Beak-Pines Organic Area Allerton Conference

The 33rd Annual Beak-Pines Organic Area 

33rd Annual Allerton Conference Poster

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 9, 2019

Conference Schedule

8:00 a.m. Check-in/Continental Breakfast
Session I: Luke Akin, Chair
8:40 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:00 a.m. Prof. Angad Mehta
Exploring Evolution Through Synthetic Approaches
9:20 a.m. Rajeev Chorghade (Prof. Burke)
Small Molecule Ion Channels Increase Host Defenses in Cystic Fibrosis Airway Ephithelia
9:40 a.m. Lauren Hagler (Prof. Zimmerman)
Discovery of Multivalent, Bidirectional Transcription Inhibitors for Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1
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. Matthew Boudreau (Prof. Hergenrother)
Eradication of Estrogen Receptor Alpha Positive Breast Tumors
11:10 a.m.

Kaibo Feng (Prof. White)
C-H Alkylation

11:30 a.m.

Andrew Zahrt (Prof. Denmark)
Prediction of Higher-selectivity Catalysts by Computer-Driven Workflow and Machine Learning

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: Sven Kaster, Chair
1:40 p.m. Lukas Smaga (Prof. Chan)
A Chemical Tool for the Study of Concentration-Dependent Formaldehyde Biology
2:00 p.m. Subhanip Biswas (Prof. van der Donk)
Mode of Action Studies of the S-linked Glycocin Sublancin
2:20 p.m. Andi Liu (Prof. Mitchell)
Mechanistic Investigation of TfuA‐mediated Peptide Thioamidation
2:40p.m. Poster Session II
Poster session and snacks in the Gallery. Talks resume in the library at 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. Christopher Huck (Prof. Sarlah)
Total Synthesis of Isomalabaricane Triterpenoids
3:50 p.m. Summer Laffoon (Prof. Moore)
Efficient Synthesis of an Aromatic Möbius Annulene via Alkyne Metathesis
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 then 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.