November 2017

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Model in the wild

Mentor moments




What we call postdocs matters, scientists and policy experts say

In an opinion piece published Oct. 24 in the journal eLife, eight scientists and science policy experts from ASBMB make the case for standardizing how postdoctoral researchers are categorized by human resources offices and provide a framework that willing institutions can follow.

ASBMB Today November 2017

In this issue, read about the tiny mouse lemur of Madagascar, a promising model for the study of human lung disease. You can also learn how to keep your data safe, how to put in your two cents about the future of research funding and how to find a mentor at the 2018 annual meeting.

Journal News

JBC submission system change

We are excited to announce that JBC has installed a  new submission system  (eJournalPress). We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this very important transition.

On the costs of scientific publishing

In a new editorial, Journal of Biological Chemistry Editor-in-Chief Lila M. Gierasch discusses the costs of scientific publishing and solicits feedback from the community.

Member News

Hall wins Lasker Basic Medical Research award

Michael N. Hall, professor of biochemistry at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, has received the 2017 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research award.

Retrospective: Ching C. Wang (1936 – 2017)

C.C. Wang was a passionate scientist who turned a childhood of suffering into a lifetime crusade against parasitic diseases.

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