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Do 80% of Americans not know there's DNA in food?
01/26/2015
Do 80% of Americans not know there's DNA in food?

Do 80% of Americans not know there's DNA in food?

A few days ago a stat started passing around twitter: 80% of respondents to a survey would be in favor of labeling food that contains DNA. On the face of it, that’s bonkers. Almost every type of food...

Interested in taking a crack at science writing? ASBMB is seeking submissions for its magazine, ASBMB Today!
08/13/2014
2015 calls for submissions

Interested in taking a crack at science writing? ASBMB is seeking submissions for its magazine, ASBMB Today!

We know that a life in science can be grueling. We also know that some of you have very interesting or unusual ways of blowing off steam or finding your Zen. We would like to feature your essays, poems, artwork or multimedia reflecting on scientists’ pastimes. We welcome all creative interpretations…

Ramy El-Diwany Wins Excellence in Public Health Award http://wp.me/p2EM1u-jS
04/10/2014
Ramy El-Diwany Wins Excellence in Public Health Award

Ramy El-Diwany Wins Excellence in Public Health Award http://wp.me/p2EM1u-jS

Congratulations to BCMB MD-PhD student Ramy El-Diwany for winning an Excellence in Public Health Award from the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Physician Professional Advisory Committee for his work as co-founder of the Charm City Clinic! The US Public… [ 72 more words. ]

Congratulations to 3rd year BCMB student Jarrett Smith on his selection to represent Hopkins at the 64th Lindau Meeting ...
03/08/2014
Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Congratulations to 3rd year BCMB student Jarrett Smith on his selection to represent Hopkins at the 64th Lindau Meeting being held this summer in Germany! This prestigious meeting brings together Nobel Laureates and students to "Educate, Inspire, and Connect" the next generation of leading researchers.

The multi-stage selection process has just been finished: Approximately 600 aspiring young researchers representing almost 80 countries will be taking part in the 64th Lindau Meeting. So far, 37 Nobel Laureates have announced their participation. Read more...

Curious about the American Society for Cell Biology? BCMB faculty member Andrew Holland has the scoop! http://wp.me/p2EM...
02/19/2014
Andrew Holland talks ASCB

Curious about the American Society for Cell Biology? BCMB faculty member Andrew Holland has the scoop! http://wp.me/p2EM1u-jE

Andrew Holland talks ASCB BCMB faculty member Andrew Holland is a member of the American Society for Cell Biology. Here’s why he thinks you should be a member, too! “The science of life, the life of science.” That’s the motto… [ 1167 more words. ]

01/30/2014
PubChase - discover, search and organize biomedical research of interest to you.

Have you heard of PubChase? Not only does it recommend articles based on what you read, but it has editorials on science and publishing, and a forum where you can anonymously ask for career advice!

PubChase is life science and medical literature recommendations engine. Search smarter, organize, and discover the articles most important to you.

A BCMB Alum talks about careers in science writing and communication http://wp.me/p2EM1u-jt
01/17/2014
Telling Stories about Science: My experiences as a science writer

A BCMB Alum talks about careers in science writing and communication http://wp.me/p2EM1u-jt

Many BCMB students have taken the elective course, taught by Jeremy Nathans, called Great Experiments in Biology. Year after year, students enjoy the class and recommend it to their peers. Why do we like it so well? Other than an … Continue reading… [ 942 more words. ]

From ASBMB Today: 10 New Year's Resolutions that Scientists are destined to break. Did you make any lab-related resoluti...
01/09/2014
Open Channels: 10 New Year’s resolutions scientists (probably) won’t keep

From ASBMB Today: 10 New Year's Resolutions that Scientists are destined to break. Did you make any lab-related resolutions this year?

http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/201401/OpenChannels/Resolutions/

Every year, people make New Year’s resolutions that they are sure to break by the time February rolls around. In fact, it’s been reported that fewer than 10 percent of New Year’s resolutions actually last. And every year scientists make resolutions that are more than likely to fail. Here is a list o...

The winner of AAAS's "Dance your PhD" contest was announced! Click the link to watch the winning video entry:http://news...
11/22/2013
Dance Your Ph.D.: And the Winner Is … | Science/AAAS | News

The winner of AAAS's "Dance your PhD" contest was announced! Click the link to watch the winning video entry:

http://news.sciencemag.org/scientific-community/2013/11/dance-your-ph.d.-and-winner-%E2%80%A6

The votes are in, and the top prize for the 2013 “Dance Your Ph.D.” contest goes to … Cedric Tan, a biologist at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, who finished his Ph.D. there last year with a thesis titled “Sperm competition between brothers and female choice.” His dance interpretatio...

BCMB Rocks! http://wp.me/p2EM1u-j4
11/07/2013
BCMB Rocks!

BCMB Rocks! http://wp.me/p2EM1u-j4

Wow – we all know our BCMB graduates are outstanding scientists, but check this out: In the current issue of Science, two BCMB grads are first authors of RESEARCH ARTICLES! Clara Bien Peek worked with Peter Espenshade and is currently… [ 61 more words. ]

BME EDGE Professional Skills Day http://wp.me/p2EM1u-j0
10/31/2013
BME EDGE Professional Skills Day

BME EDGE Professional Skills Day http://wp.me/p2EM1u-j0

Please see the following invitation from the BME program: Dear fellow graduate students: BME EDGE is thrilled to announce our first Professional Skills Day, with our partners at JHU Career Center and JHMI Professional Development Office (PDO). TITLE:… [ 169 more words. ]

This is a great, quick read on communicating science to non-scientists.http://www.dontgetcaught.biz/2013/10/hes-stupides...
10/28/2013
don't get caught: "He's the stupidest reporter ever!" Or is he?

This is a great, quick read on communicating science to non-scientists.

http://www.dontgetcaught.biz/2013/10/hes-stupidest-reporter-ever-or-is-he.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dontgetcaught%2FbZWz+%28don%27t+get+caught%29

Social media strategies, media training, and speaker training, so you don't get caught unprepared or without a message. I'm Washington, DC-based communications consultant Denise Graveline. Want to pick my brain or get a sense of how I work? Do it here.

MA/PhD Committee Meeting Summary - Sept + Oct 2013
10/23/2013
MA/PhD Committee Meeting Summary - Sept + Oct 2013

MA/PhD Committee Meeting Summary - Sept + Oct 2013

For those of you who don’t know, I am one of two graduate student representatives to the MA/PhD committee. What is the MA/PhD committee, you ask? It is a body chaired by Dr. Geraldine Seydoux, and is composed of the heads … Continue reading →

GSA meeting summary - October 2013
10/18/2013
GSA meeting summary - October 2013

GSA meeting summary - October 2013

Hello BCMB! I have decided to start summarizing the monthly GSA meetings in this format, so that you can get all the info that you want, but I am not spamming your inboxes. I will still send a monthly email … Continue reading →

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