December 2019

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Ants in the lab

Gregg Semenza

JLR junior associate editors


  • Two new awards — the ASBMB Early-Career Leadership Award and the ASBMB Mid-Career Leadership Award — are now open for nominations.

  • Last chance abstract submission is now open for the 2020 ASBMB Annual Meeting. Submit your abstract by Jan. 30.

  • ASBMB members may submit proposals for symposia to be held in 2021. The deadline is Dec. 31.


ASBMB Today December 2019

This month, contributing writer Alyson Smith takes us inside the labs of Danny Reinberg and Shelley Berger who use ants to study epigenetics. Staff writer John Arnst talks to Nobel laureate Gregg Semenza about hypoxia. And it’s our annual gift guide!

ASBMB Today November 2019

Science writer John Arnst talks to researchers who use cryo-electron microscopy to study recently identified giant viruses that steal the genes of their prey. We also meet Sean Davidson, a Journal of Lipid Research associate editor, and talk to the 12 researchers who will receive awards at the 2020 ASBMB annual meeting. Read the November issue .

Journal News

New JLR virtual issue on lipoprotein (a)JLR Junior Associate Editor Gissette Reyes-Soffer highlights the work of early career researchers seeking to further our understanding of lipoprotein (a) pathophysiology.
Special issue of MCP: Multiomics studies of cancerResearchers surfing this multiomics wave report a plethora of new tools and approaches this month in a special issue of the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics devoted to integrating multiple omics.

Member News

New books

Read up on some of the latest books written by ASBMB members , including Bill Sullivan's "Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are."

In memoriam: Boyd O’Dell (1916–2019)Boyd O’Dell, one of the first scientists to reveal the important roles that folic acid and vitamin B12 play in development, died April 21. He was 102.
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