CanBIC-8 will start on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023 **due to the many COVID-19 related cancellations of conferences in 2020, and 2021, we feel 2022 will be too congested. So, we have reluctantly postponed CanBIC-8 again now, finally, to May, 2023.
Professor Angela Casini (Cardiff University) was the 2019 CanBIC 7 Plenary Speaker.
Click here for the list of speakers from CanBIC-7
On Line Registration for CanBIC-8 is currently *CLOSED* will open in early January, 2023
Abstract submission for CanBIC-8 is currently *CLOSED* will open in early January, 2023
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The CanBIC Coach leaves at 5 pm on Tuesday May 23rd, 2023 from the Marriott Toronto Airport HOTEL. Free shuttle every 20 minutes from the airport. Takes less than 10 minutes.
CanBIC (1,2,3,4 & 5) photos are available on the Shutterfly site(see below for more details).
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Click Here for the 2022 CanBIC-8 Poster
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 28th morning in 2022 - leaving at 8 am and arriving at Pearson Airport (YYZ) at 11:30 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
The Comfort Inn, 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
Comfort 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.
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)
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 now 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 Birthday Celebration on Monday May 22nd, 2023, 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 earlier this month (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.
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, with Opening Ceremonies at 8:40 am in the Stockey Centre Main Hall on Wednesday, 24th May. With the Plenary Lecture ending the day late on Wednesday, before the first of two short violin and piano recitals (booking to be confirmed as of March, 2021). The Banquet will be on Friday evening, 26th May, 2023. We will organize the CanBIC Coach from the Marriott Toronto Airport, 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-7 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 90 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 have contracted the musicians - Ms. Katie Stillman and Ms. Miaomiao Yu - once again for 2 short recitals on the Wednesday and Thursday evenings. 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.
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 Killarney Provincial Park 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.
Message from Prof. MATT DAVISON, Dean of Science (2019)
Welcome to the seventh Georgian Bay International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry. The important work your community is doing on the study of metals and their impact on biological systems is not just of intrinsic scientific interest, it also is also of key importance to many problems of industrial and environmental importance. I am sure you will be inspired by the lovely Georgian Bay landscapes as you share your novel insights and techniques, renew treasured collaborations, and build new ones. Congratulations to Martin Stillman and the entire organizing committee for putting together such 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 experience.
Dean of Science
The University of Western Ontario, Canada
Message from Prof. Yining Huang, Chair of Chemistry (2019)
On behalf of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Western Ontario, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 7th 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 promoting new collaborations. There will be no exception this time. This conference would not be possible without Martin Stillman and his research group. I would like to thank them for their efforts in organizing what promises to be another unforgettable event. The Department of Chemistry has been supported this conference series for 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 Georgian Bay area.
Professor and 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 (2019)
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 7th Georgian Bay International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry. We are very honoured to have Scientists from many countries in our community to attend this conference hosted in our Charles W. Stockey Centre. 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