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dkNET community events and announcements in April, 2019

dkNET community events and announcements in April, 2019

Dear dkNET Community,

dkNET provides updates on activities of interest to the NIDDK-supported community. You could keep up to date on these activities through our Twitter feed @dkNET_info, through our Community Calendar, or through dkNET e-mail list. If you have an event or funding opportunities you'd like to advertise, please contact us info_at_dknet.org.


dkNET News

  • For those who will be attending Experimental Biology 2019 in Orlando, FL, don't forget to stop by dkNET booth #940 9:00am - 4:00pm ET from April 7-9, 2019! dkNET team will be there to give you a demo about what's new at dkNET 3.0's and answer your questions. We will also have a poster presentation "dkNET: Research tools that assist scientists in improving the rigor and reproducibility of their research" on April 9, 2019  at 11:45am- 12:45pm at Exhibit Hall-West Hall B (session program802.60; poster board A60). 

  • dkNET Summer of Data Student Internship - dkNET is launching the 6-week dkNET Summer of Data Student Internship program, to provide students an opportunity to utilize the dkNET tools and resources in a research project and to provide feedback on their experience to the dkNET team. dkNET will provide up to five (5) $5,000 awards to support a summer internship for either high school, undergraduate or graduate (Masters or PhD) students to support their research using the dkNET information portal. Application due date extended: April 12, 2019.


Events in April, 2019

Apr. 01-03, 2019

3rd Joint EASD Islet Study Group and Beta-Cell Workshop

The ethos of the meeting is to bring together basic and clinical scientists from all over the world working on all aspects of the beta-cell (and other islet cells) from their birth to their demise. It is an opportunity to hear from the Rising Stars and outstanding experts in the field and to provide plenty of opportunities for scientific discussion and networking.

Location: London, UK

More information:  https://www.rdm.ox.ac.uk/easd-islet-study-group-beta-cell-workshop/information


Apr. 03-06, 2019

Membrane Biophysics of Exo-Endocytosis: from Model Systems to Cells

The Membrane Study Group (GEM) and Club Exocytose-Endocytose are two French societies that regroup researchers in the fields of membrane biophysics and membrane trafficking, respectively. With the participation of the Italian societies of Pure and Applied Biophysics (SIBPA), of Chemistry (SCI) and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SIB), for the first time a joint meeting will be held entitled « Membrane Biophysics of Exo-Endocytosis: from Model Systems to Cells. The goal of this international meeting is to illustrate how novel opportunities for discovery in the life sciences arise when the most urgent challenges in the field of exo and endocytic membrane trafficking are addressed from fresh angles based on innovative biophysical tools and concepts.

Location: Mandelieu-La Napoule, 06210 Mandelieu-La Napoule, France

More information:  http://biophee-19.fr

Apr. 06-09, 2019

Experimental Biology 2019 Annual Meeting (*Meet dkNET team!)

Experimental Biology (EB) is the largest and most prestigious interdisciplinary meeting of its kind. Life sciences and biomedical researchers from all over the world meet to network and share cutting-edge research that leads to discoveries and career advancement. EB welcomes everyone with interest in anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, investigative pathology, pharmacology, and physiology.

Location: Orlando, FL, USA

More information:  http://experimentalbiology.org/2019/home.aspx

Apr. 10-13, 2019

2019 Rachmiel Levine-Arthur Riggs Diabetes Research Symposium

Location: Pasadena, CA, USA

More information:  https://www.cityofhope.org/research/levine-symposium

Apr. 12, 2019

dkNET Webinar: Naughty Cell Lines And RRIDs

Join dkNET Webinar on Friday, April 12, 2019, 11am - 12pm (PDT). Dr. Anita Bandrowski will discuss newly published data suggesting that Research Resource IDentifiers, RRIDs improve the quality of cell lines being published. Link to publication: https://elifesciences.org/articles/41676

dkNET Summer of Data Student Internship Program Application Deadline

To support researchers with the use of on-line resources, dkNET is launching the 6-week dkNET Summer of Data Student Internship program, to provide students an opportunity to utilize the dkNET tools and resources in a research project and to provide feedback on their experience to the dkNET team. dkNET will provide up to five (5) $5,000 awards to support a summer internship for either high school, undergraduate or graduate (Masters or PhD) students to support their research using the dkNET information portal.

