Beak-Pines Organic Area Allerton Conference Schedule

The 32nd Annual Beak-Pines Organic Area 

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 10, 2018

Conference Schedule

8:00 a.m. Check-in/Continental Breakfast
Session I: Aya Kelly, Chair
8:40 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:00 a.m. Prof. Lisa Olshansky
Molecular Gymnastics for Bioinspried Energy Transdcution
9:20 a.m. Andrea Palazzolo Ray (Prof. Burke)
Impact-prioritized blocks and couplings for synthesis of most linear natural product space
9:40 a.m. Abigail Halmes (Prof. Moore)
The Effect of Regiochemistry on Naphthopyran Mechanochromism
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. Christopher Reinhardt (Prof. Chan)
Development of Photoacoustic Probes for the Detection of Nitric Oxide
11:10 a.m. Soumitra Athavale (Prof. Denmark)
Demystifying the Soai Reaction
11:30 a.m. Jinpeng Zhao (Prof. White)
Aliphatic C—H Oxidations for Late-Stage Functionalization
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: Christopher Huck, Chair
1:40 p.m. Christopher Bemis (Prof. Sarlah)
Synthesis of Sesquiterpene-Tropolones
2:00 p.m. Abraham Wang (Prof. van der Donk)
Investigating the installation of hydrazine in fosfazinomycin biosynthesis
2:20 p.m. Xiao Rui Guo (Prof. Mitchell)
Discovery of Electron-rich Alkene-containing Natural Products
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. Ephraim Morado (Prof. Zimmerman)
Stimuli responsive polyurethane that degrade rapidly via anchimeric assistance
3:50 p.m. Riley Svec (Prof. Hergenrother)
Development of Novel Imidazotetrazine Prodrugs for the Treatment of Glioblastoma
4:10 p.m. Break
4:25 pm Dr. Gregory Beutner (Bristol-Myers Squibb)
Process Chemistry: Fundamental Concepts in Complex Situations
4:50 p.m. 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.