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Darrin York Gives Opening Plenary Lecture at TheoBio17 in San Sebastian, Spain

Darrin York attended TheoBio17 in Donostia/San Sebastian, Basque Country Spain from June 26-June 30. His plenary talk was titled "Diverse Catalytic Strategies of RNA Enzymes: Recurring Themes and New Twists."

Ken Kostenbader Wins Duff Travel Award

Graduate student Ken Kostenbader has been awarded a Thomas Duff Travel Award to present at the American Chemical Society National Meeting next Spring of 2018. The conference will take place in New Orleans, LA.

Emily Atieh attends AAAS-CASE Workshop in Washington D.C.

Graduate Student Emily Atieh attends the CASE Workshop (Catalyzing Advocacy of Science and Engineering) in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Two graduate students were selected from several participating universities based on their application and qualifications.

Colin Gaines wins Van Dyke Award for Excellence in Research

York Graduate Student Colin Gaines was recently awarded the Rutgers Van Dyke Excellence in Research Award. The award is named after Francis C. Van Dyke, a professor of Analytical Chemistry at Queens College (now Rutgers) in 1871. He taught physics, botany, physiology, and chemistry. He was later appointed Dean of the College, and served from 1901-1913. The Van Dyke Award recognizes full-time graduate students that show excellence in their Ph.D. research.

Emily Atieh Awarded Duff Travel Award

Graduate student Emily Atieh has been awarded a Thomas Duff Travel Award to present at the American Chemical Society National Meeting next Fall of 2017. The conference will take place in Washington, D.C.

5th Zing Nucleic Acids Conference

Professor York and three graduate students - Colin, Ken, and Junjie - attended the 5th Zing Nucleic Acids Conference. Understanding processes involving DNA and RNA at the molecular and chemical level is the central theme of this conference.

Darrin York Transforms Teaching in Active Learning Classrooms

Professor Darrin York is one of several faculty members taking advantage of the new Active Learning Classrooms located on the different campuses of Rutgers University. Currently, Professor York teaches two sections of an active learning recitation for the high-enrollment General Chemistry course.

Darrin York's Attendance at Solvay Conference in Brussels

The Solvay Conference is among the most famous conference in chemistry and physics, and has been attended by countless Nobel laureates since its beginnings in 1911. The famous photograph, shown to bottom right, was taken at the fifth Solvay Conference in 1927, and includes 17 Nobel laureates or future Nobel laureates, out of the 29 attendants. It is hosted in Brussels, Belgium, and this year it was held from October 19th through the 22nd. Darrin York attended this conference to present a talk.

JCP Editor's Pick

Erich Kuechler's paper, "VR-SCOSMO: A smooth conductor-like screening model with charge-dependent radii for modeling chemical reactions," has been selected as a JCP Editor's Pick. It will be highlited on the JCP Homepage during the week of May 16th, 2016.

Colin's Paper on Twister Ribozyme Featured in C&EN

Graduate student Colin Gaines has his first paper accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society: "Ribozyme Catalysis With A Twist: The Active State Of The Twister Ribozyme In Solution Predicted From Molecular Simulation." This paper was an effort to fully characterize the catalytically active state of the recently discovered twister ribozyme. This paper was recently featured in the C&EN.


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