THE BAY AREA

CHEMISTRY SYMPOSIUM

CONNECTING LOCAL INDUSTRY + ACADEMIA
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WHEN:
November 5th, 2021
Due to COVID-19, the 2020 BACS has been rescheduled for the safety of all attendees.
Please visit our travel page to learn more. 
WHERE:
Hosted by Gilead Sciences

333 Lakeside Drive

Foster City, CA 94404

an ACS-sponsored event
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JOIN US FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL BACS

 

The Bay Area Chemistry Symposium provides a unique opportunity to connect local students and academics with scientists from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, covering themes of synthesis and design in medicinal, process, and computational  chemistry. The one-day symposium will feature keynote addresses given by Gilead, Genentech, and Novartis as well as leading professors from the area and showcase research talks from graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and industrial chemists. A poster session will also take place with presentations representing research conducted in both academic and industry laboratories. This symposium, co-chaired by Richmond Sarpong, Professor of Chemistry at UC Berkeley, and Kevin Allan, Process Chemist at Gilead Sciences, promises to be an exciting and influential community building event for synthetic, medicinal, and computational chemists across the Bay Area.

What last year's attendees had to say: 

"The speakers were great, the organization was great, the entire event was a great success!"

"I enjoyed the first BACS very much. This is probably the best local ACS event I ever attended."

"Thank you so much for organizing the BACS. I had a really amazing time and really enjoyed the event. I really hope to be there next year!" 

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

The Bay Area Chemistry Symposium will feature 30 minute keynote talks from leading scientists in both academia in industry. We'll also hear from more industry scientists, students, and post-docs in a series of short talks highlighting the exciting science happening in the Bay Area. 

 

SPONSORS

The BACS is made possible by generous support from our local industry sponsors.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact us today!

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APPLY TO REGISTER

To ensure broad representation across as many local institutions as possible, we accept applications prior to registration. Acceptance notifications will be sent in October, 2021.

 
 

CONTACT US

Have a question? Use the form below or email us at: bayareachemistrysymposium@gmail.com

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The 2020 BACS Organizing Committee is:

Richmond Sarpong

Kevin Allan

Eric Ashley

Samantha Shockley

Lauren Holder

Patrick S. Lee

Hannah Powers

Matt Greaney

James Mack

Nicolle Doering

Matt Epplin

Jean–Marc Grandjean

Vinayak Gupta

Chris Evans

Jay Conrad

Anna Batt

Dennis Hu

Andrew Bartynski

Jared Shaw

John MacMillan

UC Berkeley, Academic Co-Chair

Gilead, Process, Industry Co-Chair

Merck, Discovery Process

Merck, MedChem

Novartis, MedChem

Maze, CompChem & Cal ACS

Maze, MedChem

Clariant & Silicon Valley ACS

Gilead, MedChem

UC Berkeley

Stanford

AbbVie

AbbVie

Cytokinetics

UC San Francisco

Genentech, Biology

Genentech, MedChem

YourChoice

UC Davis

UC Santa Cruz