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 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,, where you can post questions and read answers. CCAS now has a page on Facebook too.

Thanks very much!

Chuck Huber, for CCAS

Winter 2013 Newsletter Posted

March 6th, 2013 by pthomas2

Check your email for the 2013 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.

Spring 2013 ACS Meeting Schedule Posted

February 14th, 2013 by pthomas2

With sessions in Synthetic Biology, Antibiotic Resistance and Drug Discovery and Chemical Biology of Infectious Disease, the Division of Biological Chemistry prepared for the 245th ACS National Meeting and Exposition.

Please see the ACS meeting page for further details.

2013 Division of Biological Chemistry Awardees Announced

October 26th, 2012 by pthomas2

The 2013 Awardees for the Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry, the Pfizer Award in Enzyme Chemistry, the Repligen Award in Chemistry of Biological Processes, and the Gordon Hammes ACS Biochemistry Lectureship have been announced. See the Recipients page for more details.

Congratulations to our 2013 Honorees!

The recipients are:

2013 Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry: Dr. Matthew D. Disney, Scripps, Florida.
2013 Pfizer Award in Enzyme Chemistry: Dr. Kate Carroll, Scripps, Florida.
2013 Repligen Award in Chemistry of Biological Processes: David W. Christianson, University of Pennsylvania.
2013 Gordon Hammes ACS Biochemistry Lectureship: Christopher T. Walsh, Harvard University.
2013  ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship: Wilfred A. van der Donk, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Request for Nominations of the New Orleans Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecturer

September 12th, 2012 by pthomas2

The Kavli Foundation has agreed to sponsor a second lecture series at future ACS national meetings for the period 2013 – 2015. This new lecture series, The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture, is in addition to the existing lecture series, The Kavli Foundation Innovations in Chemistry Lecture, which has been presented at the national meetings since Spring 2011 in Anaheim.

Details are below. Please send your nominations to

Deadline: September 28, 2012

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Call for Nominations: 2013 ACS Division of Biological Chemistry Awards

May 29th, 2012 by pthomas2

Nominations are requested for the 2013 Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry, the Pfizer Award in Enzyme Chemistry, and the Repligen Corporation Award in Chemistry of Biological Processes.

Deadline: June 15, 2012

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Fall 2012 ACS National Meeting Program Published

May 28th, 2012 by pthomas2

The ACS Division of Biological Chemistry will organize a program of talks and posters for the ACS Fall National Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. The program will consist mainly of oral sessions composed of short 20 minute talks and poster sessions. Program Chair: Tom Wandless, Stanford University.

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2012 Division of Biological Chemistry Awards Announced

October 17th, 2011 by pthomas2

The Division of Biological Chemistry is delighted to announce the recipients of its cosponsored 2012 awards. Please go to the award recipients page to learn more.

Call for Nominations, ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship

July 12th, 2011 by pthomas2

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. The 2011 winner was Prof. Stuart Schreiber.

To be selected for this award, a candidate must be nominated by his or her peers. We are currently seeking nominations for next year’s award. The nomination package should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a letter explaining 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 Jitesh Soares ( via email by July 29th, 2011. Upon receipt, the nomination will be reviewed by a selection committee whose members are jointly chosen by the Editor-in-Chief of ACS Chemical Biology, Prof. Laura Kiessling, and the Chair of the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry (JoAnne Stubbe). More details concerning eligibility for this award can be found on the Division of Biological chemistry web site.
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