NEW: Scenes from the annual meeting


In San Diego, members present their work and make connections.

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Welcome to San Diego


Terri Clister and some of her fellow members of the Zhang lab at the University of California, San Diego, have done their research; they recommend great places to visit beyond the convention center during your free moments at the ASBMB annual meeting (including the best beaches).

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Special events and workshops


An abbreviated schedule of important goings-on at the 2018 ASBMB Annual Meeting.

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MCP to spotlight systems biology and proteomics


At a symposium sponsored by the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, leading researchers will discuss state-of-the-art systems biology and proteomic techniques applied in areas such as virus infection, biomarker discovery and validation, and drug response.

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Make room for sessions beyond the science


The annual meeting is more than research talks.  Learn about opportunities for professional development, networking and career growth beyond the lab.

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Editor’s picks: what to do at the annual meeting


The Experimental Biology meeting is so big that it can get overwhelming. If you get stuck and need someone to make a decision for you, here are ASBMB Today Executive Editor Angela Hopp's selections.

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Lots of things to eat


The Zhang lab also wants you to stay fed. Here are their best bets for tacos and everything else you might crave in San Diego.

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Cheap eats


Ana Maria Barral offers some tips on how to deliciously fill your stomach without emptying your wallet — all within a half-hour walk of the San Diego Convention Center.

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Get social @ #asbmb2018


This interactive graphic will connect you with ASBMB’s social media channels, information about the meeting, our annual meeting bloggers, and some great tunes for your trip to San Diego! Just scroll over the graphic to see which text changes, and explore by clicking on the links.

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Alice and C.C. Wang Award in Molecular Parasitology


Elizabeth A. Winzeler of the University of California, San Diego, uses big data from whole-genome sequencing and genomics to identify novel drug targets and genes that contribute to pathogen drug resistance.

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ASBMB Award for exemplary contributions to Education


Paul A. Craig of the Rochester Institute of Technology is recognized for his “remarkable and inspirational” work promoting hypothesis-driven thinking in the undergraduate biochemistry lab. 

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ASBMB–Merck Award


Kim Orth of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute has worked to elucidate the activity of bacterial virulence factors on the molecular level, providing insights into how bacteria cause disease and how eukaryotic host cells signalin response to infection.

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Avanti Award in Lipids


Dennis Voelker has focused for 37 years on such topics as phospholipid-protein interactions, lipid metabolism, lipid transport and lipid enzymology, using a variety of techniques in virology, biochemistry and molecular biology.

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Bert and Natalie Vallee Award in Biomedical Science


Titia de Lange of The Rockefeller University is honored for her studies of how telomeres shield chromosome ends and of the relationship between telomere dysfunction and cancer.

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DeLano Award for Computational Biosciences


Chris Sander, director of the cBio Center at the Dana–Farber Cancer, is credited with integrating computational sciences into biological research to make scientific resources easily accessible to the public.

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Earl and Thressa Stadtman Young Scholar Award


Andrei Korostelev of the University of Massachusetts Medical School focuses on capturing minute structural changes in ribosomes as they translate RNA into proteins. 

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FASEB excellence in Science Award


Lynne E. Maquat of the University of Rochester Medical Center is the recipient of the 2018 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Excellence in Science Award. Maquat is being recognized for her outstanding contributions to our understanding of RNA biology and her service to the scientific community.

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Herbert Tabor Research Award


Gerald Hart of the Johns Hopkins University, the ASBMB’s president-elect, “created an entirely new field” by showing that O-linked beta N-acetylglucosamine, or O-GlcNAc, “occurs in both the nucleus and cytoplasm of mammalian cells.”

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Mildred Cohn Award in Biological Chemistry


Leemor Joshua–Tor of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory wins award for her work in resolving the structures of proteins involved in gene silencing, DNA replication and gene regulation in yeast.

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Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award


Andrew Tsin, an expert in retinal neurobiology, “worked tirelessly, one-on-one, with research trainees in his lab, sustained over a period of more than 30 years.”

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Walter A. Shaw Young Investigator Award in Lipid Research


John E. Burke’s work focuses primarily on the kinases and phosphatases that catalyze the phosphorylation and dephosphorylation of lipid phosphoinositides.

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William C. Rose Award


Steven Clarke of the University of California, Los Angeles, illuminated how protein modifications by methyl groups regulate fundamental biological processes.

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Journal names winners of 2018 Tabor awards


The Journal of Biological Chemistry/Herbert Tabor Young Investigator Awards have been revamped this year to honor first authors of outstanding articles published in JBC. Writer Lauren Oldach interviews each of the five winners about their lives and the science they will present in short talks at the ASBMB annual meeting, and she tells us a bit about the awards’ illustrious namesake.

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What to wear at the annual meeting


Fashion blogger and scientist Andrea Hadjikyriacou, aka PhD Fashionista, offers tips on how to pack light and look great at science conferences. And ASBMB staffers take her advice to heart for a photo shoot.

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Attending conferences as a policy researcher


Adriana Bankston describes how much a non-academic scientist can gain from spending time at scientific meetings.

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Beyond the big talks


It’s more than four months away, but the committees and staff of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology are already planning programs and activities for the 2018 annual meeting in San Diego.

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How mentoring moments are made


The ASBMB annual meeting offers opportunities for students and early-career scientists to connect with professionals who can help them develop their interests and chart a career path.

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Scientific sessions at a glance


Topics, keywords and theme songs for 16 sessions -- and pro tips for presenters.

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Behind the scenes


1,001 tasks precede the ASBMB annual meeting, and there's always at least one surprise.

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Introducing the ASBMB meme contest


Double your chances of winning a $250 gift card!

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Tips and tricks for writing great conference abstracts


You only have a few hundred words. Martin Spiering tells you how to make every one count.

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15 minutes of fame


Presenters from the 2017 Spotlight Sessions at the ASBMB annual meeting describe the many benefits of telling a crowd about your science.


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2017 ASBMB award winners


Don’t miss their lectures at the annual meeting in San Diego

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Surviving the question session


Dani Rabaiotti and Jeff Clements help you decide whether you should ask your question – and tell you how to cope with questioners who shouldn’t be asking.

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Travel Awards for the ASBMB Annual Meeting


The ASBMB awards over $275,000 in travel funding for the annual meeting.

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