UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 5/12/2014

XXXVIII - No. 17 May 12th, 2014

Please join us in congratulating all the presenters at the Undergraduate Poster Session from Friday 5/02/2014!!! All the presenters did a phenomenal job, which made the judging extremely difficult again this year!
In the end, Josh Shutter (McMahon/Woods groups), Jyothiprashanth Prabakaran (Strieter group), Natalie Lenz (Bashirullah group), Thejas Wesley (Dumesic group) and Matt Sternke (Record group) were awarded $300 for their outstanding presentations.  Lizz Krantz (Barta/Landis group) was also  awarded an honorable mention for her poster.
We would also like to sincerely thank you for your continued guidance and support of our undergraduate researchers. Without your help, this event would not be possible!!!
The Chemistry Newsletter will be going to Bi-weekly publication for the Summer after this week's newsletter. Please continue to drop/send material for the newsletter to me in the copy center or e-mail to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu. We will publish the newsletter on the off week for special announcements. Thank You.
2014 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

May 13, 2014


Friday, May 16th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 3:00 pm, Room 1361 and Shain Atrium. Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison "Graduation Celebration"
Saturday, May 17th, 2014 - Department, Organic Special Event, 8:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Hans Reich, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry "Professor Hans Reich Celebration Symposium"
Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Special Event, 8:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Jim Skinner, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Professor Jim Skinner Celebration Symposium"
Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Special Event, 8:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Jim Skinner, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Professor Jim Skinner Celebration Symposium"
Thursday, June 19th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry Bldg.. Professor YiJing Yan, University of Science and Technology of China "Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar"
Undergraduate, Graduate and Post-Doctoral students are invited to submit an application for a Travel Grant to attend the 2014 NOBCChE Annual Conference in New Orleans September 23-26, 2014. Students also may submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation consideration. Travel grants cover registration and hotel stay.
Apply for a Travel Grant: https://www.nobcche.org/conference/college-central/advancing-science. Submit an Abstract: https://www.nobcche.org/conference/abstract-submission.
The conference is an excellent opportunity for students to present their work, explore graduate school and career opportunities in the exhibit hall, interact with fellow students and connect with senior leaders from government, industry and academia. There also will be small group and one-on-one career coaching including advice on resumes. Don't miss out!
Visit: www.nobcche.org for more information.
We are offering you an invitation to attend and present a poster at an important upcoming workshop, Building an Integrated MGI Accelerator Network, to be held June 5-6, 2014 at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.  This workshop is an excellent opportunity to learn the latest about ongoing Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) activities, share your ideas and work in this area, and get involved in an integrated effort to realize MGI goals.
The goal of this workshop is to explore the elements that will enable acceleration of an integrated MGI network and to structure effective collaboration as necessary to efficiently realize the goals of MGI.  The workshop will include a series of presentations that frame the opportunities in MGI to point towards the importance of networking of universities, industry, government labs, and information infrastructure.   Speakers from government, universities, and industry will describe significant ongoing MGI efforts and ideas for how an integrated MGI effort can be established.  We will also have a set of domain-oriented breakout sessions to probe opportunities for integration and suggest concrete steps for its realization, as well as a poster session highlighting major MGI initiatives.
To register, find out more about the workshop, and take advantage of our special lodging rates, please go to http://acceleratornetwork.org/event/building-an-integrated-mgi-accelerat....
Registration and special lodging will close May 16 but are likely to fill up before then so please do not wait. We have a limit of 200 participants and space is filing up fast.
Also, if you are interested in presenting a poster on your work we would welcome your participation in this part of the workshop as well.  The posters are meant to highlight work that is related to a significant MGI initiative.  Posters are 36" wide and 48" tall.  We have room for only 20-30 posters so space may be limited and priority will be given to posters received earlier.  Please send the title of the poster to Jud Ready (jud.ready@gatech.edu) as soon as possible and by May 16 at the latest. We look forward to see you in Atlanta!

