Seminars, Symposia and Conferences (2013-2008)

Next Seminar: To Be Announced

Date Speaker Affiliation Title Sponsoring Dept.
10/4/2013 Mary Lidstrom University of Washington Methanotrophy Revisited: From Natural Gas Biocatalysis to Greenhouse Gas Mitigation. BCMB
10/3/2013 John Cronan University of Illinois Avant-Garde Pathways of Cofactor Synthesis Microbiology
9/30/2013 Eunsuk Kim Brown University Synthetic Modeling Chemistry of Iron-Sulfur Clusters in NO Signaling Chemistry
9/26/2013 Zachary Ball Rice University Designing enzyme-like catalysts: A rhodium(II) metallopeptide case study Chemistry
3/6/2013 John Peters Montana State University An alternative path for the evolution of biological nitrogen fixation BCMB/Microbiology
2/18/2013 Patricia Dos Santos Wake Forest University Fe-S Cluster Biogenesis in Gram-Positive Bacteria: An Unprecedented Role for SufU as an Intermediate in Sulfur Mobilization Chemistry/CMS
1/14/2013 Patrick Holland University of Rochester Understanding the Mechanism of Nitrogen Fixation using Low-Coordinate Iron Complexes Chemistry
11/9/12 Michael Russell Cal Tech Beating the Wood–Ljungdahl pathway to the origin of life BCMB
10/11/2012 John Peters Montana State University Biological Hydrogen Metabolism: The Origin and Future of Life on Earth Chemistry/CMS
5/8/2012 Martin Newcomb University of Illinois - Chicago Cytochrome P450 Compound I: Direct Studies of the Oxidant in P450s Chemistry
3/29/2012 Rob Burnap Oklahoma State University Integration of the Light and Dark Reactions of Oxygenic Photosynthesis Microbiology
3/20/2012 Andrew Borovik University of California, Irvine Utilizing Non-Covalent Interactions within the Secondary Coordination Sphere to Control Metal-Mediated Transformations Chemistry/CMS
3/19/2012 Takashi Hayashi Osaka University, Japan Modification of Heme proteins Using Artificially Created Prosthetic Groups Chemistry
2/2/2012 Evert Duin Auburn University Methyl-Coenzyme-M Reductase: What Makes This Enzyme Tick? Microbiology
2/1/2012 Anne Jones Arizona State University Engineering Oxidoreductases: Understanding the Roles of Residues Outside the Active Site in Controlling Catalysis by Hydrogenases Chemistry/CMS
11/4/2011 Lee Lynd Dartmouth College Microbial cellulose utilization: Fundamentals, Biotechnology, and a Bit of History BCMB
10/27/2011 Christoph Fahrni Georgia Tech Fluorescent Probes by Design: Multimodal Imaging of Trace Metals in Mammalian Cells Chemistry
10/10/2011 Mi Hee Lim University of Michigan Small Molecules as Chemical Tools and Potential Therapeutics for Human Neurodegenerative Diseases Chemistry
9/19/2011 – 9/20/2011 Symposium in honor of Juergen Wiegel  Extremophiles: Key to Bioenergy? Microbiology
4/4/2011 Yongqiang Zhang Johns Hopkins University Cation Homeostasis: An Effective Target for Antifungal Therapeutics Microbiology
12/6/2010 Brian Dyer Emory University Protein Dynamics in Enzymatic Catalysis Chemistry
11/29/2010 Laura Busenlehner University of Alabama Identification of the Elusive Metal Binding Sites the Putative Iron Chaperone Frataxin Chemistry
11/8/2010 Sun-Kun Kim Baylor University Novel Inhibitors of Metalloenzymes from Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Chemistry
10/1/2010 Harold Drake Univ. of Bayreuth, Germany Acetogens and Other Art Hidden in the Maze of Intermediary Ecosystem Metabolism. BCMB
4/20/2010 Brian Hoffman Northwestern University Towards the Mechanism of Enzymatic N2 Fixation Chemistry/CMS
4/12/2010 Shawn Burdett University of Connecticut Development of Caged Complexes for Studying Zn2+ Signaling and Homeostasis Chemistry
3/4/2010 Shanta Dhar MIT Targeted Delivery of Pt(IV) Anticancer Prodrugs Chemistry/CMS
3/4/2010 John Peters Montana State University Insights Into [FeFe]-Hydrogenase Maturation, Evolution, and Diversity Microbiology
1/14/2010 Aditi Das University of Illinois Study of Membrane Proteins Using Phospholipid Bilayer Nanodiscs Chemistry/CMS
1/11/2010 Elisa Tomat MIT Current Challenges in Fluorescence Detection of Biological Mobile Zinc Chemistry/CMS
1/5/2010 Matthew Hall NIH Resistance is Useless? The Development of Pt drugs that Selectively Kill Multidrug-Resistant Cancer Cells Chemistry/CMS
12/14/2009 Danny Lutterman MIT Using Light to Initiate Biologically Relevant Reactivity Chemistry/CMS
12/7/2009 Cora MacBeth Emory University Open-Chain Amidate Ligands: Versatile Frameworks Transition Metal Ions Chemistry
11/30/2009 Kathryn Grant Georgia State University Unprecedented amide and phosphate ester bond hydrolysis by transition and rare earth metal ions. Chemistry
11/6/2009 Pradip Mascharak UC, Santa Cruz Designed Photosensitive NO Drugs for Cancer Therapy Chemistry/CMS
10/23/2009 Stephen Ragsdale University of Michigan Nickel, the Carbon Cycle and the Wood-Ljungdahl Pathway. BCMB
10/1/2009 Wayne Outten University of South Carolina Fe-S cluster metabolism regulates biofilm formation through the IscR metalloregulatory protein in E. coli Microbiology
9/24/2009 Kuki Chin Georgia State University Quantifying and Identifying Metabolically Active Iron- and Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria in Contaminated Sediments Microbiology
8/30/2009 – 9/2/2009 5th International Conference on Iron-Sulfur Cluster Biogenesis and Regulation CMS/Chemistry
4/19/2009 John Helmann Cornell University Oxidative Stress Responses in Bacillus subtilis Microbiology
3/30/2009 Julia Brumaghim Clemson University Developing a Predictive Model for Polyphenol Prevention of DNA Damage Chemistry
3/23/2009 Vincent Huynh Emory University Reaction Intermediates in the Hydroxylase Component of Toluene/o-Xylene Monooxygenase Chemistry/CMS
3/16/2009 Eduardus Duin Auburn University Isoprene Synthesis: New catalytic functions for [4Fe-4S] clusters Chemistry/CMS
2/3/2009 Jack Summers Western Carolina University Relevance of metal / anion interactions to biological oxidative stress Chemistry
10/21/2008 Ann Valentine Yale University Bioinorganic Chemistry of Titanium in Medicine and the Environment Chemistry
10/3/2008 Harry Gray Cal Tech The 21st Century Grand Challenge: Splitting Water with Sunlight Chemistry
4/24/2008 Rick Lovell University of South Carolina Salt marsh nitrogen fixation - new organisms and new roles Microbiology
4/17/2008 Carl Bauer Indiana University Oxygen and light control of microbial gene expression Microbiology
3/24/2008 Wayne Outten University of South Carolina Unraveling the mechanism of Suf Fe-S cluster assembly during oxidative stress and iron starvation Chemistry/CMS
2/20/2008 Frank Neese Univ. of Bonn, Germany Spin Dependent Effects in Spectroscopy: Theory and Application Chemistry
1/10/2008 Eric Skaar Vanderbilt University The battle for metal between Staphylococcus aureus and its host Microbiology

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