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Tox Track, 5/23/17

Weekly Newsletter of the MSU Institute for Integrative Toxicology
Director: Dr. Norbert Kaminski / Editor: Lauren St.John

May 23, 2017, Vol. 40, Number 12

Seminars / Events / Workshops / Job Postings

Seminars

Wednesday, May 24
*The Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation presents Dr. Linda Mansfield, Dehn Endowed Chair candidate, to speak on, “Can we shape our gut microbiome for health? Evidence that host-microbiota-pathogen interactions govern enteric health and disease,” on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at 10 a.m. in G150 Auditorium, Vet Med Center.

Wednesday, May 24
*The Robert Leader Endowed Lecture Series presents Michael R. Taylor, Senior Fellow at the Meridian Institute, to speak on, “Food Safety Culture – Past and Future,” on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at 4 p.m. in the Fireplace Room, The University Club of MSU.

*Fulfills seminar requirements for the Environmental and Integrative Toxicological Sciences Graduate Programs. Seminars that fulfill this requirement are archived at: http://iit.msu.edu/training/seminarlist.html.

 

Events

2017 Great Lakes Chapter Meeting of the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, June 23, 2017

It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 2017 meeting of the Great Lakes Chapter of the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (GLC ASPET). This meeting will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017 at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Moss Auditorium, College of Medicine Research Building, 909S. Wolcott Ave., Chicago.

This will be our 30th Annual GLC ASPET meeting. Our annual meeting is focused on timely topics in pharmacology and drug discovery, and is designed to promote interactions and build bridges between scientists in the Midwest (e.g., Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin).  This year’s theme is “Advances in Pharmacoimmunology”.

A major objective of the meeting is to serve as a platform for productive interactions between academic and industrial researchers, as well as suppliers of scientific equipment.  In addition to a poster session (that covers all aspects of pharmacology and life science and that results in awards to the best posters from undergraduate and graduate students, as well as post-doctoral fellows), our scientific sessions will be interspersed with discussions relevant to students interested in a career in pharmacology and drug discovery. 

Abstract deadline is June 9, 2017. Learn more about the event at: https://www.aspet.org/glc/.

 

Workshops

Summer Institute in Data Intensive Biology Workshops, UC Davis
Nine week-long computational workshops will be held at UC Davis from July 10 to July 21.

Week 1: July 10-15

Week 2: July 17-21

All workshops will take place at UC Davis; please see the venue information (http://ivory.idyll.org/dibsi/VENUE.html) for details.

Workshops may extend into the evening hours; please plan on devoting the entire time to the workshop. Workshops are $350/wk.

On-campus housing information is available for approximately $400/wk, which includes breakfast and dinner. Housing registration currently closes April 26th.

Registration links for each workshop are under the workshop description; housing is linked there as well, and must be booked separately. Attendees of both weeks of workshops may book housing for both weeks, and attendees of the two-week introductory bioinformatics workshop, ANGUS (http://ivory.idyll.org/dibsi/ANGUS.html) may book a full four weeks of housing.

For questions about registration, travel, invitation letters, or other general topics, please contact dibsi.training@gmail.com.

For workshop specific questions, contact the instructors (e-mail links are under each workshop).
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13th Summer School on Toxic Compounds in the Environment 2017

RECETOX Research Infrastructure, Regional POPs Centre for Central and Eastern Europe and Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment (RECETOX), Masaryk University would like to extend to you an invitation to attend the international 13th Summer School on Toxic Compounds in the Environment 2017, which will commence from 26th June to 30th June 2017 at RECETOX, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.

For more information please visit: http://www.recetox.muni.cz/

Registration is open here: https://is.muni.cz/obchod/fakulta/sci/recetox/?lang=en

Do not hesitate with registration, summer school is limited to 40 participants.

 

Job Postings

Postdoctoral Position, The Dow Chemical Company

The Toxicology & Environmental Research & Consulting (TERC) group of The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, MI) is looking for a postdoctoral candidate with experience and training in molecular biology, toxicology, bioinformatics or a related emphasis.  The postdoctoral candidate will work closely with TERC scientists and study directors in developing and/or applying state-of-the-art experimental approaches for characterizing toxicity and discerning mode of action. This unique position will present the right candidate with an opportunity to grow and excel in the exciting field of predictive toxicology.

This is a laboratory-based position and the successful candidate is expected to be actively involved in research projects in evaluating bioactivity of compounds using in vitro and Omics approaches and to apply a margin of exposure-based method for safety characterization of chemicals. Activities include experimental design, study conduct, interpretation of results, and evaluation of assay performance. The candidate is expected to present research findings at internal and external workshops/meetings and publish in prestigious peer-reviewed journals. The postdoctoral position at Dow Chemical is for one-year and the contract is renewable up to two years.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in toxicology (or related field) with training in molecular biology, bioinformatics is required
  • Experience applying data mining and machine learning algorithms is preferred
  • Strong ability to integrate, analyze and interpret results
  • Works well independently and within a multidisciplinary team setting
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail

For additional details or to apply, contact Dr. Raja Settivari at : RSSettivari@dow.com

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