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JBC Methods Madness

The Journal of Biological Chemistry is proud to the announce the fifth annual JBC Methods Madness.

Instead of basketball teams, this March we’ll be pitting influential techniques against one another in a three-week competition for JBC Methods glory. Sixteen prominent methods, eight classics and eight new challengers, spanning the scope of biological chemistry have been matched up and you get to decide which method will be crowned the tournament champion!

How to play

Fill out and submit your bracket by Feb. 25.

Vote for your favorite methods on these dates:

  • Feb. 26–March 1: Scientific Sixteen (Round 1)
  • March 4–8: Energetic Eight (Quarter Finals)
  • March 11 & 13: Free Radical Four (Semifinals)
  • March 18: #JBCMethodsMadness Championship
  • March 20: Champion method and tournament winner announced

Congratulations to the 2024 JBC Methods Madness winners Paul Neilsen, Ha An Nguyen, Aaron Robitaille and Matt!

And the winning method, Mass Spectrometry!


Round Points
Scientific Sixteen (Round 1) 2
Energetic Eight (Quarter Finals) 4
Free Radical Four (Semifinals) 8
Championship 16

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