Innovating for a More Sustainable Pharmaceutical Industry

A research symposium by the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable
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Date: October 13, 2016        
Time: 7:45 a.m. – 5 p.m. (followed by reception)

Location:
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Amenities Building, Auditorium
220 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Directions:
No parking on site. Local parking garages include 55 Franklin St. and 80 Landsdowne St. Walk through the courtyard to the ground-level entrance. The auditorium is to the left.

Innovating for a More Sustainable Pharmaceutical Industry:
A research symposium by the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable

Over the last 11 years, the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable has sought to advance green chemistry and engineering in the pharmaceutical industry by identifying key research priorities and funding academic research groups. To date, the Roundtable has awarded over $1.8 million to European and U.S. researchers through their annual grant program. This symposium will bring together industry and academic researchers, students and others interested in greener pharmaceutical sciences to present research and discuss new research directions.

Symposium organizer: The ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable

Symposium Presenters

Klavs Jensen

Klavs Jensen, Ph.D.
Warren K. Lewis Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Continuous Flow Synthesis: From automated synthesis to on-demand manufacturing

Robert Knowles

Robert Knowles, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Princeton University
Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Organic Synthesis

Kristala Prather

Kristala Prather, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Biology for Chemistry's Sake: Design and engineering of microbial chemical factories

M. Christina White

M. Christina White, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry, University of Illinois
The Functionalization of C-H bonds

Cheol Chung

Cheol Chung, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Merck & Co., Inc.
Toward Greener Drug Manufacturing Process: Development of organocatalytic asymmetric Aza-Michael route for Letermovir

Fabrice Gallou

Fabrice Gallou, Ph.D.
Principal Fellow, Novartis Pharma
Alternative Solvents: From a compliance driven activity to a trigger for innovation

 

Organizing Committee

  • Barry Dillon, Ph.D., Senior Environmental Advisor, AstraZeneca
  • Stefan Koenig, Ph.D., Scientist, Small Molecule Process Chemistry, Genentech
  • David Leahy, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Ingrid Mergelsberg, Ph.D., Director of Process Chemistry, Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Gérard Moine, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, F. Hoffmann-La Roche
  • Scott Plummer, Ph.D., Investigator III, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
  • Paul Richardson, Ph.D., Senior Principal Scientist, Pfizer
  • Frank Roschangar, Ph.D., Director Process Research & Global External Chemistry Management, Boehringer Ingelheim

Symposium Description

Scientists from industry, academia (including students), government, and NGOs are encouraged to join members of the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable for this complimentary symposium dedicated to research advances in green chemistry and engineering for the pharmaceutical sector. Topics include advances in continuous flow chemistry, surfactant chemistry, synthesis driven catalysis, asymmetric catalysis and design and assembly of recombinant microorganisms for the production of small molecules. 

Agenda

Subject to change

07:45

Registration and light refreshments

08:35

Welcome
A. Brian Jones, Ph.D., Head, Global Discovery Chemistry, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

08:40
 

Introduction
Stefan Koenig, Genentech
ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Co-Chair

08:45

 

Proton-coupled electron transfer in organic synthesis
Robert Knowles, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Princeton University

09:45

 

Biology for Chemistry's Sake: Design and engineering of microbial chemical factories
Kristala Prather, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

10:45

Break and poster session

11:15

Toward Greener Drug Manufacturing Process: Development of organocatalytic asymmetric Aza-Michael route for Letermovir
Cheol Chung, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Merck & Co., Inc.

12:15

Lunch and poster session

01:30

The Functionalization of C-H bonds
M. Christine White, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, University of Illinois

02:30

Continuous Flow Synthesis: From automated synthesis to on-demand manufacturing
Klavs Jensen, Ph.D., Warren K. Lewis Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

03:30

Break and poster session

04:00

Alternative Solvents: From a compliance-driven activity to a trigger for innovation
Fabrice Gallou, Ph.D., Principal Fellow, Novartis Pharma AG, and Kian Tan, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

05:00

Closing remarks
Barry Dillon, Ph.D., AstraZeneca
ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable, Co-Chair

05:05

Reception

Registration

Registration is closed. No walk-ins will be accepted. If you are not registered and would still like to attend, please email Julie Manley

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