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 October 13th and 14th, 2017 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

RSVP for the A. I. Scott Medal Symposium

A.I. Scott Medalist

Vern Schramm

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Invited speakers

Minkui Luo

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Steven Schwartz

University of Arizona

Symposium Schedule Friday, October 13, 2017

8:00 am – 8:15 am

Opening Remarks

8:15 am – 8:55 am

Thomas Mallouk, Pennsylvania State University, “Assembly and Disassembly of Layered Materials”

8:55 am – 9:35 am

Ernesto Brunet, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, “A story of dissymmetry: from the liquid to the solid state”

9:35 am – 10:20 am

Santiago García Granda, Oviedo University-CINN, “Metal Phosphates: Seeding in US and harvesting in Spain”

10:20 am – 10:35 am

Coffee Break

10:35 am – 11:15 am

Marcetta Darensbourg, Texas A&M University, “Hydrogenase- and ACS-Inspired Bioorganometallic Chemistry”

11:15 am – 11:55 pm

Jiang-Gao Mao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, “New SHG Materials Based on Oxyanions of Lone Pair Containing Cations and Borates”

11:55 pm – 1:00 pm


1:00 pm – 1:40 pm

Ahmad Moini, BASF, “Novel Zeolite Catalysts for Diesel Emission Applications”

1:40 pm – 2:20 pm

Luyi Sun, University of Connecticut, Tailoring the Third Dimension in Layered Materials

2:20 pm – 3:00 pm     

Simon Billinge, Columbia University, “Real Materials Discovery in a Genomic world”

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Coffee Break

3:15 pm – 3:55 pm

Monica Pica, University of Perugia, “From micro to nano: a fascinating journey into the world of nanometric zirconium phosphate compounds”

3:55 pm – 4:35 pm

Hung-Jue Sue, Texas A&M University, “Self-assembly Phenomena of α-Zirconium Phosphate in Epoxy”

4:35 pm – 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dinner at Christopher’s World Grille

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