The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology have 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.
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.
The National Academies is putting on a two-day workshop in early March titled “The Promise of Single Cell and Single Molecule Analysis Tools to Advance Environmental Health Research.” Those in the D.C. area can attend in person at the NAS building near the National Mall. Those elsewhere can stream it online.
The ASBMB–Deuel Conference on Lipids is going to be in sunny California in March, and you have only about a week left to submit an abstract if you want to present your work.
Since 2016, the journal Science and PINS Medical have teamed up to run an annual essay contest for researchers working on neuromodulation. The submission deadline for the 2019 prize is March 15.
The ASBMB has two workshops for undergraduate educators coming up this spring as it continues its Catalyst Conversations series. The first workshop will be on Feb. 24 in California, and the second will be on March 16 in Wisconsin.
If you’re interested in attending the May Institute on Computation and Statistics for Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics in April at Northeastern University, we recommend that you apply by Jan. 31. However, we have it on good authority that any seats that remain available after that date will continue to be filled.
Undergraduates and graduate students interested in working at the National Institutes of Health this summer should start whipping up their applications now (if they haven’t already).
We have lots of items in the mailbag from over the holidays. First up is this call for nominations from The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation for nominations for the fund’s biennial chemical sciences prize.
The topic for the 2019 Dreyfus Prize is “chemistry in support of human health.”
UPDATE: We’ve learned that the deadline for this has been changed to Feb. 28.
In today’s mailbag was a press release about the forthcoming Young Scientists Program (YSP 2019) coming up in August in Malaysia. This program seems to be part of the 27th FAOBMB-44th MSBMB Conference.
The mailbag today contained a press release from the National Institutes of Health about the continuation of an undergraduate research program supported by the Amgen Foundation by way of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.
Today’s mailbag included a reminder about the abstract deadline for the forthcoming Miami Winter Symposium: Evolving Concepts in HIV and Emerging Viral Infections to be held Jan. 27 through Jan. 30 in Miami.
Here’s one from the mailbag: It’s the last week for early-career investigators working to “advance the development of vaccines and immunotherapies for major global diseases” to submit their “pre-applications” for the Michelson Prize, which has a purse of $150,000.