September 2017

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Meet Russell

H. Alex Brown
(1960 – 2017)


  • The 2018 ASBMB Annual Meeting will be held April 21–25 in San Diego. Abstract submission begins in September!  
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ASBMB Today September 2017

This month kicks off coverage of the 2018 ASBMB Annual Meeting. Martin Spiering tells you how to write a great conference abstract. Dani Rabaiotto and Jeff Clements guide you through the question session. Yan Jessie Zhang and Comfort Dorn give you the lowdown on Spotlight Sessions. Also in this issue, John Arnst interviews Russel Debose–Boyd, a new associate editor at the Journal of Lipid Research, and H. Alex Brown, a leader in lipidomics, is remembered by his colleagues. Read the September issue.

Journal News

Jennifer Van Eyk: MCP-sponsored lecturer at the 16th Human Proteome Organisation World Congress

Jennifer Van Eyk will give a plenary lecture, "Changing the Course and Impact of Chronic Disease: Personalizing Medicine," on Sept. 20 at the HUPO World Congress in Dublin, Ireland. To find out more about MCP-sponsored lectureships, including information on past lecturers, please visit the MCP site .

New Targeted Mass Spec Guidelines Implemented

As of June 26 , MCP requires new guidelines for papers describing the development and application of targeted mass spectrometry measurements of peptides, modified peptides and proteins. Please read this editorial for more information about the guidelines. 

Member News

Rao receives UTenn Malloy professorship

Gadiparthi Rao, distinguished professor in the department of physiology in the College of Medicine at the  University of Tennessee Health Science Center , has received the George and Elizabeth Malloy Professorship.

ACS fellows: Larsen, Sampson

Barbara S. Larsen and Nicole S. Sampson have been named to the  2017 class of fellows  at the  American Chemical Society .

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