2016 annual meeting lectures

The 2016 ASBMB annual meeting featured almost two dozen lectures from prominent researchers in biochemistry and molecular biology. Audio versions of the plenary and award lectures are available below. Enjoy them on SoundCloud, or download them to your device to listen offline. Each title links to a feature article about the speaker and video of his or her lecture. Next year, see experts in person at the 2017 annual meeting in Chicago. Click here to save the date!




Anna Pyle: Regulation of gene expression by complex RNA molecules




Avery August: Chemical genetic analysis of mast-cell activation




Aziz Sancar: DNA excision repair map of the human genome at nucleotide resolution




Bonnie Bassler: Quorum sensing and its control




Charlie Brenner: Biochemistry and molecular biology education in a transforming academy




Christer Ejsing: Functional lipidomics -- from lipid timelines to regulation of metabolic networks




Cole Haynes: Adaptations to mitochondrial dysfunction via inter-organelle communication




Eva Nogales: Molecular visualization of eukaryotic transcription-initiation process using cryo-E




Francis Collins: Everything that matters in biomedicine builds on basic science




Georgios Skiniotis: Molecular choreography of an antibiotic assembly line


Jared Rutter: Functionalizing the unannotated mitochondrial proteome




Luciano Marraffini: CRISPR-Cas, the prokaryotic adaptive immune system

Michael Ferguson: Translating the trypanosome surface




Michael Rosen: Physical mechanisms of cell organization on micron length scales




Peter Walter: From protein folding to cognition -- the serendipitous path of discovery




Robert Farese: Mechanisms and physiology of fat synthesis and storage




Robert Roeder: Eukaryotic transcription mechanisms




Ronald Breaker: Prospects for noncoding RNA discovery in bacteria




Stephen Sligar: Nanodisc platform for determining structure and function of membrane proteins




Susan Baserga: When good ribosomes go bad




Todd Yeates: Symmetry and computational methods in the design of self-assembling protein materials




Xiaowei Zhuang: Illuminating biology at the nanoscale