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* Cal Section Meeting at ChevronCal Section Meeting at Chevron

Time: 6:00 pm

“Exploring Novel Anticancer Lead Compounds from Marine-Derived Actinomycetes Using a Unique Screening Approach” Speaker: Taro Amagata, Ph.D. Associate Prof. Of Chemistry, Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry San Francisco State University Date: Thursday, February 2, 2017 Time/Schedule: 6:00 – 7:00 PM Social Hour, 7:00-8:15PM Section Meeting, Presentation, Q&A Place: Chevron Research Technology Center-Auditorium, 100 Chevron Way, Richmond, CA Cost: $10 Members, ($5.00 for students) Includes Appetizers and Non-alcoholic beverages during Social Hour

* YCC CalACS & SCVACS SectionsYCC CalACS & SCVACS Sections

Time: 6:30 pm

Come join the Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) of the California and Santa Clara Valley ACS sections for a networking happy hour at Eight Bridges Brewing Inc. 332 Earhart Way Livermore, CA 94551 . This is a great opportunity to learn more about your local ACS section and what the YCC has to offer. Head brewer and fellow scientist Justin Beardsley will be giving a tour of their facilities with a discussion of the brewing process. The registration fee includes a flight of Eight Bridges signature brews along with pizza.

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* Executive Committee MeetingExecutive Committee Meeting

Time: 6:00 pm

Each month the Executive Committee (ExCom) consisting of the officers of the Section, Committee Chairs, Members and Guests meet usually at a local Bay Area restaurant on the first Tuesday of the month. The Jan 3 meeting is at Strings in El Cerrito. The address is 11720 San Pablo Ave. (about 1 -2 blocks North of Bart- El Cerrito Del Norte station), a 7 minute walk from the Del Norte El Cerrito Bart Station. While the actual meeting starts at 7:00 pm, a meal costing about $20.00 is served at 6:00. One can by-pass the meal and attend the business meeting at no cost. The meeting usually ends by 9:00. All California Section Members are invited. Reservations are required for the meal. Call or email the office 510) 351-9922, office@calacs.org

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* Careers Away From the BenchCareers Away From the Bench

Time: 6:45 pm

Speakers Tashica Williams Amirgholizadeh, Ph.D Corporate Counsel, Gilead Sciences, Inc. Bonnie Charpentier, PhD Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Compliance at Cytokinetics, Inc. Jyllian Kemsley Senior Editor, Chemical and Engineering News Eileen Nottoli, PhD Environmental Attorney in Private Practice Fiorella Ruggiu, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Scholar at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research in Computer-Aided Drug Design The event is free and takes place at Location University of California, Berkeley 120 Latimer Hall Berkeley.

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* A Night with Prof. MoernerA Night with Prof. Moerner

Time: 7:00 pm

Come join us for a night with Professor Moerner, 2014 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. 7:00pm - Networking, Cash Bar (beer, wine) $4-10 at Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery St. San Francisco, CA 94131 8:00pm - Lecture: "The Story of Light and Single Molecules, From Early Spectroscopy in Solids to Super-Resolution Nanoscopy in Cells and Beyond" 8:50pm - Q&A

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* Berkeley City CollegeBerkeley City College

Time: 7:00 pm

Prof. Jennifer Doudna "Rewriting the Language of Life: Impacts and Challenges of DNA Editing"

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