San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
IMPORTANT: THIS EVENT ENTRY CORRESPONDS TO A LECTURE PRESENTATION VIA LIVE WEB STREAMING. THE LIVE SPEAKER WILL BE AT OUR MAIN LOCATION (UIC).
See: http://chicagoacs.org/meetinginfo.php?id=116 for details
Drug discovery is a long, challenging process, which is more often than not unsuccessful. How do medicinal chemists discover new drugs? Why are they so expensive? This lecture will describe some approaches taken to discover drugs, including an example from my lab, and how these drugs work. Examples of several popular drugs will be discussed with an attempt to answer the question of whether drug discoveries are the result of clever design and execution or just dumb luck.
- 5:30 - 6:30 Registration, Poster Session, & Networking
- 6:30 - 7:30 Dinner (Optional)
- 7:30 - 7:40 Introductory remarks by Fran Kravitz, Chicago Section Chair
- 7:40 - 8:40 Lecture by Rick Silverman
- 8:30 - 9:30 Networking
NEW!: THREE LOCATIONS
- MAIN SITE (With live speaker): Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
- STREAMING LOCATION #1: North Central College
- STREAMING LOCAITON #2: College of Lake County - Southlake
Undergraduates will present posters describing their research, and the best one will win a prize!
DINNER - ALL SITES (Panera box lunch):
** DINNER REQUIRES REGISTRATION AT
Option 1: Turkey sandwich
Option 2: Vegetarian sandwich
Oven roasted turkey, lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions, pure mayo, spicy mustard, salt and pepper on whole grain. Served with potato chips, pickle and a cookie. Zesty sweet Peppadew piquant peppers, feta cheese, cucumbers, lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions and cilantro-jalapeno hummus with salt and pepper on thin sliced Tomato Basil. Served with potato chips, pickle and a cookie.
Dinner reservations are required and should be received by
Dinner Registration Deadline: 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, February 14
PLEASE HONOR YOUR RESERVATIONS. The Section must pay for all dinner orders. No-shows will be billed. Please contact the Section Office via phone (847-391-9091) or email (email@example.com) if you have any questions
Rick Silverman is Patrick G Ryan/Aon Professor (since 2015) in the Departments of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences at Northwestern University. Prof. Silverman’s research focuses on investigations of the molecular mechanisms of action, rational design, and syntheses of potential medicinal agents acting on enzymes. He is the inventor of Lyrica(TM), a drug marketed by Pfizer since 2005 for epilepsy, neuropathic pain, and fibromyalgia and has completed a Phase I clinical trial of another drug for infantile spasms. Prof. Silverman received his B.S. in chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from Harvard University . He served as a NIH postdoctoral fellow with the late Robert Abeles at Brandeis University Silverman is the recipient of numerous awards for research and innovation including most recently the American Chemical Society Award for Creative Invention (2017). He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the National Academy of Inventors. He is author of 350 research articles, 75 domestic and foreign patents, and five books (one [The Organic Chemistry of Drug Design and Drug Action] translated into German and Chinese).
MAIN LOCATION - DIRECTIONS and PARKING:
PARKING: $8.50 cash/credit
Paulina St. Parking Structure
915 S. Paulina; Chicago, IL 60607
STREAMING LOCATIONS - DIRECTIONS and PARKING:
Map and directions: http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/ncc_white_mapdir.pdf
PARKING: free on the street
Map and directions: http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/clc_southlake_mapdir.pdf
PARKING: Free in Lot 1
When & Where
Chicago Section ACS
The Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society is a professional organizaiton of approximately 4500 chemists in the greater Chicagoland area. We are the local branch of the national ACS, which is the largest scientific society in the world. We cover the Illinois counties Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane, and DuPage, plus the Indiana counties of Lake and Porter.
Our members are found in
- Academia (Professors, teachers, and students in research universities, colleges, high schools, etc.)
- Industry (Large corporations, small startups, individual entrpreneurs, etc.)
- Government (National laboratories, law enforcement, civic agencies, etc.)
- Nonprofit organizations (Independed research labs, hospitals, etc.)
Our activites include
- Monthly (10/year) General Meetings with talks on chemistry-related topics
- Networking functions
- Providing career development resources for professional chemists
- Outreach activities at schools, museums, libraries, and similar venues
- Awarding the prestigious Willard Gibbs Medal
- Conducting exams and awarding scholarships
- Advocating for chemistry and science with leaders in government and other organizations