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95 invited speakers attending; student symposium S9 available; posters available; CanBIC coach is available;' hotels are available
CanBIC-8 starts late afternoon of Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023 with Registration and conclude with the Banquet late on Friday, May 26th.
(CanBIC-8 sessions begin at 8:30 am on Wednesday, 24th May, 2023.)
Professor Emma Raven (University of Bristol) is the 2023 CanBIC-8 Plenary Speaker.
On Line Registration for CanBIC-8 is open
Abstract submission for CanBIC-8 is open
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The CanBIC Coach leaves at 5 pm on Tuesday May 23rd, 2023 from the Marriott Toronto Airport HOTEL (please confirm in early May). (The coach takes 2.5 hr for the 210 km trip .) Free shuttle every 20-30 minutes from the airport to the hotel. Takes less than 10 minutes.
CanBIC (1,2,3,4 & 5) photos are available on the Shutterfly site(see below for more details).
Click here for the 2023 CanBIC-8 Poster
Early Bird Registration: Jan 10th - Feb 12th.
Normal Registration: Feb 13th - April 3rd.
Late/Onsite: April 4th - On-site
Abstract submission deadlines:
Speakers - March 16th;
Posters - April 6th.
Application for S9 - Register and submit your abstract with "S9" ticked BEFORE Feb 5th.
Coach booking: April, 8th
Banquet: April, 18th
VISAs and ETAs: VERY, VERY IMPORTANT
Please note that to board a plane outside Canada to fly to Canada you will need an ETA paid for and registered before checking in at the airport! (Unless USA resident).More...
Please e-mail Martin Stillman if you would like further information.
·Yes, the CanBIC Coach will drive to Toronto Airport on Saturday 27th May morning in 2023 - leaving at 8 am and arriving at Pearson Airport (YYZ) BEFORE 11:00 am - please make sure your flights leave at least after 1:30 pm (especially if you are going to a US destination).
Parry Sound Weather Forecast
To stay cheaply in the Toronto airport area before or after the conference: we suggest
Quality Inn Toronto Airport (formerly Comfort Inn Toronto Airport), which is about 1.5 kms North from the Marriott Hotel on Dixon Road (called Airport Road for the Comfort Inn). Please book through a web application like Hotels.com
Quality Inn Toronto Airport2.5 stars. 6355 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON, L4V1E4, Canada
Has a free Airport Shuttle and you could take a bus along Airport Road the Marriott Hotel or a cheap taxi ride on Tuesday. Includes a breakfast and parking.
CanBIC PHOTO Record
·Georgian Bay Day - Group picture from 2011
·Pictures from CanBIC-1-5 and CanBIC-1-5 Group Pictures (to come soon)
·Pictures from CanBIC-1
·And also here on Shutterfly.
2020- Feb 2 (ec)
2022 Oct 1/12 -mjs
2022 Dec31 mjs
THE CONFERENCE PHOTO from CanBIC-1 IN 2007.
about the conference
Message from Martin Stillman, Conference Chair (2023)
A very special note about CanBIC-8. The organizing committee of Nagao Kobayashi, John Dawson, Zhifeng Ding and Martin Stillman, considered that as a result of the cancellations and postponements of 2020 conferences to 2021 and to 2022 (including ICPP, ICBIC, and Pacifichem) that it would best to postpone CanBIC-8 again now to 2023. So, the new dates are above, as usual, starting in Parry Sound, Ontario on the day after the Queen Victoria's Birthday Celebration on Monday May 22nd, 2023, the new dates are Tuesday May 23rd check in and registration in Parry Sound, extending to Saturday May 27th departure. All in May 2023!
Sad News: With very great regret we announce that Professor Andrew Thomson, emeritus professor at the University of East Anglia and pioneer in metallobiology, died suddenly in March, 2021. (Please see people.uea.ac.uk/a_thomson for more details.) We also sadly announce that John Stillman, the artist of the CanBIC poster image, died peacefully in July, 2021 in his 101st year.
