Chinese-American Chemistry & Chemical Biology Professors Association (CAPA)

Dinner Gathering at the ACS Meeting in San Francisco

CAPA (http://www.capachembiol.org/) will host a Tuesday Dinner gathering during the upcoming ACS National Meetings in San Francisco.  Time: 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Place: Canton Dim Sum & Seafood Restaurant (粤凯海鲜酒楼) (Tel: 415-495-3064), 655 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107 (http://www.cantonsf.com/about_us.htm). It is just one block away from the Moscone Convention Center. If you can attend, please send an email to Prof. Xi Chen (E-mail: xiichen@ucdavis.edu). It will be no cost to you if you are a formal CAPA member. Hope that many of you can join the gathering to make new friends and meet old friends.

To become a CAPA member, please mail the completed application form and a check payable to CAPA to

Xiangming Guan, Ph.D.
Box 2202 C, College of Pharmacy
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007

 Application forms and checks can also be dropped off to Professor Xi Chen at the dinner gathering. 

Congratulations to Newly Elected NAS Members May 2016

CAPA congratulates Drs. Hongjie Dai and Peidong Yang on their election to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of USA:

Dr. Hongjie Dai, J.G. Jackson and C.J. Wood Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.


Dr. Peidong Yang, S.K. and Angela Chan Distinguished Professor of Energy and Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

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Congratulations to 2014 CAPA Biomatic Award Winners

Dear CAPA Members and Friends,

      I would like to represent CAPA to announce 2014 CAPA Biomatik Award winners:

      (1)   CAPA Biomatik Distinguished Junior Faculty Award (USA): Prof. Guangbin Dong from Department of Chemistry of University of Texas at Austin, and Prof. Gong Chen from Department of Chemistry at Pennsylvania State University.

      (2)   CAPA Biomatik Distinguished Faculty Award (USA): Prof. Yiying Wu from Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The Ohio State University, and Prof. Charles Cao from Department of Chemistry at University of Florida.

      (3)   CAPA Biomatik Distinguished Faculty Award (China): Prof. Chen Peng from College of Chemistry at Peking University, and Prof. Yong Sheng Zhao from Institute of Chemistry at Chinese Academy of Sciences

The award committees received a large number of nominations and each award winner was chosen from a pool of outstanding candidates. The CVs of the award winners can be found at CAPA website (http://capa-chem.webs.com/). Please send a note to congratulate each CAPA award winner if you have a chance.

In addition, CAPA wants to thank the following award committees for their time and efforts:

      (1)   CAPA Biomatik Distinguished Junior Faculty Award Selection Committee: Michael Shi (Committee Chair, West Virginia U.), Xuefei Huang (Michigan State U.), Xiangming Guan (South Dakota State U.), Wenfang Sun (North Dakota State U.),  and Qian Wang (U. of South Carolina)

      (2)   CAPA Biomatik Distinguished Faculty Award (USA) Selection Committee: Shaowei Chen (Committee Chair, UCSC), Wenbin Lin (U. Chicago), Jin-Quan Yu (Scripps), and Huimin Zhao (UIUC)

      (3)   CAPA Biomatik Distinguished Faculty Award (China): Shaowei Chen (Committee Chair, UCSC), 万立(Lijun Wan,中科院化学所), (Shi-Gang Sun,厦大学),席真 (Zhen Xi, 南开大学)and 周翔 (Xiang Zhou, 大学).

CAPA also wants to acknowledge Biomatik for their continuous financial support to CAPA. If you are interested in the service and products of Biomatik, please read the attached document and the forwarded email message. Thank you for your attention to this announcement.

Best Regards,

Zucai

CAPA dinner gathering in Dallas on March 17, 2014

CAPA has just organized and co-sponsored a successful and exciting CAPA dinner gathering in Dallas on March 17 during the 2014 Spring ACS National Meeting. About 32 CAPA members and friends showed up for the dinner. In the near future, CAPA will organize and sponsor more activities including a CAPA dinner gathering during the ACS National Meeting in the fall of 2014 in San Francisco.

Several  dinner attendees have asked how to pay for CAPA membership fees. The membership fee and application information can be found online. For application, please mail both a check and a filled membership application form to Dr. Xiangming Guan (Xiangming.Guan@SDSTATE.EDU). To support CAPA and participate in its various activities, you are encouraged to become a life-time member. 

