Calendar of events, awards and opportunities
Every week, we update this list with new meetings, awards, scholarships and events. 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.
Aug. 10–15: #BlackInChem week on Twitter
This tweet has a full calendar for #BlackInChem week, but here's a quick rundown. On Monday, use the hashtag #BlackInAnalytical. On Tuesday, use #BlackInBiological. On Wednesday, use #BlackInInorganic. On Thursday, use #BlackInOrganic. On Friday, use #BlackInPhysical. And on Saturday, use #BlackInChemJourney.
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.
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)
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.
Aug. 12–13: Environment and biomarkers workshop
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine will hold a virtual workshop titled "Predicting Human Health Effects from Environmental Exposures: Applying Translatable and Accessible Biomarkers of Effect" on Aug. 12 and 13. Now, what's unique about this event is that they're going to release pre-recorded lectures on Aug. 3 so that workshop participants can watch them when they have time and then engage in discussion before, during and after the event on the online platform. Learn more.
Aug. 18: MOSAIC program informational webinar
In case you haven't heard, the ASBMB is one of three organizations that has won grants from the National Institutes of Health to develop programs to support postdocs and new faculty from diverse backgrounds. If you're interested in being in a future Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) program cohort, please check out this webinar at 1 p.m. Eastern on Aug. 18.
Aug. 18 & 25: SEBM webinar series on synthetic biology
The Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine is hosting a webinar series on synthetic biology throughout August. Here's the lineup for the rest of the month. All are at 1:30 p.m. Eastern. More information can be found here.
Aug. 18: David Baker, University of Washington, and Floyd Romesberg, Sanofi
Aug. 25: Hana El-Samad, University of California, San Francisco, and Ashty Karim, Northwestern University
August 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. 12–Dec. 9: Webinars about science policy jobs
The University of Cincinnati's student-run science policy group has invited a bunch of speakers to talk about the work they do. You can see the lineup in this tweet.
Aug. 31: Deadline for FASEB's BioArt competition
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology is accepting submissions for its BioArt Scientific Image & Video Competition until Aug. 31. ASBMB members frequently win this contest, and we encourage you to check out these examples of past winners and to submit your own images/videos. Learn more about the competition: important dates and guidelines.
Aug. 31: Deadline for health disparities award
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities is accepting applications for the 2021 NIMHD William G. Coleman Jr., Ph.D., Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Innovation Award through Aug. 31. The award supports one-year projects by intramural postdocs and staff scientists and clinicians. (In other words, you must already be an employee of the National Institutes of Health.) Learn more.
Sept. 1: 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.
Sept. 16–23: Free virtual science festival
Attendees of all ages are invited to SciFest All Access, produced by the organizers of the annual USA Science & Engineering Festival. There will be more than 100 virtual booths and activities, plus performances, recruiters and a scavenger hunt. Learn more.
Oct. 1: Deadline 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 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.
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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