Navigation Links
Public invited to 'An Evening of Science & Art' at ASCB Annual Meeting
Date:12/3/2012

For the first time in its history, the American Society for Cell Biology is inviting the general public to the opening session of the ASCB's Annual Meeting, for "An Evening of Art & Science" at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, on Saturday, Dec. 15.

Members of the public who sign up for free online at http://ascb.org/meetings/KeynoteRegistration.html will receive complimentary registration to the ASCB keynote addresses by Stephen Chu, Nobel prize laureate and U.S. Secretary of Energy, and Arthur Levinson, chair of Genentech, Inc. and Apple, Inc. After an introduction by ASCB President and 2012 Lasker awardee Ron Vale, both keynotes will address the strengthening feedback loop between basic research biology and new technologies driving medicine and the quantitative sciences.

The 6 pm keynote session will be preceded by the 5 pm opening of "ASCB2," a virtuoso art exhibit featuring 36 pieces curated by scientist-artists Graham Johnson and Janet Iwasa that explore the revolution in scientific visualization created by the melding of basic biology, mathematic modeling and Hollywood special effects. Both Johnson and Iwasa are pioneers in new techniques of scientific illustration and animation.

Secretary Chu will describe how the "hard" sciences of physics, math, informatics, and engineering are rewiring cell biology. Levinson, whose top positions at both Genentech, Inc. and Apple, Inc. give him a unique perspective, will explore the new scientific culture behind advances in cancer therapeutics.

Iwasa, a lecturer in molecular visualization at Harvard Medical School, received the PhD degree from UCSF and a certification in animation from the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood, CA. Johnson, a trained medical illustrator, recently received the PhD at the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, and is currently a QB3 (California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences) UCSF Faculty Fellow.

In addition to work by Johnson and Iwasa, the art exhibit will include David Goodsell's 8′-long illustration of an E. coli bacterium in exquisite molecular detail.


'/>"/>

Contact: Cathy Yarbrough
sciencematter@yahoo.com
858-243-1814

John Fleischman
jfleischman@ascb.org
513-706-0212

American Society for Cell Biology


Source:Eurekalert


Related biology news :

1. USDA study shows trends in public and private agricultural R&D
2. New public gut bacteria study expected to reach around world
3. Research gets real - Public votes determine winner of $100,000 research prize
4. Climate change increases stress, need for restoration on grazed public lands
5. Environmental groups should pool efforts to reach the public
6. Public sightings suggest increase in basking sharks in British waters
7. Inaugural cross-disciplinary Public Participation in Scientific Research conference
8. New model in scientific publishing: GigaScience combines article and data publication
9. Webcast: Public forum with North Americas environment ministers on community, ecosystem resilience
10. Pre-surgical steps for eye surgery are standardized through JoVEs video publication
11. Yale study concludes public apathy over climate change unrelated to science literacy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/16/2017)...  Veratad Technologies, LLC ( www.veratad.com ), an innovative ... verification solutions, announced today they will participate as a ... thru May 17, 2017, in Washington D.C.,s ... Identity impacts the lives of billions ... evolving digital world, defining identity is critical to nearly ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... , April 24, 2017 ... and partner with  Identity Strategy Partners, LLP (IdSP) ... "With or without President Trump,s March 6, 2017 ... Terrorist Entry , refugee vetting can be instilled with ... resettlement. (Right now, all refugee applications are suspended ...
(Date:4/17/2017)... , April 17, 2017 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... announces the filing of its 2016 Annual Report on Form 10-K ... Commission. ... 10-K is available in the Investor Relations section of the Company,s ... the SEC,s website at http://www.sec.gov . 2016 Year ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/22/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... June 22, 2017 , ... The first ... took 20 years until the first data on cross-contamination of human cell lines with ... been an increasing issue in cell culture labs and is associated with dramatic consequences ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... HorizonScan is providing food and ingredient ... likely threat to their products at the annual IFT conference in Las Vegas, ... expo attracts over 20,000 attendees representing food science professionals from over 90 countries ...
(Date:6/19/2017)... ... June 19, 2017 , ... ... activities supporting EDETEK’s products including training, implementation, support, and client process and SOP ... role. He has previously held leadership roles for service providers and top-tier pharmaceuticals, ...
(Date:6/16/2017)... ... June 16, 2017 , ... Cambridge ... announced that its Anzo Smart Data Lake® (Anzo SDL) solution was named ... the 2017 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. , Finalists ...
Breaking Biology Technology: