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Newswise: Nobel laureate Martin Chalfie elected as 2022 cell bio society president
Released: 7-May-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Nobel laureate Martin Chalfie elected as 2022 cell bio society president
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Nobel laureate Martin Chalfie was elected by members of the American Society for Cell Biology to serve as ASCB President in 2022. He will serve as President-Elect on the Executive Committee in 2021.

Newswise: Co-editors chosen for CBE—Life Sciences Education journal
Released: 7-Apr-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Co-editors chosen for CBE—Life Sciences Education journal
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Kimberly Tanner and Jeffrey Schinske will become co-Editors-in-Chief of CBE—Life Sciences Education (LSE) on August 1, 2020. The two will succeed Erin Dolan after her second term as Editor-in-Chief. LSE is the peer-reviewed, open access journal on life science education research from the American Society for Cell Biology.

Released: 16-Mar-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Established cell biologists can apply for several honorific awards
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) created several honorific awards to recognize established life scientists who, over their careers, have made significant contributions to the discipline of cell biology and to the community of cell biologists. Applications for all these awards are now open and close May 15.

Released: 12-Mar-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Cell biology society offers awards for life scientists just starting out
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The American Society for Cell Biology wants to encourage scientists who have exhibited great promise early in their professional journeys with a variety of honorific awards. Below are several awards available to life scientists who are just beginning their careers—from graduate school through the first few years as a new investigator. Applications for all these awards open March 15.

Newswise: Life science educator’s regional meeting planned for Soka University of America
Released: 3-Feb-2020 2:30 PM EST
Life science educator’s regional meeting planned for Soka University of America
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The 2020 American Society for Cell Biology Regional Meeting, Teaching Tomorrow’s Scientists, will be held May 30 at Soka University of America in Alisa Viejo, California. This day-long conference for a teaching-intensive audience of life scientists will include plenaries, a poster session, networking lunch, afternoon workshops, and a mixer.

Newswise: Applicants sought for public engagement grants
Released: 30-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
Applicants sought for public engagement grants
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is offering grants ranging from $10,000 to $35,000 to support new proposals, as well as ongoing programs that engage communities with science. Applications are open now through March 31, and applicants must be members of ASCB.

Newswise: Biotech courses return to east, west campuses for summer
Released: 29-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
Biotech courses return to east, west campuses for summer
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) offers two, week-long, hand-on courses to help current or recent PhDs transition into biotechnology, medical technology, or pharmaceutical careers.

Newswise:  Cell bio society offers members discount on lab leadership training
Released: 28-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST
Cell bio society offers members discount on lab leadership training
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

To help new investigators become effective and productive PIs and group leaders, the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, Missouri have partnered to offer a discount on the intensive laboratory leadership courses created by the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO).

Released: 4-Dec-2019 9:30 AM EST
Highlights for reporters from the 2019 ASCB|EMBO Meeting
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Check out this day-by-day rundown of events and sessions of interest to media at the 2019 ASCB|EMBO Meeting taking place Dec. 7-11 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

Newswise: Connecting Scientists and Ideas: Why the 2019 ASCB|EMBO Meeting is must-do
Released: 2-Dec-2019 5:05 PM EST
Connecting Scientists and Ideas: Why the 2019 ASCB|EMBO Meeting is must-do
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) once again have teamed up to produce the largest gathering of cell scientists in the world. The 2019 ASCB|EMBO Meeting takes place Dec. 7-11, in Washington, DC, and is expected to attract more than 6,000 cell scientists. Those interested in attending can visit the meeting website for a complete program, a full listing of abstracts, and registration. https://www.ascb.org/2019ascbembo/

Newswise: Contest showcases winning green fluorescent protein images, videos
Released: 20-Nov-2019 2:25 PM EST
Contest showcases winning green fluorescent protein images, videos
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Earlier this year, the call went out to the worldwide scientific community to submit their most beautiful and intriguing images and videos created using green fluorescent protein (GFP), the glowing molecule that revolutionized cell imaging 25 years ago. Now the votes are in, and the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), its Public Information Committee, and the public have determined the winners in each category.

Released: 14-Nov-2019 4:55 PM EST
Cell bio society's journal joins portable peer review platform
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) is one of the first journals to participate in a new platform that enables journal-independent, “portable” peer review.

