FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | March 18, 2021

Kavli Lectures: Computer-designed antibiotics and water harvesting from desert air

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2021 — Machine biology to develop antibiotics and water harvesting from desert air will be highlighted in a pair of Kavli Lectures at the spring meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS). ACS Spring 2021 will be held online April 5-30, with live sessions hosted April 5-16, and on-demand and networking content continuing through April 30.

  • Friday, April 9, 11 a.m.-noon EDT (8-9 a.m. PDT)
    The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture
    César de la Fuente, Ph.D., “Machine Biology for Infectious Diseases”
  • Monday, April 12, 11 a.m.-noon EDT (8-9 a.m. PDT)
    The Fred Kavli Innovations in Chemistry Lecture
    Omar Yaghi, Ph.D., “Discovery and Reticular Chemistry of Covalent Organic Frameworks”

The presentations will be among nearly 9,000 scheduled to take place during the meeting. The Kavli Lecture Series is a result of a collaboration between ACS and The Kavli Foundation, an internationally recognized philanthropic organization known for its support of basic scientific innovation.

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