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October 2018

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Scientific session snapshots

Mona Nemer: Canada’s top science adviser

Zika’s cellular neighborhood


  • It’s time to cast your ballot in the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s elections. As a member of the society, your input is important. Cast your vote.


ASBMB Today October 2018

In the October issue, we offer a round-up of the scientific sessions planned for the 2019 ASBMB annual meeting. Also, an in-depth Q&A with Mona Nemer, Canada’s top science adviser; a look at how researchers are speeding up plant growth; and some advice on writing an abstract that gets noticed. Read the October issue .

Provide feedback on the NIH’s evolving Next Generation Researchers Initiative policy

The ASBMB public affairs staff and Public Affairs Advisory Committee want your opinion on the National Institute of Health’s latest policy initiatives to support the next generation of researchers.  As a member of the research community, you have a valuable perspective and we want to make sure that the NIH takes note! 

Journal News

Lipidomics community seeks harmony

In a recent position paper in the Journal of Lipid Research, scientists in the lipidomics community call for harmonization of approaches to blood plasma lipidomics. They hope the effort will move biomarkers discovered with mass spectrometry-based lipidomics toward clinical use. Read their recommendations  here .

JBC recognizes emerging investigators' contributions

The Journal of Biological Chemistry editors appreciate that the success of the biomedical research enterprise hinges on the creativity, doggedness and physical labor of scientists in training and in the early stages of their careers. In recognition of those emerging investigators’ contributions to the field of biological chemistry, the journal selects each year a handful of first authors of exceptional papers as winners of the Herb Tabor Young Investigator Award .

Member News

ASBMB member Steitz wins Lasker lifetime achievement award

The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation announced today the recipients of the 2018 Lasker Awards. Among the four recipients was  Joan Steitz , a professor of biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators and a member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular

Congratulations to our annual award winners!

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology this week named a dozen scientists the winners of its annual awards. The recipients will give talks about their work at the society's 2019 annual meeting, which will be held in conjunction with the Experimental Biology conference April 6–9 in Orlando.

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