SBIC governance

SBIC Bylaws define President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer, as the elected officers of the society. All officers' terms start on October 1 and end on September 30. The President serves a two-year term and the Secretary and Treasurer serve four-year terms. The President-Elect serves one year before taking over the office of President. Contact the society for the contact information of the individuals below. 

Name Role Term (From - To)
Vincent Pecoraro, Michigan, USA President    2020 - 2022
Sue Berners-Price, Brisbane, Australia Past President    2020 - 2022
Christian Hartinger, Auckland, NZ Secretary    2019 - 2023
Charles G. Riordan, Newark, DE, USA Treasurer    2020 - 2024

 

JBIC Editor-in-Chief

Nils Metzler Nolte, Bochum         2020-2024 

The Editor-in-Chief of JBIC is appointed by the SBIC Council for a specified term and is a non-voting member of the SBIC Council. See the link for the complete list of Editors of JBIC and membership of the Editorial Advisory Board.

STANDING COMMITTEES 

The major elected committee of the society is the SBIC Council. The Council serves effectively as a representative executive committee in helping the President make decisions about society initiatives. The Council consists of eight elected members serving staggered four-year terms. SBIC Officers participate ex officio in Council discussions. The President may appoint up to four additional Council members. The memberships of Council and other appointed committees are listed below.

COUNCIL

Name Term (From - To)
Liliana Quintanar, Mexico   2017  -  2021
Liz Nolan, Cambridge, USA   2018  -  2022
Hongzhe Sun, Hong Kong*   2018  -  2022
Kazuya Kikuchi, Osaka, Japan   2019  -  2023
Clotilde Policar, Paris, France   2019  -  2023
Celine Marmion, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland   2020  -  2024
Elizabeth New, University of Sydney, Australia   2020  -  2024

appointed to fill the vacancy of Deborah Zamble (deceased)

Non-voting Members

Name Role Term (From - To)
Roland Sigel, Zurich, CH  Program Committee/ICBIC IOC   
Nils Metzler Nolte, Bochum JBIC Editor-in-Chief    2020 - 2024
Wonwoo Nam,  Seoul, South Korea Chair of the AsBIC Steering Committee    2021 - 2022

 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

The Nominations Committee is only involved in identifying the slate of nominees for the SBIC elections.

Name Role Term (From - To)
Alison Butler, Santa Barbara Chair
Member
  2020 - 2021
  2018 - 2019
Yoshi Watanabe, Nagoya, Japan Member   2018 - 2021
Peng Chen, Beijing, China Member    2018 - 2021
Norah Barba-Behrens, Mexico City, Mexico Member   2020 - 2023
Peter Faller, Strasbourg, France Member    2020 - 2023
Sigríður Guðrún Suman, Reykjavik, Iceland Member   2020 - 2023

 

SOCIETY HONORARY MEMBERS

Harry Gray
Richard Holm
Karl Wieghardt
Bernhard Lippert
Jan Reedijk
Helmut Sigel

POLICIES & PROCEDURES 

The Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry was originally established as a Private Limited Company in the United Kingdom. The Certificate of Incorporation (for Company No. 3096782) was signed on 31 August 1995. At that time both a Memorandum of Association and the Articles of Association were established. The Articles of Association form the SBIC Bylaws and these dictate the operation of our society unless formally superseded or amended by Council action. In 1999, the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology (FASEB) was contracted to manage society business (and in 2006 to host the society website). In 2020, the management transferred to MCI USA.