Previous Symposia

2018 CBI Annual Symposium
October 30, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Professor Tarun Kapoor, Pels Family Professor, Rockefeller University

Location: Rackham Assembly Hall, University of Michigan
Profs. Emily Scott and Yoichi Osawa and CBI Trainees Summer Baker Dockrey and Monika Franco will also be presenting.

2017 CBI Annual Symposium
May 12, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Professor Mark von Zastrow, Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF

Talk Tile: An Inner Life of GPCRs
Location: Rackham Assembly Hall, University of Michigan
Profs. Janet Smith and Patrick O’Brien and CBI Trainees Oleta Johnson and Osvaldo Cruz will also be presenting.

4th Annual CBI Career Development Conference
August 7-9, 2016

The University of Michigan CBI Program hosted a Career Development Conference that brought together >130 chemical biology graduate students from 12 CBI programs across the Midwest. We used this opportunity to develop a fantastic cohort of 25 panelists across science-related careers. The three-day agenda included sessions on entrepreneurial opportunities, government, biotech, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, scientific writing, law and intellectual property, consulting, predominantly undergraduate institution academic, science education, and research university academic careers. Additionally, workshops were held on constructing resumes, applying for postdoctoral and academic positions, communicating science to the general public, and a faculty-focused workshop was held on developing mentoring relationships with trainees. See the welcome message from conference organizer Professor John Montgomery.


CBI 2015 Annual Symposium
May 26, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Cathy Drennan, Departments of Chemistry and Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Talk Title: An old cofactor in a new light: Adenosylcobalamin in light-dependent gene regulation
Location: Biomedical Sciences Research Building and Auditorium (BSRB), University of Michigan
Dr. Jayakrishnan Nandakumar & Dr. Brent Martin will also be presenting.


CBI 2014 Annual Symposium
March 28, 2014

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Conn, Department of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University

Talk Title: Allosteric Modulators of GPCRs as a Novel Approach for Treatment of CNS Disorders
Location: Biomedical Sciences Research Building and Auditorium (BSRB), University of Michigan
Dr. Pavel Nagorny & Dr. Heather Carlson will also be presenting.

Poster Session: Abstracts should be submitted to elachacz@umich.edu by March 21, 2014


2013 CBI Annual Symposium
April 30, 2013 9:00am-4:30pm

Keynote Speaker: Dr. James Bradner, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University

Talk Title: Chemical Control of Chromatin Structure and Function
Location: University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School Building – 4th Floor
Dr. Hashim Al-Hashimi & Dr. Carol A. Fierke will also be presenting.

Poster Session: Abstracts should be submitted to fkw@umich.edu by April 16th, 2013.

Note: Abstracts should be Microsoft Word documents and limited to 250 words or less and include your department with your electronic submission. Thanks!


2012 CBI Annual Symposium
March 9, 2012 9:00am-4:30pm

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dennis Dougherty, California Institute of Technology
Location: University of Michigan Biomedical Sciences Research Building (BSRB) Auditorium
& Community Lounge
Professor Stephen Ragsdale & Professor Matthew Soellner will also be presenting

Please note: Abstracts should be submitted to snegrett@umich.edu by February 29th, 2012. Abstracts should be limited to 250 words or less and include your department with your electronic submission.


2011 CBI Annual Symposium
March 11, 2011 9:00am-4:30pm

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Virgina Cornish, Coulmbia University
Location: University of Michigan School of Public Health (SPH II) Auditorium (1020)
& Community Lounge (1680)
Professor Anna Mapp & Professor Nils Walter will also be presenting –

Please note: Abstracts should be submitted to snegrett@umich.edu by March 1st, 2011. Abstracts should be limited to 250 words or less and include your department with your electronic submission.


2010 CBI Annual Symposium
April 2, 2010


2008 CBI Annual Symposium
May 23, 2008

Keynote speaker: Professor David Tirrell, Chair of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at California Institute of Technology

UM Faculty presentations
Prof. Kate Carroll, Department of Chemistry
Prof. Stephen Ragsdale, Biological Chemistry Department


2007 CBI Annual Symposium
April 13, 2007

Keynote speaker: Theodore Wensel, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine


2006 CBI Annual Symposium
May 20, 2006

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Alison Butler, professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara


2005 CBI Annual Symposium
May 7, 2005

Keynote Speaker: Professor Shana Kelley (Boston College)