September 2011

ASBMB annual award winners named

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in July named 12 scientists the winners of its annual awards. The newly announced recipients and one winner from 2011 will give talks at the annual meeting April 21 – 25 in San Diego.


Here we go again

Have you heard the latest attacks being made on peer-reviewed science? Whether it's criticisms from well-respected interest groups or fringe elements with very specific social agendas, lately it seems that everywhere you turn the peer-review process in agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health is being questioned.


Member update

Read about ASBMB members' new initiatives, awards and accolades.


Nathan Sharon (1925—2011)

Nathan Sharon, a lifelong ambassador for science and an accomplished glycoscientist, died June 17. He was 85.


New faces and initiatives at UAN

As researchers and educators, we understand the need for an academically rigorous curriculum for undergraduates studying biochemistry and molecular biology. Undergraduate training also should include opportunities for students to broaden and deepen their education.


Reminder: online graduation survey

The deadline for the 2010-2011 ASBMB Graduation Survey is Sept. 30.  



Resource: genomewide epigenetic maps

Researchers in the Reference Epigenome Mapping Consortium, part of the NIH Common Fund’s Roadmap Epigenomics Program (http epigenomics), have begun creating a community resource of genomewide epigenetic maps in a variety of human primary cell and tissue types. The


Saul Roseman (1921—2011)

Saul Roseman, professor emeritus of biology at The Johns Hopkins University, died peacefully July 2 after a career in science of nearly 70 years.


Scenes from the ASBMB special symposia

The 2011 Special Symposia Series kicked off in July with meetings held in Guangzhou, China, and Richmond, Va.


Tabor Award winners

Amy Walker, an instructor at Harvard Medical School and the Center for Cancer Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Chun-Hong Chen, an assistant investigator at the National Health Research Institute in Taiwan, each won a Herbert Tabor/Journal of Biological Chemistry Young Investigator award.  


The importance of mentorship

Scientists become scientists by apprenticeship. We learn how to identify a question, design an experiment, publish and present our findings, write a grant application and lead a team. We learn how to get a job, keep a job and get promoted. We learn how to manage people and hopefully how to inspire them.


We need your input

Take one of the ASBMB surveys evaluating gender issues in academic science. 

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