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Press Releases

ASCB receives grant to develop tools for curation of scientific literature

September 1, 2020

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) will experiment with innovative approaches to categorize the scientific significance of reported research without dependence on journal “name brands.” The Society was one of three organizations selected by the Wellcome Trust and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to receive the first Learned Society Curation Awards, which are designed…

Cell Bio 2020 Image and Video contest launches September 1

August 31, 2020

ASCB’s 2019 Green Fluorescent Protein Image and Video contest was such a huge success that we are doing it again and expanding the criteria! Beginning September 1 through October 30, ASCB will accept submissions of amazing images and videos that show the beauty of cell biology. Winning entries will be featured during Cell Bio Virtual…

New Cell Bio Virtual 2020 Inclusivity Grants now available

August 26, 2020

For Cell Bio Virtual 2020 – An ASCB|EMBO Meeting, ASCB is offering Cell Bio Virtual 2020 Inclusivity Grants. The grants will be made available to members who fall under NIH’s Interest in Diversity Notice and are underrepresented within the Society. Through its Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT) grant, ASCB can offer funding to…

Policy Statements

ASCB has a strong reputation as a leader in life science policy and as a “go-to” group for state, national, and international policymakers in need of critical information or advice on life science policy issues.

White Papers and Position Papers

One way ASCB educates government officials is through publication of Position Papers outlining ASCB’s position on critical science-related issues. ASCB Public Policy Committee Taskforces also produce White papers on specific topics of interest to the cell biology community.

ASCB Letters and Official Policy Comments

The ASCB also sends official letters in response to official requests for comment from agencies like the NIH and the NSF and to policymakers in Congress and federal agencies.

To read recent letters and policy comments by the ASCB, go to Letters and Official Policy Comments.

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ASCB History

ASCB is an inclusive, international community of biologists studying the cell, the fundamental unit of life. We are dedicated to advancing scientific discovery, advocating sound research policies, improving education, promoting professional development, and increasing diversity in the scientific workforce. ASCB has 8,500 members and members in 57 countries around the world.