And, we very sadly report the death of our colleague and staunch CanBIC supporter: Professor James Kincaid of Marquette University died after a long illness on September, 26th, 2022. Jim spent 38 years in the Department of Chemistry as a Wehr Professor, Way Klingler Fellow, Habermann Chair. Jim was department chair from 2017 to 2021.
CanBIC-8 will take start on Tuesday evening, 23rd May, 2023 with Registration at the Parry Sound Inn and Suites (formerly Microtel Inn), Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, with Opening Ceremonies at 8:40 am in the Stockey Centre Main Hall on Wednesday, 24th May. The Plenary Lecture will end the day late on Wednesday, before the Western Welcome Reception. The Banquet will be on Friday evening, 26th May, 2023. We will organize the CanBIC Coach from the Marriott Toronto Airport (but check for the exact hotel details after 30th April, 2023), which is near Toronto's Pearson Airport (YYZ) on Tuesday 23rd May afternoon (5 pm) returning on Saturday 27th May at 8 am. (As a quick note: if you want to use the coach - and Parry Sound is 250 kms north of Toronto - aim to arrive at YYZ before 4 pm on the 23rd May and leave after 2 pm on the 27th May).
CanBIC-7 was a terrific success thanks to wonderful participants, Angela Casini as the Plenary Speaker, exciting science, a beautiful location and very hard-working teams of students, volunteers, and Stockey Centre staff. And, also, many thanks go to the two musicians for many magical moments. We are sure that CanBIC-8 will be as successful and invite you to join us. We invite you to check out the photos from the past 7 CanBICs - see "News" for urls. And, many of the CanBIC-6 talks were published as a special, CanBIC issue of J Inorganic Biochemistry as were the talks from CanBIC 1, 2, 3, 4 and5.
There will be over 80 invited talks, a poster session with poster up for the full 3 days, and an oral session for graduates and PDFs, and of course, the Plenary Lecture. We are delighted to announce that Professor Emma Raven (University of Bristol) will be the CanBIC-8 Plenary Lecturer. The Welcome Reception will be on the Wednesday evening. We are pleased to report that the Island Queen boat is back in service and we are booked for a 2 hour cruise on Thursday afternoon, 25th May.
Please see the "Events" tab for scheduling details that we know at this point in time. Please note that the cheapest rates are in January, 2023 for all, and you need to register to be able to submit your abstract. Deadlines are firm.
I am delighted to welcome you to CanBIC, a small and specialised conference devoted to the biological chemistry of metals to be held in this wonderful setting. The development of ever more powerful techniques both experimental and theoretical has allowed research to delve in detail into this remarkable chemistry. Where science has had a few hundred years to refine chemical mechanisms, Nature has had a billion years and the results are staggering in their exquisite refinement, from the delicate tuning that allows iron to bind oxygen reversibly to the miraculous operation of the nervous system, there is much to study and then mimic synthetically. There is a downside in the toxic effects of almost all metals at some concentration. These effects too need detailed and careful study. The symposia offered over the three days in Parry Sound bring together scientists from across the world who directly research these areas - the location in the beautifully rugged Parry Sound, Ontario will foster discussion and collaborations. We expect over 150 participants, including many from outside North America. We welcome students and pdfs and the Registration rates are significantly reduced from you. There are several hotels in Parry Sound of all rates - and all very close to the Stockey Centre - and even camping, as well as cottages, and you can easily share rooms with the typical North American layout of two large beds in most rooms. We regret that our musicians are booked for concerts in the UK that week so we have to pause the wonderful tradition of Music at CanBIC.
Come and celebrate Bioinorganic Chemistry in the rugged beauty of Georgian Bay. Plan to stay a few extra days to explore the coast and the Provincial Parks - especially the fantastic Algonquin Park for canoeing and Killbear and Killarney Provincial Parks for exploring the fantastic scenery. (Check out both online).
