Calendar of events, awards and opportunities
Every week, we update this list with new meetings, awards, scholarships and events to help you advance your career. If you’d like us to feature something that you’re offering to the bioscience community, email us with the subject line “For calendar.” ASBMB members’ offerings take priority, and we do not promote products/services. Learn how to advertise in ASBMB Today.
April 12: NIEHS funding and training opportunities
The ASBMB public affairs department is hosting monthly webinars to make members aware of federal funding opportunities. In this edition, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences will present its funding priorities, award opportunities and training grants available to study the effects of the environment on human disease. Join us to discover the many ways you can get funded by the NIEHS, and learn more about the NIEHS's mission, relevant divisions and training opportunities. Learn more.
April 13: How to know when it's time to go (ending a postdoc)
When is the right time to end a postdoc? How can you prepare for a smooth transition to the next stage in your career? In the last session of the Insider Perspectives webinar series, a panel of former postdocs and postdoc mentors will share their stories about wrapping up their postdoc positions and navigating challenges along the way. Register.
April 17: 'All of Us' for the future of inclusive research and healthcare
People from historically marginalized backgrounds have been excluded from or significantly underrepresented in research studies for decades, resulting in incomplete data collection, inadequate clinical guidelines and worse health outcomes. To address this problem, the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program is working toward creating one of the most diverse health databases in history. In observance of National Minority Health Month, the ASBMB Maximizing Access Committee will host this webinar featuring the work of two BMB researchers who are using the All of Us Research Program to do their work. This event will highlight the importance of including populations from historically marginalized backgrounds in research. Register.
April 18: Virtual workshop on advocating at the state level
Engineers and Scientists Engaging Locally is holding a free virtual workshop for people in STEM who wish to engage with state lawmakers and their staffs. You'll hear from STEM professionals who've served as state legislative staff members and elected officials about how to prepare for and make the most of meetings with lawmakers. Learn more.
April 19: Navigating the U.S. immigration system
Immigration experts will share their advice on navigating U.S. immigration as a foreign-born scientist in the United States, weighing the pros and cons of various paths from F1/F1-OPT to a green card or citizenship. The panelists will discuss the current immigration requirements, considerations when transitioning to industry or faculty careers, strategies to optimize your timeline and more. In the last 45 minutes of the webinar, panelists will be answering your questions about navigating the immigration process. To streamline the Q&A, please submit your questions for the panelists when you register.
April 21: Deadline to apply for FASEB family care awards
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology has launched the Career Advancement and Research Excellence Support (CARES) Program, which provides financial support for caregiving, enabling FASEB society members to continue their scientific training, professional development and career progression. Read the eligibility criteria and apply.
April 21 & 22 or May 11 & 12: National Postdoc Association annual conference
The National Postdoc Association will meet in person this year in April in Philadelphia and hold a virtual conference in May. If you register for the in-person conference and also want to attend later virtually, you will register just once for the Philly event. The virtual conference will have recorded keynote speeches and online sessions and networking. Learn more.
April 25: Career options for Ph.D.s
What types of careers are out there for Ph.D.s in science? If you are familiar with the role of your faculty adviser but are unsure of other careers outside of that, join us for this data-driven presentation of research based on a large-scale survey documenting the career choices of thousands of Ph.D.s. Come learn more about the wide world of work available to Ph.D.-trained scientists. Register.
April 26: ASBMB Lipid Research Division Seminar Series
The ASBMB Lipid Research Division features the work of young investigators at noon Eastern on Wednesdays. If you are interested in presenting, please contact John Burke. Register once to access the whole series.
Below are the speakers for the April 26 seminar:
- Alessandro Poli, University of Naples Federico II: PIP4K2B is mechanoresponsive and controls heterochromatin-driven nuclear softening through UHRF1
- Jeffrey Rosa, University of Pennsylvania: Sensory axons induce epithelial lipid microdomain remodeling and determine the distribution of junctions in the epidermis
May 10: Abstracts due for our motifs, modules and networks conference
Mark your calendar for an ASBMB conference on the assembly and organization of regulatory signaling systems to be held July 11–14 in Potomac, Md. The organizers are Wolfgang Peti of the University of Connecticut Health Center, Benjamin Turk of the Yale School of Medicine and Arminja Kettenbach of Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine. The four-day program and speaker list is available. Abstracts are due May 10. Learn more.
June 20: Abstracts due for our CoA and CoA-derivatives conference
Mark your calendar for an ASBMB conference on CoA and CoA-derivatives to be held Aug. 16–18 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The organizers are Luigi Puglielli at UW–Madison, Suzanne Jackowski at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and James Ntambi at UW–Madison. The speaker list is available. Abstracts are due June 20. Learn more.
July 27–30: ASBMB meeting on undergrad education
Join us for a in-person, interactive education-focused ASBMB meeting to learn about engaging approaches to supporting students and faculty in biochemistry and molecular biology. Reconnect with peers, meet new colleagues and increase your network of education-minded professionals while exploring Boston. Learn more.
IUBMB MilliporeSigma fellowship
The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology welcomes applications year-round for its MilliporeSigma Virtual Meetings and Courses Fellowships. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from countries that are associate or full members of the IUBMB may apply for funding to present their work at virtual events in the IUBMB region. Learn how to apply.
IUBMB relocation support for displaced trainees
The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is offering $2,000 to graduate students and postdocs displaced from their labs as a result of natural disaster, war or "other events beyond their control that interrupt their training." The money is for travel and settling in. Learn more and spread the word to those who could use assistance.
On-demand webinar on getting, gaining influence
The American Association for Anatomy has a free on-demand webinar titled "The power of suggestion: How to get and gain influence." It features Adele Cehrs, CEO of the When and How Agency, who explains "when the power of suggestion is most likely to work for individuals and how to use it to your advantage through traditional media and social media channels." As we understand it, AAA membership is not required (but you will have to create an account) to view the webinar. Here's a list of all of AAA's open-access webinars.
Call for virtual scientific event proposals
The ASBMB provides members with a virtual platform to share scientific research and accomplishments and to discuss emerging topics and technologies with the BMB community.
The ASBMB will manage the technical aspects, market the event to tens of thousands of contacts and present the digital event live to a remote audience. Additional tools such as polling, Q&A, breakout rooms and post event Twitter chats may be used to facilitate maximum engagement.
Seminars are typically one to two hours long. A workshop or conference might be longer and even span several days.
Prospective organizers may submit proposals at any time. Decisions are usually made within four to six weeks.
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