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Friday, June 16

Will you or your colleagues be attending the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon this year?  If so, you might wish to take advantage of our SEEDS Diversity Luncheon Grad School and Careers Fair to promote your graduate programs, REUs, internships or jobs etc. with our diverse and dynamic SEEDS students in person.  The mission of ESA's SEEDS program is to advance the profession of ecology through opportunities that stimulate and nurture the interest of underrepresented students.

The SEEDS Diversity Luncheon Grad School and Careers Fair is a great way to connect with our talented SEEDS undergraduate and graduate students. Register today to:
  • Interact with a diverse group of students interested in ecology and collect resumes
  • Provide information on your institution's graduate programs and application procedures
  • Promote your student research opportunities and internships
  • Share your information with other faculty members for broader reach after the ESA meeting
If you cannot attend in person but would still like to distribute information about your program at the event, or if you have any questions, please contact Fred Abbott, fred@esa.org or call 202.833.8773
Thursday, August 10th at 11:30am-1:15pm
Diversity Luncheon at the Oregon Convention Center
  • A 6 foot table to display materials, attended by more than 250 guests.
  • One meal ticket
  • A listing in the SEEDS student ESA Meeting orientation binder.
  • A three month-long listing in the career fair portion of our SEEDS Website.
  • A posting on the SEEDS Facebook page to promote your opportunities.
  • Exhibitors will also be features in the fall edition of the SEEDS Newsletter that has over 5,500 subscribers.

Thank you for your interest.

Fred Abbott
Coordinator, SEEDS Program
Ecological Society of America

11th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife

Dear Colleagues,
We would like to remind you of the

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Early bird registration fees:Early bird fee: 200 Euro
Early bird student fee: 130 Euro

Regular registration fees (after July 19th, 2017):Regular fee: 270 Euro
Student fee: 170 Euro

If you would like to attend the “11th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife” (October 4th - 7th, 2017), but have not registered yet, we recommend to register as soon as possible.
Information on the scientific programme is available here.
Registration and abstract submission
Please find all important information concerning abstract submission hereYou can register first and submit your abstract later (but latest by July 19th)!

Berlin has many accomodation options ranging from those that offer luxury accomodation to low budget hostels. As the city is always well booked we recommend to book your accomodation as early as possible. A list of recommended hotels with room allotments and useful links for hotel reservation can be found here.

Conference key information:
What:11th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife
When:October 4th to 7th, 2017
Where:Berlin, Germany
Organised by:Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA)
Conference venue:Ludwig Erhard Haus (LEH)
Fasanenstr. 85
10623 Berlin
Conference website:http://www.izw-berlin.de/welcome-234.html
Online registration:http://www.bayceer.uni-bayreuth.de/izw11/
Contact persons:Josepha Prügel, Steven Seet
Phone:+49 (0) 30 5168 127

Further announcement:Following the 11th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife you are cordially invited to participate in the 9th Berlin Summer School on Non-invasive Monitoring of Hormones. Please find all important information here.

Please circulate information about the 11th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife. Many thanks!

We are looking forward to welcoming you and your colleagues at the conference!

Josepha Prügel

on behalf of the Conference Organising Committee
Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW)
Alfred-Kowalke-Str. 17
10315 Berlin

Tuesday, June 13

USDA Biocontainment Operation Manager

USDA-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services-Plant Protection & Quarantine-Science & Technology is recruiting for a Biocontainment Operation Manager in Beltsville, MD.  Please ensure that the following link is circulated throughout your organization, thanks you.

Thursday, June 8

Webinar STEM Careers

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Webcast: Transitioning into a Non-academic Career
Tuesday, June 20 • 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT • Register now
This workshop explores the skills and best practices for transitioning from an academic environment to one of many non-academic career paths. It introduces strategies for career planning, emphasizing an ongoing process for professional development throughout your career.
Join us for this FREE webcast!

Presenter: Josh Henkin, PhD – Founder, STEM Career Services, LLC
Josh Henkin
Josh is the founder of STEM Career Services, a career coaching company aimed at helping STEM graduates launch and sustain careers outside of academia. He conducts workshops at conferences, universities and institutes across the country and provides career coaching to STEM graduates at all levels of their careers. Josh sits on the National Postdoctoral Association Board of Directors. He is also an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow Alum, AAAS member, and is an AAAS Career Development Center subject matter expert.

