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Events in July 2011

  • July 11, 2011

    arrow-rightMaking the K-to-R Transition Workshop

    Time: 08:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Location: N/A

    The Grant Review and Support Program (GRASP) is an opportunity for junior investigators to improve their chances for successful R01 grant submissions. Accepted participants will be required to participate in the three components of the program:

    1. Making the K-to-R Transition: a two-day workshop, held July 11-12, 2011, that will cover NIH grant writing techniques and how to apply the Elements of Grant Writing guide (explained below) to grant proposals.

    2. Elements of Grant Writing: a guide containing tips and tools to help investigators apply for and receive funding from any government, foundation or corporate source.

    3. GRASP Consultation Service: a process matching GRASP participants with K24 grant advisors.

    GRASP is in a pilot phase and is only available to K23 and K01 grant awardees who have approval from their primary mentor(s) that the applicant will participate in all three components of the program.

    All applications and endorsements are due no later than 12:00 noon on April 28, 2011.

    For more information, or to apply, please visit the GRASP service page.

  • July 12, 2011

    arrow-rightMaking the K-to-R Transition Workshop

    Time: 08:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Location: N/A

    The Grant Review and Support Program (GRASP) is an opportunity for junior investigators to improve their chances for successful R01 grant submissions. Accepted participants will be required to participate in the three components of the program:

    1. Making the K-to-R Transition: a two-day workshop, held July 11-12, 2011, that will cover NIH grant writing techniques and how to apply the Elements of Grant Writing guide (explained below) to grant proposals.

    2. Elements of Grant Writing: a guide containing tips and tools to help investigators apply for and receive funding from any government, foundation or corporate source.

    3. GRASP Consultation Service: a process matching GRASP participants with K24 grant advisors.

    GRASP is in a pilot phase and is only available to K23 and K01 grant awardees who have approval from their primary mentor(s) that the applicant will participate in all three components of the program.

    All applications and endorsements are due no later than 12:00 noon on April 28, 2011.

    For more information, or to apply, please visit the GRASP service page.

  • July 12, 2011

    arrow-rightHTqPCR – high-throughput qPCR analysis in R and Bioconductor

    Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Location: Lower Level 2, Room 025, Countway Library, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston

    Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) is routinely used for RNA expression profiling, validation of microarray hybridization data and clinical diagnostic assays. HTqPCR, a package for the R statistical computing environment, aids to enable the processing and analysis of qPCR data in high throughput across multiple conditions or replicates, and in spatially-defined formats such ABI TaqMan Low Density Arrays and conventional 96- or 384-well plates. The workshop is designed to help researchers learn how to load data into HTqPCR and carryout quality assessment, normalization, visualization and parametric or non-parametric testing for statistical significance in Ct values between features (e.g. genes, microRNAs).

  • July 21, 2011

    arrow-rightNavigating the NIH Grant Application Process

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Location: Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor, Harvard Medical School, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston

    The Harvard Catalyst Research Navigators cordially invite investigators to a workshop on tips for navigating the NIH grant application process. This one and a half hour session is open to researchers at all stages of their research and careers.

    This opportunity to understand the NIH grant application process will focus on topics such as:

    • choosing appropriate grants to apply for,
    • choosing a study section, and
    • interacting with program officers.

    The discussion will be led by Steve Freedman, MD, PhD, BIDMC Chief of the Division of Translational Research and Director of the Harvard Catalyst Post Graduate Education Grant Review and Support Program (GRASP) Program (http://catalyst.harvard.edu/services/grasp/).

    After the presentation, there will be an opportunity for smaller group or one-on-one discussions, in order for participants to network and talk directly with Steve Freedman.

    Attendance at this event is limited to 30 individuals, and registration is required. Attendees should RSVP by July 8, 2011. Please send your name, home department and institution, and a brief description of your research interests to Amy Webber (E-mail, 617-432-7810). We will include this information in a list of attendees that will be circulated at the event.
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    The Harvard Catalyst Research Navigators are committed to providing opportunities for collaboration by organizing scientists and clinicians around research resources, areas of investigation, and disease topics. This event is part of a series of seminars and workshops designed to increase connectivity in the Harvard Catalyst community.