Skip to Main Content

ACS News

August 1, 2011
Volume 89, Number 31
p. 48

Carolyn Bertozzi Named Kavli Lecturer

Linda Wang

  • Print this article
  • Email the editor

Latest News



October 28, 2011

Speedy Homemade-Explosive Detector

Forensic Chemistry: A new method could increase the number of explosives detected by airport screeners.

Solar Panel Makers Cry Foul

Trade: U.S. companies complain of market dumping by China.

Novartis To Cut 2,000 Jobs

Layoffs follow similar moves by Amgen, AstraZeneca.

Nations Break Impasse On Waste

Environment: Ban to halt export of hazardous waste to developing world.

New Leader For Lawrence Livermore

Penrose (Parney) Albright will direct DOE national lab.

Hair Reveals Source Of People's Exposure To Mercury

Toxic Exposure: Mercury isotopes in human hair illuminate dietary and industrial sources.

Why The Long Fat?

Cancer Biochemistry: Mass spectrometry follows the metabolism of very long fatty acids in cancer cells.

Text Size A A

BERTOZZI

ACS has selected Carolyn R. Bertozzi, the T. Z. & Irmgard Chu Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley, to be the lecturer for The Kavli Foundation Innovations in Chemistry Lecture program at the 2012 spring ACS national meeting in San Diego.

The program is designed to address the urgent need for vigorous, outside-the-box thinking by scientists as they tackle the world’s mounting challenges, including climate change, emerging diseases, and water and energy shortages (C&EN, July 19, 2010, page 42). The lectures take place during the ACS national meetings and are sponsored by The Kavli Foundation, a philanthropic organization that supports basic scientific research.

Bertozzi’s lecture will describe her research at the interface of synthetic methodology and biology, in particular the development of bioorthogonal chemistry as a powerful tool kit for studying biochemical pathways in living organisms.

“The Kavli Foundation has demonstrated extraordinary vision and leadership in their support of leading-edge basic science research and in promoting the public understanding of how critical science is for the human condition,” Bertozzi says. The lecture series “provides scientists like me with a valuable opportunity to share research results with the citizens that support us,” she adds. “As well, it is an opportunity to communicate to the next generation of students how important the chemical sciences are for solving central problems of humanity.”

Announcements of ACS news may be sent to acsnews.cen@acs.org.

Chemical & Engineering News
ISSN 0009-2347
Copyright © 2011 American Chemical Society
  • Print this article
  • Email the editor

Services & Tools

ACS Resources

ACS is the leading employment source for recruiting scientific professionals. ACS Careers and C&EN Classifieds provide employers direct access to scientific talent both in print and online. Jobseekers | Employers

» Join ACS

Join more than 161,000 professionals in the chemical sciences world-wide, as a member of the American Chemical Society.
» Join Now!