Penn Chemistry Advisory Board member Jeffrey Beck passes away

Jeffrey S. Beck passed away on April 7 in Houston, TX. Jeff received his PhD from this department with Larry Sneddon in 1989 and has been a member of the Penn Chemistry Scientific Advisory Board since its inception. In addition to a memorial service in Houston, a service is being planned for New Jersey next month.

 

Penn Chemistry Research Featured in C&E News

The April 9 issue of C&E News highlighted recent publications from Professor E. James Petersson's research group outlining new methods for tracking protein motion and their application to studying the pathological proteins of Parkinson's Disease.

 

Graduate Student Ursula Williams acknowledged by ACS

Graduate Student Ursula Williams (Schelter group) was named as one of 12 recipients nationally of the Eli Lilly Travel Award by the Women Chemists Committee (WCC) of the American Chemical Society. This highly competitive award provides funding for female undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral fellows to travel to a national meeting and present their research. Ursula recently attended the ACS National Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Eric Schelter speaks at the Chemical Heritage Foundation

On Friday, April 6 University of Pennsylvania chemistry professor Eric Schelter will explain how rare-earth elements are used to create fluorescent and ultraviolet dyes that are embedded in dollars and euros to prevent counterfeiting. He'll also discuss other notable uses of rare earths in electronics and energy technologies, as well as the implications of China's disproportionate possession--and recent withholding--of these precious metals.

 

James Petersson & Joseph Subotnik named Sloan Fellows

James Petersson and Joe Subotnik have both been named as 2012 Sloan Research Fellows. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 118 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. 

The full list of Sloan Research Fellows is linked below:


Marisa Kozlowski named a Penn Fellow

University of Pennsylvania Provost Vincent Price and Vice Provost for Faculty Lynn Hollen Lees have appointed Professor Marisa Kozlowski to the fourth cohort of the Penn Fellows. The Penn Fellows program, begun in 2009, provides leadership development to select Penn faculty members in mid-career.

Gai research featured

A research group led by Penn Chemistry Professor Feng Gai has devised a way to watch proteins fold in "real-time," which could lead to a better understanding of protein folding and misfolding in general. Click the link to read the full story.

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