2011 Annual Meeting Education Sessions
The Education Committee is offering up another slate of informative events at the 2011 Annual Meeting. Whether you’re a student, an early career scientist, or a senior scientist, you’ll want to check them out.
Another installment of The Basics, the Discoveries and the Controversies: Educational Workshop, a series developed to examine big-picture issues in biophysics and to encourage collaboration between experts in various fields, will take placeon Tuesday, March 8, from 1:30–3:00 PM. John Lemasters, Medical University of South Carolina, and Michael Edidin, Johns Hopkins University, will speak on Membrane Structure and Bioenergetics. They’ll discuss the most important things that all biophysicists should know about each field, what the consensus ideas are, and what the fights are about.
Are you faculty at a primarily undergraduate institution? Are you looking for funding to establish or maintain an active and productive undergraduate research laboratory? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, don’t miss Funding Opportunities for Faculty at Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions (PUI) on Tuesday, March 8, from 12:30–2:00 PM! Kamal Shukla, National Science Foundation, and Jean Chin, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health, will discuss funding sources and grants that are particularly open to faculty at undergraduate institutions.
The popular Biophysics 101 Workshop returns on Monday, March 7, from 1:00–2:30 PM to explore a new topic. In its second year, this series began as a way to educate the Society membership about fundamentals of various biophysical techniques. It is especially useful for undergraduate students and specialists in nonrelated areas. Madeline Shea, Univeristy of Iowa Carver Colllege of Medicine, will be speaking. Other speakers and topic to be announced—stay tuned!