receives The NIH Cata lyst in their very own mailbox is
herein advised to look at the mailing address on the back page and
see if it includes an MSC number. If not, please send your MSC number,
along with your name and mailing address, to <email@example.com.
gov> or fax it to 402-0217. This is the only way to ensure
continued deliverance (of the Catalyst to your mailbox).
modest proposal put forth by NIH Director Harold Varmus and others
would transport the geographically and thematically separated realms
of scientific publications into the singular universe of cyberspace,
where both strict peer review and a more casual process would speed
papers to the eyes of the world at large. Check out the proposal
Some journals have printed
news stories about E-biomed, including Nature (398:
725, April 29, 1999) and Science (284: 718, April
FAES SCHOOL DIRECTOR
shaping a curriculum interests you as much as designing an experiment,
the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES)
may have a job for you. FAES is seeking a scientist to serve as
director for its courses taught at NIH, a 40-year-old education
program that has an enrollment of more than 2,500 students and offers
nearly 200 courses. The part-time position is being vacated by NIDDKs
Paul Torrence, who is moving to Northern Arizona University as professor
and chairman of chemistry. The new director must be a scientist
familiar with NIH and its science education needs (but need not
be employed by NIH) who can develop a new curriculum that uses a
modern molecular biology teaching lab. For more info, contact Lois
Kochanski at FAES or call her at 301-496-7975.
FOR FALL FESTIVAL
time has come for all NIH and FDA staff based at the Bethesda
campus to submit poster abstracts for the 1999 NIH Research Festival.
must be submitted online; the form can be accessed at the Festival
The deadline for submission
of poster topics is 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 18. Abstract
receipt will be acknowledged by e-mail, and applicants will be notified
of acceptance by mid-July.
The NIH Research Festival
is the annual showcase for the NIH intramural program. A Postdoctoral
Job Fair, sponsored by the Office of Education, will kick off the
Festival on Tuesday, October 5, with plenary sessions and mini-symposia
following on October 6 and 7. Poster session themes generally correspond
to those of each days plenary session and mini-symposia. This
years plenaries focus on advances in transplantation research,
gene therapy, and medical imaging.
For further information
about poster registration, contact Paula Cohen at 6-1776 or
Ellis (OD/ORS/BEPSP) has set up Tom
Schneiders Delila programs to do splice
junction analyses for scientists at NIH.
Published or unpublished
sequence data can be used, but it is most efficient to start with
GenBank flat file format.
Other change or mutation
specifications are acceptable, but the process may be a bit less
efficient. The user does not have to learn Delila to use the service
or obtain results.
A GenBank accession
number (or the sequence) and the sequence changes are needed to
begin the analysis. Specification on a floppy disk or by e-mail
is preferred. See
for further information.
can be found at Building 13, Room 3W-16A; phone: 301-496-4472, fax:
FOR THE YEAR 2000
11 is the
deadline to apply for a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
(JSPS) fellowship beginning in the year 2000 on either January 1,
February 1, or March 1.
The fellowship is sponsored
by the JSPS, in cooperation with NIHs Fogarty International
Center (FIC) and the NIH Office of Intramural Research. Twenty fellowships
are awarded annually; they last up to two years and carry a monthly
stipend of 354,000 yen provided by JSPS.
Candidates must have
a funding commitment from NIH and a tangible (not photocopied) doctoral
degree. They must be under 34 years old as of April 1, 1999 (or
under 36 if their degree is in medicine, dental science, or veterinary
medicine). They must be Japanese citizens or permanent residents
of Japan who intend to have research positions at universities or
other academic institutions in Japan.
Fellowship winners are
required to prepare and submit an annual report on their research
progressin Japanese to JSPS and in English to the scientific
director and supervisor of their host laboratory at NIH and to FIC.
June 11: Deadline for
receipt of applications to FIC (in both Japanese and English). July
28: NIH review committee nominates top 30 applicants to JSPS. September
16: JSPS mails out preliminary letters of selection to fellowship
awardees and notifies NIH. January 1, February 1, March 1, 2000:
For application forms,
and further information please contact: Kathleen Michels, JSPS Programs,
Division of International Training and Research, FIC, NIH, Bldg.
31, Room B2C39, Bethesda, MD 20892-2220; 301 496-1653; fax: 301
402-0779; e-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
technology transfer seminar for scientistshow to interact
with the biotech and pharmaceutical communitywill be held
Thursday June 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Wilson Hall, Building
1. To be covered are the collaborative process, inventions and patentability,
and how scientists can share in the royalty income stream that derives
from their scientific efforts. For more information or reasonable
accommodations, contact Lauren