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:4/13/2017)... April 13, 2017 UBM,s Advanced Design and ... will feature emerging and evolving technology through its 3D ... will run alongside the expo portion of the event ... and demonstrations focused on trending topics within 3D printing ... and manufacturing event will take place June 13-15, 2017 at ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... , April 11, 2017 No ... but researchers at the New York University Tandon ... of Engineering have found that partial similarities between ... systems used in mobile phones and other electronic ... The vulnerability lies in the fact ...
(Date:4/5/2017)... YORK , April 5, 2017 Today ... is announcing that the server component of the HYPR ... known for providing the end-to-end security architecture that empowers ... HYPR has already secured over 15 million ... makers including manufacturers of connected home product suites and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... It is well established ... however, the broad application of this cellular target engagement concept to drug discovery ... Cell-based thermal stabilization assays are valuable methods for particular applications, but they can ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... April 21, 2017 , ... The ... 10 categories with over 30 nominees and well as the first-year award for ... award and the event was hosted by CompanyWeek and Manufacturers Edge, among other ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... April 21, 2017 , ... ... Bank, today announced first round funding to three startups through the UConn Innovation ... support to new business startups affiliated with UConn. , The UConn Innovation Fund ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... April 21, 2017 , ... The AMA is happy to ... graduates from across the nation. The scholarships are created through funds donated by model ... Scholarship criteria are set by the AMA Scholarship Committee, which is made up of ...
Breaking Biology Technology: