Junior Scientist Workshop on Imaging Techniques and Molecular Tools for Biology
Organized by Abraham Beyene, Alison Tebo, Eric Schreiter, Hari Shroff, Jiefu Li and Paul Tillberg, this in-person workshop offers an exciting opportunity for graduate students and postdocs in the field to explore the latest advances, network with colleagues, discover potential next career steps, and generally have a good time.
Topics will cover aspects of modern tool development for biology, including microscopy (light, electron, mass spec), engineered protein sensors and effectors, chemical biology approaches, computational approaches as integrated with protein engineering and imaging, and optical nanomaterials.
Over the course of the workshop, 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. Presentation sessions are closed except to junior scientist attendees and organizers, presenters should feel free to discuss their ongoing work. We will also host plenary talks from senior researchers.
This workshop will be interactive, intense, and interdisciplinary. We see it as a unique learning opportunity for everyone involved and intend for it to be an enjoyable experience. Participants should be comfortable presenting their results and the techniques used to get there and should be able to follow a pretty intense schedule and contribute actively to discussions. We especially encourage applications from female scientists and those who identify with groups traditionally underrepresented in science.
In order to maintain a small group atmosphere, allowing for productive discussions and presentations by everyone, space in the workshop is limited. Participants are expected to stay for the duration.
Janelia will cover the cost of accommodation, meals and reasonable travel expenses for accepted participants. We especially encourage applications from women and those who identify with groups traditionally underrepresented in science.
Applications are closed
To be considered, applicants must apply online and provide:
- Research abstract
- Answers to two scientific thought questions
- Brief interest statement
- Current CV
- PI recommendation letter
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