Innovation at the Frontier of Chemistry and Life Science- Beijing, China | December 2-4, 2018

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Agenda at a Glance

The ACS Publications Symposium, Innovation at the Frontier of Chemistry and Life Science will focus on the communication of cutting-edge chemistry and connecting top researchers around the world on materials topics including cutting-edge genetic information, chemical microbiology, molecular imaging, and chemical neurobiology.

Share your science during the symposium poster session. Outstanding abstracts will be selected for plenary short talks.

Scientific Sessions

Regulating the Genetic Information Flow

Modern Molecular Imaging

Chemical Microbiology

Chemical Neurobiology

09:00 – 12:00 Registration
14:00 – 14:15 Opening Ceremony
14:15 – 17:00 Plenary 1 - Regulating the Genetic Information Flow SESSION CHAIR: PROF. ALANNA SCHEPARTZ, Yale University
Sponsored by:
14:15 – 14:45 Single Particle Reconstruction of 52 kDa Streptavidin by Cs-corrector-VPP Soupled cryo-EM Hongwei Wang, Tsinghua University
14:45 – 15:15 Reconfiguring Ribosomes During and After Assembly Katrin Karbstein, The Scripps Research Institute
15:15 – 15:45 The RaPID System That Has Revolutionized the Discovery Process of Peptide Therapeutics Hirokai Suga, University of Tokyo
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break and Group Photo
16:15 – 16:30 Short Talk: “Mapping the Functional Landscape of Epigenetic DNA Modifications” Chengqi Yi, Peking University
16:30 – 16:45 Short Talk: “CRISPR/Cas9-Based Genome Editing in Human Pathogens" Quanjiang Ji, Shanghai Tech
16:45 – 17:00 Short Talk: “Mirror-Image Genetic Replication and Transcription” Ting Zhu, Tsinghua University
18:00 – 20:00 Welcome Banquet, Meet the Speakers & ACS Editors
09:00 – 12:00 Plenary 2 – Modern Molecular Imaging SESSION CHAIR: PROF. LAURA KIESSLING, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sponsored by:
09:00 – 09:30 Visualizing Organelles in Two Colors for Almost Forever at Super-Resolution Alanna Schepartz, Yale University
09:30 – 10:00 Activity-Based Sensing to Decipher Transition Metal Signaling in the Brain and Beyond Chris Chang, University of California, Berkeley
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:00 The Foundation of Molecular Medicine: A Chemical Biology Approach Wei Hong Tan, University of Florida
11:00 – 11:15 Short Talk: “Visible-light Induced Bioorthogonal Reaction” Yan Zhang, Nanjing University
11:15 – 11:30 Short Talk: “Beyond Fluorescent Proteins: Hybrid Voltage Indicators for Imaging Bioelectricity” Peng Zou, Peking University
11:30 – 12:00 Flash Talks
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:30 Poster Session Poster Presenters Need to Be Present for Evaluation
14:30 – 16:00 Plenary 3a –Chemical Microbiology SESSION CHAIR: PROF. HONGWEI WANG, Tsinghua University
Sponsored by:
14:30 – 15:00 Glycans as Microbial IDs Laura Kiessling, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
15:00 – 15:30 Time-resolved Protein Activation Enabled by Bio-orthogonal Cleavage Reactions in Living Systems Peng Chen, Peking University
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 16:15 Short Talk: “Discovery and Biosynthesis of Ribosomally Synthesized and Posttranslationally Modified Peptides (RiPPs)” Qi Zhang, Fudan University
16:15 – 16:30 Short Talk: “Chemoenzymatic Labeling Reveals Legionella Effector SetA as a General O-glucosyltransferase for Eukaryotic Proteins” Ling Gao, Peking-Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences, Peking University
16:30 – 17:00 Poster Session Poster Presenters Need to Be Present for Evaluation
08:30 – 09:30 Poster Session
09:30 – 10:00 ACS Beijing Chapter Lecture Lanqun Mao, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
10:00 – 11:30 Plenary 3b – Chemical Microbiology PROF. PENG CHEN, Peking University
Sponsored by:
10:00 – 10:30 Chemical Synthesis of Natural Glycosides and Deciphering Their Biological Activities Biao Yu, State Key Laboratory of Bioorganic and Natural Products Chemistry
Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30 Basic Microbiology, Chemistry and Synthetic Biotechnology to Identify and Characterize Antibiotics from Microbes Rolf Müller, Saarland University
11:30 – 12:00 Expanding the Metabolic Power for Novel NPs Drug Discovery ZIXIN DENG, Wuhan University/Shanghai Jiaotong University
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 17:30 Plenary 4: Chemical Neurobiology SESSION CHAIR: PROF. LANQUN MAO, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Sponsored by:
14:00 – 14:30 Discovery and Development of M1 Positive Allosteric Modulators Craig Lindsley, Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery
14:30 – 15:00 Brain Innate Immunity and Parkinson’s Disease Jiawei Zhou,Chinese Academy of Sciences
15:00 – 15:30 Harnessing Chemistry to Understand the Role of Carbohydrates in Neuroplasticity Linda Hsieh-Wilson, California Institute of Technology
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 16:15 Short Talk: “Observation of Acetylcholinesterase in Stress-induced De-pression Phenotypes by Two-photon Fluorescence Imaging in the Mouse Brain” Ping Li, Shandong Normal University
16:15 – 16:30 Short Talk: “Hydroxylated Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Inhibit Aβ42 Fibrillogenesis, Disaggregate Mature Fibrils, and Protect Against Aβ42-Induced Cytotoxicity" Fufeng Liu, Tianjin University of Science & Technology
16:30 – 16:45 Poster Prize Award Presentation
16:45 – 17:00 Closing Ceremony