Winter 2014 Newsletter Posted

February 24th, 2014 by pthomas2

Check your email for the 2014 Newsletter or download from the Division website. The newsletter contains a message from our Chair, Hung-wen (Ben) Liu and information on past and future events sponsored by the Division of Biological Chemistry.

Message from Joint-Board Council Committee on Chemical Abstracts Service (CCAS)

July 14th, 2013 by pthomas2

The ACS Joint Board-Council Committee on CAS (CCAS), an ACS governance committee charged with acting as an information conduit between the ACS membership and CAS management, continues to seek your input! The committee meets twice annually, in conjunction with the ACS National Meetings, and communicates via e-mail between meetings. CCAS will meet in closed session prior to the ACS National Meeting, on Friday, September 6, 2013. If you have any issues that you would like raised either at or after this meeting, please contact a member of the committee by phone or e-mail. A list of committee members appears at Someone will respond to your query as soon as possible.

Issues raised will be brought to the attention of CAS management, and responses will be disseminated to the appropriate individuals or groups as quickly as possible. Please remember that you are encouraged to contact a member of CCAS with feedback at any time, regardless of whether or not a formal call has been posted. We have also established a group on the ACS Network,, where you can post questions and read answers. CCAS now has a page on Facebook too.

Thanks very much!

Chuck Huber, for CCAS

2012 Division of Biological Chemistry Awards Announced

October 17th, 2011 by pthomas2

The Division of Biological Chemistry is delighted to announce the recipients of its cosponsored 2012 awards. Please go to the award recipients page to learn more.

Call for Nominations, ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship

July 12th, 2011 by pthomas2

The ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship award is presented annually to honor an individual whose scientific contributions have had major impact in the field of Chemical Biology. The 2011 winner was Prof. Stuart Schreiber.

To be selected for this award, a candidate must be nominated by his or her peers. We are currently seeking nominations for next year’s award. The nomination package should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a letter explaining the nominee’s special achievements in chemical biology, and a minimum of two additional letters of support. All materials should be sent as a single PDF file directly to Jitesh Soares ( via email by July 29th, 2011. Upon receipt, the nomination will be reviewed by a selection committee whose members are jointly chosen by the Editor-in-Chief of ACS Chemical Biology, Prof. Laura Kiessling, and the Chair of the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry (JoAnne Stubbe). More details concerning eligibility for this award can be found on the Division of Biological chemistry web site.
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Call for Nominations — 2012 Gordon Hammes ACS Biochemistry Lectureship

April 6th, 2011 by pthomas2

Nominations are requested for the “Gordon Hammes ACS Biochemistry Lectureship”, which will be presented during the ACS National Meeting, August 19-23, 2012, Philadelphia, PA.

The Editor-in-Chief of Biochemistry and the Division of Biological Chemistry of the American Chemical Society administer this lectureship jointly. The objective of the lectureship is to honor, at an annual ACS meeting, the contributions of an individual who has had a major impact on scientific research at the interface of chemistry and biology particularly in the realm of biochemistry, biological chemistry and molecular biology. The award is also intended to foster closer relations between the ACS Publications Divisions and the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry.

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242nd ACS National Meeting

March 3rd, 2011 by pthomas2

New Information about the 242nd ACS National Meeting in Denver, CO has been posted in Meetings –> ACS.

242nd ACS National Meeting Travel Awards

March 3rd, 2011 by pthomas2

Travel Awards to Attend the ACS 242nd National Meeting in Denver, CO, August 28-September 1, 2011,

The Division of Biological Chemistry will offer travel awards on a competitive basis for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to attend the meeting and present a poster on their research. The selected travel awardees will be reimbursed up to $500 for expenses. Click here to find out more!

Winter 2011 Newsletter

March 1st, 2011 by pthomas2

The Winter 2011 newsletter has been mailed to the mailing list and is available on the Newsletter page.

Fall 2010 Message from John Blanchard (Past Chair)

January 13th, 2011 by pthomas2

As I conclude my two-year term as Chair of the Division of Biological Chemistry, I have reflected on the changes that have occurred in the Division. It has been a time of substantial change in the Division, all of which has been very positive. I have throughout my term been incredibly ably assisted by a large number of other members and officers, whom I will acknowledge below.

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