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    2020 ASBMB Annual Meeting

    April 4–7 | San Diego

    The ASBMB Annual Meeting is where leading experts and scientists at all points on their career trajectories convene to share new research. It’s your chance to go beyond your everyday routine and discuss your work with influencers in your specialty. Attend inspiring lectures and hands-on workshops, connect with peers in the biochemistry and molecular biology community, and gain inspiration to take back to the lab.

    Join us at the pinnacle of scientific exchange April 4–7 in San Diego.

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    The 2020 ASBMB Annual Meeting will feature sessions on these themes. More details to come.

    Biochemistry of Lipids and Membranes


    Steve Claypool, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Teresa Dunn-Giroux, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences


    • Membrane biogenesis and trafficking
    • How lipids impact the structure and function of membrane proteins
    • Novel roles of lipids in health and disease

    Glycosylation and Extracellular Matrix in Development, Repair and Disease


    Jamey Marth, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
    Joanne Murphy-Ullrich, University of Alabama Medical Center


    • Glycosylation and extracellular matrix in development, repair and cancer
    • Glycosylation and extracellular matrix in immunologic, inflammatory and infectious disease
    • Glycosylation and extracellular matrix in neurologic and metabolic diseases

    Molecular Machines — Structure and Function


    Nathan Alder, University of Connecticut
    Jochen Zimmer, University of Virginia


    • Molecular motors
    • Molecular motors in transport, biosynthesis and energy transduction
    • Molecular machines: New paradigms in structure, function and engineering

    Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Signaling


    Wendy Gordon, University of Minnesota
    Adrian Salic, Harvard University


    • Mechanosignaling
    • Post-translational modifications/signaling
    • Emerging mechanisms of signaling

    New Developments in Metabolism


    Marcia Haigis, Harvard University
    Anne Murphy, University of California, San Diego


    • NAD synthesis, salvage and sirtuins in tissue health
    • New insights into control of metabolism by transporters
    • Control of cell fate by metabolic intermediates

    RNA and Disease


    Takahiro Ito, University of Georgia
    Anita Hopper, Ohio State University


    • Noncoding RNAs and disease
    • RNA modifications and disease
    • RNA binding proteins and control of RNA biogenesis in disease

    Re-imagining STEM: Who We Are and What We Do

    Sponsored by the Education and Professional Development Committee


    Daniel Dries, Juniata College
    Nathan Vanderford, University of Kentucky

    • Who we are: Creating a culture of wellness in science
    • What we do: Choosing pedagogy over content

    Understanding the Rules of Life

    Sponsored by the Minority Affairs Committee


    Suzanne Barbour, University of Georgia


    • Cell decision making
    • Regulation of gene expression
    • Best practices for preventing/managing incidences of harassment in the workplace

    Held in conjunction with Experimental Biology 2020

    Robert S. Haltiwanger, University of Georgia
    2020 Co-Chair, Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee

    Carla Koehler, University of California, Los Angeles
    2020 Co-Chair, Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee