Spring 2011 – SDSU Chemistry & Biochemistry Department Seminars

date speaker title
Jan 21 2011
4:00 PM
Dr. Pete Silks
Bioscience Division
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM
"Catalyzed Conversion of Non-Food Biomass to Fuels and Chemicals: Use of Algal and Carbohydrate Feedstocks."
Host: Grotjahn/Love
Jan 28 2011
4:00 PM
Prof. Dan Rabinovich
Department of Chemistry
UNC Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
"Bis(thione) Ligands and the Preparation of Synthetic Analogues of Methanobactin"
Note: an encore presentation of "Chemistry in Stamps" will follow
Feb 04 2011
4:00 PM
Prof. Wenwan Zhong
Department of Chemistry
UC Riverside
Riverside, CA
"Analytical Chemistry at the Nano-Bio Interface"
Host: Chatfield
Mar 25 2011
4:00 PM
Prof. Karol Grela
University of Warsaw
Organometallic Synhesis Laboratory, Faculty of Chemistry
Warsaw, Poland
" Motivational tools in challenging olefin metathesis reactions"
Host: Grotjahn
Apr 15 2011
4:00 PM
Dr. Carolyn Worby
Department of Physiology
La Jolla, CA
"Highly Conserved Phosphatases: Studies on Laforin and PTPMT1"
Host: van der Geer
Apr 22 2011
4:00 PM
Dr. Feng Guo
Department of Biological Chemistry
UCLA School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
"Potential functions of heme and iron in microRNA biogenesis"
Host: Huxford
Apr 29 2011
4:00 PM
Dr. Christoph Meyer

Novartis Pharma AG
Basel, Switzerland
"From Academic Research to Technical Research and Development in the Pharmaceutical Industry"
Host: Tong
May 06 2011
4:00 PM
Dr. Yan Wang
Genomics Institute
La Jolla, CA
"The Function of MMSET/NSD2 histone methyltransferase in Multiple Myeloma and its therapeutic potential"
Host: Stumph
Jun 28 2011
2:00 PM
Dr. Maitrayee Das Gupta
Department of Biochemistry
Calcutta University
"Structure/Function similarities between a plant receptor-like kinase and the human Interleukin-1 Receptor Associated Kinase-4"
Host: Huxford