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Monday, June 8, 2015

Advanced NMR Workshop June 10 and 11

Announcement Advanced NMR Workshop: June 10 and 11

To register click here

With the fume hoods down do you have nothing fun to do this week, how about some NMR:

Advanced NMR Workshop

Wednesday June 10 and Thursday June 11, 9am to noon each day

This advanced workshop is available to undergraduate students and/or graduate students/postdocs who have already taken the Introductory NMR Workshop or who have completed the third year Spectroscopic Structure Identification course (59-330/332) and who have demonstrated sufficient competence to the NMR Facility Manager. No experience in solid state NMR is required.


The workshop will briefly cover the physical theory behind the advanced NMR experiments but the focus will be on demonstrating the uses of these experiments and practical aspects of experimental set up .

The schedule will consist of a mixture of lectures and of hands-on sessions on the NMR spectrometers where participants will get the opportunity to set up experiments and collect data.

 The topics covered include:

  • DOSY
 
  • COSY 
  • 
NOESY/ROESY
 
  • HMQC/HMBC
 
  • Differences between solution and solid state NMR
 
  • Solid State NMR sample preparation
 
  • Magic-angle spinning – MAS (tuning the angle with KBr)
 
  • Cross-polarization (CP) MAS
 
  • Basic 1H and 13C SSNMR experiments 
  • 
Pulse field gradients
 
  • Shaped Pulses
 
  • Selective 1D NOESY
 
  • HOMODEC
 
  • DEPTQ



 
Enrolment is free but numbers are limited.



Registration can be done using the link below or at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry-NMR Facility webpage


Friday, June 5, 2015

43rd Ontario-Quebec Physical Organic Minisymposium - POMS2015

43rd Ontario-Quebec Physical Organic Minisymposium - POMS2015
The University of Windsor is delighted to hold the 43rd Ontario-Quebec Physical Organic Minisymposium (POMs), which runs from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, 2015.

POMs is one of the premier regional physical organic chemistry meetings in North America and emphasizes the active participation of graduate students and postdocs. It is hold annually in either Ontario or Quebec but draws participants from all neighbouring provinces and states and beyond. We encourage the participation of all researchers who apply physical organic chemistry principles in all aspects of chemical sciences, including biological and materials chemistry.

For more information, please visit:
http://www1.uwindsor.ca/chemistry/chemistry/43rd-ontario-quebec-physical-organic-minisymposium-poms2015 


Thursday, April 16, 2015

ChemProm - April 30

This year's ChemProm is taking place at the Caboto Club on April 30, 2015 at 7 pm.

Tickets are $40 apiece, and can be purchased from Zainab or Marlene.

All students, staff, faculty and friends are welcome!


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Summer 2015 teaching job postings now on line

Looking for a summer teaching job?

GA/TA Job Postings have been made, as per article 12:01 of the CUPE 4580 Collective Agreement.

All postings and related information can be viewed at:


Applications must be submitted to: Beth Kickham in Essex Hall, Room 275-D.

Deadline for receiving applications is: Monday, April 13th, 2015 at 4:30pm or until positions have been filled.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sessional Instructor Postings - Fall 2015

Sessional Instructor Postings - Fall 2015

Please visit our Employment Opportunities web page for information on sessional positions available for Fall 2015.  The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications from qualified individuals who are interested in teaching these courses as posted.  

Pharmacology for Health Sciences - 03-59-391-01
Lipids, Lipoproteins, and Signaling - 03-59-469-01

Biochemistry & Cell Biology – Lipids & Membranes - 03-59-675

Biotechnology Entrepreneurship - 03-59-690-01


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Students shine at SOUSCC

Students shine at SOUSCC

The Department congratulates our presenters at the 2015 Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

This year SOUSCC had 124 submissions in the following categories: Educational (3); Biological (18); Analytical (14); Physical (20); Organic (21); Inorganic (16); posters (32).

Our students did a fantastic job and were very competitive. They made us proud! We are delighted to report that Mr. Tarade (Pandey Lab) won 1st Place and Mr Jafar (Gauld Lab) won 2nd Place in the Biological Chemistry category.

A big thank you also goes out to the 59-410 instructor Dr Gauld for preparing the students for their presentations.

Submitted by:
Bulent Mutus, Ph.D.
Head and Chaperone



Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Students successful in Blue Sky Competition

Farzana Afin (Master’s student in biochemistry) and Fahmida Afrin (Undergraduate student in civil engineering) won first place and $1500 in the Blue Sky Competition from an idea that hatched in collaboration with Michael Holmes, who is a recent PhD graduate from the department.  This competition is sponsored by the Epicentre at UWindsor.


They generated a genetically modified cotton plant which grows coloured cotton instead of regular white cotton. This was done by inserting flower pigmentation genes into the cotton genome. Synthetic dyes are used to colour white cotton fabrics and about 700,000 tons dyes are run off into the waterways every year. This genetically modified coloured cotton would eliminate the need for synthetic dyes which are harmful to the environment. It is also cost effective because manufacturers will not have to purchase the dye. 

Congratulations to all involved!