Miller Symposium Schedule

Please note that the 2020 Miller Symposium is over, and pages will be updated in advance of next year’s conference.

2020 Miller Symposium Schedule

Thursday, March 5th


8:00 am   Registration & Coffee & Pastries
8:45 am  

Opening Remarks

Sheila David, Chair Miller Committee

Jared Shaw, Chair Chemistry 

9:00 am Miller Speaker Bob Bergman OPENING PLENARY SPEAKER
Bob Bergman, UC Berkeley
 The Gerald E. K. Branch Distinguished Professor of Chemistry,  Emeritus

“The Application of Physical Organic Methods to the Investigation of Organometallic Reaction Mechanism: A Nostalgia Trip through Organometallic Chemistry of the Late 20th Century”
10:00 am  

Daniel Sutherland, Genentech

Vice President of Chemistry

"P13K Kinase Inhibitors"

10:40 am   Break
11:10 am Miller Symposium Speaker David Olson

David Olson, UC Davis

Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine

"Chemical Control of Neural Plasticity" 

11:50 am    Lunch & Vendor Showcase
1:30 pm Miller Symposium Speaker Michelle Arkin

Michelle Arkin, UC San Francisco

Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Co-Director, Small Molecules Discovery Center

“Dissecting Protein-Protein Interaction Networks with Chemical Biology”

2:10 pm Miller Speaker Bob Scott

Alumni Speaker

Bob Scott, Gilead

Vice President, Chemical Development & Manufacturing

“Process Chemistry Development of Anti-viral Pharmaceuticals”

3:00 pm Miller Symposium Chancellor May


UC Davis Chancellor Gary May


Cynthia Burrows, University of Utah

Distinguished Professor, Thatcher Presidential Endowed Chair of Biological Chemistry

“Beyond Watson & Crick: Roles for Alternative Bases and Folds in the Genome”

4:30 pm   Reception & ACS Poster Session



Friday, March 6th

8:00 am     


Registration & Coffee & Pastries

8:30 am  

Opening Remarks

Sheila David & Dean Tantillo, UC Davis

8:40 am Miller Speaker Eric Anslyn


Eric Anslyn, UT Austin

Distinguished Teaching Professor, Welch Regents Chair in Chemistry

“Three Tales of Supramolecular Analytical Chemistry”

9:30 am Miller Speaker Mano Manoharan

Mano Manoharan, Alnylam

Senior Vice President of Drug Innovation Chemistry

 “Living in the World of RNAi Therapeutics”

10:10 am    Break
10:30 am Miller Speaker Melissa Moore

Melissa Moore

Moderna, Chief Scientific Officer

Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, RNA Therapeutics Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School

“mRNA as Medicine”

11:10 am Miller Speaker Peter Beal

Peter Beal, UC Davis

Professor, Chemistry

“RNA Editing by the ADARs”

11:50 pm  


1:30 pm Miller Speaker Sarah Reisman

Sarah Reisman, Caltech

Professor, Chemistry, Investigator, Heritage Medical Research Institute; Executive Officer for Chemistry

“Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Natural Products & the Chemistry they Inspire”

2:10 pm Miller Speaker Nicole Gaudelli

Nicole Gaudelli, Beam Therapeutics

Head of DNA Editing Platform

"ABE8: Superior Adenine Base Editors with Expanded Targeting Range, Higher Activity and Therapeutic Applications" 

2:50 pm Miller Speaker Arthur Wellman


Arthur Wellman, Jr.

Special Counsel, Pranger Law PC

3:10 pm   Break
3:40 pm   Presentation of Awards
4:00 pm Miller Closing Speaker Jennifer Doudna


Jennifer Doudna, UC Berkeley 

Professor, Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Li Ka Shing Chancellor’s Professor in Biomedical and Health

“Genome Editing with CRISPR-Cas Systems: Challenges and Opportunities in a New Era of Biology”

5:30 pm   Miller Symposium 2020 Concludes