2017 Meeting Summary:

Attendees traveled from 21 different countries with approximately 21% of the total participants coming from outside the USA. Young scientists (students and post-docs) represented 27% of the total meeting attendance.

Eleven posters were selected for poster prizes, sponsored by the ACA and seven other groups.  Eleven students were selected to receive the Margaret C. Etter Student Lecturer Award. Each was invited to give a lecture and was presented with a certificate and monetary award.
The meeting was financially sponsored by 26 organizations whose contributions were used to support young scientists, speakers and social events. We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of our meeting sponsors whose support sustains the high caliber of our meetings that our attendees have come to expect.
The ACA Council proudly announced the 2017 class of ACA Fellows at the Awards Banquet.
ACA would like to thank all those who made this year's meeting in New Orleans possible especially the Program Chairs, Yulia Sevryugina and Ilia Guzei and Poster Chair, Bruce Noll.  Also, a special thank you goes out to Student Workers, Session Chairs and Invited Speakers for their diligent efforts to make this meeting a success.

Check out Peter Mueller's FANTASTIC photos from the meeting:http://web.mit.edu/pmueller/www/ACA2017/


Special Plenary Lecture

2016 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 

Sir James Fraser Stoddart



photo by Jim Prisching



   2017 Awards


Patterson Award


Zbigniew Dauter

Head, Synchrotron Radiation

Res Section MCL

Argonne National Laboratory




Elizabeth Wood Science Writing Award


James O'Brien

Professor Emeritus

Missouri State University





David Rognlie Award


Helen M. Berman

Professor of Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Rutgers University





Etter Early Career Award


Christine Dunham

Asst. Professor of Biochemistry

Emory University School of Medicine



Program Book



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2017 Program Chairs:




 Yulia Sevryugina 

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Ilia Guzei

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