May 2018

Cover of the current issue of ASBMB Today

Puzzling out Parkinson's

Christopher Whitfield

Gene therapy


  • Looking for your next job? Visit the ASBMB Job Board for recent postings of academic and industry positions from around the world. 

  • Deadline extended! Submit your abstract for the Frontiers in RAS Pathobiology and Drug Discovery special symposium by July 10 to be considered for an oral presentation. 

  • Submit your abstract for the Transcriptional Regulation by Chromatin and RNA Polymerase II special symposium by July 19 to be considered for an oral presentation. 


Where are all the science jobs?The number and types of science jobs out there fluctuate with workforce demands, and qualifications change based on these trends. Thus, it is important for early-career scientists to track hiring trends within the science and technology labor markets. This ASBMB jobs blog post has some tips for doing that.
August is for AdvocacyEvery August, the ASBMB organizes regional meetings with the local offices of their congressional representatives to provide our members with the opportunity to advocate for basic research. If you are interested in lending your voice to the ASBMB's Summer Advocacy campaign, you can register here.

Journal News

Virtual Issue: Signaling through space and time

G protein-mediated signaling influences all aspects of cellular communication, and our understanding of the importance of these pathways continues to grow as we identify the biomolecules involved and the extent to which G protein networks control diverse biological processes across disparate cellular locations and with various temporal behaviors. This virtual issue is correspondingly organized into three themes, focused on key signaling proteins and their actions in space and time. Read more

New addition to 'Living History of Lipids'

Since 2013, the Journal of Lipid Research has been running a series of thematic reviews about the " Living History of Lipids ." The latest installment, the sixth in the series, by Jean E. Vance of the University of Alberta, was published this spring. It is about the discovery, chemistry and biochemistry of two ubiquitous phosphoglycerolipids — phosphatidylserine and phosphatidylethanolamine, known as PS and PE, respectively. Read Vance's article: Historical Perspective: Phosphatidylserine and Phosphatidylethanolamine from the 1800s to the Present.

Member News

Rochester’s Maquat wins Wiley PrizeUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry professor Lynne E. Maquat has won the Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences.
Members elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Ten ASBMB members have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. They were among 84 new members and 21 foreign associates recognized for the research this year. See our list.  

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