October 2012

Overview: See you in Boston!

We cordially invite you all to attend the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting April 20–24 in Boston.

This meeting is the product of an extraordinary amount of program planning by the organizational committee. It will feature 10 scientific themes, each composed of several symposia of distinctive flavors and foci.

The meeting will showcase the latest research breakthroughs not only in the established fields of biology (e.g., gene transcription) but also in the emerging disciplines of chemical biology and systems biology. There will be award and plenary lectures honoring distinguished scientists whom you likely admire but may not have had the pleasure to meet in person.

Numerous poster sessions will present findings from laboratories the world over. Short platform talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts, and there will be a poster competition with cash awards in each of the scientific themes. Competitive travel awards will be available for eligible students and postdoctoral fellows.

For those of you who have not attended an ASBMB annual meeting before, it provides a truly superb venue for networking — for prospective postdoctoral fellows and mentors to become acquainted, for example — and for forging collaborations.

In this issue of ASBMB Today and the next, you’ll find synopses of some of the themed symposia that you surely will find informative and entertaining.

Mark your calendar now and plan on presenting your exciting work at the meeting!


Photo of Carol FierkePhoto of Patrick SungCarol Fierke (fierke@umich.edu) and Patrick Sung (patrick.sung@yale.edu) are the 2013 Program Planning Committee co-chairs.

Read about the following sessions:

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