Twenty Year Takeaways

The headline from the recent “Building UConn Chemistry for Another 20 Years,” panel discussion wasn’t the whiz-bang technical stuff you might expect from an event like this, although that element was definitely present. What really jumped out were the timeless bits of advice from the panelists: “Challenge the conventional wisdom.” – Gary Brudvig, Yale University […]

Neighboring Group Participation

For Toni Planas, a sabbatical in rural Connecticut has accelerated a sweet collaboration with Mark Peczuh’s research group. The Glycosidase Team: (L to R) Sergi Pascual, Aditya Pote, Antoni Planas, Mark Peczuh Carbohydrate chemists are readily familiar with the concept of neighboring group participation (NPG), where the electrons of…