Fall 2012 Colloquium Schedule
Refreshments at 3:30 pm, Seminar from 3:45 - 4:45 pm
Chemistry Building, Room 134

Date  Speaker  Host Title and Web Address
Sept 13 Christopher J. Easley
Auburn University
Vince Ortiz

Bioanalytical Methods for Probing Endocrine Tissue in Nanoliter-Scale Volumes
Webpage

Sept 20 Christian Goldsmith
Auburn University
Vince Ortiz

Designing Coordination Compounds to Tune the Regioselectivity of Alkane Oxidation and Directly Sense H2O2 by MRI
Webpage

Sept 27 Jean-Luc Brédas
Georgia Tech
Wei Zhan Electronic and Optical Processes in Organic Solar Cells: Towards an Integrated Molecular Picture
Webpage
Oct 4 Peter Panizzi
Auburn University School of Pharmacy
Evert Duin

Novel Myeloperoxidase Inhibitors as Therapy for Ischemic Injury and Strategies for Detection of Pathogenic Bacteria
Webpage

Oct 11 Bill Baker
University of South Florida
Stewart Schneller

90 Degrees of Marine Natural Products Research
Webpage

Oct 18 Jin Xie
University of Georgia
Curtis Shannon

Surface Modified Nanoparticles for Tumor Imaging and Drug Delivery
Webpage

Oct 25 Michael Salazar
Union University
Vincent Ortiz

Designing a QM/MM method for the simulation of complex chemical processes
Webpage

Nov 1 Brian M. Hoffman
Northwestern University
Evert Duin

Towards the mechanism of Nitrogen Fixation by Nitrogenase
Webpage

Nov 8 Adrian Roitberg
University of Florida
Orlando Acevedo Sometimes a pKa is not a pKa. Protein Simulations at constant pH.
Webpage
Nov 15 Douglas Strout
Alabama State University
Rik Blumenthal Role of curvature in isomer stability of N22C2
Webpage

 

Prior Colloquium



Spring 2012 Colloquium Schedule
Refreshments at 3:30 pm, Seminar from 3:45 - 4:45 pm
Chemistry Building, Room 134

Date  Speaker  Host Title and Web Address
Jan 10 Eli Chapman, The Scripps Research Institute
(Special Time 3:00 - 4:00 pm on Tuesday)
Vince Ortiz Structure and function of a protein unfolding machine
Webpage
Jan 17 Steven Mansoorabadi, University of Texas at Austin
(Special Time 3:00 - 4:00 pm on Tuesday)
Vince Ortiz (S)-2-Hydroxypropylphosphonate Epoxidase: Mechanism, Reactivity, and Substrate Flexibility of an Unusual Non-heme Iron-dependent Enzyme
Webpage
Jan 19 Theodore Betley, Harvard University Chris Goldsmith Iron Catalyzed C-H Bond Functionalization
Webpage
Jan 24 Gottfried Schroeder, University of Texas at Austin
(Special Time 3:00 - 4:00 pm on Tuesday)
Vince Ortiz Reaction of cis-3-Chloroacrylic Acid Dehalogenase with an Allene Substrate, 2,3-Butadienoate: Hydration Via an Enamine
Jan 26 No Seminar Today
Jan 31 Adam Barb, University of Georgia
(Special Time 3:00 - 4:00 pm on Tuesday)
Vince Ortiz NMR analysis demonstrates the IgG N-glycans are accessible and dynamic
Webpage
Feb  2 David Lynn, Emory Susanne Striegler Tinker, Taylor, Soldier Spy: Or how we design, modify, attack and characterize dynamic combinatorial libraries for Chemical Evolution.
Webpage
Feb 7 Eric Brustad, Caltech
(Special Time 3:00 - 4:00 pm on Tuesday)
Vince Ortiz Structure-Guided Directed Evolution of Highly Selective P450-based Magnetic Resonance Imaging Sensors for Dopamine and Serotonin
Webpage
Feb 9 John Herbert, Ohio State University Konrad Patkowski Quantum chemistry in the condensed phase: DNA, solvated electrons, and beyond
Webpage
Feb 16 Norman Dovichi, Notre Dame Chris Easley Diagonal capillary electrophoresis
Webpage
Feb 23 F. Ivy Carroll, Research Triangle Park Stewart Schneller Design, Synthesis, and Development of Selective Kappa Opioid Receptor Antagonists
Webpage
Mar 1 No Seminar Today
Mar 8 Takashi Ito, Kansas State University Wei Zhan TBA
Webpage
Mar 15 Spring Break
Mar 22 Anthony Bell, U. of Southern Mississippi Holly Ellis Toward the incorporation of unnatural amino acids into bioactive peptides
Webpage
Mar 29 Ashley Beasley Green, NIST Gaithersburg Vince Ortiz Qualitative and Quantitative Protein Metrology
Webpage
Apr 12 Thomas J. Meyer, U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill David Stanbury "Solar Fuels"
Apr 19 No Seminar Today

