April 2011
 

2011 ASBMB Special Symposia Series


Special SymposiaThis year's symposia will offer a unique experience via six biochemistry themes being held July 20 – Oct. 30 at a variety of locations.

 

Genome Biology: Tsunami


TsunamiBY GREGORY A. PETSKO

A reprint of a commentary in Genome Biology by ASBMB Past president Gregory Petsko in response to the December 2004 tsunami that hit Indonesia. It began at the bottom of the ocean, off the west coast of Indonesia.

 

Meet the 2011 ASBMB Hill Day attendees


Hill DayBY NICOLE KRESGE

The 16 students who attended the 2011 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Hill Day ranged from an undergraduate student from Miami University who studies the stability of tannins under gastrointestinal conditions to a mathematician at the University of Mississippi Medical Center who is interested in integrated physiological modeling.

 

RNAi therapeutics run interference


RNAiBY CHRISTEN BROWNLEE

RNA interference is getting the axe at major pharmaceutical companies. Is it too soon?

 

Special Symposium: Cellular traffic of lipids and calcium at membrane contact sites


Special SymposiaBY TIM LEVINE AND WILLIAM PRINZ

Joint meeting sponsored by ASBMB and Biochemical Society will be one of the first to focus exclusively on MSCs.

 

Special Symposium: Chemical, synthetic and systems biology: new directions of biochemistry in the 21st century


Special SymposiaBY ARCADY MUSHEGIAN AND ALED EDWARDS

Second special symposium on systems biology will explore the connections between the three areas of modern biochemistry.

 

Special Symposium: Gene regulation by noncoding RNAs


Special SymposiaBY RICHARD CARTHEW AND JENNIFER DOUDNA

Sessions will cover a variety of topics including the biogenesis of small noncoding RNAs and genetic, genomic and biochemical approaches to post-transcriptional silencing mediated by siRNAs.

 

Special Symposium: Na,K-ATPase and related P-type ATPases: structure, biology and medicine


Special SymposiaBY KATHLEEN SWEADNER

The four-day meeting will have sessions devoted to structure and mechanism, cell biology and trafficking, regulation, signaling, and mechanisms in physiology and medicine.

 

Special Symposium: Recent advances in pathogenic human viruses


Special SymposiaBY KUAN-TEH JEANG AND DOUGLAS LOWY

ASBMB’s first meeting in China will cover the molecular biology, pathogenesis and antiviral host defenses of a range of human viruses.

 

Special Symposium: Student-centered education in the molecular life sciences II


Special SymposiaBY J. ELLIS BELL

Follow-up meeting will emphasize student-centered approaches in the classroom and laboratory.

 

Student-postdoc Hill Day: a Capitol success


Hill DayBY ANGELA HVITVED

ASBMB held its third student/postdoc Hill Day this past March. The event was a huge success, with 16 young scientists joining forces with members of ASBMB’s PAAC and public affairs staff to make 58 visits to House and Senate offices.

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