Invited research talks at universities and conferences

To 282- 2016Oct12c-talks1

To come in 2017

 

(Individual group member's work is specifically identified and referenced in each talk).

In 2016

  “Understanding the origins of the red-shifted Q band in the chlorophylls: Geometric, electronic structure, and magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopic properties can guide synthesis of porphyrins with novel properties” 1st Dijon/Nanjing Symposium on Functional Macrocyclic Molecules, Nanjing, China. July 9-11th, 2016

"Trends in the Absorption Spectra of Peripherally-substituted Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines as a Function of the Energies of the Top Two Occupied and the Lowest Two Unoccupied Orbitals”.  Symposium: Computational advances in porphyrins and phthalocyanine chemistry. International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (ICPP) 9-Nanjing, China. 2016 July 3-8

"Massive expansion of the 18 pi electron aromatic system of porphyrins: The effect on the magnetic circular dichroism spectral data and the change in electronic structure seen by DFT calculations.” 2016 International Symposium for Metal Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (2016-ISMPP). Peking University, Beijing, China. July1-3, 2016

"Metallation of metallothioneins: New ideas from Time-, Temperature-, and Modification-dependent ESI-MS Studies” Advances in Bioinorganic Chemistry Symposium. 99th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition Halifax, NS. June 5-9, 2016

"Computational and Spectroscopic Studies in the Design of Novel Porphyrins for Solar Cell Applications” Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China.  May 10th, 2016

"Zinc and Metallothioneins” Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT). Institut für Angewandte Biowissenschaften (IAB). Abteilung Lebensmittelchemie und Toxikologie, Karlsruhe, Germany. February 3, 2016.

"Combining Magnetic Circular Dichroism Spectra with TD-DFT results to understand the effects of massive expansion of the aromatic ring in Zn-porphyrins” Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle (Saale), Germany. February 2, 2016.

"Computational and Spectroscopic Studies in the Design of Novel Porphyrins for Solar Cell Applications” Elche, Alicante, Spain, January 27-28, 2016.

In 2015

"Metal induced folding in metallothioneins: New results and ideas from time-, temperature-, and modification-dependent ESI-MS studies” New Frontiers in Bioinorganic Chemistry (#356) Pacifichem 2015 The International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies 2015. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA December 15 - 20, 2015 169.

"On the pathways adopted by metallothionein in binding, sequestering, and finally donating zinc to zinc-dependent enzymes” Homeostasis of Transition Metal Ions in Biological Systems (BIO:#47) Pacifichem 2015 The International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies 2015. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA December 15 - 20, 2015 168.

"Isd cog-wheel kinetics. Heme shuttle pathway in Staphylococcus aureus" Novel Heme Proteins and Model Systems (#305). Pacifichem 2015 The International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies 2015. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA December 15 - 20, 2015 167.

"Why isn't blood green? The evolution of photochemically active biomaterial based on an energy production system. The green leaf". "Symposium on Frontiers of Macrocyclic Chemistry", Faculty of Textile Science and Technology, Division of Chemistry and Materials, Shinshu University, Ueda Japan. 2015 Nov. 13.

"The wonders of heme trafficking in Gram positive bacteria as seen by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry" Dept of Physiology and Biophysics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461. 2015 Sept 24.

"Combining magnetic circular dichroism spectra with TD-DFT results, to understand the effects of massive expansion of the aromatic ring" Shinshu University, Ueda, Japan  2015 July 27

"Metal induced folding in metallothioneins: New ideas form ESI-MS studies" 17th International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry, July 20-24, 2015, Beijing, China.

"Iron Acquisition in Staphylococcus aureus: Magnetic Circular Dichroism Spectroscopic and ESI-Mass Spectrometric Characterization of the Isd-multi-protein Heme Transport Mechanism" 98th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Ottawa, Ontario  2015, June 13-17.

"Metal induced folding in metallothioneins: New ideas from ESI-MS studies." CanBIC-5, 5th Georgian Bay International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry, Parry Sound, Ontario. 2015 May 20-22.

"Why isn't blood green? The evolution of photochemically active biomaterial based on an energy production system.  The green leaf. A walk through the electronic structures of porphyrins”." Institute de Chimie de Strasbourg Universite Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France. 2015 Feb. 19th.

"Combining Magnetic Circular Dichroism Spectra with TD-DFT results to understand the effects of massive expansion of the aromatic ring in Zn-anthraquinonoporphyrins." Max Planck Institute Chemical Energy Conversion, Mulheim, Germany, 2015, Feb. 17.

In 2014

"Why isn't blood green? The evolution of photochemically active biomaterial based energy production system.  The green leaf.". Universidad Autónoma  Madrid, Nov. 3rd (2014).

