Worlds largest scientific society convenes regional meeting October 10-13 in Lincoln, Neb.


More than 250 research findings will be presented at the 36th Midwest regional meeting of the American Chemical Society, the worlds largest scientific society, in Lincoln, Neb., October 10-13. Over 500 scientists and students are expected to attend the meeting at the Cornhusker Hotel and Burnham-Yates Conference Center (402-474-7474).

Inhibitors of HIV replication will be the topic of a special lecture on Thursday, October 18, at 4:30 p.m., by Vasu Nair of the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He is the winner of the Midwest Region Award for Outstanding Achievements in Chemistry. The award consists of a medal and a $2,000 honorarium.

Other meeting highlights include:

  • Forensic geochemistry
  • Detecting allergens in food
  • Emission-reducing oxygenated fuels
General chair is Michael D. Mosher, University of Nebraska, Kearney (308-865-8385). For more information, visit wendigo.unl.edu/mwrm/.

Wednesday, October 10
7:00 10:00 p.m.

  • Many patients taking anti-tumor and anticancer drug compounds suffer from several undesirable side effects. The researcher will describe the synthesis of two new classes of cancer fighting medicines that may ease these side effects. (Melvyn W. Mosher, Missouri Southern State College, Physical Sciences, Joplin, 417-625-9755)
  • Though its mechanisms are not well understood, etoposide has been used for decades in treating small cell lung cancer, testicular cancer and Kaposis sarcoma. The researcher will present synthesis and properties of new members of the etoposide drug family. (David Berkowitz, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Department of Chemistry, 402-472-2738)
  • Bakers and other food processors must determine if vegetable oils stored

Contact: Sharon Worthy
American Chemical Society

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