The Sixth Annual Watanabe Symposium in Chemical Biology Indiana University

The Sixth Annual Watanabe Symposium in Chemical Biology Indiana University – Bloomington, Saturday, October 10, 2015 – Chemistry 122

2015 Symposium Schedule (coming soon) |  Poster Session Registration

The Watanabe Symposium honors the late August “Gus” Watanabe, a renowned physician, researcher and professor who led research and development at Eli Lilly and Company for nearly a decade, and who was a pioneer in the study of the cellular mechanics of the heart. IN 1994, Watanabe assumed the role as President of Lilly Research Laboratories and is responsible for launching eleven new and pivotal pharmaceutical products.

Invited speakers this year: Marv Caruthers, University of Colorado; Sam Gellman, University of Wisconsin; Chad Rienstra, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; James Williamson, Scripps.

This event is part of the QCB Training Program.
For more information, please click here.

2015 University of Michigan Macro Symposium

2015Macro Symposium Call for poster

2015 Macro Symposium Letter from Prof Ma

2015Macro Symposium Letter from Prof Ma

2015 Macro Symposium Call for poster

Novartis ACS Event 2015

Novartis ACS 2015 Event

Visit OSBP with the Ohio State 45th Annual Graduate & Professional Student Recruitment Initiative

The Ohio State Graduate & Professional Student (GPS) Recruitment Initiative is a program to bring diverse senior students to campus to explore graduate school options.  The Office of Diversity & Inclusion sponsors the visits, which include meeting with programs (like the Ohio State Biochemistry Program), workshops on applying to and succeeding in graduate school, meals, hotel accommodations and a small honorarium to defray travel costs.  The event will be Nov. 1-3 this year and has a simple application (please see the flyer below).  GPS students also have application fees waived for most programs (including OSBP).  Because we are able to interview these students early, it makes it much easier for the program to accept the student early and submit graduate fellowship nominations.

GPS is a great way for your students from diverse backgrounds to learn more about OSBP (or other programs, such as Chemistry, Biophysics, Neuroscience, or Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology).  GPS has a very broad definition of diversity, including ethnic, cultural and economic (including first generation college students), as well as students with disabilities.

If you are or know a rising senior student from a diverse background who wishes to visit OSU and learn more about OSBP, please apply as soon as possible, and by the Sept. 30 deadline.

Click on images for PDF.

GPS 2015 Flyer 1

GPS 2015 Flyer 2

The Annual National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering

The 17th Annual National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering will be held at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Labs from June 13-27, 2015.  This school is designed to help introduce graduate students to the capabilities available at the neutron and x-ray user facilities in the United States. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, include basic tutorials on the principles of neutron and x-ray scattering theory, the characteristics of neutron and synchrotron X-ray sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects.  As part of the school, students also conduct a series of short experiments to provide some hands-on experience using instruments at neutron and synchrotron sources, at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source, and Oak Ridge’s Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities.

Students interested in attending should complete an application at by February 23, 2015.  Please note that all the travel and lodging costs for students accepted to attend will be covered as part of the school.  Part of the application process includes submission of evaluation letters from among the student’s advisor, department chair and other professors.

Lecture notes and videos of the 2014 NXS School are available at:

NXFlyer2015 (2)

Reminder: Call for Spring 2016 GSSPC Applications Due November 18, 2014

The current Spring GSSPC is calling for Spring 2016 GSSPC applications. I am following up now with a reminder that these applications are due on November 18, 2014.
Being a part of the American Chemical Society Graduate Student Symposium Planning Committee (GSSPC) presents students with the opportunity to completely design and orchestrate a symposium at a National Meeting of the ACS. This is a chance for students to develop essential professional skills and for them to begin the crucial act of networking.
Please forward this email along to your graduate students as a reminder of the deadline.

U.S. Army & Case Western Reserve Univ. Scholarshi​p Night (UNCLASSIF​IED)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO

I would like to personally invite you to the United States Army Medical Department’s 2nd annual scholarship night. It will be held at Case Western Reserve University on 5 November 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Guest may start arriving at 5:30 p.m. This is an exclusive opportunity for you to learn about the Army’s generous scholarship and receive real insight about the scholarship and Army Medicine from both current students and an Active Duty United States Army Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Derek Ipsen. Dr. Ipsen, who currently works at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington D.C., will speak about his experiences as a scholarship student, surgical resident and as an Army Physician.

Here is a little bit of what the HPSP provides:

·      Full tuition to any accredited Medical/Dental school in the U.S.
·      Monthly Stipend of $2,157.30
·      20,000 dollars sign on bonus

All presenters will be available to answer any questions you may have about the scholarship and the Army. Though it is not required, I would appreciate if you RSVP (by responding to this email or calling the number list below) so I have an idea about how many people are attending. This event will be held in Clapp Hall room 108, 2080 Adelbert Road; Cleveland, OH 44106.