"Why isn't blood green? The evolution of photochemically active biomaterial based energy production system.  The green leaf.". Osaka University , Oct. 17th (2014).

"Effects of peripheral substituents on the electronic structure of porphyrins and phthalocyaniens". Michinoku International Symposium on Porphyrins, Phthalocyanines, and Functional pi Molecules, Zao, Miyagi, Japan. Oct. 13-16 (2014).

"Why isn't blood green? The evolution of photochemically active biomaterial based energy production system.  The green leaf." Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth 76100 , Israel .  2014 July 2.

"Isd cog-wheel kinetics: Combining magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy and ESI-mass spectrometry to determine the multi-protein heme shuttle pathway in Staphylococcus aureus." "Science and Technology of Macrocyclic Metal Complexes", Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv, Israel, June 29th – July 2, 2014

"Effects of peripheral substituents on the electronic structure of porphyrins. Combining magnetic circular dichroism spectra with TD-DFT results to understand the effects of expansion of the aromatic."  International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (ICPP-8). Istanbul , Turkey , June 22-27, 2014.

"Nature's shrink wrapped metal thiolate clusters: mechanistic complexity views for structural simplicity in the metallothioneins".  2014 Alcan Award Address.  Canadian Chemistry Society National Conference, Vancouver, BC. 1-5 June, 2014

"Unlocking the secrets of metal induced folding in metallothioneins from ESI-MS studies of the stepwise metallation of arsenic and topographical analysis using cysteine modification." Irvine , GW and Stillman, MJ.  Canadian Chemistry Society National Conference, Vancouver, BC. 1-5 June, 2014

"Metal induced folding in the protein metallothionein: How Zinc and Arsenic control the protein's structure".  Universität Erlangen, Department Chemie und Pharmazie. Lehrstuhl für Bioanorganische Chemie, Erlangen, Germany. 15 April, 2014.

"Isd cog-wheel kinetics.  Combining magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy and ESI-mass spectrometry to determine the multi-protein heme shuttle pathway in Staphylococcus aureus."   University of South Carolina .  18 Feb. 2014

"Isd cog-wheel kinetics.  Combining magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy and ESI-mass spectrometry to determine the multi-protein heme shuttle pathway in Staphylococcus aureus."   Georgia State University, Atlanta.  17 Feb. 2014

"Metal induced folding in the protein metallothionein: How Zinc and Arsenic control the protein's structure."  College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University. 9th Dec. 2014

In 2013

147.      Nanjing Effects of peripheral substituents on the electronic structure of Zn-anthraquinonoporphyrins.  Combining Magnetic Circular Dichroism Spectra with TD-DFT results to understand the effects of massive expansion of the aromatic ring.  State Key Laboratory of Coordination Chemistry, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. 2nd Dec. 2013

146.      "Why isn't Blood Green?  Grass is green.  A walk through the electronic structures of porphyrins."  Ryerson University, Toronto. 1st Nov, 2013

145.      "A revised mechanism for the metallation of metallothioneins", 12th Int Symp on Applied Bioinorganic Chemistry, Guangzhou , China , 3-6 Dec., 2013

144.      "If Grass is Green, why isn't Blood Green? Travels through the spectroscopic properties of chlorophyll and heme", "The Barker Lecture", Rhodes University, Grahamstown, East Cape Province, South Africa, 30th July, 2013.

143.      "Single domain metallothioneins: A revised mechanism for binding the first few zincs", Canadian Chemistry Society National Conference, Quebec , Quebec , 26-30 May, 2013.

142..     "A revised mechanism for the metallation of metallothioneins", 4th Georgian Bay International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry, Parry Sound, Ontario, 21st - 25th May, 2013.

In 2012

141.     "The mechanism of zinc binding to metallothioneins - a significant new model", Chinese University of Hong Kong .  Nov. 8th, 2012, Hong Kong , China .

140.     " Single domain metallothioneins – a revised mechanism for binding the first few zincs", AsBIC-VI, 6th Asian Continents Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry, Nov 5-7, 2012, Hong Kong , China .

139.     "Theoretical and spectroscopic advances in the interpretation of the electronic spectra of porphyrins and phthalocyanines", ICPP-7, Korea , 1-7 July, 2012.

138.     "Understanding the green of leaves- spectroscopic and theoretical studies", Ibaraki University , Mito , Japan , 29th June, 2012

137.     "Metalation pathways in metallothionein elucidated with time- and temperature-resolved ESI-mass spectrometry", Canadian Chemistry Society National Conference, 26-30 May, 2012, Calgary , Alberta .

