Science@theInterface 2017
Molecular Therapeutics
Friday, June 16, 2017

Gordon Center

The annual Science@theInterface Symposium, organized by Chuan He, along with Yamuna Krishnan, Bryan Dickinson and Ray Moellering, of the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics at The University of Chicago and held at Donnelley Biological Sciences Learning Center on UChicago's Hyde Park campus, highlights a frontier area of interdisciplinary research each year, with this year's theme being “Molecular Therapeutics”. Our goal with these symposia is to focus on research at the interface between the biological and physical sciences, featuring leaders from the national and international scientific communities.

The meeting will feature 7 talks and a reception, with lunch at mid day.

8:30 Continental Breakfast
9:05 Professor Cynthia J. Burrows
Chemistry, University of Utah
The Epigenetics of Guanine in G-Quadruplexes

9:55 Professor Tarun Kapoor
Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rockefeller University
Chemical Approaches to Dissect the Diverse Functions of Proteins in the AAA+ Superfamily

11:00 Professor Jon Clardy
Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School
Chemical Ecology and Molecular Therapeutics

1:00 Professor Jason Gestwicki
Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California-San Francisco
Targeting Protein-Protein Interactions in Chaperone Networks

1:45 Professor Nathanael Gray
Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
New Chemical Approaches to Drugging Oncogenic Signaling

3:00 Professor Hening Lin
Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University
Sirtuins and novel PTMs in cell signaling and cancer

3:45 Professor Philip Cole
Pharmacology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Targeting Lysine Reversible Modifications with Designed Small Molecules

4:30 Reception for all Symposium Attendees