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 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.
May 31: Last chance to submit abstract for motifs meeting
Present your work at the 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. Abstracts are due May 31. Learn more.
May 31: White House hosts virtual public listening sessions
To help realize the possibilities of open science, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is taking action to elevate the needs, priorities and experiences of those who will shape and inherit the future: the early-career researcher community. OSTP will host a series of virtual listening sessions to explore perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for advancing open science in the United States and solutions that might be implemented by the U.S. government. These listening sessions are hosted as part of a Year of Open Science, announced by the White House in January to advance open science policies across the federal government. The sessions will be open to the public and may be recorded for OSTP’s use. Learn more.
The upcoming listening sessions will be as follows:
- May 31 at 1 p.m. Eastern: "Open Science Possibilities for Lowering Barriers to Entry: Perspectives from Early Career Researchers on Engaging in Open Science."
- June 5 at 1 p.m. Eastern: "Open Science Possibilities for Equitable Participation and Access: Perspectives from Early Career Researchers at Emerging Research Institutions."
- June 6 at 1 p.m. Eastern: "Open Science Possibilities for Career Advancement: Perspectives from Early Career Researchers on Opportunities and Challenges in Career Progression and Trajectory."
- June 12 at 1 p.m. Eastern: "Open Science Possibilities for Training and Capacity Building: Perspectives from the Early Career Researcher-Supporting Community."
June 20: Abstracts due for our CoA and CoA-derivatives conference
Present your work at an ASBMB conference on CoA and CoA-derivatives 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.
June 27: Webinar on LGBTQ+ in STEM advocacy: Then and now
Pride Month originated from the Stonewall uprising in New York city in 1969. To honor the tradition of protest and advocacy that is at the heart of the Pride Month celebrations we have today, at 2 p.m. Eastern on June 27, ASBMB is hosting a webinar dedicated to LGBTQ+ advocacy in STEM. Our panelists will discuss their career journeys, reflecting both on what it was like when they started their education and training and what it's like to be an LGBTQ+ scientist today. Then, they'll discuss advocacy opportunities and ways allies can take action and demonstrate their support for the rights of members of the LGBTQ+ STEM community at both the state and federal level. Attendees will also learn about ASBMB's advocacy toolkit and specific recommendations for how to create safe zones within their own communities. Register.
Oct. 28–29: Save the date for our serine proteases virtual conference
This ASBMB virtual conference will focus on membrane-anchored serine proteases and other serine proteases with restricted activities in the pericellular environment relevant to cellular signaling, behavior and protease activity in human disease. The conference traditionally brings together an international group of researchers in the field of serine proteases and pericellular proteolysis. It is rooted in providing an accessible forum for researchers to present their latest findings and technologies and to facilitate an environment for idea exchange, networking and building scientific collaborations. The conference was founded on the principle of providing an intimate venue for junior investigators — especially postdocs and graduate students — to meet with experts in the field from academia and industry to build interactions crucial to future career development. 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. Grad students and postdocs 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.
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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