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Gordon Research Seminar — Bioinorganic Chemistry

31st January 2019 - 3rd February 2019
Ventura, CA, United States


Bioinorganic chemistry is at the crossroads of biology and chemistry. From the primordial soup to present day diagnostic imaging agents, metals have occupied a central role in both biological processes and chemical reactions. Their critical roles in electron transport, cellular homeostasis, the regulation of global gas cycles, biomedical applications, and chemical catalysis are the reason why bioinorganic chemists continue to be inspired by metals in biology and seek to study, model, and replicate the chemistry these metals accomplish in nature. This Gordon Research Seminar will focus on research at the frontier of metallobiochemistry aimed not only at elucidating the myriad of roles metals play in biological processes and chemical transformations, but also understanding the roles of metals in emerging biological materials and the novel computational and modelling tools being employed to better understand their roles. Celebrating its 23rd year, the Bioinorganic Chemistry GRS was established in 1996 due to the routinely oversubscribed Metals in Biology Gordon Research Conference (GRC) to provide a platform for young scientists to participate in a forum that focuses on novel research among a collaborative environment for scientists from a variety of fields. A joint session with the Metals in Biology GRC provides a unique opportunity for younger scientists to network with senior researchers in the field of bioinorganic chemistry. We encourage prospective attendees to apply early as the GRS has been consistently oversubscribed due to the unique opportunity this GRS provides. Any scientist at the graduate student or postdoc level in the field of bioinorganic chemistry is welcome to apply. Preference will be given to those who submit poster or talk abstracts. Please contact the 2019 co-chairs, Anastasia Manesis and Kyle Rodriguez, if you have any questions.

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