Even though the 2020 ASBMB Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with Experimental Biology, was canceled, you can still learn from experts in the field and connect with your colleagues. The ASBMB has a number of resources and activities that represent some of the best of our annual meeting programming.

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On-demand Virtual Spotlight Sessions

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Intrinsically disordered proteins

Researchers present their work on intrinsically disordered proteins.

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Proteins

This session focuses on protein stability and structure–function relationships.

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New insights into fatty acid biology

Three researchers present insights into fatty acid biology.

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Lipid–protein interactions

Researchers present their work on protein–lipid signaling activation.

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Biochemistry of lipids and membranes

This session covers the biochemistry of lipid production in a variety of contexts.

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The pleiotropic roles of lipids in disease

With studies of systemwide lipidomics in aging and adipose tissue-specific responses to lipid signals, this session examines ways that lipids can harm or help in disease states.

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Exciting biological insights revealed by proteomics

In this free virtual symposium, three mid-career scientists present their discoveries of the workings of biological systems through the tools of molecular proteomics.

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Lipids in inflammation

This session surveys inflammation induced by a range of stimuli, including pathogens, hyperoxia and high-fat diets, to address the question of how lipids modulate inflammation and vice versa.

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Glycosylation and extracellular matrix in neurologic and metabolic diseases

Talks in this session address the ways in which extracellular matrix proteins can play an outsized role in tissue physiology.

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Glycosylation and extracellular matrix in immunologic, inflammatory and infectious disease

Talks in this session describe how glycoprotein recognition is an important part of differentiating self from other, a key role of the immune system.

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Glycomics and glycoinformatics

This session presents broad-scope analyses of glycosylation, including both novel methods and resources for glycomics and physiological findings that they have enabled.

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Glycobiology

This session presents an array of advances in glycobiology.

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Molecular machines

In this virtual event, researchers summarize their work with macromolecular machinery in cell biology.

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Lipids and eicosanoid signaling

Researchers at Teikyo University, Chiba University and the University of California, San Diego describe their research into eicosanoid enigmas in this virtual event.

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Cell signaling

This session presents three talks on how GTPases and their accessory proteins select substrates, remodel the cytoskeleton and contribute to cell migration.

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Emerging signaling pathways

In this virtual event, researchers discuss emerging concepts related to cell-signaling pathways.

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Regulation of lipid metabolism

In this virtual event, researchers present their findings on the regulation of lipid metabolism in systems ranging from E. coli to human intestines.

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New insights into control of metabolism by transporters

The talks in this virtual event cover studies of transporter deficiencies linked to disease.

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Metabolism and bioenergetics

Talks in this session describe studies using specialized technical approaches such as click chemistry and fluorescent sensors to probe the activity of enzymes involved in energetic homeostasis.

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Control of cell fate by metabolic intermediates

In this virtual event, researchers describe how metabolic disruptions determine a cell’s developmental fate.

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New technology

In this virtual event, researchers showcase biological findings enabled by emerging technologies such as sensitive biosensors, high-resolution imaging in mice and more.

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Enzymes

This virtual event features three talks on different aspects of enzyme biochemistry.

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Structure and function of molecular machines

In this session we delve into the structure–function relationship of machines involved in transcription, G-protein coupled receptors, mitochondrial fission and disordered proteins.

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Proteomics

In this virtual session, we dive into the molecular characteristics of alpha synuclein–mediated microglial activation, pathogenic mutations associated with frontotemporal dementia and more.

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Chromatin structure and transcription

This virtual event focuses on mechanisms of epigenetic gene regulation.

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Cancer biology and biochemistry

This virtual event examines different ways in which normal cellular processes are altered in disease development and response to treatment, focusing on EGFR and c-myc.

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DNA repair

In this virtual event, researchers present their findings on the roles of different proteins and enzymes in DNA repair.

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Nucleic acid biology and biochemistry

This virtual event surveys a variety of new developments in nucleic acid research.

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RNA structure and RNA binding proteins

In this virtual event, researchers present findings on structure-dependent RNA interactions with proteins and small molecules and their downstream effects in disease.

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Noncoding RNAs — structure, biogenesis and function

The presentations in this virtual event explore different types of noncoding RNAs, their structures and the effects they have on gene expression.

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Constructing authentic learning experiences

This event explores variety of factors, including individual emotions and the composition of the learning environment, that can affect student learning in STEM fields.

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Steps toward equity in STEM

The talks in this session use surveys, interviews and reflective questions to gain fresh perspectives from people who often face barriers in their scientific trajectories.

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Shape shifting in the control of protein function

Researchers will present their findings on proteins that undergo conformational changes including reassembly, oligomerization and fold-switching.

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Enzyme regulation by filamentation and other alternate and emerging mechanisms

This virtual event covers filamentation and other types of protein localization as well as alternative splicing to produce proteins with differing functions.

Poster galleries

Research from annual meeting speakers

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JBC Virtual Issue: An annual meeting in absentia

A collection of recent papers published in the three ASBMB journals — JBC, JLR and MCP — coauthored by scientists who were scheduled to speak at the 2020 ASBMB Annual Meeting.

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JBC Herbert Tabor Early Career Investigator Award

Highlighting research from the 2020 JBC Herbert Tabor Early Career Investigator Award winners.