 

Fall 2011 Colloquium Schedule
Refreshments at 3:30 pm, Seminar from 3:45 - 4:45 pm
Chemistry Building, Room 134

Date  Speaker  Host Title and Web Address
Sept 7 Orlando Acevedo, Auburn University
(Special Time 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Wednesday)
Vince Ortiz Development of Antiretroviral Compounds Targeting Cyclophilins
Webpage
Sept 22 Wei Zhan, Auburn University Vince Ortiz Lipid-Assembled Molecular Photovoltaic Systems
Webpage
Sept 29 Rigoberto Hernandez, Georgia Tech Orlando Acevedo Adaptive steered molecular dynamics: Unfolding of Neuropeptide Y and Decaalanine Stretching
Abstract
Webpage
Oct 6 Steven Gwaltney Vince Ortiz Better Ways to Counter Nerve Gases through Computational Chemistry
Webpage
Oct 13 CANCELLED Susanne Striegler
Webpage
Oct 20 Abby L. Parrill, University of Memphis Edward Parish Rational Approaches to Autotaxin Inhibition
Webpage
Oct 27 Jake D. Soper, Georgia Tech Chris Goldsmith Almost Alchemy: Radical Ligands Facilitate Palladium-Like Coupling Reactions at
Manganese and Cobalt
Abstract
Webpage
Nov 3 Joseph P. Emerson David Stanbury Exploring substrate binding and selectivity in non-heme metalloenzymes
Webpage

Nov 10 Y. George Zheng Peter Livant Chemical Biology of Histone Arginine Methylation
Webpage
Nov 17 Joseph W. Perry Wei Zhan Organic Materials for Optical Switching
Webpage
Nov 24 Thanksgiving

 

Prior Colloquium
Ashley Beasley Green, NIST Gaithersburg
Spring 2011 Colloquium Schedule

Date  Speaker  Host Title and Web Address
Jan 13 Shanlin Pan, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa Curtis Shannon Organic Hybrid Photovoltaics and Interfacial
Charge Transfer Characterization using Single Molecule
Spectroelectrochemistry
Webpage
Jan 20 David Dixon, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa  Orlando Acevedo  Computational Studies of Inorganic Compounds for Catalysis and Hydrogen Storage Applications
Webpage
Jan 27 Dennis Kyle, University of South Florida, Tampa Stewart Schneller Drug Discovery Strategies for Multidrug Resistant Malaria
Webpage
Feb 3 Raquel L. Lieberman, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Susanne Striegler Biophysical characterization of purified myocilin: glaucoma in the
context of a protein misfolding disorder
Webpage
Abstract
Feb 10 Gangli Wang, Georgia State University, Atlanta Wei Zhan Single Molecule Counter and Ionic Transport Impedance Characteristics at Individual Nanopores
Webpage
Feb 17 Laura S. Busenlehner, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa Curtis Shannon A Bioinorganic and Structural Characterization of the Iron-Chaperone Frataxin
Webpage
Feb 24 Rhett C. Smith, Clemson University, Clemson  Chris Goldsmith Supramolecular, Colvalent and Coordination Control of Inter-Pi-System Orientations
Webpage
Mar 3 Robert McFeeters, University of Alabama in Huntsville Smita Mohanty Scytovirin: A Carbohydrate Binding Antiviral Entry Inhibitor
Webpage
Mar 10 Brian Powell, Clemson University Anne Gorden Biogeochemical Controls of Actinide Environmental Behavior
Webpage
Mar 17 Spring Break  
Mar 24  Robert A. Scott, University of Georgia, Athens Chris Goldsmith Metal Speciation for Metalloproteomics using X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy
Webpage
Mar 31



