The UMDNJ/Rutgers Post Doctoral Association (PDA)
National Postdoc Appreciation Day Symposium
Wednesday September 22, 2010
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School-UMDNJ
Research Tower, East Lecture Hall
Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Please join us for National Postdoc Appreciation Day celebrations at UMDNJ/Rutgers. This day will be the local event commemorating National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW). NPAW is observed across the nation during the week of September 20th – 24th to acknowledge the significant contributions of postdocs to the U.S. scientific research community. For more information about celebrations at other locations, please visit http://www.nationalpostdoc.org/meetings-and-events/appreciation
The PDA is pleased to announce that the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) is a joint host for the symposium this year. All postdoc and graduate student attendees will receive free membership in ASBMB for one year.
If you would like to attend the UMDNJ/Rutgers celebrations, we request you to register to ensure that we have enough food and seating. Registration is free. In addition to postdocs, all faculty, students and administrators are welcome!
For registration, please click here http://www.asbmb.org/pagesm.aspx?id=8124
If you would like to present your research:
If you are a postdoc and you would like present your work, please submit an abstract at http://www.asbmb.org/pagesm.aspx?id=8124. We are accepting abstract for both oral or poster presentations. Please note that for oral presenters, we request that your mentor introduce you before your presentation. This is a NJ-wide event, and postdocs from all disciplines are invited to present their work.
Abstract Deadline is September 10th, 2010.
|8:45 am - 9:00 am||Registration and Poster set up|
|9:00 am - 9:10 am:||Welcome Address by UMDNJ/Rutgers Postdoctoral Association|
|9:10 am - 10:30 am||Scientific Talks by Postdocs|
|10:30 am - 11:00 am||Poster Session and Coffee Break|
|11:00 am - 12:00 pm||Keynote Address, Stuart W. Peltz, Ph.D., President & CEO, PTC Therapeutics Inc., NJ|
|12:00 pm - 12:20 pm||
ASBMB Past President Address, Gregory A. Petsko, D. Phil., Gyula and Katica Tauber Professor of Biochemistry & Chemistry, Brandeis University, MA
|12:20 pm - 1:45 pm||Poster Session and Lunch|
|1:45 pm - 2:30 pm||
Special Guest Seminar, Kelly Mack, PhD, Program Director, ADVANCE, National Science Foundation, Washington DC
|2:30 pm - 3:15 pm||Special Invited Seminar, Bruce C. Wightman, PhD, Professor of Biology, Muhlenberg College, PA|
|3:15 pm - 3:30 pm||Poster Session and Coffee Break|
|3:30 pm - 5:00 pm||Breakout Career Development Panel Sessions. Each panel will address career options, including careers in academia, industry, scientific consulting and writing, science policy, and patent law.|
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Lunch will be provided but can only be guaranteed for registered attendees.
Directions and Maps:
For directions, click here: http://rwjms.umdnj.edu/about_rwjms/campus_directions.html
For campus map, click here: http://www.umdnj.edu/home2web/about/pdf_maps/pisc.pdf
Address: 675 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Building: Research Tower
Room: East Lecture Hall
UMDNJ/Rutgers Postdoctoral Association
Dr. Sandra Chesoni
Dr. Aurora Costache
Dr. Marius Costache
Dr. Malvika Kaul
Dr. Gauri Kulkarni
Dr. Martha Soto - Director, Postdoctoral Career Development Program, RWJMS-UMDNJ
We are grateful for the generous support of our sponsors:
ASBMB, Career Symposia Office
UMDNJ, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
RWJMS, Office of the Dean
Rutgers University, Office of the Dean for Life and Health Sciences
Rutgers University, Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (WiSEM)