The Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Southern California invite you to:

"Chiroptical Spectroscopy in Structural Chemistry and Biology, Theory and Experiment
A Memorial Symposium in honor of Philip J. Stephens"

Friday, March 8, 2013, Davidson Conference Center, The Boardroom

8:30 - 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome remarks
Session Chair: Dr. Gerard Jensen, Gilead
9:15-9:55 Prof. Andrew Thomson, University of East Anglia
"A Journey with Philip through MCD Spectroscopy and Iron-Sulfur Cluster Biology"
9:55-10:35 Prof. Charles McKenna, University of Southern
"Nitrogenase-From the Discovery of its CD and MCD to Chiral Analysis of ATP Probes"
10:35-11:00 Break
Session Chair: Dr. Frank Devlin, USC
11:00-11:40 Prof. Ed Solomon, Stanford University
"Structure/Function Correlations Over Non-Heme Iron Enzymes"
11:40-12:20 Prof. Arieh Warshel, University of Southern
"Modeling Electron and Proton Transport in Biological Systems"
12:20-1:50 Lunch
Session Chair: Dr. Rina Dukor, BioTools
1:50-2:30 Prof. Harry Gray, California Institute of Technology
"Blue Copper Proteins"
2:30-3:10 Prof. Larry Nafie, Syracuse University and BioTools
"From the Beginnings of VCD with Philip to Present Day Pharmaceutical and Protein Fibril Applications"
3:10-3:35 Break
Session Chair: Dr. Karl Jalkanen, Gilead
3:35-4:15 Dr. James Cheeseman, Gaussian, Inc.
"Theoretical Prediction of ChiropticalSpectra"
4:15-4:55 Prof. Tim Keiderling, University of Illinois at Chicago
"From Small Peptides to Complex Bio-Systems, Contributions of Vibrational Circular Dichroism to Conformational Studies"
4:55-5:00 Closing of the Scientific Sessions –Tim Keiderling

To register:
Deadline: March 4, 2013

The Scientific Community is Invited