June 9, 2011 – June 10, 2011 • 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Chemistry-Biology-Biophysics Interface Retreat

Thursday, HH 473; Friday, Munnerlyn Atrium of Goergen Hall & Sloan Auditorium

The annual Biological Chemistry Cluster Retreat will be held June 9 - 10, 2011. The goal of the Retreat is to increase interactions between groups doing Biology, Chemistry, and Biophysics at the University of Rochester. The Retreat is funded by Provost Ralph Kuncl as a function of the University Committee for Interdisciplinary Studies (UCIS).

The Retreat will start on the afternoon of Thursday, June 9th with two talks given in Hutchison Hall, Room 473, starting at 2:30. Elizabeth Theil, Childrens Hospital Oakland Research Institute will be presenting “Ferritin Protein Nanocages- How Iron moves In, Out & Controls Biosynthesis." At 3:30 pm, Sachdev Sidhu, University of Toronto will present “Synthetic Proteins: New Tools for New Biology."

On Friday, June 10th, the Retreat will reconvene in the Munnerlyn Atrium of Goergen Hall (River Campus) at 9:30 am for a poster session followed by lunch, student and faculty talks on a wide variety of studies, and a “Career Panel Discussion,” which will include Professors Theil and Sidhu, as well as Corine Farewell (Office of Technology Transfer, University of Rochester), Amy Ensign (Assistant Professor, Roberts Wesleyan College), and Dr.Jake Yeston (Senior Editor of "Science.")

Please Register with Terri Clark: clark@chem.rochester.edu