Newswise: Sixteen ASCB Fellows to be welcomed at 2019 meeting of cell biologists this December
Released: 10-Oct-2019 6:05 PM EDT
Sixteen ASCB Fellows to be welcomed at 2019 meeting of cell biologists this December
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is pleased to present its cohort of 16 new Fellows for 2019.

Newswise: Jorge Torres of UCLA to receive 2019 ASCB Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity
Released: 7-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Jorge Torres of UCLA to receive 2019 ASCB Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Jorge Torres has been named the 2019 recipient of the ASCB Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity. Torres is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He will receive $5,000, will be recognized at the 2019 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Washington, DC, in December, and will contribute an essay to the Society’s basic science journal, Molecular Biology of the Cell.

Newswise: Peter Devreotes named 2019 E. B. Wilson medalist
30-Sep-2019 7:55 AM EDT
Peter Devreotes named 2019 E. B. Wilson medalist
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Peter Devreotes, the Isaac Morris and Lucille Elizabeth Hay Professor of Cell Biology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, has been selected as the winner of the American Society for Cell Biology’s (ASCB) E.B Wilson Medal for 2019.

Newswise: Scholarship of Diversity Abstracts Sought for Largest Meeting of Cell Biologists
Released: 18-Sep-2019 4:30 PM EDT
Scholarship of Diversity Abstracts Sought for Largest Meeting of Cell Biologists
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

A new general poster session topic called “Scholarship of Diversity” has been added to the 2019 ASCB|EMBO meeting in Washington, DC. This new topic is sure to foster conversations around diversity and inclusion in the life sciences.

Newswise: Biology Education Researcher Named 2019 Bruce Alberts Award Winner
Released: 16-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Biology Education Researcher Named 2019 Bruce Alberts Award Winner
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Mary Pat Wenderoth, a Principal Lecturer in biology at the University of Washington, has been named the 2019 winner of ASCB’s Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education.

Newswise: Enter cell bio society’s fluorescent protein image contest by October 15
Released: 5-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Enter cell bio society’s fluorescent protein image contest by October 15
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The deadline to enter the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) image and video contest to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the development of green fluorescent protein (GFP) as a tagging tool for bioscience is October 15.

Newswise: Quantitative cell biology abstracts sought for ASCB journal
Released: 4-Sep-2019 5:05 PM EDT
Quantitative cell biology abstracts sought for ASCB journal
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) seeks abstracts for its Sixth Annual Special Issue on Quantitative Cell Biology until September 15. MBoC is the peer-reviewed journal of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB).

Newswise: One-day biotech mini-course offers behind-the-scenes look at industry
Released: 3-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
One-day biotech mini-course offers behind-the-scenes look at industry
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

A one-day biotechnology mini-course, presented by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), offers a quick peek into this burgeoning industry for those seeking new career pathways.

Newswise: Doorstep meeting explores cancer from genome instability to therapy
Released: 11-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Doorstep meeting explores cancer from genome instability to therapy
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

ASCB’s 2019 Doorstep meeting convenes Saturday, December 7, in Washington, DC, and focuses on “Cancer: from genome instability to therapy.”AS

Newswise: Green fluorescent protein honored with contest
Released: 15-May-2019 12:00 PM EDT
Green fluorescent protein honored with contest
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Send your beautiful images or videos to ASCB’s contest to honor the 25th anniversary of green fluorescent protein used as a bioscience tool.

Newswise: New Editor-in-Chief Named for Cell Society’s Basic Research Journal
Released: 2-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
New Editor-in-Chief Named for Cell Society’s Basic Research Journal
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Matthew D. Welch of the University of California, Berkeley has been chosen to lead ASCB’s research journal, Molecular Biology of the Cell.

Newswise: Educator regional meeting allows networking opportunities in the Southeast
Released: 28-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST
Educator regional meeting allows networking opportunities in the Southeast
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

“Teaching Tomorrow’s Scientists: An ASCB Regional Meeting” is a day-long meeting that will include education research and scientific plenaries, a poster session, networking lunch, afternoon workshops, and mixer.

