News releases for the ASBMB


The following news releases were written for the American Society for Biochemistry.
The ASBMB is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization with more than 12,000 members worldwide. Most members teach and conduct research at colleges and universities. Others conduct research in various government laboratories, at nonprofit research institutions and in industry. The society’s student members attend undergraduate or graduate institutions. For more information about ASBMB, visit www.asbmb.org.

Public release date: 28-Jul-2011
12 scientists named ASBMB award winners

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in July named 12 scientists the winners of its annual awards. The newly announced recipients and one winner from 2011 will give talks at the society’s annual meeting April 21-25 in San Diego.

Public release date: 5-Jul-2011
ASBMB reacts to AARP advertisement critical
of funding for basic research projects
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology issued a statement today critical of a recent TV ad by AARP that singles out federally funded research projects it says represent wasteful government spending.

Public release date: 26-May-2011

Jeremy M. Berg elected president
of American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has elected Jeremy M. Berg, Ph.D., as the next president of the nonprofit. His term begins July 1, 2012. Berg has directed the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health since November 2003. He is leaving that position in June to join the University of Pittsburgh.

Public release date: 14-Mar-2011
Young scientists to make the case
for research funding on Capitol Hill

Young researchers from universities across the United States will arrive at the U.S. House and Senate on Tuesday for talks with lawmakers and their staffs about how to keep the scientific research enterprise moving and how to fuel the pursuit for medical breakthroughs in a time of national economic uncertainty.

Public Release: 24-Jun-2010
NSF grant will develop new online hub
for biochemistry, molecular biology educators

The National Science Foundation this week awarded a more than $360,000, five-year grant to the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to establish a rich, central online resource for educators across the nation.

Public Release: 28-Jul-2010
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
honors 11 outstanding scientists

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology last week named 10 scientists the winners of the nonprofit’s annual awards. Another winner was announced earlier this year.

Public Release: 20-Sep-2010
National Institute of General Medical Sciences chief
wins prestigious public service award

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has named Jeremy M. Berg, director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, the winner of the nonprofit’s 2011 ASBMB Howard K. Schachman Public Service Award. Berg will receive the award this evening at an ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee meeting in Arlington, Va.

Public Release: 20-Sep-2010
‘Scientific leaders of the future’ gear up
for important talks on Capitol Hill

Young scientists from across the nation will fan out on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to engage policymakers in discussions about today’s grand research challenges and to practice communicating the importance of supporting scientific discovery financially to bring medical and technological breakthroughs to bear.

Public Release: 2-Sep-2010
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
reacts to stem-cell ruling

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology expressed its disapproval and disappointment this week in response to the Aug. 23 court ruling that temporarily bars federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research.

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