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Register Today for the 39th Steenbock Symposium Titled 'Iron-Sulfur Proteins-Biogenesis, Regulation and Function'

The Department of Biochemistry and Department of Biomolecular Chemistry invite you to the 39th annual Steenbock Symposium on May 29-June 2, 2018. Registration is now open, and early discounted registration ends April 15.

This year’s symposium, entitled “Iron-Sulfur Proteins—Biogenesis, Regulation and Function,” will bring together scientists from across UW–Madison, the country, and the globe to discuss this unique class of proteins.

Patricia Kiley, professor and chair of Biomolecular Chemistry, and John Markley, biochemistry professor and director of the National Magnetic Resonance Facility at Madison (NMRFAM), are serving as this year’s organizers.

Flyer for the 39th Steenbock Symposium sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry

“This is really the only meeting on this class of proteins out there,” Kiley says. “We have held a meeting on iron-sulfur proteins in different locations in the United States and Europe for several years now — this year under the banner of Steenbock Symposium at UW–Madison — and it’s a unique and exciting event for those who work in this field. This is actually the second time that UW–Madison has hosted the meeting and reflects our rich history of investigations of Fe-S proteins beginning with Helmut Beinert, who pioneered spectroscopic methods that enabled their study.”

Twenty speakers are slotted for the event, and an additional 20 will be promoted from submitted abstracts. For more information on the symposium and to register, go to this link:

The Steenbock Symposium is supported by the Steenbock Endowment to honor Professor Harry Steenbock’s work as a distinguished Biochemistry faculty member, whose contributions spanned many areas of nutrition and biochemistry.