Suddath Symposium Program
2022 Suddath Symposium
"Applications of Physical Chemistry to Probing and Understanding Biology"
In memory of our colleague Bridgette Barry, Ph.D.
January 13-14, 2022
Agenda coming soon!
2021 Suddath Symposium
“The Origins and Early Evolution of Life”
January 28-29, 2021
NOTE - Click on presentation titles below to view recording via YouTube!
DAY 1 - January 28, 2021
11:00 a.m. Suddath Award Winner Presentation – "Antimicrobial Competition Dynamics of the Vibrio cholerae Type VI Secretion System" - Cristian Crisan, Ph.D. Candidate – Brian Hammer, Ph.D., Advisor
11:45 a.m. break until start of Suddath Symposium
~~~~~~~~ Formal start of Suddath Symposium ~~~~~~~~
1:00 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks – Nick Hud, Ph.D., Symposium Co-Chair, Georgia Tech
Session Chair – Loren Williams, Ph.D., Symposium Co-Chair, Georgia Tech
1:05 p.m. “Letting Chemistry be Our Guide on a Journey Far Back in Time: A Brief Overview of a Decade of Discoveries Enabled by the NSF-NASA Center for Chemical Evolution” - Nicholas Hud, Ph.D., Georgia Tech
2:05 p.m. Keynote Presentation - “The Emergence of RNA from Prebiotic Chemistry” - Jack Szostak, Ph.D. – Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital
2:40 p.m. Session I “Meet the Speakers” – all attendees welcome:
- Breakout session with Nick Hud - Heather Abbott-Lyon, moderator
- Breakout session with Ramanarayanan Krishnamurthy - Facundo Fernandez, moderator
- Breakout session with Jack Szostak - Loren Williams, moderator
Session Chair – Heather Abbott-Lyon, Ph.D., Kennesaw State University
3:10 p.m. “Mineral Mediated Prebiotic Chemistry on an Early Rocky Planet” - Thomas Orlando, Ph.D., Georgia Tech
3:40 p.m. “Surface and Multiphase Chemistry and Photochemistry of Pyruvate” - Vicki Grassian, Ph.D. – University of California, San Diego
4:40 p.m. Session II “Meet the Speakers” – all attendees welcome:
- Breakout session with Thomas Orlando - Heather Abbott-Lyon, moderator
- Breakout session with Vicki Grassian - Nick Hud, moderator
- Breakout session with Greg Springsteen - Loren Williams, moderator
5:10 p.m. Round Table Discussion with Session I and II Speakers – all attendees welcome - *return to “primary” meeting space
6:00 p.m. Adjourn
DAY 2 - January 29, 2021
Session Chair – Paul Bracher, Ph.D. - St. Louis University
1:00 p.m. Opening Remarks – Nick Hud and Loren Williams
2:35 p.m. Session III “Meet the Speakers” – all attendees welcome
Session Chair – Jay Forsythe, Ph.D., College of Charleston
4:35 p.m. Session IV “Meet the Speakers” – all attendees welcome
5:05 pm. Round Table Discussion with All Invited Suddath Speakers – all attendees welcome
6:00 p.m. Adjourn
Support for the 29th Annual Suddath Symposium is provided by the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at Georgia Tech.
Direct event inquiries to Colly Mitchell