Newswise: Summer Biotech Management Course Offered on Both Coasts
Released: 27-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST
Summer Biotech Management Course Offered on Both Coasts
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

ASCB announces East and West Coast dates for summer biotech course, scholarships

Released: 15-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
Professional Societies Unveil Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and 52 other leading academic and professional societies announced the creation the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM at a panel discussion during the AAAS Annual Meeting on February 15, 2019.

Newswise: ASCB announces new webinars for 2019
Released: 5-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
ASCB announces new webinars for 2019
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) announces its 2019 free webinar series designed to provide life science educators worldwide with insights about how to design, conduct, and interpret education studies.

Released: 24-Jan-2019 2:00 PM EST
Congressman John Curtis Becomes the Newest Co-Chair of the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus
Coalition for the Life Sciences

The Coalition for the Life Sciences, on behalf of the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus, is pleased to announce Congressman John Curtis (R-UT) as the newest co-chair of the Caucus. He joins Reps. Jackie Speier (D-CA), Steve Stivers (R-OH), and Steve Cohen (D-TN) as leaders of the 78-member bipartisan Caucus.

Newswise:Video Embedded cells-‘dance’-through-endocytosis,-metastasis
VIDEO
Released: 11-Dec-2018 3:00 PM EST
Cells ‘dance’ through endocytosis, metastasis
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Celldance, a program of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), helps researchers tell the story of their research through video. Two new Celldance videos premiere Tuesday, Dec. 11 at the Society’s annual meeting, held jointing with the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO), in San Diego, CA. For 2018, the two teams selected to produce Celldance videos come from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Ryerson University in Toronto, ON.

Released: 10-Dec-2018 12:00 PM EST
Human Organoids to Speed Drug Development and Personalized Treatments;
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Bethesda, MD, December 4, 2018 – Human organoids are being hailed as a major development in biomedicine in a report issued by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) to be released Monday, Dec. 10 at a session at the 2018 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Newswise: Geneticist Barbara Meyer Honored with 2018 E.B. Wilson Medal
Released: 27-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST
Geneticist Barbara Meyer Honored with 2018 E.B. Wilson Medal
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

ASCB’s highest scientific honor—the E.B. Wilson Medal—goes to Barbara Meyer for 2018. The award recognizes cell biologists who have made far-reaching contributions throughout their lifetime.

Newswise: New Cohort of ASCB Fellows Announced for 2018
Released: 27-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST
New Cohort of ASCB Fellows Announced for 2018
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

This year,12 members have been named Fellows in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the field of cell biology and to the community of cell biologists through their service to ASCB.

Newswise: Society recognizes career excellence among women in cell biology
Released: 27-Nov-2018 12:20 PM EST
Society recognizes career excellence among women in cell biology
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The American Society for Cell Biology is pleased to announce the 2018 Women in Cell Biology career awards. Winners will be acknowledged during the ASCB|EMBO Meeting in San Diego in December.

Newswise: Lozano named winner of 2018 E.E. Just Award
Released: 27-Nov-2018 12:15 PM EST
Lozano named winner of 2018 E.E. Just Award
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The 2018 recipient of the E.E. Just Award is Guillermina (Gigi) Lozano, professor and chair of the Department of Genetics, Division of Basic Science Research at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Lozano will present the E.E. Just Award Lecture on Sunday, December 9, at 11:00 am at the 2018 ASCB|EMBO Meeting.

Newswise: Ahna Skop chosen as first recipient of society's Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity
Released: 27-Nov-2018 12:15 PM EST
Ahna Skop chosen as first recipient of society's Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Ahna R. Skop, professor of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (UW-Madison), has been chosen as the inaugural recipient of the ASCB Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity. Skop will receive a cash award of $5,000 that she can use to advance inclusion activities at her institution. She will be featured in a video at the 2018 ASCB|EMBO Meeting Keynote Address.

Released: 27-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
ASCB names inaugural Porter Prizes for Research Excellence
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

ASCB has named the winners of the inaugural Porter Prizes for Research Excellence. The $4,000 prize for outstanding postdoctoral research will go to Melanie White, a research fellow at Institute of Molecular & Cell Biology (IMCB) A*STAR, Singapore. A $2,000 award for outstanding predoctoral research goes to Andrew Moore of the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn). White and Moore were chosen because they exemplify the pioneering spirit and contributions to cell biology of one of ASCB’s founders, Keith R. Porter.

