Graduate Symposium

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Great Lakes Regional NMR Symposium

Dear Colleagues,
I write to alert you to a wonderful scientific symposium being organized by Phoebe Stewart and the NMR user group of the Cleveland Center for Membrane and Structural Biology.  It will take place on Friday, Sept. 11 (please see the attached flyer).  The keynote talks will be exceptional and promise to beautifully integrate structural biology with biological function and medical issues. One of the keynote speakers, NAS member Angela Gronenborn (University of Pittsburgh), will also be meeting with female students under the auspices of the ACES Program (thanks to the generous support of Lynn Singer).
If you would like to attend the symposium (it is free and in the new facilities at the Tinkham-Veal Student Center), please register yourselves at Please also invite all of your students and lab members to register and attend.
POSTERS ARE WELCOME!  The topics can be directly or indirectly structural — our interests are broad (i.e., exploiting any form of crystal, NMR or EM-derived structures downloaded from international databases to aid in the interpretation of biochemical, genetic or physiological studies). Trainees can submit abstracts at (when you click on Online Submission Form you will see the instructions):
As an aside, this week’s issue of the New England Journal of Medicine highlights the importance of protein structures in next-generation anti-cancer dug design, with an editorial celebrating a multidisciplinary lead article from Memorial Sloan Kettering that does from the structure of a protein target to a clinical trial in a specific form of cancer driven by that protein.
This will be truly be an inspiring event and promises to stimulate ideas for new interdisciplinary collaborations.

OSU CCIC NMR Inauguration Symposium

You are cordially invited to attend the OSU NMR Inauguration Symposium of CCIC NMR on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015.

The symposium takes place to celebrate the opening of the new NMR center at OSU’s shared Campus Chemical Instrument Center (CCIC). Our new center comprises 8 high-field NMR instruments by Bruker Biospin with magnetic fields between 600 MHz and 850 MHz, which are unique in the US, allowing the investigation of a wide range of molecules and materials. During the symposium, you will have the opportunity to learn more about our instruments with guided tours of the center by our NMR staff.

The all day symposium starts at 9:00 am and will take place in the CBEC building on north campus.

There will be an outstanding group of speakers (see attachment) who will demonstrate the power of NMR for many different state-of-the-art applications from biomolecules to materials and metabolomics. They include Bob Griffin (MIT), Peter Wright (The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla), Melanie Rosay (Bruker Biospin), Alan Marshall (NHMFL/FSU), Lyndon Emsley (EPFL Lausanne), Manfred Spraul (Bruker Karlsruhe), Art Edison (U. Georgia) and Ohio-based NMR scientists.

Everybody who plans to attend needs to register using the link below. Registration is free; lunch and dinner will be provided. 

There will be also a poster session. You are invited to present a poster to share your NMR-related research with the other symposium attendees. Please enter poster title, author information, and a short abstract (no figures) when you register using the link below.

For registration and poster abstract submission use this link.

nmr_symposium_flyer_ohio NON OSU

2015 University of Michigan Macro Symposium

2015Macro Symposium Call for poster

2015 Macro Symposium Letter from Prof Ma

2015Macro Symposium Letter from Prof Ma

2015 Macro Symposium Call for poster

ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium for Western New York

Dear Chemistry Colleague,
I’m writing as a reminder that registration is open for the WNYACS Undergraduate Research Symposium.  Student researchers and their supervisors working in all fields of chemistry should consider coming to this April 11, 2015 event to present their results in poster or oral presentations, and to mix with and learn from peers from all over Western New York, Western PA and Ontario.
We have a fantastic keynote speaker this year.  Prof. Huw M. L. Davies, who spent many years teaching and conducting research at the University at Buffalo, and who is now at Emory University will present:
Collaborative Approach to C-H Functionalization
The event will take place on the campus of D’Youville College, in Buffalo, NY, starting at 9:00 AM on Saturday, April 11, 2015.  Information on registration and abstract submission can be found on the WNYACS website here.
If you wish your abstract to be considered for the oral session, please submit it by Friday March 20, 2015.
Submit your registration and presentation abstracts by email to:
Dr. Timothy M. Gregg

Reminder: Call for Spring 2016 GSSPC Applications Due November 18, 2014

The current Spring GSSPC is calling for Spring 2016 GSSPC applications. I am following up now with a reminder that these applications are due on November 18, 2014.
Being a part of the American Chemical Society Graduate Student Symposium Planning Committee (GSSPC) presents students with the opportunity to completely design and orchestrate a symposium at a National Meeting of the ACS. This is a chance for students to develop essential professional skills and for them to begin the crucial act of networking.
Please forward this email along to your graduate students as a reminder of the deadline.

Midwestern Symposium on Undergradu​ate Research in Chemistry

The Midwestern Symposium on Undergraduate Research in Chemistry (MSU-R:CHEM) will be held on October 11th, 2014 at Michigan State University ( ). All faculty and undergraduate researcher participants will receive financial support (no conference fee, a night in a hotel is covered for non MSU participant). Please save the date and encourage your talented undergraduates to apply.

Awards for the best undergraduate posters will be given based on faculty’s votes (one $100 award in each area: Inorganic, Physical, Analytical, Organic, Biochemistry, Materials).

Photos from previous years are available at the symposium website.