Calendar of events, awards and opportunities
Every week, we update this list with new meetings, awards, scholarships and events to help you get your ducks in a row. 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.
Oct. 19–25: See you at SACNAS!
The annual conference of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science is happening online this week, and the ASBMB will have a virtual booth, so we hope you'll stop in and say hello. Check out the schedule of events.
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. See the full list of webinars and register here. All are scheduled for 11 a.m. Eastern. You can view past webinars here.
Oct. 19: Talk by Ilya Levental at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Oct. 19: Talk by Aurélien Roux at the University of Geneva
ASBMB Lipid Research Division Seminar Series
The ASBMB Lipid Research Division features the work of young investigators at noon Eastern on Wednesdays. If you are interested in presenting, please contact John Burke. Register once to access the whole series.
Oct. 21: Molecular organization of surface and bulk lipids
- Glucose restriction drives spatial reorganization of mevalonate metabolism and liquid-crystalline lipid droplet biogenesis: Sean Rogers, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
- Direct imaging of liquid domains in membranes by cryo-electron tomography: Caitlin E. Cornell, University of Washington
Oct. 28: Cholesterol and ceramides in heart and liver disease
- Last step in the path of LDL cholesterol from lysosome to plasma membrane to ER is governed by phosphatidylserine: Feiran Lu, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
- Liver-specific ceramide reduction alleviates steatosis and insulin resistance in alcohol-fed mice: Rotonya Carr, Universty of Pennsylvania
Women in STEM series
The ASBMB student chapter at Texas Weslayan University is running a series of webinars during September and October featuring women in STEM careers. The lineup is as follows. RSVP to get the webinar links emailed to you.
Oct 20: Viola Denninger, lead application scientist (clinical) at Fluidic Analytics
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.
Nov. 1: Register for ABRCMS virtual meeting
The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students will be held virtually Nov. 9–13. Though organizers are no longer accepting abstracts for presentations, you can still register to attend through Nov. 1. See the schedule. See the plenary speaker lineup. As usual, the ASBMB will be an exhibitor at the meeting. We hope you'll stop by our virtual booth!
Dec. 1: Grants for grad students with disabilities
The Foundation for Science and Disability gives out $1,000 grants to disabled fourth-year undergraduates who've been accepted by a graduate program and to students already enrolled in graduate programs. The Science Student Grant Fund is meant to support work on a project or thesis. You can use the grant, for example, to gain access to assistive devices or otherwise facilitate your work. Learn more.
Jan. 1: AAAS media fellowship deadline
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is accepting applications for it's 10-week AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship through Jan. 1. If you are interested in working in radio, magazines, newspaper or TV, consider applying for this super competitive fellowship. This is a summer program, with orientation typically in D.C. in June, but we'll see what the pandemic has to say about that. Please note: This is a paid fellowship ($7,000), and AAAS covers your travel. However, it doesn't provide housing, a housing stipend or health insurance. Learn more.
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New this week: Free weeklong screening (for ASBMB members) of "Picture a Scientist," followed by a panel discussion with the director and women scientists. Plus, UW will host a virtual symposium celebrating Edmond H. Fischer.
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