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Clark lab attends Gibbs Conference on Biothermodynamics

The Gibbs Conference on Biothermodynamics recently held its 26th annual meeting in Carbondale, IL. The Gibbs conference began in 1986 with a meeting to discuss the discipline of thermodynamics in biological systems. How does one apply the rigorous techniques utilized in thermodynamic studies to biological systems? How does one move away from the "garbage can thermodynamics," as described by Gary Ackers, to learn fundamental processes in biology?

The goal was to move away from simply measuring changes in Gibbs free energy to fill in tables found in textbooks and to learn how one can use the techniques to describe cellular reactions. In this regard, the conference has been spectacularly successful in advancing the field of biothermodynamics.

Members of the Clark lab attended the conference this year, after spending a day in Memphis, TN. They have prepared a summary of the conference and a slide show here.