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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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April 30, 2013

Travel (University of Wisconsin)

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I'm in Madison, Wisconsin, where I'll be giving the Organic Chemistry McElvain Seminar later on today. The title of my talk, which I'm not sure if I'll live up to or not, is "Medicinal Chemistry: Getting Old, Or Just Starting to Grow Up?". It's at 3:30 in the Seminar Hall, room 1315, if you're passing through (!)

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1. Hannah on April 30, 2013 9:06 AM writes...

I'll be there! I'm a student at UW and although I do protein chemistry, I'm a fan of your blog and can't wait to hear your seminar. Thanks for coming.

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2. Doug Steinman on April 30, 2013 9:25 AM writes...

I have some very fond memories of being in Madison. Have a beer for me at the Student Union. Nice view of the lake from the patio.

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3. Kent G. Budge on April 30, 2013 9:41 AM writes...

Really wish I could come. I don't suppose you could find some excuse to come lecture at Los Alamos sometime? I think you'd find an appreciative audience.

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4. Badgerchemist on April 30, 2013 9:49 AM writes...

Looking forward to it!

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5. Boghog on April 30, 2013 9:51 AM writes...

Very fond memories also. Bascom Hill Pink flamingos. Statue of Liberty submerged in Lake Mendota. And of course the beer. Wish I were there.

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6. Aaron Peoples on April 30, 2013 10:29 AM writes...

Be sure to stop by the Essenhaus and get your boot of beer! I miss Madison!

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7. Anonymous on April 30, 2013 11:36 AM writes...

You know Sam McElvain was Gilbert Stork's Ph.D. advisor?

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8. PharmSciGuy on April 30, 2013 12:05 PM writes...

Raised there and got my BS at UW. I hear the new Union South is cool and there's the Institute for Discovery too. Of course beer on university property with a beautiful view is unbeatable... Hope you have a good time

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9. DeusEtV on April 30, 2013 1:13 PM writes...

It would be good to see you in Cambridge UK at September's Med Chem meeting again

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10. UW student on April 30, 2013 5:16 PM writes...

Great talk today, Derek. Special props on your comparison of the CETP binding site to "a tub of lard."

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11. Skew on May 1, 2013 6:20 AM writes...

Don't skip a beer at The Great Dane!

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12. UW Staff on May 1, 2013 8:37 AM writes...

Great talk, you definitely have the right time of year for a trip to WI.

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13. SK on May 1, 2013 12:23 PM writes...

Darn it...I didn't see this until today. I'm working in Madison, and wish I could've attended.

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