2016 DBC Award Winners Announced

December 22nd, 2015 by pthomas2

The ACS Division of Biological Chemistry announces its 2016 Award Winners for excellence in many diverse areas of biological chemistry. Find out more here.

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New Website Section for Research Resources and the EFI-EST Web Tool

December 17th, 2015 by pthomas2

The ACS Division of Biological Chemistry has added a new page to its website for research resources. Contact the webmaster if you would like your tool added. The first tool highlighted is the EFI-EST tool for for generating sequence similarity networks (SSNs) for protein families that was developed by the Enzyme Function Initiative. Read more about it here.

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Apply for a Travel Grant to ACS Spring Meeting in San Diego, CA

September 24th, 2015 by pthomas2

The DBC offers travel awards on a competitive basis for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to attend national meetings and present a poster or oral presentation on their research. Selected awardees will be reimbursed up to $500 for travel and registration expenses. Find out more here.

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Submit your abstracts for the Spring National Meeting in San Diego, CA

September 23rd, 2015 by pthomas2

The ACS DBC invites abstracts for the ACS Spring National Meeting in San Diego, CA. The program will consist of oral sessions composed of short 20 minute talks and poster sessions. Program Chairs: Vahe Bandarian, University of Utah and Liz Hedstrom, Brandeis University.  Abstracts are due by October 12, 2015.  Find out more here!

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Requesting Nomination for 2015 ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship

August 17th, 2015 by pthomas2

We are writing to solicit your nominations for the 2015 ACS Chemical Biology Lecturer. 2015 is the 10th anniversary our journal and the lectureship symposium will include a special celebration of the progress and success of ACS Chemical Biology.
The ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship award is presented annually to honor an individual whose scientific contributions have had major impact in the field of Chemical Biology. Past winners include Alanna Schepartz (2010), Stuart Schreiber (2011), Carolyn Bertozzi (2012),  Wilfred van der Donk (2013), Peter Dervan (2014), and Kevan Shokat (2015).

To be selected for this award, a candidate must be nominated by his or her peers. We are currently seeking nominations for this year’s award. The nomination package should include a curriculum vitae of the candidate, a list of publications, a letter delineating the nominee’s special achievements in chemical biology, and a minimum of two additional letters of support. All materials should be sent as a single PDF file directly to the Secretary of the Division of Biological Chemistry, Nigel Richards, via email at ngrichar@iupui.edu by September 15, 2015. Upon receipt, the nomination will be reviewed by a selection committee chosen by ACS Chemical Biology Editor in Chief and the Leadership of the ACS Biological Division.

The lectureship award will be presented at the 251st ACS National Meeting held March 13-17, 2015 in San Diego, and will be administered by the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry and the Editor-in-Chief of ACS Chemical Biology. The prize also includes a monetary sum, a plaque, and travel expenses to the meeting. A symposium of invited speakers honoring the successful candidate will precede a short award presentation and the award lecture.

More information can be found at http://www.divbiolchem.org/awards/nominations/

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ACS BIOL Advisory Council Survey

July 2nd, 2015 by pthomas2

The BIOL division Advisory Council is in the process of drafting a strategic plan to outline a vision for providing symposia and services that are valuable to our current members, as well as drawing in new members. Our current mission statement can be found here. We hope that you will help us in crafting the strategic plan by replying to a brief survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ACSbiol_2015_membersurvey

Please respond by August 1, 2015. Ten randomly chosen respondents will receive $50 gift cards from Starbucks Coffee.

Call For Nominations: ACS Division of Biological Chemistry Awards

May 29th, 2015 by pthomas2

The BIOL leadership has (for many years) been aware of the very severe age restrictions on nominees for the Lilly and Pfizer awards. We are therefore pleased to announce that, after consultation with representatives of both companies, these requirements have been changed to reflect the very different career paths followed in the 21st century. We hope that many early-career investigators who thought they were ineligible will now be able to put together nomination packets for these awards. Please note that all the other nomination requirements remain unchanged from previous years.

Eli Lilly Award: Nominees are now eligible for the 2016 award if it has been less than 10 years since they completed their last period of post-doctoral training on April 1, 2016.

Pfizer Award: Nominees are now eligible for the 2016 award if it has been less than 12 years since they completed their last period of post-doctoral training on April 1, 2016.

Given the late hour of this message (profound apologies) we are also announcing that for this year only nomination packets may be submitted to the Secretary (Nigel Richards) at the address given on the website with a revised deadline of June 30, 2015.

For more information, see the Nominations Page.

Winter 2014 Newsletter Posted

February 24th, 2014 by pthomas2

Check your email for the 2014 Newsletter or download from the Division website. The newsletter contains a message from our Chair, Hung-wen (Ben) Liu and information on past and future events sponsored by the Division of Biological Chemistry.

ACS abstract submission date extended!

October 2nd, 2013 by pthomas2

The organizers have extended the submission date for ACS 247 in Dallas, TX until October 18, 2013.

Message from Joint-Board Council Committee on Chemical Abstracts Service (CCAS)

July 14th, 2013 by pthomas2

The ACS Joint Board-Council Committee on CAS (CCAS), an ACS governance committee charged with acting as an information conduit between the ACS membership and CAS management, continues to seek your input! The committee meets twice annually, in conjunction with the ACS National Meetings, and communicates via e-mail between meetings. CCAS will meet in closed session prior to the ACS National Meeting, on Friday, September 6, 2013. If you have any issues that you would like raised either at or after this meeting, please contact a member of the committee by phone or e-mail. A list of committee members appears at http://portal.acs.org/portal/PublicWebSite/about/governance/committees/cas/CNBP_030396. Someone will respond to your query as soon as possible.

Issues raised will be brought to the attention of CAS management, and responses will be disseminated to the appropriate individuals or groups as quickly as possible. Please remember that you are encouraged to contact a member of CCAS with feedback at any time, regardless of whether or not a formal call has been posted. We have also established a group on the ACS Network, https://communities.acs.org/groups/chemical-abstracts-service-committee, where you can post questions and read answers. CCAS now has a page on Facebook too.

Thanks very much!

Chuck Huber, for CCAS

http://portal.acs.org/portal/PublicWebSite/about/governance/committees/cas/index.htm