Preliminary Program

Preliminary Program Updated June 20, 2014. Please check back as sessions will be added.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

10:00 am-2:00 pm Grant Writing Workshop – $35 fee; preregistration required.
12:30 pm-2:30 pm Graduate School Fair
1:00 pm-5:00 pm Member-Organized Special Interest Subgroups
Up to 14 Subgroups will be accepted. The specific titles, speakers and schedules for the accepted Subgroups will be posted no later than September 15.

To submit an application to organize a Subgroup, click hereDeadline to submit an application is June 12.
1:00 pm-5:00 pm Interdisciplinary Session
2:30 pm-5:30 pm Undergraduate Student Program and Poster Session
6:00 pm Keynote- Talks will span the origin of life to the cosmos.
Robert M. Hazen
, Carnegie Institution of Science and Deep Carbon Observatory
Steven W. Squyres, Cornell University
End of Keynote-10:00 pm Opening Night Reception

Sunday, December 7, 2014

   Times vary One-on-One CV Review in the Career Center- Sign up at the Career Center. First-come, first-served
8:00 am-9:30 am Symposium 1: Self Organization and the Origin of Life
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.
9:30 am-4:30 pm Exhibits Open in the ASCB Learning Center
9:45 am-10:45 am Symposium 2: Cells in Motion
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
11:00 am-12:00 pm Science Discussion Tables
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)
3:00 pm-3:50 pm Scientific Career Panels (2 concurrent)
3:00 pm-4:00 pm E.E. Just Award Lecture
Awardee:
Avery August, Cornell University
3:00 pm-4:00 pm WICB Network Reception
3:00 pm-4:00 pm International Funding and Training Opportunities Sessions
3:15 pm-3:45 pm Bruce Alberts Award for Science Education
Awardee:
Edison Fowlks, Hampton University
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

Monday, December 8, 2014

    Times vary One-on-One CV Review in the Career Center- Sign up at the Career Center. First-come, first-served
8:00 am-9:30 am Symposium 3: Cell Structure Across Scales
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.
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
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
10:45 am-12:00 pm Advocacy Toolbox: The Two-Minute Speech
10:45 am-12:00 pm Career Discussion and Mentoring Roundtables (organized by WICB)
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)
3:00 pm-3:50 pm Scientific Career Panels (2 concurrent)
3:00 pm-3:50 pm Science Discussion Tables
3:00 pm-4:00 pm International Funding and Training Opportunities Sessions
3:15 pm-3:45 pm Education Initiative Forum
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

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

    Times vary One-on-One CV Review in the Career Center- Sign up at the Career Center. First-come, first-served.
8:00 am-9:30 am Symposium 5: Life and Death in the Cell    
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.
9:30 am-4:30 pm Exhibits Open in the ASCB Learning Center
9:45 am-10:45 am Symposium 6: Membrane Trafficking
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
Awardees:
WICB Junior Award for Excellence in Research: Valentina Greco, Yale University School of Medicine
WICB Mid-Career Award for Excellence in Research: Valerie Weaver, University of California, San Francisco
WICB Senior Leadership Award: Sandra Schmid, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
11:00 am-12:00 pm Politicians Don’t Bite
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)
3:00 pm-3:30 pm Celldance and Elevator Speech Awards in the ASCB Learning Center
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
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
Ines Alvarez-Garcia, Assistant 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 E.B. Wilson Medal Presentation and Lecture
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
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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