Free Chemistry Education Resources for May 2017

Each month ACS Webinars provides free live webinars for chemists. These free webinars cover subjects as diverse as drug development, food chemistry, and professional development for chemists. Here’s what’s coming up for the month of May. Register today!

Insourcing and Outsourcing in R&D: Trends in the Pharma Industry

Thursday, May 4, 2-3 P.M. EST

Successful application of insource and outsource services is critical to the R&D pipelines of the future. Join Michael Trova of AMRI and Mike McCoy of Chemical & Engineering News as they provide an overview of the traditional outsourcing model for drug development as well as the rising trend of working with an insourced partner. We will explore the benefits of each and provide insights for our participants on the best way to evaluate which model is right for them. This is the fourth installment in our 2017 Industrial Science Series.

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Creating a 21st Century Chemical Research Laboratory: Hazard Assessments and Fundamentals

Thursday, May 11, 2-3 P.M. EST

Safety in the laboratory requires a full team effort to be successful. When everyone in the laboratory understands how to identify hazards, assess risk, and select the appropriate control measures to eliminate a hazard or minimize risk, accidents, injuries and near misses can be reduced. Join Ralph Stuart, an Environmental Safety Manager at Keene State College, and Kendra Denlinger of the University of Cincinnati as they discuss the new ACS resources that can support a safer and greener chemistry, and thus better science for the 21st-century chemical research laboratory.

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Nanomaterial Design Guided by the Principles of Green Chemistry

Thursday, April 27, 2-3 P.M. EST

How can green chemistry be applied to nanotechnology to achieve the high performance needed for advanced applications while preventing or reducing health and environmental impacts? Join James Hutchison from the University of Oregon as he discusses the foundations for greener nanotechnology and presents a case study that uses nanomaterial product innovation guided by green chemistry.

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Anti-Infectives: Rational Approaches to the Design and Optimization

Thursday, April 25, 2-3 P.M. EST

Though many natural products are used in clinical and veterinary medicine, those lacking the potency or pharmacological properties for deployment in medicine can be optimized using rational approaches that are informed by structure and mechanism. Join Jason Sello of Brown University for this fifth installment of our series on Drug Design and Development as he describes how applications of conformational analysis, structure-based design, and fragment-based design optimize the medicinal properties of natural products which yield molecules with great potential as drug candidates.

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