Calendar of events, rewards and opportunities

Every week, we update this list with new meetings, awards, scholarships, and events to help you advance your career. If you would like us to feature something you offer to the bioscience community, send us an email with the subject line “For the calendar”. Offers from ASBMB members are given priority and we do not promote products/services. Learn how to advertise in ASBMB today.


July 21: new deadline for oral abstracts for meeting on transcription regulations

This in-person meeting will be held September 29 through October 2 in Snowbird, Utah. Sessions will cover recent advances and new technologies in the regulation of RNA polymerase II, including contributions of non-coding RNAs, enhancers and promoters, chromatin structure and post-translational modifications, molecular condensates and other factors that regulate gene expression. Patrick Cramer from the Max Planck Institute will present the keynote address on the structure and function of transcriptional regulatory complexes. The deadline for conference abstracts is now July 21. The early bird registration ($50 savings) deadline is August 1. The deadline for poster presentation abstracts is August 18. The regular registration deadline is August 28. Learn more.

July 27: Science Career Options Webinar

The American Society for Investigative Pathology, the American Society for Matrix Biology, and the Histochemical Society have teamed up for a series of science career webinars. The next one will be at noon EST on July 27, titled “Science Career Options – Industry vs. Academia.” It will bring together four panelists from Genentech, FENIX Group, GE Healthcare and the University of Saskatchewan. Learn more and register.

July 28: Virtual presentations on COVID-19 and women

The National Institutes of Health’s Office of Women’s Health Research offers a free quarterly lecture series called “Diverse Voices: Intersectionality and the Health of Women.” The July 28 event will include presentations by Heather Shattuck-Heidorn from the University of Southern Maine and Stephaun Wallace from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Register.


August 2: Abstracts expected for Epigenetics and Genome Stability meeting

Most epigenetics and chromatin meetings focus on transcription, while most genome integrity meetings pay little attention to epigenetics and chromatin. This conference in Seattle will fill this gap to connect researchers interested in epigenetic and chromatin regulations with those interested in genome integrity. The deadline for oral and poster abstracts and the early bird registration deadline is August 2. The regular registration deadline is August 29. Learn more.


August 12: Virtual Registration Deadline for Mass Spec Meeting

This five-day conference will be held August 14-18 in person in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and online. It will be an international forum for discussing the remarkable advances in cell biology and human proteins revealed by ever more innovative and powerful mass spectrometry technologies. The conference will juxtapose sessions on methodological advances with sessions on the roles these advances play in solving problems and seizing opportunities to understand the composition, dynamics, and function of cellular machinery in many biological contexts. In addition to celebrating these successes, the organizers also intend to articulate the urgent unmet needs and unresolved issues that will guide the field into the future. The registration deadline was July 1, but you have until July 12 to register to participate virtually. Learn more.


August 15: Workshop and interest group proposals due for #DiscoverBMB

For Discover BMB, the annual meeting of the ASBMB in March in Seattle, we are looking for two types of proposals:

September 14: Webinar on Androgens and Cardiovascular Disease in Women

The American Physiological Society is hosting a free webinar that will cover polycystic ovary syndrome, an endocrine disorder associated with moderately elevated androgens, and hormone therapy for trans men, which dramatically elevates androgens to levels similar to men’s. cisgender. The event announcement states, “The role these two different concentrations play in cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology remains unclear. Gaps and opportunities in basic research and clinical practice will be highlighted.” The speaker will be Licy Yanes Cardozo, physician-scientist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Learn more and register.

September 28: Deadline for the new HHMI Freeman Hrabowski Fellowship Program

In May, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute launched an approximately $1.5 billion program to “help build a scientific workforce that more fully reflects our increasingly diverse country.” The Freeman Hrabowski Fellowship Program will fund 30 fellows every two years, and each appointment can last for up to 10 years. This represents up to $8.6 million in total support per fellow. HHMI welcomes applications from scholars “who are strongly committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in science.” Learn more.


November 2: ASBMB Virtual Career Fair

Save the date for the ASBMB careers exhibition. This virtual event aims to highlight the diversity of career choices available to modern biomedical researchers. Regardless of your career stage, this exhibition will provide you with a plethora of career options to explore while simultaneously connecting you with professionals skilled in those careers. Each 60-minute session will focus on a different career path and will include breakout rooms with professionals from those paths. Participants can choose to meet in a small group with a single professional for the entire session or move freely between breakout rooms to benefit from the advice of several professionals. The sessions will feature the following five sectors: industry, government, science communication, science policy and others. The exhibition will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time on November 2. Stay tuned for a link to register!

November 6: Deadline for submitting policy documents

The Journal of Science Policy & Governance and the National Science Policy Network have called for papers for an issue featuring policy insights from the next generation of scientists. The deadline for submission is November 6. They encourage submissions “that highlight political opportunities and audiences related to the 2022 U.S. Midterm Elections at the local, state, or national level as well as related foreign policy issues.” Read the press release.


Call for proposals for virtual scientific events

The ASBMB provides members with a virtual platform to share research and scientific achievements 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 polls, Q&As, breakout rooms, and post-event Twitter chats can be used to facilitate maximum engagement.

Seminars usually last one to two hours. A workshop or a conference can be longer and even last several days.

Potential organizers can submit proposals at any time. Decisions are usually made within four to six weeks.

Propose an event.


Take over JLR’s Twitter account

If you are a graduate student, postdoc or early career researcher interested in hosting a #LipidTakeover, complete this application. You can spend a day tweeting from the Journal of Lipid Research account (@JLipidRes) about your favorite lipids and your work.

IUBMB Relocation Assistance for Displaced Interns

The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is offering $500 to graduate and postdoctoral students displaced from their laboratories due to natural disaster, war, or “other events beyond their control that interrupt their training.” . The money is used for travel and settling. Educate yourself and spread the word to those who might need help.

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