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Barnett Institute for Chemical & Biological Analysis

The Barnett Institute is a center of excellence in the development and application of technologies for biopharmaceutical characterization and proteomics and systems biology.

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With more than 50 scientists and a $8 million endowment, the Institute is recognized internationally as one of the premier centers for cutting-edge research and advanced training in analytical chemistry for biomedical applications.


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Jacqueline, a student in the College of Science PlusOne Program, has completed her undergraduate degree in Chemistry and will be graduating with her master’s degree in Chemistry in August 2020. Jackie would recommend the PlusOne program to students who want to get a more advanced degree, but do not want to complete a PhD, as a Master’s degree is usually included in a PhD.

Jacqueline Wood’s Journey Through Two Degrees

What motivated you to pursue a PlusOne master’s degree? I decided to pursue the PlusOne program before I started college. It was one of the reasons I chose Northeastern, besides…
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Remembering Alfred Viola

Alfred Viola, who taught at Northeastern for 41 years and founded its chemistry PhD program, passed away on May 15th. He was 92.
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Amino acids are critical to the structure of proteins, which are often visualized as 3D ribbon structures. Northeastern biochemists are studying the chemistry of amino acids within SARS-CoV-2 to predict the reactions they enable. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

The Coronavirus Might Have Weak Spots. Machine Learning Could Help Find Them.

What makes SARS-CoV-2 so infectious? The answer is in its proteins. Mary Jo Ondrechen and Penny Beuning, professors of chemistry and chemical biology, are using machine learning to investigate these…
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Oct 26th, 2020
Prof. Terence Capellini, Harvard University presents: "The regulation of human skeletal development and disease"
Oct 29th, 2020
Chemistry Colloquia featuring Dr. Pauline Chiu, Associate Head of Chemistry at the University of Hongkong, Hongkong, China. Host: George O'Doherty