|ASCB Placement Service|
The ASCB Placement Service continues to provide an informal, "user-friendly" setting at the Annual Meeting in which candidates and employers can meet, exchange credentials, and conduct interviews.
Candidates complete a brief Information Form to register with the Placement Service, and provide times they are available for interviews during the Annual Meeting. Placement Service registrants have access to notebooks of Employer Position Forms, a poster area containing position forms from newly registered employers, and a message center that allows them to send messages to employers and receive messages and individual interview appointments from employers.
Employers complete a brief Employer Position Form for each position they seek to fill. The Employer Reading Room provides access to copies of Candidate Information Forms in notebooks and hanging files (for their personal use) and the complete ASCB scheduling program. Message files are also available so that employers may receive candidate messages.
This year, Candidate and Employer Registration Forms have been streamlined, reducing the redundant input of information. Candidate and employer ads will be developed from the registration form for each registrant and will appear in the Placement Service Brochures. Two issues of the Placement Service Brochures containing position and candidate information for registered employers and candidates, respectively, will be produced: a Pre-meeting Brochure, containing ads for candidates and employers who preregister with the ASCB Placement Service, and an On-site Brochure, produced at the close of Placement Service registration on Monday and available Tuesday. Brochures are available at the Placement Service, the ASCB Booth in the Exhibit Hall, ASCB information tables, and the ASCB National Office headquarters at the Convention Center during the Annual Meeting.
Information about candidates who registered with the ASCB Placement Service during the 1997 Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.
ASCB Placement Service Hours
Employer Interview Scheduling
ASCB Placement Service fees remain unchanged:
ASCB Placement Service Forms Now Available on the ASCB Website
Placement service forms are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to access. Alternatively, forms may be received by returning this request to the ASCB, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda MD 20814.
Graduate Students May Exchange Annual Meeting Help for Registration, Social Ticket
ASCB Student Member or Application Pending?
ASCB Postdoc Member or Application Pending?
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The American Society for Cell Biology
|1998 Late Abstract Submissions|
The 1998 ASCB Annual Meeting in San Francisco will include a Special Poster Session on Wednesday, December 16, designed for presentation of posters demonstrating exciting results that were not available for the regular abstract deadline in August. Abstracts for the Special Poster Session must be received by the ASCB office on or before October 2. A subgroup of the Program Committee will select abstracts, and authors will be notified by November 16 of the Committee's decision. Printing deadlines prevent these abstracts from appearing in the Molecular Biology of the Cell Abstracts Issue. They will, however, be listed in the Program Addendum, which is distributed at the Annual Meeting.
Submission of Abstracts for the Special Poster Session - (October 2 deadline)
Each abstract should contain a sentence stating the study's objective (unless given in the title); a brief statement of methods, if pertinent; a summary of the results obtained; and a statement of the conclusions. It is not satisfactory to say, "the results will be discussed." Use a short, specific title. Capitalize initial letters of trade names. Use standard abbreviations for units of measure. Other abbreviations should be spelled out in full at first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Exceptions: DNA, RNA, etc.
Electronic Submission via E-mail
|Education Committee Contributes to CELS Monograph|
The Coalition for Education in the Life Sciences has published a monograph, Professional Societies and the Faculty Scholar: Promoting Scholarship and Learning in the Life Sciences. This 87-page report showcases the contributions of dozens of professional societies to undergraduate biology education and recommends specific actions to enrich learning and teaching.
The special role of the ASCB, a member of CELS, is highlighted. Former Education Committee Chair Robert Bloodgood, who along with Sarah Elgin represents the ASCB on CELS, remarks that, “individual faculty members and the professional societies they represent have a profound impact on the ability, knowledge and skills that our undergraduate students will acquire as they become our future citizens... while many scientific societies have markedly increased their support for undergraduate education projects in the past few years, these are often operated independently and in isolation. CELS... promote[s] activities that would be beyond the scope of individual societies."
The monograph can be viewed at the CELS website, or bound copies can be purchased through the website.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a movie worth?
Illustrate your research with video material through Molecular Biology of the Cell. The online version of MBC provides the opportunity to publish videos and large data sets. Check out the videos in the July issue of MBC Online.For details on preparing and submitting video files, see the Instructions to Authors.
Stanford University Postdoctoral Fellowship is available to study cellular and molecular mechanisms of cell survival and cell death in the muscular dystrophies. Current projects include studies of matrix interactions with the dystrophin complex and integrins, regulation of nitric oxide synthase and nitric oxide signaling, and regulation of gene expression in muscle with differentiation and in response to oxidative stress. Experience in cell and molecular biology is essential. Send CV, a statement of research interests, and three letters of reference to: T. A. Rando, MD, PhD, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford CA 94305-5235. Fax: (650) 858-3935. AA/EOE
Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available to examine steroid-regulated pathways of cell proliferation and differentiation using antisense strategies. Position requires previous postdoctoral research experience in molecular biology, immunocytochemistry, and cell culture, and involves administrative as well as bench work. Please send CV, reprints, and names, phone numbers and email addresses of 3 references to Dr. Joy Mulholland, Institute for Molecular Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, BLSB 450, 233 South 10th St., Philadelphia PA 19107. EOE/ AA
Mentor and student would set up their own schedule of communication through their most convenient medium.
For more information contact Shannon Staples or Professor Charlene Sorensen at FORWARD in SEM, c/o Chemistry and Physics Dept, Gall.
