2016’s Most-Read Author Honored at ACS National Meeting

Jacqueline L. (von Salm) Fries was honored as the most-read author of 2016 at the 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco. Fries is the first author on the Organic Letters paper “Darwinolide, a New Diterpene Scaffold That Inhibits Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Biofilm from the Antarctic Sponge Dendrilla membranosa,” along with coauthors Christopher G. Witowski, Renee M. Fleeman, James B. McClintoc, Charles D. Amsler, Lindsey N. Shaw, and Bill J. Baker. Check out 2016’s most read paper now:

Darwinolide, a New Diterpene Scaffold That Inhibits Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Biofilm from the Antarctic Sponge Dendrilla membranosa
Org. Lett., 2016, 18 (11), pp 2596–2599
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b00979

The announcement that Fries was the most-read author of 2016 was made in an unusual way. Attendees of the 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco were invited to take photos of themselves at the show and add them to a giant digital mosaic wall on the show floor by sharing them on social media. These images combined to create an image of Fries, revealing her to be the year’s most-read author. After the reveal, she was formally recognized with a small awards ceremony. Baker, the paper’s corresponding author, “attended” the ceremony via teleconference from Antartica.

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