Press Release: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017

Cool microscope technology revolutionizes biochemistry

We may soon have detailed images of life’s complex machineries in atomic resolution. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 is awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for the development of cryo-electron microscopy, which both simplifies and improves the imaging of biomolecules. This method has moved biochemistry into a new era. Read more about this year’s prize…

Get Noticed at ABRF 2017!

The ABRF 2017 Program Committee is looking for your cool and exciting images to be displayed throughout the ABRF 2017 meeting space at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego, CA this March.

If your image is selected, it will be professionally printed (16” X 20”) and mounted.  As an added incentive for submitting, after the ABRF 2017 Annual Meeting your mounted prints will be mailed to your lab compliments of the ABRF!

Technical details:

  • Resolution 300 DPI at 16” X 20”
  • CMYK production, all color specifications will be matched to the closest 4-color process. Images without call-outs will be produced using the CMYK values contained in the digital file.


  • Photoshop (.psd)
  • Encapsulated Postscript (.eps)
  • TIFF (.tif )
  • JPEG (.jpg)

Please email images by February 20 to

*If images are too large for email, contact Rich Cole for Dropbox instructions.


ABRF Partners with GenomeWeb to Host 2016 Webinar Series

GW_ABRF_NEB_logoABRF and GenomeWeb are partnering on a series of online seminars highlighting methods, techniques, and instrumentation that support life science research.

The GenomeWeb/ABRF Webinar Series will feature eight webinar series held over the span of the next 12 months on the topics of: Genome Editing, Metagenomics, Proteomics, Core Lab/Admin Management, Imaging, and Single Cell Genomics. Content for each of the webinars is both based on and will expand on topics originating at the ABRF 2016 Annual Meeting, which was held in February in Ft. Lauderdale.

According to ABRF President, William Hendrickson, “The decision to partner with GenomeWeb provides ABRF with a unique opportunity to increase awareness of our activities and initiatives, while also providing GenomeWeb access to expanded educational and scientific content for GenomeWeb’s readership.”

The inaugural seminar, Three Lean Management Tools for the Life Science Lab, is scheduled for May 17 at 1:00 pm US Eastern Daylight Time.

This online seminar will provide a practical approach to implementing lean management tools in the life science laboratory. Unlike some management trends and tools, the scientific method is deeply engrained in lean management, making it an effective strategy for lab workflows. In this webinar, Robert Carnahan, associate professor of cancer biology at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, outlines three simple lean techniques that his team has implemented for project management, inventory and ordering, and equipment maintenance.  Attendees of this webinar will learn about specific tools to begin implementation in their own working environment.

ABRF thanks New England BioLabs for sponsoring the GenomeWeb/ABRF 2016 webinar series!