Calendar of events, awards and opportunities
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Save the date: ASBMB Deuel Conference on Lipids
The ASBMB Deuel conference is a must-attend event for leading lipids investigators — and for scientists who’ve just begun to explore the role of lipids in their research programs. This event will bring together a diverse array of people — including those who have not attended Deuel or perhaps any lipid meeting before.
The meeting will be held March 1–4 in Monterey, Calif.
“We'd love to bring in people who might not have cut their teeth in the lipid metabolism field but have found their way to studying lipids. In many cases, that's where you get the most exciting, unusual and off-the-wall presentations, and that can spark collaborations that may have otherwise not have happened,” explains co-organizer Russell DeBose-Boyd.
This year's theme is "Location, location, location: How lipid trafficking impacts cell signaling and metabolism."
Co-organizer Arun Radhakrishnan explains it this way: “In recent years, we have begun to gain deep insights into the mechanisms of lipid trafficking. We thought it would be great to have a meeting focusing on that aspect and what those what these new insights are telling us about cell signaling and metabolism.”
Abstracts will be accepted starting Sept. 1. See the program and learn more.
Important 2022 ASBMB Annual Meeting deadlines
The ASBMB annual meeting will be held in person in Philadelphia in April. Here are the deadlines you need to know.
- Sept. 15: Early registration (largest discount) begins
- Feb. 7: Early registration ends
- Feb. 8: Advanced registration (smaller but still significant discount) begins
- April 1: Advanced registration ends
- April 2: Regular (on-site) registration begins
- Sept. 15: Regular submissions begin
- Oct. 15: Deadline for ASBMB’s fast-track program (need link)
- Nov. 30: Regular submissions end
- Dec. 15: Last-chance submissions begin
- Jan. 27: Last-chance submissions end
- Sept. 15: Applications now accepted
- Dec. 7: Deadline for applications
Aug. 16: Research!America essay contest
Research!America is accepting submissions for its op-ed competition for early-career researchers through Aug. 16. Here's what a post we saw on LinkedIn said: "The competition is easy(ish)! Write an opinion piece of 750 words or less on the health- or science-related topic of your choosing. A panel of three judges will review each submission for clarity and persuasiveness, and winners will be notified by August 31. If your submission is among the top three, you will receive a cash prize. The first-place recipient will also be invited to participate in our virtual National Health Research Forum on Tuesday, September 14. Please submit your op-ed as a PDF with the file name 'FirstName_LastName_Op-Ed' to email@example.com."
Aug. 18: ASIP webinar on rotavirus and host signaling
The American Society for Investigative Pathology is hosting a virtual event titled "High Powered Viruses: How Rotavirus Exploits Host Signaling to Induce Pathogenesis" at 2 p.m. Eastern on Aug. 18. Kristen A. Engevik, a postdoctoral fellow at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, will present. Register for this event on Zoom.
GSA seminar series on gene function across organisms
The Genetics Society of America is hosting a free series of seminars through November exploring gene function across humans and model organisms. GSA's president, Hugo Bellen, explained the impetus for this series in an op-ed in May. He wrote, in part, "We believe that these seminars will be useful to investigators at all career stages and across different model organisms, as well as for human biologists. We hope this will add a new dimension to research, reveal unanticipated phenotypes, speed up discovery, allow new funding opportunities, and lead to the discovery of new fundamental aspects of biology." Below is the schedule of seminars. See the speakers and register here.
Aug. 23 — MARRVEL: Mining genetic and genomic data across model organisms and human
Sept. 20 — Mining model organism data in the Alliance of Genome Resources Portal
Oct. 4 — Monarch Initiative: Cross-species phenotype comparison for disease diagnosis and discovery
Nov. 1 — Unraveling the links between hereditary and viral microcephaly
Aug. 31: FASEB BioArt contest entries due
Every year, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology holds a competition featuring stellar scientific images and videos. Submissions are welcome from federally funded investigators/groups and members of constituent societies. Read the guidelines. Submissions are welcome beginning July 15. See past winning images.
Who among you loves tweeting about lipids?
The ASBMB's Journal of Lipid Research invites graduate students, postdocs and early-career investigators to take over the JLR Twitter account (@jlipidres) for a day apiece to talk about their favorite lipids. To express interest, fill out the JLR #LipidTakeover application. Also, the ASBMB Lipid Research Division just started its own Twitter feed. Check it out at @AsbmbLrd.
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.
Sept. 30: Deadline for NIH Stadtman investigator applications
Stadtman investigators at the National Institutes of Health hold tenure-track positions in the agency's intramural research program. The program website says it encourages applications from doctoral-level researchers in any field relevant to the NIH mission. See how to apply.
Oct. 1: Deadline for Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology
Michelson Philanthropies and Science/AAAS have a new prize for researchers (35 years old and under) doing "transformative research in human immunology, with trans-disease applications to accelerate vaccine and immunotherapeutic discovery." To apply, write a 1,000-word essay about your work. The winning essay will be published in Science, and the writer will get $30,000. Learn more.
Oct. 4: Deadline for NAS award nominations
The National Academy of Sciences is accepting nominations for its annual awards. The nominations are due in October, winners will be announced in January, and the ceremony will be held in April. See the list of available awards. Read the nominating instructions.
Oct. 6: Deadline for DOE internship applications
The U.S. Department of Energy is accepting applications through Oct. 6 from undergraduate students and new grads interested in interning at one of the agency's 17 participating labs in the spring. Participants conduct research under the supervision of DOE researchers and engineers in support of the agency's mission. Learn more.
Oct. 6–9: Emerging roles of the nucleolus
This unique meeting will bring together scientists who focus on nucleolar structure and function, but with diverse research perspectives and approaches, to facilitate a wide-ranging discussion and an in-depth exploration of the subject from many angles. The topics addressed will range in scope from basic biology to human disease, including the biophysical properties of this organelle, cancer prognosis and treatments, and reproduction.
The abstract deadline has been extended to Aug. 31. Learn more.
Oct. 24–29: SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference
The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science will hold its national meeting Oct. 25–29 online. Registration opens Aug. 2, and SACNAS members get discounts. See what's on the agenda.
Oct. 30: Deadline to apply for PALM fellowship
The Promoting Active Learning and Mentoring (PALM) Network is accepting applications from postdocs and faculty members who wish to learn about and get better at implementing evidence-based active learning. This program is supported by the National Science Foundation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, fellows and mentors will participate virtually. Learn more.
Dec. 1: Deadline for HHMI Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is accepting applications from underrepresented scientists for its Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program. Up to 25 fellows will win grants for postdoctoral training and will be eligible for continued funding as they begin their independent careers. Learn about eligibility and application materials.
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