Medicinal Chemistry Department seminars involve a mix of prominent researchers from both academic institutions and industry presenting research at the forefront of Medicinal Chemistry (broadly defined) and presentations from our own students (dissertation defenses & research seminars). Seminars are held most Thursdays at 11 a.m. in 1544 North University Building (NUB) unless otherwise stated. Select a semester from the drop-down menu below to browse the schedule.

- Please contact the department at [email protected] if you would like to be added to the MedChem Seminars e-mail announcement group.
- For 2023-2024 the Zoom links and the password are provided below and via email announcements.
- If you will need additional accommodations in order to participate, please contact Grey Hendry at [email protected] or 734-647-8429. Two weeks advance notice are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

View a list of all MedChem seminars

September 25, 2014
2548 CC Little
Kim D. Janda, PhD
Ely R. Callaway, Jr.; Professor of Chemistry; Director, Worm Institute for Research & Medicine (WIRM)
The Scripps Research Institute

Bacteria, Cancer, Addiction: Searching for Molecules that have Physiological Relevance

Faculty Host: Amanda Garner ( [email protected] ) 763-2654 Student Host: Erin Gallagher ( [email protected] )
Speaker Website
October 2, 2014
Palmer Commons, Forum Hall
John G. Topliss Lecture-William L. Jorgensen, PhD
Sterling Professor of Chemistry;Director, Division of Physical Sciences & Engineering
Yale University

Efficient Lead Optimization Guided by Free-Energy Calculations

Faculty Host: Heather Carlson ( [email protected] ) 615-6841
Speaker Website Speaker Abstract
November 13, 2014
2548 CC Little
Peter Wipf, PhD
Distinguished University Professor; Director of the Combinatorial Chemistry Center (CCC) and the Center for Chemical Methodologies and Library Development (UPCMLD)
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Chemistry

Chemical Inhibition of Protein Kinase D

Faculty Host: Scott Larsen ( [email protected] ) 615-0454
Speaker Website Speaker Abstract
December 1, 2014
Rackham Graduate School, East Conference Room
Xu Ran
Medicinal Chemistry Ph.D. Candidate
University of Michigan

Oral Dissertation Defense "Peptide and nonpeptide approaches to target Protein-protein interactions for the treatment of cancer"

Faculty Host: Shaomeng Wang ( [email protected] ) 615-0362