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New this week: webinar on proteomics and COVID-19, four sphingolipids talks, a $20,000 microbiology award, a DOD fellowship, and a professional-development workshop
ASBMB Today Staff
By ASBMB Today Staff
July 19, 2020

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July 17, 24 and 31: SABER meeting

On Fridays throughout July, the Society for the Advancement of Biomedical Education Research is holding its annual meeting virtually. You must register to get a Zoom link to attend or present at Virtual SABER 2020, but there is no charge. This Friday, July 10, there will be a keynote address by Elizabeth Canning, an action group session titled "How can SABER become generally more inclusive and specifically anti-racist?" facilitated by Kecia Thomas (who, by the way, penned the essay "Colorblindness as ideology," for ASBMB Today in 2018), three talks in each of four concurrent sessions, and time for Q&As. See the monthlong schedule of events and register.

July 20: Learn about the DOD's Vaneevar Bush Faculty Fellowship

The Department of Defense is holding an informational webinar at 2 p.m. July 20 on the Vaneevar Bush Faculty Fellowship, the agency's most prestigious single-investigator award. Only U.S. citizens who are tenured faculty members are eligible for the fellowship. Learn more. Register for the webinar.

July 21: HUPO webinar on proteomics and COVID-19

The HUPO meeting doesn't officially start until October, but in the lead-up to the event the organizers are providing 60-minute webinars each month, starting this week. The first webinar is titled "Impact of Proteomics on COVID" and will be at 10 a.m. Eastern July 21. It's free for HUPO members and $10 for all others. Learn more and register here.

July 25: Free career-development workshop

The Leadership Alliance Executive Office, in partnership with Johns Hopkins University, is holding a one-day professional-development workshop for STEM graduate students and postdoctoral fellows beginning at 11 a.m. on July 25. There will be a keynote address and then a series of concurrent sessions on personal branding, interviewing and many other topics. See the schedule. Register to attend.

Sphingolipids in physiology and pathology

Christopher Clarke (Stony Brook Medicine), Giovanni D’Angelo (EPFL) and Liana C. Silva (Universidade de Lisboa) have organized a webinar series focused on sphingolipids, with support from LIPID MAPS and Avanti Polar Lipids. To attend an upcoming lecture, click on the title link to register. You can view past webinars here. All are scheduled for 11 a.m. Eastern.

July 27
Sphingolipid control of oriented mitosis | 
Thomas Hannich (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Nogo-A downregulation of ceramide de novo biosynthesis in cardiomyocytes protect the heart from failure | Annarita di Lorenzo (Cornell Medical College)

Aug. 10 

Molecular phenotyping of CerS1 deficiency in mouse cerebellum | Stefanka Spassieva (University of Kentucky)

Structure and regulation of phospholipase D and lipin | Michael Airola (Stony Brook University)

July 31: Applications due for PALM network

Applications are due July 31 to participate in the PALM Network. PALM was established to provide mentorship in teaching to enhance the use of active learning in undergraduate education. ASBMB members who are postdocs or faculty are eligible to become fellows. Faculty who are skilled in active-learning strategies may also apply to become PALM mentors. More info.

July 31: Deadline to enter contest for Ph.D. students

The Webinar Series in Sphingolipids Biology and Avanti Polar Lipids are hosting a contest for Ph.D. students studying sphingolipids. Apply by July 31 to be considered for a short virtual talk and the chance to win $500. The presentations will be in September. See the guidelines to enter.

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. 

Propose an event.

Through September: FASEB Research Conferences

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology has a virtual conference series running through September. Get details here. The schedule is below.

  • The Nutrient Sensing and Metabolic Signaling Conference  | Aug. 10–11 
  • The Folic Acid B12 and One-Carbon Metabolism Conference | Aug. 17–19
  • The Cell Signaling in Cancer Conference: From Mechanisms to Therapy | Sept. 21–22

Aug. 11: Deadline for HHMI program for medically trained scientists

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute will be accepting up to 10 biomedical scientists for its new $120 million research program. According to the announcement we received, the Medically Trained Scientists Program "will offer as many as eight years of support for up to 10 early career scientists who are committed to conducting basic research." See HHMI's site for more details.

Sept. 1: New deadline for PROLAB travel awards

The Promoting Research Opportunities for Latin American Biochemists program allows Latin American graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to spend up to six months in U.S. or Canadian laboratories. Participants get access to technologies and expertise that may not be readily available in their home countries, allowing them to grow their skills and contribute to building capacity in the life sciences at home. Note that the deadline has been extended from this spring to Sept. 1.  Learn more.

Oct. 1: Deadline to apply for IUBMB fellowships

The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has three fellowship programs — the Wood–Whelan Research Fellowships, the IUBMB Mid-Career Research Fellowships and the Tang Education Fellowships — and funding for educational activities. The deadline to apply for all of them is Oct. 1.

Oct. 5: Deadline for Waksman microbiology award

The National Academy of Sciences is accepting nominations for the Selman A. Waksman Award, which recognizes significant contributions to the field of microbiology and carries a $20,000 purse. Learn about the nomination process. 

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