Science Breakthoughs 2030: A Strategy for Food and Agriculture Research is a study of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to identify the next big research directions for food and agriculture sciences. A committee of experts will examine knowledge and tools from across the science and engineering spectrum. The primary goal of this study is to develop a compelling scientific strategy for food and agriculture research for the next decade and beyond that will not only catalyze new research directions and partnerships, but also attract new research talent, stimulate entrepreneurship, increase and diversify funding opportunities, and open new paths to a safe, healthful, and sustainable food supply.
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Advancing laboratory discoveries through the translational science process is critical to developing innovations that can improve public health, but too often there are barriers, such as insufficient funding and related support, that make these innovations difficult to move forward. Through the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences’ (NCATS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programsbiochemist and molecular biologist entrepreneurs may find what they need to advance their research toward commercialization.
The RNA Biology Division of New England Biolabs (NEB) invites applications for the position of postbaccalaureate fellow. NEB will provide recent college graduates who are planning to attend graduate or professional schools an opportunity to spend one year at NEB performing full-time research. The goal of this program is to engage undergraduates to consider basic and applied science related careers and providing them the opportunities for competitive science related education and careers.
Mentors play a critical part in the future success of minority students success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. And the 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students offers you the perfect opportunity to connect with the next generation of STEM professionals.
Biology Dictionary is an online biology reference providing useful definitions and explanations of common biology terms. It aims to help students, teachers and researchers to have a better understanding on the terminologies they are looking for. The site covers all major branches of biology, including but not limited to ecology, botany, zoology, human biology, molecular biology,
The “Planning Your Scientific Journey” course is built for life science grad students, postdocs and other junior scientists. It aims to teach how trainees can choose a good scientific problem as well as planning their journey ahead. It is a free online course that is funded by NIGMS.
The Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States are offering research awards of up to $10,000 to support the preparation and journal publication of independent, in-depth reviews of research progress in key human disease areas. The aim of this grant program is to support strategic scientific dialogue regarding the potential of extending the U.S. National Research Council vision of 21st century toxicology to the wider field of biosciences.
Dear STEMists and STEM-allies,
As you may know, Stony Brook University is home to the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE), with Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) as its signature program. The mission of SENCER is to strengthen student learning and interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by connecting course topics to issues of critical local, national, and global importance.
The U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is seeking abstract submissions for the 2017 Chemical and Biological Defense Science & Technology Conference Call for Papers. The conference will be held in Long Beach, Calif., Nov. 28–30, 2017.
PathwaysToScience.org has 167 different postdoc and early-career opportunities posted on the site, including postdoctoral fellowships, grants, travel awards, mentoring opportunities and more. Browse the full list of opportunities here: http://pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspx?u=Postdocs_Postdoc+%26+Early+Career&submit=y&all=all
HarvardX is offering a free online course, Principles of Biochemistry, starting June 5 on edX.org.
In honor of the recent 40th anniversary of the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (NIH Guidelines) as well as the emergence of new technologies in the life sciences, it is an opportune time to examine the current biosafety oversight framework and discuss the future direction of biosafety oversight.
The Safety Pharmacology Society Annual Meeting will be held Sept. 24–27 in Berlin, Germany.
The Annual Biotechnology Congress will be held from Aug. 17–18 in Toronto, Canada. This global gathering covers the latest trends through keynote speeches, thematic scientific papers and poster presentations. The congress has an extensive technical program and eminent speakers on all aspects of biotechnology.
The Promoting Active Learning & Mentoring network was established to spark sustained biology education reform at diverse institutions through one-on-one mentorships for those new to approaches based on Vision and Change recommendations. PALM provides faculty members and postdoctoral fellows with resources that allow them to gain hands-on experience and mentorship in bringing evidence-based, effective active learning strategies into their own classrooms.
By Courtney Chandler | March 23, 2017
The next Corsica Membrane Course will be held from June 12–21, 2017, at the Institut d’Etudes Scientifiques in Cargèse in France. This year’s course is on “Molecular Architecture, Dynamics and Function of Biomembranes” and is jointly hosted by the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS).
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences postdoctoral research associate training (PRAT) program is a three-year program providing outstanding laboratory research experiences in the NIH intramural research program, access to NIH’s extensive resources, mentorship, career-development activities and networking. On Tuesday, you can find out more about the program during a free webinar.
The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation is accepting submissions for its 2017 essay contest until April 3. The first-place award comes with a $10,000 prize and an trip (economy class travel and a one-night hotel stay) to New York to meet the 2017 Lasker Award winners. Second- and third-place prizes are $5,000 and $2,500, respectively.
The National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research will be offering two NIH Regional Seminars on program funding and grants administration in 2017. These two-day seminars, with optional workshop days, will take place in New Orleans (May 3–5) and Baltimore (Oct. 25–27).
On Wednesday, March 8, the Lasker Foundation will host a career-development seminar with Dr. Regis Kelly, executive director of the University of California biohub QB3, as part of the Lasker Lessons in Leadership series that provides career and leadership advice to young and aspiring scientists.