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Metals in Biological and Chemical Systems


The Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Center for Metals in Biological and Chemical Systems


PRESENTS THE

13TH ANNUAL MINI-SYMPOSIUM ON
METALS IN
BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL
SYSTEMS

Friday, September 15, 2017
1-6 p.m.
Africa Room
Duquesne University

Free and open to the public
Registration is required
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

1-1:10 PM   Welcome Address
Dr. Philip Reeder, Dean
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
1:10-2:00 PM Dr. Peter Armentrout
Distinguished Professor and Cannon Fellow
Department of Chemistry, The University of Utah
"Chemi-ionization and methane activation reactions of metals: Periodic trends and thermodynamics"
2:00-2:50 PM Dr. Hannah Shafaat, Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University
"Rebuilding ancient pathways: Model nickel metalloenzymes for energy conversion"
2:50 - 3:40 PM Dr. Catalina Achim, Professor
Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University
"Hybrid inorganic nucleic acid nanostructures as bridges between biomimetic chemistry and nanotechnology"
3:40 - 4:00 PM Dr. Michelle Mendez, Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Pittsburgh
"Lead exposure, dietary magnesium and glucose homeostasis in Chinese adults"
4:00 - 4:20 PM Michael Wells
Department of Biological Sciences, Duquesne University
"The respiratory selenite (SeIV) reductase from Bacillus selenitireducens strains MLS-10"
4:30-6:00 PM Poster Session