Category: Colloquium Seminar

Spring 2019 Departmental Seminar

January 30th, 2019 in Colloquium Seminar

BUWIC is proud to announce Dorthee Kern from Brandeis University as our Spring 2019 Departmental Seminar Speaker! Please join us Friday, February 8th, in SCI 113 from 3-4:40PM.


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BUWIC Colloquium Speaker Anna Mapp!

May 8th, 2017 in Colloquium Seminar, Events, Seminars, Uncategorized

On May 8, Anna Mapp from University of Michigan came as BUWIC's 2017 Spring Colloquium Speaker! She met BU faculty, gave a wonderful talk on "capturing transcriptional activators with small molecules."  She rounded out her visit with dinner with some faculty and BUWIC girls at Sonsie!

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Lunch with Dr. Xi Ling!

March 10th, 2017 in Colloquium Seminar, Events, Lunch Q&A

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BUWIC Invited Colloquium Speaker 2015-2016: Prof. Judith Klinman!

May 4th, 2016 in Colloquium Seminar, Events

BUWIC hosted a lunch seminar on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 with our invited colloquium speaker Judith Klinman from the University of California, Berkeley (group page here)!

Dr. Klinman earned her A.B. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1962 and her PhD also from the University of Pennsylvania in 1966.  She was then a postdoctoral fellow at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel.  Dr. Klinman then worked as a research scientist at the Institute for Cancer Research in Philadelphia, PA from 1968-1978.  She was then appointed as the first female faculty member in the chemistry department at the University of California, Berkeley.


Klinman 2015-2016 Colloquium Series lunch

The 2015-2016 Colloquium Series continues Wednesday at 4:00pm with Prof. Judith Klinman the University of California, Berkeley. She will be speaking on:

Trying to "Crack the Code" of Enzyme Catalysis"

Klinman 2015-2016 Colloquium Series

BUWIC Invited Colloquium Speaker 2014-2015: Professor Laura Gagliardi

May 19th, 2015 in Colloquium Seminar

Prof. Laura Gagliardi is currently a distinguished professor in the Chemistry Department at the University of Minnesota and holds a graduate faculty appointment in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. Her research interests span areas such as gas separation and catalysis in metal-organic frameworks, modeling excited states with multireference quantum chemical methods, and quantum chemical characterization of catalytic processes.

Check out her group page: Gagliardi Group Page

Thank you to Professor Gagliardi for visiting BU!

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BUWIC Invited Colloquium Speaker 2013-2014: Prof. Emily Balskus!

May 9th, 2014 in Colloquium Seminar, Events

BUWIC hosted a lunch seminar series Monday, May 12th at 12pm in LSE 103 with our invited colloquium speaker Emily Balskus (Harvard Univeristy, Balskus Home Page). 

Dr. Balskus graduated from Williams College in 2002 as valedictorian with highest honors in chemistry. She later pursued graduate studies in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, receiving her PhD in 2008. From 2008-2011 she was an NIH postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School in the lab of Prof. Christopher T. Walsh. Today, she is an assistant professor in Harvard's Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, where her research focuses on the merging of organic chemistry, biosynthesis, & microbiology.

What: Lunch Seminar

Where: LSE 103

When: Monday, May 12th at 12:00

Who: All grad students, post-docs, and undergrads

We hope to see many of you there!

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The 2013-2014 Colloquium Series continues Monday at 4:00pm with Prof. Emily Balskus from Harvard University. She will be speaking on:

'Gut Reactions: Understanding the Chemistry of the Human Microbiota'

As a note, the lecture series has been moved from SCI 113 to SCI 117 for this semester. Talk begins at 4:00pm, with refreshments served at 3:30pm.

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BUWIC Invited Colloquium Speaker 2012-2013: Prof. Marisa Kozlowski!

February 11th, 2013 in Colloquium Seminar, Events


BUWIC will be hosting Professor Marisa Kozlowski (University of Pennsylvania, Kozlowski Home Page) tomorrow for Monday seminar at 4:00 pm ( LSEB B01). In addition to her science seminar, Prof. Kozlowski will be participating in an informal lunch session earlier in the day to discuss her career path and life in academia.

What: BUWIC lunch with Professor Marisa Kozlowski

When: 12 pm

Where: LSEB 103

Who: Grad students and post-docs welcome!

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 At 4:00pm, the 2012-2013 Colloquium Series continues with Prof. Marisa Kozlowski from University of Pennsylvania.  She will be speaking on:

"Adventures in Oxidative Bond Forming Reactions: Development and Applications in Natural Product Synthesis"

Please remember the lecture series has been moved back to LSEB B01. Talk begins at 4:00pm, with refreshments served at 3:30pm.

BUWIC Invited Colloquium Speaker 2011-2012: Prof. Sarah Reisman

October 10th, 2011 in Colloquium Seminar, Events

Mark your calendar for the BUWIC invited colloquium speaker, Prof. Sarah Reisman.  In addition to the research seminar, there will be a lunch with BUWIC members.

Monday October 31st

Lunch with BUWIC members

LSEB 103   12:00-1:30pm
Open to all current BUWIC members, no RSVP required.

Prof. Reisman will discuss how her life and career choices have influenced her ultimate choice of a career in academia. Questions and discussion will be welcome.


Colloquium Research Seminar

LSEB B01  4:00-5:00pm

“New Methods and Strategies for the Enantioselective Synthesis of Polycyclic Natural Products”

Abstract: The overarching goal of the Reisman laboratory is to discover, develop, and study new chemical reactions within the context of natural product total synthesis. To this end, our laboratory has several ongoing research programs targeting the total synthesis of biologically active diterpenoid and ETP natural products. This seminar will describe our recent progress in these endeavors, including our synthetic studies toward the natural products maoecrystal Z and acetylaranotin.