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Derek Lowe The 2002 Model

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Derek Lowe, an Arkansan by birth, got his BA from Hendrix College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Duke before spending time in Germany on a Humboldt Fellowship on his post-doc. He's worked for several major pharmaceutical companies since 1989 on drug discovery projects against schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, osteoporosis and other diseases. To contact Derek email him directly: Twitter: Dereklowe

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July 28, 2010

Out in the Public

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Posted by Derek

I wanted to mention a couple of meetings that I'll be attending over the next month or so, in hopes of meeting people there. First off, this weekend I'll be at the 2010 Sci Foo Camp, out at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, CA. I'm happy to have received an invitation to this one, and I'm looking forward to seeing what it's like.

And in August, I'll be attending some of the sessions at the Boston ACS meeting, and speaking at a "Lunch and Learn" session on scientific blogging and communication. It's on Tuesday, August 24, from 12 to 2 at the Boston Convention Center. Here's a PDF flyer for the event. My fellow lunch-and-learners will be Ed Silverman of Pharmalot, David Kroll (aka "Abel Pharmboy" of Terra Sigillata, and Michael Tarselli of Scripps Florida. I hope to meet some of you there!

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1. InfMP on July 28, 2010 8:39 PM writes...

I've already registered at ACS. Do I pay the 16$ at the door then?

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2. Mat Todd on July 28, 2010 11:47 PM writes...

Hopefully see you at SciFoo, Derek.

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3. daen on July 29, 2010 12:38 AM writes...

Derek, I'm in living in SF now, having moved here from DK last year, via six months in Paris (the Paris office of Galapagos NV, the Dutch biotech, to be precise). I have no idea how you'll be for time, but I'd be delighted to meet up with you for a chat (and perhaps a beer) if you find yourself in the City at any point. I am, after all, a long-time fan of ItP - I have all your albums ;-)

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4. Curt F. on July 29, 2010 1:07 AM writes...

SciFoo sounds fun. You have a funny definition of "public", though.

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5. Abel / David on July 29, 2010 6:15 AM writes...

Very excited to finally meet you, Derek, and honored to present with you next month. You know, but your readers may not, that your interview in the August 1, 2005 issue of The Scientist inspired me to start my blog a few months later. And Ed is just a legend, especially for a Jersey boy like me. I'm also looking forward to meeting Michael as well.

Thanks so much for also noting the URL for my temporary blog home after the ScienceBlogs diaspora.

And congratulations on the Sci Foo Camp invite - I've been chomping at the bit to get one.

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6. retread on July 29, 2010 12:53 PM writes...

Let's hear no more about starving chemists. As a nonACS member I called them to see what it would cost to get in to the Boston convention on the 24th. I told by someone I spoke to at the ACS (800 227 5558) that it would be $420 for a one day pass, and that even members would have to pay 200+ to get in for a day. Since 10,000+ are expected to attend according to the ACS, they must be rolling in the long green. Is this true?

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7. Hap on July 29, 2010 1:34 PM writes...

See the registration rate link - it looks like $210 for members and $420 for nonmembers for one day unless you're a 50-year member, a K-12 teacher, or unemployed. There are also lower rates for the exposition.

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8. MLBpitcher_and_MedicinalChemist on July 29, 2010 2:39 PM writes...

You're always out in public Derek. I heard you're pitching against the Nationals today.

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9. J-bone on July 29, 2010 3:26 PM writes...

retread, check out this blog entry on the ACS annual budget and how it's spent (sorry if you've already seen it). Also check out the letter written by several chemistry professors in the comments section.

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10. partial agonist on July 29, 2010 8:07 PM writes...

InfMP on July 28, 2010 8:39 PM writes...I've already registered at ACS. Do I pay the $16 at the door then?

InfMP, you are better off registering in advance for the lunch-n-learn at the ACS web site, since the med chem division is buying lunches and making sure there is ample seating. I am told that they are holding 10 seats & lunches for walk-ins. If you were walk-in #11, you would be out of luck. If the web site will no longer lets you add it on, please call the ACS.

(PS, I am the organizer)

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11. partial agonist on August 2, 2010 11:27 AM writes...

FYI: detailed instructions on how to register for the ACS med chem lunch-n-learn, even if you already registered for the ACS meeting, are in the Haystack blog section of the C&E News blog (click on the link in the blog roll at the left).

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12. Anonymous on August 10, 2010 10:32 PM writes...

Is their a lunch an launch? Just kidding!LOL Hey, thanks Derek for your candor and insight. I'm not sure if I can make it to your gathering but i will be at the ACS...

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