Department of Chemistry News


September 23, 2014

Multi-disciplinary approach to understanding Botulinum toxin

Research Associate Professor Werner Kaminsky contributed to a research project recently highlighted in Nature.

January 15, 2013

The absolute configurations of the bitter acids of hops determined

Werner Kaminsky, Research Associate Professor and Department Crystallographer, working with researchers at KinDex Therapeutics and the University of Washington, has recently determined the absolute configurations of the acids from hops that give beer its characteristic bitter flavor.

June 12, 2009

Kahr, Kaminsky, et al. determine structural origin of light polarizing properties of herapathite

In a recent paper in Science, a UW group led by Professor Bart Kahr and Research Associate Professor Werner Kaminsky report the atomic structure of herapathite, a historically important source of large aperture light polarizers whose optical properties have long eluded explanation.