April 2012

Annual meeting special events

Career Speed Dating

SATURDAY, APRIL 21 • 4:45 – 5:45 P.M.
SAN DIEGO BALLROOM A, MARRIOTT MARQUIS HOTEL
Find your perfect career match at this professional development session for undergraduates. Experts in patent law, tech transfer, K – 12 education, science policy and seven other fields will be available to discuss exciting career opportunities at the bench and beyond.

Brekke for Next Gens

SUNDAY, APRIL 22, AND MONDAY, APRIL 23 • 7 – 8 A.M.
CONVENTION CENTER, ROOM 11A, UPPER LEVEL
Join Kim Orth on Sunday and Bettie Sue Masters on Monday for breakfast to discuss science and scientific careers. The event is free but open to undergraduates only. Preregister at www.asbmb.org/breakfast.

Workshop on LIPID MAPS
Lipidomics Tools

SUNDAY, APRIL 22 • 12:30 – 2 P.M.
CONVENTION CENTER, 11A, UPPER LEVEL
Lunch provided for first 35 attendees
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 • 1:30 – 2:30 P.M.
CONVENTION CENTER, 6B, UPPER LEVEL
This informal session will provide students and postdocs the opportunity to meet and visit with 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.

ASBMB Welcome and Networking Reception

Sponsored by the ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee
SUNDAY, APRIL 22 • 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.
MARRIOTT MARQUIS HOTEL,
MARINA BALLROOM D, SOUTH TOWER
The ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee welcomes primary investigators, industry professionals, educators, young scientists and students to enjoy this networking and mentoring reception featuring research posters by the 2012 Graduate Minority Travel Award recipients.

Effectively Communicating Your Science

Sponsored by the ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee
MONDAY, APRIL 23 • 12:30 – 2 P.M.
CONVENTION CENTER, 6B, UPPER LEVEL
It has never been more important to communicate science and its value to the public. How can we make scientific discovery a high national priority? What can each of us do to make a difference? This panel features Nobel laureate Paul Berg, National Public Radio science correspondent Joe Palca, Deputy Director of Practices, Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center (SynBERC), Megan J. Palmer, Huffington Post senior science correspondent Cara Santa Maria, and moderator and ASBMB President-elect Jeremy Berg.

Lipid Droplets:
Basic Working Principles

MONDAY, APRIL 23 • 12:30 – 2 P.M.
CONVENTION CENTER, 11A, UPPER LEVEL
Our partner for this workshop is Avanti Polar Lipids.
Lipid droplets, organelles found in cells of vertebrates, invertebrates and plants, have received much attention of late because of their importance in lipid-based diseases, in host-pathogen interactions and in the production of biofuels. This workshop will focus on the working principles and methodologies of lipid droplet research.

ASBMB Scientific Fermentation Hour

MONDAY, APRIL 23 • 6 – 7 P.M.
CONVENTION CENTER,
WEST TERRACE (BAYSIDE), UPPER LEVEL
Relax at this casual post-session happy hour and continue the scientific discussion, meet the speakers and network with others in your field.

ASBMB Poetry Contest Reading

MONDAY, APRIL 23 • 7 – 7:30 P.M.
CONVENTION CENTER, 6A LOBBY AREA, UPPER LEVEL
Join us in support of our prize-winning poets and the runners-up, who will read their science-themed verses for all to enjoy.

Brewing Science,
ASBMB Tweet & Meet

MONDAY, APRIL 23 • 7:30 – 9:30 P.M.
MISSION BREWERY, 1441 L. ST.
Looking to learn how to share your science in an Internet 2.0 world? Need practice communicating your science to lay audiences? Just like beer? Then join us for Brewing Science, an informal tweet-and-meet blend of scientists, communicators and concerned constituents.

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

TUESDAY, APRIL 24 • 12:30 – 1:30 P.M.
CONVENTION CENTER, 11A, UPPER LEVEL
* Advance registration and fee required.
Suzanne Pfeffer, ASBMB’s president, will engage participants in a discussion to address work–life balance and the practice of successful time management to achieve and sustain personal and professional satisfaction.

ASBMB Women Scientists Networking Event

TUESDAY, APRIL 24 • 6 – 8 P.M.
CONVENTION CENTER, 11A, UPPER LEVEL
Join fellow women biochemists and molecular biologists for a topical discussion of how women scientists can better support each other. Featured presenters: Ellen Daniell, author of “Every Other Thursday: Stories and Strategies from Successful Women Scientists,” and Christine Guthrie, ASBMB-Merck Award lecturer.


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