Chemistry symposium begins March 31

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Chemistry symposium begins March 31

UNL’s Department of Chemistry will be hosting a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance symposium titled “The Role of NMR in Researching Disease Pathways” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 31 in the Lied Commons, 301 N. 12th St.

In addition to the speakers, there will also be a poster session for interested students. To register for this event or for the poster session, go to

The first presentation, after the welcome from 9-9:30 a.m., will be by Steve Van Doren, a professor of biochemistry at the University of Missouri, called “Structural Basis of Pericellular Proteolysis Elucidated by Paramagnetic NMR.”

The rest of the presentations are as follows:

  • From 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Tatyana Igumenova, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at Texas A&M Agrilife Research, will present “NMR of Conditional Peripheral Membrane Domains.”

  • From 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. there will be the first poster session.

  • From 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Robert Powers, professor of chemistry at UNL, will present “NMR Metabolomics and Drug Discovery.”

  • From 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. there will be lunch, which is individually proved.

  • From 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Robert N. De Guzman, professor of molecular biosciences at the University of Kansas, will present “NMR Studies of Bacterial Nanoinjectors.”

  • From 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Tatyana Polenova, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Delaware, will present “Structure and Dynamics of Microtubule-Associated and HIV-1 Protein Assemblies by Magic Angle Spinning NMR Spectroscopy.”

  • From 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. there will be a second poster session.

  • From 2:30 p.m. 3 p.m., Jeffrey W. Peng, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, will present “Protein Flexibility & Function from Liquid-State NMR.”

  • From 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Gerard Harbison, professor of chemistry at UNL, will present “Computational and NMR Studies of Retinoic Acid.”

  • At 3:30 p.m. there will be the closing remarks.

For more details, contact Robert Powers at

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