136.     "Relating spectral properties of porphyrins and phthalocyanines to theoretical parameters from their electronic structures", Martin Stillman, Lydia Kwan, Kyle Jeffs, Rohit Deshpande, Yongming Deng, Lin Jiang, and Hong Wang,     Canadian Chemistry Society National Conference, 26-30 May, 2012, Calgary, Alberta.

135.     "Relating spectral properties of porphyrins and phthalocyanines to theoretical parameters from their electronic structures".  Martin Stillman, Lydia Kwan, Kyle Jeffs, Rohit Deshpande, Yongming Deng, Lin Jiang,and Hong Wang, 12th EurAsia Conf. on Chemical Sciences, 16-21 April, 2012 Corfu, Greece.

134.     " Metalation pathways in metallothionein elucidated with time- and temperature-resolved ESI-mass spectrometry", Dept. of Biology, The University of Western Ontario, 28th March, 2012.

In 2011

133.     "Leaves are green, why isn't blood green?", Chemistry Week Symposium, Drexel University , Philadelphia , USA , 19th October, 2011.

132.     "Stepwise metallation of the protein metallothionein measured in real-time", Nanjing Bioinorganic Workshop, Nanjing , China , 23rd July, 2011.

131.     "Leaves are green, so why isn't blood green?", 94th Canadian Chemical Society Annual Meeting, Montreal , Quebec , 4th - 9th June, 2011.

130.     "Taming the electronic spectra of porphyrins and phthalocyanines", 3rd Georgian Bay International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry, Parry Sound, Ontario, 31st May - 4th June, 2011.

In 2010

129.      “Metallation status and metalloprotein conformations: Tracking subtle changes using time-resolved ESI-mass spectrometry", 48th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Soc of Japan, Sendai, Japan, 20-24 Sept. 2010.

128.     “Why isn't blood green? “Theoretical and spectroscopic advances in the interpretation of the electronic spectra of porphyrins and phthalocyanines", Inorganic Chemistry Exchange Workshop, Winnipeg, 19-20th Aug. 2010.

127.     “The multi-protein Isd heme shuttle pathway in Staphylococcus aureus", 6th Int. Conf. on Porphyrins & Phthalocyanines, 4-9th July, 2010, New Mexico, USA.

126.     “MCD Spectroscopy and TD-DFT Calculations" John Mack, Nagao Kobayashi, Martin Stillman, 6th Int. Conf. on Porphyrins & Phthalocyanines, 4-9th July, 2010, New Mexico, USA.

125.     “Metalation pathways in metallothionein elucidated with time- and temperature-resolved ESI-mass spectrometry", Bioinorganic Symposium, CSC 2010 Conference. 1st June, 2010, Toronto.

124.     “Mechanism of Arsenic Binding to Metallothioneins from Time -and Temperature-Resolved Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry.     Unravelling the complete metal binding mechanism for a multiple-metal binding protein", Department of Chemistry, Hong Kong University , Hong Kong , China . 27th April, 2010.

123.     “"Why isn't grass red and blood green? Understanding spectra of macrocyclic compounds: linking absorption and magnetic circular dichroism data of porphyrinoids with theoretical calculations."  School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China. 25th April, 2010.

122.     “Understanding iron acquisition via the Isd proteins in the human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus - studies using magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy and mass spectrometry.  Can we beat the super bug MRSA this way?" Fudan University, Shanghai, China. 22nd April, 2010.

121.     “Mechanism of Arsenic Binding to Metallothioneins from Time -and Temperature-Resolved Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry.     Unravelling the complete metal binding mechanism for a multiple-metal binding protein", Hangzhou Normal University , Hangzhou , China . 19th April, 2010.

120.     “Why isn't grass red and blood green? Understanding spectra of macrocyclic compounds: linking absorption and magnetic circular dichroism data of porphyrinoids with theoretical calculations." State Key Laboratory of Coordination Chemistry, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. 14th April, 2010

119.     “Why isn't grass red and blood green? Understanding spectra of macrocyclic compounds: linking absorption and magnetic circular dichroism data of porphyrinoids with theoretical calculations." University of Science and Technology Beijing, China. 10th April, 2010

118.     "Metalation pathways in metallothionein elucidated with time- and temperature-resolved ESI-mass spectrometry", Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, 6th April, 2010.

117.     “Grass isn't red and blood isn't green.     Understanding the spectra of macrocyclic compounds: theoretical and spectroscopic advances in the interpretation of the electronic spectra of porphyrins and phthalocyanines", Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. 26th Jan. 2010.