Christopher J. Easley, Auburn University Vince Ortiz    Small-Volume Immunoassays and Microfluidic Secretion Sampling for Examining Endocrine Systems
Webpage 
April 7  Kit Bowen, Johns Hopkins University Vince Ortiz Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Cluster
Anions
Webpage
April 14 Eric Jacobsen, Harvard University Chris Goldsmith Hydrogen-Bond Donors in Asymmetric Catalysis
Webpage
April
21
Cathy Murphy, University of Illinois John Gorden Three Short Stories About Gold Nanorods
Abstract

 

Fall 2010 Colloquium Schedule

Date  Speaker  Host Title and Web Address
Sept 2 Anne Gorden Vince Ortiz Webpage
Sept 9 Smita Mohanty Vince Ortiz   Pheromone perception: Structure & Function of Pheromone Binding Protein Webpage
Sept 16 Jamie B. Neidert, AMRDEC/WDI -  Rik Blumenthal CANCELLED 
Sept 23 Justin Gallivan, Emory University Susanne Striegler Reprogramming Bacteria with Small Molecules and RNA
Webpage
Sept 30 Peter E. Prevelige , Jr., University of Alabama at Birmingham Smita Mohanty Mass Spectrometry as a Tool for Structural Biology
Webpage
Oct 7 Brian Keller, Kennesaw University Evert Duin Fiber-optic Capillary Nanosensors
Webpage
Oct 14 CANCELLED   CANCELLED
Oct 21 Zi-Ling (Ben) Xue, The University of Tennessee Knoxville Wei Zhan Chemistry of Transition Metal Compounds. Microelectronic Applications and Biochemical Analysis
Webpage
Oct 28 C. David Sherrill, Georgia Institute of Technology  Vince Ortiz Understanding and Modeling Non-covalent Interactions
Webpage
Nov 4 Julia Brumaghim, Clemson University Chris Goldsmith The Role of Metal Coordination in Antioxidant Prevention of DNA Damage
Webpage
Nov 11     Robert Compton, University of Tennessee Knoxville Vince Ortiz Negative Ions
Webpage
Abstract
Nov 18   Kevin Shaughnessy, Univ. of Alabama at Tuscaloosa Anne Gorden   Ligands for Metal-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling:  Importance of Steric and Electronic Properties
Webpage
       

 

