Calendar of events, awards and opportunities
Every week, we’ll update this list with new meetings, awards, scholarships and events. If you’d like us to feature something you’re offering to the bioscience community, email us with the subject line “For ENGAGE.” ASBMB members’ offerings take priority, and we do not promote products/services. Learn how to advertise in ASBMB Today.
Jan. 15: Submit abstract for natural products meeting
ASBMB member Jon Clardy of Harvard Medical School will give a keynote talk at a one-day natural products meeting hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences. The meeting, titled Natural Products: From Discovery to Therapeutic Applications, will be held March 18 at the academy’s headquarters. If you’re interested in presenting your work during the meeting’s poster session, you must submit an abstract by Jan. 15. To learn more and register, visit the meeting homepage.
Jan. 22: Watch NSF webcast on cell biology
The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Biological Sciences will webcast a lecture by Michael Lynch of Arizona State University’s Biodesign Center for Mechanisms of Evolution at 11 a.m. Jan. 22. Read Lynch’s abstract and learn how to access the webcast here.
Jan. 30: Submit abstracts for ASBMB meetingTime is running out for you to submit a scientific or science outreach abstract for the ASBMB annual meeting in San Diego in April. Last-chance abstracts, which will be programmed as posters only, are due Jan. 30. So are abstracts about science outreach research and activities. If you submit by Jan. 30, we’ll let you know by Feb. 29 if your abstract has been accepted. See a list of important dates. Submit an abstract.
Feb. 1: Apply for HARMONY ‘codefest’ travel funding
The Computational Modeling in Biology Network (commonly known as COMBINE) is encouraging U.S.-based students to apply for travel funding for its HARMONY meeting in the U.K. in March. The National Science Foundation is supporting the awards to what COMBINE describes as “a codefest-type meeting” that allows “hands-on hacking and interaction between people focused on practical development of software and standards.” The travel awards will cover your registration fee, lodging and transportation. Apply by Feb. 1. Direct questions here.
Feb. 2: Do undergrad research at Memorial Sloan Kettering
First-, second- and third-year undergrads interested in conducting research for 10 weeks at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York this summer must apply by Feb. 2. There are five programs from which to choose. Visit the website for details and direct questions to 646-888-3706. (By the way, ASBMB has a database of undergraduate research opportunities.)
Feb. 4: Submit abstract for Deuel lipids conference
Lipid science researchers and students are encouraged to present their work at ASBMB’s Deuel Conference on Lipids in Coronado, California, in March. The deadline for abstract submission for this informal, tight-knit meeting is Feb. 4. Learn more about Deuel.
March 6: Apply for extra NIH funding for Alzheimer’s work
The National Institutes of Health last month issued a notice of special interest soliciting applications for supplemental funding to expand existing projects to include Alzheimer’s disease work. The supplements will be for up to $250,000 and one year. Applications are due March 6. See the notice for details.
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