Beak-Pines Organic Area Allerton Conference Schedule


The 31st Annual Beak-Pines Organic Area 

Sponsored by
Dr. Seemon H. Pines, Prof. Peter and Mrs. Beak, and Merck & Co.  

Allerton Park, Saturday, November 11, 2017

Conference Schedule

8:00 a.m.

Check-in/Continental Breakfast

Session I: Thomas Bearrood, Chair
8:40 a.m.

Opening Remarks

9:00 a.m.

Bryon Drown (Prof. Hergenrother)
Predicting Small-molecule Accumulation in Gram-negative Bacteria to Design Better Antibiotics

9:20 a.m.

Chris Pattillo (Prof. Moore)
Understanding the Effect of Conformational Dynamics on Alkyne-metathesis Cage Forming Processes

9:40 a.m.

Hailey Knox (Prof. Chan)
Development of N-oxide-based Probes for Photoacoustic Imaging of Hypoxia

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.

Junfeng Chen (Prof. Zimmerman)
Single-chain Metal-organic Nanoparticle Catalysts for CuAAC Reaction

11:10 a.m.

Samuel Gockel (Prof. Hull)
Copper-catalyzed Three-component Carboamination of Alkenes

11:30 a.m.

Cong Zhou (Prof. Silverman)
DNA-catalyzed Amide Hydrolysis

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:

Chad Ungarean, Chair

1:40 p.m.

Mikiko Okumura (Prof. Sarlah)
Palladium-catalyzed Dearomative 1,4-syn-aminofunctionalizations

2:00 p.m.

Katrina Muraglia (Prof. Burke)
Genotype-agnostic Rescue of Cystic Fibrosis with Small Molecule Bicarbonate Channels

2:20 p.m.

Rulin Ma (Prof. White)
C–H to C–N Cross-coupling of Sulfonamides with Olefins


Poster Session II
Poster session and snacks in the Gallery. Talks resume in the library at 3:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

Graham Hudson (Prof. Mitchell)
Expanding Thiopeptide Chemical Space Through in Vitro Enzymatic Synthesis

3:50 p.m.

Kevin Robb (Prof. Denmark)
Lewis Base-Catalyzed Enantioselective Sulfenocyclization of Polyenes

4:10 p.m.

Kenton Hetrick  (Prof. van der Donk)
Development and Validation of Nisin Phage Display

4:30 pm


4:50 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Presentation of the Seemon H. Pines Award 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.