FALL 2009 / SPRING 2010 COLLOQUIUM SCHEDULE

Date  Speaker  Host  Title and Web Address 
Aug 20 Adam Woolley, Brigham Young University Chris Easley Integrated microfluidic devices for rapid quantification of serum proteins 
Webpage
Aug 27 Bernhard Kippelen, GATech Jimmy Mills Organic photovoltaics: status and promise
Abstract
Webpage
Sep 3 Smita Mohanty, Auburn University Vince Ortiz Structure and Function Studies of Proteins with high-resolution Solution NMR 
Webpage
Sep 10 Christoph J. Fahrni, GATech. Chris Goldsmith Synthetic Probes for Imaging Cellular Copper by Optical and X-ray Fluorescence Microscopy 
Webpage
Sep 17 Justin Gallivan, Emory University Susanne Striegler Reprogramming Bacteria with Small Molecules and RNA 
Webpage
Sep 24 Darren W. Johnson, University of Oregon  Anne Gorden Supramolecular Coordination Chemistry:
Main Group Assemblies and Receptors for Anions 
Webpage
Oct 1 David O. Wipf, Mississippi State University Chris Easley New Imaging Techniques in Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy 
Webpage
Oct 8 Tianquan (Tim) Lian, Emory University Wei Zhan Ultrafast Charge Transfer from Quantum dots - Towards Multi-Exciton Dissociation
Webpage
Oct 15 Jeffrey W. Fergus, Auburn University – Materials Engineering David Stanbury Materials Challenges for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells 
Webpage
Oct 22 Greg Tschumper, University of Mississippi Vince Ortiz New insights into non-covalent interactions:  From water clusters ot novel models for π-type interactions Webpage
Oct 29 Michael Roper, Florida State University Chris Easley Microfluidic perfusion system to measure cellular release Webpage
Nov 5 Jamie B. Neidert Rik Blumenthal Solid Rocket Propellant Chemistry
Nov 12 Gregory J. Grant, University of Tennessee – Chattanooga Chris Goldsmith Lords of the Thioether Rings:  Squares, triangles, square pyramids, and trigonal bipyramids in thiacrown platinum(II) complexes 
Webpage
Nov 19 Marcus Lay, University of Georgia Curtis Shannon Purification of SWNT Suspensions and Formation of 2-D Networks of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes 
Abstract Webpage
Dec 3 Donald Hamelberg, Georgia State University Orlando Acevedo Molecular dynamics simulations of long-timescale biomolecular switches 
Webpage
Jan 14 Tim Dore, University of Georgia Anne Gorden Studying Biological Systems through Organic Chemistry Webpage
Jan 21 Andrew Lyon, Georgia Tech Curtis Shannon Self-Assembly and Dynamics of Microstructured Hydrogel Films Webpage
Jan 28 Geert-Jan Boons, CCRC, University of Georgia Susanne Striegler A fully synthetic carbohydrate-based vaccine for cancer Webpage
Feb 4 Virginia Davis, Auburn University – Chemical Engineering Curtis Shannon Macroscale Assembly of Nanocylinders: New Materials Meet a 120-Year Old Field Webpage
Feb 11 Jerzy Leszczynski, Jackson State University Vince Ortiz Computational studies on properties and interactions of metal cluster, fullerenes, and carbon nanotubes
Webpage
Feb 18 Cora MacBeth, Emory University Chris Goldsmith Regulating small molecule binding at transition metal centers: lessons in ligand design Webpage
Feb 25 Mark Byrne, Auburn University – Chemical Engineering Susanne Striegler Novel Therapeutic Delivery Platforms for Controlled Release
Webpage
Mar 4 Todd Harrop, University of Georgia Chris Goldsmith Synthetic Modeling of Nickel Superoxide Dismutase (Ni-SOD): A New Role for Nickel in Biology Webpage
Mar 11 Roald Hoffmann, Cornell University Vince Ortiz A trio of stories around the third element Webpage
Mar 25 Lanny Liebeskind, Emory University Peter Livant Seeking Novel Reactivity and Selectivity in Modern Organic Synthesis.  Bio-inspired Metal catalysis in Sulfur-based Systems. 
Webpage
Apr 1 Chris Goldsmith, Auburn University Vince Ortiz "Strategies Towards the Selective Halogenation of Hydrocarbons"
Webpage
Apr 8 Arthur Ragauskas, Georgia Tech Susanne Striegler " A Love Affair with Cu: Green Chemistry Oxidations from Laccase to Cu-complexes in Ionic Liquids"
Webpage
Apr 15 Kurt Warncke, Emory University Evert Duin "Dynamical roots of radical catalysis in B12 enzymes"
Webpage
Apr 22 Robert Crabtree, Yale University Vince Ortiz Some Green Transformations: Selectivity without Protecting Groups and Reactivity without Activating Groups 
Webpage
Apr 29 Sir Harold Kroto, Florida State University Vince Ortiz Science, Society and Sustainability Webpage