Project Leader Position In Cell Biology
Biocenter Oulu seeks an experienced cell biologist for a project leader position. Applications are encouraged in all areas of cell biology. The candidate will establish his/her own independent research group and is expected to conduct research of high standard. Potential for collaboration and enhancement of synergies with existing Biocenter Oulu groups are appreciated.
The contract will include the salary of the project leader (level subject to the competence of the candidate) and salaries for group members. Funding for consumables and equipment will also be provided as well as full access to the extensive Biocenter Oulu core facilities. An excellent morphological imaging facility is available. An initial contract of 5 years' duration will be offered to a successful candidate. Language requirement: English.
NB: Of interest for potential applicants may be that the University of Oulu has a vacant professorship in cell biology, which will soon become open for applications.
Further details: Prof. Taina Pihlajaniemi, Phone: +358- 8-537 5800, Fax: +358-8-537 5810 or Docent Eeva-Riitta Savolainen, Phone: +358-8-315 4437, Fax: +358-8-315 4482.
Applications with a CV, a list of publications, a short description of research interests and the names and addresses of two referees to be sent to Prof. Taina Pihlajaniemi, University of Oulu, Dept. of Medical Biochemistry, Kajaanintie 52 A, FIN-90220 Oulu, Finland.
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
Penn State Berks-Lehigh Valley College
Bunting Fellowship Program
Biomedical Research Fellowship Program
Science Scholars Fellowship Program
Write, email, or call for an application:
|Grants & Opportunities|
The American Association of Anatomists solicits nominations for the 1999 R. R. Bensley Award for outstanding young cell biologists. The nominator should provide a concise description of the accomplishments and suitability of the proposed candidate for the award, and three copies each of three publications that represent the candidate's most significant contributions.
Send nominations by September 30 to: Dr. Elizabeth J. Luna, Bensley Award Committee, Department of Cell Biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester MA 01655.
The Life Sciences Research Foundation (LSRF) awards three- year postdoctoral fellowships in all areas of the life sciences. Deadline for applications is October 1, 1998 for awards beginning as early as June 1, 1999. Information can be obtained from the scientific office at the Lewis Thomas Labs., Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544.
The Pharmacology Research Associate (PRAT) Program of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) sponsors postdoctoral fellows conducting research at the NIH in the pharmacological sciences. This can include research in the areas of signal transduction, drug metabolism, immuno-phramacology, chemistry and drug design, structural biology, endocrinology, neuroscience, clinical pharmacology, and other areas. Selected fellows will receive a two year appointment, salary, supplies and travel funds. Applications are due on or before January 5, 1999 for fellowships starting in October of that year. Only U. S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible. Contact the PRAT Program Assistant at (301) 594-3583, or visit the NIGMS website.
|Members In The News|
Joseph Catino, ASCB member since 1986, was named Vice President of Bone and Joint Disorders & Cancer Research at Bayer Corporation Pharmaceutical Division North America. Catino had been Senior Director of Oncology Research at Schering-Plough Research Institute in Kenilworth, NJ.
|ASCB Women in Cell Biology Senior and Junior Awards|
The ASCB WICB Senior and Junior Awards will each include a $1000 prize to the recipents starting in 1998, thanks to an anonymous personal donation to the Society.
WICB Junior and Senior Awards have been named each year since 1986 and are presented to the winners at the ASCB Annual Meeting. This is the first time that the Awards will carry a monetary prize.
|WWW.Cell Biology Education|
|The ASCB Education Committee calls attention each month to several Websites of educational interest to the cell biology community. The Committee does not endorse nor guarantee the accuracy of the information at any of the listed sites. If you wish to comment on the selections or suggest future inclusions, please send a message to Robert Blystone
-- Robert Blystone for the ASCB Education Committee
|Customized E-Mail from the National Science Foundation|
The National Science Foundation is offering a customized service for those who want to remain informed without having to check the web page regularly. "Custom News" solicits the user's profile as well as the desired notification frequency. Users will receive an e-mail message whenever an item that matches the profile is posted to the home page. For more information.
|Saifee Wins MBC Paper of the Year Award|
Owais Saifee of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, first author of the article entitled, The Caenorhabditis elegans unc-64 Locus Encodes a Syntaxin That Interacts Genetically with Synaptobrevin, was named by this year's Molecular Biology of the Cell Editorial Board as the MBC Paper of the Year Awardee. The winning paper was published in the June, 1998 issue of MBC.
Saifee, a doctoral student in Michael Nonet's lab, will be invited to speak in the ASCB Annual Meeting minisymposium on Mechanisms of Membrane Fusion and Resealing, and will receive travel expenses and registration for the 38th ASCB Annual Meeting in San Francisco this December. This is the 7th Annual MBC Paper of the Year Award.
|Annual Meeting Receives Record Abstracts|
2,922 abstracts were submitted by the regular submission deadline for the ASCB Annual Meeting in San Francisco to be held from December 12-16. This is the greatest number of abstracts ever submitted for an individual ASCB meeting. One hundred-fifty to 200 additional abstracts are estimated to arrive for the October 2 late submission deadline.
About 80% of all abstracts submissions were electronic. The Council has determined that starting in 1999, all abstracts must be submitted electronically, which will allow complete electronic searchability.
Abstracts submitted for the regular deadline are being reviewed for acceptance and programming; participants will be notified of their abstract status and scheduling in September.
Recent ASCB meetings with comparable submissions include the 1991 Annual Meeting in Boston, for which 2,803 abstracts were published, and the Joint ASCB Annual Meeting & International Congress on Cell Biology in San Francisco in 1996, for which 3,891 abstracts were published. Each meeting drew over 10,000 participants.