CHEDTuesday, March 27, 2007

8:30 AM-11:45 AM McCormick Place North -- Room N230A, Level 2, Oral
Exploring and Exploiting Nature with Biomimetics
Rational Manipulation of Biomolecular Architecture
Organizer:Soumya Mitra
Organizer, Presiding:Michelle Roettger
8:30 AMIntroductory Remarks
8:35 AMLearning from nature
Ronald Breslow
9:00 AMMetal ion recognition and selectivity using de novo designed peptides
Vincent L. Pecoraro, Debra Touw, Olga Iranzo, Chris Cabello, Marek Luczkowski, Kyung-Hoon Lee, Debdip Ghosh, Saumen Chakraborty, lars Hemmingsen
9:25 AMDiversifying biosynthetic pathways in engineered cells
Claudia Schmidt-Dannert
9:50 AMIntermission
10:00 AMEvolutionary changes in protein structure as models for protein design
Matthew HJ Cordes
10:25 AMMolecular biomimetics: Genetically engineered peptide-based materials for technology and medicine
Mehmet Sarikaya
10:50 AMNovel proteins from designed combinatorial libraries
Michael H. Hecht
11:15 AMMimicking the functions of DNA and RNA
Eric T. Kool
11:40 AMConcluding Remarks

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The 233rd ACS National Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 25-29, 2007