Lighting up biology from within

A biochemical reaction between an enzyme called luciferase and oxygen causes fireflies to glow and is considered one of the most well-known examples of bioluminescence in nature.

MU graduate student selected to conduct nuclear energy research at a national lab

A graduate student from the University of Missouri is among 78 students from across the country who has been selected to study at a national science and engineering research lab.

NextGen researcher profile: Carolyn Anderson

Carolyn Anderson, Simón-Ellebracht Professor in Medicinal Chemistry and professor of radiology at the University of Missouri, is a world-class radiopharmaceutical researcher who has devoted her career to improving diagnostic imaging and treating diseases such as cancer and sickle cell disease.

Probiotics or prebiotics? Exploring the complex world of ‘gut’ health

A healthy person has a general balance of good and bad bacteria. But that balance is thrown off when someone gets sick. So, to help boost their levels of good bacteria, many people take probiotic supplements — live bacteria inside of a pill.

New Industrial Agreement Boosts Radiopharmaceutical Research

The recently announced agreement between the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR®) and AAA, Advanced Accelerator Applications International, SA (AAA), a Novartis compan

Professor Justin Walensky receives the Humboldt Research Fellowship

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Chemistry faculty member wins AVS award

Congratulations to Matthias Young for winning the AVS Thin Film Division Paul Holloway Young Investigator Award!

A new view of microscopic interactions

COLUMBIA, Mo. – When two cars collide at an intersection — from opposite directions — the impact is much different than when two cars — traveling in the same direction — “bump” into each other.

A Targeted Approach to Fighting Cancer

In the near future, a prostate cancer patient in Missouri may be injected with a radioisotope that can help imaging scanners accurately determine the precise location of a tumor.

Not so sweet: MU contributes to a way to determine honey fraud at an international honey contest

How can you be sure that the world’s best honey isn’t fake?

MU Team to Develop Research Pipeline for UM System

At the beginning of the school year, University of Missouri System President Mun Choi announced a series of investments in research and creative works that will help the system’s four universities achieve excellence through innovation.

'Liquid forensics' could lead to safer drinking water, MU study finds

July 08, 2019

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MU Chemistry announces this year’s graduate student awards

The Department of Chemistry would like to congratulate this year’s graduate student award winners. The winners were announced at Colloquium on May 3.

Troutner Radiochemistry Award:

Revelations about radioactive zirconium forge a new path in research about the universe

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Scientists have many “road maps” that guide them in respective fields of research by consolidating countless years of knowledge into a useful resource.

DoD Awards Propel Research in Chemistry and Materials Science

The University of Missouri recently was awarded two highly coveted Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) awards from the Department of Defense (DoD), making MU one of only three higher education institutions in the nation to receive more than one award.

Just like flipping a switch – in only half a picosecond

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Solar cells, quantum computing and photodynamic cancer therapy. These all involve molecules switching between magnetic and nonmagnetic forms. Previously this process, called a “spin flip,” was thought to occur slowly in most cases.

John E. Adams Re-Elected Chair of ACS Board of Directors

John E.

Suits group publishes Nature Chemistry Paper

The Suits group just published a paper in Nature Chemistry on intersystem crossing in gas-phase radical reactions.

Professor Silvia Jurisson wins two awards

Congratulations to Professor Silvia Jurisson for winning two awards as last month’s TERACHEM conference in Bressanone, Italy.

George P. Smith wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Story by Sara Diedrich

Dr. George P. Smith was already awake and walking to the kitchen for a cup of coffee Wednesday morning when the phone rang. It was 4:30 a.m., too early for a casual conversation.

Fall 2018 ACS meeting news

The Glass group was highlighted for a talk at the Boston ACS meeting on Supramolecular Sensors for Glycolipids.

Join Us in Congratulating the 2018 Division of Physical Chemistry Research Award Winners!

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MU senior selected as Mitchell Scholar - Christopher Dade is one of 12 American students to receive award for postgraduate study in Ireland

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Christopher Dade, a senior majoring in chemistry at the University of Missouri, has received a George J. Mitchell Scholarship, which provides tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend and an international travel stipend for one year of postgraduate study in Ireland.

Chemistry Professor named APS Fellow

Tommy Sewell, Professor of Chemistry, was elected a 2017 fellow of the American Physical Society.

Faculty Searches - Two tenure-track positions

The Department of Chemistry is actively recruiting for two tenure-track postions. One position is for a theoretical physical chemist at the assistant professor level.