Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri, Chemistry 8087, Spring Semester 2009

Coordinator: Prof. Rainer Glaser (
Mondays @ noon, Large Conference Room, 125 Chemistry Building

January 26 No Meeting
February 2 As part of MU's support of the National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions, Prof. Rainer Glaser, MU, presents: Uncle Sam (Quite Desperately) Needs Your Help: The Challenges of Carbon Sequestration and Storage
February 9 No Meeting
February 16 Prof. Jessica Martin, Department of Natural Sciences, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Marine natural products: novel iron binding compounds produced by marine fungi
February 23 No Meeting
March 2 Mr. Zachary Houston, Dr. Hawthorne Group
Lit. Sem.: Scratching the Surface: A Timeline and Roadmap of Dip-Pen Nanolithography (DPN)
March 9 No Meeting
March 16 Mr. Zhengxin Cai, Dr. Harmata Group
Lit. Sem.: Organocatalysis Based on Hydrogen Bonding
March 30 Dr. Jingjing Zheng, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota
Hydrogen Atom Tunneling in Prebiotic Synthesis of Adenine
April 6 Prof. Barbara Gerratana, University of Maryland. Hosted by Dr. Peter Tipton.
Biosynthesis of Pyrrolobenzodiazepines, Potent Antitumor Natural Products
April 13 Dr. Paul Peterman, Columbia Environmental Research Center (CERC), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Columbia's USGS Environmental Research Lab -- Toxicity at Low but Environmentally Relevant Concentrations
April 20 Mr. Aswin Garimalla, Dr. Harmata Group
Lit. Sem.: Click Chemistry
April 27 No Meeting
May 4 No Meeting