Ezra Pryor has been in the cannabis industry for the past 6 years since starting EZ Chem Consultancy in 2013. He is Heidolph North America’s Applied Markets Specialist. He is a founding member of the American Chemical Society’s Cannabis Chemistry Subdivision and serves in the ASTM International’s Committee D37 on Cannabis.View the profile
Julia began her career in the cannabis industry in 2015 at Gobi Labs, one of the first cannabis testing facilities to open in Colorado. She then transitioned to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Marijuana Reference Laboratory as the Quality Assurance Officer, where she is currently in her role as Lead Scientist. Julia is also the Chair of the Cannabis Chemistry Subdivision of the American Chemical Society, the Co-Chair of the AOAC CASP Microbial Contaminants Working Group, and serves on the Colorado Marijuana Science and Policy Work Group.View the profile
Stephen Goldman is an analytical chemist with extensive industrial and academic laboratory experience. He brings to PhytaTechSM expertise in GC, HPLC and mass spectrometry, chemical and biochemical engineering as well as project and business management. Prior to joining PhytaTechSM, Stephen served as an analytical chemist at the CLIA and CAP certified Forensic Laboratories, overseeing toxicology testing. Earlier, he was a scientist-chemist for Novartis (Sandoz), Kemin Industries, Genentech and served as a contract chemist. In that capacity, Stephen was involved in research into biocatalyst production and new chemistry products, neutraceuticals, antibody conjugate linkers, technical services, quality control, analytical method development and validation.Before embarking on a career in the private sector, he was a research assistant in academic laboratories at the University of Kansas and the University of Iowa. There, he engaged in research into the intracellular trafficking, cellular localization and stability of small molecules as well as the purification and quantification of heparin oligosaccharides.Stephen has published a number of research papers in the fields of biological and analytical chemistry. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and the American Chemical Society.View the profile
Cannabis breeder and plant scientist specializing in Horticultural Production doing studies at the University of Minnesota. A life long plant enthusiast trained in traditional North American, Lakota Sioux and Ayurvedic herbal medicine. Herbal medicine utilizes the secondary metabolisms of plants to foster good health. These constituents often amount to terpenes, tannins and specialized secretions, which are produced in most plants as part of a natural process to protect growth in midst of adverse conditions (weather, pests) or promote the next phase of growth (seeding, pollination). Understanding what internal and external mechanisms that drive these processes from seed to flower, is paramount in successful horticultural production.View the profile
About the talk
It gives us great pleasure to recognize and celebrate cutting-edge, cool cannabis science and the even cooler human beings conducting that science. This is a philosophy shared by the American Chemical Society’s CANN division. The American Chemical Society is a congressionally chartered professional association founded in 1876 by a group of chemists who felt that this type of organization would “prove a powerful and healthy stimulus to original research…would awaken and develop much talent now wasting in isolation…and ensure a better appreciation of our science and its students on the part of the general public.”
At the ACS National meeting in Orlando this spring, ACS-CANN will award several cannabis scientists for their accomplishments and advancement of cannabis science. And at Concentration 2019, we proudly re-visit the achievements of these scientists through this reflective panel discussion with the award winners themselves. Join us in visiting the future.
03:00 What does this scholarship mean for you?
08:50 Chemistry cannabis subdivision future
18:10 Some other components of cannabis science
26:15 The most significant technological development that’s going to shape the industry
38:40 Egg food division
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My name is Ezra Pryor. I am the Founder of the Cannabis Chemistry Subdivision. I'm also currently the Membership and Development Chair. So sign up and give me your money. That's my job and I have the distinction also of being the Founder of the Elsohly award. So when Heidolph North America hired me, they said and you know, how can you make a positive impact on the Cannabis industry above and beyond what you're already doing? And I said well give me a bunch of money. And they did
so here we are. So the Elsohly award is sponsored by Heidolph North America. And so we seek to promote the good work that people are doing in cannabis chemistry makes their work more visible and I think we're doing that today. I'll be introducing our panelists here on the far side. We have Bryant Jones who is a Plant Scientist an Herbalist and student at the University of Minnesota and he is a 2019 scholarship winner. 1 spot over to the right we have Kyle Boyar who is a Field Application Scientist at Medicinal Genomics Consultant at
KB consultations. You think I could remember kind bud constellations, but he's also the Chairman current Chairman of the scholarship committee the awards committee. So he's currently helping these people get selected and administering that that award so