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CCC 2016

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

The 9th International Countercurrent Chromatography Conference, CCC 2016, will take place in metropolitan Chicago, Illinois, at Dominican University from Jul 30-Aug 3, 2016. The 3-day conference on Aug 1/2/3 will be preceded by a 2-day workshop (Jul 30+31), which gives both novice and previous users a comprehensive overview of existing countercurrent methods. Continuing a series of conferences started in 2000, CCC 2016 provides a stimulating platform for bioactive natural products researchers at the interface to innovative separation technology. For more details, visit

Vaccine for poison ivy

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Development of vaccines for urushiol, the active compouond of poison ivy, was the focus of an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 23 Aug 2015 ( Included was a focus on the work in this area by Mahmoud Elsohly, University of Mississippi. Elsohly’s group is close to launch of a clinical trial.

Biliary atresia compound highlighted

Monday, August 24th, 2015

The work of John R. Porter and Kyung A Koo (University of the Sciences) and Rebecca G. Wells and Michael Pack (Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania) on a plant compound that is the basis for biliary atresia in Australian lambs was highlighted in an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 23 Aug 2015 ( The researchers hope that work with the molecule, biliatresone, will lead to understanding of the conditions in humans.

2016 JNPC Meeting

Monday, July 27th, 2015

The 9th Joint Natural Products Conference 2016 will be held inĀ  Copenhagen, Denmark, 24-27 July 2016. Further details are available at and

C&E News highlights nonagenarian ASP members

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Koji Nakanishi and Mansukh Wani are among those highlighted in an article in C&E News (vol. 93, issue 29, 2015) about chemists who remain actively engaged in research in their 90s. The cover of the issue features Dr. Nakanishi.