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NEWS
LETTER
ASCB
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President’s Column
3
Did You Know?
8
One-on-One CV Review
8
E.B. Wilson Lecture
12
ASCB Videos, TV Spots
13
Council Report
15
2013 Call for Nominations 18
Organize a Local Meeting
19
Annual Meeting Highlights
21
ASCB Is Hiring
42
2012 Meeting Supporters
49
BSCB Young Cell Biologist
50
French Young Cell Biologist 51
WICB Column
53
Public Policy Briefing
55
iBioMagazine 9
57
Local Meeting Highlights
58
Interesting Uses of The Cell
60
Highlights from MBoC
62
Grants & Opportunities
64
Members in the News
67
Meetings Calendar
68
2012 Corporate Members 68
2012 Member Gifts
69
Dear Labby
70
Cleveland Sees Great
Things Ahead for ASCB
Page 3
Annual Meeting
Highlights
Page 21
Council Report
Page 15
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J A N U A R Y / F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 3
Keynote, continued on page 10
It was a meeting of two threads—medicine and physical science—running through the fabric
of cell biology at the 52nd ASCB Annual Meeting, December 15–19, 2012, in San Francisco.
Symposia on Sunday launched directly and impressively into how cell biologists are influencing
medicine, specifically to study brain disorders. Jürgen Knoblich of the Institute of Molecular
Biotechnology in Vienna wowed the audience in the darkened ballroom with images of his
group’s three-dimensional cultures of human mini-brains (to be highlighted in a future issue of
the
Newsletter
), and Susan Lindquist explained how the basic cellular problem of proper protein
folding lies at the heart of most neurodegenerative disorders.
For the first time, the ASCB invited the general public
to the opening session of an Annual Meeting to hear the
Keynote addresses, see a molecular art show, and mingle
with research scientists at a reception. The ASCB offered
the opportunity to hear two speakers, U.S. Secretary of
Energy and Nobel laureate Stephen Chu and the Chair
of Genentech and Apple Arthur D. Levinson, who are
normally not easily accessible to the public. Both speakers
promised to present broad, fascinating perspectives on the
future of science, which ASCB correctly thought would
interest a larger crowd, beyond the usual suspects.
San Francisco, continued on page 5
Annual Meeting Threads Draw
In Quants, Clinicians, and Public
Following the Threads at the 2012
Annual Meeting:
The Places You Will Go
Vimentin (green) fibers extend quickly into the leading edges of protrusions (outer red edge),
orienting parallel to the direction of movement, in migrating human foreskin fibroblasts.
(Image courtesy of Jessica Tytell)
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