September 2012

Overview: See you in Boston!

Please join us in April in Boston for the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, part of the Experimental Biology 2013 conference. A wide range of scientists — from undergraduates to established senior investigators — will explore the breadth and depth of biochemistry and molecular biology through an exciting and comprehensive program.


From motor to metalloproteins: the wonderful world of biocatalysis

Four sessions will cover ATPase motor proteins, the molecular origins of enzyme promiscuity, the emerging field of bioenergy and enzymes with cool catalytic centers that perform dramatic chemical transformations.


RNA biology: There’s nothing boring about it

Talks under the RNA theme will cover the roles of RNAs in splicing, in translation, in regulating gene expression and in bacterial and viral defense strategies.


Lipids and membranes uncensored: The devil is in the greasy details

Although the past several decades have seen the role of lipids expand from mere structural cellular components to signaling mediators and regulators of protein function, the integral roles that these macromolecules are known to play in coordinating physiological and pathophysiological functions are ever increasing.


Chemical and systems biology

The sessions on systems biology focus on the function, evolution and manipulation of metabolic networks. The chemical biology sessions will focus on communication within networks.


Controlling gene expression in the dynamic genome

This theme will cover four areas in transcription and chromatin research. Talks will span multiple levels of analysis, from detailed molecular and genetic experiments to genomewide studies and continuing on up to looking at organism development.


Protein modifications: the proteome in high gear

This theme will examine the mechanisms and consequences of protein modification in four sessions, which will be complemented by a workshop at which experts will share the state of the art on the proteomics of post-translational modifications.

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