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.
May 5: Deadline for National Academies scicomm awards
The National Academies is accepting submissions through May 5 for its 2023 Eric and Wendy Schmidt Awards for Excellence in Science Communications, which recognize professional communicators, journalists and scientists, the latter of which includes graduate students, early-career researchers and mid- to later-career researchers. Learn more.
May 10: Funding and training at the National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine is the world's largest medical library and a leader in medical informatics and computational biology research. Join the ASBMB public affaris team at this free webinar to learn more about about the library's funding and training opportunities as well as the resources that NLM offers to support scientists with data management and sharing. Register.
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.
May 17: Sign up for computational cell biology workshop
The 24th Annual Workshop on Computational Cell Biology will take place June 26–28 at the Center for Cell Analysis & Modeling at UConn Health in Farmington, Connecticut. The course will begin with introductory lessons on modeling techniques (ODE, PDE, stochastic, spatial stochastic, agent- and rule-based modeling) using VCell, COPASI and SpringSalad. The remaining time will consist of continuous interactive hands-on sessions using software to design your models and perform simulations. There is no registration fee, but you have to be admitted. Email the following to Michael Blinov by May 17: your name, institution, lab head (if you are a student), and a one- to two-page proposal explaining how you feel VCell, COPASI and/or SpringSalad will help your research project. Meals will be provided, and limited travel funds are available to promote diversity. Learn more.
May 23: Abstracts due for 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. The early registration and abstract-submission deadline is May 23. The regular registration deadline is June 27. ASBMB Today recently talked with the event's organizers about attendees can expect. Read the interview. Register.
May 24: Making a postdoc stand out for industry
Scismic is hosting a free webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern on May 24 about the value of doing a postdoc if you are interested in a career in industry. Learn how to pitch to employers how what you learned during your postdoc makes you a strong candidate for the job. If you can't make it to the webinar, you should still register because you'll be sent a recording. Learn more.
May 25: Women in biotech and pharma
Many scientists are interested in pursuing careers in biotech and pharma when they complete their academic training in biochemistry or molecular biology. However, they often have limited exposure to those environments during their education. At this free webinar, we'll invite four women to share reflections and perspectives on navigating careers in those sectors. Our discussion will incorporate career advice and reflections on how gender dynamics may play out in different environments. We will also reserve time for panelists to answer attendees' questions. Register.
May 30: Symposium on LGBTQ+ inclusion in STEM
Northwestern University's Institute for Sexual & Gender Minority Health and the American Association for the Advancement of Science are holding a symposium for policymakers and members of the scientific community titled "Inclusion and advancement of LGBTQ+ people in STEM fields" at 7:30 p.m. Eastern on May 30. The symposium will cover the challenges and disparities experienced by members of the LGBTQ+ community in STEM, how mentorship promotes inclusivity and diversity, how to navigate identity and career simultaneously and relevant federal policies. Register.
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.
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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