Five TSRI Chemists Among Top 100 Most-Cited
In a list from ISI Essential Science Indicators, five investigators
at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) were ranked among
the top 100 most-cited researchers in the field of chemistry
for the period from January 1992 to June 30, 2002. The researchers
were: K.C. Nicolaou (fifth, 8,568 citations), Chi-Huey Wong
(23rd, 6,117 citations), K. Barry Sharpless (84th, 4,270 citations),
Dale Boger (92nd, 4,105 citations), and Julius Rebek, Jr.
(97th, 3,988 citations).
TSRI Named "Heavyweight" in Molecular Biology/Genetics
Also from the ISI Essential Science Indicators database, TSRI
was 12th on a list of the top-15 institutions ranked by percentage
of highly cited molecular biology and genetics papers from
1992 to 2002. The list, published in the January/February
2003 issue of "Science Watch: Tracking Trends and Performance
in Basic Research," included "heavyweight" institutions "that
saw the largest percentages of their molecular biology and
genetics papers reach the top-one percent rung in citations."
Reed to Speak in Faculty Lecture Series
Professor Steven Reed will speak on "Cell Cycle Control: Mechanisms
and Pathologies," as part of the Faculty Lecture Series on
Wednesday, February 12. The lecture will be held at 5 PM in
the Timken Amphitheater, Scripps Clinic, 10666 North Torrey
Symposium to Explore Frontiers in Chemistry
The TSRI Department of Chemistry presents the 14th annual
Frontiers in Chemistry Symposium on Friday, February 14. Talks
- TSRI Professor and Chair K.C. Nicolaou, introduction
and welcome, 9 AM;
- Professor W.A. Herrman of Technical University of Munich,
the Merck lecturer, will speak on "N-Heterocyclic Carbenes
and a New Generation of Organometallic Catalysts," from
9:10 to 10 AM;
- Professor Roger Kornberg of Stanford University, the
Pfizer lecturer, will speak on "Eukaryotic Gene Transcription,"
from 10 to 10:50 AM;
- Professor Herbert Waldmann of the Max-Planck Institute
of Molecular Physiology, the Amgen lecturer, will speak
on "From Protein Domains to Drug Candidates: Natural Product
Guided Combinatorial Chemistry," from 11:30 AM to 12:20
- Professor Satoshi Omura of The Kitasato Institute, the
Array lecturer, will speak on "Discovery of Natural Products
with Specific Biological Targets," from 12:20 to 1:10 PM.
Lectures are open to all and will be held in the Neurosciences
Institute Auditorium, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive. A lunch
reception will be held in the Beckman Atrium after the talks.
Medical Plan Reminder: New Claims Administrator
Benefits Administration would like to remind employees that
The Principal is the new medical plan claims administrator
as of January 1, 2003. TSRI will continue to offer Community
Care Network (CCN) as the medical provider network. Claims
for services prior to January 1, 2003 should be submitted
to the previous claims administrator, CoreSource.
New benefits cards list the new medical plan group number,
claims submission address, and pre-authorization phone number
for The Principal. Unfortunately, the policy number was initially
printed incorrectly on the front of the new cards. Replacement
cards are on their way to participants' home mailing address.
In the meantime, please be advised that the policy number
ASOP90844, is printed correctly on the back of the card.
Please be sure to give the new information to your medical
providers when receiving services so that they can update
their records. This will ensure claims for services received
after January 1, 2003 are processed through The Principal.
Questions? See the Frequently
Asked Questions and Answers web page or contact Benefits
Administration at x4-8487.
Happy Chinese New Year!
Andrew Shih cooks up a storm for the special luncheon
served at the TSRI cafeteria in honor of the Chinese New Year.
Photo by Kevin Fung.