DORA celebrates five years with launch of live interview series

Since the declaration was published in 2013, it has collected signatures from nearly 500 organizations and 12,000 individuals. DORA has increased awareness about the misuse of the Journal Impact Factor and inspired change in the scientific community. Organizations have started referencing the declaration in research assessment  … Read more

CZI panelists say basic science holds key to cures for neurodegenerative diseases
February 2018 Newsletter

A panel discussion, “The Challenge of Neurodegenerative Diseases: Will Cell Biology Hold the Answer?” hosted by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), yielded lively discussion about the direction of basic scientific research. The discussion was one of several satellite events held during the 2017 ASCB|EMBO meeting  … Read more

Sold-out doorstep meeting engages attendees with recent findings on neurodegenerative diseases
February 2018 Newsletter

The speakers at ASCB’s second Doorstep Meeting, held on the Saturday prior to the official beginning of the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Philadelphia, focused on current discoveries and potential therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. In addition to hearing about these leading-edge investigations, attendees at the sold-out  … Read more

Pushing the boundaries of cell biology: Highlights of the 2017 ASCB|EMBO meeting
ASCB NewsletterFebruary 2018 Newsletter

Nearly 7,000 scientists gathered in Philadelphia in December to learn, share, network, and celebrate all things cell biology at the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting. The five-day meeting included daily poster sessions featuring more than 2,500 posters, six major Symposia, 25 Minisymposia, 18 Microsymposia, 24 Member-Organized Special  … Read more

Scientific societies join forces to increase diversity in STEM

With the support of the National Science Foundation, the American Society for Cell Biology and the Biophysical Society have joined an effort to create the Alliance of Scientific Societies for broad participation in STEM for the next generation of scientists. The founding partners include the  … Read more

Special Interest Subgroup: Advanced Imaging for Quantitative Cell Biology

These days, cell biologists have more tools than ever in their imaging toolbox. During Saturday’s Special Interest Subgroup: Advanced Imaging for Quantitative Cell Biology at the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting, speakers provided a survey of some of the latest methods used to visualize cell structure, components,  … Read more

Largest conference of cell biologists from across the globe to gather in Philadelphia December 2-6

MEDIA ADVISORY Latest research trends in cell biology focus on advanced techniques in cell imaging, a deeper understanding of the cell in the context of other scientific disciplines, and better diagnosis and treatment of disease through methods rooted in the foundations of basic cell science.   … Read more

Symposium to focus on cell interactions both helpful and deadly
November/December 2017 Newsletter

Cells do not exist in isolation but in association with one another within tissues, in organs, and within bodily fluids. At the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting, the Symposium on Cell Interactions will address some of the ways cells communicate, influence each other, and impact their surroundings  … Read more

ASCB members share important research through Celldance “Tell your own cell story” videos
November/December 2017 Newsletter

The beloved Celldance video program is back for 2017, with more dazzling cell videos—reminding us of the stunning beauty as well as the practical significance of cell biology research. Celldance is a program supported by the ASCB Public Information Committee to promote public engagement and  … Read more

Symposium explores metabolism at the cellular level
November/December 2017 Newsletter

In Western nations, obesity and diabetes have led to a form of fatty liver disease (FLD) that, in certain individuals, can progress to cirrhosis and deadly liver cancer. How and why these life-threatening medical conditions develop remain unclear. This will be one of the topics  … Read more