May 2010
 

ASBMB: A Global Society


Science GlobeTo celebrate the global science theme of this issue of ASBMB Today, we have created maps showing the global distribution of our society members, journal editorial board members and accepted journal papers. The following links will take you to these maps.

 

ASBMB’s International Flavor


Sci Focus IconBY NICK ZAGORSKI

Although the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is ostensibly an American-based enterprise, ASBMB, like the science it represents, is truly an international entity. In recognition of this global reach, we present profiles of some of these international men and women of ASBMB.

 

Coming to America


American FlagIt’s fairly common for international scientists to come to the United States for training. In fact, most labs are very multicultural, with their members representing several countries. Below, Carole Sourbier and Tertius de Kluyver tell their stories about coming to America.

 

Global Society Membership


membership_map_thumbThis map shows the geographic distribution of American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology members in 2009.

 

Journal Editorial Board Membership


journal_editors_map_thumbThis map shows the 2010 geographical distribution of editorial board members for the three American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology journals: the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the Journal of Lipid Research and Molecular and Cellular Proteomics.

 

Journal Manuscript Acceptance


journal_acceptance_map_thumbThis map shows the number of manuscripts that ASBMB journals (the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the Journal of Lipid Research and Molecular and Cellular Proteomics) accepted from each country in 2009.

 

The Global State of Science Funding


GlobeBY LESLIE W. CHINN

While federal science funding has remained relatively stable in the U.S. through the recent worldwide financial crisis, scientists in other nations have seen alarming headlines.

 

The Humboldt Foundation


HumboldtBY NICK ZAGORSKI

Naturalist, explorer and geographer Alexander von Humboldt Alexander von Humboldt was a man who was ahead of the curve. A 19th century naturalist, explorer and geographer, Humboldt left a lasting legacy, not only from his countless scientific

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