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Early Career Researcher Symposium on Protein Engineering

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May 26, 2021
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Organized by Loren Looger, Eric Schreiter and Alison Tebo, this virtual one-day symposium is intended for graduate students, postdocs and other trainees working in areas of modern protein engineering pertaining to biological tools. It immediately precedes Janelia's planning workshop on Biological Tools for 4D Cellular Physiology taking place May 27-28.

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Presentations and discussions in the symposium will focus on a variety of topics, including genetically encoded sensors for molecules or cellular states; light-, temperature-, or ligand-gated effectors of cell state; fluorescent proteins; labels for light or electron microscopy; tools for improving the performance and/or analysis of next-generation sequencing; viruses or other transgene delivery agents, and more. Attendees will present their work and partake in lively discussions on key problems and obstacles in the field, and what tools and approaches might be useful for future progress. 

The symposium will run roughly 10am to 6pm EDT. Speaking slots are limited, and participants are generally expected to attend for the duration (barring timezone constraints). We especially encourage applications from women and those who identify with groups underrepresented in science. 

Application deadline: May 5, 2021 (11:59 p.m. EDT)



Didar Ciftci, Weill Cornell Medicine
Chunyang Dong, University of California, Davis
Daria Ezerina, VIB
Michelle Frei, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research
Rob Hurt, Caltech
LiLi Li, University of Turku
Bei Liu, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Michael Magaraci, University of Pennsylvania
Kateryna Maksymenko, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology
Sonisilpa Mohapatra, Johns Hopkins University
Kevin Ng, University of California, Irvine
Lidia Putlyaeva, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)
Clemens Riegler, Harvard University
Heegwang Roh, Stanford University
Jacob Shenker, Harvard Medical School
Adam Stevens, University of California, San Francisco
Reika Tei, Cornell University
Alexandra Tichy, Monash University
Keelan Trull, University of Notre Dame
Jeffery Tharp, Yale University