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November 6, 2017

Surprise Result from Harms Lab Experiment May Help Explain a Protein Puzzle

This illustration shows predicted evolutionary routes for different proteins. Blue paths are falsely predicted as accessible, red paths are falsely predicted as inaccessible.Using computer simulations, UO Biochemist Mike Harms and graduate researcher Zach Sailer thought that they could manipulate a protein one mutation at a time and predict its evolution. They failed, but the team harvested information that may be useful for understanding problems such as antibiotic resistance.

Read the full article in AroundtheO

October 23, 2017

David Johnson – ‘Father of Ferecrystals’

A recent special issue of Crystal Research and Technology is dedicated to David Johnson, the “father of ferecrystals.”

Read more in Advanced Science News

Darren Johnson talks Science and Innovation in Quack Chat


Photo of Darren Johnson in his laboratoryHow a mistake because an opportunity is the subject of Darren Johnson‘s Quack Chat about the story of SupraSensor.

Read more in AroundtheO.


October 17, 2017

Guenza Lab Discovery Being Tapped for New Medical Treatment

A discovery in Marina Guenza‘s UO chemistry lab that was recently published in a major physics journal, Physical Review Letters, is already being tapped by outside scientists working on a new medical treatment for tuberculosis.

Read the paper:

Physical Review LettersUniversality and Specificity in Protein Fluctuation Dynamics

Read more about the lab’s discovery:

AroundtheO: Cancer slows but can’t stop a UO discovery on protein motion Team identifies universality and specificity in protein motions

October 3, 2017

Research by Bruce Branchaud Leads to New Drug

A new anti-inflammatory drug moving into phase two clinical trials to treat two serious diseases was built on a scientific collaboration with UO chemist, Bruce Branchaud.

Read more in AroundtheO and the Daily Emerald:

Drug entering clinical trials has fingerprint of UO chemist

New drug developed by UO chemist could help kidney disease sufferers

June 13, 2017

Physical Chemistry Rotation Talks – June 15th

June 7, 2017

Organic/Inorganic 3rd Year Talks – Friday, June 9th

May 10, 2017

Dissertation Defense – Penghao Li, May 17th

Good luck to Penghao Li as he defends his thesis for his PhD in Chemistry!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
1 PM in 331 Klamath

The title of his thesis is Strained Aromatic Macrocycles as the Building Blocks for Functional Materials.

April 12, 2017

Nanohoop trio makes molecular propeller: Jasti Lab in the News

UO Chemsitry and Biochemistry faculty Ramesh Jasti‘s research group has created a nanohoop propeller that demonstrates potential as a novel porous material.

Read the article in ChemistryWorld

Read their paper in Angewandte Chemie

April 6, 2017

O/I Rotation Talks, April 6-7

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