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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)


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    Mitch said:

    Josh and other Nature bloggers: when do you plan on being at the Nature booth?


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    Joshua said:

    Hi Mitch,

    I’m sorry I missed you earlier this week – I’ll swing by the booth tomorrow (Wed) and hang out from 4 to 5 PM. I’d love to chat with you or anyone else who’s free – the NPG booth is 1333 & 1335.

    Hope to see you there,


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    Joshua said:

    Apologies to anyone who tried to swing by the exhibition hall this afternoon to chat – I thought they were open until 5 PM, but it looks like they closed it at 1 PM. Sorry about that!