By John Arnst, ASBMB Today
The Office of Science Policy at the National Institutes of Health, in collaboration with the NIH library, recently launched a new interactive resource that honors Henrietta Lacks and the research legacy of the HeLa cells taken from her in 1951.
If you are an underrepresented scientist who has published in eLife and you need an infusion of funding, apply to the journal’s Ben Barres Spotlight Awards program by Aug. 1. Also note that the number of awards is limited.
Institut Pasteur is offering a free online course on epigenetics that will begin July 8. Register now! The massive online open course, which will be presented in English, has been organized by Germano Cecere, who leads the Mechanisms of Epigenetic Inheritance lab at Institut Pasteur in Paris. The course takes about 2.5 hours per week.
The joint meeting of the European Biophysical Societies’ Association and the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics will be held July 20–24 in Madrid. Several ASBMB members are going to be leading sessions and giving talks.
If you intend to attend and present your work at the 13th International Symposium on Mass Spectrometry in the Health and Life Sciences in San Francisco in August, you have only a few weeks left to submit your abstract.
The ASBMB’s Journal of Biological Chemistry is a proud sponsor of a plenary session on innate immune responses at the forthcoming American Society for Virology annual meeting at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis from July 20–24.
By Kaitlin Roke
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The August program will be held Aug. 1–3. The September program will be held Sept. 6–8. You have until June 30 to apply for either workshop.
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, an umbrella organization of which the ASBMB is a member, is putting on a meeting about ion channel regulation in July in Lisbon, Portugal. You need to submit an abstract pretty soon if you are interested in being selected for a short talk.
The National Science Foundation on Monday launched its 2019 STEM for All Video Showcase, which this year features 242 presentations of STEM education innovations. We’d like to bring to your attention a couple of videos by ASBMB members.
If you’re planning to go to the American Society for Microbiology’s meeting in June, we hope you’ll stop by the ASBMB/Journal of Biological Chemistry booth! Plenty of editorial leaders and two staffers will be on site and ready to talk with you about science, publishing and careers.
The American Society of Human Genetics, one of the ASBMB’s sister societies, is holding its annual meeting in this editor’s hometown of Houston in October. Abstracts are due June 6. Here we offer a quick look at the programming and some advice about visiting the fourth-largest U.S. city.
The American Society for Mass Spectrometry’s annual conference will be held in June in Georgia. Our journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics will have a table, and several ASBMB members, including editorial board members from two of our journals, will be speakers or instructors.
The ASBMB’s special symposium Evolution and Core Processes in Gene Expression will be held May 9–12 in East Lansing, Mich. While registration for the meeting is closed, we expect a flurry of activity on Twitter for those of you who want to follow along from home.
We were pleased to learn from former ASBMB staffer Chris Pickett (now director of Rescuing Biomedical Research) about a brand new meeting exclusively for early-career scholars. Brown University’s Dr. Samuel M. Nabrit Conference will be held June 6 and 7 in Providence.
The Human Proteome Organization World Congress will be held Sept. 15–19 in Adelaide, Australia. We are pleased to see that the program is packed with ASBMB members, many of whom are editorial board members for our journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics. If you’re planning to apply for a travel award or submit an abstract for presentation, you need to do so by June 14.
If you are interested in presenting your work at FASEB’s RNA Localization and Local Translation Conference this summer in Colorado, the deadline to submit an abstract is May 15. Also, if you are in need of a travel grant, you must apply for one by April 30.
Our pal Erica Gobrogge, a postdoc affairs specialist at the Van Andel Research Institute in Michigan, brought to our attention that VARI is now accepting applications from graduate students for its weeklong epigenomics workshop. The deadline is May 1.
UPDATED: We’ve updated this post to reflect a new keynote speaker.
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is partnering with the Biophysical Society of China to present a symposium titled Interplay Between Epigenetic Regulation and Genome Integrity from Oct. 20–24 in Beijing. Registration for this five-day symposium opens April 1. The abstract deadline is Aug. 30.
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, which is a part of the National Institutes of Health, is offering a webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern on March 28 titled “Advancing Innovation in the Equality State: NCATS SBIR & STTR Programs for Small Businesses in Translational Science.”