North Jersey Section of the ACS

Officers

Chair

Akin Davulcu
Bristol-Myers Squibb
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

(732) 227-7479

Past Chair (2011)

Daniel Seidel
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
   and Chemical Biology
Rutgers University
Piscataway, NJ 08854

http://seidel-group.com/
(732) 445-6921

Treasurer

Steven Silverman
Bristol-Myers Squibb
New Brunswick, NJ


Members

Amjad Ali
Merck Research Laboratories
Rahway, NJ

(732) 594-8549

Joe Kozlowski
Merck Research Laboratories
Rahway, NJ

(908) 740-3488


NJ-ACS Organic Topical Group – Past Meetings

Meetings: [ upcoming | past ]

[ Nov 2012 | Jan 2011 | Nov 2010 | Aug 2009 | Nov 2008 | May 2008 | Oct 2007 | May 2007 | Nov 2006 ]

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North Jersey ACS Organic Topical Group Presents:

The Award for Creativity in Molecular Design and Synthesis

2012 Award Recipient:
Prof. K.C. Nicolaou

The Scripps Research Institute and the University of California, San Diego

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The North Jersey ACS Organic Topical Group Congratulates Professor K.C. Nicolaou on his receipt of the 2012 Award for Creativity in Molecular Design and Synthesis!

Prof. K. C. Nicolaou

The members of the North Jersey ACS OTG thank all of the speakers, attendees and corporate sponsors for helping to make this year's award symposium a success!

Left to right: Professor Lawrence Williams (Rutgers), Professor Daniel...

Left to right: Professor Lawrence Williams (Rutgers), Professor Daniel Seidel (Rutgers), Professor K.C. Nicolaou (Scripps), Dr. Akin Davulcu (BMS), Dr. Amjad Ali (Merck), Dr. Michael Miller (BMS), Dr. Naresh Jain (TCRS-US), Dr. Steven Silverman (BMS)

Held at

The Palace at Somerset Park
333 Davidson Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873

directions  |  flyer  |  Registration (below)  |  Pay Registration Fee (below)  ]

8:00 am Sign-in begins
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Symposium
12:00 pm Lunch

Registration fee:
Symposium (including banquet lunch) $80.00;
Students: $35.00 (limited number of seats)
You may pay online below.

Due to limited seating, registration and payment are required by November 5, 2012.


Invited Speakers

Prof. Erik J. Sorensen

Princeton University

“Taking Risks in Complex Synthesis Design”


Prof. Scott A. Snyder

Columbia University

“Exploring Chemoselectivity through Natural Products Total Synthesis”


Dr. Janet Gunzner-Toste

Genentech, Inc.

“The Discovery and Development of Erivedge”


Prof. Phil S. Baran

Scripps Research Institute, Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology

“Studies in Natural Product Synthesis”


Professor K.C. Nicolaou

The Scripps Research Institute and The University of California, San Diego

“Total Synthesis of Natural Products of Biological and Medicinal Importance”


Organizing Committee:

Akin Davulcu (Chair, BMS)

Daniel Seidel (Past Chair, Rutgers)

Amjad Ali (Merck)

Steven Silverman (BMS)

Joe Kozlowski (Merck)

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Rutgers University and The North Jersey American Chemical Society Organic Topical Group Present:

Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry: Pure, Applied, Historical

A symposium in honor of

Professor Spencer Knapp

on the Occasion of his 60th Birthday

Prof Spencer Knapp

Friday, January 14, 2011

at the

 

Wright-Rieman Auditorium,
Wright Chemistry Building
Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology,
610 Taylor Rd,
Rutgers University (Busch Campus),
Piscataway, NJ 08854


This symposium is made possible by generous financial support from

Affymax, Inc.
Amgen
BMK Scientific Consulting
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals
New Jersey Center for Biomaterials
Novartis
Organic Syntheses
Protagonist Pharmaceuticals
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
and Private Donations


Program

  9:30

Registration

10:00

Welcoming Remarks

Professor James Coward (University of Michigan)

Carbohydrate Chemistry: How Sweet It Is!

