Recent Advances in Chemical Biology

Friday May 2, 2014
12:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Lynch Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania

12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Rudi Fasan, University of Rochester
Exploring the C(sp3)—H space in bioactive molecules with P450-based catalysts

1:20 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
Charlie Mo, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Kohli Lab
Tuning bacterial adaptation and mutation with LexA

1:40 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Adam Olia, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Marmorstein Lab
Non-enzymatic acetylation as detected by NAPPA protein arrays

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Luke Lavis, Janelia Farms
Old dyes, new tricks: Building better fluorophores for biology

2:50 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Coffee Break

3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Matthew Disney, Scripps Florida
Rational design of small molecules targeting RNA from sequence - from oncogenic microRNAs to repeating transcripts

4:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Ileana Pazos, Department of Chemistry, Gai Lab
Sensing the local electric field of proteins

4:20 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
Roland Rivera-Santiago, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Speicher Lab
Detection of subtle conformational changes in human peroxiredoxin-6 using zero-length chemical crosslinking coupled with mass spectrometry

4:40 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Laura Kiessling, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Chemical probes of immunity and tolerance

Stephanie Barros
Scott Ugras
Lyndsay Wood

Department of Chemistry
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Biomedical Graduate Student Association