Biological Chemistry seminar: Melike Lakadamyali, University of Pennsylvania

Thu, 2018-02-15 15:00 - 16:00
Carolyn Hoff Lynch Room
"Visualizing biology at the nanoscale"

Biological Chemistry Seminar: Seth Zost, University of Pennsylvania, John C. Makris Memorial Lecture

Thu, 2018-01-18 15:00 - 16:00
"Trying to hit a moving target: dissecting human antibody responses against influenza A viruses"

George T. Furst (1946-2018)

The Department of Chemistry is deeply saddened to share the passing of our longtime NMR Director, Dr. George Furst.


His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30am Saturday, January 13, at St. Ignatius Church, 999 Reading Avenue, Yardley, PA. Entombment will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 8:30am to 10am Saturday at the FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 S. Delaware Avenue (River Road), Yardley.


David Chenoweth Leads Research for New Patent with Arrakis Therapeutics

Arrakis Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company based in Massachusetts, announced earlier this week that it has agreed to a license agreement with Penn based on research developed by Prof. David Chenoweth and his research group in the area of small molecule drug candidates that directly target RNA. The license will allow utilization of technology related to families of compounds that selectively bind specific nucleic acid structures, called three-way junctions, that are present in folded RNA and have attractive characteristics for potential therapeutic targeting of RNA. 

Organic Chemistry Seminar Dr. Noah Burns (Stanford University)

Mon, 2018-04-23 12:00 - 13:00
Host: Winkler
Carol Lynch Lecture Hall Chemistry Complex
Attached Document: 

Title: Selective Halogenation and the Study of Noncanonical Lipids



Penn Chemistry Scientific Advisory Board Career Panel

Thu, 2017-12-07 16:30 - 17:30

Please join us as a distinguished panel of experts discusses career paths for the next generation of scientists.

Scheduled participants:


Dr. P. Roy Vagelos, Merck (retired)

Dr. Kelly George, L’Oreal

Dr. Michele Kercher-DiVerdi, Vertex

Dr. Lori Gavrin, GlaxoSmithKline

Dr. Kenneth DelRossi, ExxonMobil

Dr. Wenqing Yao, Incyte

Dr. Ruth Wexler, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Dr. Gary Phillips, Mallinckrodt


All attendees are welcome to join the panel at a reception following the event.


BMS Lecture (David Liu, Harvard & John Hynes, BMS)

Wed, 2018-05-23 14:00 - 16:00

David Liu, Harvard


John Hynes, BMS

Lynch Lecture Hall
Attached Document: 

John Hynes

Bristol-Myers Squibb


Discovery of Pyridine Amide Based Inhibitors of Interleukin Receptor-Associated Kinase 4 (IRAK4) for the Treatment of Lupus


David R. Liu

Harvard University


Base editing: Site-selective chemistry on the genome of living cells

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

2:00 PM

Penn Chemistry Alumni Award (Judith Klinman, Berkeley)

Wed, 2018-05-09 13:30 - 16:00
Judith Klinman, Berkeley Other speakers: Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, Daniel Herschlag, & Wilfred van der Donk
Lynch Lecture Hall

Gilbert Stork Lecture (Eiichi Nakamura, U. Tokyo)

Fri, 2018-05-04 12:00 - 13:00

Prof. Eiichi Nakamura

University of Tokyo

Lynch Lecture Hall
Attached Document: 

Chemistry: A Bridge between the Molecular World and the Real World


POCC Student Choice Lecture (Dean Toste, Berkeley)

Thu, 2018-04-19 06:00 - 21:00
Dean Toste, Berkeley
Time and Location TBD
Sponsored by the Fox Chase Chemical Diversity Center Time and Location TBD

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