Upcoming Events, Conferences and Workshops

What's Up Seminar Series - May 2017

All seminars will be held at the Center for Comparative Medicine, in Conference Room 1008, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM, unless otherwise noted.

** Lunch will be provided for those who attend**

May 2nd, 2017        Jasmine Labuda, GSR, Graduate Group in Immunology, Department of Center for Comparative Medicine, University of California, Davis - "New Models for Studying Intracellular Pathogens"

May 9th, 2017        Andrew Harman, PhD, Associate Professor - Head, HIV and Mucosal Immunology Group, Centre for Virus Research, The Westmead Institute for Medical Research & Principal Research Fellow (Sydney Medical School), Coordinator of Medical Sciences at Westmead, The University of Sydney -
“Mononuclear phagocytes and sexual transmission of HIV” **Primate Center Seminar Hall, 12:00 - 1:00 

May 16th, 2017         **NO SEMINAR**

May 23rd, 2017        Julie Zikerman, MD, Associate Professor, DIvsion of Rheumatology, UCSF Medical Center, "Identification and Regulation of Self-reactive B Cells in vivo"

May 30th, 2017         TBA


Sponsored by the Center for Comparative Medicine

SAVE THE DATE! 11th Annual Spotlight on Junior Investigators - A Cancer Research Mini-Symposium

When: Thursday, June 29, 2017; 1-5 PM
Where: Comprehensive Cancer Center Auditorium
Format: Oral presentations + posters given by students, post-docs, research staff and residents/fellows.
Emphasis: Any area of cancer research

Please mark your calendars!  Details on how to submit abstracts and register for the event coming soon.

2017 Biomedical and Engineering Entrepreneurship Academy

The Biomedical + Engineering Entrepreneurship Academy (BMEA) is the premier academic program for commercializing science and engineering innovations. It is a springboard for moving research out of the lab and into the world.

This three-day intensive program integrates lecture, exercises and individual projects to help participants learn to identify, design and validate market opportunities for their research.

The 2017 academy is a collaboration co-sponsored by the UC Davis Biomedical Engineering Department, School of Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, Office of Research and the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

The School of Medicine is sponsoring this academy as a part of their FUTURE program, an NIH fund initiative aimed at facilitating career exploration for biomedical graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

The academy is taught by investors, entrepreneurs, university faculty and industry experts who serve as mentors and guest speakers. You’ll gain the knowledge and networks needed to develop the commercial potential of your research or idea.

The academy includes:

  • A three-day intensive on exploring the market opportunities surrounding your ideas and your research;

  • Daily seminars and interactive sessions taught by leading industry executives, investors, and entrepreneurs;

  • The tools to communicate the broader potential of your research and develop a presentation pitch about your idea;

  • Mentoring sessions with industry executives and investors in the biomedical engineering arena;

  • The opportunity to develop a network of professionals in the biomedical and bioengineering fields who can help mentor and connect you as you move forward with your career or new venture.

Visit : http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/biomedical-and-engineering-entrepreneurship-academy for more information.

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Careers in Science Policy for Graduate and Undergraduate Students Course

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is offering a course for those interested in a career in science policy, with information and resources presented in Careers in Science Policy for Graduate and Undergraduate Students. This one-hour course, the follow-up companion to Engaging in Science Policy, introduces science-policy career opportunities and how to pursue them.

Enroll today in Careers in Science Policy for Graduate and Undergraduate Students to take the first steps toward a fulfilling science-policy career.

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2017 CREDITS Team Science Retreat

Faculty, researchers, and post-doctoral scholars from UC and CSU are invited to apply to attend the 2017 CREDITS Team Science Retreat, to be held October 13-15, 2017 at the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead, CA.  This program is funded by the NSF, the Elsevier Foundation, and the UC Office of the President.

More information and a link to the application are here: https://oru.research.ucsb.edu/teamscience/

DEADLINE to apply is Monday, June 5, 2017

If you have questions about your eligibility or application procedures, please contact John Crockett, Senior Director, Research Project Development at San Diego State University, jcrockett@foundation.sdsu.edu, (619) 594-3176.

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Grant Writing Office Hours

The Interdisciplinary Research Support team holds biweekly Grant Writing Office Hours to help you find funding and develop a proposal. 

Spring/Summer Office HoursMay 31, June 14, June 28, July 5, & July 26 from 11:00am - 12:00pm in 3053 Wickson Hall.

