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Friday, December 09, 2016


Seminar

Materials Student Seminar


Tiancheng Zuo Ren Wiscons 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Monday, December 12, 2016


Seminar

Enabling Bioactive Functions Through Bio-Inspired Polymeric Materials


Dr. Jia Niu , Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Santa Barbara
Enabling Bioactive Functions Through Bio-Inspired Polymeric Materials
Biological systems have demonstrated remarkable capabilities in generating a great variety of biopolymers with functions that are beyond the reach of traditional synthetic macromolecules. The development of the bio-inspired polymeric materials that mimic the sequences, structures, or functions of the biopolymers will not only improve the material properties of these synthetic systems, but also provide significant opportunities to enable novel bioactive functions that complement, or even exceed those of the biopolymers. This seminar will present two case studies involving these bio-inspired polymeric materials. The first part will illustrate a strategy to directly engineer live cell surfaces through cell surface-initiated controlled radical polymerization and highlight its utility in significantly improving the grafting efficiency and enable the active manipulation of cellular phenotypes. The second part of the talk will describe the design and implementation of a directed evolution system for the discovery of a carbohydrate-nucleic acid hybrid material with high specificity for lectin recognition. Taken together, these examples of bio-inspired polymeric materials have revealed unique structures and exciting potentials at the convergence of synthetic polymers and biopolymers.
Chem 1640
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Monday, December 19, 2016


Seminar

BioInorganic Group (BIG) Meeting Seminar


CHEM 1706
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Seminar

TBA


Prof. Regan Thomson , Northwestern University
4:00pm - 5:30pm


Thursday, April 06, 2017


Seminar

TBA


Prof. Aaron Aponick , Associate Professor of Chemistry1640 Chemistry
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Seminar

Onn Brandman


Prof Onn Brandman , Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Stanford University
1640 Chem
4:00PM - 5:30PM
brandman@gmail.com


Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Seminar

TBA


Qiu Wang , Duke University
4:00 PM - 5:00pm


Tuesday, June 06, 2017


Bristol-Myers Squibb Symposium Symposium

TBA


John Hartwig , UC-Berkeley
2:00pm - 5:30pm