Congressman Rush Holt named new AAAS CEO-Designate
AAAS's board of directors has chosen U.S. Congressmen Rush Holt (D-NJ), Ph.D., as the new AAAS CEO and Executive Publisher of the Science family of journals. He will take over from the current CEO, Alan I. Leshner, who is retiring after serving the organization since December 2001. Holt is a research physicist and former teacher who has served eight terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. The transition will occur during the Annual Meeting in mid-February in San Jose, California.
Don’t forget to vote on AAAS leadership by November 17
Voting is ongoing from October 20 through November 17 at 11:59 p.m. ET for the President-Elect, members of the Board of Directors, the Committee on Nominations, and the officers for the 24 sections. Elected candidates will be announced in December 2014. The slate of candidates is posted below. Vote Now!
2015 AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award
AAAS and Science Translational Medicine announce the 2015 AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award, an annual prize for young investigators.
The AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award honors an early-career investigator who has performed outstanding work in the field of cancer research and who has the potential to contribute substantially to future progress in the treatment of cancer. The winner will present an associated lecture and receive $25,000.
AAAS Fellow Roy Curtiss talks vaccines, microbiome and the rewards of a life in science
The American Society for Microbiology recently awarded its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award to AAAS Fellow Roy Curtiss III. Curtiss, who is the university professor of microbiology and director of the Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology at Arizona State University, has performed pioneering research on a variety of topics in microbiology. He has developed E. coli strains for use in gene cloning, engineered Salmonella bacteria to make a new type of vaccine, and modified cyanobacteria for biofuel applications. Curtiss recently spoke with AAAS MemberCentral Blogger Summer Allen about his research and advances in microbiology.
NIH prize challenges innovators to 'Follow That Cell'
The National Institutes of Health is challenging science innovators to compete for prizes totaling up to $500,000, by developing new ways to track the health status of a single cell in complex tissue over time. The NIH Follow that Cell Challenge seeks tools that would, for example, monitor a cell in the process of becoming cancerous, detect changes due to a disease-causing virus, or track how a cell responds to treatment.
AAAS/Science Digest for 10/27-11/07/14
Need a quick wrap up of news from the past two weeks? Here you'll find highlights from AAAS and Science for 10/27-11/07/14:
The science of looking ahead: A tribute to AAAS Fellow Joseph F. Coates
Some people just see farther. For a “consulting futurist,” foresight would seem to be mandatory. For AAAS Fellow Joseph F. Coates, who died October 16 at age 85, the scientific study of what’s beyond the visible horizon yielded a career that combined brilliance, effrontery and a legion of devotees.
NextGen VOICES survey: What was missing from your science education?
Answer our latest NextGen VOICES survey and get featured in Science. The questions is: What was missing from your science education? Name and describe a course that would have better prepared you for your science career. Your course can be as serious (“Preventing Plagiarism 239”) or as quirky (“Handwriting for Physicians 101”) as you choose. Feel free to be creative!To submit, go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NG13mc
AAAS Fellow William E. Moerner awarded 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
AAAS Fellow William E. Moerner of Stanford University is one of three scientists awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, in recognition of his groundbreaking contributions in bringing “optical microscopy into the nanodimension.”
Enter GSA's cover art contest
The Genetics Society of America (GSA) journals are running their first ever cover art contest. GSA invites submissions of photographs and artwork relating to genetics, genomics, molecular biology, and representations of these topics, as well as research approaches used in genetics. They also welcome images of any gene-containing organism used in research!