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From left, Hannah Boesger, Emily Marino and Dr. Jennifer Hines
Hines, Students ID Potential Achilles Heel of COVID-19 Virus

Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

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Chemistry & Biochemistry

Students explore yesterday, today and tomorrow, searching for solutions to today's problems and imagining what they can build in a future of nano-devices and smart supramolecular architectures. They even probe the mysteries nature embedded long ago in cell walls and RNA.

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Outreach and Public Engagement

The Chemistry & Biochemistry Department is committed to engagement with the local community as well as the scholarly community.

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Gifts by alumni and friends help support faculty and students in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department.

Recent Chemistry News:

Chemistry Student Gets Student Enhancement Award for Research

Abhijit Sukul: Examining the role of small RNA as a regulator of primary to secondary wall transitionFrom Ohio University News A Chemistry & Biochemistry graduate student is among 21 students receiving Ohio University Student Enhancement Award funding for their original research, scholarship and creative work this spring. The Student Enhancement Awards are funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity and […]

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Posted on 03/29/2021

The Analytical Scientist Interviews Harrington on Using Artificial Intelligence in Analytical Chemistry

Dr. Peter de B. Harrington, portrait in officeThe Analytical Scientist interviewed Dr. Peter Harrington about whether artificial intelligence is an answer for big data questions in a story headlined Do Androids Dream of Analytical Chemistry? Harrington, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University, discusses his work on chemotyping botanical medicines, specifically cannabis, using machine learning (also […]

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Posted on 03/25/2021

WOUB Interviews Hines on Search for Way to Shut Down Coronavirus

Jennifer Hines, portrait in officeWOUB’s David Forster interviews Dr. Jennifer Hines in a piece headlined Ohio University Scientists Search For A Way To Shut Down Coronavirus. Hines is professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University. …First, viruses are always mutating, which makes it challenging to treat them. Each significant mutation requires a new […]

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Posted on 02/11/2021

Harrington Elected to Coblentz Society Governing Board, Publishes in 4 Journals

Dr. Peter de B. Harrington, portrait in officeDr. Peter Harrington, Professor of  Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University, was elected to the Governing Board of the Coblentz Society and will serve a four-year term. The Coblentz Society was found in 1954 and its mission is to foster the understanding and application of vibrational spectroscopy. Harrington was described […]

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Posted on 02/04/2021

Hines, Chemistry Students ID Potential Achilles Heel of COVID-19 Virus

From left, Hannah Boesger, Emily Marino and Dr. Jennifer HinesFrom Ohio University News While the world awaits broad distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, researchers at Ohio University just published highly significant and timely results in the search for another way to stop the virus — by disrupting its RNA and its ability to reproduce. Dr.  Jennifer Hines, a professor in […]

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Posted on 01/20/2021

White and Pordel Study Impact of Bulky Ligands on Photochemical CO Release

Jessica White’s research on metal complexes is relevant for medical research.Dr. Jessica White and fourth-year doctoral student Shabnam Pordel recently published an article titled “Impact of steric bulk on photoinduced ligand exchange reactions in Mn(I) photoCORMs” in Inorganica Chimica Acta. White is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University. She is also a member of the Molecular & […]

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Posted on 01/13/2021

Wu Named 2020 Ohio University Presidential Research Scholar

Shiyong Wu, portraitFrom Ohio University News Dr. Shiyong Wu is one of five faculty members named 2020 Ohio University Presidential Research Scholars for excellence in the fields of arts and humanities, and life and biomedical sciences. Wu is Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences, a member […]

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Posted on 12/09/2020

Malinski Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Tadeusz Malinski, portraitFrom Ohio University News Ohio University Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry Tadeusz Malinski has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors. “Dr. Malinski’s research has far-reaching implications in the nanomedical field, a highly important field that contributes to the well-being of […]

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Posted on 12/08/2020

Chair’s Message | New Building, New Board, New Opportunities

Dr. Stephen Bergmeier, portrait in labBy Steve Bergmeier Professor & Chair of Chemistry & Biochemistry I hope all is well with you. Much has changed in our local community, as in the world, due to this challenging and unprecedented time. However, our commitment to you, our extended department family of alumni, students and friends, remains […]

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Posted on 11/30/2020

Harrington, Chen Develop Algorithm for Building Classification, Calibration Models

Dr. Peter de B. Harrington, portrait in officeDr. 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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Posted on 11/16/2020