Month: February 2019
Month: February 2019
The Fourmentin–Guilbert Foundation, a French nonprofit, has launched a new award for principal investigators. The I2CELL Seed Award will support “an experimental research project exploring the algorithmic processing of information in biological systems.”
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has two webinars coming up. The first one, on Feb. 21, is about research ethics. The second, on March 4, is about making quick, informal presentations.
The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation is now accepting submissions for its annual essay contest. Contestants must submit their 800-word pieces about how to get young people interested in science by April 11.
It’s time to register for the National Institutes of Health’s regional seminar May 15–17 in Baltimore.
For the past 10 years, the Journal of Biological Chemistry has put together collections of minireviews for use by educators, students and anyone else with a hankering for concise summaries of timely topics. The 2018 compendium is now available on the JBC website. The PDF is free to download, and the articles are open-access.
ASBMB members Jared Rutter of the University of Utah and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Susanne Mandrup of the University of Southern Denmark are co-organizing a Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting on metabolic signaling in May with Mitchell Lazar of the University of Pennsylvania.
The Association of Public Health Laboratories and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are seeking applicants for the APHL–CDC Antimicrobial Resistance Fellowship. APHL’s website says the program exists “to introduce scientists to public health laboratory science while building the workforce needed to detect and respond to existing and emerging forms of (antibiotic resistance).” The deadline to apply for this yearlong fellowship is Feb. 28.
A research team reported in today’s issue of Nature that it has launched a computational system that can screen 170 million make-on-demand compounds against biological targets.
The Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center in Seattle let us know about a new award program it is offering for underrepresented minority postdocs studying cancer biology. The Dr. Eddie Méndez Symposium, to be held in June, will feature up to six winning URM postdocs. The research center will cover the awardees’ expenses.
In late January, the National Institutes of Health announced the inaugural winners of a new fellowship program for African scientists interested in working at NIH labs. The 10 postdoctoral scientists will work at the NIH for two years and receive support for an additional two years once they return to their countries of origin and begin their careers as independent investigators.