We would like to thank our dinner co-sponsor: Lab Scientific Group/ Welch Material. They manufacture and sell high quality HPLC columns and accessories. Laboratories of many CAPA members have been using their products for years. Please feel free to give a try on their products. They will give you a special discount, as long as you mention that you are a CAPA member. 

Lastly, CAPA wants to thank Dr. Zheng Huang of Georgia State University and other CAPA Dinner Gathering Committee members for their efforts to make this dinner gathering a great event. 

Cheers, 

Zucai

 

CAPA dinner at 5:30 pm on Monday, March 17, 2014 in Dallas

CAPA will organize a Dinner Gathering (free to CAPA members) on Monday (Mar. 17, 2014) during the ACS Annual Meeting at Dallas.

Place: Iron Cactus Mexican Grill Restaurant (http://ironcactus.com/)

1520 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201 ‎ (2 blocks away the Dallas Convention Center)

Tel: (214) 749-4766  

Time: 5:30-8:00 pm, Mar. 17, 2014 (Monday)

If you are interested in joining the CAPA Dinner Gathering, please email the organizer (Zhen Huang, huang@gsu.edu) as soon as possible. The seats are limited.

CAPA Dinner at 6:30pm on Monday, September 9, 2013

Dear All:

 

Thank you for those who have signed up for the dinner at 6:30 pm on Monday, September 9 at “Best Taste Chinese Restaurant” in Indianapolis at the ACS meeting. The restaurant is at 917 Indiana Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202(~1.6 mile from the convention center) (317) 684-1818. If you cannot make a decision now to join us, feel free to drop in. I am pleased to announce that the dinner is sponsored by Lab Scientific Group, a company provides quality and affordable glasswares, analytical and preparative HPLC columns, and other lab research tools (http://www.labscientificgroup.com/home.html).

 

Hope to see you there!

 

Xiangming

CAPA Treasurer

Phone: (605) 688-5314

Fax:   (605) 688-5993
e-mail:  Xiangming.Guan@sdstate.edu

 

CAPA News

2013

May 9, 2013

Congratulations to Prof. Chuan He, a 2013 HHMI Investigator!

      Prof. Chuan He at the University of Chicago and an active member of CAPA was among 27 scientists in the nation who were selected from 1,155 applicants with 5-15 years of experience as faculty members to become Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigators in 2013. Congratulations!

http://www.hhmi.org/news/2013-hhmi-investigators-e-k

 

April 30, 2013

Congratulations to Newly Elected NAS Members and AAAS Members!

      The following CAPA members have recently been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of USA:

      NAS Member: Dr. Wei Yang, senior investigator and section chief, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

      NAS foreign associate: Dr. Yigong Shi, Endowed Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and dean, School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing, People’s Republic of China.

http://www.nasonline.org/news-and-multimedia/news/2013_04_30_NAS_Election.html

The following CAPA members have recently been elected to the members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences:

Dr. Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard University (Section 3 - Chemistry)

Dr. Yigong Shi, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (Foreign Honorary Member - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)

http://www.amacad.org/news/classlist2013.pdf 

      In recent years, the following CAPA members were elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of USA or China:

      NAS of USA Member: Dr. Sunney Xie, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University.

      NAS of USA Member: Dr. Xiaowei Zhuang, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University.

3.   Chinese NAS foreign associate: Dr. Zhong Lin Wang, Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

The following CAPA member was elected to the members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012:

Dr. Peidong Yang, a Chemistry Professor at the University of California, Berkeley  

 

March 30, 2013

Dear CAPA Members and Friends,

CAPA and the Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials (iChEM) in China will co-host a dinner party at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, April 9th during this year’s ACS Spring meeting in New Orleans. The dinner is reserved under the name of Dr. Donghui Zhang at the following restaurant:

Time and Date: 6pm, April 9th (Tu).
Location
:
The Grand Isle Restaurant
575 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-520-8530
http://grandislerestaurant.com/

Dr. Donghui Zhang is the organizer and co-host of the dinner. Please email her if you want to attend the free dinner. Her contact information is:

Donghui Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Email: dhzhang@lsu.edu
Tel: 225-5784893
Fax: 225-5783458
http://chem-faculty.lsu.edu/zhang/home.html

iChEM is currently recruiting scientists and will pay for the dinner cost. Prof. Zhongqun Tian (zqtian@xmu.edu.cn) from iChEM and Xiamen University will co-host the dinner with Dr. Zhang. The mission of iChEM is described below:

iChEM is established jointly by the chemistry departments of Xiamen University, Fudan University, and University of Science and Technology of China under the "2011 Innovation Program" of the Ministries of Education and Finance of China. The mission of the Center is to establish a chemistry-based world-class center for innovative research on novel and/or strategic energy materials (including, but not limited to, synthesis, storage and conversion) at the forefront of materials chemistry as well as chemistry.

