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Nelson J. Leonard Centennial Symposium

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom

You are invited to attend a symposium marking the centennial year of Nelson J. Leonard, born September 1, 1916. The banquet is by invitation only.

RSVP by 4/1/17 to NJLsymposium [at] illinois [dot] edu or 217-333-5070

This full day symposium represents Nelson's legacy, the absolute cutting-edge research in the chemistry and biology of nucleic acids.

TimeEvent or Speaker
8:30 AM
8:45 AM
Continental Breakfast
Welcome and Introduction
9:15 AM
Thomas Carell
Ludwig-Maximilians Universität
"DNA beyond Watson and Crick"
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM
Phillip Sharp
"40 years-RNA Splicing, Biotechnology, Non-coding RNAs and Physical Chemistry"
11:30 AM Lunch
1:00 PM
Marvin Caruthers
University of Colorado
"Chemical and Biological Activity of New Synthetic DNA Analogues"
2:00 PM
Peter Dervan
"Advancing Nelson Leonard’s Molecular Studies on Nucleic Acid Structure: Molecular Recognition of DNA"
3:00 PM Break
3:30 PM
Thomas Cech
University of Colorado
"How a Chemist thinks about RNA"
4:30 PM Closing remarks
i-Hotel and Conference Center - Illinois Ballroom
1900 S. 1st St., Champaign
RSVP by 4/1/17 to NJLsymposium [at] illinois [dot] edu or 217-333-5070
6:00 PM Cocktail Hour
7:00 PM Banquet

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
School of Chemical Sciences
106 Noyes Lab
505 S. Mathews
Urbana, IL  61801
Professor Jonathan Sweedler

(217) 333-5070
(217) 333-3120 fax
jsweedle [at] illinois [dot] edu
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