In Brief

List Wins Carl Duisberg Memorial Award
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Assistant Professor Benjamin List has won this year's Carl Duisberg Memorial Award from the German Chemical Society. The prestigious award, founded in 1935, is given annually to young investigators in recognition of highly original contributions to all areas of chemistry. List, who will give an award lecture at the next annual meeting of the German Chemical Society in March, is being honored for his work in the area of asymmetric organocatalysis.

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 Pines Road.

Wüthrich to Give "NMR View of Macromolecules"
TSRI Visiting Investigator Kurt Wüthrich, winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, will speak on "The NMR View of Biological Macromolecules" on Tuesday, January 28, at 4 PM, in the Fishman Auditorium of The Burnham Institute, 10901 North Torrey Pines Road.

Symposium to Explore Frontiers in Chemistry
The TSRI Department of Chemistry presents the 14th annual Frontiers in Chemistry Symposium on Friday, February 14. Talks will include:
• 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 PM;
• 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.

Benefits Cards to Be Reissued Due to Error
Benefits Administration would like to advise medical plan participants that an error has been found on the new benefit card. Unfortunately, the policy number was printed incorrectly on the front of the card. The medical plan administrator is aware of the problem and Benefits Administration does not anticipate any interruptions in claim payments. Please remember, when utilizing services, to use the policy number ASOP90844, which is printed correctly on the back of the card. Medical plan participants will receive new cards within two weeks. If you have any questions please contact Benefits Administration, x4-8487 or email


Last Chance for 2002 Tuition Reimbursement
Human Resources would like to remind you that tuition reimbursement requests for courses completed during the 2002 calendar year must be submitted by January 31 at 5:00 PM. Please contact Jan-Michael Silbaugh, x4-9212, with questions regarding tuition reimbursement policy.


New English-as-a-Second Language Class to Begin
A new English-as-a-second-language class will begin Tuesday, January 28. Instructor Cassandra Wadkins' class meets from 6:30 to 8:30 PM every Tuesday evening in the Immunology Building West Conference Room. The price for three months (12 classes) is $60. Each intermediate-level English class is divided into speaking and listening, idioms and vocabulary, and reading and writing. If you would like to improve your English communication skills and your understanding of friends, colleagues, movies, television shows, and the news, this class is for you. The instructor uses movies, games, television shows, grammar books, songs, drawing and novels to teach standard American English. Have fun and learn English at the same time! For more information, please leave a message at x4-2176.