Department of Chemistry

A. I. Scott Medal Symposium for Biological Chemistry

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 Friday, October 19th, 2018 we celebrate 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.

A.I. Scott Medalist

Tadhg P. Begley

Texas A&M University

Invited speakers

Peter Dervan

California Institute of Technology

Hagan Bayley

University of Oxford

Symposium Schedule - Friday, October 19
ILSB Lobby and Auditorium

1:00 pm Poster Session
1:50 pm Opening Remarks
2:00 pm Peter Dervan, California Institute of Technology "Molecular Recognition of DNA: From Discovery to Oncology"
3:00 pm Hagan Bayley, University of Oxford "Protein pores as nanoreactors for single-molecule covalent chemistry"
4:00 pm Poster Session and Coffee Break
4:30 pm Tadhg P. Begley, Texas A&M University, 2018 Scott Medalist "Thiamin pyrophosphate: a simple vitamin with a complex biosynthesis"
Banquet and Medal Presentation (RSVP Required)
6:45 pm Reception
7:15 pm Dinner
8:30 pm Presentation of the AI Scott Medal