AGRO Lunch and Learn Webinar Series
Co-sponsored by ABC Laboratories
October 14, 2015 at 12:00PM Eastern US Time
ACS International Award for Research in Agrochemicals – Award Presentation
“Reflections on select insecticide discoveries, toxicological problem approaches, and enjoying the unexpected”
There isn’t much rational debate as to the benefits that modern Agrochemicals deliver, but there is still debate and multiple approaches to their discovery and optimization. Many Agrochem companies run compounds “through a process” which provides a framework with which to characterize/prioritize agriculturally active leads quickly and efficiently. However every lead compound series poses different and unique problems on the commercialization path, and the ability of the team to expeditiously solve those problems, some of which may fall outside of ongoing processes, can determine ultimate success. This talk will reflect on 3 insecticide classes which teams were able to discover, chemically optimize and eventually register as commercial products. It is hoped that this presentation and the associated symposium on applying “ADME-like studies” to agrochemical discovery will stimulate reflection on how to go about finding novel, valuable new crop protectants in the future.
Dr. Keith Wing, recently retired from DuPont, is the recipient of the 2015 ACS International Award for Research in Agrochemicals. Dr. Wing received this award for his research and exceptional accomplishments in metabolism, bioavailability, and formulations research. Dr. Wing is a co-inventor or author on a number of insecticide and enzyme technology patents and publications. He has led/worked on teams which used a variety of biochemical/chemical technologies to discover and commercialize new products, leading to positive agricultural business outcomes. He is currently a consultant in industrial biochemistry and strategic planning, specializing in agricultural and renewable chemical areas.
Thank you for your attendance at the
250th ACS National Meeting
Program Theme: Innovation from Discovery to Application
AGRO Program Chair, Pamela Rice, USDA-ARS
The AGRO Technical Program for the recent Boston Meeting is available. Download the latest issue of the PICOGRAM to view the detailed program (starting on page 65).
The 2014-2015 AGRO Lunch and Learn Webinar Series is complete. We thank our sponsor ABC Labs for their support. Recordings of all webinars are available. Please let us know if you are using these webinars for educational or training purposes.