February 1, 2012
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SBI Undergraduate Internships Available for Summer 2012
program provides up to $4,000 to help faculty support a summer intern.
It focuses on, but is not limited to, under-represented students. The SBI
has examples of past internship projects and students are encouraged to
discuss a project with a faculty member before submitting an
application. Applications will be reviewed on receipt. Visit
the Web site for more information.
In the News
Genomes Project Underway. A new study headed by
Spatafora, an Oregon State
University professor of botany and plant pathology, will use powerful
new tools of genomics to learn more about fungi, which have
impact on life and ecosystem functioning, as decomposers,
essential components of the global carbon cycle. They are capable of
almost any biological material as well as many synthetic compounds.
fungi are useful in the development of alternative fuels, carbon
and bioremediation of contaminated sites. Read more.
Monday, January 30 4:00PM. A New Digital
Soil Map of the World (Plant Science Seminar). Held on campus at
ALS 4000. FMI: http://bpp.oregonstate.edu/files/bpp/webfm/2012WinterSeminars.pdf.
Thursday, March 8
4:005:00pm. A Census of Deep Life: Exploring Microbial
Diversity in the Earth's Subsurface (Geology Colloquium ).
CEOAS Seminar with Rick Colwell. Held on campus at OSU Gilfillan
Auditorium . FMI: http://www.coas.oregonstate.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=calendar.main.
Sunday, May 6 -
Wednesday, May 9.
2nd International Workshop on Microbial Life under
Extreme Energy Limitation . We invite the participation of
scientists and graduate students to this workshop which will bring
together diverse disciplines of biochemistry, physical organic
chemistry, microbiology, biogeochemistry, and bioenergetic theory. The
goal is to develop our understanding of the energetic limits to
microbial life, with relevance for the deep biosphere, planetary
biology, and microbial ecology in general. We invite you to apply for
participation in the workshop by submitting an abstract before March 1,
2012. Held at Aarhus University, Denmark. FMI: http://www.microenergy2012.org
Wednesday, June 6 -
Friday, June 8.
Ocean Crust Processes and Consequences for Life
(Dark Energy Biosphere Institute (DEBI) Research Coordination Network
(RCN)). Theme: Processes in the ocean crust, from formation to
subduction, and consequences for ocean-crust exchange budgets and
subseafloor life. S Held at University of Bremen, Germany. FMI:
Wolfgang Bach email@example.com.
Saturday, June 16 -
19. American Society for Microbiology General
Meeting. ASM's General Meeting focuses on the following broad
categories: diagnostic microbiology and epidemiology; pathogenesis and
host response mechanisms; general and applied microbiology (including
environmental microbiology); and molecular microbiology, physiology,
and virology. Held at San Francisco, CA. FMI: http://gm.asm.org/.
Sunday, July 8 - Friday,
14th International Working Meeting on Soil
Micromorphology. Held at l’Institut d’Estudis Catalans,
Barcelona, Spain. FMI: http://www.lleida2012.udl.cat/
ASM 2012 Education Planning Calendar
is now available. The calendar features dates and deadlines for ASM
student programs and is designed to help members enhance the knowledge
skills that lead to successful careers in the microbiological sciences.
programs require advance application or registration. Please refer to
complete program descriptions for details.
Opportunities for Students
for Women Engineers. Awards for undergrads and grads pursuing
careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. Application
Deadline: February 15
(May 15 for Freshmen).
Congressional Science Fellowship.
This program selects a postdoctoral to mid-career microbiologist to
spend one year on the staff of an individual congressman, congressional
committee or with some other appropriate organizational unit of
Congress. The award will include a $60,000 stipend plus health care. Applications
due: February 24, 2012.
2012: An International Training Course in a Rapidly Evolving Field. An
intensive four-week course from June 10-July 12, 2012 that includes
travel to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming; to the Colorado School
of Mines in Golden, Colorado, and to USC research labs on Catalina
Island off the coast of California. Participants receive hands-on
experience in geobiology research methods and work in small groups to
solve research questions. The course is open to students and
researchers at any level, with preference to early years graduate
students. Some financial aid available. Applications due: February 17,
Andrews EcoInformatics Summer Institute (EISI) for undergraduate and
early graduate students - Students
receive a stipend for the ten week program where they will undertake
research in compelling and complex resource management issues involving
land use change, climate change, water, forests, streams, wildfire, and
endangered species. Applicatons due: February 17, 2012.
Environmental Microbiology Summer Course for Undergrads - A
field-based, hands on course at USC and on Catalina Island, CA. No
experience necessary! Course expenses, room and board are paid for by
the C-DEBI program! The course runs July 9-August 3, 2012. Applications
due March 1, 2012.
Sigma Xi Student Research Grants
of up to $1,000 to support undergraduate and graduate student research
in any field of science and engineering. International students and
non-U.S. citizens are encouraged to apply. Applicatons
due: March 15, 2012.
2012 Summer Internships at Idaho National Laboratory
National Laboratory. See website for more details.
Opportunities for Faculty
(listed by due date)
The SBI has funding available for proposal development
and maintains a
list of external grant opportunities related to the subsurface biosphere.
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