26 Apr 2024

SEB April 2024 Newsletter

Welcome to this month's newsletter!

 

 




Welcome to this month's newsletter. Here's what we have in store for you this month: 
 

SEB Trustee Elections 2024 are now open;
 

Register for the OED Symposium 2024 “Empowering Research for Community Impact”;
 

Only a few days left to submit your abstract and book your place for the "EPIPLANT/SEB" 2024 joint symposium;
 

Book your place for the "Tap that network! Progress in your career" workshop;



SEB Conference Prague 2024: Book your place now;



The deadline to apply for the Journal of Experimental Biology Science Communication Workshop ( SEB Conference) is fast approaching (30 April 2024);
 

We have a few more exhibition spots available Sponsorships;
 

Check out the Onsite Childcare during the  SEB Prague 2024 Conference;
 

Meet our 2024 President Medalists;
 

Meet our 2024 Plenary Lecture Winners;


Book your place for the Voice of Young Science - Standing up for Science Workshop Nottingham;


The Company of Biologists appoints Prenax as exclusive representative in Spain;


Discover the Children and Teaching Resources: SEB activity book 2024;
 

Children and Teaching Resources: The Secret Lifespan of Animals;
 

Contribute to the Ask a Scientist project;
 

Download the ‘Scientists with Impact’ article collection;






Happy reading!  

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SEB NEWS

  • SEB Trustee Elections 2024 are now open
     
  • Register for the OED Symposium 2024 “Empowering Research for Community Impact”
     
  • Only a few days left to submit your abstract and book your place for the "EPIPLANT/SEB" 2024 joint symposium
     
  • Book your place for the "Tap that network! Progress in your career" workshop
     
  • SEB Conference Prague 2024: Book your place now
     
  • Deadline to apply for the Journal of Experimental Biology Science Communication Workshop ( SEB Conference) is fast approaching (30 April 2024)
     
  • We have a few more exhibition spots available Sponsorships
     
  • Check out the Onsite Childcare during the  SEB Prague 2024 Conference
     
  • SEB Conference Prague 2024: Book your place now
     

  • Deadline to apply for the Journal of Experimental Biology Science Communication Workshop ( SEB Conference) is fast approaching (30 April 2024)
     

  • We have a few more exhibition spots available Sponsorships;
     

  • Meet our 2024 President Medalists
     

  • Meet our 2024 Plenary Lecture Winners
     

  • Book your place for the Voice of Young Science - Standing up for Science Workshop Nottingham
     
  • The Company of Biologists appoints Prenax as exclusive representative in Spain

     

  • Discover the Children and Teaching Resources: SEB activity book 2024
     

  • Have a look at the Children and Teaching Resources: The Secret Lifespan of Animals
     

  • Contribute to the Ask a Scientist project;
     

  • Download the ‘Scientists with Impact’ article collection;
     

  • Discover the scientists with Impact

EVENTS

  •  Tap that network! Progress in your career   (22 May 2024)

     
  • SEB Annual Conference 2024 (2 – 5 July 2024)

     
  • Cell Symposium: Plant Epigenetics (10 – 12 July 2024)
     
  • OED Symposium 202': Empowering Research for Community Impact (10 – 11 September 2024)
     
  • Building Your Academic Web Presence (18 September 2024)
     
  • Project Management Essentials for Researchers (6 November 2024)
     
  • Other Meetings

 

CAREERS

  • Careers and Coffee
     
  • Leaders of the Future
     
  • Events videos are available on demand
     
  • Professional Development Resources available for SEB members!
     