  • Being strategic in your career planning
  • What skills you need for non-academic jobs and how to acquire these skills while still in the lab
  • Networking as a part of life
  • Crafting your "elevator pitch"
  • How to create a master resume (inclusive of all your skills)
  • Creating position-specific resumes
  • Ample time will be provided for Q&A with Josh
Reserve your place now!
Share this valuable event with friends and colleagues.
About the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Career Development Center
AAAS has supported the fields of science and engineering for over 150 years, but you may be more familiar with us as the publisher of the renowned journal, Science. With deep roots in a wide range of related disciplines, AAAS is uniquely positioned to provide training and guidance designed specifically for your STEM students.
The AAAS Career Development Center provides STEM-focused resources and tools developed specifically to help early career science and engineering professionals grow and learn.
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Monday, June 5

Public Health Photo Contest

Submit Your Photos Online

Michigan Public Health

Student Photo Contest

Attention photographers! Win prizes for your photos and share your creativity with the UM community.

Michigan Public Health strives for vibrancy and authenticity in its visual materials in order to convey the engaged, vital learning and research that happens at the School of Public Health (SPH) and around the University of Michigan. To build our photo collection, we are holding a photo contest this summer, and you are invited to participate.

Any UM student in any school, college, or degree program can submit photos and win prizes—this includes anyone who graduated during the 2016-17 academic year.

In addition to the prizes you can win for your submissions, winning photos will be displayed in the main SPH lobby this summer and fall. And your submissions might also become part of Michigan Public Health's new branding.


Prizes will be announced in early July and winners will be featured on SPH social media. Prizes can be picked up at SPH anytime before September 15. We know many of you are away over the summer. Recent graduates, we will work out a way to get prizes to you if you are a winner.
Grand prizeGoPro Hero5 Session ($300 retail value)
Category winners$50 gift card to MDen or Camera Mall (your choice)
All winners receive:
  • professional mounted print of their winning submission/s
  • UM-branded t-shirt
  • UM-branded luggage tag


  • Wolverines: Michigan students engaged in public health activities and/or research activities
  • Brand Builders: Show us what public health means to you, how it can change the world
  • Beyond Lab Coats: Show us what research at UM means to you in a clear lab/field/on-site setting
  • Healthy World: Poignant images of natural or constructed environments
  • Healthy Community: Engaged, thoughtful encounters between people
  • The Selfie: High-quality selfies of singles or groups in any of the above categories

Photo Content

Photos will be judged on subject matter, quality, creativity, originality, and respect for others. We are always looking for images that capture a meaningful and respectful relationship between photographer and subject.

Rules of Entry

  • Photos must be your original work.
  • Digitally altered photos are not accepted. Black/white, sepia, and duotone images are also not accepted.
  • Entrants may submit up to ten (10) photos and as few as one (1).
  • Each file should be a jpeg file named with your name and photo location, including city and country (if not US). You can include a site name before the city, such as “NCRC” or “HenryFordHospital.” Example: JaneDoe_TaubmanMedResInst_AnnArbor.jpg.
  • Resolution: Photos must be at least 16x10 or 10x16 inches at 300dpi resolution (4800x3000 or 3000x4800 pixels).
  • Each photo must be accompanied by a 20–50 word description of the event, location, and situation. Tell us some of the story behind the photo. The online submission form has fields where you can key in or copy/paste your descriptions.
  • Winners agree to be featured on UM social media and other public platforms.Submissions must be received no later than Friday, June 23, 2017 at 4pm.
Read more about the contest and see example photos on the Michigan Public Health website. And review some basic information about how to capture photography in responsible ways.
Submit Your Photos Online
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Tuesday, May 30

Washington Research Foundation (WRF) Postdoctoral Fellowship

Washington Research Foundation (WRF) Postdoctoral Fellowship

A few quick highlights:

- A total of 10 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded this year
- The fellowship is fully flexible and the awardee can choose to work at any of the 12 approved host research institutions here in Washington state (see attached information)
- Fellows can move between institutions if necessary or beneficial for the success of their proposed research
- The fellowship provides three years of support (salary will be $65,000 in the first year, $67,500 in the second year, and $70,000 in the third year) plus benefits, as well as money for research supplies, equipment, and travel
- Candidates from all STEM disciplines are encouraged to apply
- Must be a US citizen or permanent resident (Green Card holder)
- Applications are due Sunday, July 16, 2017
- Interviews will be conducted late summer / early fall
- Awards will be announced in November 2017
- Awardees must begin their postdoc during calendar year 2018


Best regards,

Genetics Training Program Grant


I wanted to make sure everyone was aware of the Genetics Training Program that supports PhD training in genetics through a 2 year fellowship.  This year’s call for applications has a deadline of June 12.  Please see the program website and the forwarded message below for further details.

