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. The distinguished speakers include Robert Langer, the winner of the 2019 Dreyfus Prize.

9:00: Introduction

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: Louis Brus, Columbia University


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: Laura Kiessling, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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