CHMY 630 - Chemistry Seminar

Seminars by Semester

September 10th

Speaker: Professor Michael DeGrandpre, Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Montana

Title: Changes in the Arctic Ocean Carbon Cycle

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September 17th

Speaker: Professor John Priscu, Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana State University

Title: The Hidden World Beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet

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September 24th

Speaker: Chuck Emnett

Title: Safety Seminar

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October 1st

Speaker: Professor Bob Hall, Flathead Lake Biological Station, University of Montana

Title: Metabolism of Many Rivers

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October 8th

Speaker: Sci-Finder Personnel

Title: Using Sci-Finder Scholar

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October 15th

Speaker: Professor Matt Church, Flathead Lake Biological Station, University of Montana

Title: Time, Water, and Change: Plankton Biogeochemistry in Low-Nutrient Ecosystems

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October 22nd

Speaker: Dr. Andrea Fassbender, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Title: Chemical feedbacks in the climate system: A modified marine carbon cycle under business-as-usual carbon dioxide emissions

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October 29th

Speaker: Professor Brent Else, University of Calgary

Title: Year-round atmospheric and oceanic measurements to better understand air-sea CO2 exchange in the Arctic

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November 5th

CBSD Sponsored Speaker: Professor Adam Fiedler, Marquette University

Title: Characterization of Short-Lived Intermediates in the Reaction of Synthetic Dioxygenase Models with Dioxygen

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November 19th

Speaker: Professor Stephanie Ewing, Montana State University

Title: Geochemical tracers of mineral-water interaction from porewaters of the
shallow subsurface to bedrock aquifers and rivers of Alaska and Montana

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November 26th

Speaker: Professor Ben Colman, University of Montana

Title: Cycling and impacts of colloids and nanoparticles in ecosystems

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December 3rd

Speaker: Professor Todd Martz, Universit of California, San Diego

Title: Chemical sensors for ocean profiling floats

September 25th

Speaker: Chuck Emnett, Environmental Health and Risk Management

Title: Lab Safety Seminar

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October 9th

Speaker: Seven C. Bergmeier, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Ohio University

Title: Synthetic modifications of natural products - Identification of new therapeutic agents

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Obtober 19th (Thursday)

Speaker: George Stanley, Cyril & Tuttle Vetter Alumni Professor, Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University

Title: Bimetallic Hydroformylation: Twice the Fun?!

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October 23rd

Speaker: Andrea Stierle, Research Professor, BMED, University of Montana

Title: Fungal Inhibitors of Molecular Pathways Associated with Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) and New Antibiotics from Cryptic Biosynthesis

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November 6th

Speaker: Carl Lovely, Professor & Distinguished Teaching Professor, Assoc. Dept Chair, Dept of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Texas Arlington

Title: An amphibious assault on marine alkaloids

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November 13th

Speaker: Yisong (Alex) Guo, Assitant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University

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November 20th

Speaker: Dick Field,  Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, University of Montana

Title:  The Several Forms of Einstein’s Genius:  His bold 1905 Proposal of the Quantum of Radiation Defined as E = hν, and the Fierce Resistance to It.

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December 4th

Speaker: Monica Serban, Assistant Professor, BMED, University of Montana

Title:

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December 11th

Speaker: Courtney Aldrich, Associate Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota

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January 30

Speaker: Brad Layton, Director, Energy Technology Program Applied Computing and Engineering Technology Department—Missoula College

Title: Protein Mechanics: How Collagen and Tubulin Hold Life Together

Abstract:

When considering molecular biology, topics involving the mechanics of materials don’t typically come to mind. However, in the dawning age of nanomaterials, it has become clear that the language of material mechanics quickly becomes relevant. Associate Professor Layton will review some of the work he has done in protein evolution, collagen mechanics, tubulin mechanics, and diabetic neuropathy. Attendees will have the opportunity to discover how many of the same material mechanics principles that apply at the human scale also have relevance at the molecular scale.

