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UPDATE (March 12, 2020)

Due to campus restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus, all Highlands in Chemistry seminars scheduled for March and April have been cancelled. 

The Highlands in Chemistry seminar series is a weekly event hosted by the Department of Chemistry designed to share research ideas within the chemistry community and beyond. The series was started in 1966 by Alan Clifford, who was appointed chemistry department head the same year. Speakers from all over the world involved in academia, industry, and government come to share their research with colleagues and students.

Highlands seminars take place on Fridays throughout the semester at 2:30 p.m. in Hahn Hall North 140.

Seminar Date Speaker Title
January 24
Host: John Matson
Jurgen Rohr
University of Kentucky
Mithramycin - Biosynthesis and Development of Semi-Synthetic Analogues Against Ewing Sarcoma
January 31
Host: Valerie Welborn
H. Lee Woodcock
University of South Florida
Making the inaccessible, accessible: Novel Techniques for Obtaining Accurate QM/MM Free Energies at Affordable Costs
February 7
Host: Lou Madsen
Jeff Reimer
University of California, Berkeley
NMR and the Grand Challenges of Metal-Organic Frameworks
February 14
Host: John Morris
Linsey Marr
Virginia Tech, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering
What do environmental engineering and chemistry have to do with transmission of the flu?
February 21
Host: Jim Tanko
Andrew Gewirth
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Understanding and Controlling Electrochemistry for Electrolyzers and Batteries
February 28
Host: Webster Santos
Amanda Wolfe
University of North Carolina Asheville
Development and Evaluation of Novel Antibiotic and Adjuvant Therapies to Treat Infectious Bacteria
March 20
Host: Paul Carlier
Paul Helquist
University of Notre Dame
Drug Development in a Highly Interdisciplinary and Multi-institutional Setting
March 27
Host: Graduate Students
Martin Head-Gordon
University of California, Berkeley

April 3
Host: Amanda Morris

Update (3/10/2020): Dr. Walton's Seminar has been cancelled.

Paul Walton
University of York
Gender Equality in Science
April 10
Host: Greg Liu
Barry Thompson
University of Southern California
Reimagining Semiconducting Polymers for Alternative Energy Applications
April 17
Host: Andrew Lowell
Christian Melander
University of Notre Dame
April 24
Host: Felicia Etzkorn
William Lubell
University of Montreal
Synthesis of Heterocyclic Turn Mimics for Allosteric Modulation of G Protein-Coupled Receptors