2011 ASCB Annual Meeting Videos*
Minorities Affairs Committee Workshop (MAC): Writing for Publication
This workshop (geared toward postdocs and junior faculty) focused on how to publish a scientific paper, including planning collaborations and designing experiments, knowing when you are ready to publish, selecting the appropriate journal, assigning authorship order and acknowledgment credit, and preparing and editing the manuscript and manuscript submission. The review process was also presented, including responsibilities of editors and reviewers, conflict of interest, how to respond to reviews, and resubmission vs. submission to another journal.
Minorities Affairs Committee – New Challenges and Old Obstacles 101
This presentation (geared toward undergraduate and graduate students) was aimed at motivating students to maximize and take proprietorship of their graduate school experiences by highlighting the trials and tribulations underlying the various stages of the academic pipeline. Distinguished panelists at different stages of their academic careers (postdoc, assistant professor, full professor, and alternative science career professional) share their experiences.
2011 ASCB Workshop Offered by the Women in Cell Biology (WICB) Committee
A panel of five cell biologists working in different areas of biotech and pharma shared their experiences in a nonacademic world.
2011 ASCB Keynote Symposium
Molecules and Systems: Our Quest for a Physiology of the Cell
2011 ASCB E.E. Just Lecture
Thymic Nurse Cell Function: The “Proto-Thymus”?
2011 ASCB Keith R. Porter Lecture
Navigating the Cellular Landscape with New Optical Probes, Imaging Strategies, and Technical Innovations.
Conversations with Cell Biologists
Discovery is the name of the game in cell biology but what is it like to make a significant breakthrough at the bench early in your career? Three ASCB members who had such a “Eureka” moment as young postdocs or newly minted junior faculty explore the “inner game” of scientific discovery in this taped conversation before a live audience.
Planning Ahead as a Student/Postdoc: What You Can and Should Be Doing Now to Ensure Success on the Job Market in a Few Years
Want to plan ahead? Experts from both academia and industry led a discussion of what qualifications, skills, and strategies current postdocs (even those just beginning) should develop and adopt to position them to enter the academic or industrial job market and garner those coveted interviews in a few year’s time. They also offered advice on how to prepare for and conduct oneself during a job interview, including preparing a research statement, job talk, teaching a mock class, and doing homework before the visit.
2011 ASCB E.B. Wilson Medal Presentations and Address
E.B. Wilson, MBL, and the Physical Properties of Protoplasm. Gary Borisy, Marine Biological Laboratory
Mitosis Futures: The Past is Prologue. J. Richard McIntosh, University of Colorado, Boulder
Molecular Motors: Where Do We Go From Here? James Spudich, Stanford University