THE BAY AREA

CHEMISTRY SYMPOSIUM

CONNECTING LOCAL INDUSTRY + ACADEMIA
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WHEN:
November 5th, 2021
In response to COVID-19, the 2021 BACS has been reimagined as a virtual event for the health and safety of all attendees.
 
Virtual production hosted by Gilead Sciences
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an ACS-sponsored local symposium
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, Director of Drug Substance Development & Manufacturing at Eidos Therapeutics, promises to be an exciting and influential community building event for synthetic, medicinal, and computational chemists across the Bay Area.

What 2019'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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REGISTER TO ATTEND

To ensure broad representation across as many local institutions as possible, we accept applications prior to registration. Due to the nature of this virtual event, we anticipate accepting all submitted applications and a confirmation will be sent by the end of October. Registration is free.

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CONTACT US

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

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The 2021 BACS Organizing Committee is:

Richmond Sarpong
Kevin Allan
Eric Ashley
Samantha Shockley
Lauren Holder
Patrick S. Lee
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
Shaun McKinnie

UC Berkeley, Academic Co-Chair
Eidos, Industry Co-Chair
Merck, Discovery Process
Merck, MedChem
Novartis, MedChem
Maze, CompChem / Cal ACS
Clariant & Silicon Valley ACS
Gilead, MedChem
Takeda, MedChem
Arcus Biosciences / Stanford
AbbVie
AbbVie
Cytokinetics
UC San Francisco
Vaxcyte, Biology
Genentech, MedChem
YourChoice
UC Davis
UC Santa Cruz