In this week’s issue:
- Association for Frontal Temporal Degeneration – Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
- Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research – Improved Biomarkers and Clinical Outcome Measures
- Macula Society – Research Grant Program
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – Grand Challenges
- Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – Aggregating evidence for a role for IAPP as an initiator of islet inflammation in type 2 diabetes
- Gairdner Symposium
- UBC Postdoctoral Association – Postdoc Seminar
- Centre for Blood Research – The Earl W. Davie Symposium
- Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery – 18th Annual Transplantation Research Day
LOI Deadline: November 14, 2014
The Association for Frontal Temporal Degeneration is accepting Letters of Intent for its postdoctoral research fellowship.
The annual program is designed to foster basic, translational, clinical, and/or epidemiological FTD research by an outstanding scientist at an early stage of his or her career. The association will award a two-year fellowship of $110,000 ($55,000 per year) to cover the postdoctoral stipend and benefits. Any remaining funds may be used for travel to scientific meetings and/or research expenses.
Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. and be engaged in research at an academic institution, teaching hospital, or research institute in their first, second, or third year of postdoctoral training at the start of the fellowship term.
LOIs must be received no later than November 14, 2014. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications, which must be returned by January 12, 2014.
See the AFTD website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.
Pre-proposal Deadline: December 3, 2014; 6pm ET
MJFF has launched a new funding program for Parkinson’s imaging studies and tracer development. Pre-proposals are due December 3.
As part of our Improved Biomarkers and Clinical Outcome Measures Program, we’re accepting applications for studies on:
- Development of novel imaging ligands for disease-modifying or symptomatic targets
- Comparison of existing imaging ligands to develop more standardized or sensitive measures
- Validation of an imaging end-point that identifies a specific stage of the disease or enables quantitative assessment of pathology/pathophysiology
This program is open to international researchers in academia or industry. There is no set budget limit for proposals.
For further information, please visit the Michael J. Fox website.
Deadline: December 5, 2014
Founded in 1977, the Macula Society is a forum for new research in retinal vascular and macular diseases. The organization recognizes outstanding achievement by its members and others through awards and lectures, and holds an annual meeting open to members, their guests, co-authors, and supporting company representatives.
To help advance its mission, the organization awards grants of up to $50,000 in support of clinically relevant research on macular or retinal vascular diseases. Priority is given to pilot projects with the potential to obtain additional external funding and to projects that coordinate the work of the society’s general membership. Projects that facilitate collaboration among society members to study a particular disease also are encouraged.
To be eligible, applicants must be a Macular Society member in good standing at the time of application.
Visit the Macular Society website for complete program guidelines, a list of previous award recipients, and application instructions.
Deadline: January 13, 2015
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now inviting applications for three new Grand Challenges:
- Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development
- Creating and Measuring Integrated Solutions for Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development (part of the All Children Thriving platform)
- New Interventions for Global Health
Applications for these new challenges will be accepted beginning on November 4, 2014. Please also note that we are still accepting applications for six Grand Challenges Explorations topics.
For links to more information on these challenges, please visit the grant opportunity page at www.grandchallenges.org, which features a new homepage to support the next phase of Grand Challenges launched today with international partners at the 10th annual Grand Challenges meeting.
Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – Aggregating evidence for a role for IAPP as an initiator of islet inflammation in type 2 diabetes
Date & Time: October 15, 2014; 12-1pm
Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Dr. Bruce Verchere
Head, Diabetes Research Program, CFRI
Irving K Barber Chair in Diabetes Research
See attached Poster for further details.
Date & Time: October 27, 2014; 4-6pm
Location: LSC2, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver BC
Don’t miss this opportunity to listen to two dynamic and high profiled researchers at the 2014 Gairdner Vancouver Symposium.
This free public lecture will feature:
- James P. Allison PhD
Recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award, 2014
“For his discovery of immune checkpoint blockade and its successful application to immune therapy of cancer”
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Presentation Title: “Targeting Immune Checkpoints in Cancer Therapy: New Insights and Opportunities?”
For information about Dr. Allison: http://www.gairdner.org/content/james-allison
- Salim Yusuf, DPhil, FRCPC, FRSC, O.C.
Recipient of the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, 2014
“For his exceptional leadership in global clinical trials and population studies of cardiovascular disease that shaped best guidelines for prevention and treatment”
McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences
Presentation Title: TBA
To learn more about Dr. Yusuf: http://www.gairdner.org/content/salim-yusuf
More information about the symposium can be found at http://www.cmmt.ubc.ca/events/2014/10/2014-gairdner-foundation-symposium-oct-27-2014
More information about the Gairdner Foundation can be found at http://www.gairdner.org/
For questions or more information please contact Seetha at firstname.lastname@example.org
Date & Time: October 28, 2014; 4:30-6:30pm
Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall
The UBC Postdoctoral Association presents a set of new seminar series for postdoctoral fellows and graduate students that focus on key areas of professional and career development.
The inaugural event will be on Tuesday October 28, 2014 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm as part of UBC Celebrate Learning Week. Together with Dr. Michael Gold from Life Sciences Institute and two hiring managers from the Centre for Drug Research and Development, you are invited to learn about pursuing academic and industry careers in the life sciences.
For further information, please visit http://celebratelearning.ubc.ca/2014/09/pursuing-academic-and-industry-careers-in-the-life-sciences/, or refer to the attached Poster.
Hope to see you there!
Date: November 13, 2014
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St., Vancouver BC
Keynote Speakers: Philip Majerus & Denisa Wagner
Special Guest: David Gailani & Jay Degen
The goal of the Earl W. Davie Symposium is to widely communicate cutting edge advances in the broad field of hemostasis-thrombosis, as applied to medically relevant disciplines including innate immunity, infectious diseases, inflammation and cancer.
Submit abstracts for posters, and register now at www.cbr.ubc.ca.
A preliminary program is available at http://www.scribd.com/doc/238567901/Earl-W-Davie-Symposium-2014-Preliminary-Program.
Date: November 20, 2014
Location: Chan Auditorium, Child and Family Research Centre, 948 W. 28th Avenue, Vancouver
The 18th Annual Transplantation Research Day takes place Nov 20 at the Chan Auditorium at the Children and Family Research Centre.
Our Keynote speakers this year are:
Navigating the Exciting Pathway from Spontaneous to Induced Tolerance after Adult and Pediatric Liver Transplantation
Sandy Feng, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery
UCSF Medical Centre, University of California San Francisco
Solid Organ Transplantation: The Child as Donor and Recipient
Lainie Friedman Ross, MD, PhD
Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor of Clinical Ethics
Associate Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
University of Chicago
Registration is free but required at http://surgery.med.ubc.ca/research/txtraining/research-day/.
Abstract submission information attached. Deadline for abstracts is November 1st, 2014.