North Jersey Section
American Chemical Society

A symposium in honor of Professor Spencer Knapp on the Occasion of his 60th Birthday

Friday, January 14, 2011 at the Wright-Rieman Auditorium, Wright Chemistry Building

Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology,
610 Taylor Rd,
Rutgers University (Busch Campus),
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Sponsors
This symposium is made possible by generous financial support from

  • Affymax, Inc.
  • Amgen
  • BMK Scientific Consulting
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
  • Lexicon Pharmaceuticals
  • New Jersey Center for Biomaterials
  • Novartis
  • Organic Syntheses
  • Protagonist Pharmaceuticals
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • and Private Donations

Invited Speakers

Professor James Coward
University of Michigan
“Carbohydrate Chemistry: How Sweet It Is!”

Professor Chulbom Lee
Seoul National University
“Synthesis of Complex Natural Products via Organometallic Catalytic Approaches”

Professor Erik Sorensen
Princeton University
“Design and synthesis of molecular scaffolds with anti-infective activity”

Professor Daniel Seidel
Rutgers University
“New Approaches to the Synthesis of Nitrogen Heterocycles”

Professor Lawrence Williams
Rutgers University
“The Total Synthesis of Bioactives via Integrated Routing”

Professor Heinz Roth
Rutgers University
“Benzene – Faraday, Kekulé and Beyond”

Professor J. R. Camille Falck
UT Southwestern
“Development of New Synthetic Methodology and Its Application in Natural Products Synthesis”

Organizing Committee

  • Daniel Seidel (Chair, Rutgers)
  • Amjad Ali (Merck)
  • Joe Kozlowski (Merck)
  • Akin Davulcu (BMS)
  • Dong Xiao (Merck)
  • Lawrence Williams (Rutgers)
  • Kshitij Thakkar (Roche)
  • Eric Mertz (Roche)