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Society news briefs: October 2021

ASBMB Today Staff
Oct. 14, 2021

Find out everything that’s been going on lately with the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


New MCP AE Jyoti Choudhary


Jyoti Choudhary joined the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics as an associate editor in August. Choudhary is the head of the proteomics core facility at the Institute of Cancer Research in London. She studies the organization dynamics of protein networks in cancer progression and resistance. Her group is also interested in understanding the impact of genetic variations on the proteome using mass spectrometry. 

Tabor award nominations due Oct. 31


The JBC Herbert Tabor Early Career Investigator Awards recognize the rising stars of biological chemistry. These talented scientists are the first authors of the most high-quality, impactful papers published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry each year. Help us find this year’s awardees by nominating the authors on your favorite 2020 JBC papers! Send your list to, the award committee chair by Oct. 31. See past winners here.

Oct. 28–30: Serine proteases in pericellular proteolysis and signaling


This meeting continues the ASBMB tradition of bringing together membrane-anchored serine protease enthusiasts — this year entirely online and with an expanded focus on other related proteases with overlapping substrates and functions in the pericellular environment. Register by Oct. 27. Learn more here.

On-demand webinars

Access recently added member content, including the following titles:

  • Mentoring from both sides: How to find, be and utilize a great mentor
  • Using 3D to teach structure–function relationships
  • Inclusive teaching: Supporting undergrads and grads in in-person and remote classrooms and labs
  • Workshop and networking for inclusive practices and inclusive course content
  • Improving visual literacy using AR and LEGO® bricks in biology classrooms
  • Science policy and advocacy for early-career researchers

Explore the full library at ASBMB.

Call for ASBMB fellows nominations


We are now accepting nominations for ASBMB fellows. Selection as a fellow is an honor bestowed on our most distinguished members. Fellows are recognized for their meritorious efforts to advance the molecular life sciences through sustained outstanding accomplishments in areas such as scientific research, education, mentorship, commitment to diversity and service to the society and scientific community. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 12. Learn more

Join the Art of Science Communication mailing list


Did you miss out on the most recent Art of Science Communication course? Do you want to have priority notification the next time we host the course? Join the ASC mailing list to receive access to the course application two days before it is widely available. Mailing list recipients also receive information about relevant science communication offerings from ASBMB. Stay in the know by signing up

Student chapter applications and renewals due Nov. 30

Join a national community of undergraduate students and faculty members promoting BMB research, education and outreach. Chapter students are eligible for a number of benefits, including travel awards to support attendance at the ASBMB annual meeting, summer research funding, and selection for the ASBMB Honor Society, ΧΩΛ. Chapters also can apply for funding to organize regional meetings or support outreach initiatives. Renewals and applications for new chapters are due Nov. 30. Learn more about student chapter benefits

Real, reliable and recognizable: Building your personal brand


In conjunction with National Postdoc Appreciation Week, the ASBMB hosted a workshop on building your personal brand. If you missed it, you can access the tips and tricks on demand. Erica Gobrogge of Van Andel Research Institute was the speaker.

Improving federal scientific integrity policies.


In response to White House Office of Science and Technology Policy request for information on improving integrity policies, the ASBMB submitted comments in July recommending that OSTP strengthen whistleblower protections, refine conflict-of-interest policies, remedy funding inequities and make scientific integrity matters public. Read the letter and others here

Advocacy team eyes FY22 appropriations

In late September, Congress passed a short-term continuing resolution that will extend fiscal 2021 spending levels through early December. The ASBMB public affairs staff is working to make the case for fiscal 2022 appropriation that increases baseline funding for science funding agencies.

Society veteran retires


Longtime ASBMB staff member Maria Hernandez retired in July. She joined the society in 1982 and held various positions over the years. She served on the Journal of Biological Chemistry, membership and accounting teams.

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