Professor Chulbom Lee (Seoul National University)

Synthesis of Complex Natural Products via Organometallic Catalytic Approaches

Professor Erik Sorensen (Princeton University)

Design and synthesis of molecular scaffolds with anti-infective activity

Professor Daniel Seidel (Rutgers University)

New Approaches to the Synthesis of Nitrogen Heterocycles

Professor Lawrence Williams (Rutgers University)

The Total Synthesis of Bioactives via Integrated Routing

Professor Heinz Roth (Rutgers University)

Benzene - Faraday, Kekulé and Beyond

Professor J. R. Camille Falck (UT Southwestern)

Development of New Synthetic Methodology and Its Application in Natural Products Synthesis

5:45

Reception

Profs. Harvey Schugar and Joseph Potenza (Rutgers University)

Please join us for this free symposium and the reception to follow

[ donation | flyer | maps & directions | parking instructions ]

Note: The Symposium is free but pre-registration is required. Please register by January 7.
You are also invited to make a $50 donation.

Organizing Committee:

Daniel Seidel (Chair, Rutgers)
Joe Kozlowski (Merck)
Dong Xiao (Merck)
Lawrence Williams (Rutgers)
Amjad Ali (Merck)
Kshitij Thakkar (Roche)
Eric Mertz (Roche)
Akin Davulcu (BMS)

Speakers

Prof Spencer Knapp

Prof Spencer Knapp

Prof James Coward

Prof James Coward

Prof Chulbom Lee

Prof Chulbom Lee

Prof Erik Sorensen

Prof Erik Sorensen

Prof Daniel Seidel

Prof Daniel Seidel

Prof Lawrence Williams

Prof Lawrence Williams

Prof Heinz Roth

Prof Heinz Roth

Prof Camille Falck

Prof Camille Falck

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North Jersey ACS Organic Topical Group Announces:

The Award for Creativity in Molecular Design and Synthesis

2010 Award Recipient:
Prof. David A. Evans (Harvard University)

Prof David A Evans

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

at The Palace at Somerset Park
333 Davidson Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873

[ directions | flyer | Registration (below) ]

12:00 noon Sign-in begins
1:00 PM Symposium
6:30 PM Dinner

Invited Speakers

Prof Gregory Fu
Prof Gregory Fu
Prof Daniel Seidel
Prof Daniel Seidel
Prof Jonathan Ellman
Prof Jonathan Ellman
Prof Jim Leighton
Prof Jim Leighton
Prof Scott Miller
Prof Scott Miller
Prof David A. Evans
Prof David A. Evans

“Palladium- and Nickel-Catalyzed Cross-Couplings of Alkyl Electrophiles”

Prof. Gregory Fu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“Redox Neutral Reaction Cascades”

Prof. Daniel Seidel, Rutgers University

“Application of New C-C Bond Forming Reactions to Natural Product Synthesis”

Prof. Jonathan Ellman, Yale University

“Doing More with Less: Design of Tandem Reactions for Efficient Chemical Synthesis”

Prof. Jim Leighton, Columbia University

“Asymmetric Catalysis with Amino Acids and Peptides: Structure-Function Studies”

Prof. Scott Miller, Yale University

Keynote Address

“Recent Studies in the Synthesis of Complex Alkaloids”

Prof. David A. Evans, Harvard University

Organizing Committee:
Daniel Seidel (Chair, Rutgers)
Joe Kozlowski (Merck)
Dong Xiao (Merck)
Lawrence Williams (Rutgers)
   Amjad Ali (Merck)
Kshitij Thakkar (Roche)
Eric Mertz (Roche)
Akin Davulcu (BMS)

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August 13, 2009 – Symposium and Celebration

‘A Celebration of Organic Synthesis’
to mark the 65th Birthday of
Prof. Amos B. Smith III

Keynote Speaker:

Professor Amos B. Smith III

Professor Amos B. Smith III

Thursday August 13, 2009

Rutgers, Busch Campus
Science and Engineering Resource Center
118 Frelinghuysen Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854

