyme-Inspired Sensors to Detect Nerve Agents"

Monday January 29th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Jeremiah Johnson Presents:

"Toward Increased Precision and Efficiency in Macromolecular Synthesis: New Strategies and Enabling Functions"

Monday February 19th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Motivated by nature, polymer chemists have long sought methods and strategies for the synthesis of macromolecules with precise structures. Existing approaches typically require a trade-off between structural control and atom economy/scalability. Seeking more efficient strategies, and driven by specific functional targets, we have developed approaches that simultaneously offer enhanced precision and efficiency in a variety […]

Amanda Hargrove Presents:

"Deciphering Patterns in Selective Small Molecule: RNA Interactions"

Monday February 26th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Michael C. Willis Presents:

"Taming Sulfur Dioxide: New Opportunities for Catalysis and Reaction Development"

Friday March 2nd, 2018 at 12:00 PM in Chemistry A103

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Michael Hilton Presents:

"TBA – Michael Hilton"

Monday March 5th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

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Luke Koniarczyk Presents:

"TBA – Luke Koniarczyk"

Monday March 26th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

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Ryan Dolewski Presents:

"TBA – Ryan Dolewski"

Monday March 26th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Dirk Trauner Presents:

"Chemical Synthesis Enables Synthetic Biology"

Monday April 2nd, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Novartis Distinguished Speaker

Tom Kodadek Presents:

"Chemical tools to monitor and manipulate the proteome"

Monday April 16th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Patrick Walsh Presents:

"New Reactions and Applications to Polymerization Processes"

Monday April 23rd, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

The seminar will outline the Walsh Group’s efforts in C–C and C–S bond forming reactions.  The Walsh lab has developed a series of Pd and Ni catalyzed deprotonative cross-coupling processes (DCCP) that enable the synthesis of a variety of small molecule building blocks for use in the pharmaceutical industry.  The second part of the seminar […]

Tomas Hudlicky Presents:

"Chemoenzymatic Total Synthesis of Natural Products: Recent Progress in Approaches to Morphine and Amaryllidaceae Alkaloids and Other Complex Targets"

Monday April 30th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Organic Reactions Distinguished Speaker Abstract  The lecture will provide a brief introduction to biocatalytic methods in synthesis. Specifically, the use of various aromatic dioxygenase enzymes will be highlighted and their applications in total synthesis will be presented. These include several total syntheses of morphine alkaloids, total synthesis of Amaryllidaceae alkaloids and their medicinally useful derivatives, […]

Abby Doyle Presents:

"TBA – Abby Doyle"

Thursday May 3rd, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

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