Special Inaugural Issue
Jonathan Gitlin is a member of the National Postdoctoral Association and currently serves on their Board of Directors as Vice Chair. He is a postdoc at the University of Kentucky, where he is studying the role of COX-2 in cardiovascular disease. Here he discusses the Association and some issues addressed at its recent national meeting in Boston, MA, USA.
Iain Mattaj is the Director General of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), which is a publicly funded basic research and molecular biology laboratory in Europe. EMBL consists of approximately 85 independent research groups contained in five separate facilities throughout Europe. In this brief interview with DMM, Dr Mattaj presents some of EMBL’s approaches to advancing scientific research.
A MODEL FOR LIFE
Susan Lindquist is a founding editor of DMM, whose pioneering work in yeast has advanced our understanding of protein folding in disease, including Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and prion diseases. Here, she discusses her personal approach to model organism research and scientific leadership.
The Institute for Medical Biology (IMB), located in Singapore’s sprawling Biopolis, is one of a handful of research organizations generated in a global mission to understand and treat human disease. Kristin Kain investigates.
Researchers seek novel ways to promote whole animal physiology and link molecular studies of disease with systems biology. Nicole Garbarini investigates.