We are excited to offer a contributed oral symposium (#9) for students and pdfs again in 2023 - from the submitted abstracts selected students and post docs will be invited to contribute an oral presentation in place of a poster. The key to an invitation is to plan ahead and submit your abstract for consideration early in 2023 (and well before the deadline!). You do need to register before you can submit your abstract.
Welcome to CanBIC-8 and Parry Sound, as you start your summer feast of BioInorganic Chemistry!
Visitors to canbic.ca come from all round the world - and the system updates your country flag.
CanBIC-8 Registration and Abstract Submission all start in January, 2023.
Lowest rates are in January, 2023. Deadlines are firm.
By all means contact me at "firstname.lastname@example.org" with any questions, we are here to assist you. Please note that some text might not yet be edited to correspond with this May 2023 schedule - we will fix everything in time.
Please note that the CanBIC administration may change any of the scheduled activities at any time as a result of financial requirements, scheduling issues with outside contractors, emergencies, government regulations or any other reasonable cause without notice.
Message from Prof. MATT DAVISON, Dean of SciencE
Welcome to the eighth Georgian Bay International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry.
From the foundational role bioinorganic chemistry plays in the mechanism of oxygen transport via blood circulation, to its impact in the understanding of environmental pollution, your work is of crucial importance to many of the crucial applied science problems of our time. I am sure that it is equally valuable to the world experts in the community for the pure interest of the scientific questions studied by your community
I am excited that you will be able to share your scientific progress with your fellow experts in the lovely Georgian Bay surroundings. For Canadians who, like me, grew up in the Toronto area, Georgian Bay is a byword for “beautiful summer recreation”. I hope that your surroundings inspire you at this meeting, as they have at the past meetings, to further scientific advances.
I’d like to share my thanks and congratulations to Martin Stillman and the entire organizing committee for assembling an excellent conference agenda and securing such outstanding guest speakers. Thank you also to all participants for your continued support in bringing together your important scholarly community. My best wishes for an exceptional scientific and personal experience.
Dean of Science
The University of Western Ontario, Canada
Message from Prof. ROBERT HUDSON, ACTING Chair of Chemistry
On behalf of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Western Ontario, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 8th Georgian Bay International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry. This conference series, known as CanBIC, has focused on the intricate connections and functions of metals in biological systems. Over the years, CanBIC has proven to be an excellent platform for exchanging ideas in a wide range of topics in bioinorganic chemistry. It has also created a setting where researchers from all over the world can interact synergistically and promote new collaborations. It is my hope that after the past few years when the conference has not been possible, that this event will be the biggest and best yet!
This conference would not be possible without the enormous effort of Martin Stillman and his research group. I thank them for their dedication to offering world-class, unforgettable events. The Department of Chemistry has strongly supported this conference series for many years and I am delighted to be able to continue the tradition and support this year’s meeting again. May you enjoy fruitful discussions, see old friends and make new acquaintances, and take time out to appreciate the beauty of the Georgian Bay area.
Professor and Acting Chair, Department of Chemistry,
The University of Western Ontario
Phone: 519-661-3122 Fax: 519-661-3022 www.uwo.ca/chem
Message From The Mayor of Parry Sound
On behalf of the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Parry Sound it gives me great pleasure again to welcome all Conference Participants to the Town of Parry Sound for the 8th Georgian Bay International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry.
It is a real honour to have Scientists from many countries in our community to attend this conference hosted in our Charles W. Stockey Centre. Again, we are very pleased that you have chosen our community to host your conference. While you are here, please take the opportunity to explore our Town and hopefully you will be able to return to our community as part of your leisure itinerary.
Town of Parry Sound.
52 Seguin Street, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1B4
Tel.: (705) 746-2101 Fax: (705) 746-7461 www.townofparrysound.com
Photos from past CanBIC Conferences.