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.”
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.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is now accepting applications for its Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program. HHMI created the program “to recruit and retain individuals from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.”
The San Diego IRACDA (Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards) program is a National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences-supported postdoctoral fellowship program at the University of California, San Diego that provides three years of support for mentored postdoctoral training in biomedical research combined with training in teaching and other critical academic skills. A fourth year of support may be provided for those fellows that need more training.
Applications are being accepted for Stanford PRISM (Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Sciences and Medicine). In late February, the PRISM program will host select late-stage graduate students from diverse backgrounds who are planning their postdoctoral training. The purpose of this weekend is to provide students who might not currently be considering a postdoctoral position at Stanford with a first-hand look at our training environment.
By Brad Stubenhaus
Mark Howarth, a molecular biologist at Oxford University, has curated a collection of beautiful protein structures, each corresponding to a letter in the Roman alphabet. Though it may be a while before this organic font reaches Microsoft Word, it should become a mainstay of introductory slides on PowerPoint presentations at molecular biology conferences, eliciting nerdy delight from all. The Scrooges of the protein structure world may attempt to suppress their smiles, but even the most caffeinated among them will not be able to remain purely focused on the topics being introduced. This is fun stuff.
By Brad Stubenhaus
The Sartorius Group, a pharmaceutical equipment provider, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, publisher of the journal Science, have combined forces to offer a prize to young scientists who are no more than 10 years removed from having earned their Ph.D.s.
The Rochester Institute of Technology is seeking participants for a survey about on the lab research experiences of advisers and deaf or hard-of-hearing students.
The journal Science and Beijing PINS Medical Equipment Co. Ltd. are accepting submissions through March 15 for its essay contest about neuromodulation.
By Rachel Evans
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities has granted new awards for its Centers of Excellence and Research Centers in Minority Institutions that will provide resources to early investigators and multidisciplinary research groups. Writing in an October newsletter, director Elisio Pérez-Stable said that these awards will help NIMHD work toward its mission to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities.
National Science Foundation director reflects on how studies of collisions in galaxies far, far away offered scientists a new understanding of our universe.
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of director for the Center for Research Capacity Building (CRCB). As stated in the job posting, “CRCB supports research, research training, faculty development and research infrastructure improvements in states that historically have not received significant levels of research funding from