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Seminar Series - Academic Year 2013-2014

The Chemistry Department at Boston College presents dozens of speakers each year from leading universities, industrial corporations, and the private sector. All seminars are open to the public and are free of cost. We would like to express our appreciation to the following companies for their generous support of our seminar series: Boehringer-Ingelheim, Strem Chemicals, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Eli Lilly and Company, Novartis Corporation, and Abbott Laboratories.

The Merkert Chemistry Center is pleased to present some of our distinguished lecturers on Front Row. Front Row is a service of Boston College’s Office of Marketing Communications.

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January 15, 2014
Professor Kenichiro Itami
, Nagoya University
“Catalyst-Enabling Chemistry toward Transformative Molecules”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

January 28, 2014
Professor Paul Hergenrother
, University of Illinois
“Anticancer Discovery, From Simple and Complex Compounds”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

February 4, 2014
Professor Theodor Agapie
, California Institute of Technology
“Synthetic Cluster Models of Biological and Heterogeneous Oxygen Evolving Catalysts”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

February 11, 2014
Professor Binghe Wang
, Georgia State University
“Targeting Carbohydrate-based Biomarkers for the Development of Diagnostics”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

March 4, 2014
Professor William B. Tolman
, University of Minnesota
“Copper Oxygen Intermediates Relevant to Metalloenzymes and Other Oxidation Catalysts”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

March 11, 2014
Professor Ming Hammond, University of California, Berkeley
“Privileged RNA scaffolds for in vivo sensing functions”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

March 12, 2014
2014 Patricia and Joseph Vanderslice Lecturer in Organic Chemistry
Professor William D. Jones
, University of Rochester
“Why Do Weaker Metal-Carbon Bonds Lead to More Stable Complexes? What's Going On?”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

March 25, 2014
2014 Strem Chemicals Lectureship in Catalysis
Professor Michael Krische
, University of Texas
“Formation of C-C Bonds via Catalytic Hydrogenation and Transfer Hydrogenation”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

March 26, 2014
Professor Wenbin Lin, University of Chicago
“Molecular Materials for Sustainability and Human Health”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

March 27, 2014
Professor Joseph Hupp
, Northwestern University
“Functional Metal-Organic Framework Materials”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

April 2, 3, & 4, 2014
Boston College University Lecture Series in Chemistry
Professor Dr. Ben L. Feringa
,  University of Groningen, Netherlands

April 2, 2014
“Exploring Chiral Space in Asymmetric Synthesis”
4:00 - 5:00 PM, Merkert 127

April 3, 2014
As Part of the Boston College University Lecture Series in Chemistry
Dr. Keith Fandrick
, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
“Asymmetric Synthesis of a Challenging and Complex Flap Inhibitor: Development of a Non-Cryogenic Stereospecific Boronate Rearrangement”
2:30 PM, Merkert 130

April 3, 2014
“Catalytic Asymmetric C-C bond Formation”
4:00 - 5:00 PM, Merkert 127

April 4, 2014
“Dynamic Molecular Systems; from switches to motors”
4:00 - 5:00 PM, Merkert 127

Sponsored by: Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

View the Posters for Professor Feringa and Dr. Fandrick's University Lecture Series

April 15, 2014
Professor Eric Strieter
, University of Wisconsin
“Using Chemical Tools to Explore Ubiquitin Signaling Pathways”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

April 16, 2014
Professor Joel Rosenthal, University of Delaware
“New Platforms for the Efficient Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Fuel”
4:00 PM, Merkert 130

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