Beak-Pines Organic Area Allerton Conference Schedule


The 30th Annual Beak-Pines Organic Area 

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

Allerton Park, Saturday, November 5, 2016

Conference Schedule

8:00 a.m.

Check-in/Continental Breakfast

Session I: Kevin Robb, Chair
8:40 a.m.

Opening Remarks

9:00 a.m.

Jeremy Henle (Prof. Denmark)
Diversity Oriented, Computer-Guided Catalyst Design: Application of Chemoinformatics to Catalysis

9:20 a.m.

Jessie Peh (Prof. Hergenrother)
A General Strategy to Overcome Resistance to Targeted Anticancer Therapies

9:40 a.m.

Puzhou Wang (Prof. Silverman)
DNA-Catalyzed Introduction of Azide at Tyrosine for Peptide Modification

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.

Wei Liu (Prof. White)
Enantioselective Allylic C–H Oxidation of Terminal Olefins to Isochromans by Palladium(II)/Chiral Sulfoxide Catalysis

11:10 a.m.

JuYeon Lee (Prof. Zimmerman)
Rational Design of Alternating Bisamidine-Melamine Oligomers as Potential Therapeutics for Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1

11:30 a.m.

Timothy P. Moneypenny II (Prof. Moore)
Towards the Rational Design of 3D Molecular Architectures via Dynamic Covalent Chemistry

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:

Huiying Liu, Chair

1:40 p.m.

Lucas Hernandez (Prof. Sarlah)
Total Synthesis of (+)-7-Deoxypancratistatin

2:00 p.m.

Brandon J. Burkhart (Prof. Mitchell)
Rational Engineering of Hybrid RiPP Biosynthetic Pathways

2:20 p.m.

Gregory Kortman (Prof. Hull)
Catalyst-Controlled Regiodivergent Synthesis of 1,2- and 1,3 Aminothioethers


Poster Session II
Poster session and snacks in the Gallery. Talks resume in the library at 3:40 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

Thomas Bearrood (Prof. Chan)
Development of Light-responsive Metal Chelators and Fluorescent Indicators to Probe Calcium Oscillation

3:50 p.m.

Emily C. Ulrich (Prof. van der Donk)
Convergent Evolution in the Biosynthesis of the Antibacterial Agent Fosfomycin

4:10 p.m.

Hannah M. S. Haley (Prof. Burke)
Peridinin is a Potent Probe for the Role of Bilayer Lipid Peroxidation in Pathogenesis

4:40 pm


5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Presentation of the Seemon H. Pines Award


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.