More information:  https://dknet.org/about/Summer-Internship

Apr. 14-18, 2019

Keystone Symposia: Immunometabolism\, Metaflammation and Metabolic Disorders (D6)

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

More information:  https://www.keystonesymposia.org/index.cfm?e=web.Meeting.Program&\;meetingid=1622

Apr. 15-17, 2019

World Vaccine Congress Washington

World Vaccine Congress Washington is a multi-faceted conference experience with over 300 industry leading speaker, 10 conferences, 8 workshops, 100+ exhibitors providing the most exciting vaccine event on the planet. It is carefully curated by an experienced team who are plugged into a global network. Our presenters are disruptors and visionary industry leaders from the biopharma industry. They are selected for their relevance, dynamism and insight.

Location: Washington, DC, USA

More information:  https://www.terrapinn.com/conference/world-vaccine-congress-washington/index.stm

Apr. 16-17, 2019

NIDDK Neuroimaging and Modulation in Obesity and Diabetes Research 10th Anniversary Meeting

The meeting is designed to bring together experts in neuroscience, neurocognition, neuroimaging, neurotechnology development and application, and obesity and diabetes to review the state of the science and technology in the neuroimaging and modulation space for obesity and diabetes-relevant research to help guide future research directions. The purpose of the meeting is to look back on the past 10 years of what has been done in the neuroimaging and modulation space, including specifically in obesity and diabetes (but not exclusively) and then look forward to what existing advances or tools/technologies on the horizon should shape the next 10 years of research in obesity and diabetes. Registration deadline: April 15, 2019.

Location: Bethesda, MD, USA

More information:  https://www.niddk.nih.gov/news/meetings-workshops/2019/neuroimaging-and-modulation-in-obesity-and-diabetes-research-10th-anniversary-meeting

Apr. 16, 2019

Protocols.io webinar: Sustainable Labs: Transforming the Culture of Scientific Research

Research labs are estimated to throw away 12 billion pounds of plastic annually, enough to cover an area 23 times the size of Manhattan ankle-deep.  They consume an average of ten times more energy than office buildings and they use at least four times as much water. But it doesn’t need to be this way.  Scientists question everything about the natural world.  They work tirelessly in pursuit of understanding how and why the world behaves as it does.   And yet, as a community, scientists rarely question their own behavior in the lab.  Equipment is often left on 24/7, protocols using hazardous chemicals remain unchanged for decades, and freezers are filled with samples that haven’t been used since the turn of the century.  These behaviors become habits, passed down through the generations. This webinar will focus on transforming the traditional culture of scientific research.  It will introduce concrete actions the scientific community can take to reduce waste in the lab, from reducing energy and water consumption, to recycling, to reducing waste through smarter procurement choices.

Location: Zoom

More information:  https://www.protocols.io/webinars/sustainable-labs-transforming-the-culture-of-scientific

Apr. 25, 2019

Protocols.io Webinar: Running Scientific Protocols on Mobile Devices

Join us for this 15 min webinar to learn how to easily track your experiments with our free protocols.io apps. In this webinar you will be introduced to the protocols.io iOS app and you will learn how to run your protocols on mobile devices and paperless keep track of your experiments.

Location: Zoom

More information:  https://www.protocols.io/webinars

Apr. 26, 2019

SMALP 2019 Meeting

The goal of this meeting is to discuss the latest developments in polymer chemistry, methods and applications in membrane biology, biophysics and structural biology and explore new alternatives.

Location: Utrecht, Netherlands

More information:  http://smalp.net/meetings.html

Apr. 26, 2019

dkNET Webinar - The Signaling Pathways Project: putting the R in FAIR data

Gordon Research Conference: Multi-Drug Efflux Systems -Translating Multifaceted Molecular Mechanisms into Pharmacological Interventions for Advancing Global Health

