ACS

The Division works actively to support meetings that are of interest to our members, and to provide travel support to students and postdocs to attend the ACS National meeting.  For a list of past symposia sponsored by the Division of Biological Chemistry, follow this link.

ACS National Meeting

255th ACS National Meeting, March 18-22, 2018, New Orleans, LA

The ACS Division of Biological Chemistry will organize a program of talks and posters for the ACS Spring National Meeting in Washington, DC. The program will consist mainly of oral sessions composed of short 20 minute talks and poster sessions. Program Chair: Shana Kelley, University of Toronto.

Abstracts are due by October 26, 2017. Register here: https://callforpapers.acs.org/nola2018/BIOL

Poster Presentations: Posters will be presented at in two sessions (Current Topics in Biological Chemistry) during the week of the ACS meeting. The division encourages submission of abstracts for posters. Contributions on topics related to the themes of the organized symposia are particularly encouraged.

Oral Presentations: Oral presentations in symposia are by invitation only.  Graduate students and postdoctoral associates interested in an Oral presentation should submit their abstract to the “Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Research Symposium.”  Junior faculty and equivalent career stage investigators may submit abstracts for consideration of an oral presentation to the “Early Career Investigators in Biological Chemistry” session. Mid career investigators may submit abstracts for consideration of an oral presentation to the “Mid Career Investigators in Biological Chemistry” session.  Speakers will be selected for these symposia from the submitted abstracts.  If your abstract is not selected for an oral presentation, it will be moved to one of the two poster sessions.

Submission of Abstracts: Abstracts for contributed and invited talks and poster presentations should be submitted online.

Travel Awards: The Division offers travel awards for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to attend the National Meetings. The level of support is $750, which can be used to offset travel costs and registration fees. Detailed information about these awards can be found on the Travel Awards page.

Spring 2018 Program Preview

  • ACS Chemical Biology Award Symposium
  • Chemical Tools for Interrogating Biological Systems
  • Chemical Tools for Modulating and Imaging Biology
  • Enzymes in Natural Product Biosynthesis Pathways
  • Goodman Award Symposium
  • Protein Homestasis
  • RNA Structure and Function
  • Early Career Investigators in Biological Chemistry – contributed session
  • Mid-Career Investigators in Biological Chemistry – contributed session
  • Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Symposium – contributed session

Future National Meetings

256th ACS National Meeting, August 19-23, 2018, Boston, MA

Shana Kelley, University of Toronto will serve as the Chair of the Program Committee for this meeting.

257th ACS National Meeting, March 31-April 4, 2019, Orlando, FL

Phil Bevilacqua, Pennsylvania State University will serve as the Chair of the Program Committee for this meeting.

258th ACS National Meeting, August 25-29, 2018, San Diego, CA

Phil Bevilacqua, Pennsylvania State University will serve as the Chair of the Program Committee for this meeting.

2017 Regional ACS Meetings

Regional meetings of the American Chemical Society provide young chemists, particularly graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, the opportunity to make professional contacts and hone their presentation skills in a relatively low-key atmosphere. The Division of Biological Chemistry encourages its members to participate in the following regional meetings.

Regional BoardMeeting DatesMeeting Location
Middle Atlantic (MARMACS)June 4-6Hershey, PA
Central (CERM)June 6-10Detroit, MI
Northwest (NORM)June 25-28Corvallis, OR
Great Lakes (GLRM)June 27-30Fargo, ND
Midwest (MWRM)October 18-20Lawrence, KS
Rocky Mountain (RMRM)October 25-28Loveland, CO
Southwest (SWRM)October 29-November 1Lubbock, TX
Southeast (SERMACS)November 7-11Charlotte, NC
Northeast (NERM)No Meeting
Western (WRM)No Meeting