Free biochemistry online course from HarvardX

HarvardX is offering a free online course, Principles of Biochemistry, starting June 5 on edX.org. Participants in this 15-week, self-paced course will explore the molecules of life, starting with building blocks and culminating in complex metabolism and associated diseases. The course is taught by Harvard professors Alain Viel, senior lecturer in the Department of Molecular…

Application open for Promoting Active Learning and Mentoring network

The Promoting Active Learning and Mentoring (PALM) Network is a joint venture among the American Society for Cell Biology and several other life science professional societies that focuses on developing active learning strategies for reform of the traditional lecture classroom. PALM provides faculty and postdoctoral fellows with resources that allow them to gain hands-on experience and…

Outreach Report: Building awareness of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

By Hannah Tam, Northeastern University With the Boston Marathon just around the corner in April 2016, Northeastern University organized a 5K run on campus. We realized this was the perfect opportunity for our ASBMB Student Chapters Day of Service outreach event, with approximately 200 runners and spectators spanning a very wide age range coming to…

Becoming Competitive for a Teaching (and Research) Position Part III: I have an interview! Now what?

By Joseph Provost, University of San Diego After the marathon of creating an interesting research and teaching statement, chasing down letters of recommendation, and filling out piles of forms comes the painfully long wait to hear back.  However, if you get that call or email to arrange an interview, it is time for a celebration……

Outreach at Tulane University

By Sherry Cui, Tulane University ASBMB’s Undergraduate Affiliate Network (UAN) chapters are a network of undergraduate faculty and students committed to the advancement of research, education, and science outreach. Tulane’s UAN chapter shares their activities thus far this year. As the sun shines down in New Orleans, the members of Tulane’s ASBMB Undergraduate Affiliate Network (UAN)…

Evolution’s Scrapbook: The Human Genome

By Matthew Munson, Virginia Tech Ever since the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2001, it has become an almost-idiom in the scientific community that “less than one percent of human DNA actually means anything.”  However, the thought that a three meter long DNA molecule could only be one percent useful is one of…