Dec 5, 2018
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The Houk group hosted the CCHF Virtual Symposium 12 sponsored by the Center for Selective C-H Functionalization (CHF) on December 4, 2018.
 
The CCHF is an NSF-funded Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) to which the Professor Ken Houk’s group belongs. 
 
Projected to students and postdocs via YouTube, the symposium featured talks by Professor Jin-Quan Yu (Scripps Research Institute), Professor Shane Krska (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Professor Brian Stoltz (California Institute of Technology), and Professor Karen Goldberg (University of Pennsylvania). 
 
Those who attended the symposium in a conference room in the UCLA Molecular Sciences Building enjoyed free light refreshments. 
 
   
Selfies of Prof. Ken Houk and attendees at the virtual symposium.
 
The CCHF is hosting a Virtual Symposia Series scheduled three times a year, each featuring frontier research in the C–H functionalization field to the worldwide academic and industry community. Each symposium features four speakers from the CCHF and from the broader C–H functionalization community, with each speaker presenting for 20 minutes, so these are concise and information-packed talks. The CCHF Virtual Symposia are accessible to all who are interested via YouTube broadcast or VidYo portal. Questions are asked via an online chatbox managed by the meeting moderators.
 
To learn more about the Houk group's research, visit their website.
 
Article by Julio Gonzalez, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, jgonzalez@chem.ucla.edu.