March 2010

Professional Development at the Annual Meeting

Minority Scientists’ Welcome Reception

This year, the ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee is hosting a welcome reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 25, after the afternoon symposia. Primary investigators, industry professionals, educators, young professionals and students are welcome to attend this networking and mentoring event for discussions on various topics such as career opportunities, mentoring options and issues facing minority scientists.

Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist

ASBMB will present a special screening of the hit movie, “Naturally Obsessed: the Making of a Scientist” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 26. The documentary follows a group of eager students, mentored by Larry Shapiro, along a challenging and uncertain journey toward getting their doctoral degrees. The film was shot over three years’ time at Columbia University Medical Center and also documents how X-ray crystallography enables the discovery of the molecular structure of AMP-activated protein kinase, considered prime for targeted drug development because of its relevance to diabetes and obesity.

Research Funding by the American Cancer Society

At 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 26, Charles Saxe, American Cancer Society program director in cancer cell biology and metastasis, will describe the research grant mechanisms available at the ACS and how to best approach the application process. A peer review committee member and a grantee also will be present to provide further insights and to field questions.

Talk with the Editors: New Guidelines for Publishing in the JBC

The Journal of Biological Chemistry is hosting a discussion at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 25, for people interested in learning about the Journal of Biological Chemistry review guideline changes and how they affect submissions to the journal.

Women Scientists’ Panel and Networking Reception

Join fellow women biochemists and molecular biologists at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, for a panel discussion on the gender gap and its impact in the field of science. A reception will follow for informal discussion and networking. 

*Registration required.

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