First Annual Greater Atlanta Chemical Biology Symposium

Saturday April 21st, 2018

Emory University

Free to attend!

Our Mission

The GACBS will build and foster a collegial group of scientists at the interface of chemistry and biology. We will strive to both develop future leaders of the field and enhance the scientific community throughout the southeast with new collaborations, resources, and programs.

Invited Speakers

Invited speakers include rising stars of the southeast and keynote lectures from world renowned scholars at the interface of chemistry and biology.

Invited Speakers:

Dr. Albert Bowers– UNC School of Pharmacy

“Chemoenzymatic Platforms for the Discovery of New Peptide Therapeutics.”

Dr. Eileen Kennedy– UGA School of Pharmacy

“Targeting Kinase Regulation with Constrained Peptide Scaffolds”

 Dr. Matt Torres– Georgia Tech

 “Hidden in Plain Site: Computationally-Assisted Experimental Discovery of Protein Modifications Involved in Cell Signaling and Disease”

Dr. Donald Hamelberg– Georgia State University

“Evolutionary Analysis of Protein Dynamical Residue-Residue Interactions”

Dr. Emily Weinert– Emory University

“Exploring the Metabolism and Cellular Roles of 2’,3’-cNMPs in Bacteria”

Dr. Meghan Blackledge– High Point University

“Old Drugs, New Tricks: Investigation of FDA-Approved Drugs to Combat MRSA”

Dr. Steve Townsend– Vanderbilt University

“Human Milk Oligosaccharides: Defense Against Pathogens”

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Jenn Prescher– University of California, Irvine

“Spying on Cellular Communication with Chemical Tools and Noninvasive Imaging”

Dr. Joel Schneider– NIH Chemical Biology Lab

“Delivering Drugs with Self-Assembled Materials”

Schedule

8:00-8:45  Breakfast, Registration, Poster Setup
8:45-9:00  Introductory Remarks
9:00-10:15  Session I 
        9:00-9:25 Donald Hamelberg – Georgia State University
“Evolutionary Analysis of Protein Dynamical Residue-Residue Interactions”
        9:25-9:50 Albert Bowers – UNC School of Pharmacy
“Chemoenzymatic Platforms for the Discovery of New Peptide Therapeutics”
        9:50-10:15 Eileen Kennedy – UGA School of Pharmacy
“Targeting Kinase Regulation with Constrained Peptide Scaffolds”
10:15-11:15 Coffee Break/Poster Session I
11:15-12:45 Session II
        11:15-11:40 Matt Torres – Georgia Tech
“Hidden in Plain Site: Computationally-Assisted Experimental Discovery of Protein Modifications Involved in Cell Signaling and Disease”
        11:40-12:05 Emily Weinert – Emory University
“Exploring the Metabolism and Cellular Roles of 2’,3’-cNMPs in Bacteria”
        12:05-12:45 Jenn Prescher – University of California, Irvine
“Spying on Cellular Communication with Chemical Tools and Noninvasive Imaging”
12:45-2:15 Lunch Break/Poster Session II
2:15-3:15 Session III
        2:15-2:40 Meghan Blackledge – High Point University
“Old Drugs, New Tricks: Investigation of FDA-Approved Drugs to Combat MRSA”
        2:40-3:05 Steve Townsend – Vanderbilt University
“Human Milk Oligosaccharides: Defense Against Pathogens”
        3:05-3:15 To Be Selected from Poster Abstracts
3:15-3:30 Break
3:30-4:30 Session IV
        3:30-4:20 Joel Schneider – NIH Chemical Biology Lab
“Delivering Drugs with Self-Assembled Materials”
        4:20-4:30 Poster Awards and Concluding Remarks
4:30-6:00 Cocktail Hour/Networking Mixer