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dkNET community events and announcements in August, 2019

dkNET community events and announcements in August, 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.

Events in August, 2019

Aug. 12-14, 2019 

Kern Lipid Conference 2019: Signaling Lipids in Health and Disease

The emphasis of the Conference is to provide an open forum where scientists from both academia and industry can meet and discuss science related to lipid metabolism.

Location:  Vail, CO 81657, USA

More information:    https://kernconference.org/index.html 

Aug. 13-14, 2019 

NIDDK New PI Workshop 2019

The purpose of this meeting is to provide our first-time R01 investigators with the information they will need to be successful in securing continued support for their research programs at a very critical juncture in their career. It will also provide a networking forum for the new investigators to interact with NIDDK program and review staff and with each other. Registration deadline: Aug. 12, 2019.

Location:  Rockville, MD, USA

More information:    https://www.niddk.nih.gov/news/meetings-workshops/2019/new-pi-workshop-2019 

Aug. 16, 2019 

Abstract Submission Deadline: 16th International Conference on Bioactive Lipids in Cancer, Inflammation and related Diseases

The goal of this 30 year meeting series is to promote the exchange of existing knowledge from around the world, foster new research ventures and interdisciplinary approaches and provide a forum for the dissemination of the latest scientific information on bioactive lipids in health and disease as it relates to cancer, inflammation, and inflammation associated diseases such as cardiovascular, diabetes, hypertension, psoriasis, Alzheimer's, neurological function, dermatological conditions, etc.

Location:  St. Petersburg, FL, USA

More information:    https://bioactivelipids.org 

Aug. 23, 2019 

Early Registration Deadline: Nature Conference: Advances in Metabolic Communication

The coordination of nutrient sensing and energy metabolism is essential for the maintenance of cellular and organismal homeostasis. To achieve this finely tuned regulation, metabolic information must be communicated among cells, tissues and organs. The goal of this conference is to bring together experts from diverse fields to discuss recent advances in understanding how signaling pathways in one organelle, cell or tissue may influence metabolic functions in other cellular compartments, cells and organs and, ultimately, systemic control of energy homeostasis. The conference will encourage discussion of the physiological processes governing these interactions as well as the role of miscommunication in the development of metabolic diseases and aging. Conference date: October 15-18, 2019.

Location:  Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

More information:    https://serrapilheira.org/natureconference/ 

Funding opportunities information and deadlines in August, 2019

Aug. 01, 2019 

Integrated Islet Distribution Program (IIDP) Funding Opportunity Application Due Date: Islet Award Initiative

The IIDP Islet Award Initiative is intended to advance research in human islet biology by facilitating the ability of researchers to access human islets for high impact and novel research studies. The number of IIDP Islet Awards funded under this initiative will be determined in any single year based on available resources but will average 3-4 awards per submission date.

More information:    https://dknet.org/about/dknetnews/1555? 

Aug. 13, 2019 

NIH Funding Opportunity Letter of Intent Due Date: NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional)

The NIH Director's Early Independence Award supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research essentially after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or end of post-graduate clinical training, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career. For the program to support the best possible researchers and research, applications are sought which reflect the full diversity of the research workforce. Individuals from diverse backgrounds and from the full spectrum of eligible institutions in all geographic locations are strongly encouraged to apply to this Funding Opportunity Announcement. In addition, applications in all topics relevant to the broad mission of NIH are welcome, including, but not limited to, topics in the behavioral, social, biomedical, applied, and formal sciences and topics that may involve basic, translational, or clinical research. The NIH Director's Early Independence Award is a component of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program of the NIH Common Fund.

More information:    https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-19-008.html 

Aug. 26, 2019 

NIH Funding Opportunity Application Due Date: 2020 NIH Director's New Innovator Award (DP2 - Clinical Trial Optional)

Supports exceptionally creative early career scientists proposing innovative and high-impact projects. Note: The NIH definition of an Early Stage Investigator now includes clinical training. (1) Early Stage Investigators only (2) Single-PI applications only (3) No preliminary data required (4) $1.5 million in direct costs disbursed in first year of 5-year project period.

More information:    https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-19-006.html


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