If you, your colleagues, your postdoctoral researchers, or senior graduate students are interested in working for iChEM, please attend the dinner and ask Dr. Tian for detailed information. Again, the dinner is free for all CAPA members and friends. Thank you for your attention and support. We also want to thank Drs. Donghui Zhang and Zhongqun Tian for their great help on this event and iChEM for their financial support of the dinner.

Cheers,

Zucai

Zucai Suo (President, CAPA, The Ohio State University, suo.3@osu.edu)
Shaowei Chen (Director, CAPA, University of California at Santa Cruz, shaowei@ucsc.edu)
Xi Chen (Communication Director, CAPA, University of California at Davis, xiichen@ucdavis.edu)
Xiangming Guan (Treasurer, CAPA, South Dakota State University, Xiangming.Guan@sdstate.edu)
Xiaodong (Michael) Shi (Fund Raising Director, CAPA, West Virginia University)

 

February 26, 2013

Congratulations to the following 2013 CAPA Biomatik award winners (go to the CAPA Award page for the CVs of award winners http://capa-chem.webs.com/capaawards.htm):

(1)    Biomatik Distinguished Junior Faculty Award (USA): Prof. Wei Zhang, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado at Boulder

Biomatik Distinguished Junior Faculty Award Selection Committee: Ling Zhang (Committee Chair, U. of Utah), Tao Xu (Northern Illinois U.), Lichang Wang (Southern Illinois U.), and Qian Wang (U. of South Carolina)

(2)    Biomatik Distinguished Faculty Award (USA): Prof. Jin Wang, Departments of Chemistry and Physics, Stony Brook University

Biomatik Distinguished Faculty Award (USA) Selection Committee: Shaowei Chen (Committee Chair, UCSC), Weikuan Gu (U. Tennessee Health Science Center), Wenbin Lin (UNC-Chapel Hill), Jin-Quan Yu (Scripps), and Zhiping Zheng (U Arizona)

(3)    Biomatik Distinguished Faculty Award (China): Prof. Huisheng Peng, Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University

Biomatik Distinguished Faculty Award (China) Selection Committee: Shaowei Chen (Committee Chair, UCSC), 万立骏(Lijun Wan,中科院化学所), 张礼和 (Lihe Zhang,北京大学药学院),孙世刚 (Shi-Gang Sun,厦门大学), 朱敏 (Min Zhu,华南理工大学), 席真 (Zhen Xi, 南开大学),周翔 (xiang Zhou, 武汉大学),and 刘宏 (Hong Liu,山东大学)

Calls for CAPA 2013 Biomatik Distinguished Junior Faculty and Faculty Awards

CAPA is soliciting nominations for the 2013 Biomatik Distinguished Junior Faculty Award and the 2013 Biomatik Distinguished Faculty Award in US. These awards are sponsored by Biomatik (http://www.biomatik.com), your one stop shop for bio-reagents as well as custom gene, peptide, protein, and antibody services in USA and Canada. The 2013 Awardees will each receive a plaque and a cash award of US$400. The award ceremony for the 2013 Biomatik Distinguished Junior Faculty Award will be held at the CAPA dinner during the Spring 2013 American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting in New Orleans (April 7-11, 2013) and the award ceremony for the  2013 Biomatik Distinguished Faculty Award will be held at the 9th Annual Sino-US Chemistry Professors Conference in Sichuan University in the summer of 2013. For details and nomination forms, please go to the CAPA Awards link at http://capa-chem.webs.com/capaawards.htm.

 

August 29, 2012

About 30 people attended this year’s CAPA dinner on Aug. 20, 2012 during this year’s ACS conference in Philadelphia (pictures). The dinner was co-sponsored by Welch Materials (http://www.welchmat.com/English/). If you missed it, please attend next CAPA dinner at 2013 ACS conference.

