Thursday, February 7, 2019
Auditorium in CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Tarnaka, Hyderabad
ACS on Campus, the American Chemical Society’s flagship outreach program, is proud to partner with IICT Hyderabad on February 7! Our sessions will introduce you to publishing and informatics processes, and contribute to your professional development. You’ll benefit from exposure to ACS editors and networking opportunities with local professionals and your peers. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to present your own research during our student poster session!
You’ll hear from Prof. Erick Carreira the Editor-in-Chief of Organic Letters, Prof. Gunda Georg the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Prof. Kavirayani R. Prasad an Associate Editor of Organic Letters, Dr. Deeksha Gupta a Managing Editor ofACS Omega, and more!
The event is FREE and open to all students and researchers studying the sciences – not just chemistry! Registration is recommended.
Prof. Gunda Georg, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Studies in Asymmetric Synthesis
Prof. Erick Carreira, Editor-in-Chief, Organic Letters
Scholarly Publishing Panel Discussion with the ACS Editors
Lunch and Student Poster Presentations
Peer Review: Why, How to, and What Not to Do
Copyright & Ethics
Pathways in Chemistry – Career Panel Discussion
Closing Remarks & Poster Award Ceremony
Gunda I. Georg, Ph.D.
Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Professor and Head, Department of Medicinal Chemsitry, University of Minnesota
Dr. Georg holds the Robert Vince Endowed Chair and McKnight Presidential Chair and directs its Institute for Therapeutics Discovery & Development, which she established. Born in Herborn, Germany, Georg received a B.S. in pharmacy in 1975, a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry in 1980, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in 1981, all at Philipps University of Marburg, in Germany. She then completed another post doctorate assignment at the University of Ottawa. Professor Georg and her group have published over 200 scientific articles and are involved in the design, semisynthesis, total synthesis, and evaluation of biologically active agents. Current therapeutic areas include cancer, male and female non-hormonal contraception, cancer, and epilepsy. Further information of Dr. Georg and her research can be found on her University of Minnesota Faculty website.
Erick M. Carreira, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, Organic Letters
Professor of Chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
Professor Carreira obtained a B.S. degree in 1984 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the supervision of Scott E. Denmark and a Ph.D. degree in 1990 from Harvard University under the supervision of David A. Evans. After carrying out postdoctoral work with Peter Dervan at the California Institute of Technology through late 1992, he joined the faculty at the same institution as an assistant professor of chemistry and subsequently was promoted to the rank of associate professor of chemistry in the Spring of 1996, and full Professor in Spring 1997. He is the recipient of the American Chemical Society Award in Pure Chemistry, Nobel Laureate Signature Award, Fresenius Award, a David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship in Science, Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award, Merck Young Investigator Award, Eli Lilly Young Investigator Award, Pfizer Research Award, National Science Foundation CAREER Award, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Young Investigator Award, and a Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award. He is also the recipient of the Associated Students of the California Institute of Technology Annual Award in Teaching and a Richard M. Badger Award in Teaching.
Kavirayani R. Prasad, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, Organic Letters
Professor, Department of Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science
Prof. Prasad obtained his PhD in asymmetric catalysis from University of Pune for the work carried out at NCL, Pune. He held post-doctoral positions as a AvH fellow at the University of Muenster, Germany and at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA. After a brief stint as scientist in medicinal chemistry at Praecis Pharmaceuticals (presently Glaxo Smith Kline), Waltham, USA, he joined the faculty at the Department of Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore in November 2003 where currently he is a Professor. Professor Prasad’s research interests are centered around developing strategies for the total synthesis of natural products of medicinal importance and their evaluation. Prof. Prasad is a recipient of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Chemical Sciences of CSIR, Swarnajayanti Fellowship of Department of Science and Technology and is an elected fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore.
Deeksha Gupta, Ph.D.
Managing Editor, ACS Omega
Managing Editor, ACS Publications India
Dr. Deeksha Gupta is Managing Editor for ACS Omega and the key representative for all ACS journals in India. She also takes care of ACS Publications’ strategic partnerships and fostering relationship with scientific community in India. She earned her PhD from IIT Delhi and worked as Research Consultant at Momentive Performance Materials (Formerly, GE Silicones) Bangalore. She pursued her Postdoctoral Research at The City University of New York, USA and published research findings in Sciences Advances. Before joining ACS in 2016, she was Editorial Development Executive-India at Royal Society of Chemistry responsible for journals, books, magazine and building relationship with Indian scientific community in India.
Tammy Hanna, Ph.D.
Assistant Director (Publisher), American Chemical Society
Tammy completed a B.S. in Chemistry at Harvey Mudd College, a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry at Cornell University with Paul Chirik, and a post-doctoral appointment at UC Berkeley with Chris Chang. After a 3.5-year appointment as a Chemistry Instructor and Director of the Welch Summer Scholar Program at Texas Tech University, Tammy joined ACS Publications, where she is an Assistant Director and Publisher in Global Journals Development. Tammy’s responsibilities include the strategic development and management of a portfolio of 24 journals, new journal product development, discovery and business case development for new publishing initiatives, budgetary oversight and forecasting, and staff management/career development.
Country Manager, Membership and Society Services, American Chemical Society
ACS connects its members through information, education and collaborative thinking to further the cause of Chemistry. Mona has been working with ACS for the last year 1.5 years and leads ACS’s membership initiatives in India to collaborate and network with local community of like-minded scientists. She has an extensive background in international student services and in working as an infomediary in the international higher education sector. Mona is keen to build stronger and thriving networks of ACS student / professional chapters across the country and in facilitating information workshops and by eminent Chemistry professionals from academia and industry. Mona went to school at JNU, New Delhi and Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
Outreach Marketing Manager, Publications Division, American Chemical Society
Shannon O’Reilly is the Outreach Marketing Manager for ACS Publications, a division of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Shannon earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from the George Washington University. She has extensive experience in event and outreach marketing from her previous roles at Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). She is responsible for helping to shape and establish the strategic global outreach vision and strategy for ACS Publications and its portfolio of journal and products. Shannon is also the program manager for ACS on Campus, the flagship outreach program for the American Chemical Society. She oversees events and programs at institutions around the world, bringing leaders in chemistry, publishing, research, science communication, and career development to the doorsteps of students and young researchers.