“Self-assembly from atoms to life” workshop honors William Gelbart

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The five-day October 2016 workshop in Mexico will honor of Professor William Gelbart’s 70th birthday.

The “Self-assembly from atoms to life” workshop will bring together both young and senior scientists from around the world and it covers research areas that match UCLA organic chemistry professor Gelbart’s broad range of interests that he has pursued over a 50-year career in research. It will take place October 2-6, 2016, at the Mesoamerican Centre for Theoretical Physics in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico.

The workshop organizers are Profs. Alex Levine and Chuck Knobler from the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Prof. Jaime Luis-Garcia, of the Physics Institute of the University of San Luis Potosi, in Mexico. Ruiz-Garcia is a long-time collaborator of both Levine and Knobler. 

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Gelbart (left) will be honored at the workshop which will take place at the Mesoamerican Centre for Theoretical Physics in Mexico (right).

The meeting is sponsored jointly by ICAM (The Institute of Complex and Adaptive Matter) and the International Center of Theoretical Physics in Tuxtla, Gutierrez, Mexico, with funding from CONACyT, the Mexican equivalent of our NSF. 

In July, the American Chemical Society (ACS) published a special issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry in Gelbart’s honor titled “The William M. Gelbart Festshrift” to pay tribute to the accomplishments of Gelbart on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

More information the workshop, visit the meeting website.

http://virus.chem.ucla.edu/researchTo learn more about Gelbart’s research, visit his group’s website.