Biophysical Society Bulletin | May 2018
L.D. Caspar Award, and students were given the opportunity to spend the rest of the day with her, allowing them to ask about her career and to gain professional advice from a dis- tinguished member of the scientific community. Leaders of the University of Missouri Biophysical Society Stu- dent Chapter spent Biophysics Week 2018 on Capitol Hill. MU Chapter President, Benton Berigan , a second-year PhD student in the lab of Lorin Milescu , attended the National Association for Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) 2018 Spring Advocacy Summit and Legislative Actions Days. Berigan received two days of advocacy training and spent two days on Capitol Hill with Missouri representatives to discuss expedit- ing F1 visa reauthorization, open-access to federally funded research, and raise concerns about graduate school afford- ability and accessibility. Biophysics Week 2018 has inspired Berigan to continue advocating for graduate and professional students at the campus and federal level. At Clemson University, the BPS Student Chapter hosted a public talk on Using Physics to Understand How Cells Move followed by a planetarium show and lab tours, while the York University student chapter hosted a social event and competition for students which tested their knowledge on biophysics. At Johns Hopkins University, the student chapter held its first annual image contest. Images were displayed at the chapter’s Biophysics Social, and the winning contestants received a 3D printed protein of their choosing. Last, but not least, the Egypt BPS Student Chapter hosted a week-long cel- ebration, which included seminars and the chapter’s opening ceremony at the University of Alexandria.
The Egyptian Student Chapter of BPS, top, celebrates Biophysics Week and, below, a lecture on a brief history of biophysics for undergraduate biology students was held at Sana’a University in Yemen.
Grants & Opportunities
Science and SciLifeLab’s Prize for Young Scientists Recent doctoral graduates in the life sciences may submit a 1,000-word essay based on their thesis work. Four winners — in the categories of Cell and Molecular Biology, Ecology and Environment, Genomics and Pro- teomics, and Translational Medicine —will be selected for this international award. Make sure your recent PhD graduate doesn’t miss out on this opportunity. Deadline: July 15, 2018
Intramural NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Program (Fi2) This program’s overarching goal is to provide high-qual- ity postdoctoral research training in the basic biomedical sciences, in National Institutes of Health intramural research laboratories, to a diverse group of postdoctoral fellows to prepare them for leadership positions in bio- medical careers. The proposed projects should focus on areas such as cell biology, biophysics, genetics, devel- opmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, computational biology, technology develop- ment and bioinformatics. Deadline: October 3, 2018 Website: https:/grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/ PAR-16-130.html
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