2023 session recordings

Access the full archive of lectures from #DiscoverBMB 2023, consisting of:

  • 11 Award Lectures
  • 35 Symposia
  • 54 Spotlight Sessions

That's over 130 hours of the latest, most impactful research in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology.

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ASBMB Annual Award lectures

  • Adventures in the biological chemistry, molecular biology and evolution of sialic acids
    Herbert Tabor Research Award
  • What does educating biochemists really mean?
    ASBMB Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education lecture & session
  • An unexpected strategy for the biosynthesis of archaeal macrocyclic lipids
    ASBMB–Merck Award
  • Regulation of proteostasis in the cholesterol biosynthetic pathway
    Avanti Award in Lipids
  • Antibodies against emerging infectious diseases
    Bert and Natalie Vallee Award in Biomedical Science
  • Discovering new molecular mechanisms of cell death
    Earl and Thressa Stadtman Young Scholar Award
  • How to build, manipulate and destroy functional nanodomains in cell membranes
    Mildred Cohn Award in Biological Chemistry
  • Guess who’s coming to dinner?
    Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award
  • How lipid chemistry shapes biology: from the powerhouse of our cells to the bottom of the earth’s oceans
    Walter A. Shaw Young Investigator Award in Lipid Research
  • Revealing the secrets of metalloenzymes one snapshot at a time
    William C. Rose Award
  • Quorum sensing and developmental mechanisms in African Trypanosomes
    Harnessing genomics to understand malaria biology
    The Alice and C.C. Wang Award in Molecular Parasitology

ASBMB journals

  • JBC Herbert Tabor early career investigator awards
  • Into the lipidome: Spotlight on the Journal of Lipid Research Junior Associate Editors
  • Proteomics reveals new biological insights

AI and machine learning

  • AI and machine learning
  • Bioinformatics/systems biology
  • Drug design
  • Structure determination

Bias in, bias out in data science

  • Race as a human construct: We are only human, not a race
  • How selection bias and data interpretation contribute to disparities in health outcomes and artificial intelligence development

Biochemistry of elemental cycling

  • Frontiers of the nitrogen cycle
  • Metals, microbes and minerals
  • The enzymology of the carbon cycle

Chemical biology

  • Chemical biology, drug discovery and bioanalytical methods
  • Chemical biology of natural products, nucleic acids and small molecules
  • New tools for studying complex biology

Computational biology

  • Computational biology

Diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome

  • Diabetes, obesity and mitochondria

DNA recombination, structure and topology

  • DNA recombination, structure and topology

Drug screening and development

  • Drug screening and development

Education and professional development

  • Artificial intelligence and BMB education
  • Cultural humility and BMB education
  • Education and professional development
  • Implementing equitable and inclusive practices in academia
  • Intentional leadership and BMB education


  • Biological electron transfer and microbial redox chemistry
  • Enzymes and cofactors
  • Enzyme chemistry, mechanisms and catalysis
  • Enzymes, coenzymes and mechanism
  • Structures and functions of carbohydrate-active enzymes

Epigenetic modifications of DNA and RNA

  • Epigenetics and DNA repair

G proteins and small GTPases

  • G proteins and small GTPases


  • Carbohydrate biocatalysts and glycan-binding probes/materials
  • Chemical glycobiology and tools for glycoscience
  • Glycans and glycan binding proteins
  • Glycans in disease
  • Glycan-protein interactions in diseases
  • Protein O-GlcNAcylation and functions
  • Regulatory glycosylation
  • Synthesis of glycans for exploring their role in health and disease


  • Lipids and inflammation
  • Lipids and membranes
  • Membrane proteins, lipid interactions and lipid domains
  • Membrane structure and dynamics
  • Molecular insight into lipid metabolism and transport
  • New roles for lipids in microorganisms and viruses
  • Tools for the study of lipid and membrane protein interactions


  • Metabolic physiology
  • Metabolism and bioenergetics
  • Metabolism and metabolomics
  • Metabolism in health and disease
  • Metabolism of cell proliferation
  • Organelle metabolism


  • Biochemistry in the microbiome

Organelles and compartments

  • Behavior and misbehavior of cellular compartments
  • Compartmentalization of metabolism across organisms and length-scales

Organelles, mechanisms and phase properties of cellular quality control

  • Bacterial organelles
  • Inter-organelle communication
  • Phase separation in organelle structure and function


  • Disordered protein in diseases
  • Fast switch in signaling: Kinases and phosphatases
  • Methodology investigating disordered proteins and condensates
  • Posttranslational mechanisms of protein regulation
  • Protein engineering and design
  • Protein folding and degradation: Chaperones and the proteosome
  • Protein kinases and phosphatases
  • Protein machines at the intersection of genome maintenance and gene regulation
  • Protein modifications
  • Protein structure and biophysics 1
  • Protein structure and biophysics 2
  • Protein structure and function
  • Protein synthesis, structure, modifications and interactions 1
  • Protein synthesis, structure, modifications and interactions 2
  • Transport and signaling


  • A comprehensive approach to the analysis of mRNA-based therapeutics to assess structure and purity
  • Noncoding RNAs
  • Novel RNAs: Localization, form, function
  • RNA-binding proteins and disease
  • RNA modifications: discovery and function
  • RNA: Processing, transport and regulatory mechanisms


  • Cancer signaling and apoptosis
  • Cell signaling and disease
  • Liquid-liquid phase separation as a signaling paradigm
  • Mechanistic insights into immune signaling
  • Neuronal development and demise
  • Spatiotemporal control of cellular signaling
  • Toolkit for native biochemistry: Sensors, actuators, and computational tools

Structural dynamics of enzymes and multienzyme complexes

  • New insights into cellular machines
  • Structural dynamics of enzymes and multienzyme complexes

Transcriptional mechanisms, regulation and RNA polymerases

  • New mechanisms for transcriptional control of gene expression
  • Order in the days of chaos: Transcription regulation facilitated by phase separation