Monday, October 23, 2017
Session I - From Molecules to Medicine
Charles W. Tate, Chair
Welch Foundation Board of Directors
Peter B. Dervan, California Institute of Technology
Welch Foundation Scientific Advisory Board Chair
Discussion Leader: Tadhg Begley, Texas A&M University
Speaker: Peter G. Schultz, The Scripps Research Institute
Lecture: "Playing with the Molecules of Life"
Speaker: Samuel H. Gellman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lecture: "Impact of Backbone Modifications on Informational Properties of Polypeptides"
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
Discussion Leader: Brent Iverson, The University of Texas at Austin
Speaker: Jacqueline K. Barton, California Institute of Technology
Lecture: "DNA-mediated Signaling"
Speaker: K. C. Nicolaou, Rice University
Lecture: "The Art and Science of Organic Synthesis and Its Impact on Biology and Medicine"
Speaker: Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Stanford University
Lecture: "Cancer Immune Therapies Targeting Glyco-immune Checkpoints"
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Session III - Making Molecules and Materials
Discussion Leader: Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard University
Speaker: Frances H. Arnold, California Institute of Technology
Lecture: "Biocatalysts for Abiological Chemistry: Bringing New Chemistry to Life"
Speaker: Charles M. Lieber, Harvard University
Lecture: "Nanoelectronic Tools for Brain Science"
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
Session IV - Making Molecules and Materials
Discussion Leader: Stephan Link, Rice University
Speaker: Catherine J. Murphy, University of Illinois
Lecture: "Growth, Form and Reactivity of Anisotropic Gold Nanostructures"
Speaker: Thomas E. Mallouk, Pennsylvania State University
Lecture: "Assembly and Disassembly of Layered Solids"
Speaker: Moungi Bawendi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lecture: "Quantum Dots: From Curiosity Based Science to Applications in Displays, Bio-imaging and Energy Harvesting"