Will AI power the next biomedical revolution? Why is RNA so powerful? What can we learn from studying prejudice? Find answers to these questions and more at Discover BMB, the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, March 25-28 in Seattle.
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At this year’s #DiscoverBMB program, leading experts will discuss their latest discoveries and innovative approaches in biochemistry and molecular biology.
Hot topics include:
Advanced computing is the focus
Artificial intelligence and simulation help biologists to gain insights that are not possible with experiments alone. Meanwhile, machine learning and other computational strategies are accelerating drug design and development. This session will highlight the many ways that computational methods are transforming biological problem solving. Learn more.
RNA and its regulation
If the Biomolecule of the Year award existed, RNA would have won a few years in a row. From a pandemic caused by an RNA virus to the development of multiple RNA vaccines to combat it, the importance of RNA is clear. This session focuses on RNA regulation with expert presentations on RNA-binding proteins and diseases, RNA modifications, and novel RNAs. Learn more.
Carbohydrates in Health and Disease
Carbohydrates perform key functions in many biological processes. Although studying carbohydrates in detail used to be a daunting task, advances in technology make it much easier. This session will cover new tools to study these essential biomolecules and the latest insights into carbohydrates in health and disease. Learn more.
Cell organelles in the spotlight
Scientists now know that cell organelles, once thought of as mere compartments within the cell, play key roles in fine-tuning metabolism, signaling, and quality control. This session will present new work showing how organelles perceive and respond to cues and protect cells from stress. Learn more.
Hidden prejudices of good people
With Mahzarin Banaji, Ph.D., of Harvard University, this session will reveal the surprising and even bewildering ways people make mistakes when assessing and evaluating others. Banaji’s groundbreaking research on implicit bias suggests that people have good intentions, but that a lack of awareness can lead to contradictions between a person’s values and behavior. Learn more.
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About the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
The ASBMB is a non-profit scientific and educational organization with more than 12,000 members worldwide. The society was founded in 1906 to advance the science of biochemistry and molecular biology. It publishes three peer-reviewed journals, is committed to funding basic research and education, supports science education at all levels, and encourages the diversity of individuals entering the scientific workforce. www.asbmb.org
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