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There's not much time left to submit your abstract for the ASBMB annual meeting. Also see new events on women's health and opportunities for women in science.
ASBMB Today Staff
By ASBMB Today Staff
Dec. 13, 2020

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.


Just a few weeks left to submit your abstract

The 2021 ASBMB Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with Experimental Biology, will be presented in a virtual and interactive format that will allow you to learn, network and engage like never before. Submit your abstract by Jan. 7 to an ASBMB topic category for a chance to present your work in a spotlight session or give a poster talk. Learn more.

Dec. 14–16: Women's health virtual meeting by NIH

The NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health’s (ORWH) is holding a virtual meeting series titled "Advancing the Health of Women Through Science" Dec. 14–16. The meeting has several parts with research presentations and discussions of the influence of sex and gender on health and disease and work to support the advancement of women in biomedical careers. Get the details.

Dec. 15: Deadline for LGBTQ+ awards nominations

The National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technology Professionals is accepting nominations for its annual awards. There are many award categories, including LGBTQ+ Educator of the Year and LGBTQ+ Scientist of the Year. Companies also are eligible for certain awards. You can read the award descriptions and submit nominations here.

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.

Jan. 9: Caltech WAVE fellowship deadline

Caltech is accepting applications for its WAVE Fellows undergraduate research program, which provides support for underrepresented minority students (who plan to earn Ph.D.s) to conduct 10-week summer research projects with Caltech faculty members. Research-specific information sessions are scheduled throughout November. Applications due Jan 9. Learn more.



Jan. 13: 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.

"Integrin Mechano-chemical Signaling Generates Plasma Membrane Nanodomains that Promote Cell Spreading" by Joseph Kalappurakkal, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, in India.

"Phosphoinositides regulate force-independent interactions between talin, vinculin, and actin" by Charlotte Kelley at the Max Planck Institute in Germany.

Jan. 29: L'Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship application deadline

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards grants of $60,000 to five women postdoctoral scientists annually. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must have completed their Ph.D. and have started in their postdoctoral research position by the application deadline, Jan. 29. See past winners and more information.


Feb. 24–26: Proteinases and their inhibitors

Founded by Hans Fritz and Vito Turk, the meeting has been providing a scientifically stimulating and outstanding open atmosphere to researchers on proteolytic enzymes for almost four decades. The meeting covers diverse and vibrant fields of protease research, such as mechanistic studies on proteases in their molecular, cellular and organismic context. Sessions include proteolysis in cancer; proteolysis in neuro-signaling and neurodegeneration; proteolysis in blood coagulation; discovery of protease substrates; mechanisms and engineering of proteases, ligases, their substrates and inhibitors. This will be a forum primarily for young scientists (pre- or postdoctoral) to present their exciting and/or intriguing results for discussion with leading experts. Learn more.


May 4–5: A special symposium celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Protein Data Bank

This celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Protein Data Bank as the first open-access digital data resource in biology will include presentations from speakers from around the world who have made tremendous advances in structural biology and bioinformatics. Students and postdoctoral fellows are especially encouraged to attend and will be eligible for poster awards. Learn more.


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.

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