Preliminary Program

Preliminary Program Updated September 5, 2014. Please check back as more sessions and session descriptions will be added.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

9:00 am-10:15 am Mentoring Keynote- Click here fore more information.
10:30 am-11:15 am Getting into Graduate School- Click here fore more information.
11:30 am-12:30 pm How to Be a Successful Graduate Student-Click here fore more information.
10:00 am-2:00 pm Grant Writing Seminar – $35 fee; preregistration required. Click here for more information.
12:30 pm-2:30 pm Graduate School Fair. Click here for more information. 
1:00 pm-5:00 pm Member-Organized Special Interest Subgroups
Click here to view the titles, organizers, descriptions and schedules for the 22 Subgroup sessions.
1:00 pm-5:00 pm Interdisciplinary Session- This year’s program will explore the interplay between theory and experiment in problems in cell biology. Click here for more information.
2:30 pm-5:30 pm Undergraduate Student Program and Poster Session. Click here for more information. 
6:00 pm Keynote- Talks will span the origin of life to the cosmos.
Mineral evolution, mineral ecology, and the co-evolution of life and rocks. 
Robert M. Hazen, Carnegie Institution of Science and Deep Carbon Observatory
The habitability of Mars as revealed by the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity. Steven W. Squyres, Cornell University
End of Keynote-10:00 pm Opening Night Reception and International Research and Training Exchange Fair (8:00 pm to 9:00 pm)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

7:30 am-8:00 pm Career Center Open CenterClick here for a list of events and sessions at the Career Center. 
8:00 am-9:30 am Symposium 1: Self Organization and the Origin of Life
(Click here for full list of Symposia with talk titles)

Chair: Anthony A. Hyman, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology & Genetics
Speakers:
Eric Karsenti, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany

Steven McKnight, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Petra Schwille, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
9:00 am-5:45 pm One-on-One Coaching Sessions for Delivering PowerPoint Presentations
(45-minutes per session)–$50 fee; preregistration required. Click here for more information. 
9:30 am-4:30 pm Exhibits Open in the ASCB Learning Center
9:45 am-10:45 am Symposium 2: Cells in Motion (Click here for full list of Symposia with talk titles)
Chair: Wallace Marshall, University of California, San Francisco
Speakers:
Patricia Bassereau
, Institut Curie, Paris, France

Clare Waterman, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH
10:00 am-12:00 pm Foundational Cell Biology Workshop. Click here for more information. 
11:00 am-12:00 pm Science Discussion Tables
Networking opportunities with senior scientists
11:00 am-12:00 pm Education Program
Talking about Evolution with Doubters: Practical Tips
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11:00 am-12:00 pm International Funding and Training Opportunities Sessions
12:00 pm-3:00 pm Poster Presentations in the ASCB Learning Center
12:00 pm-4:00 pm Six ePoster Talk Sessions in the ASCB Learning Center
(2 rooms, 3 per room)
1:30 pm-2:15 pm Meet the Editor of CBE—Life Sciences Education at the ASCB Booth in the ASCB Learning Center.
3:00 pm-3:50 pm Science Career Panels (2 concurrent)
Teaching and University Administration
Science Policy
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3:00 pm-3:50 pm Science Discussion Tables
Networking opportunities with senior scientists
3:00 pm-4:00 pm E.E. Just Award Lecture
Awardee:
Avery August, Cornell University
Click here to read more about Dr. August. 
3:00 pm-4:00 pm WICB Network Goes International. Click here for more information. 
3:00 pm-4:00 pm International Funding and Training Opportunities Sessions
3:15 pm-3:45 pm Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education
Awardee:
Edison Fowlks, Hampton University
Click here for more information about Edison Fowlks and his award talk at the meeting.
4:00 pm-6:25 pm Eight Concurrent Scientific Minisymposia, including the Education Minisymposia
(Click here to view a list of Minisymposia topics, and co-chairs). 
6:45 pm-8:00 pm Kaluza Award Presentation and Porter Lecture
Porter Lecturer:
Michael P. Sheetz, Columbia University
Title: Rigidity Sensing by Sarcomeric Contractions Controlled by Tumor Suppressors and Promotors.

Monday, December 8, 2014

7:30 am-8:00 pm Career Center Open CenterClick here for a list of events and sessions at the Career Center. 
8:00 am-9:30 am Symposium 3: Cell Structure Across Scales
(Click here for full list of Symposia with talk titles)
Chair: Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, ASCB President
Speakers:
Eric Betzig, Janelia Farm Research Campus/HHMI
Eva Nogales, University of California, Berkeley/HHMI/LBNL

Jeff Lichtman, Harvard University
9:00 am-5:45 pm One-on-One Coaching Sessions for Delivering PowerPoint Presentations (45-minutes per session)–$50 fee; preregistration required. Click here for more information. 
9:30 am-4:30 pm Exhibits Open in the ASCB Learning Center
9:45 am-10:45 am Symposium 4: Machinery of the Cell
(Click here for full list of Symposia with talk titles)
Chair: Daniel P. Kiehart, Duke University
Speakers:
Nobutaka Hirokawa, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan

