Worlds largest scientific society convenes regional meeting June 14-17 in Seattle

More than 370 research findings will be presented at the 56th Northwest regional meeting of the American Chemical Society, the worlds largest scientific society, in Seattle, June 14-17. Over 900 scientists and students are expected to attend the meeting at Seattle Universitys Pigott Hall, 900 Broadway. (Telephone: 206-296-5950). Highlights include:

  • The human genome
  • Diabetes and cancer research
  • Hanford nuclear waste site
  • Pacific Northwest environmental issues
  • Distilled spirits and wine
  • Astrobiology

General chairpersons are Susan Jackels, Seattle University, and Tom Griffith, North Seattle Community College. For more information, visit: http://www.chem.plu.edu/norm.

Thursday, June 14
1 5 p.m.

  • Technology in the 21st century — This presentation will address opportunities for chemists and chemical engineers in biology, information technology, and nanoscience and nanotechnology. (Lura Powell, Director, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Wash., 509-375-6600, Lura.Powell@pnl.gov).
  • Role of analytical chemistry in sequencing the human genome — Five years ahead of schedule and well under budget, the human genome is essentially sequenced, and the speed with which this occurred is the result of the development and commercialization of sophisticated analytical instrumentation such as high-throughput capillary electrophoresis instruments. (Norman Dovichi, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash., 206-543-7835, dovichi@chem.washington.edu).
  • Bioengineering of tissues — This discussion will focus on how and when natural tissue engineering can be restarted, or mimicked in the laboratory, to the ultimate aid of medical practice. The contribution of chemistry to t

Contact: Sharon Worthy
American Chemical Society

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