Cornell’s Scott D. Emr to deliver 2017 Porter Lecture

Scott D. Emr will give the 2017 Keith Porter Lecture at the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting this December in Philadelphia. Emr is the Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of 1956 Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics and the first director of the Weill Institute for Cell and  … Read more

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Career enhancement sessions provide diverse offerings for meeting attendees

Along with the myriad scientific speeches, talks, and Symposia offered at the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Philadelphia this December, the meeting provides attendees with more than three dozen career enhancement and special interest learning sessions. These sessions cover a broad array of topics to interest  … Read more

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2017 EMBO Gold Medal winner Maya Schuldiner credits work-life balance for her success

For her significant contributions to the understanding of protein synthesis, trafficking, and quality control, Maya Schuldiner of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel has been awarded the prestigious EMBO Gold Medal for 2017. At a December 4 ceremony at the ASCB|EMBO meeting in Philadelphia,  … Read more

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Celebrating outstanding Cell Biologists at distinct career stages: The WICB recognition awards, past and present

Women in Cell Biology Committee Awards Each year, the Women in Cell Biology Committee (WICB) honors three investigators at distinct career stages through recognition awards. The unique and innovative WICB Junior and Senior Career Recognition Awards were established in 1986. The Junior Award for Excellence  … Read more

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Quality Control Symposium Examines Mechanisms of Ubiquitin-Dependent Protein Degradation

Like any successful factory, cells perform quality control. Explore this topic at the Quality Control Symposium led by Tom Rapoport, Harvard Medical School/HHMI, and Brenda Schulman, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry. Both Rapoport and Schulman use multidisciplinary approaches to define intricate pathways, and ultimately use  … Read more

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A focus on molecular forms and functions at the DNA and RNA Biology Symposium

The success of DNA and RNA in, respectively, translating and transcribing their genetic information has as much to do with their physical structure and shape as with the nucleotides they contain. The Symposium on DNA  and RNA Biology at the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting will focus  … Read more

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Cell Biology of Degeneration and Repair in the Nervous System: A preview of the ASCB Doorstep Meeting

Brain development, function, and degeneration are the central themes for the ASCB 2017 Doorstep Meeting, to be held on Saturday, December 2 in Philadelphia. The second annual Doorstep Meeting offers talks by experts from disciplines tackling the cell biology of the brain and gives ample  … Read more

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PhDs explore the leap from research science to commerce

As life science PhD students and postdocs scan the horizon for possible careers, many are turning to the one-week ASCB­–Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) course Managing Science in the Biotech Industry to learn what a biosciences industry future looks like. “What we’ve found is that the  … Read more

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ASCB fights to protect H1-B Visas; Science funding faring better in Congress than in the Trump budget

Public Policy Briefing ASCB fights to protect H1-B Visas Since taking office, the Trump Administration has agitated for immigration reform, even launching the “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order in April to encourage the U.S. government and private companies to favor American produts and workers.  … Read more

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MAC Holds 2017 Faculty Research and Education Development Program

On July 13, 2017, the ASCB Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) kicked off its annual Faculty Research and Education Development (FRED) Program in Seattle, WA. The FRED Program is a year-long program to promote grant funding success of junior faculty at institutions with a strong commitment  … Read more

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