Chemistry and Biochemistry

Spring 2015

All seminars held on Friday at 1:00pm in AYRS 201 unless indicated otherwise. Refreshments served just prior to the presentation.

Week 1

Friday January 23

Candidate for Physical Chemistry-Materials Science Position,

Research Seminar

Week 2

Monday January 26

Candidate for Physical Chemistry-Materials Science Position,

Research Seminar (AYRS 120)

Friday January 30

Candidate for Physical Chemistry-Materials Science Position,

Research Seminar

Week 3

Friday February 6

Dr. Mark Frishberg

Chair – California Local Section of ACS &

Vice President for Business Development at JenKem

"Gaining Professional Employment"

Week 4

Wednesday February 11

Candidate for Physical Chemistry-Materials Science Position,

Research Seminar

Friday February 13

Ms. Brittaney Sparrow 

Science Department

El Dorado High School, Placerville, CA

"Better Living Through Chemistry Teaching"

Week 5

Friday February 20

Dr. Mike Cleary

Gallo Winery

"The Chemistry of Wine Aroma, Color, Mouthfeel, and Taste"

Week 6

Friday February 27

Dr. Dan Edwards

Dept. Chem. & Biochem., CSU Chico

A Presentation of Fall 2014 Sabbatical Research at CSUC:

"Antibiotics from the Fringes of Life: Approaches to Explore Antibiotic Producing Fungi from Boiling Springs Lake" 

Week 7

Friday March 6

No Seminar

Week 8

Friday March 13

No Seminar

Week 9

No Seminar- Spring Break

Week 10

Friday March 27

Dr. Craig Merlic

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA

"Palladium-Catalyzed Cyclization Strategies: Avoiding the High Cost Oxidative Addition Step"

Week 11

Friday April 3

Dr. Bradley Pierce

Department of Chem. & Biochem.

University of Texas, Arlington 

"tRNA-Modifying Diiron Monooxygenase (MiaE): The Role of tRNA-Interactions on Electronic Structure and Enzymatic Activity"

Week 12

Friday April 10-(4 pm Holt 170)

Dr. Art Laganowsky

Week 13

Friday April 17 (2-3 pm AYRS 201)

Mr. Chris Lyons

Stanford University

"The Effect of Sorbent Structure on the Thermodynamics of CO2 Capture Using Amine Functionalized Mesoporous Silica"

Week 14

Friday April 24

Ms. Megan Keener

Dept. Chem. & Biochem., CSU Chico

"Synthesis of Duryne and Homologues"

Week 15

Thursday April 30

Annual Student Awards Ceremony (5 pm, Colusa 100)

Friday May 1

No seminar

Week 16

Thursday May 7- Saturday May 9

Chemistry Alumni Reunion Symposium (CARS 6)

Details TBA

Week 17

No Seminar- Finals Week