The Bioinorganic Chemistry GRS provides a unique forum for young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, discuss new methods, cutting edge ideas, and pre-published data, as well as to build collaborative relationships with their peers. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged participants rather than spectators.
Whether a system comprises oceans, soil, animals, plants, cells, or even a single molecule, bioinorganic chemists have sought to understand the influence of metals in nature. From the fields of synthetic chemistry to metallobiochemistry to homeostasis, we have explored structure and function relationships of metal-containing biomolecules. To probe important biological questions in health and environmental applications, we have used interdisciplinary tools like synthetic chemistry, structural biology, computations, imaging, protein engineering/evolution, and spectroscopy. Our grasp on the roles of metals in biology is constantly evolving and inspiring the next generation of scientists.
Since 1996, this Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) has created a welcoming environment for collaboration and the training of young scientists. We want to highlight early career researchers at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels in any sub-discipline within bioinorganic chemistry. Discussion leaders will moderate oral sessions and engage with attendees in a way that encourages mentorship of a wide range of scientific paths. Finally, the GRS overlaps with the Metals in Biology Gordon Research Conference for one joint keynote and poster session. This provides an excellent networking opportunity with mid-career and established academics.
We encourage any undergraduate, graduate or postdoc scientist to apply. We value science from all institutions, including two-year and four-year colleges in addition to those with small, medium, and large graduate programs. Please note, this GRS is routinely oversubscribed so apply as early as possible (before mid Oct). Preference will be given to those who submit poster or talk abstracts. If you have any questions, contact the chairs Rebeca Fernandez and Kelsey Miller. We look forward to meeting new researchers and learning about your thought-provoking science.