April 2013

Special events

For details, visit www.asbmb.org.

Computational Tools for Assigning Enzymatic Functions Workshop: Examples from the Glutathione Transferase Superfamily
This workshop is sponsored by the Enzyme Function Initiative (EFI), a large-scale collaborative project from the National Institute for General Medical Sciences.
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21
Co-organizers: John A. Gerlt, University of Illinois and Patricia C. Babbitt, University of California at San Francisco
Proteomics of Post-translational Modifications Workshop
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 23
Session chairman: Steven P. Gygi, Harvard Medical School
Presentations followed by a panel discussion and questions from audience.
Professional Development for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Trainees
Saturday, April 20, Room 253C
* Advance registration required
Opening Reception
Saturday, April 20, Ballroom West, after the opening lecture
Kick start your meeting experience enjoying refreshments while connecting with friends and fellow attendees.
A Science Revolution: Undergraduate Uprisings 

The Biochemists are Coming! Orientation for Undergraduates
11:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20, Room 50
Intercontinental Congress: The 17th Annual Undergraduate Research Poster Competition
1 p.m. to 4:30 pm Saturday, April 20, East Registration Area
* Advance registration required
Declaration of Independence: Undergraduate Workshop
Beyond College: Coping with Some Common Challenges
4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Saturday, April 20, Room 50
Boston Tea Parties: Undergraduate Breakfasts with Award-Winning Scientists
7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Sunday, April 21, and Monday, April 22, Room 255
* Advance registration required

Fostering Partnerships among Colleges: University and K – 12 Workshop
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, Room 251
* Advance registration required
How Scientists Can Save the World
Sponsored by the ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee
12:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 20, Room 258
Join the leading names in science and public policy as they discuss the massive challenges facing society in the next 100 years. Learn how science holds many of the solutions to problems like hunger, health, and sustainability — and how to be an advocate for science.
ASBMB Welcome and Networking Reception
Sponsored by the ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, Commonwealth Ballroom of the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.
Open Meeting on ASBMB Certification Program for Bachelor’s Degrees
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 22, Room 251
From the Lab to the Kitchen Table: Communicating Science to a Lay Audience
Monday, April 22, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Room 255
This interactive program features successful outreach activities and teaches attendees techniques for effectively communicating their science to the lay public
ASBMB Thematic Fermentation Happy Hour
6 p.m. Monday, April 22, outside the ASBMB sessions in the Northeast Foyer
Relax at this casual, post-session happy hour and continue the scientific discussion, meet the speakers and network.
ASBMB Science Café: The New Social Networking Event
7 p.m. Monday, April 22, Sauciety Restaurant at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel
Y.E.S. Mixer (Young Experimental Scientists)
9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday, April 22, Galleria at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel 
Science Cafés 101: An Interactive Guide to Organizing Your Own Science Café
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, Room 255
ASBMB Women Scientists Networking Event
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, Room 257B

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