How science took over San Diego


As the ASBMB plans its annual meeting in “the town at the tip of California,” Ana Maria Barral explains how the leaders of what was once a Spanish mission village lured the U.S. Navy and a host of biomedical institutions and biotech companies to their community on the Pacific Coast.

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Searching for drugs on the ocean floor


As one of the many researchers living and working in San Diego. Paul Jensen of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography tells ASBMB contributor Kerri Beth Slaughter how his team searches the ocean floor for marine microbes that can be developed into medical treatments.

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A letter from the co-organizers


Bob Haltiwanger and Carla Koehler look back at their first ASBMB annual meetings as they prepare for all the talks, tracks, sessions, workshops and other activities planned for April 4 – 7 in San Diego.

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Thematic tracks


The 2020 ASBMB annual meeting will include eight thematic tracks largely highlighting foundational areas of chemistry and molecular biology. Read on for details of these tracks — including scheduled speakers, key words and theme songs.

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Early birds get rapid responses


ASBMB President Jerry Hart announces the society’s new priority-decision program for early abstracts, designed in part to give international applicants more time to secure visas.

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2020 ASBMB award winners


Meet the 12 honorees who will be giving talks at the annual meeting in San Diego.

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2020 annual meeting abstract categories


It’s never to early to start thinking about your abstract

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2020 program themes


The ASBMB annual meeting will include tracks on eight themes.

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