Haven Baker is in charge of the potato development at Simplot, a company that recently received U.S.D.A. approval to plant its modified potatoes.
Professor Matthias Mann, Director in the Department of Proteomics and Signal Transduction at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Munich, has been named as the inaugural recipient of the Barry L. Karger Medal in Bioanalytical Chemistry.
The American Chemical Society (ACS) student chapter at Northeastern University has been selected to receive a Green Chemistry Award for its activities conducted during the 2013-14 academic year.
Professor Graham B. Jones and Dr. Nadeesha Ranasinghe’s work on Flow and Microwave Assisted Synthesis of Medicinally Relevant Indoles continues to garner positive feedback and glowing reviews.
Professor Thomas Gilbert was quoted in the October issue of Chemistry and Engineering News in an article entitled “Thomas Edison Labs Named Landmark.” Gilbert can also be seen in the photographs that accompany the feature article.
Congratulations to Dr. Brian S. Fulton on the publication of his new book, Drug Discovery for the Treatment of Addiction: Medicinal Chemistry Strategies! The book will be available through Amazon and other book retailers on September 15, 2014.
The department would like to thank Carole Sharpazian (LA’66, MS’72) for her continued support of our undergraduate students! Her tireless contributions to the co-op program has yielded amazing results, with former scholars continuing on to medical, dental and veterinary schools.
Eugene S. Smotkin will present a Plenary Lecture at the Operando V Conference in Deauville, France, May 17 – 21. This is the 5th International Conference on Operando Spectroscopy. Professor Smotkin is known for being the first to obtain FTIR and X-ray absorption spectroscopy of electrochemical devices under normal operating conditions. Information is available at operando5.org Faculty at Northeastern are encouraged to attend.
Distinguished Professor and Nobel Laureate Martin Karplus presents, “Motion: The Hallmark of Life. From Marsupials to Molecules.”
College and high school students learning together? The thought of this intellectual cross-pollination is intriguing and the results are even more interesting. According to Kristian Teichert, a second-year biochemistry student here at Northeastern, this might be the future of education.