Venerdì 4 novembre 2016, alle ore 10.00, presso l’Aula Falaschi dell’Istituto di Genetica Molecolare (IGM) – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) di Pavia (via Abbiategrasso 207 – Entrata: Polo Cravino – Via Ferrata 9A), si terrà il seminario “Non-traditional science career”.


Nancy Ryan Gray, President and Chief Executive Officer “Gordon Research Conferences”

Host: Andrea Mattevi e Arianna Risi Rota


Nancy Ryan Gray is the current Director of the Gordon Research Conferences. Nancy received her B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame in 1981 and her Ph.D. in Fuel Chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University in 1985. She was a Scientific Fellow at the Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, during 1984. Nancy has participated in and been an invited speaker at the Analytical Pyrolysis Gordon Conference. Prior to joining GRC, Nancy served as the Director of Membership at the American Chemical Society (ACS). The Membership Division included the Departments of Career Services, Membership Activities, Meetings and Expositions, Awards and Divisional Activities, Local Section and Community Activities, and Industry Member Programs. In addition to serving as Membership Director, Nancy was the liaison to the Board Committee on Grants and Awards and the Council Committee on Nominations and Elections and was responsible for stewarding the ACS national election process. Prior to joining the ACS, Nancy spent nine years working as an industrial research chemist at Exxon Production Research Company in Houston, Texas. Nancy served as Research Specialist in Organic Chemistry working in the Environmental Conservation Section where she was responsible for communicating chemical data and technical results to operations and field management personnel at Exxon as well as to environmental compliance regulators and government representatives. Nancy developed, organized, and presented technical training courses in oil and gas exploration and production, petroleum geochemistry, and environmental site assessment and remediation. Nancy is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the American Chemical Society. []

Gordon Research Conferences, founded in 1931 and headquartered in Rhode Island, is an organization that organizes prestigious international scientific conferences dedicated to advancing the frontiers of scientific research in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences, and their related technologies. GRC organizes over 365 conferences, each highlighting the latest, cutting-edge research in fields ranging from physics to neurobiology, material science to medicine. Conference topics, to name just a few, include infectious and tropical disease, gene therapy, stem cells and cancer, computer-aided drug design, nanotechnology, new materials, bioterrorism defense, homeland and cyber security, forensic analysis of human DNA, nanocrystals and emerging energy technologies, environmental preservation, oceans and human health, string theory and cosmology. GRC is uniquely known for the rich discussions that take place after each scientific talk, where conference attendees debate the ideas presented to foster dynamic, scientific exchange. Discoveries such as the triple helix structure of DNA were first introduced and debated at a Gordon Research Conference! Each conference is limited to 200 attendees; scientists must apply to the conference and be selected by the conference chair to attend the meeting. All attendees are expected to interact and form an ongoing “community” of scientists that move the frontier of the field forward. []