14th Biennial Organic Symposium
Saturday, October 15, 2016
This biennial fall symposium celebrates research at the frontiers of organic chemistry in the general areas of synthesis, bioorganic and materials chemistry. This unique symposium is organized by a committee of graduate students representing each organic chemistry research group. The five speakers are chosen by the organic chemistry graduate students at large and the student representatives on the committee serve as their hosts for the weekend. The symposium concludes with a round-table discussion in which the speakers are asked to respond to questions from the audience concerning non-technical aspects of academic chemistry careers. The symposium started in 1990 and has been sponsored since 2000 by the R. W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute (now Janssen Pharmaceuticals). The 2014 Symposium was sponsored jointly by Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Medivation, Inc. Alumnus, Peter Senter has sponsored an endowment to support the 2016 Symposium as well as future symposia.