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Scholarship of Diversity Abstracts Sought for Largest Meeting of Cell Biologists

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.
18-Sep-2019 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Biology Education Researcher Named 2019 Bruce Alberts Award Winner

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.
16-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Enter cell bio society’s fluorescent protein image contest by October 15

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.
5-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Quantitative cell biology abstracts sought for ASCB journal

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).
4-Sep-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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One-day biotech mini-course offers behind-the-scenes look at industry

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.
3-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Doorstep meeting explores cancer from genome instability to therapy

ASCB’s 2019 Doorstep meeting convenes Saturday, December 7, in Washington, DC, and focuses on “Cancer: from genome instability to therapy.”AS
11-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Green fluorescent protein honored with contest

Send your beautiful images or videos to ASCB’s contest to honor the 25th anniversary of green fluorescent protein used as a bioscience tool.
15-May-2019 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Editor-in-Chief Named for Cell Society’s Basic Research Journal

Matthew D. Welch of the University of California, Berkeley has been chosen to lead ASCB’s research journal, Molecular Biology of the Cell.
2-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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5-Jul-2017 8:00 AM EDT

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