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February 13

Speaker: Chris Palmer, University of Montana, Chair Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Title: Evaluation of Latex Nanoparticle-Modified Silicas as Sorbents for Solid Phase Extraction Systems

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March 13

Speaker: Orion Berryman, University of Montana

Title: TBA

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March 27

Speaker: Dick Field, University of Montana

Title: TBA

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April 3

Speaker: Brett Keiper, East Carolina University

Title: TBA

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April 10

Speaker: Guest Speaker and MSU Professor(s) Szilagyi and/or Stephan Irle,

Title: 

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April 17

Speaker: Jon Jacobs, Pacific Northwest National Lab

Title: TBA

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April 24

Speaker: Brian Bothner, Montana State University

Title: TBA

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May 1

Speaker: Bing Gong, University of Buffalo

Title: TBA

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May 8

Speaker: Bryce Tappan, Los Alamos National Labs

Title: TBA

September 12

Borries Dememler,  Center for Analytical Ultracentrifugation ofr Macromolecular Assemblies (CAUMA), University of Texas San Antonio

Title:

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September 19

Chuck Emnett, University of Montana Saftey Program & Assoc. Emergency Manager

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Ranalda Tsosie, University of Montana PhD student and GSA member

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September 26

Tim Jackson, Kansas University

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October 3

Evangelos Sisamakis, PicoQuant

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October 10

Speaker: TBA

Title: TBA

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October 17

Speaker: Armando McDonald, University of Idaho

Title: Lignin Copolymers and Grafting Cellulose onto Bioplastics

Abstract:

This seminar will cover two of projects on biobased materials.

  1. A series of lignin-copolymers were prepared using industrial lignins and hyperbranched prepolymers (HBP) via melt condensation.  To obtain different HBP structures (A2B3, B3-A2-CB31) the prepolymers were synthesized using various difunctional diacids (A2, e.g. adipic acid), trifunctional alcohols (B3, e.g. glycerol and triethanolamine), tertrafunctional alcohol/amine (CB31, tris(hydroxymethyl)-aminomethane) building blocks. These lignin copolymers were elastomeric and shown to have thermally stimulated shape memory effects (SME). Different branching and core structures of the HBP (soft segment) were shown to influence the properties of the lignin-copolymers. The results demonstrated that properties of lignin-copolymers could be tuned through lignin type, lignin content, prepolymer structure, and monomer variations. This study demonstrated that lignin, a renewable byproduct, can be promisingly valorized to apply as a netpoint segment in biobased polymer systems with SME behavior.
  2. Green biocomposites from the bacterial bioplastic, poly-3-hydroxybutyrate (PHB), and cellulose fibers was prepared. Grafting of PHB onto cellulose was carried out by reactive extrusion using dicumyl peroxide free radical initiation. The chemical, mechanical and thermal properties were evaluated. The mechanical properties of the biocomposites were improved by cross-linking due to better stress transfer between the two interphases as compared to the blend control composite without adding peroxide. This inline process offers an effective approach to improve biocomposite materials by reactive extrusion.

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October 24

Speaker: Julie Mcgettrick

Title: "Characterizing Cationic Latex Nanoparticles in South Australia"

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October 31

Speaker: TBA

Title: TBA

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November 7

Speaker: Jim Robert, NOAA-Boulder

Title: TBA

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November 14

Speaker: Dick Field, University of Montana

Title: TBA

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November 21

Speaker: Andrew Ranck, University of Montana

Title: Stumbling Thourgh Social Research

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November 28

Speaker: TBA

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December 5

Speaker: TBA

Title: TBA

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December 12

Speaker: TBA

Title: TBA

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January 25

Andrea Stierle,  BMED, University of Montana

Title:

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 Andrea Stierle

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February 1

Christer Aakeröy, Kansas State University

Title: From molecular dating to functional materials

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  Professor Aakeroy

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February 8

Kim Hageman, University of Otago

Title: Atmospheric Transport of Semi-volatile Organic Contaminants

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February 22

Gerrit Groenenboom, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands

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  Gerrit Groenenboom

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February 29

Phillip Britz-McKibbin, McMaster University

Title: Metabolomic Studies of Firefighter Exposure to Wood Smoke: Novel Markers for Improved Risk Assessment and Mitigation

 

 

                                                                                                                                                           

