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May 2017

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  • Applications for the "The Art of Science Communication" online course are being accepted through June 1. The course will start June 5. Learn more  

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  • We are now accepting nominations for the society's annual awards. Visit the submission site to find out which awards are available, to see candidate criteria and to learn which supporting documentation is required for nominations. The deadline for nominations is July 1.  


Eight ASBMB members elected to the National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences announced the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates. The academy class of 2017 includes eight ASBMB members .

ASBMB Today May 2017

In her final cover story as ASBMB Today’s managing editor, Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay explores why the National Institutes of Health is preparing to fund cryo-electronmicroscopy facilities across the nation. The issue also contains a feature about how serendipitous meetings and basic biochemistry accelerated the push for a cure for the rare and fatal Lafora disease. In the news section, learn about new research on wasp venom and corneal disease. The Perspectives section offers the next essay in our ongoing “Do-Overs” series and advice pieces on finding careers beyond academia and writing emails that won’t induce anxiety in recipients.

Journal News

JBC is #OnAMission

We're bringing significant, enduring research to the scientific community. Want to know more? Find out what we take pride in, what changes we've been making and where we're headed at , or get the overview from Editor-in-Chief Lila Gierasch in her recent interview with EB TV .

JBC through the expert's eye

Introducing Editors' Picks Highlights! These short, authoritative articles will help you deconstruct the context, conclusions and open questions surrounding Editors' Picks papers. Check out the first two Highlights on P450 regioselectivity and viral fusion , and keep watching this page for more.

Member News

Research!America honors Sharp

Phillip Sharp , professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the 2017 recipient of the  Raymond and Beverly Sackler Award  for Sustained National Leadership by Research!America.

Hart is inaugural recipient of Englund professorship

Gerald Hart , professor and director of the department of biological chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the  Paul and Christine Englund professorship in biochemistry .

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