[ Directions & Parking | Registration (below) | Flyer ]

Registration fee: $100.00 (Symposium, & Lunch)

  Registration     8:30 AM
Symposium     9:00 AM
Lunch   12:00 noon

Please register according to the instruction below

Invited Speakers

    John L Wood I.  “Bridged Polycyclic Natural Products: Inspirational Targets for Total Synthesis”

    Professor John L Wood (Colorado State University)


    Karl Hale II.  “Total Synthesis of Azinothricin and Kettapeptin and Allied Chemical Genomics Studies on the A83586C Class of Antitumor Antibiotics”

    Professor Karl Hale (Queen's University, Belfast)


    Jon D. Rainier III.  “Complex Molecule Synthesis” (tentative)

    Professor Jon D. Rainier (University of Utah)


    Matthew Gaunt IV.  “New catalytic Strategies for Chemical Synthesis”

    Professor Matthew Gaunt (University of Cambridge)


    Gary A. Sulikowski V.  “Studies Directed Toward the Synthesis of Natural Products”

    Professor Gary A. Sulikowski (Vanderbilt University)


    Amos B. Smith III VI.  “Evolution of Anion Relay Chemistry (ARC): Construction of Architecturally Complex Natural and Unnatural Products”

    Professor Amos B. Smith III (University of Pennsylvania) – Keynote Address


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Thursday November 13, 2008

The Award for Creativity in Molecular Design and Synthesis

2008 Award Recipient:

Dr. Malcolm MacCoss

Dr Malcolm MacCoss

Thursday November 13, 2008

Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873

[ Directions | Flyer ]

Registration fee: $125.00 (Symposium, Reception & Dinner)
Students & Post-Docs: $100.00

  Registration   12:00 noon  
Symposium   1:00 p.m.
Reception   5:45 p.m.
Dinner   6:30 p.m. 
Awards Address   7:30 p.m. 

Invited Speakers

    David Evans I. 
    “Three Decades of Research on Stereochemical Control”

    Professor David Evans (Harvard University)


    David MacMillan II. 
    “New Catalysis Concepts”

    Professor David MacMillan (Princeton University)


    Sandy Mills III. 
    “Discovery of Second Generation NK-1 Antagonists”

    Dr. Sandy Mills (Merck & Co, Inc.)


    Dean Toste IV. 
    “Catalysis via Cationic Intermediate”

    Professor Dean Toste (University of California, Berkeley)


    Barry Trost V. 
    “A Challenge for Total Synthesis: Atom Economy”

    Professor Barry Trost (Stanford University)


    Malcolm MacCoss VI. 
    “A Career In Chemistry And Medicinal Chemistry: Some Personal Reflections On One Path Taken”

    Dr. Malcolm MacCoss (Schering-Plough Research Inst.)


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May 2008 Meeting and Symposium

Pharmaceutical Success Stories

Thursday May 22, 2008

Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873

[ Directions ]

Registration fee: $95.00 (Symposium and Lunch)

  Registration   8:30 a.m.  
Symposium   9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Lunch   12:30 p.m. 

Invited Speakers

    William Clark

    I. 
    “Process Chemistry at GlaxoSmithKline, The Development of a Manufacturing Route to a Cathepsin K Inhibitor”

    William Clark & Robert W. Marquis (GlaxoSmithKline)

    Wei Meng Prashant Desphande

    II. 
    “Discovery and Development of SGLT-2 Inhibitors”

    Prashant Desphande & Wei Meng (Bristol Myers Squibb)

    James Balkovec

    III. 
    “Natural Products in Drug Discovery: The Development of Cancidas®”

    James Balkovec (Merck Research Laboratories)

    David Smith

    IV. 
    “From R1479 to R1626: Discovery and Advancement of 4’-Substituted Nucleosides for the Treatment of Hepatitis C”

    David Smith (Roche)

    Jotham Coe

    V. 
    “The Discovery of Varenicline, a Nicotinic Receptor Partial Agonist for Smoking Cessation”

    Jotham Coe (Pfizer)

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Drugs from Academia: Marketed Drugs from Academic Labs

Friday, October 26, 2007

Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873

[ Directions ]

Registration fee: $95.00 (Symposium and Lunch)

  Registration   8:30 a.m.  
Symposium   9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Lunch   12:30 p.m. 

