Medicinal Chemistry Conference

Past Keynotes

The previous keynote speakers are among the most accomplished scientists. This group includes Nobel laureates, members of the National Academy of Sciences, leaders in the pharmaceutical industry, and many members of the ACS Medicinal Chemistry Division Hall of Fame. In 2019, we are pleased to have Dr. Nicholas A. Meanwell of Bristol-Myers Squibb deliver the keynote address.

Past Keynote Lectures

Year Host Speaker Association
2018 University of Illinois at Chicago Dr. Michelle Arkin University of California, San Francisco
2017 University of Minnesota Dr. Uttam K. Tambar UT Southwestern Medical Center
2016 The University of Iowa Dr. Amy Hauck Newman NIH-NIDA
2015 The University of Kansas Dr. Bruce Roth Genentech
2014 University of Illinois at Chicago Dr. Paul Wender Stanford University
2013 University of Minnesota Dr. Marvin J. Miller University of Notre Dame
2012 The University of Iowa Dr. Heidi E. Hamm Vanderbilt University
2011 The University of Kansas Dr. Dennis C. Liotta Emory University
2010 University of Illinois at Chicago Dr. Tomáš Hudlický Brock University
2009 University of Minnesota Dr. Dale Boger Scripps Research Institute
2008 The University of Iowa Dr. Daniel Kahne Harvard University
2007 The University of Kansas Dr. Albert Padwa Emory University
2006 University of Illinois at Chicago Dr. William Fenical University of California, San Diego
2005 University of Minnesota Dr. Christopher Lipinski Pfizer, Inc.
2004 The University of Iowa Dr. Kenner Rice NIH
2003 The University of Kansas Dr. C. Dale Poulter University of Utah
2002 University of Illinois at Chicago Dr. Richard B. Silverman Northwestern University
2001 University of Minnesota Dr. Andrew Hamilton Yale University
2000 The University of Iowa Dr. Michael Marletta University of Michigan
1999 The University of Kansas Dr. Roger M. Friedinger Merck Research Laboratories
1998 University of Illinois at Chicago Dr. Richard A. Lerner Scripps Research Institute
1997 University of Minnesota Dr. John Montgomery Biocryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
1996 The University of Iowa Dr. David Nichols Purdue University
1995 The University of Kansas Dr. Paul Anderson Dupont Merck Pharmaceuticals
1994 University of Illinois at Chicago Dr. Arthur Patchett Merck Research Laboratories
1993 University of Minnesota Dr. Daniel Rich University of Wisconsin, Madison
1992 The University of Iowa Dr. Laurence Hurley University of Texas, Austin
1991 The University of Kansas Dr. Julius Rebek Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1990 University of Illinois at Chicago Dr. Koji Nakanishi Columbia University
1989 University of Minnesota Dr. John Katzenellenbogen University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
1988 The University of Iowa Dr. Carl Djerrasi Stanford University
1987 The University of Kansas Dr. William Roush Indiana University
1986 University of Illinois at Chicago Dr. Joseph Fried University of Chicago
1985 University of Minnesota Dr. David Triggle SUNY Buffalo
1984 The University of Iowa Dr. Alan Katritzky University of Florida
1983 University of Wisconsin Dr. Paul Bartlett University of California, Berkeley
1982 The University of Kansas Dr. Henry Rapoport University of California, Berkeley
1981 University of Illinois at Chicago Dr. Harry Wasserman Yale University
1980 University of Minnesota Dr. Eugene Jorgensen University of California, San Francisco
1979 The University of Iowa Dr. Alan Sartorelli Yale University
1978 The University of Kansas Dr. Albert Meyers Colorado State University
1977 University of Illinois at Chicago Dr. Heinz Floss Purdue University
1976 University of Minnesota Dr. Donald Jerina NIH
1975 The University of Iowa Dr. Everett May NIH
1974 The University of Kansas Dr. Marjorie Horning Baylor University
1973 University of Illinois at Chicago Dr. Arnold Brossi Hoffman-LaRoche
1972 University of Minnesota Dr. Gertrude Elion Burroughs-Wellcome
1971 The University of Iowa Dr. Bernard Belleau University of Ottawa
1970 The University of Kansas Dr. Corwin Hansch Pomona College
1969 University of Illinois at Chicago Dr. Everett Maynert University of Illinois
1968 University of Minnesota Dr. Bernard Baker University of California, Santa Barbara
1967 The University of Iowa Dr. Julius Axelrod NIH
1966 The University of Kansas Dr. Richard Schowen The University of Kansas