Satyajit “Jitu” Mayor, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India
10:00 am-11:00 am COMPASS Open Forum. Click here for more information. 
10:30 am-12:00 pm Advocacy Toolbox: The Two-Minute Speech. Click here for more information.
10:45 am-12:00 pm Career Discussion and Mentoring Roundtables (organized by WICB). Click here for more information. 
10:00 am-11:00 am Social Media for Scientists. Click here for more information. 
11:00 am-12:00 pm International Funding and Training Opportunities Sessions
11:00 am-12:00 pm Animating Molecules with Molecular Flipbook. Click here for more information.
12:00 pm-3:00 pm Poster Presentations in the ASCB Learning Center.
Science Education Posters–Posters on approaches to cell biology education at the K–12, undergraduate, graduate, and medical school levels will be presented.
12:00 pm-4:00 pm Six ePoster Talk Sessions in the ASCB Learning Center
(2 rooms, 3 per room)
1:30 pm-2:15 pm Meet the Editor of Molecular Biology of the Cell at the ASCB Booth in the ASCB Learning Center.
3:00 pm-3:50 pm Science Career Panels (2 concurrent)
Consulting and Entrepreneurship
Science Writing
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3:00 pm-3:50 pm Science Discussion Tables
Networking opportunities with senior scientists
3:00 pm-4:00 pm International Funding and Training Opportunities Sessions
3:15 pm-3:45 pm Education Initiative Forum
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4:00 pm-6:25 pm Seven Concurrent Scientific Minisymposia, including the Kaluza Minisymposia
(Click here to view a list of Minisymposia topics, and co-chairs)
4:00 pm-6:25 pm Clinician/Basic Cell Biologist Translational Workshop
5:00 pm-7:00 pm Networking Happy Hour at the Career Center. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

7:30 am-4:30 pm Career Center Open CenterClick here for a list of events and sessions at the Career Center. 
8:00 am-9:30 am Symposium 5: Life and Death in the Cell
(Click here for full list of Symposia with talk titles)    
Chair: Ana Maria Cuervo, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Speakers:
Andrea Ballabio
, Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM), Naples, Italy, and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Yoshinori Ohsumi, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
   
Richard Youle
, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/NIH
9:00 am-5:45 pm One-on-One Coaching Sessions for Delivering PowerPoint Presentations
(45-minutes per session)–$50 fee; preregistration required. Click here for more information. 
9:30 am-4:30 pm Exhibits Open in the ASCB Learning Center
9:45 am-10:45 am Symposium 6: Membrane Trafficking
(Click here for full list of Symposia with talk titles)

Chair: Ira Mellman, Genentech
Speakers:
Pietro DeCamilli
, Yale University School of Medicine

Michael Kozlov, Tel Aviv University, Israel
10:45 am-12:00 pm WICB Awards Presentation and Mentoring Theater: Fair’s Fair: The Importance of Equitable Evaluation
Click here for more information, including the awardees.
11:00 am-12:00 pm Politicians Don’t Bite
11:00 am-12:00 pm International Funding and Training Opportunities Sessions
11:00 am-12:00 pm LGBTQ Diversity Session- Click here for more information.
12:00 pm-3:00 pm Poster Presentations in the ASCB Learning Center
12:00 pm-4:00 pm Six ePoster Talk Sessions in the ASCB Learning Center
(2 rooms, 3 per room)
3:00 pm-3:30 pm Celldance and Elevator Speech Awards in the ASCB Learning Center
3:00 pm-3:50 pm Science Career Panels (2 concurrent)
Industry
Technology Transfer and Patent Law
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3:00 pm-3:50 pm Science Discussion Tables
3:00 pm-3:50 pm ASCB Business Meeting and Interactive Forum
3:00 pm-4:00 pm International Funding and Training Opportunities Sessions
3:15 pm-3:45 pm Education Initiative Forum
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4:00 pm-6:25 pm Six Concurrent Scientific Minisymposia
(Click here to view a list of Minisymposia topics, and co-chairs)
4:00 pm-6:25 pm Journal Editors Panel/Workshop
Panelists:
Kurt Albertine, University of Utah and Editor-in-Chief of the Anatomical Record
Emma Ganley, Senior Editor PLoS Biology
Erin Dolan, University of Texas, Austin, and Editor-in-Chief of CBE—Life Sciences Education
David Drubin, University of California, Berkeley, and Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Biology of the Cell
Denys Wheatley, BioMedES Ltd, and Editor-in-Chief of Cell Biology International
6:45 pm-8:15 pm Public Service Award and E.B. Wilson Medal Presentation and Lecture
Public Service Awardee: U.S. Congressman Rush Holt
E.B. Wilson Medalists:
William R. Brinkley, Baylor College of Medicine
John E. Heuser, Washington University in St. Louis
Peter Satir, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

8:30 am-10:55 am Six Concurrent Scientific Minisymposia
(Click here to view a list of Minisymposia topics, and co-chairs)
11:15 am-12:15 pm Symposium 7: New Perspectives on the Nucleus (Click here for full list of Symposia with talk titles)
Chair: Beatriz Fontoura, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Speakers:
Titia de Lange
, Rockefeller University

Clodagh O’Shea, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
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