EMBL-Wellcome Genome Campus conferences Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Through the tremendous advances in the technology of mass spectrometry-based proteomics and its applications, the research has expanded to most areas of biology that deal with proteins. This conference will focus on the application of proteomics to cell biology and unraveling disease mechanisms by addressing conceptually novel ways to study long-standing questions in these fields. Computer scientist, bioengineer, and professor Erik Winfree Erik Winfree studies the computational components of DNA Member Spotlight April 7, 2016 When you first visit Erik Winfree's lab, where researchers study how to write algorithms and program the behavior of molecules, it's hard to know what to expect. After all, when Winfree looks at the code that underlies DNA, he sees a programming language. Kate Vogel, professor emerita of biology at the University of New Mexico Kate Vogel talks tendons and tenure for pioneering women Member Spotlight March 18, 2016 For Kate Vogel, science has been all about connections—the ties that bind muscle to bone, and linking more women to careers in biology. In three decades as a professor at the University of New Mexico, the AAAS Lifetime Member devoted much of her time to studying the biochemistry of tendons. And as a scientist, instructor and administrator, she devoted herself to encouraging and mentoring other women who wanted to follow her path into the laboratory. Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists now accepting entries Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists now accepting entries Wednesday, March 2, 2016 We believe that excellent young researchers deserve a little extra attention and endorsement. If you are a recent Ph.D. graduate, you could be the next winner of the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists.     Submissions are now open for 2016 entries. Doctoral graduates may submit an essay based on their thesis work. Four winners, in different categories, will be selected for this international award. Application deadline: August 1, 2016. Revere High School Teacher David Eatough Teacher of the Month: David Eatough Member Spotlight March 2, 2016 David EatoughTeacher, Revere High School in Revere, Massachusetts Background: David Eatough teaches Advanced Placement Biology, Advanced Placement Environmental Science, and Anatomy/Physiology. He’s blessed to have wonderful, hardworking students, and says the diversity of his school’s student population is their greatest strength, and that the world would benefit from witnessing how they work together. Oceanographer Kendra Daly studies key Antarctic food source Kendra Daly studies key Antarctic food source Member Spotlight March 11, 2016 Researching zooplankton ecology in the most extreme ocean environments on the planet has taught AAAS Fellow Kendra Daly a thing or two about field work. She has spent so many days at sea that it adds up to nine years, almost a quarter of her career as a biological oceanographer. And no matter the location, one thing holds true—field work doesn’t always go as planned. Science announces two new high-impact research journals Science announces two new high-impact research journals Thursday, February 18, 2016 What do immunology and robotics have in common? They’ve inspired new online journals from AAAS: Science Immunology and Science Robotics. Both will launch this year. Liyuan Liang uncovers mercury's secrets Liyuan Liang uncovers mercury's secrets Member Spotlight February 8, 2016 Mercury, in liquid form, was once widely used in thermometers, dental fillings, and electronics. But the recognition that it can cause damage to the brain, immune system and developing embryos, has greatly reduced its use in most consumer products. Yet it remains a serious threat to human health because of the release of high levels of mercury into the environment by industry during the past 100 years. Seeking scientists to engage the public on synthetic biology Seeking scientists to engage the public on synthetic biology Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Interested in engaging the public and getting communication skill support? In the summer of 2016, 200 science museums and other sites across the U.S. will be conducting hands-on activities and forum conversations to engage the public with synthetic biology. Funded by NSF, the Building with Biology project seeks to encourage information sharing between scientists and members of the public. If you're a student or practicing scientist in synthetic biology or a related field, sign up today to express your interest in participating at a location near you! Franklin Institute seeks candidates for 2017 Bower Award Franklin Institute seeks candidates for 2017 Bower Award Wednesday, January 20, 2016 The Franklin Institute seeks candidates for the 2017 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science. This award is presented annually by institute to an outstanding member of the international scientific community for outstanding work in the basic, applied, or engineering sciences. A gold medal and $250,000 cash prize are bestowed upon the individual selected to receive this distinguished award.