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The latest high-impact science in Chemistry & Biochemistry

Bunnett Symposium 2022

To view the recording of Prof. Hoffmann’s Lectures, please use the links below  Roald Hoffmann: The Bunnett Lecture 2022 – YouTube “Returning, Remembering, Forgiving” | Roald Hoffmann – YouTube   You are invited to attend the 20th annual Joseph F. Bunnett Lecture Featuring Prof. Roald Hoffmann winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize “Theorists intent on […]

Save the Date: Bunnett Symposium

The Bunnett lecture series is hosted annually by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in honor of Professor Emeritus Joseph Bunnett.

This year, the lecture features Prof. Roald Hoffmann and will be held online at 4:00 PM on April 22, 2022.

An illustration of a peptide formation

Mirror-image peptides form ‘rippled sheet’ structure predicted in 1953

A UCSC team obtained an x-ray ‘snapshot’ of a novel protein structure with potential applications in biomedicine and materials science