The Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus, June 1 – 6, 2018
Last updated May 4, 2018
Form to select practicals is now available here.
Registration is now open here. Early registration has been extended.
Reservations for lodging at Eastview Terrace Residence Hall must be completed by May 14.
Registration fees (includes scientific program (including the joint session with the Frontiers in Metallobiochemistry Symposium on “Test cases” on June 6, 2018, food and drinks during coffee breaks, breakfast on the weekend, and reception on June 5, 2018):
Workshop (academia): $800 (early) / $1,000 (regular)
Workshop (industry): $1,500 (early) / $2,000 (regular)
You can reserve a room at the Eastview Terrace Residence Hall (on-campus housing; $67 per night) during registration. Details about these lodging options can be found here. Because breakfast is only included Mon – Fri at Eastview Terrace, we will be provide breakfast on the weekend before the scientific program starts.
Student/postdoc speakers during the symposium:
There will be 6 shorter student/postdoc talks during the symposium. Speakers will be selected from abstracts. While we plan to select one student/postdoc speaker for each session, we will chose the best abstracts and will adjust the program accordingly, if needed. Please prepare your abstract using this template and submit it by Friday, March 16 as described on the abstract submission site.
We encourage all attendees to present their research during the poster session. Please prepare your abstract using this template and submit it by Friday, May 4 as described on the abstract submission site. Details about poster dimensions can be found at the abstract submission site.
Selection of hands-on sections in the lab:
The excel spread sheet to select your rank-ordered list of lab practicals can be downloaded here. Please fill it out according to the instructions in the form, save a copy “LAST NAME_First name.xlsx“, and return it by email to email@example.com (put “2018 workshop selection” in the subject line). We will create individual schedules for every participant with 9-10 of these choices ahead of the workshop. If there is still room during the remaining 2-3 practicals, we will schedule those as well (this will happen shortly before or during the workshop). If you submit your choices late, you might not be able to be assigned all practicals you would like to attend (we will try our best to make it happen but do not make this guarantee). If you do not submit rank-ordered choices, we will assign you a selection of topics.
Each participant must sign the 2018 workshop – PSU Liability Release Form before doing experiments. Please send it back as detailed on the form or bring your signed form with you to registration.
Program (click here for a pdf copy with the tentative program):
The workshop will feature the following scientific program:
- 12 talks on methods relevant to bioinorganic chemistry
- 12 2-h repetitions of hands-on training in small groups (typically not exceeding 6 participants) in the following 21 methods: (1) Fundamentals of EPR spectroscopy; (2) pulsed EPR techniques; (3) spin labels in EPR spectroscopy; (4) analysis of EPR spectra; (5) Mössbauer spectroscopy; (6) stopped-flow absorption spectroscopy; (7) the freeze-quench method; (8) MCD spectroscopy; (9) resonance Raman spectroscopy; (10) X-ray spectroscopy; (11) X-ray crystallography; (12) protein electrochemistry; (13) prediction of spectroscopic parameters using density functional theory calculations; (14) high-resolution mass spectrometry; (15) small-molecule QQQ LC/MS; (16) isothermal titration calorimetry; (17) anaerobic protein purification; (18) cryoreduction experiments; (19) similarity networks in bioinformatics; (20) NMR spectroscopy of paramagnetic molecules; and (21) cell biology of metals.
- A plenary lecture given by Roland Lill (University of Marburg, Germany)
- A 2-h poster session
- Four 90-min presentations on “test cases” presented by JoAnne Stubbe (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Frank Neese (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Germany ), Lance Seefeldt (Utah State University), and Michael Green (University of California, Irvine); these talks are a joint session with the 2018 Frontiers in Metallobiochemistry Symposium on June 6, 2018.
The following scientists and many members of their groups have agreed to participate: Jeff Agar (Northeastern University), Eckhard Bill (Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion), Amie Boal (Pennsylvania State University), Marty Bollinger (Pennsylvania State University), Squire Booker (Pennsylvania State University), Sarah Bowman (Hauptman-Woodward Institute), Kara Bren (University of Rochester), Wei-chen Chang (North Carolina State University), Joseph Cotruvo (Pennsylvania State University), Candace Davison (Pennsylvania State University), Serena DeBeer (Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion), Oliver Einsle (Freiburg University), Sean Elliott (Boston University), John Gerlt (University of Illinois), John Golbeck (Pennsylvania State University), Yisong (Alex) Guo (Carnegie Mellon University), Jesse Kleingardner (Messiah College), Carsten Krebs (Pennsylvania State University), Nicolai Lehnert (University of Michigan), Tapas Mal (Pennsylvania State University), Frank Neese (Max-Planck Institute for Coal Research), Carlos Pacheco (Pennsylvania State University), Maria-Eirini Pandelia (Brandeis University), Christopher Pollock (CHESS, Cornell University), Denis Proshlyakov (Michigan State University), Hannah Shafaat (Ohio State University), Alexey Silakov (Pennsylvania State University), Troy Stich (University of California, Davis), Bennett Streit (Montana State University), Art van der Est (Brock University), and Dean Wilcox (Dartmouth College).