CAPA has a great start this year. We need your support to help CAPA grow. If you have not paid your CAPA membership fee yet, please contact Prof. Xiangming Guang (Xiangming.Guan@sdstate.edu). He will send you a receipt for reimbursement at your institute. Thanks for your attention.

Zucai Suo (President, CAPA)

 

The CAPA hosted dinner during Fall 2012 ACS conference in Philadelphia will be on Monday (Aug. 20, 2012). The dinner is reserved under the name of Dr. Feng Gai at the following restaurant in Chinatown, which is a block away from the Philadelphia convention center:

Time: 6:30 PM
Date: Monday, August 20

Imperial Inn (瓊華酒家)
142-146 N, 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tel: 215 627-5588

The cost is $30 per person, which includes tax and tip. Again, it is free for active CAPA members (Sponsored by Ultisil HPLC). Please register onsite if you are not an active CAPA member.

Based on the feedback from some members, CAPA will host a dinner on Monday (Aug. 20, 2012) evening, rather than Tuesday, during this year’s ACS conference in Philadelphia. Please contact Prof. Feng Gai at University of Pennsylvania (gai@sas.upenn.edu) or Prof. Zucai Suo (suo.3@osu.edu) by email if you plan to attend. We need to know the head count before we can reserve a properly sized restaurant for the event. The dinner will be sponsored by Welch Materials (http://www.welchmat.com/English/).

 

Congratulations to 2012 CAPA Distinguished Faculty Awardees: Ming Xian (CV) at the Department of Chemistry in Washington State University, USA and Chaoyong Yang (CV) at the Department of Chemical Biology in Xiamen University, China

 

The 2012 Spring ACS San Diego Meeting CAPA Dinner Gathering is organized by Wei Wang and  Jin-Quan Yu. Please send an email to yu200@scripps.edu and wwang@unm.edu if you plan to attend. Look forward to seeing you there.
Time: 6:00 pm, Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Place: Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot San Diego
Address: 4718 Clairemont Mesa Blvd (between Frink Ave & Diane Ave), San Diego, CA 92117
Tel:
(858) 274-2040, Website: www.littlesheephotpot.com

 

Congratulations to 2012 CAPA Distinguished Junior Faculty Awardees: Wei You (CV) at the Department of Chemistry in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Hang (Hubert) Yin (CV) at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the University of Colorado at Boulder

 

The 8th SINO-US Chemistry Professors Conference will be held July 1-4, 2012 in Kunming, China. Theme: "Key Roles of Natural Products in Chemistry"
Topics: Organic Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Natural Product Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Discovery

 

2011

The 242nd ACS National Meeting will be held in Denver, Colorado from August 28 to September 1, 2011. To follow our CAPA tradition, Zucai Suo and Hubert Yin are organizing a dinner party in Denver. They have reserved P. F. Chang's China Bistro starting from 6:30 PM on August 29th (Monday) for a party of 25 to 30. P.F. Chang's China Bistro is located at No.1415 of the 15th Street, Denver, CO 80202 and its phone number is (303) 260-7222. According to Google, it takes about 11 minutes of walking from the Colorado Convention Center to the restaurant. Please email Zucai Suo (suo.3@osu.edu) if you plan to attend the party.

Congratulations to 2011 CAPA Distinguished Faculty Awardees: Professor Ting Guo (CV) in the Department of Chemistry at UC-Davis (USA) and Professor Yanxing Jia (CV) of College of Pharmacy, Peking University (China).

Congratulations to Spring 2011 CAPA Distinguished Junior Faculty Awardees: Professor Peng Chen (CV) and Professor Hening Lin (CV). Coincidentally both are assistant professors from the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University.    

The 7th SINO-US Chemistry Professor Conference will be held at Guizhou University (Guiyang, China) from June 28th to June 30th, 2011.  Detailed registration information will be available soon.  Some local photos can be seen in the Photo Gallery.

 

2010

The Fall 2010 CAPA ACS Tuesday dinner was held on August 24th in Boston. About a dozen CAPA members, family members, and friends attended. The local organizer Professor Dunwei Wang chose an excellent restaurant for the gathering. Photos can be viewed in the Photo Gallery.

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