October 2–4, 2013



The workshop will once again take place at the beautiful Indian Lakes Resort located in Bloomingdale, Illinois, an easy 14 miles west of Chicago’s O’Hare airport. In addition to the conference center, the hotel hosts a wide range of delightful amenities, including dining options and ground transport to local restaurants.

The room rate for workshop attendees is $92 plus tax. Please make your reservation at the hotel’s website or by phone before September 14th to get the discounted group rate. The group code is ASM to get the discounted rate.

Air travel

The closest airport is O’Hare (ORD), but Midway (MDW) is also a good option.

Ground transport

A-1 Limo offers competitive rates to/from the conference hotel. Daytime rates are $24 to/from O’Hare airport (ORD), from $59 to/from Midway airport (MDW), and from $75 to/from downtown Chicago. Please call +1-630-833-3788 with your flight information to make a reservation. Taxis tend to be much more expensive than a prearranged limo. The hotel also offers shuttle service to a Metra train station with service to downtown Chicago.

Awards to support meeting attendance

The Enzymes in the Environment and TerraGenome RCNs are pleased to offer a limited number of awards to support meeting attendance by early career participants.

To qualify for a Young Scientist Grant the applicant must be:

  • A graduate student or post doc at a US institution.
  • The presenting author on a poster or volunteered oral presentation

The candidate must prepare the following and send these as an attachment in one email (in Subject Line of email put “Argonne Travel Grant”) to colin.bell@colostate.edu

  • Curriculum Vitae (pdf file);
  • A brief description of recent and current research (1-pg max, pdf file);
  • A copy of your submitted abstract;
  • Send one signed letter as pdf from your supervisor with a recommendation and verification that you are a student or post doc (this can be emailed directly from the reference).

The application, vita, and research statement are due by 12:00 PM on, July 31, 2013

All inquires about this award program and application process should be directed to Dr. Colin Bell (colin.bell@colostate.edu).

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