Here’s one from our mailbag (lightly edited): Dear members of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, I would like to cordially invite you to attend and present your work at the 12th International Congress of Cell Biology that will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from July 21 – 25. The Congress
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities is accepting applications for its Institute on Health Disparities Science, which will be held Aug. 15 through Aug. 19 in Bethesda, Md. The deadline is June 1.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science and the journal Science will present a free, one-hour webinar about CRISPR/Cas9 in drug discovery at noon Eastern on May 11. Here’s an excerpt from the registration page: During this webinar, our expert panel will address: Areas of the drug discovery process where gene editing will have
The Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science are for foreign-born scientists doing work in the basic, applied and/or translational biomedical sciences.
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By Jai Ranganathan
Scientists: Do you want to learn how to tell the public about your science through video? Do you want to have the skills to put together compelling short videos? SciFund Challenge, an outreach-focused nonprofit, is offering a new online class on video production for scientists.
The ASBMB headquarters got an alert earlier this week from the National Cancer Institute about a new online portal for researchers and members of the public to use to submit their ideas for the Obama administration’s cancer “moonshot.”
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, on Tuesday announced a new program to support early career scientists worldwide.
The National Medal of Technology and Innovation is America’s highest honor for technological achievement and innovation. It is presented annually by the president of the United States at a White House ceremony.
Earlier this month, the ASBMB headquarters got an email from the promoters of the Transform Tox Testing Challenge, a competition with a $500,000 prize “for ideas that help innovate current toxicity testing methods.”
The National Institutes of Health last week announced it is seeking research applications for projects focused on Zika virus during pregnancy and fetal development.
The Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology is offering a free live webcast at 3:15 p.m. (Eastern) Feb. 11.
Entries are now being accepted for the Boyalife, Science & Science Translational Medicine Award in Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine. The annual award recognizes significant contributions in advancing basic science to clinical applications in the fields of stem cells and/or regenerative medicine. It honors scientists who focus on developing cell-based treatments for cancer, degenerative disorders, immunotherapy and
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research. Every year, the Award celebrates a scientist or group of scientists whose achievements in the field of biomedicine or medical technology have made, or have strong potential to make, a measurable impact on human health. The winner(s) will receive a $200,000 cash prize and broad international recognition for his or her achievements.
The Winter 2016 Audio Seminar Series of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) is now open! This series’ theme is Research in Health Sciences Education. See the schedule below. All sessions begin at noon Eastern. Jan 14 Overview of the Status and Future Direction Geoff Norman Jan 21 How to get Started Grace Brannan Jan
The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University is currently looking for scientists to submit entries to the Flame Challenge. The Flame Challenge is an international science communication competition whereby scientists are challenged to explain a scientific concept to 11-year-old children around the world. This year’s question is “What is Sound?” Entries can
The National Eye Institute seeks exceptional candidates for its Diversity in Vision Research and Ophthalmology program. The mission of the NEI is to conduct and support research that helps prevent and treat eye diseases and other vision disorders. Because we believe that a diverse group of scientists plays a crucial role in accomplishing this mission,
The next meeting of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) will take place from Jan. 7– 8 at the National Institutes of Health (Building 31, C Wing, 6th Floor Conference Room 6) in Bethesda, Md. The following items are on the agenda: Preliminary findings of the NSABB Working Group on Evaluating the Risks and
How can the NIH Medical Research Scholars Program advance your biomedical research career? NIMHD Director Eliseo Pérez-Stable explains in the video below. The National Institutes of Health Medical Research Scholars Program provides a unique opportunity for second-, third, and fourth-year medical, dental and veterinary students to engage in a closely mentored basic, clinical, or translational research