2021 ASBMB Annual Meeting


Last chance abstracts

Last chance abstracts will not be eligible for oral talks. Each last chance abstract submission carries a $100 nonrefundable processing fee. The abstract submission fee is not the registration fee or society membership fee.

Poster presenters will be able to upload a PDF of their poster and make a voice recording of their presentation. Meeting attendees will browse the poster gallery, listen to presentations and post questions in a Q&A box for presenters to answer.

See the Experimental Biology guidelines for full details about submitting an abstract.

Abstract topic categories

During the abstract submission process, you will need to select one topic that most closely represents the submitted research. To be programmed in an ASBMB session, select one of the topics with a 2000-series number listed below:

2000 DNA Recombination, Structure and Topology
2001 DNA Polymerases, Telomerase, Replicases and Replisomes
2010 Chromatin Structure, Remodeling and Gene Expression
2011 Epigenetic Modifications of DNA and RNA
2012 Transcriptional Mechanisms, Regulation and RNA Polymerases
2020 RNA: Processing, Transport, and Regulatory Mechanisms
2021 RNA Binding Proteins
2022 Non-coding RNAs
2023 RNA Processing and Editing
2030 Protein Synthesis, Structure, Modifications and Interactions
2031 Mechanisms and Regulation of Protein Synthesis and Dynamics
2032 Protein Interactions and Binding
2033 Protein Modifications
2034 Protein Structure and Biophysics
2035 Protein Folding and Chaperones
2036 Protein Turnover, Misfolding, Aggregation and Degradation
2037 Intrinsically Disordered Proteins, Prions and Amyloids
2038 Proteasomes: Structure and Regulation
2050 Enzyme Chemistry and Catalysis
2051 Enzyme Mechanisms, Kinetics and Energetics
2052 Structural Dynamics of Enzymes and Multienzyme Complexes
2053 Enzyme Regulation and Allosterism
2060 Chemical Biology, Drug Discovery and Bioanalytical Methods
2061 Drug Screening and Development
2062 Chemical Biology of Natural Products, Nucleic Acids and Small Molecules
2063 Chemical Probes, Biosensors and Biomarkers
2064 Protein Engineering and Design
2065 Protein-Small Molecule Interactions
2066 Nanotechnology
2070 Genomics, Glycomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics
2071 Genomics
2072 Glycomics
2073 Protemomics
2074 Metabolomics
2075 Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
2080 Signal Transduction and Cellular Regulation
2081 Extracellular Matrix and Cell Signaling
2082 G proteins and Small GTPases
2083 Protein Kinases and Phosphatases
2084 Apoptosis and Cell Death
2085 Tumor Suppressors and Tumor Drivers
2086 Cancer Signaling and Therapeutics
2087 Neurobiology and Neuronal Signaling
2088 Immune Signaling
2090 Bacteria and Parasites: From Microbiome to Antibiotics
2091 Microbe/Parasite-Host Interactions
2092 Antibiotic Resistance
2093 Antibacterial Targets and Drug Discovery
2094 Microbiomes
2100 Metabolism and Bioenergetics
2101 Oxidative Stress and Reactive Oxygen
2102 Metabolism and Cancer
2103 Metabolism and Nutrition
2104 Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome
2110 Lipids and Membranes
2111 Regulation of Lipid Metabolism
2112 Lipids and Inflammation
2113 Membrane Proteins and Lipid Interactions Membrane Proteins, Lipid Interactions, and Lipid Domains
2114 Vesicle Trafficking and Cargo
2120 Glycans and Glycobiology
2121 Glycosyltransferases and Hydrolases
2122 Glycan binding proteins
2123 Glycans in Disease
2170 BMB Education and Professional Development
2171 Active Learning in the Molecular Life Sciences
2172 Big data in Molecular Life Sciences, student projects, labs and the  classroom
2173 Institutional change and  faculty perspectives about teaching in the life sciences
2174 Service learning initiatives, community involvement and context dependent Biochemistry instruction
2180 Interdisciplinary/Translational Science (SEBM)



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