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

258th ACS National Meeting, August 25-29, 2019, San Diego, CA

The ACS Division of Biological Chemistry will organize a program of talks and posters for the ACS Fall National Meeting in San Diego, CA. The program will consist mainly of oral sessions composed of short 20 minute talks and poster sessions. Program Chair: Phil Bevilacqua, Pennsylvania State University.

Abstracts were due by March 25, 2019.

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.

Special Interdisciplinary Symposium: At the ACS National Meeting in San Diego, CA, the Division of Biological Chemistry will spearhead a unique symposium session format that showcases the forefront of interdisciplinary research. In a 1-day special symposium entitled “Frontiers in interdisciplinary research: new paradigms for integration of theory and experiment”, co-organized by Amie Boal (Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Penn State University) and Darrin York (Director, Laboratory for Biomolecular Simulation Research, Rutgers University), presentations will be made by interdisciplinary teams involving both experiment and theory/computation. The symposium will emphasize integrated research strategies that connect prediction and validation to yield new insights, and highlight examples of effective interdisciplinary collaborations. Presentation formats will be a combination of back-to-back experiment/theory and fully integrated team presentations by leaders in the field. Special effort will be made to engage session participants, and each session will conclude with an open-forum round table discussion of innovative approaches to interdisciplinary research involving all of the session speakers, and facilitated by a panel of selected graduate and postdoctoral students. For more information, download the flyer here.

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 $600, which can be used to offset travel costs and registration fees. Detailed information about these awards can be found on the Travel Awards page.

Future National Meetings

259th ACS National Meeting, March 22-26, 2020, Philadelphia, PA

Mark Distefano, University of Minnesota will serve as the Chair of the Program Committee for this meeting.

260th ACS National Meeting, August 23-27, 2020, San Francisco, CA

Mark Distefano, University of Minnesota will serve as the Chair of the Program Committee for this meeting.

261st ACS National Meeting, March 21-25, 2021, San Antonio, TX

Kate Pletneva, Dartmouth University will serve as the Chair of the Program Committee for this meeting.

262nd ACS National Meeting, August 22-26, 2021, Atlanta, GA

Kate Pletneva, Dartmouth University will serve as the Chair of the Program Committee for this meeting.

2019 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
Northwest (NORM)June 16-19Portland, OR
Southwest (SWRM)November 13-16El Paso, TX
Rocky Mountain (RMRM)Joint with SWRM
Central (CERM)June 4-8Midland, MI
Great Lakes (GLRM)No Meeting
Midwest (MWRM)October 16-19Wichita, KS
Northeast (NERM)June 23-26Saratoga, NY
Middle Atlantic (MARMACS)May 30-June 1Baltimore, MD
Southeast (SERMACS)October 20-23Savannah, GA