Spring 2006 – SDSU Chemistry & Biochemistry Department Seminars

date speaker title
Feb 10
4:00 PM
GMCS-305
Professor Maurice Montal
Department of Biology
UCSD
San Diego, CA
"Botulinum Neurotoxin: A Channel and a Chaperone"
Host: Knowles
Feb 17
4:00 PM
GMCS-305
Prof. Faramarz Valafar
Department of Computer Science
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Automated Chemical Structure Determination: On the Properties of the Monosaccharide GC-EIMS Spectral Problem Space."
Host: Metzger
Feb 24
4:00 PM
GMCS-305
Prof. John Love
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
SDSU
San Diego, CA
"Protein Stability: Why should bacteria (or I) care?"
Mar 03
4:00 PM
GMCS-305
Prof. Kay Brummond
Department of Chemistry
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
TBA
Host: McAlpine
Mar 10
4:00 PM
GMCS-305
Prof. Blake Peterson
Department of Chemistry
Penn State University
University Park, PA
"Synthetic Mimics of Mammalian Cell Surface Receptors"
Host: McAlpine
Mar 24
4:00 PM
GMCS-305
Dr. Richard A. Houghten, Ph.D.

Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies
San Diego, CA
"The Use of Synthetic Mixture-Based Combinatorial Libraries for Basic Research and Drug Discovery"
Host: Bergdahl
Apr 14
4:00 PM
GMCS-305
Dr. M. E. van der Boom
Department of Organic Chemistry
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovat, Israel
"Metals Take a Walk"
Host: Bergdahl
Apr 21
4:00 PM
GMCS-305
Prof. Michael Richmond
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas
Denton, TX 76203
"Diphosphine Isomerization and C-H and P-C Bond Cleavage Reactivity in the Triosmium Cluster Os3(CO)10(bpcd)"
Host: Carrano
Apr 28
4:00 PM
GMCS-305
Prof. Amy R. Howell
Department of Chemistry
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
"Unusual Oxetanes as Intermediates in Organic Synthesis"
Host: McAlpine
May 05
4:00 PM
GMCS-305
Dr. Christine Cordier
Department of Chemistry
Denis Diderot University
Paris, France
"Chiral molecular assembly of DNA and octahedral Ru/Rh complexes"
Host: Grotjahn
May 12
4:00 PM
GMCS-305
Prof. George A O'Doherty
Department of Chemistry
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
"De novo synthesis in carbohydrate chemistry"
Host: McAlpine