In 2009

116.     “Mechanism of Arsenic Binding to Metallothioneins from Time- and Temperature-Resolved ESI-MS studies. Unraveling the complete metal binding mechanism for a multiple-metal binding protein", School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, King's College, London , UK , 25th Nov. 2009.

115.     “Why isn't grass red and blood green?     Understanding the spectra of macrocyclic compounds: theoretical and spectroscopic advances in the interpretation of the electronic spectra of porphyrins and phthalocyanines", 3Bio, CEA/Saclay, Paris, 23rd Nov. 2009.

114.     “Mechanism of Arsenic Binding to Metallothioneins from Time- and Temperature-Resolved ESI-MS studies. Unraveling the complete metal binding mechanism for a multiple-metal binding protein", Dept. of Chemistry, Warwick University , UK . 17th Nov. 2009.

113.     “Mechanism of Arsenic Binding to Metallothioneins from Time- and Temperature-Resolved ESI-MS studies. Unraveling the complete metal binding mechanism for a multiple-metal binding protein", Institut des Sciences et Ingenierie Chimiques, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne , Switzerland , 13th Nov. 2009.

112.     “Spectroscopic and theoretical studies towards answering the question: Why isn't grass red and blood green?" Dept. of Chemistry, University of Zurich , Switzerland , 11th Nov. 2009.

111.     “Spectroscopic and theoretical studies towards answering the question: Why isn't grass red and blood green?" Dept. of Chemistry, Technical University of Eindhoven , Eindhoven , The Netherlands , 9th Nov. 2009.

110.     “Mechanism of Arsenic Binding to Metallothioneins from Time -and Temperature-Resolved Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry. Unraveling the complete metal binding mechanism for a multiple-metal binding protein" MITO Bioinorganic Chemistry Symposium, Ibaraki University, Japan, 1st-2nd August, 2009.

109.     “Understanding iron acquisition in Staphylococcus aureus using MCD spectroscopy and mass spectrometry.

Can we beat the super bug MRSA this way?" Department of Chemistry, Tohoku University , Sendai , Japan , 23rd July, 2009

108.     “Understanding iron acquisition in Staphylococcus aureus using MCD spectroscopy and mass spectrometry", Department of Chemistry, Ibaraki University , Japan ,21st July, 2009

107.     “Metalation pathways in metallothionein elucidated with time- and temperature-resolved ESI-mass spectrometry", 2nd Georgian Bay International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry, Parry Sound, Ontario, 26-29 May, 2009.

106.     “Mechanism of Arsenic(III) binding to Metallothioneins - Time- and temperature-dependent kinetic studies using electrospray mass spectrometry".  Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Town , South Africa , 13 February, 2009.

105.     “Spectroscopic and theoretical studies towards answering the question: Why isn't grass red and blood green?"  Keynote Lecture - Joint JSPS/NRF South Africa Workshop, 9-12 February, 2009.

In 2008

104.     “Metal binding mechanisms in metallothioneins" Topic Speaker.     2nd EuChems Chemistry Congress, Torino , 16-20 September, 2008.

103.     Theoretical and spectroscopic advances in the interpretation of the electronic spectra of porphyrins and phthalocyanines     5th International conference on porphyrins and phthalocyanines.  6-11th July, 2008, Moscow.

102.     MCD spectroscopy and the effect of porphyrinoid ligand non-planarity: core modified tetrabenzoporphyrins" 5th International conference on porphyrins and phthalocyanines.  6-11th July, 2008, Moscow.

101.     “Understanding iron acquisition in Staphylococcus aureus using MCD spectroscopy and mass spectrometry". Transition metals in biochemistry, Norwich, UK, June, 22-24, 2008.

100.     “Understanding iron acquisition in Staphylococcus aureus using MCD spectroscopy and mass spectrometry"   “Symposium on Bioinorganic Chemistry" 92nd Can. Chem. Conf., May 24-28, 2008, Edmonton , Alberta .

99.   “Symposium on Bioinorganic Chemistry" 92nd Can. Chem. Conf., May 24-28, 2008, Edmonton , Alberta .

98.colours of porphyrins – understanding novel magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopic spectra of a saddled porphyrin.  Or, why isn't our blood green and grass red?"     Department of Chemistry, University of Calgary , May, 23rd 2008.

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96. Concordia University , Quebec , March 14th, 2008.     This was a keynote talk in the 1st Annual Chemistry and Biochemistry Career and Research Conference held at Concordia University .

95. McGill University , March 13th, 2008.

94. University of Sherbrooke , Quebec , March 12th, 2008.

93.Gouterman's 4 orbitals", Department of Chemistry, Bowling Green State University , Ohio , February, 13th 2008.