• ASBMB 2016 Annual Meeting

Special Events & Workshops

Saturday, April 2, 2016
9:00 am - 11:30 am             Building Your Outreach Program from A to Z
                                                Learn how to start, expand or improve your own public engagement program
                                                San Diego Marriott Marquis, San Diego Ballroom C

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm             Communication Workshop: Make Your Elevator Pitch
                                                In this intense, hands-on workshop, you will get the chance to work with members  of the
                                                ASBMB Public Outreach Committee to construct an elevator pitch, a brief,  engaging
                                                description of your research that can be used in these types of  situations.

                                                San Diego Marriott Marquis, San Diego Ballroom C

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm             Undergraduate Poster Competition
                                                Present your research and gain valuable practice for your poster presentation during the main
                                                Experimental Biology meeting. Graduate program recruiters will have informational tables
                                                open during the competition.
                                                San Diego Convention Center, Room 6BCF
                                                Kathleen Cornely, Providence College
                                                Kristin Fox, Union College
                                                Phillip A. Ortiz, Empire State College

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm               Career Development Discussion Sessions
                                                Concurrent afternoon discussion sessions focused on graduate student and postdoc
                                                professional development
                                                San Diego Convention Center

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm               Opening Reception and Science Outreach Poster Session
                                                Kick start your meeting experience enjoying refreshments while connecting with friends and fellow
                                                attendees at the ASBMB Opening Reception. The Science Outreach Poster presentations will take
                                                place during the reception.
 Submission details coming soon. 
                                                San Diego Convention Center, Sails Pavilion

Sunday, April 3, 2016
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm             Incentivizing Great Research
                                                Recommended for those interested in science policy
                                                San Diego Convention Center, Room 6A


Joseph R. Haywood, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Regulatory Affairs, Michigan State University

Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
Senior Vice President, University Health Sciences; CEO, University of Utah Health Care; Dean, University of Utah School of Medicine

Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D.
Director, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH 

Randy Schekman, Ph.D.
Howard Hughes Investigator; Professor of Cell and Development, University of California, Berkeley; Editor-in-Chief, eLife 

4:00 pm - 6:15 pm               Translational Scientist
                                                The 2016 SEBM Symposium, “Translational Scientist: Integrating Science and Medicine”, will 
                                                 focus on key concepts of the translation of discovery to health care by way of presentations 
                                                 from the  NIH directorate, emphasizing the role of the NIH in driving the training of the healthcare 
                                                 workforce and advocating collaborative science
                                                San Diego Convention Center, Room 1A

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm               CRISPR: Power and Challenges
                                                San Diego Convention Center, Room 6A

Chair: Marcin Nowotny, Int'l. Inst. of Molecular and Cell Biology
Jacob Corn, Univ. of California, Berkeley
Emmanuelle Charpentier, Max-Planck Inst. for Infection Biology
Jonathan Weissman, Univ. of California, San Francisco/HHMI

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm               ASBMB Welcome and Networking Reception
                                               The ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee welcomes primary investigators, industry professionals,
                                                educators, young scientists and students to enjoy this networking and mentoring reception
                                                San Diego Marriott Marquis, Marina Ballroom D 

Monday, April 4, 2016
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm             Tell Your Science as a Story
                                                 Learn about what it takes to be a good storyteller during this interactive workshop derived from 
                                                ASBMB’s training course, “The Art of Science Communication.”
                                                San Diego Convention Center, Room 6A

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm             ASBMB Accreditation Workshop
                                                Learn the characteristics of an ASBMB-accredited undergraduate program
                                                San Diego Convention Center, Room 14A

6:15 pm - 7:15 pm               Organizing a successful ASBMB chapter
                                                Learn about the ASBMB Student Chapters program and how to start a chapter.  
                                                San Diego Convention Center, 
Room 14A, 

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm               ASBMB Game Night 
                                                Join the ASBMB for an evening of networking and science-themed trivia with fellow graduate students and postdoc members and BMB attendees.
                                                San Diego Convention Center, Room 6A

6:30 pm- 9:00 pm                Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
                                                Join ASBMB and the Simons Foundation at our Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon, where we will tackle
                                                molecular biology and biochemistry Wikipedia articles that are in dire need of renovation and teach
                                                you the basics of Wikipedia editing.
                                                San Diego Convention Center, Room 14B

 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm           Y.E.S. Mixer (Young Experimental Scientists)
                                               The Y.E.S. Mixer brings together trainees and students from all Experimental Biology disciplines for a 
                                               fun, club-like dance party 
                                               San Diego Marriott Marquis, Marina Ballroom G


Tuesday, April 5, 2016
9:45 am - 12:00 pm            Developing and Sharing Best Practices: From Concepts to Classroom Symposium
                                               Increase your knowledge of student assessment techniques around the ASBMB biochemistry
                                               foundational concepts
                                               San Diego Convention Center, Room 14A

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm            The Do's and Don'ts of Data Analysis and Reporting
                                                A panel discussion hosted by the Journal of Biological Chemistry

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm              Straight from the Bench: Graduate and Postdoctoral Event
                                               Graduate Student and postdoc organized session
                                               San Diego Marriott Marquis, San Diego Ballroom A and San Diego Ballroom C

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm              Women Scientists Networking Event
                                               An event where women scientists reflect on various aspects of their careers and/or general issues
                                               surrounding women’s participation in science
                                                San Diego Convention Center, Room 6A

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm               Meet-the-BioArtist  
                                               Join us on Tuesday for a discussion with the winning scientists behind the images of the Annual
                                               FASEB BioArt Competition and more at the Karl Strauss Brewing Company in downtown San Diego,
                                               where the images will be on display throughout EB2016.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm              Maximizing Graduate/Postdoctoral Training for Non-Research STEM Careers
                                               A panel of scientists focusing on careers outside research
                                               San Diego Convention Center, Room 6A