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The 37th Gibbs Conference on Biothermodynamics 

October 14-17, 2023

Touch of Nature Outdoor Education Center,

Carbondale, IL 


Tonya Zeczycki and Krishna Mallela

Keynote: Dan Herschlag

Ackers Lecturer: Karen Fleming 

Mission Statement

The Gibbs Society of Biological Thermodynamics is committed to advancing the development and application of thermodynamic principles to understand biological systems; fostering the professional growth of early-career trainees; promoting an equitable, accessible, and inclusive biothermodynamics community; and hosting an annual conference that includes significant opportunities for trainee oral presentations. 

Committees and Other Contributors to Conference Organization

Ackers Lecturer Selection Committee

Vince J. LiCata (Chair) 2021 –
and current members of the Gibbs Society Board of Directors


Fundraising Committee

Ernie Fuentes (Chair), Lisa Warner and Allyn Schoeffler


Local Arrangements Committee

Carlos Castañeda (Chair) Tori Dunlap and Emma Morrison


Poster Committee

Steve Whitten (Chair) and Sean Fanning


Presentation Logistics Committee

Stephen Fried (chair), Clarissa Durie and Kurt Piepenbrink
Trainee members:  TBD

Program Book Committee

Madeline Shea (Chair), Greg DeKoster and David Bain

Registration – JotForm and PayPal

Nicholas C. Fitzkee


Saturday Night Thermo Co-Organizers

Ana Marie Soto and Vince J. LiCata
Trainee members:  TBD


SharePoint Guru

James R. Horn


Speaker Nominating Committee

Krishna Mallela, Tonya Zeczycki


Webmasters for Gibbs Society -

Sarah E. Bondos and Chiwook Park (2020 – present)

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