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Harrington, Chen Develop Algorithm for Building Classification, Calibration Models

Dr. Peter de B. Harrington

Dr. Peter Harrington and graduate student Zewei Chen published a paper on “Self-Optimizing Support Vector Elastic Net” in Analytical Chemistry. “This algorithm allows one to build classification and calibration models automatically while simultaneously avoiding overfitting and using a minimum number of variables to yield the best predictive results,” says Harrington. […]

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November 16, 2020 at 1:56 pmResearch

Bythell Group Awarded Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Grant for Instrumentation

Dr.  Benjamin Bythell

Dr. Benjamin Bythell’s group has purchased a High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) system together with a LC/MS 8050 Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer, nitrogen generator, and quantitation software thanks to an $184,500 instrumentation grant from Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc. together with start-up funds from the College of Arts & Sciences. Bythell is […]

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October 23, 2020 at 9:13 amResearch

Cimatu, Ambagaspitiya Publish about Polymers as Materials for Artificial Corneas

Katherine Cimatu

Physical chemist Dr. Katherine Cimatu with Tharushi Ambagaspitiya, a second-year physical chemistry graduate student, carried on the work of Dr. Narendra Adhikari (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) and Dr. Uvinduni Premadasa (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) on polymers that are promising materials for artificial corneas. “Dr. Adhikari characterized the materials to learn […]

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October 13, 2020 at 6:21 pmResearch

Harrington Receives Fellow Award from the Society for Applied Spectroscopy

Harrington Receives Fellow Award from the Society for Applied Spectroscopy

Dr. Peter Harrington receives the 2020 Society for Applied Spectroscopy Fellow Award—and presents two lectures on his research about identifying and quantifying synthetic novel opioids and fentanyl—at this year’s virtual SciX 2020 meeting on Oct. 14, according to an Ohio University news release. Harrington is professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry […]

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October 13, 2020 at 3:48 pmNews Research

Hines Publishes on RNA-Targeted Drug Discovery

Dr. Jennifer Hines

Dr. Jennifer Hines recently published a paper on targeting small molecules to disrupt the regulatory function of bacterial RNA. Her research group, in collaboration with Dr. Stephen Bergmeier’s research group, investigated the effect that limiting molecule flexibility had on RNA binding and function. “While the skeletal structure of RNA is very […]

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September 15, 2020 at 4:48 pmResearch

Chemistry Getting New Mass Spectrometer for New Building

The exterior of the new chemistry building features lots of windows, limestone and brick and blends seamlessly into the campus landscape.

From Ohio University News The Chemistry & Biochemistry Department is receiving a new mass spectrometer for its new building. Two groups of Ohio University researchers recently received National Science Foundation grants that will bring state-of-the-art research equipment into OHIO laboratories. “These grants are highly competitive and we are honored to […]

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September 3, 2020 at 12:48 pmNews

OHIO News | Myers Probes New Ways to Focus in on Antibiotic Resistance

Mason Myers

“Ohio University student Mason Myers, a senior chemistry major in the Honors Tutorial College (HTC) and recently named Goldwater Scholar, has been researching ways on how to focus in on molecules in regards to antibiotic resistance research,” reports Ohio University News in a story headlined “OHIO Goldwater student’s research shows […]

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July 13, 2020 at 12:29 pmResearch