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  1. THE ROLE OF DIMER ASYMMETRY AND
    PROTOMER DYNAMICS IN ENZYME CATALYSIS
    Prosser and coauthor Pai examine a homodimeric enzyme, fluoroacetate
    dehalogenase, which converts a highly toxic pesticide into a harmless
    metabolite, and explore the role of enzyme dynamics in the process.
    Prosser Group, Science, January 2017
  2. Graphical depiction of overall 2D scheme of coated gold microelectrode.
    BIOFOULING-RESISTANT [K+]o SENSOR
    FOR MONITORING EPILEPSY
    A novel approach for in vivo spatio-temporal measurements of [K+]o
    using multichannel monolayer coated gold microelectrodes reveals
    new physiological events not previously seen during seizures in mice.
    Thompson Group, Biosensors, December 2016
  3. SOLAR POWERED REVERSE WATER
    GAS SHIFT REACTION
    The role of defects on the electronic & photocatalytic properties of
    In2O3-x(OH)y NPs for the reverse water-gas shift reaction are revealed,
    a key advance towards efficient catalysts for the CO2 reduction reaction.
    Ozin Group, PNAS, December 2016
  4. Macrocyclization reaction between a linear peptide, an aldehyde and (N-isocyanimino)triphenylphosphorane.
    OXADIAZOLE GRAFTS IN PEPTIDE
    MACROCYCLES
    A new macrocyclization reaction delivers cyclic molecules for
    exploration in drug discovery.
    Yudin Group, Nature Chemistry, December 2016
  5. Figure showing a high degree of bond-selectivity dependent on adsorbate bond alignment.
    BOND SELECTIVE REACTION
    Kelvin Anggara, Kai Huang and Lydie Leung in Polanyi's group
    have shown and explained a hundredfold bond-selectivity in
    electron-induced reaction at a smooth metal surface.
    Polanyi Group, Nature Communications, December 2016
  6. Graphical depiction of overall 2D scheme of coated gold microelectrode.
    SYNTHESIS OF CYCLIC POLYMERS BY ALKYNE
    HOMOCOUPLING
    Seferos & colleagues describe the first use of an alkyne homocoupling
    procedure to prepare conjugated polymer macrocycles, a new general
    strategy for cyclizing polymers prepared by catalyst-transfer polymerization.
    Seferos Group, ACS Macro Letters, September 2016
CSC 2017

Awards:

Andrei Yudin and Aaron Wheeler win Connaught Innovation Awards

Andrei Yudin and Aaron Wheeler win Connaught Innovation Awards

Professors Andrei Yudin and Aaron Wheeler are among nine researchers who will share in $790,000 in funding through the 2016-17 Connaught Innovation Awards, funding intended to accelerate the development of a promising technology and promote commercialization or knowledge transfer.

Yudin and his team will leverage their recently discovered process for installing heterocyclic grafts in the frameworks of macrocycles to construct a 2000-member library of oxadiazole-containing orally bioavailable macrocycles that will target intracellular protein-protein interaction targets, enabling the development of new pharmaceutical agents.

Wheeler and his team are collaborating with researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital to develop "the ultimate prenatal test" that can non-invasively test for genetic diseases, posing no risk to the mother and unborn baby, potentially replacing amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS).


News and Announcements:

Launch of Chemistry Graduate Mentorship Program

Launch of Chemistry Graduate Mentorship Program

On January 18, 2017 the inaugural year of the Chemistry Graduate Mentorship Program began. This new initiative pairs current graduate students in Chemistry with departmental alumni for a year of one-on-one mentoring. For the first year of this program, 10 graduate students have been matched with alumni who have followed a diverse range of career paths. We're looking forward to a great first year of the program, and are thankful to our dedicated alumni who have volunteered their time to support our current students!


Research2Reality: The Paint That Can Turn Any Surface into a Solar Cell

Research2Reality: The Paint That Can Turn Any Surface into a Solar Cell

Professor Dwight Seferos' research is focused on the development of new, carbon-based materials for solar cells, and in this Research2Reality Orange Chair Session, Seferos imagines the possibilities for new solar materials enabled by carbon.

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