  • Developing Excellent Research Proposals
     
  • Quick start guide to connecting with industry
     
  • Getting started with interdisciplinary collaborations
     
  • Public Engagement 101
     
  • Free "Standing up for Science" - media workshop 
     
  • Dealing with the media - Free media training and advice for SEB members

 


 

JOBS BOARD

  • Latest vacancies

 



JOURNAL NEWS 
 

  • Conservation Physiology: Capture and discard practises associated with an ornamental fishery affect the metabolic rate and aerobic capacity of three-striped dwarf cichlids Apistogramma trifasciata

 

  • Journal of Experimental Botany's Editor choice: A phytochrome/phototropin chimeric photoreceptor promotes growth of fern gametophytes under limited light conditions

 

  • Plant Biotechnology Journal: Controlling diurnal flower-opening time by manipulating the jasmonate pathway accelerates development of indica–japonica hybrid rice breeding

 

  • Plant Direct: A core of cell wall proteins functions in wall integrity responses in Arabidopsis thaliana

 

  • TPJ Editor choice - April 2024: Detecting the ebb and flow of a phytohormone: a ratiometric biosensor to analyse gibberellin dynamics"

 



GRANTS AND FUNDING
 

  • Company of Biologists Grant 
     
  • Sponsorship for a Small Conference 
     
  • SEB Diversity Grant
     
  • SEB Outreach Grant
     
  • Hardship fund
     
  • Funding for Satellite Meetings
     
  • Educational Research and Development Grant 🆕 

 

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Meet our 2024 Plenary Lecture Winners

 

CONTRIBUTE TO THE ASK A SCIENTIST PROJECT

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This project was developed and delivered in two public engagement events we hosted this year, where the attendees could ask questions for scientists. We posted the questions on our website and need scientists to answer them!

The attendees have the webpage address, so they can go there and check the answers to their questions. Please look at these thought-provoking questions and reply to the ones you feel comfortable with through the form.

For more information and to access the form, visit:

 



  

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Dive into the past of the SEB by discovering the SEB History Articles Series

 


 

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SEB Annual Conference Prague 2024

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Building Your Academic Web Presence

 

SEB CONFERENCE PRAGUE 2024

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URGENT: BEWARE OF SCAM EMAIL - IMPORTANT NOTICE

We have been made aware of a scam email that has been sent to a few of our members. (please see an example of the email below). We just wanted to confirm that this is not from SEB or the hotel.
 

 

 

 

 



OTHER MEETINGS



Take a look at the event picture gallery which is available now on our   Facebook page

 

IJPB Symposium 2024 - Plant modeling: opportunities and challenges (13 - 15 May 2024)

Summer School 2024: Plant science to tackle climate change (16 – 21 June 2024)

The International Congress on Plant Molecular Biology (IPMB) 2024 (24 – 28 June 2024)

45th New Phytologist Symposium: Ecological and evolutionary consequences of plant–fungal invasions (26 – 29 June 2024)
 

 

 

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The Company of Biologists Travel Grant

Application deadline:   30 June  2024

SEB student and early career scientist members can apply for up to £500 to support their travel to conferences, career workshops, research trips, and laboratory visits. This funding has now been extended to include registration fees for online events.

 

 


Sponsorship for a Small Conference

Application deadline: 1 March 2024

SEB members can apply for up to £1000 to help with the cost of organising a scientific meeting independently or in collaboration with another organisation.

 


 


Diversity Grant

Application deadline: 31 December 2024

SEB members can apply for funding of up to £1000 for projects associated with improving diversity and increasing inclusivity in academia and bioscience research.

 

 


Outreach Grant

Application deadline: 1 June 2024

A maximum of £1000 is available to SEB members and £200 non-members to cover the costs associated with holding or participating in an outreach event that promotes experimental biology to a wide range of audiences.

 

 


Educational Research and Development Grant

Application deadline: 30 June 2024

The purpose of this grant is to support educators and academics involved in education activities with their career progression. It enables them to demonstrate evidence of innovation in teaching and the ability to obtain external funding and training in educational and/or pedagogical research.


