Professor A. Ian Scott, an internationally acclaimed and pioneering chemist, came to Texas A&M University in 1977 and achieved worldwide renown for his work with vitamin B12, the essential life pigments chlorophyll and heme, the cancer drug taxol, and other antibiotics that fundamentally impacted the field of biosynthetic investigation and helped revolutionize both organic and natural product chemistry.
On October 21st and 22nd, 2016 we celebrated the tremendous scientific contributions Scott made during his 30-year Texas A&M career, both to the University and to the international chemistry community, with the A. I. Scott Medal for Excellence in Biological Chemistry.
|2:00-3:00||Brad Moore, University of California, San Diego, "Biosynthetic Lessons from Meroterpenoid Antibiotics"|
|3:00-4:00||Elizabeth Sattely, Stanford University, "Discovery and Engineering Plant Chemistry"|
|4:00-4:30||Coffee Break and Poster Session|
|4:30-5:30||Jon Clardy, Harvard University, "Genetic Tactics for Molecular Diversity"|
|7:00||Scott Medal Banquet at Christopher's World Grille|
|9:00-10:00||Jeff Kelly, The Scripps Research Institute, "Adapting the Chemistry and Biology of Proteostasis to Ameliorate Patholog"|
|10:00-11:00||Joel Schneider, National Cancer Institute , "Racemic Hydrogels from Self-Assembling Enantiomeric Peptides: Predictions from Linus Pauling"|
|11:00-11:30||Coffee Break and Poster Session|
|11:30-12:30||Jim Lalonde, Codexis , "Engineering Novel Enzymes for Efficient Synthesis of Pharmaceuticals"|
|1:30-2:30||Craig Townsend, Johns Hopkins, "Biosynthetic Programming in Iterative Polyketide Synthases"|
|2:30-3:30||Martin Warren, University of Kent , "Synthesis of Vitamin B12 Analogues to Follow Cobalamin Trafficking and Investigate B12-Dependent Processes "|
|3:30-4:00||Coffee Break and Poster Session|
|4:00-5:00||Stephan Grant, Pfizer Oncology R&D , "Chemical Modification of Protein Cysteines: Design of Next Generation Inhibitors for Drug-Resistant Mutant-EGFR in Lung Cancer"|