Chemistry and Biochemistry

Spring 2010

All seminars held on Friday in AYRS 120 at 1:00 pm unless otherwise noted

Seminar Schedule
Jan 29 at 6:00pm in Selvester's Cafe on the Chico State campusDr. Bruce Roth, Inventor of Lipitor


Keynote address at the NorCal ACS Subsection Dinner

Biographical information and event flyer available here (PDF)

“The impact of tissue selectivity on safety of HGMGCoA
reductase inhibitors: The discovery and development of Lipitor."

Feb 5Mike Lodewyk
Department of Chemistry
UC Davis
"Fun with molecular modeling: highlights and insights from a graduate career in theoretical organic chemistry"
Feb 19Alex Nickel
Department of Chemistry
University of Nevada, Reno

"Guided Ion Beam Mass Spectrometry Investigation of the OO Bond Dissociation Energy in Peroxyformate Anion"

Feb 26Dr. Matt Kulzick
British Petroleum(opens in new window)
Naperville, IL

“Next Generation Oxidation Catalysts for the Production of Terephthalic Acid:   Lessons in Modern Industrial Catalysis”

Mar 26Mark Carrier and Amber Ratcliff
Hamilton Company
Reno, NV
"Bio process chemical sensors and liquid chromatography in industrial applications"
Apr 2

Postponed until Fall 2010

Dr. Janis Louie(opens in new window)
Department of Chemistry
University of Utah

"Harnessing the Chemistry of Carbon Dioxide"
Apr 16Dr. Roger Linington(opens in new window)
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
UC Santa Cruz
"Chemical Biology in Neglected Disease Research; Natural Products as Biochemical Tools"
Apr 23Wade Killingsworth
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
CSU Chico
"Mendeleev and the Periodic Law 1869 - 1905"
Apr 30Dr. Brad Pierce(opens in new window)
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
UT Arlington
"Pre-Steady State and Spectroscopic Characterization of Substrate-Gated Reduction of Stearoyl-ACP delta-9-Desaturase by [2Fe-2S] Ferredoxin"
May 7
1-3pm in BMU 100
6th Annual College of Natural Sciences Poster Session
May 14Sandra BlairHonors Research Seminar
"Experimental and computational studies of bromocyclohexanone systems"
Mon, May 17
12:00-1:50pm in
PHSC 301
Dr. Cliff Harris(opens in new window)
Department of Chemistry
Albion College

12:00-1:00: Pizza and soda
1:00-1:50pm: Seminar entitled "Ionic liquids will change everything"