August 2013

Imagining a sustainable biomedical enterprise

ASBMB President Jeremy Berg writes about what a sustainable biomedical enterprise might look like and what steps might be taken to make it a reality.


Turning controversy into action

ASBMB's science policy fellow Chris Pickett describes the role of scientists when it comes to preparing those in the government and the judiciary for dealing with high-profile controversies, such as the Supreme Court’s ruling on patents on complementary DNA and the release of the draft High Quality Research Act.


Member update

Highlights include:

► Two members become HHMI investigators
► Rockefeller's Young named Shaw laureate
► Davis named founding faculty for Quinnipiac med school
► Tomic–Canic joins NINR advisory council
► In memoriam: Stefan Andersson
► Members’ age-related disease projects win BrightFocus grants
► Strittmatter wins NCATS award to repurpose shelved compound
► New and departing ASBMB Council and committee members


Congratulations to our award winners

Find out who have been honored with the society's annual awards and will be giving award lectures at the Experiment Biology 2014 meeting in San Diego in April.


François Jacob (1920—2013)

The death of François Jacob at age 92 on April 19 should serve as a reminder in this age of 20-plus-person publications of the deep thinking and superb critical experimental skill of single individuals.


Adolphus P. Toliver (1931—2013)

Adolphus P. Toliver, the Minority Access to Research Careers Branch chief from 1994 to 2012 at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, died March 26. With his death, the scientific community has lost a great mentor, a change agent and a leading proponent of the minority programs at the National Institutes of Health.

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