 


RECOMMAND A COLLEAGUE

It is easy, simple and just requires a few clicks

Click here  for more information

 

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Over the past few months we held a number of training webinars. If you did not get a chance to attend these you can access on demand recordings and resources on the SEB members' area. Simply log into your SEB account, go to the resources area and select the "Careers" tab to view these. 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES AVAILABLE!
Videos and PDFs are available


The SEB is excited to release our new on-demand professional development resources to support our members at every stage of their career. This includes a video and PDF covering time management skills, and a five part mini-series exploring evaluation of impact for projects such as public engagement events and activities


DEVELOPING EXCELLENT RESEARCH PROPOSALS
Presentation Slides are available


In this this workshop, we examined the key elements involved in turning your initial research idea into a proposal that will get the attention and support of the reviewers, demonstrate the importance of the research and assure funders that your project will make a valuable contribution to your field
 


QUICK START GUIDE TO CONNECTING WITH INDUSTRY
Webinar recording now available 


This webinar takes a brief look at how researchers can identify their individual skills and expertise to support engagement as well as to how to clearly articulate their research in a way that generates interest from potential industry collaborators. 
 


GETTING STARTED WITH INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIONS
Presentation Slides and Chatbox transcript now available 

A multidisciplinary approach requires a combination of skills including a willingness to listen and learn about other disciplines, to see patterns and make connections, to have a wide ranging network, to ask insightful questions, facilitate others to take part, problem solve in a solution focused way and to be open and creative. 

In this interactive 90 minute online workshop looked at how to be open to opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration and the key skills required to identify and approach potential collaborators. 


DEALING WITH THE MEDIA -FREE MEDIA TRAINING AND ADVICE FOR SEB MEMBERS

Have you been approached by the media for an interview or to comment on your research and not sure what to expect or how to approach it?
 
Getting your research covered in the media is a very exciting moment but can also feel scary if you do not have experience and are not sure what to expect. SEB members can benefit from free advice and training on their first media appearance through our partnership with Sense about Science. If you would like to learn more get in touch with   [email protected].
 
In the meantime, check out these “Standing up for Science” Guides on interacting with the media:

 



 

JOBS BOARD


Below are the latest vacancies available:

 

 Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Biochemical Society 
United Kingdom

The Biochemical Society and its wholly owned publishing subsidiary Portland Press Ltd (PPL) are seeking an experienced and influential leader from January 2025 on the retirement of the current postholder Kate Baillie.

Deadline for applications: 10 May 2024


 


 

 Senior/ Research Associate Plant Physiologist at Lancaster University
Lacanster, United Kingdom

Applications are invited for a plant physiologist postdoctoral researcher within the Lancaster Photosynthesis team under the supervision of Prof Elizabete Carmo-Silva.

Deadline for applications: 9  May 2024

 

 


PhD positions in its 18 PhD programs at the Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

We currently offer up to 21 fully funded Ph.D. positions to ambitious and creative researchers with a background in Neuroscience, Immunology, (Bio) Engineering, (Bio) Informatics, Computer Science, (Bio) Chemistry, (RNA, Cell or Molecular) Biology, Genetics, etc..

Deadline for applications: 1 June 2024

 

 

Click here to visit the SEB jobs board page

 


 

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THE LATEST FROM THE SEB JOURNALS


Conservation Physiology
Capture and discard practises associated with an ornamental fishery affect the metabolic rate and aerobic capacity of three-striped dwarf cichlids Apistogramma trifasciata 


 


Journal of Experimental Botany
Editor choice: A phytochrome/phototropin chimeric photoreceptor promotes growth of fern gametophytes under limited light conditions


 


Plant Biotechnology Journal
Controlling diurnal flower-opening time by manipulating the jasmonate pathway accelerates development of indica–japonica hybrid rice breeding


 


Plant Direct
A core of cell wall proteins functions in wall integrity responses in Arabidopsis thaliana


 


The Plant Journal
TPJ Editor choice: April 2024: Detecting the ebb and flow of a phytohormone: a ratiometric biosensor to analyse gibberellin dynamics by Martin Balcerowicz