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CCB Announces the 2017 Baker Symposium

January 9, 2016

The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology is proud to announce the 2017 George Fisher Baker Symposium, which will take place on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM in Baker Laboratory/Physical Sciences Building at Cornell University.

Cornell University’s Baker lectureship is the oldest endowed chemistry lectureship in the United States. Visiting Baker Lecturers have included Linus Pauling, Robert Mulliken, Pierre de Gennes, Paul Flory, and Rudy Marcus. Twenty-one Nobel Prizes have been awarded to Baker Lecturers, most of them subsequent to the presentation of their Cornell lectures.

In addition to the Baker endowment funds, the 2017 George Fisher Baker Symposium is generously supported by these external sponsors: ACS Central Science, ACS Chemical Biology, and Biochemistry.

This year’s symposium is titled Quo Vadis: The Boundless Trajectories of Chemical Biology and will feature seminars by the following guest speakers:

  • Christopher Chang (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Jon Clardy (Harvard Medical School)
  • Laura Kiessling (University of Wisconsin–Madison)
  • Alanna Schepartz (Yale University)
  • David Tirrell (California Institute of Technology)

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