#DiscoverBMB is the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology taking place April 12–15 in Chicago.

With a mission to share the latest, most impactful research findings in the molecular life sciences, #DiscoverBMB offers an exciting agenda that includes talks by the field's foremost experts, interactive workshops on the latest trends, technologies and techniques, and an invigorating exhibition of posters, services and products.

The meeting attracts researchers in academia and industry, educators, trainees and students from across the globe. It offers unparalleled opportunities for collaborating, networking and recruiting.

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The program planning committee, chaired by Donita Brady of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and Dave Pagliarini of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has assembled a slate of inspiring symposia covering the following themes:

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Chemical tools to reveal new biology
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George Burslem, University of Pennsylvania

Yael David, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Empowering futures: The transformative power of mentorship in science
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Nisha Cavanaugh, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Orla Hart, University of Texas at Austin

Reinhart Reithmeier, University of Toronto

Enzymes and pseudoenzymes
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Shantá D. Hinton, College of William and Mary

Vincent Tagliabracci, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Host–pathogen interactions
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Tamara O'Connor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Interorganellar communication and signaling
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Navdeep Chandel, Northwestern University

Isah Jain, Gladstone Institute; University of California, San Francisco

Lipids and membranes
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Gerry Hammond, University of Pittsburgh

Judith Simcox, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Maximizing access through diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility
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Carlos Lopez, Altos Labs Inc.

Teresita (Tere) Padilla–Benavides, Wesleyan University

Metabolism and biosynthesis
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Lydia Finley, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Gerta Hoxhaj, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Metals of life: From microbes to medicine
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Sabeeha Merchant, University of California, Berkeley

Amit Reddi, Georgia Institute of Technology

Molecular movement and compartmentalization — contacts, transporters and nanodomains
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Nora Kory, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Tim Levine, University College London

Oncogenic hubs: Chromatin regulatory and transcriptional complexes in cancer
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Cigall Kadoch, Harvard University

G. Greg Wang, Duke University School of Medicine

RNA biology
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Sergej Djuranovic, Washington University in St. Louis

Olivia S. Rissland, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Structural biology of proteins and subcellular structures
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Christopher Barnes, Stanford University

Breann Brown, Vanderbilt University

Synthetic biology
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Vatsan Raman, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Danielle Tullman–Ercek, Northwestern University