Dear Fellow Scientists and Educators,
We would like to warmly welcome you to attend the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from April 26 to April 30 in San Diego.
The annual meeting provides an outstanding opportunity for researchers and educators at all stages of their careers to hear from leaders in their respective fields, to explore diverse biological questions and to participate in stimulating discussions about a variety of career paths.
The 2014 annual meeting will feature 12 broad themes, each composed of symposia that cover various aspects of a research area or issue.
In addition to the latest exciting discoveries in established fields, the 2014 meeting will feature themes in emerging fields, including mitochondrial dynamics, in which recent discoveries dramatically have changed perceptions of the biological role of this organelle. The ASBMB meeting also will offer a special session on online education and the rise of massive open online courses, or MOOCs.
Short platform presentations will be chosen from the poster abstracts, and there will be poster competitions with cash awards for each scientific theme.
Competitive travel awards are available for undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and we encourage eligible participants to take advantage of those generous awards.
We have attended several ASBMB annual meetings and found them to be uniquely rewarding in terms of learning about new areas of biology, forging new collaborations and sharing our latest research with a broad audience. If you are able to attend only one meeting in 2014, we strongly encourage you to make the ASBMB annual meeting, held in conjunction with Experimental Biology 2014, your must-attend meeting.
In the following pages, you will find synopses of the annual meeting themes, giving you a preview of the exciting science you will hear about next year.
Please submit your abstract today and plan on presenting your most exciting work at this meeting!
|Enrique M. De La Cruz and Geeta Narlikar
Co-chairs, ASBMB 2014 Annual Meeting