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eLife: Early-Career Travel Grants: Applications open for 2019

eLife is pleased to continue to offer our travel grant program in 2019. Last year we supported 22 outstanding scientists to attend conferences in different parts of the world, to reach new audiences and get recognition for their research. Early-career researchers who have published their research with eLife (or have a manuscript accepted for publication) are invited to apply for funding of up to $1,000 to help present their work at a meeting of their choice. 

Application deadlines for 2019 are at midnight on March 3, June 2, and September 1. You can apply for funding of up to $1,000 to support your costs of travelling to and participating in a conference.

More information is available on the eLIFE website here.


Request to Promote Annual Research Ethics Conference

Researchers and research participants across the country are facing big changes in the rules governing the ethical conduct of research. Many studies are affected, including those in basic science, biomedical research, the social sciences, and research with human participants. This conference features senior leaders from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Partners HealthCare, and Harvard University, who will analyze changes in oversight of emerging technologies, the Common Rule governing research with human participants, and the federal redefinition of “clinical trials” to cover more studies. Finally, a panel with community and local experts will join these speakers to debate the impact of these changes. This University of Minnesota Research Ethics Conference will be especially valuable for researchers, clinicians, study coordinators, oversight personnel, research participants, patient advocates, students, and trainees.

Presented by the Office of the Vice President for ResearchConsortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences; and Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

This conference is part of Research Ethics Week (March 4-8, 2019), during which the University of Minnesota focuses on professional development and best practices to ensure safety and integrity in research. To see a complete list of events being offered during Research Ethics Week, click here

M&M 2019 Deadline EXTENDED



The 2019 paper submission deadline has been extended*!

New Deadline: 

Friday, February 22, 2019, 11:59 PM, U.S. Pacific Time

*This deadline is for all submissions, and for all meeting awards applicants. 

Submit your 2-page paper today by using the submission portal located on the homepage of the M&M 2019 website. The Call for Papers brochure is also available for download.

UIC & ZEISS Technology Seminar: Celldiscoverer 7

Event Information:

Please join the University Imaging Centers (UIC) and ZEISS for a technology seminar on imaging with the ZEISS Celldiscoverer 7 on Friday, February 1 from 10 AM to noon in Jackson 6-135.

We will discuss the the Celldiscoverer 7, a fully integrated high-end automated live cell imaging system. With Celldiscoverer 7, you can combine the easy-to-use automation of boxed microscopes with the image quality and flexibility of a class inverted research microscope. Applications include: multi-well plates for live or fixed endpoint assays; label free assays; high-content screening; multi- or un-labelled living tissue section, organs, small organisms, organotypic-, spheroid or cell culture preparations, and many more!

To RSVP for the Seminar please email Alex Cramer (

Demo Information:

The UIC and ZEISS will have the Celldiscoverer 7 available for demonstrations and tours Tuesday March 12 - Friday March 15 in Jackson Hall.

Seminar or Demo questions? Please contact us at

Click here for the PDF flyer!

The University Imaging Centers are Hiring

The University Imaging Centers are Hiring!

We are seeking applicants who are service-oriented team players with excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills who enjoy moving science forward using state-of-the-art imaging resources.

The successful candidate will join a team of UIC associates responsible for the daily interactions of a dynamic interdisciplinary core facility at a major research University. This candidate will support and advance imaging projects primarily at our Jackson Hall location. This will include working on widefield, confocal, two photon, in vivo imaging and other efforts by the UIC.

We are looking for a degree in biology, chemistry or biomedical imaging. There is a need to be ready to help researchers with both trivial and advanced aspects of imaging projects. Experience in sample preparation (fixation, staining, antibody labeling, etc.), and advanced light microscopy is required and/or some experience with image analysis would be a strong plus. The successful candidate should be prepared to be in a dynamic multi-user environment whereby four basic areas of service must be covered:

  • Maximize the availability of advanced imaging technologies and methodologies to faculty, staff, students and external users. 
  • Bring expertise in new imaging technologies to users.
  • Educate the University community about new imaging technologies.
  • Promote interaction between developers of new imaging technology and potential users.

To learn more about the position or apply visit the UMN job posting.