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

262nd ACS National Meeting, August 22-26, 2021, Atlanta, GA and Online

The ACS Division of Biological Chemistry will organize a program of talks and posters for the ACS Spring National Meeting presented online live from April 5-16. The program will consist mainly of oral sessions composed of short 20 minute talks and poster sessions. Program Chair: Mark Distefano, University of Minnesota.

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.

Division of Biological Chemistry Program: You can download the program of DBC activities here: Fall 2021 Final Program.

Submission of Abstracts for future ACS Conferences: 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 when held in-person. The level of support is $600, which can be used to offset travel costs and registration fees. Detailed information about these awards can be found on the Travel Awards page.

Future National Meetings

262nd ACS National Meeting, August 22-26, 2021, Atlanta, GA

Kate Pletneva, Dartmouth University will serve as the Chair of the Program Committee for this meeting.

263rd ACS National Meeting, March 20-24, 2022, San Diego, CA

Phoebe Glazer, University of Kentucky will serve as the Chair of the Program Committee for this meeting.

264th ACS National Meeting, August 21-25, 2022, Chicago, IL

Phoebe Glazer, University of Kentucky will serve as the Chair of the Program Committee for this meeting.

2021 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. Note that many of these may be cancelled or postponed due to the current pandemic.  Please check the links below for the most up-to-date information.

Regional BoardMeeting DatesMeeting Location
Northwest (NORM) May 9ONLINE
Southwest (SWRM)
Rocky Mountain (RMRM)
Central (CERM)
Great Lakes (GLRM)June 6ONLINE
Midwest (MWRM)
Northeast (NERM)October 8ONLINE
Middle Atlantic (MARMACS)
Southeast (SERMACS)