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New Title “Bimetallic Catalysis in Biology & Synthesis”


Title: Single-Molecule Spectroscopy with Catalysts, Conductive Polymers, and Optical Microresonators

Topic: Protein structure maintenance


Prof. Abe Nitzan has been named the Donner Professor of Physical Sciences. Donner Professorships...

Prof. Joe Subotnik has been awarded an Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Chair. The Kahn Term...

Recent work by Prof. Madeleine Joullié and Dr. Jisun Lee has been featured in...

A new interdisciplinary research center, the Chemical and Nanoparticle Synthesis Core, has been...

Research Highlight

A new paper in the journal Journal of the American Chemical Society authored by Chemistry Associate Professor James Peteresson and his research group details new techniques that could lead to longer-lasting drugs. The effort is a collaboration with colleagues in the Perelman School of Medicine at Penn. Their project explores the use of peptides to help to control a number of biological processes. The paper was highlighted recently in Nature.



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