Fostering Partnerships between Colleges, Universities and K-12 Schools Workshop  

Saturday, April 21, 2012
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Organizing Committee:
Regina Stevens-Truss, Kalamazoo Col., Bob Dutnall, Univ. of San Diego, 
Jeremy Thorner, UC Berkeley, Peter J. Kennelly, Virginia Tech, 
Weiyi Zhao, ASBMB, Ishara Mills-Henry, MIT, and Tim Herman, Milwaukee sch. of Eng.

View the program line-up for the Education and Professional Development theme.  


Workshop on LIPID MAPS Lipidomics Tools 

Sunday, April 22, 2012
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 pm
Lunch will be provided for the first 35 attendees.

Presented by Eoin Fahy, UCSD 

A brief overview, live demonstration and question-and-answer session of the online resources available on the LIPID MAPS website, including searchable lipid and gene/protein databases, structure drawing tools, mass-spectrometry prediction programs, lipid-related pathways, experimental protocols and consortium generated datasets will be presented. This workshop should be of interest to lipidomics researchers and bioinformaticists. It will highlight the diversity and unique structural and biochemical challenges of the lipidome, and will provide users with a suite of convenient online tools for the purpose of information retrieval and  lipidomic data analysis.   


Teaching Session with Stuart Kornfeld:  Modeling the Molecular Machinery of the Protein Trafficking Pathway  

Sunday, April 22, 2012
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  

This informal session will provide students and post-docs an opportunity to meet and visit with Dr. Kornfeld and other researchers who have contributed to the field of protein trafficking.  Physical models of key proteins involved in protein trafficking pathways will be available – and will frame these conversations about the recent discovery of essential features of the trafficking pathway.   


Come join us for a unique tour of this fascinating field – led by people who have made significant contributions to the field, and enhanced by physical models of key proteins and by stunning cellular landscapes that illustrate the process.  Learn more...  

Lipid Droplets: Basic Working Principles  

Monday, April 23, 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, check program for schedule information.
Our partner for this workshop is Avanti Polar Lipids 

Robert V. Stahelin, Indiana Univ. Sch. of Med.-South Bend
Dawn Brasaemle, Rutgers Univ.
Tobias Walther - Yale Univ.
David Silver - Albert Einstein Col. of Med. 

Lipid droplets, organelles found in cells of vertebrates, invertebrates, and plants, have received much attention of late due to their importance in lipid-based diseases, host-pathogen interactions, and in the production of biofuels. This workshop will focus on the working principles and methodologies of lipid droplet reserach to engage those interested in expanding their knowledge or entering this field of research.

Light refreshments will be hosted.  General seating available and doors open 15 minutes prior to event start. 
View the program line-up for the Lipid and Lipid Signaling theme.

Work-Life Balance and Time Management: A Professional Development Workshop for Students, Postdocs and Junior Faculty

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

ASBMB is sponsoring a lunchtime workshop addressing work-life balance and the practice of successful time management to achieve and sustain personal and professional satisfaction.  Registration for this event is available through the Experimental Biology (EB) meeting registration site only.  Sign up for this event when you register for the EB meeting.  Registration includes lunch.

Space is limited and registration will close when the event is fully subscribed.  There will be no onsite registration.

ASBMB members must sign up to attend and will receive complimentary event registration
$20 for all other EB registrants.  
Event registration will close when fully subscribed.