Mutational Analysis of Preamyloid Intermediates: The Role of His-Tyr Interactions in Islet Amyloid Formation.
Tu, LH; Serrano, AL; Zanni, MT*; Raleigh, DP.
BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 106 (7):1520-1527; 10.1016/j.bpj.2013.12.052 APR 1 2014.
An idealized molecular geometry library for refinement of poorly behaved molecular fragments with constraints.
Guzei, IA*.
JOURNAL OF APPLIED CRYSTALLOGRAPHY, 47 806-809; 10.1107/S1600576714004427 2 APR 2014.
Aminodiols via Stereocontrolled Oxidation of Methyleneaziridines.
Rigoli, JW; Guzei, IA*; Schomaker, JM*.
ORGANIC LETTERS, 16 (6):1696-1699; 10.1021/ol5003576 MAR 21 2014.
Gas-Phase Ion Isomer Analysis Reveals the Mechanism of Peptide Sequence Scrambling.
Jia, CX; Wu, Z; Lietz, CB; Liang, ZD; Cui, Q*; Li, LJ*.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 86 (6):2917-2924; 10.1021/ac401578p MAR 18 2014.
Site-Specific Characterization of D-Amino Acid Containing Peptide Epimers by Ion Mobility Spectrometry.
Jia, CX; Lietz, CB; Yu, Q; Li, LJ*.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 86 (6):2972-2981; 10.1021/ac4033824 MAR 18 2014.
Electronic tuning of Mo-2(thioamidate)(4) complexes through pi-system substituents and cis/trans isomerism.
Dolinar, BS; Berry, JF*.
DALTON TRANSACTIONS, 43 (16):6165-6176; 10.1039/c4dt00297k 2014.
Intelligent Data Acquisition Blends Targeted and Discovery Methods.
Bailey, DJ; McDevitt, MT; Westphall, MS; Pagliarini, DJ; Coon, JJ*.
JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH, 13 (4):2152-2161; 10.1021/pr401278j APR 2014.
Cytotoxicity of Paclitaxel in Breast Cancer Is due to Chromosome Missegregation on Multipolar Spindles.
Zasadil, LM; Andersen, KA; Yeum, D; Rocque, GB; Wilke, LG; Tevaarwerk, AJ; Raines, RT*; Burkard, ME; Weaver, BA.
Challenges and recent advances in mass spectrometric imaging of neurotransmitters.
Gemperline, E; Chen, BM; Li, LJ*.
BIOANALYSIS, 6 (4):525-540; 10.4155/bio.13.341 FEB 2014.
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E Ink Corporation is the leading supplier of electronic paper display (EPD) technologies. Analytical Chemist. Reporting to the Associate Vice President of the Analytical Technology Group, this individual will be a member of a team responsible for inventing and implementing methods to measure critical parameters required to ensure the quality, performance, and reliability of our existing and future products throughout their lifecycles.
     •    Solve critical manufacturing problems requiring analytical skills in a timely fashion
     •    Interact with vendors and suppliers to solve technical problems, develop test methods, document                 and conduct gages
     •    Collaborate with colloid scientists, ink formulators and engineers during test method development
          and problem solving
     •    Develop test methods that can be transferred to the quality team
     •    Run internal Gage R&R on test methods and trouble shoot issues
     •    Plan, schedule and execute experiments using DOE
     •    Analyze, present and document the results
     •    Participate in brainstorming sessions
     •    B.S. or M.S. in Chemistry or Materials Science
     •    5-10 years of laboratory experience
     •    Demonstrated experimental skills to work at the lab bench
     •    Demonstrated knowledge in chromatography, spectroscopy, inorganic and wet chemistry, thermal
          analysis, particle size analysis and microscopy
     •    Sound analytical skills, attention to details and strong demonstrated problem solving skills
     •    Excellent communication skills, a strong sense of urgency and a performance metrics-driven style
To apply, please go to our website at: www.eink.com to the About Us section and Job Opportunities. Also, please email our recruiter, Ellen Gallant, at: egallant@eink.com.
Job Openings for new Group Leaders in Chemical Biology at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona). The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) in Barcelona invites applications from outstanding investigators for independent Group Leader positions to join the Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Programme. Applications from both senior and junior scientists are welcomed. IRB Barcelona is an independent, non-profit institute jointly set up by the Government of Catalonia and the University of Barcelona and located at the Barcelona Science Park. IRB Barcelona performs multidisciplinary research of excellence at the interface between structural and computational biology, chemistry, and biology. The candidate will be expected to develop cutting-edge