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

253rd ACS National Meeting, April 2-6, 2017  San Francisco, CA

The ACS Division of Biological Chemistry will organize a program of talks and posters for the ACS Spring National Meeting in San Francisco, CA. The program will consist mainly of oral sessions composed of short 20 minute talks and poster sessions. Program Chair: Liz Hedstrom, Brandeis University.

Abstracts were due by October 31, 2016.

Draft Program has now been posted.

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.

Symposium Proposals: The Division of Biological Chemistry invites proposals for symposia to be organized as BIOL programming at one of the two 2018 ACS National Meetings. Organizers must be members in good standing of the Division of Biological Chemistry. Please submit the application form no later than February 15, 2017 for consideration in the Spring 2018 meeting and no later than July 25, 2017 for the Fall 2018 meeting to Shana Kelley (shana.kelley@utoronto.ca).

Technical Program, BIOL

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 $500, 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 2017 Program Preview

  • Ronald Breslow Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry: Symposium in honor of Benjamin G. Davis
  • ACS Award in Pure Chemistry: Symposium in honor of Neal K. Devaraj
  • Goodman Award: Symposium in honor of Jennifer Doudna
  • ACS Chemical Biology Award Symposium (organizer L. Kiessling)
  • Nucleic Acid Therapeutics: mechanisms and applications (organizer M. Manoharan)
  • Self-assembly of small molecules in the cellular milieu (organizer B. Xu)
  • Metalloprotein-initiated Signaling Transduction Response to Redox Stress (organizer A. Liu)
  • Chemical Probes for Bacterial Imaging (organizer E. Carlson)
  • Chemical Epigenetics (organizer D. Fujimori)

Future National Meetings

254th ACS National Meeting, August 20-24, 2017, Washington, DC

Liz Hedstrom, Department of Biology and Chemistry, Brandeis University will serve as the Chair of the Program Committee for this meeting.

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

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

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.

2016 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
Central (CERM)May 18-21Covington, KY
Great Lakes (GLRM)No Meeting
Middle Atlantic (MARMACS)June 9-12Riverdale, NY
Midwest (MWRM)October 26-28Manhattan, KS
Northeast (NERM)October 5-8Binghamton, NY
Northwest (NORM)June 26-29Anchorage, AK
Rocky Mountain (RMRM)No Meeting
Southeast (SERMACS)October 23-26Columbia, SC
Southwest (SWRM)November 10-13Galveston, TX
Western (WRM)No Meeting