Coffee & Connections - Spring 2013
ICE Coffee & Connections is pleased to announce another fabulous line-up:
|Friday, Mar 15th
Noon, LGRT 1634
Prof. Susan Roberts,
ICE Updates: Faculty and Student Appreciation Luncheon
|Wednesday, Apr 3rd
9 - 10 AM, LGRT 1634
Prof. Mager (VAS)
Prof. Tremblay (VAS)
How to make an embryo: In vivo discovery towards in vitro differentiation
|Wednesday, May 1st
9 - 10 AM, LGRT 1634
Prof. Li-Jun Ma (BMB)
Prof. Wick (Stockbridge School of Agriculture)
Plant Pathology and Food Security
Join the ICE Community for coffee and casual, interactive discussions of high impact topics! This forum provides a great opportunity to expand interdisciplinary networks while enjoying light refreshments.
ICE IGERT Traineeships - Application Deadline May 15th
We are now accepting applications for one-year, NSF-sponsored ICE IGERT Traineeships! Trainees receive a $30,000 annual stipend and support for health and student fees. Learn more and apply now!
Student Training Grants - June 1st Deadline
Each ICE IGERT Student Training Grant provides up to $750 to support an interdisciplinary professional development activity in the field of cellular engineering. Students have used these awards to present their research at conferences, attend professional workshops, perform research "externships" in collaborator labs, and establish new research collaborations/projects. For detailed instructions and tips for getting your proposals funded, please read the application. As a reminder, ALL ICE IGERT members (including associates, domestic and international) are eligible to apply! Applications are accepted Feb 1st, June 1st and Oct 1st. If you have any questions, contact Shana.
Symposium on Cellular Complexity - October 23, 2012
The Institute for Cellular Engineering (ICE) and the department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (Nordin Lecture) hosted a Symposium on Cellular Complexity on October 23, 2012 in the Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The reductionist approaches of molecular and cellular biology have produced revolutionary advances in our understanding of biological function and information processing. The next challenge is to address cellular complexity by relating molecular components to their systemic function. By its very nature, the study of cellular complexity requires effective integration of scientists and engineers with different technical backgrounds and the interdisciplinary training of students to meet the rapidly evolving needs of academia, industry, and government. This symposium offered attendees a unique opportunity to hear presentations from five leading researchers worldwide in cellular complexity as well as attend a poster session to network with academic researchers and industrial practitioners from the New England area. View event page.
ICE IGERT welcomes new trainees in 2012!
Jesús G. Alvelo-Maurosa, Microbiology (Leschine Lab)
Aaron Chen, Chemical Engineering (Santore Lab)
Ben Johnson, Molecular & Cellular Biology (Heuck Lab)
Lisa Leone, Chemical Engineering (Roberts Lab)
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Student-run Research Seminar and Journal Club
Are you interested in learning about interdisciplinary research topics in a casual, comfortable peer setting? Join us for the ICE IGERT Student Research Seminar (fall, Chem-Eng 797R) or the ICE IGERT Journal Club (spring, ChemEng 797S), where students take turns presenting research and moderating discussions with peers from an array of home departments. Any graduate student is welcome - no need to be an ICE IGERT member! Register in SPIRE or email Shana for more information.