Monday, October 23, 2017

Session I - From Molecules to Medicine

8:30 AM

Introductory Remarks

Charles W. Tate, Chair
Welch Foundation Board of Directors

8:35 AM

Conference Introduction

Peter B. Dervan, California Institute of Technology
Welch Foundation Scientific Advisory Board Chair

8:40 AM

Discussion Leader: Tadhg Begley, Texas A&M University

8:50 AM

Speaker: Peter G. Schultz, The Scripps Research Institute
Lecture: "Playing with the Molecules of Life"

9:40 AM

Speaker: Samuel H. Gellman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lecture: "Impact of Backbone Modifications on Informational Properties of Polypeptides"

10:45 AM

Speaker: David R. Liu, Harvard University
Lecture: "Base Editing:  Programmable Editing of Single Base Pairs in Living Systems Without Double-Stranded DNA Cleavage"

Session II - From Molecules to Medicine

1:00 PM

Discussion Leader: Brent Iverson, The University of Texas at Austin

1:10 PM

Speaker: Jacqueline K. Barton, California Institute of Technology
Lecture: "DNA-mediated Signaling"

2:15 PM

Speaker: K. C. Nicolaou, Rice University
Lecture: "The Art and Science of Organic Synthesis and Its Impact on Biology and Medicine"

3:05 PM

Speaker: Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Stanford University
Lecture: "Cancer Immune Therapies Targeting Glyco-immune Checkpoints"

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Session III - Making Molecules and Materials

8:00 AM

Discussion Leader:  Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard University

8:10 AM

Speaker: Frances H. Arnold, California Institute of Technology
Lecture: "Biocatalysts for Abiological Chemistry:  Bringing New Chemistry to Life"

9:00 AM

Speaker: Charles M. Lieber, Harvard University
Lecture: "Nanoelectronic Tools for Brain Science"

10:05 AM

Speaker: Joseph M. DeSimone, University of North Carolina
Lecture: "Future Fabricated with Light:  Continuous Liquid Interface Production to Drive Additive Manufacturing"

2017 Welch Award Lecture

10:55 AM

Speaker: TBD
Lecture: "TBD"

Session IV - Making Molecules and Materials

1:00 PM

Discussion Leader: Stephan Link, Rice University

1:10 PM

Speaker: Catherine J. Murphy, University of Illinois
Lecture: "Growth, Form and Reactivity of Anisotropic Gold Nanostructures"

2:15 PM

Speaker: Thomas E. Mallouk, Pennsylvania State University
Lecture: "Assembly and Disassembly of Layered Solids"

3:05 PM

Speaker: Moungi Bawendi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lecture: "Quantum Dots:  From Curiosity Based Science to Applications in Displays, Bio-imaging and Energy Harvesting"