Families of SMA: Request for Proposals Description: Supports research projects designed to advance current understanding of spinal muscular atrophy disease. Amount: $150,000 Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Postdocs and Faculty Deadline: Sep 8
Amyloidosis Foundation: Research Grants Description: Supports basic biomedical and clinical research related to systemic amyloidosis. Amount: $50,000 US Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Faculty Deadline: Sep 15
Call for Nominations
National Foundation for Cancer Research: Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research
The annual prize, named in honor of Albert Szent-Györgyi, Nobel Laureate and co-founder of NFCR, is awarded to an outstanding researcher whose scientific achievements have expanded our understanding of cancer and whose discoveries have made possible new approaches to preventing, diagnosing, and/or treating cancer. Each prize has a value of $25,000. | Nomination Deadline: Sep 30
Gairdner Foundation: Gairdner Awards
The Gairdner Awards include 5 International Awards for biomedical research, 1 Global Health Award for impact on global health issues, and 1 Wightman Award for a Canadian scientist showcasing scientific excellence and leadership. Each laureate receives $100,000 that they can put towards anything they wish. | Nomination Deadline: Oct 1
Event: Centre for Blood Research – Summer Seminar Series Description: Platelet signaling in oral disease and beyond, presented by Kim lab members: Dr. Hugh Kim, Vince Senini, Raymond Mo, Cecilia Guo, and Enoli De Silva. Time & Date: Jul 26; 12-1pm Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Institute, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
Event: Centre for Blood Research – CBR Research Day Description: This event will bring an excellent keynote speaker, Dr. Farah Alibay, an Aerospace Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Award competitions will feature over 25+ poster presentations and short talks covering a wide variety of topics highlighting ongoing research within the CBR. Participation is free and can be attended in person or via live web-cast. Time & Date: August 17; 12-7pm Location: West Atrium/LSC 3, Life Sciences Institute, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver Register: Register for free at the CBR website.
Event: 2017 Western Canadian Universities Big Data Health Conference (WCUC) Description: Explore opportunities to spark collaborations, address challenges, and identify actionable steps for using large-scale data analysis and technology to improve human health. Includes keynote addresses by Dr. Andrea Lodie, Canada Excellence Research Chair, Polytechnique Montreal, and Dr. JP Casas Romero, Professor, University College London, England. Time & Date: Sep 28-29 Location: The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta Register: Register for free here.