Success in Science

Sunday, April 23

Grant success demystified
McCormick Place, W184bc
6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Suzanne Barbour, University of Georgia, Athens, and Sonia Flores, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
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. The workshop presenters are Sonia Flores at the University of Colorado and Suzanne Barbour from the University of Georgia, Athens. They have extensive knowledge of all aspects of the process for NIH and NSF submissions, and will focus on practical methods that have been used with great success in the more extensive two-day program for Interactive Mentoring Activities for Grantsmanship Enhancement.

Monday, April 24

How to get a life in the life sciences
McCormick Place, W186abc
6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
William Wickner, Dartmouth University, and Randy Schekman, University of California, Berkeley
Every scientist can benefit from helpful and entertaining tips on how to navigate graduate school, postdoctoral positions, job hunts and steady funding while finding personal fulfillment. Two “chronologically gifted” biochemists, 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

Publishing in the JBC 101: advice from the experts
McCormick Place, W185bc
6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Interested in publishing your research in the Journal of Biological Chemistry? Make sure you are presenting your research rigorously, clearly and compellingly! The JBC editors discuss important aspects authors need to consider when preparing their manuscripts for submission. Topics to be discussed include clarity of the text, including title and abstract, data presentation, database compliance, and transparency.