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

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 ngrichar@iupui.edu

Deadline: September 28, 2012

 
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