Athens, GA – April 20th 2018
Small Molecules for Understanding Life and Managing Disease
The Southeastern Chemical Biology Symposium will take place Friday, April 20th at University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. The conference will feature talks by faculty, post-doctoral scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate students selected from submitted abstracts. The symposium will include a poster session to facilitate discussion and collaborative interactions between scientists from all career stages. The keynote presentation will conclude the event.
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Y. George Zheng
Eavesdropping on Bacteria
Keynote Speaker: Jon Clardy, Ph.D.
Jon Clardy, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at the Harvard Medical School and a senior associate member at the Broad Institute.
Dr. Clardy’s research encompasses the study of how biologically active small molecules, primarily natural products, control lifestyles, their role in pathogenesis, and their development as eukaryotes. His lab is currently investigating the liver stage of the malaria parasite through phenotypic screening, having previously defined the structure of P. falciparum’s dihydroorotate dehydrogenase, a crucial enzymatic target, for antimalarial agents.
Dr. Jon Clardy has received many awards for his research including the Ernest Guenther Award and Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society, the Research Achievement Award from the American Society of Pharmacognosy, and has received Cornell University’s highest award for teaching in the College of Arts and Sciences. He has accepted fellowships from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He is currently a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.