News & Events

2019 Merck Symposium in Organic Chemistry

Professor Franziska Schoenebeck, RWTH Aachen University

Dr. Meredeth McGowan, Associate Principal Scientist, Merck

Women in Chemistry Panel - Campion 231

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October 25

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Merkert Chemistry Center, 127

Professor Jinjun Shi, Harvard Medical School

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"RNA Nanomedicine for Targeting Genetic Mutations in Cancer"

October 30

4:00 PM

Merkert Chemistry Center, 130

Professor Eugene Chen, Colorado State University

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"Towards A Circular Materials Economy: Methodology and Design for Polymers with Robust Properties and Chemical Circularity"

November 01

4:00 PM

Merkert Chemistry Center, 130

Green Chemistry Workshop on Wheels

Green Chemistry workshop topics including: the 12 principles, transition metal catalysis, biocatalysis, and flow chemistry and more!

November 02

Merkert Chemistry Center, 130

Professor John Groves, Princeton University

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"Heteroatom Rebound Catalysis - New Reactivity for High-valent Fe-X and Mn-X Complexes"

November 07

Merkert Chemistry Center, 130

Professor Ben Cravatt, Scripps

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Biogen BC Lecture in Chemical Biology

"Activity-based Proteomics – Protein and Ligand Discovery on a Global Scale"

Dr. Doug Johnson, Biogen

“Application of Chemical Biology Probes and Bioorthogonal Chemistry in Drug Discovery”

November 08

4:00 PM

Merkert Chemistry Center, 130

2019 Boehringer-Ingelheim Lectures in Organic Chemistry

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Professor Peter R. Schreiner, Justus Liebig University Giessen

"Sweet Life: Prebiotic Sugar Formation in the Absence of Biosynthesis"

Dr. Steve Han, Boehringer-Ingelheim

“Practical Asymmetric Synthesis of P-Stereogenic Chiral Phosphines and Complex Drug Substances”

November 15

4:00 PM

Merkert Chemistry Center, 127

Professor Peter R. Schreiner, Justus Liebig University Giessen

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"London Dispersion Effects in Molecular Chemistry – Reconsidering Steric Effects[1]"

November 16

11:15 AM

Merkert Chemistry Center, 127

Professor James Petersson, University of Pennsylvania

November 20

4:00 PM

Merkert Chemistry Center, 130

Professor Gabriel Lemcoff, Ben Gurion University

November 21

4:00 PM

Merkert Chemistry Center, 130

Professor Mark D. Allendorf, Sandia National Laboratories

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Nanopores, Nanoparticles, and “Molecular Hydrides” for Hydrogen Production, Transport, and Storage

December 05

Merkert Chemistry Center, 130

Professor Suljo Linic, University of Michigan

January 16

4:00 PM

Merkert Chemistry Center, 130

Professor Feng Zhang, Broad Institute

January 29

4:00 PM

Merkert Chemistry Center, 130

Professor Xin Zhang, Penn State University

February 19

Merkert Chemistry Center, 130

Professor Thomas E. Mallouk, University of Pennsylvania

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2020 University Lecture in Chemistry

March 09

4:00 PM

Merkert Chemistry Center, 130

Professor Thomas E. Mallouk, University of Pennsylvania

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2020 University Lecture in Chemistry

March 10

4:00 PM

Merkert Chemistry Center, 130

Professor Thomas E. Mallouk, University of Pennsylvania

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2020 University Lecture in Chemistry

March 11

4:00 PM

Merkert Chemistry Center, 130

Professor Guy Bertrand, University of California, San Diego

March 17

4:00 PM

Merkert Chemistry Center, 130

Professor Tara Meyer, University of Pittsburgh

March 18

4:00 PM

Merkert Chemistry Center, 130

Professor Greg Liu, Virginia Tech

March 26

4:00 PM

Merkert Chemistry Center, 130

Professor Keary Engle, Scripps Research Institute

March 31 – March 31

Merkert Chemistry Center, 130

Professor Jim Wells, UCSF

April 08

4:00 PM

Merkert Chemistry Center, 130

Professor Jean-Sabin McEwen, Washington State University

April 09

4:00 PM

Merkert Chemistry Center, 130

Professor Richmond Sarpong, University of California, Berkeley

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Amgen Lectureship

April 21

4:00 PM

Merkert Chemistry Center, 130

Professor Dan Strongin, Temple University

April 23

4:00 PM

Merkert Chemistry Center, 130

Professor Chuan He, University of Chicago

May 01

Merkert Chemistry Center, 130

Professor Craig Hawker, California Nanosystems Institute

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2020 Bristol Myers Squibb Lecture

May 29

4:00 PM

Merkert Chemistry Center, 130

Professor Craig Hawker, California Nanosystems Institute

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2020 Bristol Myers Squibb Lecture

May 30

4:00 PM

Merkert Chemistry Center, 130

Seminar Series: Front Row

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.

Professor Nate Lewis
George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry
California Institute of Technology
Artificial Photosynthetic Systems Based on Membrane Embedded Microwire Arrays
April 6, 2016

Professor John Bercaw
Centennial Professor of Chemistry
California Institute of Technology
Approaches to Selective Catalytic Upgrading of Light Hydrocarbons Using Oxidative Routes
April 22, 2015

Professor Ben L. Feringa
Jacobus H. van't Hoff Professor of Molecular Sciences
University of Groningen, Netherlands
Exploring Chiral Space in Asymmetric Synthesis
April 2, 2014
Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Professor Dennis A. Dougherty
George Grant Hoag Professor of Chemistry
California Institute of Technology
Chemistry on the Brain: Understanding the Nicotine Receptor
March 20, 2013
Sponsored by Airgas and Aldrich Chemistry

Sir Harold Kroto
Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University
1996 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
Architecture in Nanospace
April 27, 2010

Dr. Jay D. Keasling
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley
Hubbard Howe Jr. Distinguished Professor of Biochemical Engineering
Director, Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center
CEO, Joint BioEnergy Institute
Engineering microbial metabolism for production of anti-malarial drugs
April 15, 2009
From Bugs to Biofuels
April 16, 2009
Sponsored by Sigma-Aldrich

Professor Peter Wolynes
Francis H.C. Crick Professor of Physical Sciences, University of California at San Diego
Landscapes of the Sciences
April 15, 2008
Sponsored by Sigma-Aldrich

Professor Richard R. Schrock
Frederick G. Keyes Professor of Chemistry at MIT
2005 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
The Discovery and Development of High Oxidation State Catalysts for the Metathesis of Alkenes and Alkynes
March 21, 2007
Applications of High Oxidation State Metathesis Catalysts in Organic and Polymer Chemistry
March 22, 2007
Catalytic Reduction of Dinitrogen to Ammonia with Protons and Electrons
March 23, 2007
Sponsored by Sigma-Aldrich

Dr. George H. Atkinson
Science & Technology Advisor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
Science for Global Policy