Newswise — Will AI drive the next biomedical revolution? Why is RNA so powerful? What can we learn from studying bias? You’ll get the answers to these questions and more at Discover BMB, the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, to be held March 25–28 in Seattle.

Reporters are invited to register for a complimentary press pass to attend #DiscoverBMB in Seattle or to access press materials electronically. 

This year’s #DiscoverBMB program features leading experts discussing their newest discoveries and cutting-edge approaches in biochemistry and molecular biology. 

Hot topics include: 

Advanced computing takes center stage
Artificial intelligence and simulation are helping biologists achieve insights that aren’t possible with experimentation alone. Meanwhile, machine learning and other computing strategies are accelerating drug design and development. This session will highlight the many ways that computational methods are transforming biological problem-solving. Learn more.                 

RNA and its regulation
If there were a “Biomolecule of the Year” award, RNA would have won for a few years running. From a pandemic caused by an RNA virus to the development of multiple RNA vaccines to defeat it, the importance of RNA is clear. This session will zero in on RNA regulation with expert talks covering RNA binding proteins and disease, RNA modifications and novel RNAs. Learn more.  

Carbohydrates in health and disease
Carbohydrates perform key functions in many biological processes. Although studying carbohydrates in detail was once a daunting task, technological advances are making it much easier. This session will cover new tools for studying these indispensable biomolecules and the latest insights into carbohydrates in health and disease. Learn more. 

Putting the spotlight on cell organelles
Once thought of as mere compartments within the cell, cellular organelles, scientists now know, play key roles in fine-tuning metabolism, signaling and quality control. This session will feature new work showing how organelles sense and respond to cues and protect cells from stress. Learn more. 

Hidden biases of good people
Featuring Mahzarin Banaji, Ph.D., of Harvard University, this session will reveal the surprising and even perplexing ways people make errors in assessing and evaluating others. Banaji’s pioneering research on implicit bias suggests that people intend well but that a lack of awareness can lead to inconsistencies between a person’s values and behavior. Learn more. 

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About the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

The ASBMB is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization with more than 12,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1906 to advance the science of biochemistry and molecular biology, the society publishes three peer-reviewed journals, advocates for funding of basic research and education, supports science education at all levels, and promotes the diversity of individuals entering the scientific workforce.

Meeting Link: Discover BMB, March 25–28