2022 Schedule

Flyer for conference with a photo of an Allerton Park statue in Allerton Park plus the names of all the presenters.

 

Sponsored by
Dr. Seemon H. Pines, Prof. Peter and Mrs. Sandra Beak, Dr. Terry M. Balthazor, Merck & Co. and the Obiter Company  

Allerton Park, Saturday, November 5, 2022.

Conference Schedule

 

8:00 a.m.

Check-in/Continental Breakfast

Session I:

SYDNEY MCKEE, CHAIR

8:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

8:50 a.m.

JEFF KALLEMEYN
Research Highlights from AbbVie Process R&D

9:20 a.m.

MARKO NESIC (PROF. DAVID SARLAH)
Total Synthesis of Darobactin A

9:40 a.m.

JUBYEONG CHAE (PROF. LIVIU M. MIRICA)
Mechanistic Studies of Nickel-Catalyzed C(sp3)-C(sp3) Kumada Cross-Coupling Reaction

10:00 a.m.

Poster Session I
Break for poster session in Gallery with snacks/coffee
Talks will resume in library at 10:50 am

10:50 a.m.

MARYA ORNELAS (PROF. ANGAD P. MEHTA)
The Development of Eukaryotic Platforms to Study and Evolve Viral Capping Enzymes

11:10 a.m.

DEVON FONTAINE (PROF. M. CHRISTINA WHITE)
Allylic C–H Amination Cross-Coupling Furnishes Tertiary Amines by Electrophilic Metal
Catalysis

11:30 a.m.

NICHOLAS ANGELLO (PROF. MARTIN D. BURKE)
Accelerated Discovery Using Automated Synthesis

11:50 a.m.

Lunch in the Main Dining Room-Group I
Tables will be assigned to each person previously. Tables will be seated and called to go through buffet.

12:40 p.m.

Lunch in the Main Dining Room-Group II
Tables will be assigned to each person previously. Tables will be seated and called to go through buffet.

Session II:

YUE YU, CHAIR

1:40 p.m.

IAN RINEHART (PROF. SCOTT E. DENMARK)
Development and Validation of a Chemoinformatic Workflow for Predicting Reaction Yield for
Pd-Catalyzed C-N Couplings with Substrate Generalizability

2:00 p.m.

PAUL GRIFFIN (PROF. LISA OLSHANSKY)
Towards Charge Separation through Conformational Control in Copper Coordination
Complexes

2:20 p.m.

Poster Session II
Poster session and snacks in the Gallery. Talks resume in the library at 3:10 p.m.

3:10 p.m. KRISTEN MUÑOZ (PROF. PAUL HERGENROTHER)
Development of a Gram-Negative-Only Antibiotic With Microbiome-Sparing Potential

3:30 p.m.

ANDREW GREENLEE (PROF. JEFFREY S. MOORE)
Tandem Imine Formation and Alkyne Metathesis Enabled by Catalyst Choice

3:50 p.m.

RAYMOND SARKSIAN (PROF. WILFRED A. VAN DER DONK)
Stereochemical Control in Lanthipeptide Biosynthesis

4:10 p.m.

Break

4:25 pm

Closing Remarks and Presentation of the Seemon H. Pines Award, Verbanac Awards, and Terry Balthazor Awards

The annual Beak-Pines Organic Area Allerton Conference is held at beautiful Allerton Park, an English-style estate located approximately 20 miles southwest of Champaign. At this conference one student from each organic chemistry research group presents his/her work in the old library of the Robert Allerton House. Two more students from each group present their work in the form of a poster. Lunch is enjoyed in the grand dining hall, and after lunch free time is used to wander through the more than 5,000 acres of forest and prairie along the Sangamon River. The park features formal English gardens and over 100 outdoor sculptures. At the end of the day, the Seemon Pines award is given to the most outstanding presentation.