Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Mexico City, Mexico

Event Information



Thursday, September 13, 2018


Facultad de Química, Auditorio A
Faculty of Chemistry
Circuito Exterior S/N, Coyoacán, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico


Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México


ACS on Campus is bringing our top speakers and development sessions to Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México! Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from ACS Editor-in-Chiefs on how to advance your research and career in the sciences. Network with your peers and make lasting connections over networking breaks.

The program will feature lectures from world-class researchers including Editor-in-Chiefs, Kirk Schanze of ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces and M.G. Finn of ACS Combinatorial ScienceAttend the “10 Tips for Scholarly Publishing” panel discussion with the Editor-in-Chiefs and Associate Editors of ACS Publications. You’ll learn how to choose the best journal for your research, get the attention of the editors with an effective cover letter, and much more! You’ll also get an inside look at the ACS Reviewer Lab and other ACS resources that will help advance your career. 


Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México


ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces  ACS Combinatorial Science





Opening Remarks by Representatives from UNAM and ACS


10 Tips for Scholarly Publishing with the ACS Editors (Panel Discussion)


Peer Review: Why, How to, and What Not to Do


Q&A with the ACS Editors


Networking Break


Establishing Scientific Collaboration Networks Through ACS/CAS Databases


ACS Resources to Grow Your Future


Networking Lunch


“Chromophore-Catalyst Assemblies for Solar Fuels: Deja que las moléculas hagan el trabajo!” by Prof. Kirk Schanze

The dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical cell (DSPEC) represents a novel approach to combining molecular chromophores and catalysts with semiconductors to effect light driven production of solar fuels. A multidisciplinary approach has been used to develop and study molecular and polymer assemblies for light driven water oxidation at a DSPEC photoanode and proton reduction at a photocathode. The work aims to understand mechanisms and dynamics for the photoprocesses occurring at the molecular/semiconductor interfaces. The talk will present an overview of work done during the past several years, involving the design, construction and study of molecular and polymer-based assemblies of light absorbing chromophores and catalysts, primarily aimed at water oxidation at the DSPEC anode.


“Click Reactions and Protein Nanoparticles: Building Multifunctional Structures with Chemistry and Molecular Biology” by Prof. M.G. Finn

Many processes in cells and higher organisms require the presentation of molecular fragments over large areas or in complex combinations. Virus-like particles are robust and easily accessible nanoscale scaffolds that are well suited for such tasks of molecular presentation. Methods for the chemical and genetic modification of protein nanoparticles will be described, along with selective click reactions used for the attachment and detachment of cargo molecules and the construction of companion materials. The resulting functionalized structures have been applied to targets of selective cell binding and internalization, immunology, drug delivery, and catalysis.  


Closing Remarks