World Meningitis Day

April 2018

Cover of the current issue of ASBMB Today

Conserving artifacts
with microbes

Award winners,
beaches and cheap eats

On mental illness
during grad school


  • Because of your activism, Congress has passed an omnibus package that will fund the National institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and Department of Energy’s Office of Science at $37 billion, $7.8 billion and $6.26 billion in appropriations, respectively. These increases would not have been possible if not for the tireless efforts of advocates like you!
  • Looking for your next job? Visit the ASBMB Job Board for recent postings of academic and industry positions from around the world. 

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  • Nominate a colleague for an ASBMB annual award. The deadline for nominations is May 2.


Grassroots Advocacy: How to write an op-ed

Advocacy comes in many shapes and sizes. Whether it's marching or performing outreach activities, there are many ways to amplify your message and build support for important issues that affect you and your community. Learn more about joining the op-ed writing campaign .

ASBMB Today April 2018

The April issue of ASBMB Today is full of information you’ll need if you’re attending the 2018 ASBMB Annual Meeting. Find profiles of this year’s annual award lecturers, a map of main attractions in San Diego (aka beaches), a dining guide and a schedule of sessions about life outside of the lab. The cover story this month is about using microbes to preserve artifacts. Also in this issue is a Retrospective for Nobel laureate Günter Blobel, two essays (one by a grad student and the other by a faculty member) about problems with the GRE, a sampling of new research published in ASBMB journals, and much more. Read the April issue .

Journal News

The Year in JBC

Look back on 2017 with The Year in JBC, a special collection of papers across the journal's subject areas. And catch up on review papers you may have missed with the  2017 Minireview Compendium . Both of the collections are free to download. Share them with your peers and students.

Your technological advances belong at MCP

Molecular & Cellular Proteomics  is the home for papers describing new, impactful technologies that make substantial contributions to the understanding of proteomics. As described in the editors'  January editorial, papers describing these technologies do not have to include solutions to biological problems. The editors encourage authors to submit technology papers to MCP.

Member News

Jakob joins JBC as associate editor

Ursula Jakob of the University of Michigan became an associate editor for the Journal of Biological Chemistry in September. She spoke with ASBMB Today about her lab’s work exploring molecular chaperones and mechanisms of bleach resistance in bacterial and human cells.

Cech named science adviser to STORM Therapeutics

STORM Therapeutics has named Thomas Cech as a science adviser. Founded in 2015, STORM Therapeutics is a British-based developer of small-molecule inhibitors of RNA-modifying enzymes for the treatment of cancer. A leading figure in the field of RNA research, Cech shared the 1989 Nobel Prize in chemistry for discovering the catalytic properties of RNA.

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