ASCB Newsletter Sept 2013 - page 1

NEWS
LETTER
ASCB
Annual Meeting
Program
Page 6
MAC Programs and
Events
Page 38
Business
Credentials for
Scientists
Page 58
Ins ide
President
s Column
3
We Are Research
5
Annual Meeting Preview
6
LSE Editorial Partner
30
Local Meeting Highlights
31
WICB Column
32
Public Policy Briefing
35
CLS on Capitol Hill
37
Did You Know...?
37
Minorities Affairs
38
International Affairs
42
ASCB Science Navigator
44
LSE Table of Contents
45
Top Stories from Post and Blogs 48
Cell Sightings
49
Highlights from MBoC
50
Grants & Opportunities
51
Meetings Calendar
51
Singapore Meeting
52
Members in the News
52
In Memoriam
55
2013 Member Gifts
56
New Orleans Donations
56
Dear Labby
58
ASCB is pleased to announce the inaugural ASCB Kaluza Prize supported by Beckman
Coulter, to honor excellence in graduate student research. The prize is part of a new partnership
between ASCB and Beckman Coulter to support excellence in science. “Both ASCB and
Beckman Coulter recognize the challenging times that trainees in biomedical research face,”
noted ASCB Executive Director Stefano Bertuzzi. “We are both determined to do everything
possible to keep from losing the next generation of scientists. Losing the wave of innovation
that these young researchers would bring to science would be equivalent to robbing society of
its future. The ASCB Kaluza Prize is a step in a 1,000-mile journey that our two organizations
want to make together to ensure that science training remains a top priority in the United
States.”
Great Science in the
Big Easy
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ASCB Goes to New Orleans for the
2013 Annual Meeting
New $5,000 Prize for ASCB Grad
Students
Annual Meeting
Preview Issue
“The ASCB Annual Meeting is the cornerstone of international cell biology,” says 2013 Annual
Meeting Program Chair Arshad Desai, “a must-attend event where we expand our scientific
horizons while reveling in the camaraderie engendered by our common interests in the world of
the cell.” This December 14–18 you have a chance to enjoy great science in a really fabulous city
when the ASCB Annual Meeting returns to New Orleans for the first time in 20 years.
This year’s program (p. 6) encompasses all of the core and frontier areas of cell biology
research, while again featuring program threads that follow the themes of Cell Biology and the
Physical Sciences and Cell Biology and Medicine. Plus this year there is a third thread, introduced
by President Don Cleveland: Professional Development (p. 11). ASCB continues its strong
commitment to young scientists, their education and professional development, with many
previously successful programs and brand new activities for educators and students (p. 15) and
for postdocs. The Annual Meeting kicks off on the afternoon of Saturday, December 14, with
dynamic member-organized Special Interest Subgroups, followed in the evening by exciting
Presidential Keynote addresses from Elaine Fuchs and J. Craig Venter.
See p. 19 for information to help you plan your trip to New Orleans. And don’t forget that
you still have time to submit an abstract; the deadline is October 16. Of course, you do not need
to submit an abstract to attend.
Says ASCB President Don Cleveland, “There’s no better place to be on December 14–18 than
in New Orleans.”
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Kaluza, continued on p. 5
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