 

Spring 2009 COLLOQUIUM SCHEDULE

Date  Speaker  Host  Title and Web Address 
Jan 15 Paul Cremer, 
Texas A & M
Wei Zhan Using Supported Bilayers as a Nanoscale Separation Matrix
Webpage
Jan 22 David Atwood, 
University of Kentucky
Annie Gorden Group 13 Chelates in Nerve Agent and Pesticide Destruction
Webpage
Jan 29 Xiaodong Cheng, 
Emory University
Smita Mohanty Epigenetic link between DNA methylation and histone modifications
Webpage
Feb 5 Giovanni Gadda, 
Georgia State University
Holly Ellis Effect of protein flavinylation on the reaction of hydride ion transfer catalyzed by flavin-dependent enzymes 
Webpage
Feb 12 Larry Delucas, 
University of Alabama Birmingham
Smita Mohanty TBA
Webpage
Feb 19 Mark Jensen,  Anne Gorden Hijacking Proteins with Plutonium
Webpage
Feb 26 George O’Doherty, 
West Virginia University
Stewart Schneller De Novo Synthesis in Carbohydrate Medicinal Chemistry 
Webpage
Mar 5 Janarthanan Jayawickramarajah, 
Tulane University
Annie Gorden DNA-Small Molecule Chimeras: A New Class of Responsive Protein-Binding Agents 
Webpage
Mar 12 David Spivak, 
Louisianna State University
Susanne Striegler TBA
Webpage
Mar 19 Spring Break
Mar 26 Orlando Acevedo, 
Auburn University
J. Vincent Ortiz Computational Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry
Apr 2 Wei Zhan, 
Auburn University
J. Vincent Ortiz TBA
webpage
Apr 9 Devens Gust, 
Arizona State University
Wei Zhan Bioinspired Approaches to Solar Energy Conversion 
Webpage
Apr 16 Open,  TBA
Webpage
Apr 23 Larry Delucas, University of Alabama Birmingham  Novel Expression, Solubilization/Stabilization Technologies for Aqueous and Membrane Proteins
Webpage
Apr 30 Dead Day Symposium
COSAM
TBA 
Webpage

 

Fall 2008 COLLOQUIUM SCHEDULE

Date 

Speaker 

Aug 21

Evert Duin

Aug 28

Susanne Striegler

Sep 4

Warren O. Haggard, University of Memphis

Sep 11

Slavi Sevov, University of Notre Dame

Sep 18

Joe Francisco, Purdue University

Sep 25

Ken Klabunde, Kansas State University

Oct 2

Trevor Hayton, UC Santa Barbara

Oct 9

Yulia Pushkar, Dept of Physics Purdue University

Oct 16

Tijana Rajh,

Oct 23

Michael Best, University of Tennessee

Oct 30

Frank Delaglio, NMR Science and National Institues of Health

Nov 6

C. Michael Lindsay, Eglin Air Force Base

Nov 13

Chuck Sanders, Vanderbilt University

Nov 20

Merlin Bruening, Michigan State University

Dec 4

George Christou, University of Florida

 

SPRING 2008 COLLOQUIUM SCHEDULE

Date 

Speaker 

Feb 14

Lynn Francesconi, Hunter College, CUNY

Feb 21*

David Shuh, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Feb 28

Victor Marquez, National Institutes of Health

Mar 6

Squire Booker, Penn. State University

Mar 13

James Bresee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Mar 20

Spring Break

Mar 27

Smita Mohanty, Auburn University

Apr 3

Anne Gorden, Auburn University

Apr 10

Dan Stack, Stanford University

Apr 17

Elliot Bernstein, Colorado State University

Apr 24

Wiliam Lennarz, SUNY Stony Brook

Apr 28

Barry Trost , Stanford University

Apr29**

Barry Trost , Stanford University

 

*2008 Center for Actinide Science R.G. Haire Lecture
**2008 Kosolapoff Award Lectures
Fall 2007 COLLOQUIUM SCHEDULE

