Educational Resources

We are now providing educational resources to our global bioinorganic chemistry community.  In addition to serving as an aggregator that provides links to publicly available material, we are developing SBIC specific resources including lectures that promote subject matter in biological inorganic chemistry. These new resources such as lectures, flash cards and other materials can be found in the SBIC members area. Please contact us if you have educational resources that you would like to publicize through SBIC.

In early 2021, many members of our community contributed their lectures to this initiative, which we are highly grateful for. The lectures by Melissa Zastrow on the gut metallobiome and by Jennifer Bridwell-Rabb on chlorophyll biosynthesis are available below. For the remaining lectures log in to the Members Only Area and find the link to 'Member Content' or follow this link to SBIC Educational Resources.

  • Alison Butler - Marine Siderophores
  • Tom O’Halloran - Cu/Zn Homeostasis
  • David Giedroc - Heavy Metal Gene Regulation
  • Melissa Zastrow - Gut Metallobiome
  • Jennifer Bridwell-Rabb - Chlorophyll Biosynthesis
  • Dave Britt - Hydrogenase and Cofactor Biosynthesis
  • Tim Stemmler - FeS cluster Assembly
  • Peggy Carver - Metal Concentrations and Infectious Diseases
  • Kathy Franz - Metals and Azole Antimicrobials
  • Alejandro Vila - beta-Lactamases and drug resistance
  • Christian Hartinger - Bioorganometallic Chemistry and Drug Design
  • Nicolai Lehnert - Hemes and nitrogen metabolism
  • Anabella Ivancich - Trp and Tyr radicals in the chemistry of heme proteins
  • Sarah Michel - Protein RNA interactions
  • Vickie DeRose - Pt RNA Adducts
  • Dani Gibson - Pt(II) and Pt(IV) Anticancer drugs
  • Chris Orvig - Metal Based Imaging Agents
  • Andy Borovik - Protein Design in Natural Scaffolds
  • Karl Koebke - de Novo Protein Design of Cupredoxins
  • Markos Koutmos - Cobalamin and Methionine Synthase
  • Alison Narayan - Metalloenzyme "Bundles" for biosynthesis

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MPI Summer School: Methods in Molecular Energy Research: Theory and Spectroscopy

Since 2013, the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion organizes a Summer School "Methods in Molecular Energy Research: Theory and Spectroscopy" once a year, alternating between the three departments. The school aims at teaching students various research methods and at fostering exchange between students and scientists.

Frank Neese - Introduction to Quantum Chemical Methods


 Frank Neese - Ligand Field Theory


Frank Wennmohs - Introduction to ORCA program system


Eckhard Bill - Spin Hamiltonian Formalism for Transition Metal Complexes


Thorsten Glaser - Introduction to Magnetochemistry


Maurice van Gastel - EPR Spectroscopy


Eckhard Bill - Mössbauer Spectroscopy


Serena DeBeer - Introduction to X-ray Spectroscopy: mainly CAS and a bit of XES


Felix Tuczek - Optical Absorption Spectroscopy and MCD Spectroscopy


Frank Neese - Vibrational Spectroscopy


Shengfa Ye - Correlation of Electronic Structure with Reactivity