ACS: Nobel laureate book club

I only have time for a quick post before I run off to David Schwartz‘s talk on ’Environmental genomics and human health.’ I just left the H.C. Brown Legacy Symposium, where Professor Sharpless talked about ‘click’ chemistry, azido-phobia, pandas, and Kevin Kelly’s Out of Control (which he highly recommended). Needless to say, it was a great talk and I learned a few new things about ‘click’ chemistry: it turns out that the Huisgen 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition works pretty well in Jack Daniel’s whiskey and in human plasma…

I also bumped into Mark Peplow, who used to work at Nature and is now the editor of Chemistry World. He’s blogging about the conference, and he’s not alone: the ACS, Tenderblog, the Chem Blog, and Chemical Forums are here too… Update: C&EN and Peter Murray-Rust are also blogging from the conference.


Joshua Finkelstein (Associate Editor, Nature)