multidisciplinary research in the field of chemical biology. IRB Barcelona will provide successful candidates with a generous start-up package and access to state-of-the art facilities, including mass spectrometry, NMR, combinatorial chemistry, high-throughput protein expression, automated crystallography and electron microscopy. IRB Barcelona researchers also have access to the ALBA Synchrotron (www.cells.es) and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (www.bsc.es), both located nearby. Applications including a CV, letter of intent, brief (2-page) research proposal and the names of at least three referees should be sent no later than 9 June 2014 to: irbglcall@irbbarcelona.org. More information at: www.irbbarcelona.org.
Environmental Technician / Environmental Health Specialist. Prairie Island Indian Community. 5636 Sturgeon Lake Rd, Welch, MN 55089, 1-800-554-5473.
Job Opportunity: Closing Date: Friday, May 30th, 2014. Job Title: Environmental Health Specialist. Department: Land and Environment. Employment Status: Full-Time, Salaried, Exempt. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and as needed. Grant funded position (US EPA, Section 103 of Clean Air Act Program). This grant project ends 3/31/2015 with option to pursue additional project funding each fiscal year.
The Prairie Island Indian Community is seeking a full-time Environmental Health Specialist (EHS) who will plan, develop, and implement an outdoor and indoor Tribal Air Program for the Prairie Island Indian Community (PIIC). The EHS will implement a Clean Air Act Section 103 grant funded project to develop a Tribal Air Program for the PIIC including investigating air quality, completing an emissions inventory, and development and management of an ambient air monitoring program. Native American Preference will apply.
     •    Manage and administer the Tribal Air Program
     •    Participate in relevant air quality conferences
     •    Coordinate with tribal, local, and federal air professionals on region wide air issues
     •    Investigate and identify monitoring needs and data gaps
     •    Prepare an emissions inventory
     •    Develop an Indoor Air Quality Program
     •    Conduct indoor air quality assessments, including assisting with radon risk reduction
     •    Conduct outdoor air quality monitoring activities
     •    Maintain all monitoring equipment
     •    Serve as tribal staff contact on all outdoor and indoor air quality issues
     •    Obtain the necessary training to perform the duties of an Environmental Health Specialist
     •    Represent PIIC and establish a tribal presence in regional and national air organizations
     •    Conduct public outreach activities and education for residents and employees of PIIC
     •    Assist with grant writing and the management and reporting requirements of grants
     •    Provide assistance and information to the tribal government and other tribal decision makers as
          needed to allow for sound environmental decision making
     •    Other related duties as assigned by the Environmental Program Manager, Tribal Administrator
          and/or Tribal Council
     •    Bachelor's Degree in environmental science, air quality, air pollution technology, chemistry, biology
          or related degree required
     •    Master's degree or one to two years related environmental experience desired
     •    Ability to travel frequently during the first year, and as needed
     •    Ability to work independently
     •    Ability to work with tribal, federal, state, and county officials, tribal members, and staff
     •    Grant management skills desired                   
     •    Strong written and verbal communication
     •    Sensitive to Native American culture and Native American Environmental matters
     •    Must pass a UA (drug screening) test
     •    Must have valid driver's license and proof of insurability
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job the employee may occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and lift or move up to 50 pounds, such as heavy monitoring equipment. Many job duties are conducted outdoors and the employee must be able to handle such elements as wind, rain, snow, and extreme temperatures.
NATIVE AMERICAN PREFERENCE: Native American Preference will be given to Native American candidates who present proof of eligibility for preference. For questions or to submit cover letter and resume please contact: Kyle Herdina, Environmental Program Manager, at kherdina@piic.org or (651)385-4165.


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