From March 26th to the 30th, we will be attending the 2006 Spring meeting of the American Chemical Society and have put together a special website that contains:
– a special edition of the Nature Podcast, in which Dr. Chris Smith talks with the authors of some of the most exciting chemical and biochemical content that has appeared in recent issues of Nature, Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, Nature Chemical Biology, Nature Materials, and Nature Methods. The six papers featured on the podcast are:
Folding DNA to create nanoscale shapes and patterns by Rothemund (Nature)
Structural basis for the spectral difference in luciferase bioluminescence by Nakatsu et al. (Nature)
Lab-on-a-chip: microfluidics in drug discovery by Dittrich & Manz (Nature Reviews Drug Discovery)
Trafficking in persulfides: delivering sulfur in biosynthetic pathways by Mueller (Nature Chemical Biology)
Liquid-crystalline semiconducting polymers with high charge-carrier mobility by McCulloch et al. (Nature Materials)
A monovalent streptavidin with a single femtomolar biotin binding site by Howarth et al. (Nature Methods)
– and a selection of 25 exciting chemistry papers from Nature, Nature Chemical Biology, Nature Materials, and Nature Methods that can be downloaded for free during the 2006 Spring meeting of the American Chemical Society. We hope you enjoy reading these papers as much as we did!
In addition, we will be at the NPG booth (#414) at the following days and times:
Joshua Finkelstein (Associate Editor, Nature) – Monday, March 27th from 12.00 to 13.00
Please come and chat with us about your research, your thoughts about chemistry, topics we should be blogging about, or anything else you’d like to discuss. In addition, we will be adding blog entries throughout the conference, so please check back frequently to see what we’re writing about… And please feel free to leave comments responding to this (and/or any other) entry – if you would like to contact us via email, please email us at thescepticalchymist at boston.nature.com
See you at the meeting!
Joshua Finkelstein (Associate Editor, Nature)
Jane Macmillan (Head of Marketing, Physical Sciences)
Jason Wilde (Publisher, Physical Sciences)