Newswise: Ruth Lehmann to deliver 2018 Keith Porter Lecture
Released: 27-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
Ruth Lehmann to deliver 2018 Keith Porter Lecture
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Ruth Lehmann, chair of the Department of Cell Biology and director of the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine at New York University, has been chosen to present the Keith Porter Lecture on Sunday, December 9, at 3:15 pm at the 2018 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in San Diego.

Newswise: International cell biology meeting set for December in San Diego
Released: 19-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
International cell biology meeting set for December in San Diego
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) together with the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) will host the 2018 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in sunny San Diego, CA from December 8th through the 12th. This is the 58th meeting of the ASCB and the second year for this collaboration between the Society and EMBO. The gathering, which will fill the San Diego Convention Center, is expected to attract more than 6,000 cell scientists from across the world.

Newswise: The Declaration on Research Assessment Expands Reach with New International Advisory Group
Released: 17-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT
The Declaration on Research Assessment Expands Reach with New International Advisory Group
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) announces the formation of an international advisory board to provide strategic guidance to the initiative and to further its vision of advancing practical and robust approaches to research assessment globally and across all disciplines.

Newswise: Congressmen receive cell biology society’s Public Service Award
Released: 1-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Congressmen receive cell biology society’s Public Service Award
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Representative Tom Cole (R-OK04) were presented with the American Society for Cell Biology’s (ASCB) Public Service Award on September 27 for their unwavering support of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, basic biomedical research, and biomedical scientists.

Newswise: Journal to Begin Publishing Reviewer Commentary Along with Articles
Released: 29-Aug-2018 4:05 AM EDT
Journal to Begin Publishing Reviewer Commentary Along with Articles
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

To promote transparency in scientific research, the basic research journal of the American Society for Cell Biology, Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC), will begin publishing peer review reports along with articles beginning in early 2019.

Newswise: Register Now for Free Green Card Webinar for Foreign Scientific Researchers
Released: 27-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT
Register Now for Free Green Card Webinar for Foreign Scientific Researchers
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) has teamed with immigration law firm Getson and Shatz to offer a free webinar—Green Cards for Scientific Researchers: How to Win Your EB-1A/NIW Case—on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, from 1:30-2:30 pm EDT.

Newswise: Submissions Sought for 5th Annual Special Issue on Quantitative Cell Biology
Released: 15-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT
Submissions Sought for 5th Annual Special Issue on Quantitative Cell Biology
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The American Society for Cell Biology would like to formally announce that their journal Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) seeks submissions for the Fifth Annual Special Issue on Quantitative Cell Biology.

Newswise: Physical sciences meet cell biology in special edition  ‘Forces’ issue
Released: 8-Aug-2018 7:00 AM EDT
Physical sciences meet cell biology in special edition ‘Forces’ issue
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The second annual edition of “Forces On and Within Cells, a special issue of Molecular Biology of the Cell, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), launched August 8, online.

Released: 16-Jul-2018 3:00 PM EDT
Media Invited to Attend the Celebrate Life Science Fair and Reception on Capitol Hill
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

On July 18, scientists will be on Capitol Hill to showcase science and discuss the revolutionary opportunities that exists in medical research, due in large part to the federal investment in the National Institutes of Health. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on table top experiments. Come experience fun and innovative science and learn about the advances researchers are making to improve health for all Americans.

Newswise: Seven North American Communities to Benefit From ‘Science Sandbox’ Public Engagement Grants
Released: 31-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Seven North American Communities to Benefit From ‘Science Sandbox’ Public Engagement Grants
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The American Society for Cell Biology’s (ASCB) new Public Engagement Grants, supported by Science Sandbox, an initiative of the Simons Foundation, has selected seven finalists for the 2018 awards cycle. The grantees will receive from $10,000 to $35,000 to realize their bold ideas, with the mission of engaging their local communities in the process of science and increasing public scientific literacy.

Newswise: HHMI Chooses Four ASCB Members to Join 2018 Investigator Cadre
Released: 23-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
HHMI Chooses Four ASCB Members to Join 2018 Investigator Cadre
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Four ASCB members were chosen to receive investigator funding from HHMI.


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