Although its annual meeting provides a great opportunity to experience a wide range of exciting science and meet many people, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology understands that sometimes science needs a more intimate setting. For that reason, the society established smaller special symposia programs with specific themes every fall. The special symposia provide an excellent means for researchers in underrepresented or emerging scientific fields to discuss the latest science and network. And, although the symposia can be considered small meetings, there is nothing small about the science; the quality of the meeting organizers, presenters and programming is second to none.
This year, the symposia will explore the biochemistry of membrane traffic, the endosomal sorting complex required for transport (ESCRT) system, the detection and evaluation of post-translational modifications and the role of chromatin and RNA polymerase II in transcriptional regulation. The symposia will be held between Sept. 30 and Oct. 31 in Lake Tahoe, Calif., or Snowbird, Utah. More details on each meeting can be found by clicking on the links below. We also will be producing a journal compendium to go with each symposium, so be on the lookout for those in the fall.