For the second time in three years, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) will hold its annual meeting together with the Division of Biological Chemistry of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The cooperative event will take place from Sunday, May 21 through Thursday, May 25 in San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center.

More than 3,000 scientists are expected to attend the conference and exhibition, bringing together a broad span of chemists, biochemists, and biologists. Major themes of this 86th annual ASBMB meeting will include protein structure and function, intracellular trafficking, and DNA replication and expression. Also of interest will be the presentation of several awards to distinguished researchers.

"We anticipate another successful joint meeting this year," says Barbara Gordon, director of administration for Bethesda, Md.-based ASBMB, who notes that the society received many positive comments from attendees after the first combined meeting. "Not only do our members have...

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