Jan 10, 2012

Schedule for Leary Symposium Announced!

Friday, February 17th!

"32 Years of Chemistry, Biology and Mass Spectrometry"

March 9-10, 2012
Buehler Alumni & Visitor Center
University of California
Davis, CA

This Symposium will bring together experts from these three interdisciplinary fields and, in part, will be a celebration in honor of Julie A. Leary’s 60th birthday and the accomplishments of her Research Group over the years. Scientific oral presentations will be complemented with poster sessions on both days, and a banquet dinner on
Saturday evening.

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Friday, March 9, 2012
8:00 am – Welcome and Introduction: Mark Cancilla

8:15 am – 9:00 am Plenary Lecture
    Michael Bowers, U.C. Santa Barbara – "Peptide aggregation: What is new and why
      it is important"

9:00 am – 12:10 pm Session I
    Sara Gaucher, Amyris – "Industrial Biotech: Turning Sugar into Gold"
    David Clemmer, Indiana University – "Developing next generation ion mobility/mass
       spectrometry techniques"
    Susan Fisher, U.C. San Francisco – "Breast Cancer: Carbohydrate Biology
      and Biomarkers"
    Brad Gibson, Buck Institute – "Why and how do we age? Molecular insights with
      mass spectrometry"
    Jennifer Doudna, U.C. Berkeley –"Understanding how Hepatitis C virus hijacks
      human ribosomes: A SPECtacular adventure"

Box Lunch Provided
Afternoon free time

7:00 pm – 7:45 pm Plenary Lecture
    Catherine Costello, Boston University School of Medicine – "The Importance of
      Transitions in Mass Spectrometry – and Coastlines"

Followed by Poster Session with Wine/Cheese

Saturday March 10, 2012
8:00 am – Welcome and Introduction: Sara Gaucher

8:15 am – 9:00 am Plenary Lecture
    Carol Robinson, Oxford University, Oxford England – "From gas phase
      micelles to membrane motors"

9:00 am – 12:10 pm Session II
    Mark Cancilla, Merck – "The Evolution of Fragment-Based Drug
      Discovery Using Mass Spectrometry"
    Samantha Harris, U.C. Davis – "Regulation of cardiac contraction by
      phosphorylation of myosin binding protein-C"
     Peter Armentrout, U. Utah – "Energetics and Mechanisms of Protonated
      Peptide Fragmentation"    
    Gary Glish, U. North Carolina Chapel Hill – "Determining (or not) the structure
      of small peptide product ions"
    Heather Desaire, Kansas University – "Enabling Technologies for
      Glycoprotein Analysis"

2:00 pm – 5:15 pm Session III
    Carolyn Bertozzi, U.C. Berkeley – "Bioorthogonal Chemistries for
      Glycoprofiling and Beyond"
    Yonghao Yu, Harvard University – "Characterization of Kinase-mediated 
      Signal Transduction Networks: A Mass Spectrometry Approach"   
    Erienne Pedersen, West Virginia University Byrd School of Health Science – "A
      look inside the human body: How stroke rehabilitation fits into the 21st century"
    Tammy Sirich, Stanford School of Medicine – "Searching for Solutes Retained
      in Kidney Failure"
    Michael Frith, Paramedics Plus and Contra Costa County College – "Education and Educators in Emergency Medical Sciences and Pre-hospital Care: Not just ambulance drivers"
5:15 pm – 6:30 pm Poster Session with Wine/Cheese

6:30 Banquet Dinner

The symposium is scheduled for March 9-10, 2012 at the University of California, Davis in the Buehler Alumni & Visitor Center on campus across the street from the Mondavi Center. Directions located here>>

Sacramento Airport
Transportation to and from airport/ hotel
Super Shuttle Sacramento
Reservations (866) 472-4497

Several hotels close to the venue are listed below:
  • BEST WESTERN University Lodge (0.7 miles from venue)
    Phone: (530) 756-7890, 1-800-780-7234
    123 B Street, Davis, California 95616-4636, US
  • Aggie Inn (0.6 miles from venue)
    Phone: (530) 756-0352
    245 1st Street, Davis, California 95616, US
  • Hallmark Inn (0.9 miles from venue)
    Phone: (530) 753-3600, 1-800-753-0035
    110 F Street, Davis, California 95616, US
  • Best Western Palm Court Hotel (0.9 miles from venue)
    Phone: (530) 753-7100, 1-800-780-7234
    234 D Street, Davis, California 95616-4513, US
The Leary Symposium Organizers:
Mark Cancilla, Merck
Sara Gaucher, Amyris

Register for this event here>>

Symposium Organizers and UC Davis would like to thank our Corporate Sponsors, Waters Inc, Thermo-Fisher and Bruker Daltonics for their generous financial support.