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Program

A symposium marking the 25th anniversary of the Beckman Institute at Caltech and Harry Gray's 80th birthday.

The symposium is open to the public and does not require registration. Registration is for invited guests only.

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Morning: Ramo Auditorium
9:00-9:30 Welcome and introductory remarks
David Tirrell, Director, Beckman Institute and Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech; Thomas Rosenbaum, President, Caltech; William May, Board of Directors, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
9:30-10:00 Short film about Arnold Beckman
David Brock, Chemical Heritage Foundation
10:00-10:30 History of the Beckman Institute at Caltech
Jay Labinger, Administrator, Beckman Institute and Faculty Associate in Chemistry, Caltech
10:30-11:00 Break with Refreshments
11:00-11:30 Methods for Science's Sake
Carsten Reinhardt, President and CEO, Chemical Heritage Foundation
11:30-12:00 Harry B. Gray: The Ultimate Mentor
Mark Wrighton, Chancellor, Washington University
12:00-2:00 Lunch
Afternoon: Ramo Auditorium
2:00-2:30 Genome Activity and the BI's Secret Sauce
Barbara Wold, Former Director, Beckman Institute and Bren Professor of Molecular Biology, Caltech
2:30-3:00 On the Birth of Beckman Institutes and Biotechnology
Arthur D. Riggs, Department of Diabetes and Metabolic Disease Research, Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope
3:00-3:30 Break with Refreshments
3:30-4:00 Invention by Evolution
Frances Arnold, Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry, Caltech
4:00-4:30 Precision Glycocalyx Engineering
Carolyn Bertozzi, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical and Systems Biology, Stanford University
4:30-5:00 Human Genetics and Therapeutic Discovery
Richard Scheller, Board of Trustees, Caltech; Chief Science Officer, 23andMe
Evening: Athenaeum
6:00-7:00 Cocktails
7:00 Dinner (Invitees Only)
Remarks by Richard Eisenberg, Tracy H. Harris Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, University of Rochester
Friday, November 13, 2015
Morning: Ramo Auditorium
9:00-9:30 Chemical Probes of Immunity
Laura Kiessling, Steenbock Professor of Chemistry and Laurens Anderson Professor of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
9:30-10:00 Activating Metal Sites for Biological Electron Transfer
Ed Solomon, Monroe E. Spaght Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University
10:00-10:30 Gray Moments in Electron Transfer
Jay Winkler, Director of the Beckman Institute Laser Resource Center and Member of the Beckman Institute
10:30-11:00 Break with Refreshments
11:00-11:30 HBG: A Family Perspective
Andrew Gray, Professor, UCSF School of Medicine
11:30-12:00 Harry Gray, Founding Director, Beckman Institute, Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry, Caltech