The Division of Organic Chemistry announces a video contest to highlight the benefits of membership in the division. Undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are invited to submit videos of up to 3 minutes. Five prizes of $1,500 in travel support to the ACS 2016 Spring National Meeting in San Diego will be awarded. The videos will be judged by a panel of prominent organic chemists from industry and academia. Videos will be uploaded to the division Youtube channel, and will be available for public viewing. One prize will be awarded to the video with the greatest number of views, in addition to several other award categories. The submission deadline is September 28, 2015.
The DOC has received permission to provide a video of a lecture by Nobel Laureate (2010) and Professor Emeritus Richard F. Heck Presenting at Queen's University Canada in September of 2006. To view the video on YouTube, follow this link: http://ow.ly/Oklbi
Note: We did as much enhancement as we could on the audio, so you might need to turn up the audio on your computer to hear his lecture. Special thanks to Prof. Victor Snieckus for his generous donation of this video to the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry as well as the CSC Division of Organic Chemistry. Additionally, we graciously thank Professor Heck who agreed to allow us to provide this recording.
The Division and The Journal of Organic Chemistry are proud to announce Christopher D. Vanderwal from the University of California, Irvine as the winner of the 2015 JOC Outstanding Author of the Year Lectureship Award. See the Award Announcement
The ACS Division of Organic Chemistry and Organic Letters are proud to announce Mingji Dai of Purdue University, as the winner of the 2015 Organic Letters Outstanding Author of the Year Lectureship Award. For more info see: https://organicdivision.org/OL_Author_2015
Donna J. Nelson, an organic chemistry professor at the University of Oklahoma, has been elected the 2015 American Chemical Society president-elect by members of ACS. Nelson will serve as president of the society in 2016 and immediate past-president in 2017; she will also serve on the board of directors during that time.
Announcing the XXII International Roundtable on Nucleosides Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids July 18-22, 2016, Institut Pasteur – Paris, France
The XXII International Roundtable on Nucleosides Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids will be held on July 18-22, 2016 at Institut Pasteur – Paris, France.
Topics will include:A. Antivirals: From Bench to Bedside
B. New Tools and Concepts for Modern Chemistry
D. Anti-Infective Agents
E. Nucleic Acids: Synthesis, Structure, Therapeutic Applications and Nanotechnology
F. Xenobiology and Synthetic Biology
For up-to-date information, please visit the International Society of Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids (IS3NA) website: http://www.is3na.org/ or contact the Organizing Chair: Luigi Agrofoglio, Univ. Orleans, Orleans, FR, firstname.lastname@example.org
We regularly (about once a month) send an email message to our members. Because some members do not receive these messages (likely because of spam filters or incorrect email addresses supplied to ACS), we have created a member's only email archive page where DOC members can see versions of the email messages. We have started with the email messages from 2014 and we will add any additional messages moving forward. Future email messages will come from "ACS Organic Division" with the address email@example.com. Thus, you may find it helpful to add this address/account to your address book to help ensure that the messages do not make their way to your spam folder. Since, the email account listed above is not regularly monitored please use the Contact Us Form for questions and comments.
Who are Ron Breslow, Madeleine Joullie, K. C. Nicolaou, and Peter Stang? Of course, we know these as eminent organic chemists. But who are they as human beings? What do they have to say about such topics as: What's the best advice they've ever received? What does "balance" and "excellence" mean to them? How do they choose their projects? What is the source of their energy? What brings them the greatest joy? Have they ever been afraid and of what? Who are their heroes? These and other insights are now revealed as part of a series of short video produced as part of ORGN's Centennial celebrations in 2008. Chemical historian Jeffrey I. Seeman conducted a series of video interviews with 10 prominent organic chemists. One goal of these interviews was to reveal the human side of these scientists. Another goal was to contribute to the archives of organic chemistry. And, according to Seeman, another goal is "simply, to have fun. To enjoy and explore our range of values, breadth of experiences, and wonderful complexity as human beings." The videos can be seen at: https://www.organicdivision.org/ama/orig/EminentOrganicChemists/
The Division is offering Travel Awards for Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, and Faculty at Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions for travel to ACS National Meetings. Application deadlines for National Meetings will typically be November 15th for the Spring meeting and May 1st for the Fall Meeting. To learn more, see the Organic Division's Travel Award page.