The Biophysical Society provides a unique opportunity at the Annual Meeting to attend various sessions focused on finding and securing careers, grants, and publishing papers within the biophysics realm.
Registration is required for the following event: Postdoc to Faculty Q & A: Transitions Forum and Luncheon
Registration not required for the following events:
Postdoctoral BreakfastNavigating the Transition: Grad Student to PostdocBreaking into Industry: How to Find and Apply for an InternshipScience Funding: Is it Time for a New Paradigm?Mid-Career MixerGrant Writing Workshop: How (Not) to Write Your NIH Grant ProposalHow to Get Your Scientific Paper PublishedUS Science Education in Global ContextOvercoming Unconscious Bias & Barriers in ScienceIndustry and Agency Opportunities FairConversation with NIGMS Director Jon LorschGrant Opportunities for Early Career FacultyNetworking with Minority Biophysicists: Resources and Opportunities
Registration for some sessions is recommended due to space limitations.
Sunday, February 8, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Supported by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund
This breakfast presents an opportunity for postdoctoral members of the Society to meet and discuss the issues they face in their current career stage. This year, there will be an emphasis on challenges and opportunities in publishing. Members of the Early Careers Committee will be available to answer questions about how the Committee serves postdocs in the biophysical community. A Managing Editor for American Chemical Society and an editor from Biophysical Journal will speak at the event. Limited to the first 100 attendees.
Speakers:Sonia Gregory, Novartis Antonio Guia, Aviva Biosciences CorpRyan Loy, Chromocell Corp
Monday, February 9, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMThrough mock study sections and discussions, veteran NIH officials will demonstrate what review panels look for when they read and assess proposals. They will also answer questions about peer review, avoiding application pitfalls and responding to review concerns. This session is sponsored by the Public Affairs Committee and is appropriate for both experienced principal investigators and those applying for their first grant.Speakers: Jean Chin, NIGMS, NIH Catherine Lewis, NIGMS, NIH James Mack, CSR, NIHDon Schneider, CSR, NIHMary Ann Wu, NIGMS, NIH
Monday, February 9, 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM This panel discussion, sponsored by the Publications Committee, will focus on the practical issues involved in publishing a scientific paper. The panelists have extensive experience in writing, reviewing, and editing papers, and will provide information on the 'dos and don'ts of submitting research manuscripts. Discussions will likely focus on strategies to avoid common pitfalls, how to prevent and fix problems before submission, and how to respond to critiques and even rejection of a paper. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions during the session.Moderator: William O. Hancock
Speakers: E. Michael Ostap David J. Odde Leslie M. Loew Beth D. Staehle
Tuesday, February 10, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
This question-and-answer luncheon, sponsored by the Committee for Professional Opportunities for Women (CPOW), is designed for postdocs finishing and actively applying for academic faculty positions. New faculty and recently tenured faculty in basic science and/or medical school departments will lead the discussion, as well as experienced senior-level faculty who have served as department chairs and/or part of faculty search committees. Topics for discussion include how to prepare the curriculum vitae, the interview process, networking, how to negotiate the job offer, and advice for new faculty as they balance research with their department obligations. Pre-registration was suggested and the fee includes a box lunch. Please stop by the Society Office (VIP Lounge) or Room 318 & 319 during the event to see if there is room to attend.
Sarah Bondos, Texas A&M Health Science CenterJane Clarke, University of Cambridge, United KingdomBarry Grant, University of MichiganAnne Hinderliter, University of Minnesota, DuluthRohit Pappu, Washington University, St. LouisCatherine Royer, Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteMadeline Shea, University of Iowa Carver College of MedicineShai Silberberg, NIH/NINDSJoanna Sulkowska, University of Warsaw, Poland
Grant Opportunities for Early Career Faculty
Tuesday, February 10, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM In this panel, hosted by the Early Careers Committee, program coordinators and research administrators from key funding agencies will discuss and answer questions about the timeline, strategies, and funding opportunities for new faculty working to establish their independent laboratories.Speakers: Bishow Adhikari, NIHKamal Shukla, NSFBeth Schachter, Beth Schachter Consulting