A schedule of events for the seventh annual Frontiers at the Chemistry-Biology Interface Symposium is provided below for your convenience.

The Frontiers at the Chemistry-Biology Interface Symposium (FCBIS) is a day-long event designed to highlight the latest in cutting-edge research in the Mid-Atlantic region and provide an intimate environment to foster scientific discussion at all levels. Oral and poster sessions, along with a career panel, are planned for this year's symposium.

TimeActivity
9:00–9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Poster Set-Up
9:30-9:40 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:40–10:00 a.m. "Non-canonical base pairing motifs in DNA crystal design"
Paul J. Paukstelis, PhD
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Maryland, College Park
10:00-10:05 a.m. Questions
10:05-10:25 a.m. "NMR Methods to Study Non-Ribosomal Peptide Synthetases"
Dominique Frueh, PhD
Department of Biophysics & Biophysical Chemistry
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
10:25-10:30 a.m. Questions
10:30-11:00 a.m. Coffee & Pastries Break/Poster Session #1
11:00-11:20 a.m. "Designing Dynamic Biomaterials for Controlling Cellular Microenvironments"
April Kloxin, PhD
Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
University of Delaware
11:20-11:25 a.m. Questions
11:25-11:55 a.m. "Targeting the Evolution of Bacterial Drug Resistance"
Rahul Kohli, PhD
Departments of Medicine, and Biochemistry & Biophysics
University of Pennsylvania
11:55-12:00 p.m. Questions
12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch
All posters up and round table careers discussion
  • Dr. Gregory Gatto, Senior Scientific Investigator, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Prof. Clare Muhoro, Towson Univ/AAAS Science Policy Fellow
  • Dr. Nujeevan Dosanjh, R&D Scientist II, BD Biosciences
  • Dr. Jacqueline Heilman, Scientific Consultant, Exponent
  • Dr. Patrick McTamney, Medimmune
  • Dr. Veronika Szalai, Project Leader, Energy Research Group, NIST
1:30-1:50 p.m. "Using Metabolomics to Characterize Tissue Damage, Dysfunction, and Repair"
Maureen Kane, PhD
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
1:50-1:55 p.m. Questions
1:55-2:15 p.m. "A Metabolite Binding Induces Unusual Protein Kinase Activity from Pyruvate Kinase"
Young-Sam Lee, PhD
Department of Biology
Johns Hopkins University
2:15-2:20 p.m. Questions
2:20-2:40 p.m. "Novel Fluorophores for Multicolor in vivo Imaging"
Marcin Ptaszek, PhD
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
2:40-2:45 p.m. Questions
2:45-3:15 p.m. Coffee & Cookies/Poster Session #2
3:15-4:15 p.m. Keynote: Converting Chemical Energy into Motion with A Six-Cylinder Molecular Motor
James Berger, PhD
Department of Biophysics & Biophysical Chemistry
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
4:15-4:30 p.m. Questions, Poster Award Winners, and Closing Remarks
4:30-5:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres/All Posters