Invited Speakers

    Edward C. Taylor

    I. 
    “Discovery of Alimta, a Broadly Effective New Antitumor Agent”

    Edward C. Taylor (Princeton University)

    Ronald Breslow

    II. 
    “SAHA (Vorinostat): The First Anticancer HDAC Inhibitor Approved for Human Use”

    Ronald Breslow (Columbia University)

    Morris J. Robins

    III. 
    “Didanosine (ddI): A Member of the Versatile 2',3'-Dideoxy Family of Biomedicinal Nucleoside Analogues”

    Morris J. Robins (Brigham Young University)

    Richard B. Silverman

    IV. 
    “Basic Science to the Market. The Discovery of LyricaŽ”

    Richard B. Silverman (Northwestern University)

    Dennis C. Liotta

    V. 
    “The Discovery of 3TC and FTC”

    Dennis C. Liotta (Emory Uinversity)

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May 24 2007 Meeting and Symposium
[ Group Photo ]

New Methods and Strategies for Heterocyclic Synthesis

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Invited Speakers

    Stephen F Martin

    I. 
    "Strategies for the Synthesis of Heterocyclic Natural Products"

    Stephen F. Martin (University of Texas, Austin)

    Tomas Hudlicky

    II. 
    "Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of Alkaloids: A Multi-Generational Approach"

    Tomas Hudlicky (Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada)

    Victor Snieckus

    III. 
    "A Conducted Tour of Recent Heteroaromatic Directed ortho Metalation"

    Victor Snieckus (Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada)

    Chulbom Lee

    IV. 
    "Synthesis of Heterocycles via Transition Metal-Mediated Catalysis"

    Chulbom Lee (Princeton University)

    Mohammad Movassaghi

    V. 
    "Cascade Reaction in Complex Alkaloid Synthesis"

    Mohammad Movassaghi (MIT)

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Speakers and Section Officers at the May 2007 Symposium

Speakers and Officers from May Meeting

From left to right: Dr. Binh Vu, Prof. Victor Snieckus, Prof. Lawrence Williams Prof. Steve Martin, Prof. Chulbom Lee, Dr. Albert DelMonte, Prof. Mo Movassaghi, Dr. Amjad Ali, Dr. Gabor Butora, Dr. Dong Xiao, Prof. Tomas Hudlicky.

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Friday, November 17, 2006

Discovery, Selection, and Development of Drug Candidates:
A Senior Leadership Perspective

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Poster - Click to enlarge
Poster - Click to enlarge

Speakers:

Keynote Address:
Dr. P. Roy Vagelos (Retired Chairman and CEO, Merck & Co., Inc.)
“The Changing Pharmaceutical Industry”

Dr. Carl Decicco (Bristol-Myers Squibb)
“Innovation in Drug Discovery”

Dr. Paul Feldman (GlaxoSmithKline)
“PPAR Pan Agonists-The Next Generation PPAR Ligands”

Dr. Malcolm MacCoss (Merck)
“EMEND(c) (Aprepitant) a potent, orally active Substance P Antagonist for the treatment of Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV), from the medicinal chemistry bench to the clinic”

Dr. Bruce Roth (Pfizer)
“The Discovery and Development of Lipitor”

Registration Form (pdf)

Location
Somerset Marriott
110 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, New Jersey 08873
(Directions)

This event involved 4 Vice Presidents in charge of research at 4 of the largest Pharma compan ies in the US. The evening ended with a keynote talk by Dr. P. Roy Vagelos (retired Chariman and CEO, Merck).

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Dr. P. Roy Vagelos
Dr. P. Roy Vagelos provides Keynote Address

Speakers and 2006 OTG Committee
Drs. Paul Feldman, Malcolm MacCoss, Bruce Roth, Carl Decicco, and 2006 OTG Committee

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