Date 

Speaker 

Aug 16

Evert Duin,  Auburn University

Aug 23

Open

Aug 30

Kenneth Klabunde, Kansas State University

Sep 6

Michael Heaven, Emory University

Sep 13

Mike Huggins, University of West Florida

Sep 20

Nicola Pohl, Iowa State University

Sep 27

Alicia Beatty, Mississippi State University

Oct 4

Jim Rusling, University of Connecticut

Oct 11

Massimo Olivucci, Bowling Green State University

Oct 18

Open

Oct 25

Naresh Dalal, Florida State University

Nov 1

Mark Hughes, Genesis Genetics Institute

Nov 8

Drahomír Hnyk, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences

Nov 15

John Shriver, University of Alabama, Huntsville

Nov 29

Tim Snowden, University of Alabama

Dec 6

Richard Caprioli, Vanderbilt University

 

Spring 2007 COLLOQUIUM SCHEDULE

Date 

Speaker 

Jan 8

Christian Goldsmith, MIT

Jan 11

Mike Freeman, Haz Mat, Auburn University

Jan 16

Burjor Captain, University of South Carolina

Jan 18

Aaron Lucius, University of Alabama Birmingham

Jan 25

Rich Behrens, Sandia National Laboratory

Feb 8

Paul Norgaard, Auburn University

Feb 15

Tianbo Liu, Lehigh University

Feb 22

Greg Robinson, University of Georgia

Mar 1

Manny Soriaga, Texas A&M

Mar 8

Chris Cahill, George Washington University

Mar 15

Reid Gilmore, University of Massachusetts Medical Center

Mar 22

Alexander Backes, GPC Biotech

Apr 3

Robert H. Grubbs, Cal Inst of Tech

Apr 4

Robert H. Grubbs, Cal Inst of Tech

Apr 12

Eugene Mueller, University of Delaware

Apr 19

Ryszard Jankowiak, Kansas State University

 

FALL 2006 COLLOQUIUM SCHEDULE

Date 

Speaker 

Aug 17 

Holly Ellis, Auburn University 

Aug 24 

Susanne Striegler, Auburn University 

Aug 31 

Kevin Redding, University of Alabama 

Sep 6* 

Christopher Worley, Los Alamos National Lab 

Sep 14 

Robert Corn, UC Irvine 

Sep 21 

Charlie Hoyle, Southern Mississippi 

Sep 28 

Jerry Meyer, Johns Hopkins 

Oct 5 

Sue Ann Balch, Auburn, Office of International Ed. 

Oct 12

Jim Prestegard, University of Georgia 

Oct 26 

Shouzhong Zou, Miami University, Ohio 

Nov 2 

Brian Fox, University of Wisconsin, Madison 

Nov 8* 

Richard Finke, Colorado State University 

Nov 30 

Michael Marletta, UC Berkeley 

Dec 7 

Peter Beal, University of Utah 

 

SPRING 2006 COLLOQUIUM SCHEDULE

Jan 12 

O. Acevedo, Yale 

Jan 19 

V. Ortiz, Kansas State 

Jan 23 

J. Gorden, UC Berkeley 

Jan 25 

G. Stanley, Louisiana State 

Jan 30 

D. Gorman-Lewis, Notre Dame 

Jan 31 

C. Korzeniewski, Texas Tech 

Feb 6 

K. Parker, SUNY, Stony Brook 

Feb 9 

B. Palfey, Michigan 

Feb 16 

R. Wagner, Minnesota 

Feb 23 

J. Sessler, UT Austin 

Mar 9 

J. Olson, Rice University 

Mar 16 

A. Gewirth, Illinois 

Mar 30 

ACS/Spring Break 

Apr 6 

R. Garrell, UCLA 

Apr 13 

T. Albrecht-Schmitt, Auburn University 

Apr 20 

K. Shea, UC Irvine 

Apr 27 

D. Dlott, Illinois 

May 1-2 

K.C. Nicolaou, Scripps 

Last updated: 07/09/2013