February 2011
 

20 things to do in D.C.


MeetingsBY NICOLE KRESGE

To help you fill your free time at the 2011 annual meeting in Washington, D.C., we polled the ASBMB staff and came up with the following list of 20 of our favorite things to do in the city.

 

Accreditation 2011 – turning the corner


EducationBY PETER J. KENNELLY AND J. ELLIS BELL

The ASBMB Education and Professional Development Committee is exploring the possibility of offering accreditation for bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry and molecular biology.

 

An interview with Paul Adams


Minority AffairsPaul Adams, assistant professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, talks about his research and interests and shares some of the challenges he's faced in his scientific development.

 

Digital journal access: as you like it


BY ANGELA HVITVED

Two of ASBMB’s journals, Molecular and Cellular Proteomics and the Journal of Biological Chemistry, recently announced the release of alternate platforms for viewing content on the go.

 

Fellowships 101: policy opportunities for scientists


Career InsightsBY SARAH EDWARDS

For those of you who crave a career outside of the lab, you are in luck – there are loads of fellowship opportunities for scientists who want to work in the policy realm. 

 

MAC still on task


Minority AffairsBY CRAIG E. CAMERON

ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee chairman Craig E. Cameron discusses a few of his committee's recent achievements as well as some of the minority programming coming up at the 2011 annual meeting.

 

Noteworthy JLR papers


BY MARY L. CHANG

The February issue of the Journal of Lipid Research features an article demonstrating a successful advanced method that allows for the quick freezing of low-density lipoprotein particles, as well as a paper that looks at the feasibility of using the apolipoprotein A-I mimetic peptide L-4F as a potential therapeutic to increase high-density lipoprotein function in patients with coronary heart disease.

 

Online resources that make science fun for all ages


Sci.CommBY LOLA OLUFEMI

The Internet offers a bevy of resources that make science less intimidating and more exciting. Here, we give a brief rundown of some of our favorites.

 

The Lipid Research Division: director’s update


Lipid NewsBY DANIEL RABEN

Daniel Raben, director of the ASBMB Lipid Division, reflects on the division's accomplishments for 2010 and looks ahead to some of the things in store for 2011.

 

Two high notes for ‘Eddy’ Fischer in the JBC


BY ANGELA HOPP

The Jan. 21 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry contained two classic articles by Edmond H. Fischer, who shared the 1992 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine with Edwin G. Krebs for their research on reversible protein phosphorylation.

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