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The Braunschweig group developed new nanoprinting technique for biomedical applications. 

Adam Braunschweig has published and patented a new nanoprinting technique for biomedical applications that is described in the link below. The Nanoscale 3D Printing Technique Uses Micro-Pyramids to Build Better Biochips. This nanoprinting process allows researchers to 3D print more material on a biochip than ever before, making it easier to study biomedical issues.

New Nanoprinting Video > Click Here

Prof. Ada Yonath (Nobel Prize 2009) gave a seminar at Hunter Chemistry

Prof. Ada Yonath (Nobel prize 2009) of the Weizmann Institute for Science, Israel, gave a lecture on the structure of the ribosome and the role of the proto-ribosome “What was first, the genetic code or its products?” in honor of Prof. Lou Massa’s development of quantum crystallography. Sponsored by: Hunter College President Jennifer Raab, the Cliff Soll funds, and Foundation Antoine Saugrain.

Hunter Chemists Develop Melanin-Like Materials with Tunable Properties (June 2017)

In this publication in Science, Prof Ulijn and his collaborators describe a family of melanin-inspired materials based on tripeptides containing tyrosine as precursors for polymeric pigments. Simply juggling the order of the peptides allowed tuning of the optical and electrical properties of the resulting polymers.

Press release: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-06/casr-sdm053117.php

Work of Hunter Chemists featured as Frontispiece in Advanced Materials (June 2017)

The work was conducted by the group of Prof. Mike Drain. A unified theoretical framework to elucidate the growth mechanism of nanoparticles in surfactant free media is developed and it is applied to identify strategies for shape-controlled syntheses of gold nanoparticles. 

DOI: 10.1002/adma.201770146

Hunter Chemistry's Major II option 2 (Biochemistry) is now accredited by American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

The Biochemistry option from the Department of Chemistry at Hunter College of the City University of New York has received accreditation from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). The Chemistry Major II, option 2 Biochemistry track is the only ASBMB accredited program in CUNY, and one of only two in New York City.

A list of ASBMB accredited programs: https://www.asbmb.org/Accreditation/Schools