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Announcements

  • Transcriptional Regulation Chromatin and RNA Polymerase II symposium abstract and meeting registration deadlines extended to Friday, September 5th!
  • Mark your calendar: March 28 - April 1, 2015, ASBMB 2015 Annual Meeting in Boston
  • Need a job? Our careers website has new job listings and a weekly blog with positions that we think you might like.
  • ASBMB Undergraduate Affiliate Network (UAN) student chapter renewals begin September 1, 2014. 

ASBMB News

Fourty-six new graduates received certified degrees from ASBMB

Exclaimation PointSeptember 9, 2014 -- One-hundred-and-ninety-three students took the 2014 ASBMB Degree Certification Exam this spring.  It is our pleasure to announce that the following students successfully passed the exam and have been awarded an ASBMB certified degree.  More...

 

 

Online now: August 2014 issue of ASBMB TodayASBMB Today cover August 2014 for news item on ASBMB home pageIn our cover story, we learn about Jennifer Doudna's groundbreaking work on CRISPR and Cas9 and about her close relationship with her lab manager, who she says has played a pivotal role in her group's success. Thinking about making the jump from a faculty position to a spot in your institution's administration? See our second article in a series about moving to "the dark side" by Benjamin D. Caldwell and Mary Huff. Meanwhile, contributor Andrew Hollenbach writes about overcoming a significant roadblock on his career path: panic attacks. And Milton J. Cormier and Richard O. McCann write about the role of the Cormier lab in the cloning and expression of the GFP gene. Last, but not least, don't miss the first "President's Message" by ASBMB President Steven McKnight, who, by the way, will participate in a live-streamed Q&A session Aug. 11. Get your questions ready!  Read the August issue. 

Journal News

JBC Thematic Minireview Series - Metals in Biology 2014

September 2, 2014 — This thematic series addresses the issue of why certain metals are used by particular enzymes, as well as the consequences of using the wrong metal. The first Minireview in the series deals with general aspects of metal specificity, and the next two deal with specific cases, the enzyme ribonucleotide reductase and iron/manganese homeostasis in the bacterium Bacillus subtilis. The fourth discusses with metal selection in oxidative stress, and the final organelles (lysomes) as mediators of metal homeostasis.

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JBC Thematic Review Series: Phospholipase D and Cancer

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Phospholipase D signaling plays a critical role in cell growth and proliferation, vesicular trafficking, secretion and endocytosis. Cancer invasion and metastasis rely heavily on cellular motility, and, as such, they have put PLD at center stage in cancer research, as outlined in this Journal of Biological Chemistry minireview series organized by Julian Gomez-Cambronero and George M. Carman.

 


Member News

ASBMB Members Named HHMI ProfessorsHHMI LogoThe Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) announced 15 scientist-educators who have been named HHMI professors. Each will receive $1 million over five years "to create activities that integrate their research with student learning in ways that enhance students' understanding of science." Forty scientists have been named HHMI professors since the program began in 2002.
New members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Academy 2013 The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced in late April the election of 198 new members who will be inducted at a ceremony in October in Cambridge, Mass. Six ASBMB members were elected.  

 

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