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September 26, 2018
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Nominations open for GSA Awards
Nominate outstanding scientists, educators, and community leaders for the GSA’s annual awards by October 3.
GSA Meetings
Save the date: The Allied Genetics Conference 2020
Join us in the Metro Washington DC area, April 22–26, 2020 for The Allied Genetics Conference, a unique meeting that will bring together multiple international biological research communities to foster new collaborations, spark new synergies, and strengthen existing relationships.
Mitochondria on the mind
Mitochondria cell-autonomously regulate the secretion of neuropeptides in C. elegans.
The hole truth about activating Torso
Poking holes in the plasma membrane with a needle can partially compensate for the loss of Drosophila signaling protein Torso-like (Tsl).
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Transgenerational Effects of Extended Dauer Diapause on Starvation Survival and Gene Expression Plasticity in Caenorhabditis elegans
Condensin Depletion Causes Genome Decompaction Without Altering the Level of Global Gene Expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
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Event Analysis: Using Transcript Events To Improve Estimates of Abundance in RNA-seq Data
Acute Effects of Drugs on Caenorhabditis elegans Movement Reveal Complex Responses and Plasticity
Students and Postdocs
Kevin Lee: networks build opportunities
In the latest “Decoding Life” interview, an executive director and scientific advisor for private foundations talks about his work bridging funding gaps by building networks of scientists, clinicians, and patients.
Apply for the Early Career Scientist Leadership and Professional Development Program
Build a portfolio of work that demonstrates your skills while teaming up with a great community of students and postdocs!
Faculty, Educators, & Mentors
Alan T. Waterman Award nominations open
The National Science Foundation is now accepting nominations for the Alan T. Waterman Award, its highest honor for early career scientists. The award honors an outstanding US scientist under the age of 40 or up to 10 years post-PhD.
Collaborate and share exam ideas with fellow instructors
The Genetics Exam Exchange has been set up by Maitreya Dunham (University of Washington) as a way for instructors to share exams and problem sets for introductory undergraduate genetics classes.
Research!America Science Policy Fellowship: An Inside View, Part 2
Research!America sponsors a 3–6-month science policy fellowship for those with a PhD or other terminal degree. Learn more about the fellowship experience and the application process in this interview with a program officer.
Community Announcements
Inclusivity in the Plant Sciences
The Plant Science Research Network invites self-nominations to participate in the workshop “Inclusivity in the Plant Sciences: Using Scenario-Based Thinking to Discover Novel Paths for Increasing Diversity and Inclusion in the Plant Sciences and Beyond.” Researchers at all career stages are welcome to apply, and no expertise in plant science is required.
Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, 96, who tracked genes through history, dies
The New York Times pays tribute to geneticist Luca Cavalli-Sforza, who died on August 31. You can also learn more about Cavalli-Sforza and his groundworking work in this Conversations in Genetics video, where he is interviewed by Marcus Feldman.
In memory of Josh Hough
Condolences to the family and colleagues of GSA member Josh Hough (University of California, Santa Cruz), who died on September 21. Josh Hough obtained his PhD in 2016 from the University of Toronto Department of Ecology and Evolution, which has set up a memorial fund in his name.
Connectome to behaviour: modelling C. elegans at cellular resolution
A special issue of Philosophical Transactions B titled “Connectome to behaviour: modelling C. elegans at cellular resolution” is now available online. The issue was organized and edited by Stephen D. Larson, Padraig Gleeson, and André E.X. Brown.
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