 Philip Britz-McKibbin

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March 7

Tyler Smith, Rivertop Renewables

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Tyler Smith

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March 14

Alex Grishaev, University

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 Alex Grishaev

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March 21

Luca Salassa, CIC biomaGUNE (San Sebastián, Spain)

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Luca Salassa      

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March 28

Jiantao Guo, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Jiantao Guo

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April 11

Person, University

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April 18
Eric Brauns, University of Idaho
Title: Mid-infrared Diffuse Reflection on Ultrafast Time Scales
                                                                                                                                                                           
Eric Brauns          
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April 25
Scott Prosser, University of Toronto-Mississauga
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Scott Prosser
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August 20

Antoniotti Sylvain, CNRS France Host: BMED/CHEM

Title: Development of Synthetic Methods in Organic Chemistry Based on Metal-Catalysed Reactions: From Mononuclear Metal Complexes to Metal Nanoparticles

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August 31

Kevin Schug, University of Texas, Arlington

Title: Analytical Strategies for Investigating Potential Effects of Unconventional Oil and Gas Extraction on Groundwater Quality

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September 14

Markus Müller, University of Innsbruck

Title: First Airborne PTR-ToF-MS Measurements of VOCs in a Biomass Burning Plume: Primary Emissions and Aging

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October 19

Lallan Giri, Biologics Resources LLC

Title: Medical Counter-measures Against Bio-terrorism (12:10 pm)

Kendal Ryter, GlaxoSmithKline

Title: Synthetic Adjuvant Development Program: Aminoalkyl Glucosaminide Phosphates (AGPs) (4:10 pm)

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October 26

Valeriy Smirnov, University of Montana, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

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November 2

Valerie Copie, Montana State University

Title: Probing the metabolism of microbes by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

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November 9

Stefan Stoll,

Title: Mapping Protein Conformational Changes Using EPR Spectroscopy

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November 16

Phillippe Buhlmann, University of Minnesota

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December 7

Monica Serban, University of Montana, Material Sciences

Title: Shape-shifting thixotropic hydrogels as a tool for in vitro 3D cell culture

February 2

John Dawson, University of South Carolina (CBSD Sponsored)
Title: "Generation and Reactivity of Transient Cytochrome P450 Oxygen-Containing Intermediates"

February 9

Rob Smith, University of Montana Department of Computer Science
Title: "The Significance of Data Processing in Mass Spectrometry: Challenges and Opportunities"

February 23

Jennifer Dubois, Montana State University
Title: "TBA"

February 26

Larry Que, University of Minnesota
Title: "Peroxodiiron Intermediates of Oxygenases Involved in Cell Proliferation and Chloramphenicol Biosynthesis (and Related Synthetic Models)"

March 2

Ed Rosenberg & Trina Valencich, University of Montana
Title: "What we did on our one semester sabbatical!  By Ed Rosenberg and Trina Valencich"

March 5

Candidate II Bioinorganic Search
Title: TBA

March 9

Candidate III Bioinorganic Search
Title: "TBA"

March 12

Candidate IV Bioinorganic Search
Title: "TBA"

March 16

Ed Rosenberg, University of Montana
Title: "TBA"

March 23

Mark Grimes, University of Montana (Division of Biological Sciences)
Title: "TBA"

April 6

Hlanganani Tutu, Univeristy of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Title: "Understanding and Responding to Contaminants in Gold Mining Environments in South Africa"

April 13

Richard H. Fish, Berkeley Lab, University of California Berkeley
Title: "Chemoselective Synthesis of [(h6-Cp*Rh-Tyr1)-Leu-enkephalin](OTf)2 ,  and Quantum Chemical and Molecular Docking Studies with G-Protein-Coupled µ-, ∂-, and k-Opioid Receptors"

April 20

Andy Borovik, University of California-Irvine (CBSD Sponsored)
Title: "Synthetic Chemistry as a Window into Biology: Probing Active Site Metal–Oxo and Metal–Hydroxo Complexes"

April 27

Garon Smith, Univeristy of Montana
Title: "TThe Wizard of UM in New Zealand"

May 4

William Pennington, Clemson University
Title: "Halogen Bonding: Fundamentals and Applications"