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Chemistry Lecture Series

Lecture Series

Location: W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater,
The Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences (unless otherwise noted).

Upcoming Events

Probing and Perturbing Biological Processes with Smart Probes, Reactions and Assemblies

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Prof. Dr. Oliver Seitz

Laboratory of Bioorganic Synthesis
Department of Chemistry
Humboldt-University of Berlin

Host: Phil Dawson
Contact: Ezra Salazar, 4-8062
Location: THE COMMITTEE Lecture Hall

The Carlos F. Barbas, III, Memorial Symposium

Friday, August 15, 2014

Host: Phil Baran, Ph.D.
Location: The Auditorium

1:00 p.m. Introduction and Remembrance by Phil Baran and Dale Boger
1:30 p.m. Chi-Huey Wong
2:15 p.m. Doron Shabat
3:00 p.m. David Segal
3:30 p.m. Christoph Rader
4:00 p.m. Richard Lerner
4:45 p.m. Closing remarks
5:00 p.m. Reception in Beckman Galleria

Organic Synthesis Employing Electric Current

Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Prof. Dr. Siegfreid R. Waldvogel

Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz
Institut fur Organische Chemie

Host: Julius Rebek
Contact: Jenesis Kam-Avendano, Ext. 4-2255

Catalysis at Merck: Development and Application of Catalytic Reactions in Support of Drug Discovery and Development

Friday, August 29, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Matthew Tudge

Process Chemistry Catalysis & Automation
Merck & Co.

Host: Ryan Shenvi
Contact: Joey Gassert, Ext. 4-2709

Organic Synthesis Enabled by Catalytic Reactions of Boron Reagents

Friday, September 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM

James Morken, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry
Boston College

Host: Phil Baran
Contact: Taylor Cohen, 4-7370


A Paradigm Shift in Asymmetric Synthesis: Progress towards a General Metal-catalyzed Cross-coupling Reaction that Enables the Use of Optically Active Secondary and Tertiary Nucleophiles

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Mark R. Biscoe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
The City College of New York

Host: Phil Baran
Contact: Taylor Cohen, Ext. 4-7370

Cyclotides, a new molecular scaffold to target protein-protein interactions

Friday, November 07, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Julio A. Camarero, Ph. D.

Department of Chemistry, College of Letter, Arts and Science
Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy
University of Southern California

Host: Phil Dawson
Contact: Ella Blanc, Ext. 4-7052

Developing Covalent Drugs for New and Old Targets in Cancer

Wednesday, December 03, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Nathanael Gray, Ph.D.

Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Harvard Medical School and Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Host: Peter Schultz
Contact: Andrea Dashiell, 4-9303

Sponsored by Frontiers in Chemistry Lecture Series



Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Mary P. Watson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Delaware

Host: Jin-Quan Yu, Ph.D.
Contact: Tanya Gresham, Ext. 4-2433