NY Systems Chemistry


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Event Description

Systems Chemistry involves networks of reacting interacting molecules. Within such mixtures, links between chemical properties and observed behavior are no longer obvious and become rich in functionality, as exemplified by ecosystems and living systems.


The symposium will bring together a diverse group of scientists who study chemical systems to better understand nature, and ultimately, to produce materials and products with new functions that cannot be achieved using traditional chemistry approaches.


9:30 A.M. Registration Opens
10:15 A.M. Welcome Remarks

Rein Ulijn, Advanced Science Research Center

10:30 A.M. Peptide Assembly Dynamics in Metastable Liquid Phases

David Lynn, Emory University

11:00 A.M. Foldable Polymers

Marcus Weck, New York University

11:30 A.M. Break
12:00 P.M. The interplay of physical and chemical events in peptide-based systems

Martha Grover, Georgia Institute of Technology

12:30 P.M. How can subtleties of noncovalent binding be used to target “undruggable” glycans?

Adam Braunschweig, Advanced Science Research Center/Hunter College

1:00 P.M. Emergence of Function in Primitive Chemical Networks Out of Equilibrium

Gonen Ashkenasy, Ben Gurion University

1:30 P.M. Lunch

Location: ASRC, Science Café – First Floor

2:30 P.M. In vitro synthetic biology for controlling materials

Rebecca Schulman, Johns Hopkins University

3:00 P.M. Programming Nano-component Structures

Oleg Gang, Columbia University

3:30 P.M. Break
4:00 P.M. Programming Complexity into Molecular Systems

Tell Tuttle, University of Strathclyde

4:30 P.M. Protein phase separation and emergent material properties

Shana Elbaum-Garfinkle, Advanced Science Research Center & The Graduate Center

5:00 P.M. Poster Session and Reception

Location: ASRC, Science Café – First Floor

7:00 P.M. Close

Poster Presentations

1 Molecular Mechanism for the Role of the Histone Tails in Nucleosome Repositioning
Kaushik Chakraborty
2 Encoding Hierarchical Structure within Crystals
Jason Kahn
3 Unbiased Discovery of Dynamic Peptide-Nucleotide Complexes
Daniel Kroiss
4 Self-assembly of Designed Nanoarchitectures via Shape and DNA-Programmability
Zhiwei Lin
5 Co-factor Driven Dynamic Peptide Libraries
Scott McPhee
6 Phu K. Tang
7 3D Patterning of Nanoparticles by Molecular Stamping
Yan Xiong
8 Yong Dou
9 Christine Wang

Poster Dimensions:

Maximum dimensions of posters should not exceed

  • Landscape Orientation: 36” x 24”
  • Portrait Orientation: 36” x 48”