This conference will include presentations on key developments across a broad spectrum of topics covering the multiple roles of efflux transporter pumps in health and disease. The impact of the explosion of structural data from cryo-EM on our molecular understanding of the substrate selectivity and regulation of the transport of molecules across cell membranes will be highlighted. Speakers will discuss the role of multidrug efflux pumps as barriers to harmful xenobiotics, including roles in protecting the CNS, the fetus and the reproductive organs. The program will also include talks on the interrelatedness between pharmacological targeting of efflux pumps and systemic toxicity and key strategies for CNS penetration for the treatment of neurodegeneration and other neurological disorders in the scope of aging-related diseases. A discussion of how microbial strategies for drug resistance can be harnessed for reversing the current crises in the treatment of malaria, multidrug extensively resistant tuberculosis and multidrug resistance in Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria is planned. How the antimicrobial war can be supported by a healthy microbiome and the importance of transport and signaling among biofilms will also be subject of intense debate. Overall, this conference will foster discussion at the frontiers of science in multi-drug efflux systems for advancing global health and the UN Sustainable Development Goals envisaging a world with equitable and universal access to quality education and health care, where physical, mental and social well-being are assured. This GRC will also be held in conjunction with the Gordon Research Seminar for young scientists (April 27-28).

Location: Lucca, 55100 Lucca, Province of Lucca, Italy

More information:  https://www.grc.org/multi-drug-efflux-systems-conference/2019/

Apr. 30-May. 02, 2019

CPhI North America 2019

CPhI organizes the most important and widespread series of global pharmaceutical events. Our gatherings are both renowned and revered—but it didn’t start in North America. With massive events throughout Asia, South America, Europe, and beyond…more than 500,000 powerful and respected pharma players from every aspect of the supply chain understand that CPhI is where they connect to learn, grow, and conduct business. With a 30-year tradition and an infrastructure fine-tuned to unite buyers, sellers, and industry trailblazers, we expanded this iconic worldwide events portfolio into the most progressive mega market on earth.

Location: Chicago IL Microblading Services, 3999 Mission Blvd, San Diego,

More information:  https://cphinorthamerica.com/cphi-north-america-2019-chicago-illinois


Funding opportunities information and deadlines in April, 2019

Apr. 10, 2019 

NIDDK Funding Opportunity Application Due Date: The KUH/NIDDK Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of the KUH/NIDDK Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) is to recruit exceptional graduate students who are recognized by their institutions for their high potential and to incentivize them to pursue a Kidney, Urologic or Hematologic (K, U, or H) postdoctoral position that ultimately positions them to become independent K, U, or H researchers. This two-phase award will facilitate completion of the doctoral dissertation and stabilize the transition of highly talented Ph.D candidates from a variety of fields, including, but not limited to, engineering, statistics, data science, imaging, biochemistry and genetics into strong postdoctoral appointments that are focused on K, U, or H research. It is anticipated that successful completion of this phased award will make the individual highly competitive for a subsequent NIDDK award (e.g., K99/R00, R01). Opportunities for career development activities relevant to their long-term career goals of becoming independent researchers will be provided. Graduate students who are already involved in K, U, or H research are encouraged to apply for the NIDDK F31 (PA-18-671).

More information:  https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-18-024.html

Apr. 10, 2019 

NIDDK Funding Opportunity Application Due Date: Advanced Clinical Trials to test Artificial Pancreas Device Systems in Type 1 Diabetes (U01 Clinical Trial Required)

This FOA will support the conduct of advanced clinical trials designed to test the outpatient clinical safety and efficacy of artificial pancreas (AP) device systems in type 1 diabetes with the objective of improving glycemic control, reducing acute complications and improving quality of life. These trials should generate data able to satisfy safety and efficacy requirements by regulatory agencies regarding the clinical testing of AP device systems.

More information:  https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-18-025.html


Apr. 24, 2019 

NIDDK Funding Opportunity Application Due Date: Multidisciplinary Urologic Research (KURe) Career Development Program (K12 Clinical Trial Optional)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applications to support institutional career development programs in urological research that will assist MDs, PhDs, and MD/PhDs with an interest in benign urological disease or urological research to develop the skills necessary to initiate and sustain an independent research career in urological research. Research areas supported by this initiative must be related to the mission of the NIDDK (http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/Research/ScientificAreas/Urology/). This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) allows appointment of Scholars proposing to serve as the lead investigator of an independent clinical trial; or proposing a separate ancillary clinical trial; or proposing to gain research experience in a clinical trial led by another investigator, as part of their research and career development.

More information:  https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-18-027.html


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