Meet C&EN's Talented 12 Class of 2021

A free, two-day virtual event
Part 1: September 27, 2021
Part 2: September 28, 2021
Part 1: 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
Part 2: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET


C&EN’s Talented 12 program celebrates young chemists working in academia, industry, and government who are just beginning to put their innovative and transformative ideas into practice. This special two-day event features remarks from keynote speakers Carolyn Bertozzi (Sept. 27) and Malika Jeffries-EL (Sept. 28). Don't miss these exciting TED-style talks by the rising stars in our 2021 class in which they lay out their vision for the future of their fields.

Carolyn Bertozzi is the Baker Family Director of Stanford ChEM-H and the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Humanities and Sciences in the Department of Chemistry at Stanford University. She is also an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Editor-in-Chief of ACS Central Science. Her research focuses on profiling changes in cell surface glycosylation associated with cancer, inflammation and infection, and exploiting this information for development of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, most recently in the area of immuno-oncology. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She also has been awarded the Lemelson-MIT Prize, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, the Chemistry for the Future Solvay Prize, among many others.

Malika Jeffries-EL received BA degrees in Chemistry and Africana Studies at Wellesley College and M. Phil and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from The George Washington University. After spending one year at Smith College as a Mendenhall Fellow she worked as a post-doctoral researcher under the direction of Professor Richard D. McCullough at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2005, she joined the faculty in the Chemistry Department at Iowa State University and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2012. She was a Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professor in the chemistry department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2015. She joined the Department of Chemistry and Division of Materials Science at Boston University in 2016. Since July 2020 she has served as the Associate Dean of the Graduate School in Arts and Sciences.

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Brought to you by:
Agilent Technologies

Keynote Speakers

Carolyn Bertozzi
Professor of Chemistry,
Stanford University
Malika Jeffries-EL
Associate Professor of Chemistry,
Boston University


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