Post Tagged with: "chemistry and biochemistry research"

White Developing Copper Photosensitizers for a Greener Future

Ohio University chemist Travis White became an NQPI member in 2019.

By Ling Xin NQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute Spring 2020 Newsletter A team led by Ohio University chemist and NQPI member Dr. Travis White is working to advance the understanding of the basic processes involving copper photosensitizers to drive chemical reactions, which can shed light on efficient, […]

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June 24, 2020 at 10:24 amResearch

Cimatu Studies Materials for Cornea Replacement

Katherine Cimatu

By Kate Nichols NQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2020 Spring Newsletter Physical Chemist and NQPI member Dr. Katherine Cimatu and her group focus on investigating the surface and interfacial properties of soft polymers. Polymers are substances made up of a chain of repeated monomers. Creating a multifunctional […]

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June 24, 2020 at 10:21 amResearch

Chemistry Researchers Return to Labs to Probe COVID-19

Dr. Shiyong Wu meets with students.

Excerpted from Ohio University News Several Ohio University researchers have received permission for an early return to their labs to conduct research on potential treatments for COVID-19. Three research labs in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department in the College of Arts and Sciences are using other funding sources and the […]

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May 28, 2020 at 10:56 amResearch

Harrington Co-Authors Two Articles on Antioxidant Proanthocyanidins

Dr. Peter de B. Harrington

Dr. Peter de B. Harrington, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University, recently co-authored two publications on antioxidant proanthocyanidins in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, along with lead author Yifei Wang, a Research Assistant Professor working for him at the USDA Agricultural Research Service. Proanthocyanidins are polyphenols that are found in […]

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May 15, 2020 at 10:58 amResearch

Masson Finds Molecules That Might Inhibit Key Enzyme in SARS-CoV-2 Replication

Dr. Eric Masson on the lawn with his laptop.

Three Ohio University chemists have found that molecules synthesized in their group might inhibit a key enzyme in SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus replication. Their work could potentially lead to the development of new antiviral drugs against SARS-CoV-2. Dr. Eric Masson, post-doctoral associate Dr. Hector Barbero, and graduate student Nathan Thompson recently showed […]

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April 9, 2020 at 1:39 pmNews Research

Four Chemistry Professors Recognized for Patents

From left, Provost Chaden Djalali and Dr. Michael Held. Photo by Haldan Kirsch.

From Ohio University News Four Chemistry & Biochemistry professors were among Ohio University honored faculty, staff and student inventors honored during a Feb. 26 awards ceremony. The Inventors Dinner recognized individuals who engaged with the university’s Technology Transfer Office over the past year to commercialize their research findings, by protecting […]

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March 4, 2020 at 2:20 pmResearch

Harrington Designs Enhanced Zippy Restricted Boltzmann Machine for Smaller Datasets

Dr. Peter de B. Harrington

Dr. Peter de B. Harrington authored an article on “Enhanced zippy restricted Boltzmann machine for feature expansion and improved classification of analytical data” in the Journal of Chemometrics. “Restricted Boltzmann machines are a component of deep learning, and many people think that they are limited to “big data” for which […]

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February 25, 2020 at 7:56 amResearch