Bioinorganic chemistry bridges disciplines to understand the ways life has evolved around metal ions. Metals play critical roles in processes such as small molecule activation, biosynthetic pathways, energy conversion, nutrient transport, and many others. A variety of tools, including synthetic chemistry, spectroscopy, imaging, enzymology, protein engineering/evolution, and computation, are used to advance our understanding of the chemical space occupied by metals in biology.
The Bioinorganic Chemistry GRS is celebrating its 25th year of bringing young scientists together. This meeting provides an environment for trainees (graduate students, postdocs, and other researchers at a comparable career level) to present their work in a supportive, collaborative environment and build a professional network with their peers. Sessions will be moderated by a diverse selection of discussion leaders excited to serve as field experts and mentors. The meeting culminates in a shared keynote and poster session with the associated Metals in Biology GRC.
We recommend applying early, as this GRS is routinely oversubscribed. Preference will be given to applicants who submit an abstract for a poster and/or talk and speakers will be selected from submitted abstracts. We do not limit the topics of discussion to those directly mentioned above, but encourage applications expanding the scope of the field with new applications, methodologies, and interests in metallobiochemistry.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the 2022 chairs, Sam Mann and Katie Rush.
An outline of the program components for this GRS is displayed below. The seminar chair is currently developing their detailed program schedule, which will include the speakers they select from submitted abstracts, in addition to any additional components outlined below. The detailed program will be available by November 21, 2021. Please check back for updates.
- To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
John Gilbertson (Western Washington University, USA)
Ritimukta Sarangi (Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, USA)
J. Martin Bollinger (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Woon Ju Song (Seoul National University, South Korea)
Katherine Franz (Duke University , USA)
- Additional Discussion Leaders May Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts