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Edward W. Morley Medal


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2015 - Morley Medal :

The Cleveland Section of the American Chemical Society wishes to congratulate
James Allan Cowan
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
The Ohio State University

James A Cowan

The Morley address and medal will be presented on Wed. May 20 at John Carroll University as part of the ACS/SAS/AVS May Conference

2015 Morley Address:
Catalytic Metallodrugs – Toward a New Therapeutic Paradigm

The introduction of metal ions affords many opportunities to design new families of drugs with novel mechanisms of action against specific therapeutic targets.   This lecture will review recent progress in our laboratory on the design and study of catalytic metallodrugs against nucleic acid, protein and carbohydrate targets of biomedical interest.  Structural, mechanistic, and cellular studies provide a glimpse of the therapeutic potential of such molecules, and suggest pathways for improved in vitro and in vivo performance.  These advances will be illustrated through selected studies of metallodrugs designed against viral, bacterial, cancer, and cardiovascular disease targets.

Click here for a brief bio of Prof. Cowan

About the Morley Medal :

The Cleveland Section annually sponsors a regional award, which consists of the Morley Medal and an honorarium of $2,000. The next presentation of the Morley Medal will take place at the meeting of the Cleveland Section ACS in May 2015. The award is presented at a banquet, at which time the recipient will deliver the Edward W. Morley Lecture for that year. Travel expenses for the medalist and spouse will be provided.

    The purpose of the award is to recognize significant contributions to chemistry through achievements in research, teaching, engineering, research administration and public service, outstanding service to humanity, or to industrial progress.

    The area of eligibility includes those parts of the United States and Canada within about 250 miles of Cleveland. The contributions for which the award is given should have been made by the awardee when a resident of this area, or if a major contribution was made elsewhere, the nominee should have continued to make contributions while a resident of this area.  Nominations may be made by any member of the American Chemical Society, The Chemical Society or the Chemical Institute of Canada.



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