Wednesday, May 24th 2017: Symposium Schedule

Exact schedule and speaker order is subject to change.

8:00-8:30 am

Breakfast, Registration & Poster set-up
Keller Hall

8:30-8:40 am

Opening Remarks and Welcome
Keller Hall, 3-210

8:40-9:25 am

Helen E. Blackwell
Professor of Chemistry
University of Wisconsin–Madison
"Synthetic Ligands for the Interception of Bacterial Communication: New Languages, New Outcomes"

9:30-9:55 am

Amy Saenger
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, and Director of Advanced Research and Diagnostic Laboratory
University of Minnesota
"Improving Diagnosis of Acute Myocardial Infarction with High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Assays: Insights from a Clinical Chemist"

10:00-10:20 am

Symposium Photograph: TBD
Coffee Break

10:25-11:05 am

Rachel Loeber
Ph.D., Medicinal Chemistry
Leafline Labs, LLC
"The Chemistry of Cannabis"

11:10-11:55 am

Robert E. Kyne, Jr.
Ph.D., Organic Chemistry
"Ligand-Directed Degradation: A Rapidly Evolving Modality for Drug Discovery"

12:00-1:10 pm

Served in atrium (TBD) 
Poster Session

1:15-2:00 pm

Jason P. Dworkin
Chief of Astrochemistry and Project Scientist for OSIRIS-REx
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
“Chirality of Extraterrestrial Amino Acids”

2:05-2:50 pm

Burckhard Seelig
Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
University of Minnesota
"Laboratory Evolution to Study the Origin of Functional Proteins and the History of the Genetic Code"

2:50-3:10 pm

Coffee Break

3:15-4:00 pm

Ming C. Hammond
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley
"Riboswitching on the Light: Imaging Small Molecules Involved in Bacterial and Immune Signaling"

4:05-4:50 pm

Ronald T. Raines
Professor of Chemistry, Chemical Biology, and Biochemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Diazo Compounds: Versatile Tools for Chemical Biology”

4:55-5:00 pm

Closing Remarks