Five things to do before the annual meeting


Get ready to take advantage of networking opportunities the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting.

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Poster tips


Quinn Vega of Montclair State University offers tips for those presenting posters at the ASBMB annual meeting later this month in Boston.

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Plenary lecturer: C. David Allis


C. David Allis at Rockefeller University is an expert in chromatin, the complex formed between DNA and histones. His laboratory is interested in the post-translational modifications that occur on histones to remodel regions of chromatin into active and quiescent forms. Mutations in histones have been linked to several diseases, including a lethal form of pediatric cancer.

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Plenary lecturer: Bonnie L. Bassler


Bonnie L. Bassler has been at the center of attention since 2002, when she received a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, also known as the “genius award.” The recognition came for her work on the intricate communication systems used by bacteria, known as quorum sensing. Since then, Bassler has had a spotlight on her. She has been profiled by major news outlets and gave a TED talk in 2009, the video of which has accumulated almost 2 million views.

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Plenary lecturer: Ian Wilson


Ian Wilson is a structural biologist at The Scripps Research Institute. His laboratory focuses on how the immune system recognizes and neutralizes foreign antigens, such as the ones found on pathogens. The laboratory uses high-resolution X-ray crystallography to study various components of the immune system, such as antibodies and T-cell receptors, and their complexes with antigenic proteins.

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Meet the 2015 annual meeting bloggers and tweeters!


Whether you plan to be at the meeting in Boston or simply following along from home, our small army of bloggers and tweeters will keep you in the know.

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