The American Society for Cell Biology
The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is a
non-profit organizationwhose purpose is to promote and develop the field of cell biology. Founded in 1960, the society currently has grown to serve more than 11,000 members.
Molecular Biology of the Cell": a monthly publication of scholarly research reports.
CBE- Life Sciences Education: An online quarterly journal addressing issues on how students are introduced to the study of life sciences.
ASCB Newsletter": The ASCB's monthly newsletter updating members on current events pertaining to the society.
Every year in December, the ASCB holds its Annual Meeting, the purpose of which is to bring scientists in the field closer together in order to share knowledge. This also serves as a time where the society presents awards and holds conferences, lectures and .
Upcoming Annual Meetings include:
*47th Annual Meeting - December 1-5, 2007,
Washington, D.C.. Washington Convention Center.
*48th Annual Meeting - December 13-17, 2008,
San Francisco, California. Moscone Center.
*49th Annual Meeting - December 5-9, 2009,
San Diego, California. San Diego Convention Center.
E.B. Wilson Medal
Keith R. Porter Lecture
WICB Junior and Senior Awards
E.E. Just Lecture
MAC Poster Award
MBC Paper of the Year
Young UK Cell Biologist
ASCB/Bruce Alberts Award
Early Career Life Scientist Award
Merton Bernfield Memorial Award
Norton B. Gilula Award
ASCB Public Service Award
ASCB Education Committeedeals with biologyeducation. Activities at the ASCB Annual Meeting include presentation of the Bruce Alberts Awardfor Excellence in Science Education, the Education Initiative Forum, a workshop on undergraduate teaching, a poster session on science education and a K-12 Outreach Lunch. Outreach activities include distribution of the educational brochure Exploring the Cell, production of the VHS tape CELLebration, and presentation of a cell biology symposium and booth at the National Association of Biology Teachersmeeting. Additionally, the Education Committee serves as a resource to and sponsor of the Postdoctoral Subcommittee and explores cell biology careers.
*Finance And Audit Committee:The
ASCB Finance And Audit Committee, chaired by the ASCB Treasurer, is responsible for evaluating the financial status of the Society, reviewing expenditures and recommending the annual budgets, reserve funds, and investments. The Committee consists of three or more members of the Society and two ex officio members - the Presidentand President-elect.
*International Affairs Committee:The major objectives of the
ASCB International Affairs Committeeare to broaden the base of the Society's international efforts by working with cell biology societies of other nations and coordinating international activities; supervise initiatives to facilitate exchange between U.S. and foreign scientists; and to increase foreign membership in the ASCB.
*Local Arrangements Committee:The
ASCB Local Arrangements Committeeorganizes selected social activitiesand education eventsfor local students at the ASCB Annual Meeting.
*Minorities Affairs Committee:The
ASCB Minorities Affairs Committee(MAC) seeks to significantly support underrepresented minority scientistsin all stages of their education and career.
ASCB Program Committeedevelops the scientific program for the ASCB Annual Meeting, which is generally held in late Fall/ early Winter.
*Public Information Committee:The
ASCB Public Information Committeepromotes education of the lay public in cell biology, directly and through the media.
*Public Policy Committee:The
ASCB Public Policy Committeeregularly educates the United States Congressand the Administration about the importance of basic biomedical fundingand biomedical policy.
*Women In Cell Biology Committee:The major objective of the
Women in Cell Biology Committee(WICB) is to provide opportunities and information useful to women in developing their careers in cell biology. The WICB Committee also provides career development advice of value to all basic biomedical scientists.
European Life Scientist Organisation(ELSO)
* [http://www.ascb.org Official website]
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