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Award winners and plenary lecturers at the 2016 ASBMB annual meeting

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BETHESDA, Md., April 2, 2016 — The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will hold its annual meeting April 2 – 6 at the San Diego Convention Center. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Experimental Biology conference, at which five other sponsoring societies and multiple guest societies also will hold their annual meetings.

Below is a list of the ASBMB's annual award and plenary lecturers (in order of lecture times). For a day-by-day schedule of the ASBMB annual meeting, visit http://asbmb.org/meetings/AM2016/program/.

Herbert Tabor Research Award

Robert G. Roeder, The Rockefeller University
Talk title: Eukaryotic transcription mechanisms: from nuclear RNA polymerases to general initiation factors, gene-specific activators, coactivators and chromatin
6 p.m. Saturday, April 2, San Diego Convention Center, Room 20 B/C
More information: http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/201603/Tabor/

FASEB Excellence in Science Award and ASBMB Plenary Lecture

Bonnie L. Bassler, Princeton University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Talk title: Quorum sensing and its control
8 a.m. Sunday, April 3, San Diego Convention Center, Room 6B
More information: http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/201503/PlenaryLecturer/Bassler

ASBMB Plenary Lecture

Peter Walter, University of California, San Francisco, HHMI
Talk title: From protein folding to cognition: the serendipitous path of discovery
8:45 a.m. Sunday, April 3, San Diego Convention Center, Room 6B
More information: http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/201510/2016Meeting/Walter

ASBMB Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education

Charles Brenner, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine
Talk title: Biochemistry and molecular biology education in a transforming academy and a molecular world
12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 3, San Diego Convention Center, Room 6B
More information: http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/201606/ExemplaryEducation/

Earl and Thressa Stadtman Scholar Award (co-winner)

Luciano Marraffini, The Rockefeller University
Talk title: CRISPR-Cas, the prokaryotic adaptive immune system
2:15 p.m. Sunday, April 3, San Diego Convention Center, Room 6B
More information: http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/201603/StadtmanAwardMarraffini

Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award

Avery August, Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Talk title: Chemical genetic analysis of mast-cell activation
2:40 p.m. Sunday, April 3, San Diego Convention Center, Room 6B
More information: http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/201603/Kirschstein

Avanti Award in Lipids

Robert V. Farese Jr., Harvard Medical School
Talk title: Mechanisms and physiology of fat synthesis and storage
3:15 p.m. Sunday, April 3, San Diego Convention Center, Room 6B
More information: http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/201603/Avanti/

ASBMB Plenary Lecture

Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard University, HHMI
Talk title: Illuminating biology at the nanoscale with single-molecule and super-resolution imaging
8 a.m. Monday, April 4, San Diego Convention Center, Room 6B
More information: http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/201510/2016Meeting/Zhang

ASBMB Plenary Lecture

Jared P. Rutter, University of Utah, HHMI
Talk title: Functionalizing the unannotated mitochondrial proteome
8:45 a.m. Monday, April 4, San Diego Convention Center, Room 6B
More information: http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/201510/2016Meeting/Rutter

Alice and C.C. Wang Award Symposium in Molecular Parasitology

Michael A.J. Ferguson, University of Dundee
Talk title: Translating the trypanosome surface
9:45 a.m. Monday, April 4, San Diego Convention Center, Room 1A
More information: http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/201603/WangAward

Mildred Cohn Award in Biological Chemistry

Eva Nogales, University of California, Berkeley, HHMI
Talk title: Molecular Visualization of the Eukaryotic Transcription Initiation Process using Cryo-EM
2:15 p.m. Monday, April 4, San Diego Convention Center, Room 6B
More information: http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/201603/Cohn

Earl and Thressa Stadtman Scholar Award (co-winner)

Georgios Skiniotis, University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute and the University of Michigan Medical School
Talk title: Molecular choreography of an antibiotic assembly line
2:50 p.m. Monday, April 4, San Diego Convention Center, Room 6B
More information: http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/201603/StadtmanAwardSkiniotis

DeLano Award for Computational Biosciences

Todd O. Yeates, University of California, Los Angeles
Talk title: Symmetry and computational methods in the design of self-assembling protein materials
3:15 p.m. Monday, April 4, San Diego Convention Center, Room 6B
More information: http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/201603/DeLano/

ASBMB Young Investigator Award

Cole Haynes, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Talk title: Adaptations to mitochondrial dysfunction via inter-organelle communication
4 p.m. Monday, April 4, San Diego Convention Center, Room 6D
Moreno information: http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/201603/YoungInvestigator/

ASBMB Plenary Lecture

Francis S. Collins, National Institutes of Health
Talk title: Everything that matters in biomedicine builds on basic science
8 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, San Diego Convention Center, Room 6B
More information: http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/201510/2016Meeting/Collins

Bert and Natalie Vallee Award in Biomedical Science

Aziz Sancar, University of North Carolina, School of Medicine
Talk title: DNA excision repair map of the human genome at nucleotide resolution
8:55 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, San Diego Convention Center, Room 6B
More information: http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/201603/Vallee

ASBMB-Merck Award

Ronald R. Breaker, Yale University, HHMI
Talk title: Prospects for noncoding RNA discovery in bacteria
2 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, San Diego Convention Center, Room 6B
More information: http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/201603/Merck

William C. Rose Award

Susan J. Baserga, Yale University, School of Medicine
Talk title: When good ribosomes go bad
2:35 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, San Diego Convention Center, Room 6B
More information: http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/201603/Rose.aspx

Herbert A. Sober Lectureship

Stephen G. Sligar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Talk title: The Nanodisc Platform for Determining the Structure and Function of Membrane Proteins
3:10 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, San Diego Convention Center, Room 6B
More information: http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/201603/Sober.aspx

Walter A. Shaw Young Investigator Award in Lipid Research

Christer S. Ejsing, University of Southern Denmark
Talk title: Functional lipidomics: from lipid timelines to regulation of metabolic networks
4 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, San Diego Convention Center, Room 6F
More information: http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/201603/Shaw

ASBMB Plenary Lecture

Anna M. Pyle, Yale University, HHMI
Talk title: Regulation of gene expression by complex RNA molecules
8 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, San Diego Convention Center, Room 6D
More information: http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/201510/2016Meeting/Pyle

ASBMB Plenary Lecture

Michael K. Rosen, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, HHMI
Talk title: Physical mechanisms of cell organization on micron length scales
8:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, San Diego Convention Center, Room 6D
More information: http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/201510/2016Meeting/Rosen

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