June 2011

Fluorescence & Optical Imaging Technologies for Scientific Research Summer Outreach Program

at Rio Hondo Community College and UC Irvine, August 1-12, 2011

June 6, 2011

The Undergraduate Student Initiative for Biomedical Research (USIBR) program at the University of California, Irvine is intended to expose underrepresented community college
students to how cutting-edge technology can be used to answer basic biological questions in living organisms, such as cells, bacteria or plants. Participants will have lectures on the basics of microscopy, optics, imaging methods, and computational data analysis. Co-sponsored by the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics and the Center for Complex Biological Systems, UC Irvine For more information and to register for the 2-week course, please follow the following link: http://digmanlab.webstarts.com/services.html 

Graduate Division Fellowship Award

June 1, 2011

Congratulations to CCBS-associated Graduate Students - Rosie Santos from Dr. Anne Calof's lab for being awarded a President's Dissertation Year Fellowship; and Kenny Daily of Dr. Pierre Baldi's lab for being awarded a Graduate Dean's Dissertation Fellowship for the summer.

July 2011

Systems Biology of Development Trainees Selected

July, 2011

Seven students have been selected for appointment to the NIH supported training program in Systems Biology of Development (T32-HD60555) for a period of one year with the possibility of competitive renewal for a second year. The review committee received twice as many nominations as positions available. All of the nominations were judged appropriate and meritorious, making the task of selecting appointees especially difficult. Those students who were not selected for training grant support this year should know that they are welcome to participate in training program activities (e.g. new courses), and that they are strongly encouraged to apply again next spring, when additional slots will open up.
Those selected for support this year were:

        • Evan Lister, Developmental and Cell Biology
        • James Lewis, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
        • Yufei Ni, Biomedical Engineering
        • Jeremy Ovadia, Mathematics
        • Victor Quintanar-Zilinskas, Biomedical Engineering
        • Phillip Thomas, Biomedical Engineering
        • William Gordon, Biological Chemistry

Opportunity Award Results

July, 2011

Dr. Lander would like to announce the winners of this year's Opportunity Award resulting from new collaborations begun at this year's CCBS Annual Retreat. Twenty seven excellent entries were submitted and eight were chosen for award; click here to see the winner list and their research titles. The winners receive $10,000 in funds to be split among the principal investigators for the conduct of the proposed research, plus an amount to be used at the discretion of the proposing students/postdocs for their valid research or educational expenses ($500 if there was a single student/postdoc proposer; $1000 if there were two or more student/postdoc proposers).

Plans are in process to hold next year's Retreat in Santa Monica, CA on March 23-25, 2012.

Mark your calendars now - meet a new collaborator and submit an entry for next year's competition!

Sept 2011

Job Opportunity: Tenured or Tenure-track Faculty Position in Systems Biology

September 1, 2011

The University of California, Irvine is renewing its recruiting initiative in Systems Biology. Two positions are available this year, for which candidates will be considered from all areas of Systems Biology, including modeling, mathematical and computational biology, biological networks, regulatory dynamics and control, spatial dynamics and morphogenesis, and synthetic biology.

Click here for more information.

Click here to apply online.
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