March 9, 2020: Due to health concerns, particularly at large gatherings, concerning the spread of the coronavirus, the Dreyfus Foundation has cancelled this symposium. It is our hope to have this event at the 2021 ACS national meeting.

The Dreyfus Foundation is proud to sponsor a symposium on Chemistry in Support of Human Health, the topic of the 2019 Dreyfus Prize, at the spring national meeting of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in room 204C of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This symposium is also sponsored by the ACS Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group. The distinguished speakers include Robert Langer, the winner of the 2019 Dreyfus Prize.

9:00: Introduction: Matthew Tirrell, The University of Chicago

Session 1. Chair: Daniel Nocera, Harvard University


9:10: Susan Richardson, University of South Carolina, The Transformative Power of Chemistry: Uncovering Emerging Water Contaminants and Making Drinking Safer


9:45: David Tirrell, California Institute of Technology, Selective Proteomic Analysis of Cellular Sub-populations in Complex Biological Systems

Session 2. Chair: Laura Kiessling, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


10:35: Carolyn Bertozzi, Stanford University, Therapeutic Opportunities in Glycoscience


11:10: Richard Friesner, Columbia University, Computational Methods for Structure Based Drug Discovery


Session 3. Chair: Louis Brus, Columbia University


2:00: Chaitan Khosla, Stanford University, Chemical Analysis and Manipulation of Celiac Disease Pathogenesis


2:35: Peter Schultz, The Scripps Research Institute, Playing with the Molecules of Life 

Session 4. Chair: Matthew Tirrell, The University of Chicago


3:25: Sangeeta Bhatia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tiny Technologies and Medicine


4:00: Robert Langer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chemistry in Support of Human Health: Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering

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