RNA vaccines produced by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna were amongst the first vaccines approved for emergency use in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The following graphic created by Andy Brunning for Chemical & Engineering News looks at how the vaccines are made:
Want to learn more about what the COVID-19 RNA vaccines really are? Or the Oxford University & AstraZeneca viral vector vaccines? Visit Brunning’s website, Compound Interest, for infographics about these topics and more.
Check out this graphic made by Andy Brunning, a chemical educator and author of the graphics blog “Compound Interest.”
See a larger version of the same graphic here.
To see more of Brunning’s work, visit compoundchem.com.
You can find a larger image of this infographic here.
To see more of Andy Brunning’s work, go to compoundchem.com. To see all of C&EN’s Periodic Graphics, visit cenm.ag/periodicgraphics.
The Arts & Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success (Career Success) is excited to launch a new podcast: Getting Ahead with Career Success.
Episode one focuses on online presence for a virtual job search and includes advice from employers and branding experts. The content covers online portfolios, consistency with your virtual imprint and core platforms such as LinkedIn and the career management system Handshake in building a reputable online presence.
The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of changes. There is a lot to adjust to and it can be a bit overwhelming. Various units in the College of Arts and Sciences have put together a list of resources to help students navigate various aspects of their health, housing, and economic well-being.
View the list here: ASC Student Well-Being Resources
Campus finally looks like a winter wonderland! This is a perfect opportunity to explore the chemistry that makes winter so special.
To see more of Brunning’s work, go to compoundchem.com. To see all of C&EN’s Periodic Graphics, visit cenm.ag/periodicgraphics.
Offered in Spring 2020.
MWF 1:50 – 2:45pm
Dr. Richard Spinney
Students will have an opportunity to explore the theories and methods of molecular modeling and computational chemistry in CHEM 5240: Introduction to Protein Modeling.
The course allows students to get hands-on experience with computational chemistry software, using molecular mechanics, and modeling dynamic systems (molecular dynamics) as applied to large biological molecules such as proteins. The course focuses on the application of modern modeling techniques, rather than the mathematical formulation, used to solve current problems in biochemistry and pharmacology. The course runs like a workshop with extensive computer time using modern protein modeling software.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of CHEM 2520 (Organic Chemistry II)
Offered in Spring 2020.
Tuesdays/Thursdays, 9:35am – 10:55am
Dr. Josh Goldberger
Nanoscale materials are materials with nm size dimensions, with properties that exist in the border between molecules and solids. Due to the unique properties that emerge in this regime, these materials have already impacted numerous industries including electronics, energy generation and storage, and medicine. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to nanoscale materials, their synthesis, their unique properties, and applications.
Prerequisites: Students should have completed General Chemistry II (Chem 1220, 1620, 1920H) and will need instructor permission.
Offered in Spring 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:35am – 10:55am
Instructor: Dr. Christopher Callam
Prereqs: CHEM 2520 or 2620 or 2920
The main objective of CHEM 5430 is for students to gain a better understanding of glycol-science. Students will develop a working knowledge of the synthesis, conformation, and biological importance of carbohydrates and oligosaccharides, including nomenclature, protecting groups, glycoside synthesis, biosynthesis and biology, and NMR methods.
This course is designed to help develop scientific problem solving skills and application of organic and biochemistry to new situations.
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Most ants you encounter on campus are harmless, however a good majority of ant species are stinging ants! Check out this infographic on the chemistry story behind ant venom and the pheromones they emit to communicate with each other.