Calendar of events, rewards and opportunities

Every week, we update this list with new meetings, awards, scholarships and events to help you advance your career. If you would like us to present something that you have to offer to the bioscience community, send us an email with the subject line “For Calendar”. Offers from ASBMB members are given priority and we do not promote any products / services. Learn how to advertise in ASBMB today.

November 3: Webinar on Racial Justice in Higher Education

The Hope Center is hosting a virtual event this week called “A National Reckoning” hosted by Everett Ward of the Center for the Study of HBCUs. This is how the center describes the event: “Institutions must have a responsibility to their students. Many colleges and universities operate within a narrow framework of only providing financial education. This session will focus on how institutions can expand their practices to be successful for students. . We will explore how faculty can get started with their programs and other ways to impart wealth justice to students. “Register.

Important deadlines for the 2022 ASBMB annual meeting

The ASBMB annual meeting will be held in person in Philadelphia in April. Here are the deadlines to know.


  • February 7: Early registration (biggest discount) ends
  • February 8: Advance registration (smaller but still significant reduction) begins
  • March 18: Advance registration ends
  • March 19: Start of regular registrations


  • November 30: End of regular submissions
  • December 15: Last Chance Submissions Begin
  • January 27: End of last chance submissions

Travel grants

  • December 7: Application deadline

December 1: deadline for nominations for ACS Merck Awards

The American Chemical Society Women Chemists Committee’s Merck Research Award is presented to eight individuals, all of whom speak at a special symposium at the society’s fall national meeting. Applicants must be in their third or fourth year of graduate study. It is important to note that this is an award for, as the website states, “individuals identified by a woman and persons assigned to a woman at birth”. Learn more.

December 1: Deadline for the HHMI Hanna H. Gray Fellowship Program

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute accepts applications from under-represented scientists for its Hanna H. Gray Fellowship program. Up to 25 fellows will earn postdoctoral fellowships and be eligible for ongoing funding early in their independent careers. Find out about eligibility and application documents.

Dec 11, 2019 : Make inclusive and interprofessional progress

The American Association of Anatomists is hosting a virtual meeting on December 11 that may be of interest to people in the BMB world. Former ASBMB staff member Joanna Kotloski, now working at AAA, pointed out to us that some of the abstract categories (neurobiology, histology, cell and molecular biology, and developmental biology) are in the ASBMB pathway. . The event, hosted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, takes place on December 11, but you must register by December 10. We generally prefer to only list free events on this calendar, and this one is free for AAA members, but the fees for non-members are decidedly reasonable, so we make an exception. Learn more.

January 2: AAAS Mass Media Fellowship Application Due

The American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship has received widespread accolades over the years for training scientists to become professional science writers and communicators. The application period for the next 10 week summer program is January 2. We strongly encourage emerging scientists, especially those who wish to work in newsrooms, to consider applying. Learn more about the program.

January 10: Submit an abstract for the ASBMB Deuel Lipid Conference

The ASBMB Deuel conference – taking place March 1-4 in Monterey, California – is a must-attend event for leading lipid researchers.

“We would like to bring in people who may not have had their teeth in lipid metabolism, but who have found a way to study lipids. In many cases, this is where you get the most exciting, unusual and quirky presentations, and it can spark collaborations that might not have happened otherwise, ”said co-organizer Russell DeBose- Boyd at ASBMB Today.

This year’s theme is “Place, Location, Location: How Lipid Trafficking Affects Cell Signaling and Metabolism”. In an interview, co-organizer Arun Radhakrishnan explains it this way: “In recent years, we have started to better understand the mechanisms of lipid trafficking. We thought it would be great to have a meeting focused on this aspect and what this new knowledge is telling us about cell signaling and metabolism.

The early bird registration deadline is December 6. Abstracts are accepted until January 10. Regular registration ends February 1st. See the program.

January 23: STEM Education and Workforce Papers Expected

The Journal of Science Policy & Governance and Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, launched a call for papers on “Re-envisioning STEM Education and Workforce Development for the 21st Century. The journal will produce a special issue with the winning submissions. The deadline is January 23. Adriana Bankston, contributor to ASBMB Today, is the CEO of the journal and the managing editor. She told us in an email: “For this issue, we are looking for editorials and policy position papers to re-examine the landscape in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and build a future focused on equity and “Inclusion, access to technology and alignment of training opportunities with labor demands. First, second and third prize winners will receive cash prizes.” Here is the call for entries .

July 7-10: O-GlcNAc regulation of cell physiology and pathophysiology

This conference, to be held in person in Athens, Georgia, will discuss the multitude of roles that modification of the O-GlcNAc protein has in the regulation of nuclear and cytosolic proteins. It will bring together researchers from various fields to share their research, tools and experience in the biology of O-GlcNAc. The organizers are Gerald Hart and Lance Wells, both of the University of Georgia. Learn more.

July 21-24: Evolution and basic process in gene expression

Come to a venue in person in the summer of 2022: The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the most recent information on the cis regulatory code, how cis regulatory information is read by transcription factors, pathways. signaling and other proteins, how cell diversity is created during development, and how we can study this problem using advanced genomic technology and computational methods.

The meeting will simultaneously examine the problem from an evolutionary perspective: how the elements of cis regulation evolve, how regulatory variation affects gene expression and phenotypes, how these changes shaped development and parallel evolution, and how noise affects the regulatory circuits and their evolution.

Stay tuned for summaries and registration deadlines.

August 14-18: Mass spectrometry in health and life sciences

This five-day conference will be an international forum for discussion on the remarkable advances in cell biology and human proteins revealed by ever more innovative and powerful mass spectrometry technologies. The conference will juxtapose sessions on methodological advances with sessions on the roles that these advances play in solving problems and seizing opportunities to understand the composition, dynamics and function of the cellular machinery in many biological contexts. In addition to celebrating these successes, we also intend to articulate the urgent and unmet needs and unresolved issues that will drive the field into the future. Registration and abstract submission begins November 1. Summaries are due May 16. Find out more.

Call for proposals for virtual scientific events

The ASBMB provides members with a virtual platform to share scientific research and achievements and to discuss emerging topics and technologies with the BMB community.

The ASBMB will manage the technical aspects, market the event to tens of thousands of contacts and present the digital event live to a distant audience. Additional tools such as polls, Q&A, chat rooms, and post-event Twitter chats can be used to facilitate maximum engagement.

Seminars generally last one to two hours. A workshop or conference can be longer and even span several days.

Potential organizers can submit proposals at any time. Decisions are usually made within four to six weeks.

Suggest an event.

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