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All alumni, faculty, staff, emeritus and their partners of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are invited to attend the 2012 annual Homecoming Alumni Dinner and fall social on Friday, Oct. 12. Please RSVP to Peggy Erickson at (801)422-6269 by October 8.
The evening will begin in W170 of the Ezra Taft Benson Building at 6 p.m. with a reception and dinner, followed by the recognition of Dr. Reed M. Izatt, an emeritus ...
Professor John D Lamb recently received an award for “sustained and significant contribution” to ion chromatography at the International Ion Chromatography Symposium in Berlin, Germany, Sept. 17-20.
Dr. Andreas Seubert, a professor at the University of Marburg, Germany and organizer of this year’s symposium, presented the 2012 Ion Chromatography Award to Dr. Lamb at the conference, which has been held nearly every year since 1988. Dr. Lamb, who goes to the symposium frequently, estimated ...
The usual mix of new and old faces appeared at the annual department picnic in Rock Canyon’s Park Area on Septempter 4, 2012, to socialize, eat and play. This year’s after-dinner activities may have been the best yet- a chemical magic show put on by two members of the Y-Chem Society that mesmerized the younger faces in the audience.
Not only did Y-Chem’s Mark Murdock and Will Rankin perform exciting chemical demonstrations ...
Dr. Adam Woolley Receives Reed M. Izatt and James J. Christensen Faculty Excellence in Research Award
Posted: in Analytical, Faculty, Sep 14, 2012
Professor Adam T. Woolley received the 2012 Reed M. Izatt and James J. Christensen Faculty Excellence in Research Award Thursday, September 13. He also presented a lecture on his research in developing novel systems for application in chemical analysis and materials chemistry.
He and his research group use their knowledge of molecular interactions to make innovations and help streamline existing procedures such as quantifying biomarkers (which “have great potential for use in diagnosing diseases, determining ...
Posted: in Biochemistry, Faculty, Research, Sep 12, 2012
The cellular cause of birth defects like cleft palates, missing teeth and problems with fingers and toes has been a tricky puzzle for scientists.
Now Professor Emily Bates and her biochemistry students at Brigham Young University have placed an important piece of the developmental puzzle. They studied an ion channel that regulates the electrical charge of a cell. In a new study published by the journal Development, they show that blocking this channel disrupts the ...
Posted: in Faculty, Sep 10, 2012
Physical chemistry professor Brian F. Woodfield was honored with two colleagues in the Department of Biology at the Annual University Conference August 21.
Drs. Woodfield, Keith A. Crandall and C. Riley Nelson each received the Creative Works Award, which, according to the conference program, “recognizes faculty members and university personnel who demonstrate outstanding achievement in the development of creative works that have had wide acceptance and distribution nationally or internationally.”
The three highlighted professors all ...
Posted: in Faculty, Sep 07, 2012
University president Cecil O. Samuelson honored Dr. Paul Farnsworth from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the 2012 University Conference on Tuesday, August 21.
Dr. Farnsworth, a professor of analytical chemistry and former department chair, received an alumni professorship for teaching excellence. The award includes a three-year stipend made possible by the BYU Alumni Association.
“Paul B. Farnsworth has served the university and its students for over 30 years,” the University Conference program reads ...
Posted: in Biochemistry, Faculty, Research, Aug 08, 2012
In her spare time between researching cancer and migraine drugs, mapping genes, and teaching chemistry classes Professor Emily Bates still has time to run marathons, and win them.