The ASBMB encourages members of the society to hold topic-specific scientific seminars at the 2021 ASBMB Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with EB 2021.
The goal of these interest groups is to foster communities of people with similar scientific interests to facilitate communication and collaboration. Through two or three hour events, participants can interact, present, discuss and network within a topic-specific community.
The following interest groups have already been proposed:
- Chemical biology
- Chromatin biology
- Education research
- Lipid biochemistry
- Post-translational modifications
- RNA virology
- Structural biology
If you are interested in organizing a scientific interest group (not listed above), please submit your proposal for consideration by the Meetings Committee by Jan. 1, 2021. Decision notifications will be sent by Feb. 1, 2021.
- Interest group events will take place Monday, April 26, (the day prior to the start of the annual meeting) and should be no longer than 2–3 hours.
- Two organizers are required for each interest group.
- The format is up to you, but could be e.g. 5 short talks, a moderated Q&A, panel discussions or other community related discussions, etc. You could also add other fun elements to your event such as trivia games or other activities to foster engagement.
- Those selected for talks should reflect diversity (gender, race, geographical areas), with preference given to early-career scientists, but experienced investigators are also welcome.
- Additional networking opportunities for interest groups will be provided during the meeting through chat rooms.