Let me know if you have any questions about the program.

Tim James
GTP EEB representative

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Moran, John" <moranj@med.umich.edu>
Subject: From Moran---important---GTP call for student applications--due Monday June 12, 2017--please read email.
Date: May 26, 2017 at 11:17:26 PM EDT
Cc: "gtpcommittee@umich.edu" <gtpcommittee@umich.edu>, Anthony Antonellis <antonell@umich.edu>, "Grahl, Karen" <kgrahl@med.umich.edu>, "Moran, John" <moranj@med.umich.edu>

Dear GTP Faculty,
I am pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for five open positions in the Genetics Training Program.  Our goal is to recruit and train a diverse group of graduate students with interests in genetic research.  Applications are due by Monday, June 122017. 
Funding will begin on September 1, 2017.  The usual term of support is two years.  Preference will be given to students starting their second or third year of graduate school in the fall, although we will, on occasion, consider applications from more senior students. We encourage all eligible students to apply.  
As in previous years, applications should be submitted to your GTP departmental representative.  We require a statement of interest that addresses how genetics factors into the student’s planned dissertation research, an NIH Biosketch from each applicant (see attached template), and a letter of recommendation from the advisor (please be sure to state the genetic nature of the proposed dissertation project).  

Attached to this email is a description of the application process and a blank biosketch form.  Additional information about the Genetics Training Program can be found at the following website: http://gtp.med.umich.edu/. (please also see:  https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/human-genetics/genetics-training-program/genetics-training-program-how-apply)

The GTP Executive Committee will meet in June to select students for support.  Please contact your department representative or Karen Grahl if you have questions about the applications or eligibility.

·         Biological Chemistry                                                            Audrey Seasholtz
·         Ecology & Evolutionary Biology                                           Timothy James
·         Human Genetics                                                                  Anthony Antonellis
·         Microbiology & Immunology                                               Christiane Wobus
·         Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology                  John Schiefelbein
·         Pharmacology                                                                       Michael Holinstat

Please also feel free to let me know if you have any questions or require any additional information about the GTP.

Have a nice holiday weekend.

Thank you,

John Moran

Friday, May 26

Midwest PopGen Meeting at MSU: Aug4-5

From: Gideon Bradburd <bradburd@msu.edu>
Subject: Midwest PopGen Meeting at MSU: Aug4-5
Date: May 25, 2017 at 3:09:16 PM EDT

Dear Colleagues and previous MWPG-ers,

I'm excited to announce that this summer, the annual Midwest Population Genetics Meeting will be coming to MSU!

The meeting, which is geared toward fostering community and collaboration in the Midwestern population genetics community, will take place over two days on MSU campus from August 4th-5th.  The meeting will begin Friday at noon and continue to Saturday evening with a dinner on Friday evening.

Approximately fifteen 25-minute talks will be selected from submitted abstracts, and there will be a poster session. The meeting will be trainee-oriented, so students and postdocs are especially encouraged to present their work.  There will be prizes awarded for best poster and best talk given by a student and postdoc.

Registration is free, but please RSVP as soon as possible, preferably by June 21st by adding your name and information to the registration list.  If you would like to give an oral presentation, submit your abstracts by June 21st to Anna Di Rienzo <dirienzo at bsd dot uchicago dot edu>. Submitters will be notified if their abstract is chosen for a talk by July 1st.  If you would like to present a poster, you don't need to submit an abstract, just sign up with your name and a tentative title on the registration page. Please continue to check the registration GoogleSheet for further details about accommodations, location, and time.

We hope you can make it and that we can continue this meeting for the population geneticists in our region!


Gideon Bradburd
Dept. Integrative Biology
Michigan State University