Graduate Students and Postdocs

 

In addition to learning about groundbreaking science at the ASBMB annual meeting, graduate students and postdocs gain access to extraordinary career-development opportunities. Explore potential career paths, network with people inside and outside of academia, and develop new professional skills.

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Saturday, April 22

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Graduate Student and Postdoc Career-Development Event 
McCormick Place 
*Advance registration is required. Click above to learn how to pre-register.

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Science Outreach Posters  
McCormick Place, Skyline Ballroom, W375c
The Science Outreach poster presentations will take place before and after the Herbert Tabor Opening Lecture. Click here for more details, including information on how to submit an abstract.

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Herbert Tabor Opening Lecture
McCormick Place, Skyline Ballroom, W375c
Kick start your meeting experience with an invigorating talk focused on post-transcriptional regulation and the bacterial response to stress given by Susan Gottesman.

Sunday, April 23  

10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Enhancing STEM Student Success and Retention in the Academic Pipeline 
McCormick Place, W185a
This will be a fantastic session for all to take away some new insights for how to propel student success in STEM classrooms.      

12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Poster Sessions and Meet the Speakers
McCormick Place, Exhibit hall
Visit the exhibit floor, view the posters, network with your peers, and meet with world-renowned BMB scientists during the midday poster sessions for an informal scientific discussion. 

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ASBMB Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education and Poster Awards
McCormick Place, W184bc
The Undergraduate Poster Competition best poster awards are presented. All undergraduates are encouraged to attend. No registration is required. 

2:30 p.m. -  4:45 p.m. Immigration and Visa Issues for Foreign STEM Graduate Students and Postdocs  
McCormick Place, W185a
This will be an exciting panel session offered for the first time at the ASBMB annual conference that is aimed at all foreign STEM graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and their mentors who are seeking information on how to navigate immigration and VISA issues 

6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Learning Labs and Success in Science Series
McCormick Place
The learning labs, Success in Science series and professional-development sessions provide practical takeaways and concrete skills that will help scientists propel their careers to the next level. Learn about the latest tools, software and methodologies from leading experts. 

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ASBMB Welcome and Networking Reception sponsored by the Minority Affairs Committee
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Regency Ballroom CD
The ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee welcomes all attendees to enjoy this networking and mentoring reception. 

Monday, April 24

10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. A 21st Century Approach to STEM Teaching and Research Mentoring  
McCormick Place, W185a
This session is for students, trainees and faculty who want to maximize their efforts in STEM teaching and mentoring. 

12:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.  Poster Sessions and Meet the Speakers
McCormick Place, Exhibit hall
Visit the exhibiit floor, view the posters, network with your peers, and meet with world-renowned BMB scientists during the midday poster sessions for an informal scientific discussion. 

2:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Attaining Employment, Tenure and Promotion Across the STEM Academic Landscape 
McCormick Place, W185a
This panel session is for all interested in pursuing or are currently employed as faculty in academia.  

6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Learning Labs and Success in Science Series
McCormick Place
The learning labs, Success in Science series and professional-development sessions provide practical takeaways and concrete skills that will help scientists propel their careers to the next level. Learn about the latest tools, software and methodologies from leading experts. 

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
9:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Nothing Academic: A Night of Science-Themed Improv
The Comedy Clubhouse (1462 N. Ashland)
You’ve never seen a science presentation like this before! If you enjoy learning about science, or if you are a scientist wanting to learn how to connect more personally and spontaneously with an audience, this is a can't-miss show!
 
 
9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Young Experimental Scientist (Y.E.S.) Mixer
The Y.E.S. Mixer brings together trainees and students from all Experimental Biology disciplines for a fun, club-like dance party. 


Tuesday, April 25  

12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Poster Sessions and Meet the Speakers
McCormick Place, Exhibit hall
Visit the exhibit floor, view the posters, network with your peers, and meet with world-renowned BMB scientists during the midday poster sessions for an informal scientific discussion.

6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Learning Labs and Success in Science Series
McCormick Place 
The learning labs, Success in Science series and professional-development sessions provide practical takeaways and concrete skills that will help scientists propel their careers to the next level. Learn about the latest tools, software and methodologies from leading experts. 

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Women Scientists Mentoring and Networking Event
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Grant Park BC
Each year, the ASBMB sponsors a session where women scientists reflect on some aspect of their careers or general issues surrounding women’s participation in science. This year we focus on the importance of mentors and sponsors in the various stages of career development and discuss factors that affect the success of mentoring relationships. 

 

There will also be numerous professional-development workshops and events sponsored by the FASEB MARC program that are available throughout the meeting. More information is available here.