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Seminar Schedule Spring 2015
Seminars in Medicinal Chemistry/Pharmacognosy


(Seminars are Fridays at 11:30 AM in Room 134-3 PHARM in Chicago
and via remote in E226 in Rockford unless otherwise noted)

 

Monday, January 5
Time: 10:30 AM

Faculty Candidate Seminar:
Biosynthesis with a Twist: Giant Peptide Toxins from the Sponge Theonella swinhoei

Room: 134-2 PHARM
(E216 Rockford)

Michael F. Freeman, PhD
Human Frontier Science Program Long-term Post-doctoral Fellow, ETH Zurich, Institute of Microbiology, Z├╝rich, Switzerland

   

Tuesday, January 6
Time: 11:30 AM

Faculty Candidate Seminar:
Natural Products: Engineering Structural Diversity and Addressing the Supply Problem

Room: 134-2 PHARM
(E216 Rockford)

Alessandra Eustaquio da Silva, PhD
Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

   

Friday, January 9

No Seminar

 

No Seminar

   

Monday, January 12 -- Spring Semester Begins

Friday, January 16

TBA

 

TBA

 

Wednesday, January 21
Time: 10:30 AM

Faculty Candidate Seminar:
Unraveling the Duality of Specialized Metabolites

Room: 36 PHARM
(E226 Rockford)

Laura Sanchez, PhD
IRACDA Fellow, University of California, San Diego

   

Friday, January 23

15th Webster-Sibilsky Lecture

 

William H. Gerwick, PhD, Professor, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
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Monday, January 26
Time: 10:30 AM

Faculty Candidate Seminar:
Expanding the Chemical Space of Biosynthesis Through Discovery and Engineering

Room: 32 PHARM
(E210 Rockford)

John McIntosh, PhD
California Institute of Technology (CalTech) Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

   

Thursday, January 29
Time: 10:30 AM

Faculty Candidate Seminar:
Design of polyketide synthases for the engineered production of highly reduced compounds

Room: 36 PHARM
(E226 Rockford)

Ryan M Phelan, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Keasling Lab, University of California, Berkeley / Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

   

Friday, January 30

TBA

TBA

 

Wednesday, February 4
Time: 10:30 AM

Faculty Candidate Seminar:
How to Plug Ion Channels and Kill Viruses?

Room: 36 PHARM
(E226 Rockford)

Ian Tietjen, PhD
The University of British Columbia
Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics

   

Friday, February 6

No Seminar

 

 

   

Friday, February 13

TBA

 

Nancy Freitag, PhD
UIC, Dept. of Microbiology

 

Friday, February 20

TBA

 

TBA

   

Friday, February 27

College of Pharmacy Research Day
TBA

 

TBA

 

Friday, March 6

TBA

 

Veneet Gupta, Rush University

   

Friday, March 13

TBA

 

TBA

 

Friday, March 20

Third Annual Farnsworth Lecture:
TBA

 

Mansukh C. Wani, PhD, Principal Scientist Emeritus, Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Wani-NCI

   

Friday, March 27

TBA

 

Shaun Lee, PhD
Notre Dame University

 

Friday, April 3

TBA

 

Gill Belofsky

   

Friday, April 10

No Seminar: MIKI 2015

 

The University of Kansas

 

Saturday, April 11

No Seminar: MIKI 2015

 

The University of Kansas

 

Sunday, April 12

No Seminar: MIKI 2015

 

The University of Kansas

 

Friday, April 17

TBA

 

George Haas, Kraft Foods

   

Friday, April 24

TBA

 

Carolyn Smith, Baylor College of Medicine

 

Friday, May 1

TBA

 

Emily Scott, Kansas

   

Friday, May 8

No Seminar (Finals Week)

 

No Seminar

 

Friday, May 15

TBA

 

TBA

   

Course Coordinator: Michael Federle