Annual meeting 2019


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Things to do while you're in Orlando


The ASBMB Student Chapter of the University of Central Florida has put together a comprehensive guide to everything you’ll want to do and see once you step outside the Orange County Convention Center.

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Meeting app, T-shirts and official tweeter


A T-shirt that might be your new favorite thing. An app to organize your meeting time. A chance to speak your mind. And the ASBMB’s official meeting tweeter.

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A Floridian's guide to getting around Orlando


Most of the city is not especially hospitable to foot traffic, but rental cars, buses, shuttles and a trolley provide plenty of options for getting around.

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Professional-development events to attend


Beyond the big science talks, the ASBMB annual meeting offers opportunities to invigorate your professional life outside the lab, including sessions on career development, science communication, outreach and education.

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Workshop on nontraditional sources for research funds


The ASBMB’s Public Affairs Advisory Committee hosts a panel discussion at the annual meeting exploring alternative funding options available to biochemists and molecular biologists.

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Workshop on glycoscience technologies


A workshop at the ASBMB annual meeting, “Emerging technologies in the glycosciences,” will highlight recent advances from the glycoscience community and assist researchers in tackling glycans questions related to their work.

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ASBMB–Merck Award winner


Ruma Banerjee has unraveled much of the mystery behind the cofactor vitamin B12, including transport to other proteins and the kinetics of a related sulfur signaling pathway.

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Avanti Award in Lipids winner


Vytas Bankaitis is being recognized for his work on elucidating the role of lipid transfer and phosphatidylinositol exchange proteins in cell biology. For 25 years, his lab has focused on the regulation and organization of lipid signaling in eukaryotic cells.

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Delano computational sciences award winner


The work of Brian Kuhlman can be described broadly as using computers and computational biology to model protein interactions. He uses the molecular modeling software Rosetta for protein interface design, antibody assembly and engineering photoactivatable proteins.

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Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award winner


As an undergraduate, Jorge Torres helped found an organization to recruit minority students and provide peer mentoring. As a principal investigator studying proteins that direct the assembly and function of the mitotic spindle, he also mentors minority trainees and shares his experiences with a variety of audiences.

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ASBMB education award winner


Neil Garg decided to change the way organic chemistry was taught. By explaining concepts clearly, teaching problem-solving skills, describing real-life applications and integrating established and innovative teaching methods, he made Chemistry 14D one of UCLA’s most popular classes.

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FASEB Excellence in Science Award winner


Barbara Kahn discovered a class of hydroxy fatty acids that may lead to a new therapeutic treatment for Type 2 diabetes, and she has developed mentoring programs that help junior faculty, especially underrepresented minorities and women, gain high-visibility positions in the research community.

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Mildred Cohn Award winner


Angela Gronenborn combines nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy with biophysics, biochemistry and chemistry in her investigation of cellular processes at the molecular and cellular level to understand human disease.

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William C. Rose Award winner


Dorothy Shippen’s contributions to telomere biology and plant science include establishing Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system for the study of telomere function. She has mentored 126 students at all levels and developed a course that focuses on equipping students with leadership and management skills.

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Shaw Young Investigator Award winner


In the field of bacterial lipid trafficking, Shu-Sin Chng has defined the biochemical mechanisms of the membrane lipid asymmetry system in Escherichia coli and reported that the Tol-Pal system is actively involved in phospholipid transport.

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Stadtman Distinguished Scientist Award winner


For three decades, Nicholas Tonks has been making discoveries in the field of protein tyrosine phosphatases, or PTPs, enzymes that regulate the signal transduction cascades of many cellular processes.

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Tabor Research Award winner


Among the pioneers in studying Saccharomyces cerevisiae is Jeremy Thorner, who has increased understanding of signal transduction in several diseases, including diabetes and cancer, using yeast as a research model.

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Vallee Award in Biomedical Science winner


A pioneer in cancer biology whose findings challenge existing notions, Craig B. Thompson has established how cellular metabolism regulates signal transduction and gene expression and how oncogenic transformation alters these mechanisms.

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Wang parasitology award winner


Dominique Soldati-Favre studies intracellular parasites that cause diseases such as malaria, toxoplasmosis, cryptosporidiosis and coccidiosis to understand how they bypass biological barriers during invasion. In Toxoplasma, her group investigates the mechanisms involved in host cell attachment, invasion and intracellular survival.

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ASBMB Young Investigator Award winner


Christine Dunham has provided insight into the structural basis of ribosomal decoding and frame shifting, the bacterial toxin–antitoxin system and mechanisms of antibiotic resistance. Her work has touched on the impact of tRNA and rRNA modifications on bacterial translation and antibiotic resistance.

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JBC Tabor award winners


The Journal of Biological Chemistry/Herbert Tabor Young Investigator Awards honor first authors of outstanding articles published in JBC. We interview five of the 2019 winners about their lives and the science they will present in short talks at the ASBMB annual meeting in Orlando.

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JLR hosts talks by early-career researchers


The Journal of Lipid Research showcases work being done in the laboratories of its editorial board members. We interview the five chosen lab members about their lives and the science they will present in short talks at the ASBMB annual meeting in Orlando.

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MCP to host talks by four emerging investigators


The editorial leadership team of the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics has chosen four early-career investigators at the forefront of proteomics to present their research at the ASBMB annual meeting in Orlando. We interview the four about their lives and their science.

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Encouraging undergrads to attend


Lively debates at poster sessions. Impromptu mentoring from high-profile researchers. Speed networking with scientists in multiple fields. Debra Martin and Mary Huff, regional directors of the ASBMB Student Chapters, describe the meeting’s benefits.

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Students conference guide


Conference veteran Marya Sabir provides step-by-step instructions on everything from creating a poster to follow-up emails.

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New this year: science in a flash


At the 2019 ASBMB annual meeting, grad student and postdoc travel awardees will push their science-communication skills to the limit in a competition that gives them four minutes and one figure to explain their research — you’ll want to be in the audience.

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Scientific session snapshots


Get a sneak peek at what you can look forward to at the 2019 ASBMB Annual Meeting in Orlando. We asked the session organizers for their pithiest pitches.

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Abstract advice


It’s abstract season at the ASBMB. The deadline for submitting abstracts for the 2019 annual meeting is Nov. 14. To help you get started, we’ve rounded up some tips on what to do (and not do) to make your abstract shine.

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Abstract topics


Here’s the complete list of topics for ASBMB 2019.

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Orlando, here we come


David Bernlohr and Hao Wu, program co-chairs of the 2019 ASBMB annual meeting, offer plenty of reasons — other than Disney World — to visit Florida in April.

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ASBMB award winners


Don’t miss their lectures at the annual meeting in Orlando.

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How do grad students and postdocs choose conferences?


Sarah Martin puts this question to her peers — and then puts the ASBMB annual meeting to the test.

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A dozen moments in the spotlight


More than 200 scientists — from undergrads to established investigators — presented their research during Spotlight Sessions at the 2018 ASBMB annual meeting. Here’s what 12 of them said about the experience.

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