Workshops

 

We all need a competitive edge to advance our career at any stage.  Explore daily workshops that feature expert leaders sharing the latest methodologies, technology and tools, and insights on how to flourish in your field.

 

 

Saturday, April 22

1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
 
Career Development Workshop: Constructing your Elevator Pitch
McCormick Place, W184a
In this interactive workshop led by members of the ASBMB Public Outreach Committee, you will learn how to construct an elevator pitch, which is a brief, engaging description of your research.  

Career Development Workshop: Networking 101
McCormick Place, W184d
Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows interested in learning how to cultivate professional relationships will develop a personal action plan during this workshop led by the ASBMB Education and Professional Development Committee. 

Career Development Workshop: Identifying Transferrable Skills
McCormick Place, W185a
Zach Marks, co-founder and chief operating officer of Oystir, an online jobs marketplace that matches candidates and employers based on skills, will lead graduate student and postdoctoral fellows in learning how best to present their skills to potential employers. 

Career Development Workshop: Why do Science Outreach?
McCormick Place, W185bc
During this workshop, representatives from the ASBMB Public Outreach Committee and Northwestern University’s “Science in Society” research center will discuss how taking part in science outreach activities can have both short- and long-term positive impacts on scientists. 

3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
 
Career Development Workshop: Constructing your Elevator Pitch
McCormick Place, W184a
In this interactive workshop led by members of the ASBMB Public Outreach Committee, you will learn how to construct an elevator pitch, which is a brief, engaging description of your research.  

Career Development Workshop: Networking 101
McCormick Place, W184d
Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows interested in learning how to cultivate professional relationships will develop a personal action plan during this workshop led by the ASBMB Education and Professional Development Committee. 

Career Development Workshop: Identifying Transferrable Skills
McCormick Place, W185a
Zach Marks, co-founder and chief operating officer of Oystir, an online jobs marketplace that matches candidates and employers based on skills, will lead graduate student and postdoctoral fellows in learning how best to present their skills to potential employers. 

Career Development Workshop: Why do Science Outreach?
McCormick Place, W185bc
During this workshop, representatives from the ASBMB Public Outreach Committee and Northwestern University’s “Science in Society” research center will discuss how taking part in science outreach activities can have both short- and long-term positive impacts on scientists. 

Sunday, April 23

5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Organizing a Successful ASBMB Student Chapter sponsored by the Student Chapters Steering Committee
McCormick Place, W185a
Learn about the ASBMB Student Chapters program and how to maintain an active chapter. Network with existing faculty advisers and student members as they share their chapter activities.
 

6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
 
Learning Lab: High Performance Mass Spectrometry for Proteomics
McCormick Place, W184a
This workshop, led by Jenny Brodbelt from the University of Texas, Austin, and Josh Coon from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will showcase some of the latest mass spectrometry technologies for identifying proteins and their post-translational modifications 

Success in Science: Grant Success Demystified
McCormick Place, W184bc
The ASBMB grantwriting workshop hosted by the ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee will provide participants with an effective set of tools to enhance their grantsmanship and demystify the grant submission and review process. 

Learning Lab: Beyond DNA methylation and histone modifications
McCormick Place, W186abc
In this workshop, Wei Li from Baylor College of Medicine and Kai Tan from the University of Pennsylvania will present several cutting-edge analytical frameworks for epigenomic data analysis and demonstrate how to integrate multidimensional epigenomic datasets to construct condition-specific transcriptional regulatory networks. 

Monday, April 24

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Advocacy Town Hall sponsored by the ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee
McCormick Place, W184d
You've got questions, and we've got answers. This year, the Public Affairs Advisory Committee invites you to join our expert panel for a science policy town hall, where we'll have expert panelists prepared to answer your questions on the policy issues important to you. Join ASBMB public affairs director Benjamin Corb, PAAC chair Wes Sundquist, and NIH Director of External Research Mike Lauer as they discuss what impact President Trump and the new Congress will have on the biomedical research enterprise. Mr. Corb will provide highlights and perspectives as the ASBMB voice to political leaders in Capitol Hill, in the White House, and at the federal science funding agencies. Dr. Sundquist will share what ASBMB has done in the important space of sustaining the biomedical research community, and Dr. Lauer will provide NIH perspectives on key policy issues.

We will be taking your questions life, as well as on twitter utilizing #PolicyTownHall. We look forward to you joining us. Boxed lunches will be provided to the first 50 attendees.
 
5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Accreditation Program Workshop
McCormick Place, W185a

6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
 
Learning Lab: Academic drug discovery: charting a roadmap for moving basic ideas into the clinic
McCormick Place, W184a
This workshop is designed to teach academic investigators how to navigate the challenging but highly rewarding process of small molecule drug discovery. 

Learning Lab: CRISPR-based Versatile Tools and their Major Application Areas
McCormick Place, W184bc
This workshop, led by Mazhar Adli at the University Virginia School of Medicine and Jacob Corn at the University of California, Berkeley, will present leading-edge CRISPR/Cas9-based technologies and their applications. 

Success in Science: How to Get a Life in the Life Sciences
McCormick Place, W186abc
William Wickner of Dartmouth University and Nobel laureate Randy Schekman at the University of California, Berkeley, share how lifelong friendships grown in the lab and bold and feasible directions for your science can lead to long, fulfilling scientific careers.

Tuesday, April 25

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. NIH Funding Opportunities Workshop
McCormick Place, W185bc
This workshop will focus on funding the antibacterial research and Carb-x initiative and Alzheimers disease research.
6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
 
Success in Science: Publishing in the JBC 101: Advice from the Experts
McCormick Place, W184a
The JBC editors discuss important aspects authors need to consider when preparing their manuscripts for submission. 

Learning Lab: Lipidic cubic phase crystallography
McCormick Place, W184bc
This workshop, led by Andrew Kruse of Harvard Medical School and Aashish Manglik of Stanford University, will focus on how to crystallize membrane proteins by the lipidic cubic phase method and will include a live hands-on demonstration of the technique. 

Learning Lab: Principles and Applications of Modern Kinetic and Equilibrium Analysis
McCormick Place, W186abc
This workshop will teach attendees how to answer important questions about enzyme mechanisms by designing the right experiments and interpreting them quantitatively.