May 2012

A conversation with NSF’s Parag Chitnis

Parag Chitnis, director of the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences at the National Science Foundation, talked with ASBMB Today Editor Angela Hopp and the society’s science policy fellow, Julie McClure, about what kinds of research projects the NSF is looking to fund.


Data from 1000 Genomes Project now accessible on Amazon Cloud

The collaboration between the National Institutes of Health and AWS to store the data will let any researcher obtain and study them at a fraction of the cost that it would be for his or her institution to host the information.


Graduation gift ideas

Graduation season is upon us, which means it’s time get on with gift buying. Here are 10 recommendations for thoughtful and fun gifts for the science student in your life.


Lilly-NIH partnership aims to revolutionize drug-development pipeline

Spurred by various challenges in getting an experimental candidate approved and to the clinic, those heading up this public–private partnership say they hope the results will help in the development of novel treatments for some of our most common diseases.


Living through art and science

Robert Schimke has ditched the pipettes and gels for paintbrushes and canvases. An emeritus professor from Stanford University’s department of biological sciences, Schimke’s scientific portfolio is tremendous.


TEDTalks: two hours of tremendous science

Need a break? Here's ASBMB Today contributor Danielle Gutierrez’s list of top TEDTalks about biochemistry and molecular biology.

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