April 2010
 

Back by Popular Demand: The Annual Meeting Compendia


BY NICK ZAGORSKI 

The 2010 annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif., is coming up soon, and, as everyone makes his or her final preparations, ASBMB is offering up a taste of things to come with its 2010 annual meeting compendia.

 

Getting the Most Out of the Annual Meeting


BY PETER J. KENNELLY AND JOSEPH PROVOST  

This article summarizes a few basic practices that will help the first-time participant successfully navigate the acres of conference center, thousands of posters and hundreds of talks that typify each year’s gathering of the ASBMB.

 

Symposia Overviews


This year's special symposia will explore the biochemistry of membrane traffic, the endosomal sorting complex required for transport (ESCRT) system, the detection and evaluation of post-translational modifications and the role of chromatin and RNA polymerase II in transcriptional regulation.

 

Symposium: Biochemistry and Cell Biology of ESCRTs in Health and Disease


BY JAMES HURLEY AND PHYLLIS HANSON

This fall’s ASBMB-sponsored meeting is a must-attend for endolysosomal-trafficking specialists, structural biologists and membrane biophysicists interested in ESCRT mechanism, and cell biologists, virologists and clinical researchers interested in cell division, autophagy, viral budding and neurological diseases.

 

Symposium: Biochemistry of Membrane Traffic: Secretory and Endocytic Pathways


BY SUZANNE PFEFFER AND VIVEK MALHOTRA  

This meeting seeks to bring together those interested in understanding how molecules drive the secretory and endocytic pathways and allow them to share recent breakthroughs and discuss controversies.

 

Symposium: Post-translational Modifications: Detection and Physiological Evaluation


BY KATALIN MEDZIHRADSZKY AND GERALD W. HART  

This biannual meeting brings together leading experts in the study of a wide variety of different PTMs to allow cross-fertilization, presentation of the most exciting breakthroughs in the methodology and biological functions of PTMs and lively discussions of new concepts and approaches.

 

Symposium: Transcriptional Regulation by Chromatin and RNA Polymerase II


BY ALI SHILATIFARD 

Despite the fact that the process underlies all gene expression we still possess only rudimentary knowledge about genome packaging and how the transcriptional machinery and its regulatory factors interact with the gene-coding sequences.

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