Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry Department News

Paul Farnsworth Acts as Atomic Spectroscopy Advisor at Pittcon

Posted: in Analytical, Faculty, May 21, 2013

Dr. Paul B. Farnsworth was one of four professors asked to serve as advisors for the ACS’ Chemical and Engineering News(C&EN) at the 2013 Pittcon Conference and Exposition, held in Philadelphia March 17-21.

Although the annual conference includes technical symposia,C&ENand Pittcon “is known for its huge exposition of analytical and laboratory instruments from hundreds of companies. A panel of four academic advisors—specialists in atomic and molecular spectroscopy, chromatography, and ...

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Migraine Research Development Attracts National Attention

Posted: in Research, May 03, 2013

A new development in Dr. Emily Bates’ migraine research may change the future of migraine medicine and has attracted the attention of national news.

National Public Radio interviewed Dr. Bates for a news slot in its award-winning show, “All Things Considered,” which aired Wednesday, May 1. Local television news stations includingKUTV Channel TwoFox 13 and ABC4 also covered the story.

With a team of researchers from around the country, Dr. Bates recently determined ...

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Attend an Open Lab Day!

Posted: in Student, May 02, 2013

All middle school and high school students are invited to attend an open lab day on May 11 or May 18. Open Lab Day is organized annually by Y-Chem, the student chapter at BYU of the American Chemical Society.

This event will be on a first-come, first-serve basis with no signups required. Interested students should meet in room W140 of the Benson Science Building at 10 a.m. for an information meeting. Following the meeting ...

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Adam Woolley Published in ACS Review Journal

Posted: in Analytical, Faculty, Student, Apr 22, 2013

Dr. Adam Woolley and two of his graduate students recently published a review on general advances in microfluidics research in the ACS review journal Chemical Reviews.

The issue, released online April 10, takes an in-depth look at “new frontiers in bioanalytical chemistry” and includes 12 other review articles with topics ranging from “Mass Spectrometry of Structurally Modified DNA” to “Biocompatible Materials for Continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices.”

Chemical Reviews is “one of the most highly regarded ...

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Starving Cancer

Posted: in Biochemistry, Faculty, Research, Apr 19, 2013

What if we could starve cancer? Dr. Josh Andersen aims to do just that, with his team of eight students and a slew of tumors in petri dishes.

“If we can prevent tumors from using energy, we can basically starve them and the tumors die,” Andersen said.

All cells have a metabolism that uses energy, typically in the form of glucose. But tumors use this energy in a fairly unique way. Andersen’s team hopes ...

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Former Graduate Student of Daniel Austin Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Posted: in Research, Student, Apr 17, 2013

Terik Daly, a former BYU student in the Department of Geological Sciences, recently received a highly competitive NSF (National Science Foundation) Graduate Research Fellowship as well as the Geological Society of America’s Stephen E. Dwornik Award. Both of these significant awards came as a result of Daly’s research on something very small—dust. Cosmic dust, that is.

Read the full article here.

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Run for a Cure

Posted: Apr 15, 2013

Organizers of Brigham Young University's annual Rex Lee Run (held March 23) ran into two problems this year: first, city construction that prevented them from offereing their typical 10K, and second, snowy weather that likely deterred some runners from participating in the 5K run.

But despite their challenges, the run went on as planned--and people still came to support those currently fighting cancer and honor friends and family members who have died of cancer ...

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Jerald Bradshaw, Students Recognized at Chemistry Awards Banquet

Posted: in Faculty, Student, Apr 08, 2013

Department administrators decided to change up the April 3 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Awards Banquet a bit this year by including the presentation of its annual Department Pillar Award.

Dr. Jerald S. Bradshaw was awarded the honor, which recognizes emeritus professors who have made a significant impact on the department. Organic chemistry professor Dr. Paul B. Savage, who was part of Dr. Bradshaw’s lab when he was an undergraduate, spoke of the many ...

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