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SBI Funding Ends
As some of you are aware, funding for the Subsurface
Initiative will run out June 30. Though activities will end
(including the internship program, which will not be offered this
summer), information on the subsurface biosphere compiled
over the last six years through publications, workshops, internships,
newsletters and research articles will still be available on the SBI
The Website contains over 30 feature articles on OSU
bibliography of over 260 journal articles on SBI-related topics by OSU
faculty members, a news archive of related news stories,
posters or PowerPoint slides from over 90 internship projects (out of
123 interns sponsored by the program), and agendas and
abstracts from the five summer workshops. See this and more at sbi.oregonstate.edu.
Wednesday, April 18
3:30-4:30pm. Fungal Endophytes from the Tropics to the
Tundra: Clues to Understanding the Evolution of Fungal Symbioses
(Botany and Plant Pathology seminar). A. Elizabeth Arnold, Division of
Plant Pathology and Microbiology, The University of Arizona School of
Plant Sciences Held on campus at ALS 4001. FMI: Joey Spatafora http://www.cgrb.oregonstate.edu/events/seminar-schedule.
New Environmental Microbial Bioremediation
resource provides general information as well as research tools for use
in bioremediation research. For more information, see the eMBR
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/
Sunday, August 5 -
10. Workshop: Answering Ecological Questions
with Metagenomic Sequencing (2012 Ecological Society of
America Annual Meeting). Held at Oregon Convention Center, Portland,
OR. FMI: David Myrold firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, October 21 -
October 24. Symposium on Soil Metagenomics
(2012 Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting). Held at
Cincinnati, Ohio. FMI: David Myrold email@example.com.
Opportunities for Students
(listed by due date)
Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship
- Senior-level graduate students from underrepresented groups eligible
are for this fellowship. For more information and
requirements, please see the link at http://www.asm.org/index.php/education/students.html.
should apply by May 1, 2012.
National Research Council Fellowships
- Opportunities to conduct research projects with a wide variety of
federal agencies and other research organizations. Submission
deadline is May 1, 2012.
The Camille & Henry Dreyfus
Foundation, Inc. Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry 2012
- The Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry
principal investigator with an award of $120,000 over two years to
appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow in environmental chemistry. Example
topics include but are not limited to the chemistry associated with:
the climate, the atmosphere, aquatic or marine settings, toxicology,
soil or groundwater. Contact Martha
Coleman, Director of Foundation Relations, OSU Foundation for
more information. Application due August 20, 2012.
Opportunities for Faculty
(listed by due date)
The SBI has a
list of external grant opportunities related to the subsurface biosphere.
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