ASBMB makes recommendations to improve data fairness
The ASBMB’s public affairs department and public affairs advisory committee are committed to promoting data sharing among various levels of government, adding more data on agencies serving minorities to the federal agency database, and promoting better practices. , made several recommendations to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. When we collect data about gender identity and sexual orientation. Read the full comment letter.
NIH Center for Scientific Review incorporates ASBMB recommendations
In March, the ASBMB was one of 13 scientific bodies to make recommendations to the draft strategic plan for the National Institutes of Health’s scientific review. CSR released his final strategic plan in October, incorporating his two notable policy recommendations made by society. (1) to integrate diverse communities as stakeholders in the peer review process; and (2) to ensure that CSR staff and reviewers are properly trained to mitigate bias. Read the ASBMB recommendations.
January 10: Deuel lipids conference summary deadline
The ASBMB Deuel Conference is a must-see event for leading lipid researchers and for scientists just beginning to explore the role of lipids in their research programs. The event will bring together a wide variety of people, including those who have never been to the Deuel, and perhaps even those who have never been to a lipid conference before. The conference is a forum for the publication of new and unpublished data, and participants enjoy an informal atmosphere that encourages free and open discussion. Interested scientists should submit their abstracts by January 10th. Click here for details.
January 18th: Deadline for submission of latest abstracts for #DiscoverBMB
If you plan to present your work at the ASBMB’s new annual meeting, #DiscoverBMB, the deadline for submitting your latest abstract is January 18th. All approved abstracts will be published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Also, the early registration deadline is January 31st and the housing deadline is February 14th. Visit discoverbmb.asbmb.org.
February 4: Deadline for ASBMB Honor Society nominations
Student chapter members are eligible to be elected to the ASBMB Honor Society, ΧΩΛ. The Honor Society recognizes juniors and seniors who have demonstrated extraordinary achievements in scholarship, research, and the spread of science. Please nominate at asbmb.org/education/student-chapters/honor-society.
February 4: Outstanding Chapter Award nomination deadline
Each year, the ASBMB recognizes student chapters for excellence in leadership, scholarship, and service in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology. Proven chapters that have achieved both chapter and individual results over the past year will be selected and recognized at #DiscoverBMB in Seattle in March. All active chapters are eligible to apply.
February 17: It’s time to register for your certification exam
The registration period for the 2023 ASBMB degree certification exam is January 17th through February 17th. The certification exam is open to all undergraduate students enrolled in the ASBMB certification program and is designed to test a student’s knowledge and understanding of core competencies in biochemistry. Molecular biology developed by the ASBMB and its members. Please read the details.
February 25: PROLAB application deadline
The Promoting Research Opportunities for Latin American Biochemists program allows graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to spend up to six months in laboratories in the United States or Canada. Since 2012, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Pan-American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the International Union for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology have issued nearly 100 travel awards to young biochemists. Trainees and new researchers (within 5 years of postdoctoral research) from all countries active in PABMB, including Spain and Portugal, are invited to apply by 25 February. Learn more about.
June 1: Application Deadline for Sewerage Scholarships
The ASBMB advances diversity, equity, and inclusion in science by offering the Marion B. Sewer Distinguished Scholarship to students who demonstrate an interest in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology and enhance diversity in science. We support this. This award provides up to $2,000 toward undergraduate tuition for one academic year. Applications will be accepted until June 1st. Please apply.
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Hecmarie Meléndez–Fernández spent the fall as an intern on the ASBMB’s Education, Professional Development and Outreach team. His Meléndez–Fernández, a West Virginia University candidate for a doctorate in neuroscience, was tasked with coordinating a virtual event for early-career scientists interested in his academic background. The first event, a webinar on Determining His Style of Leadership and A Guide to His Lab Members Creating His Documents, will be held in his November, and other events will continue to roll out through the spring.
From left: New JBC Deputy Editors Sarah O’Connor, Philip Cole and Joan Broderick.
New JBC Deputy Editor
Sarah O’Connor, Philip Cole, and Joan Broderick are the latest associate editors of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. O’Connor’s lab at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology studies the biosynthesis of natural products. Cole is a physician and researcher at his School of Medicine at Harvard, where his lab studies signal transduction, epigenetics, and post-translational modifications associated with cancer. O’Connor and Cole began his term in May. Broderick is an authority on enzymology and leads the Chemistry and Biochemistry Division at Montana State University. Her lab focuses on her assembly of iron-sulfur clusters, biological radical reactions, and biological metal clusters. She will begin her term in January.
Journal of Biological Chemistry: Hypothetical Problems of Epigenetic Regulation
The ASBMB hosted a conference on the interplay of epigenetic regulation and genomic stability in Seattle in September. In our virtual companion issue, the editor of the Journal of Biological Chemistry presents ten of his recent articles praising progress in this important and rapidly changing field. The editor writes: Regulation of gene expression that allows organisms to adapt to changing environments. Epigenetic regulation also increases the functional complexity of DNA by altering chromatin structure, nuclear organization, and transcriptional stability. As a leader in publishing high-quality science in biochemistry and molecular as well as biology, JBC has conducted a significant amount of research in this exciting field over the years. ” Read the question.
Journal of Biological Chemistry: Hypothetical Problems of RNA Polymerase II and Transcriptional Regulation
The ASBMB held a conference in Snowbird, Utah in September titled “Transcriptional Regulation: Chromatin and RNA Polymerase II.” In a virtual companion issue compiled by the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the editors present ten recent articles highlighting new and relevant research. The editor writes: , and other factors that regulate gene expression. (JBC) have published a considerable amount of research papers over the years in this important area.
Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: Special Issue on Immune Peptidomics
Experts and thought leaders in immunopeptidomics share their findings and perspectives on this flourishing research field in a special issue of Molecular & Cellular Proteomics. The editor writes: “Peptide antigen biosynthesis is a complex process shaped not only by environmental stimuli, but also by specific proteolytic enzymes located in different organelles. , and relies primarily on mass spectrometry analysis of peptides eluted from (major histocompatibility complex), but mass spectrometry alone does not reveal antigens hidden by MHC molecules. Not enough to reveal a full repertoire.” Read the issue.