BETHESDA The 2007 annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) will feature the latest news about cell biology, signaling pathways, and genome dynamics, with 156 presentations in over 50 sessions. The meeting will also include award lectures and sessions on educational and professional development, minority affairs studies, and the interplay between the biomedical sciences and public policy. The meeting will take place at the Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW, Washington, D.C., from April 28 to May 2.
The ASBMB meeting is part of a multi-society meeting called Experimental Biology 2007 (EB 2007), which also includes the annual meetings of the American Association of Anatomists, the American Physiological Society, the American Society for Investigative Pathology, the American Society for Nutrition, and the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
Members of the media need to register during the meeting at the EB 2007 Press Room, located in the Convention Center East Registration Level 1.
Brief descriptions of the Award Lectures follow. The times indicated below may vary depending on the time taken by preceding presentations.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28
ASBMB Opening Lecture and Herbert Tabor/Journal of Biological Chemistry Lectureship 6:05 p.m.-6:50 p.m., Ballroom C
"Tyrosine Phosphorylation: From Discovery to the Kinome and Beyond"
TONY HUNTER, American Cancer Society Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, Calif., will discuss the latest results on studies of the human kinome a catalogue of genes that express key cellular proteins called protein kinases. Mutations in these genes have been found to cause various diseases, including cancer, which explains the current high interest in this topic.
ASBMB Opening Lecture and Herbert Tabor/Journal of Biol
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