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2014 Beckman Scholars Program
The UO Chemistry Department will be awarding prestigious Beckman Research Scholarships to qualifying undergraduate research students. 2014 Beckman Scholars Information

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2013 Chemistry Newsletter
The Department of Chemistry Newsletter is now available.
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Study Abroad TASSEP (TransAtlantic Science Student Exchange Program) is ideal for UO under-graduate science majors who wish to experience a year of studying and living in Europe.
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Biophysics

Biophysical chemistry at the University of Oregon enjoys a particularly outstanding national reputation. The strength of this program stems from the extensive collaborations between research groups involved in the development and application of physical methods and research groups with expertise in molecular and cellular biology, neurobiology, biochemistry and synthetic organic chemistry. Some of the physical methods in use include scanning force microscopy, x-ray crystallography, Raman spectroscopy, calorimetry, circular dichroism, photoelectron microscopy and rapid time scale fluorescence methods. Some of the areas of active research include protein structure, dynamics of protein folding, protein-nucleic acid interactions, force measurements on single molecules and imaging of large (non-crystalline) macromolecular complexes. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the research, biophysical chemistry faculty have very close associations with the Institute of Molecular Biology.

Andy Berglund
Victoria J. DeRose
Marina G. Guenza
Diane K. Hawley
Shawn Lockery (biology)
Andrew H. Marcus
Brad J. Nolen
Kenneth E. Prehoda
S. James Remington (physics)
William Roberts (biology)
Peter H. von Hippel (emeritus, research active)*

*Professor von Hippel continues to be research active and welcomes postdoctoral applications, as well as applications from undergraduates interested in research.

Biochemistry/Molecular BiologyBioorganic/Medicinal Chemistry BiophysicsEnvironmental Chemistry
Inorganic/Organometallic ChemistryMaterials ChemistryOptics & SpectroscopyOrganic Synthesis
Physical ChemistryPolymer ChemistrySolid-State ChemistryStatistical Mechanics of Liquids and Complex Fluids
Surfaces & InterfacesTheoretical Chemical Physics