INSECTICIDE DISCOVERY AND TRANSITION TO A HUMAN GENE SWITCH
Keith D. Wing, PhD
Principal, Keith D. Wing Consulting LLC
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, February 12, 2020, McKenzie Brew House, Glen Mills, PA
Networking, 5:30 PM; Talk and Business Session, 6:45 PM
Abstract: Modern production agriculture feeds and clothes the world, and is dependent on synthetic small molecule insecticides. Market and regulatory requirements drive novel insecticide discovery toward increasing potency to pests, but greater safety to nontarget organisms and the environment, in a single profitable new molecule. The speaker will describe a few personal case histories of commercialized insecticide discoveries achieved with industrial team mates, and their impact on agriculture and resistance management. Finally, an interesting case will be described wherein a hormonally active class of novel insecticides was transitioned to a gene switch technology, with interesting implications for human therapeutics including cancer treatment. Cross connections between scientific fields and implications for a consulting business will also be discussed.
Biography: Keith Wing received his BA from UCLA, PhD in 1981 from UC Riverside and Davis, and did post-doctoral work at UC Berkeley. He was a discovery biochemist/team leader at Rohm and Haas Ag Products from 1983-1990, DuPont Crop Protection 1990-2004, and DuPont Central Research 2004-2011. He has been Principal of Keith D. Wing Consulting, LLC 2012-present (agricultural and renewable chemicals). He holds a number of patents and publications including 3 in the journal Science, has been a longstanding member of the American Chemical Society, was the 2015 ACS AGRO International Award winner and is active in science nonprofit boards including CCN.
Location: McKenzie Brew House, 451 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, Glen Mills, PA. Map
Reservation: Click the register button to register to attend the event. Fee, including appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages, is $25 by reservation/cancellation deadline: noon Monday, Feb 10th, 2020.
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