Use Your Science and Your Cell Phone In ASCB’s One-Minute Elevator Speech Contest

The premise is simple: The elevator door closes and you’ve got a trapped audience–a U.S. Senator, your dean, or Taylor Swift. Unleash your cell phone and sell your science in 60 seconds. You could step off this metaphoric elevator at the ASCB/IFCB meeting in Philadelphia and be handed a new ...

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A Broken System or a Fatal Flaw? High-Level Panel to Tackle the Future of Research at ASCB/IFCB Session

The biomedical research ecosystem is changing. The resources are scarcer, yet more trainees are competing for coveted tenure-track positions than ever before. The competition is made tougher by the impact factor of journals being used as a measure of research success. Fewer than 10% of PhDs go on to...

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Zombie CellSlam Adds “Undead Video” Category; Top Prize Still $1,000 in Live Science Slam at ASCB 2014

A separate Undead Video category has been added to the bill at the Zombie CellSlam, a juried, stand-up science slam set for Monday evening, December 8, at the 2014 ASCB/IFCB meeting. The Undead Video entries will compete for a single $200 prize. “The undead have a zero cost of living,” explained...

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Come to the COMPASS Open Forum at the ASCB/IFCB Annual Meeting!

What are the biggest challenges that young scientists face? What can the ASCB do to help? Please join us at the COMPASS Open Forum at the ASCB Annual Meeting! COMPASS is the ASCB Committee for Postdocs and Students, and is focused specifically on issues of importance to trainees. This year, we'll...

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A Larger Than Life Cellular Imagery Show Lands at the Philadelphia Airport

A cellular eye-opener is awaiting ASCB/IFCB meeting attendees arriving at the Philadelphia International Airport next month for the December 6-10 meeting. Twenty-three ASCB members from the greater Philadelphia area have mounted Larger Than Life, a stunning exhibition of microscopy imagery blown...

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Poster Advice, Timeless and Otherwise

With the annual meeting fast approaching, it’s time once again to start putting together your poster. There are innumerable websites offering advice on poster design (my favorite being Dr. Zen’s“Better Posters”), but most essentials are covered in Steve Block’s 1996 classic “ Do...

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