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Previous Blomquist Lectures

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Spring 2008

David Evans, Harvard University

  • March 26: Some Personal Thoughts on Developments in the Field of Organic Synthesis
  • March 27: Asymmetric Synthesis with Chiral Metal Complexes

Fall 2006

Albert Heck, Utrecht University

  • November 2: Chemical Proteomics; Fishing in Deep Waters;
  • November 3: Macromolecular Mass Spectrometry; Protein Machineries on the Fly

Spring 2005

Dale Boger, The Scripps Research Institute

  • April 25: Chemistry at the Chemistry-Biology Interface;
  • April 26: Vancomycin and Ramoplanin: Synthetic and Mechanistic Studies

Fall 2003

Eiichi Nakamura, University of Tokyo

  • November 3: Organic Synthesis: The Gateway to Nanoscience;
  • November 4: Reaction Pathways of Organometallic Reactions - Theory Meets Experiments

Spring 2003

Karl Anker Jørgensen, Aarhus University, Denmark

  • March 10: A Failed Reaction Leading to New Catalytic Organic
  • March 11: Transformations; Catalytic Asymmetric Cycloaddition

Fall 2001

Guy Ourisson, University of Strasbourg

  • November 12: Elements of Molecular Taphonomy, or the Discovery of Undiscovered Natural Products
  • November 13: The Membrane Hypothesis of the Origin of Life

Spring 2000

Dennis Dougherty, California Institute of Technology

  • May 9: Physical Organic Chemistry on the Brain I. A Cation-p Interaction at the Nicotine Receptor
  • May 10: Physical Organic Chemistry on the Brain II. Chemical Probes of Neuroreceptor Function

Spring 1999

Jack Dunitz, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH), Zürich

  • April 15: Attractions and Repulsions in Molecular Crystals
  • April 16: Polymorphism: The Same and Yet Different

Spring 1998

Samuel J. Danishefsky, Columbia University

  • April 27: On the Chemistry-Biology Interface: From Glycals to Clinically Evaluatable Carbohydrate-Based Antitumor Vaccines
  • April 28: From Fantasy to Reality: A Travel log in the Fascinating World of Total Synthesis

Fall 1996

Victor Hruby, University of Arizona

  • October 21: Conformational and Topographical Considerations in de novo Design of Bioactive Peptides and Peptidomimetics
  • October 22: Combinatorial Chemistry: A Critical Examination

Spring 1996

John D. Baldeschwieler, California Institute of Technology

  • April 17: New Approaches to Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy
  • April 18: Visualizing the World of Atoms and Molecules with Scanning Probe Microscopy