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ASCB in NOLA 2013:
The Big Connection
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nly connect,” the English novelist
E.M. Forster implored and so for
our passage to New Orleans,
the ASCB will connect you to the world’s
largest yearly gathering of research cell
biologists with our wonderful app, “ASCB
2013.” It’s available for free downloading
through the Android and Apple app stores.
Connect with us on Twitter
and follow the meeting hashtag
#ASCB2013. Find us on Facebook at
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You’ll need the “ASCB2013” app to get
your head and your body around the
more than 100 scientific sessions and
2,300 poster presentations about the
latest research on cellular machines,
the dynamic genome, translational
medicine, cancer cell biology, cell
interactions, and the proverbial much,
much more.
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The app connects you to a program
that includes this year’s winners of the
Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology.
Straight from Stockholm, Randy
Schekman and James Rothman will
come directly to New Orleans from
the 2013 Nobel ceremonies to address
ASCB 2013.
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Follow the app to the Presidential
Keynote Speakers, Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.,
who will speak about “Stems Cells in
Homeostasis: Wound Repair and
Cancer,” and J. Craig Venter, Ph.D.,
who will unfold “Life at the Speed
of Light.”
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Martin Chalfie, of Columbia University,
will tell his discovery story about GFP,
the green fluorescent protein tags that
revolutionized cell imaging and made
Chalfie a winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize
in Chemistry, to an invited audience
of NOLA-area students on Saturday,
December 14, at 4:30 pm.
The American Society for Cell Biology 53rd Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA • December 14-18, 2013
Connect with us on
Twitter @ASCBiology
and follow the meeting
hashtag #ASCB2013
Find us on Facebook
at facebook.com/
ASCBiology
Media contacts:
John Fleischman
ASCB Senior ScienceWriter
513-706-0212
Cathy Yarbrough
ASCB Annual Meeting
Media Manager
858-243-1814
Christina Szalinski
ASCB ScienceWriter
301-347-9305
In New Orleans
ASCB Newsroom, Room 238
New Orleans Morial
 Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Newsroom phone:
 504-670-5213
Working press registration online
or in person in New Orleans
The ASCB welcomes all “Working Press”
to register online through Thursday,
December 5, 2013, at:
org/meetings/forms/press/press1.cfm.
Once registered, your press credentials
will be waiting at the ASCB Newsroom,
Room 238, New Orleans Morial Conven-
tion Center, at 8:00 am, Saturday, Decem-
ber 14, 2013. If you missed registration,
fear not. You can do a walk-in registration
at the same location, but bring some
professional identification.
Questions?
Contact John Fleischman.
What on earth is an embargoed
story in the age of Twitter?
Today, science news gushes past like a
runaway fire hose. Yet basic discoveries
take time to drink in, so we keep our
“Novel & Newsworthy” Top Picks embar-
goed against broadcast, publication,
or posting until 10:00 am, U.S. Central
Time, on the day of presentation in
New Orleans. Also check with the ASCB
Newsroom on embargo extensions.
Sometimes we get swept away ourselves.
A prisoner of your Twitter feed?
Cover breaking stories at the ASCB
meeting from your office, your car,
or wherever your smartphone takes
you. We can help set up phone or
Skype interviews.
One-on-one with our science
newsmakers
We’ve replaced the mass press briefing
(which replaced the mass press confer-
ence) with an individual press availability
for each of the researchers featured in
our “Novel & Newsworthy” Top Picks. To
find out who’s coming and when, contact
Cathy Yarbrough. Things change, so we’ll
also post the daily line-ups in the ASCB
Newsroom.
DEAR SCIENCE JOURNALIST,
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