The Dreyfus Foundation has organized an American Chemical Society (ACS) Symposium on Imaging in the Chemical Sciences – the topic of the 2023 Dreyfus Prize – which will be held at the spring national meeting of the ACS in New Orleans on Monday, March 18, 2024. The symposium is open to all attendees of the spring ACS meeting.

The distinguished speakers are Paul Weiss (University of California, Los Angeles), Naomi Ginsberg (University of California, Berkeley), Wilson Ho (University of California, Irvine), Dorit Hanein (University of California, Santa Barbara), Christopher Chang (University of California, Berkeley), and Xiaowei Zhuang (Harvard University, HHMI), the winner of the 2023 Dreyfus Prize conferred in Imaging in the Chemical Sciences.

The anticipated agenda is provided below. A reception will follow. For up-to-date information, including how to attend, please visit the ACS meeting website.


Dreyfus Foundation ACS Symposium on Imaging in the Chemical Sciences
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 244


Note: All times shown are Central.

10:00 am: Morning Welcome
H. Scott Walter, Dreyfus Foundation President
Matthew V. Tirrell, The University of Chicago, Dreyfus Foundation Chair, Scientific Affairs Committee and Senior Scientific Advisor

10:20 am: Paul Weiss, University of California, Los Angeles
Nanoscale Chemical Imaging






10:55 am: Naomi Ginsberg, University of California, Berkeley
Imaging Nanoscale Electronic, Thermal, and Ionic Energy Transduction and Transport in Emerging Functional Materials






11:30 am: Wilson Ho, University of California, Irvine
The Quantum Superposition Microscope





2:00 pm: Afternoon Welcome
Milan Mrksich, Northwestern University, Dreyfus Foundation Board Member

2:05 pm: Dorit Hanein, University of California, Santa Barbara
Nanometer Scale Dissection of Cellular Processes – A Multiscale Imaging Journey from Live Cells to Cellular Cryogenic Tomography





2:40 pm: Christopher Chang, University of California, Berkeley
Activity-Based Sensing: Leveraging Chemical Reactivity for Selective Bioimagings





3:15 pm: Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard University, HHMI
Winner of the 2023 Dreyfus Prize conferred in Imaging in the Chemical Sciences
Spatially Resolved Single-Cell Genomics and Cell Atlas of the Brain





3:50 pm: Closing Remarks
H. Scott Walter
Matthew V. Tirrell
Milan Mrksich

Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.