The Twenty-seventh Annual
Gibbs Conference on Biothermodynamics
Aron Fenton (Univ. Kansas Med. Cent.) & Jim Cole (Univ. Connecticut)
The 27th Annual Gibbs Conference on Biothermodynamics will be
October 5-8, 2013. The conference will focus on the energetics,
dynamics, and interactions of biological macromolecules. As always,
a great meeting and welcome your active participation.
The Keynote Speaker for Gibbs 27 is:
Doug Barrick, Johns Hopkins University
The Gary K. Ackers Lecturer in
Biothermodynamics for Gibbs 27 is:
Bertrand Garcia-Moreno, Johns Hopkins University
Confirmed Speakers for Gibbs 27:
Matthew Auton, Peter Cornish, Cynthia Dupureur, Nicholas Fitzkee, Michael Fried, Ernesto Fuentes,
David Giedroc, Michael Gilson, James Horn, Rhett Kovall, Maria Kurnikova, Krishna Mallela, Linda Nicholson, Lois Pollack, Steve Whitten
Scientific Sessions (titles subject to change):
Nucleic Acids and their Binding Partners
Modeling and Computational Biophysics
Protein Folding and Stability
Structure / Thermodynamic Correlations
Saturday Night Thermo Session - For Trainees ONLY:
Organized by Vince LiCata and Liskin Swint-Kruse
5:30 pm Dinner (only for students, postdocs and panelists)
6:00 pm Flash Talks (5 min talk followed by 3 min Q&A)
7:15 pm Career Options Panel
Sunday and Monday Afternoon
Hiking, Wine Tasting, etc., can be arranged. Contact the organizers if
you would like to lead one of these sessions. Details will be released as
these are planned.
At least half of the scheduled talks will be selected from
submitted abstracts and presented by students or postdocs.
If you wish
email about the Gibbs Conference, please contact the organizers:
application form link in the left-hand frame to apply for the
conference. Abstracts and
initial applications are due by July 1, 2013.
This two-step process is necessary due to
oversubscription of the conference in recent years. To
keep the conference highly
interactive, and to stay within the limitations of the SIU Touch of
Conference Center, attendance is limited to 180 participants. For labs with multiple applicants,
preference is given to students and postdocs who are submitting
abstracts. There is no strict
limit on the number of participants from a single lab, but we
maximum of about four participants from any single lab (including
the PI). Labs interested in registering more
than this suggested maximum should contact the organizers to
registration demand for this year and to determine what arrangements
initial application and abstract submission, applicants will be
acceptance or wait-listing by July 22, 2013. At
that time, housing and full registration should be
completed, and payment for meals and registration will be collected. Cost for meals for the duration of
the conference is approximately $125.
Registration cost is: $25 for students, $35 for Postdocs, and
for faculty. Housing costs
depend on the housing option chosen at the time of registration
$12-40 per night for on-site housing).
August 12, 2013 is the deadline for receipt of all payments, and no
refunds will be issued
after this date.
hotels) (Note: Attendees who do not wish to stay on site
should arrange their own accommodation in the Carbondale area. We recommend
that you do so as soon as possible since rooms have not been reserved for this purpose.)
Touch of Nature Conference Center
A printable map of the region (pdf)
A Google map
Things to bring
The Gibbs Conference is a function of the Gibbs Society of Biological
A detailed history of the Gibbs Conference
is available here.
The Gibbs Conference would like to thank the following
companies for their support of the 27th annual meeting:
Last updated 5 September 2013
October 5-8, 2013
Sunday 8:30 AM
to Tuesday 12:30 PM
Gibbs 27 Program
(PDF will be posted; stay tuned)
Link to Ride-Sharing Page
Important Deadlines for 2013:
July 1, 2013
Due to conference oversubscription in recent years, all
conference participants must apply and submit their abstract by July 1, 2013.
July 22, 2013
NOTIFICATION of ACCEPTANCE:
Applicants will be notified of acceptance on or before July 22. Accepted applicants will receive instructions for housing registration and payment at that time.
August 12, 2013
DEADLINE for REGISTRATION and PAYMENTS:
Accepted applicants must register and pay no later than August 12th. The wait-list will be opened up on August 13th.
NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER August 12.
Postdoctoral Scientists, $35
Principal Investigators/Industry, $75
Meals are estimated at $150 for 2013. This is a required fee for all participants.
Lodging expenses are paid onsite and are a function of the accommodations. In general, these costs are much lower than most
meetings. See the registration form for details.