For questions, please contact Bridget Gruber.

ASM Microbe 2017

ASM Microbe 2017 is more comprehensive than ever, but we’ve made it extremely intuitive and simple to navigate.

This year's meeting will feature seven tracks representing the many facets of expertise in microbiology. The techniques, concepts, and research in microbiology touch many fields, and our tracks will help you find your niche.

Join us in New Orleans, June 1–5, 2017, for the innovative science that relates to you and explore the full scope and advances of microbial sciences. This is the premier gathering of nearly 12,000 of the elite minds in the field – don't miss it!


2017 Data Intensive Biology Summer Institute at UC Davis

From June 19 to July 21, 2017, the DIBSI be running several different computational training events UC Davis – a two-week workshop for biologists to learn basic bioinformatics and high performance computing, a week-long instructor training in how to reuse our materials, and several other focused workshops. Everyone is welcome, from everywhere! Grad students, postdocs, faculty, staff, industry, non-profits, teachers, journalists, and grant managers may all find these workshops useful.  Each workshop costs between $350 and $500, and on-campus room & board will be approximately $400/week for non-local attendees. For more information visit http://ivory.idyll.org/dibsi/

UC Laboratory Fees Research Program – Request for Proposals

The UC National Laboratory Fees Research Program (LFRP) Request for Proposals (RFP) has been released. The UC-NL Collaborative Research and Training Awards are available in three targeted areas: 1) climate science, 2) cybersecurity and 3) national security through social sciences. The UC Vice Chancellors for Research are organizing a system-wide workshop in each of these 3 thematic areas in May, 2017.

The workshops are intended to provide a forum to discuss compelling research directions and for potential collaborators to make connections to build research teams. While attendance is meant to facilitate the formation of teams, the workshops are not proposal writing venues. Attendance at the workshops is not a requirement (or prerequisite) for submitting a proposal, and the workshop organizers reserve the right to limit attendance to the workshop based on space or budget constraints.

Information on the three workshops is provided on the website http://www.ucop.edu/research-initiatives/programs/lab-fees/workshops.html.

 In addition, Ann Karagozian has generously offered to create a one-stop online survey for interested faculty to request information. The link is here (http://bit.ly/labfee-wkshp).

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Registration Now Open for Upcoming OSP Workshop NIH Guidelines: Honoring the Past, Charting the Future

In honor of the recent 40th anniversary of the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (NIH Guidelines) as well as the emergence of new technologies in the life sciences, it is an opportune time to examine the current biosafety oversight framework, and discuss the future direction of biosafety oversight. In the decades since scientists gathered at Asilomar, there has been considerable evolution in molecular biology, our understanding of risk and safety, and biosafety oversight. While recombinant DNA has become ubiquitous, new emerging technologies – ranging from new genome editing tools to novel RNA applications – are presenting interesting challenges to our current biosafety framework.

With this in mind, the NIH Office of Science Policy will be hosting an upcoming workshop that will ask, if the Asilomar Conference were held today, what would the NIH Guidelines look like? Where would they fit within the current policy and regulatory landscape? What would be the role of the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC)?

This workshop will be held on July 18 -19, 2017, in Rockville, MD.  For additional details and to register please visit the workshop website.

Questions about the workshop may be sent to NIHGuidelines@od.nih.gov

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) 2016-2017 Sessions

Join Us to Satisfy Your Federally-Mandated Training Requirement:
The UC Davis Research Compliance and Integrity Unit is once again offering a comprehensive research ethics program for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, staff and NSF funded undergraduate students. This program may also be used to satisfy NIH(http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-10-019.html) and NSF(http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/rcr.jsp) training grant requirements for responsible and ethical conduct of research training programs.

This program also satisfies the research ethics training requirements for NIFA funded projects.
The 60 minute lecture-discussion sessions will be offered at both the Davis and Sacramento campuses. Sessions will consist of a lecture by a guest speaker, followed by a question and answer session. Participants must attend a minimum of eight sessions in order to meet the federal requirements and to receive a certificate of completion for the Responsible Conduct of Research program.  
The Davis and Sacramento Schedule of RCR Sessions are attached as well as on the RCI Webpage (http://www.research.ucdavis.edu/rcr).
For more information please visit the UC Davis RCR website: http://www.research.ucdavis.edu/rcr  or email Mieko Chambers myokoishelton@ucdavis.edu or ORRCI@ad3.ucdavis.edu

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