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Seminar Schedule

Join us every Thursday at Calvin College in the Science Building, Room 010 (lower level) 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. for our free seminar.

We encourage the public to join us.

To view previous seminar speakers, see Archive



Fall 2014 Seminar Schedule


September 4 Dr. Olaf Wiest
University of
Notre Dame
Strategies and Tactics for Chemical Synthesis Inspired by Complex Alkaloids
September 11 No Seminar Faculty Meeting
September 18 Dr. Tom Penning
abbvie Pharmaceutical
Veliparib (ABT-888): A PARP Inhibitor for the Treatment of Cancer
September 25 Dr. Trisha Andrew
University of
Organic Chromophores for Optoelectronic Devices
October 2 Dr. Heinz Plaumann
BASF Corporation
What Then? What Now? What Next?
A Primer in Career and Life Planning
October 9 No Seminar Faculty Meeting
October 16 Dr. Laura Lowe Furge
Kalamazoo College
Preventing Adverse Drug Events: Understanding Inactivation of P450 Enzymes
October 23 Dr. Rebecca Lai
University of
Advancements in Electrochemical Biosensing Technologies
October 30 Dr. Andrew Feig
Wayne State University
Clostridial Toxins: Disease Challenges and Biotechnology Opportunities
November 6 Dr. Rory Waterman
University of Vermont
Advances in alpha-Elimination: Catalytic Organoelement Synthesis
November 13 Dr. Jillian Dempsey
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Investigating Reaction Pathways for Solar Fuel Production
November 20 Percy Julian Video Percy Julian was one of few African American's with a PhD back in 1950. Learn more about Percy Julian's contributions to science and civil rights.
November 27 No Seminar Thanksgiving Break
December 4
Ms. Kelsey Veldkamp
Calvin College Research Student
Pursuit of Soluble, Full-Length TXNIP Protein
December 11 No Seminar
Exam Week
December 18 No Seminar Christmas Break