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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.
You are invited to attend the Molecular Biosystems Conference on Eukaryotic Gene Regulation and Functional Genomics to take place Sept. 23–26 at the Cumbres Hotel in Puerto Varas, Región de Los Lagos, Chile.
We’re always glad to see ASBMB members take leadership positions in the community. Here’s an excerpt from a news release about Tom Baldwin, formerly of the ASBMB Public Outreach Committee, being elected the next president of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.
The Data Incubator is an intensive eight-week fellowship that prepares master’s students, Ph.D.s and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries.
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.
You are invited to attend a workshop titled “A Human Pathway-based Approach to Disease and Medicine” to be held June 26–27 in Bethesda, Md. The objective of this workshop, which also will be broadcast online, is to explore existing systems-biology projects and approaches and how these projects might be better coordinated to optimally improve disease understanding and interventions.
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.
Don’t miss the Keystone Symposium “Antimicrobials and Resistance: Opportunities and Challenges” to be held Oct. 29 through Nov. 1 in Santa Fe, N.M.
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 National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research is pleased to launch NIDCR 2030, a strategic visioning initiative designed to advance dental, oral, and craniofacial research over the next 15 years.
NIDCR invites you to join its representatives in an online discussion about what it will take to reach a set of key thematic goals.