LBRN 15th Annual Meeting, January 20-22, 2017

by LBRN | 01 Dec 2016

January 20-22, 2016

Information and Registration soon available for the LBRN 2017 Annual Meeting Event held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capital Center

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Louisiana Tech's New Frontiers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series

by LBRN | 30 Nov 2016

The New Frontiers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series officially began in the Fall of 2013. Prior to that, a smaller series was organized as a way for faculty and students at Louisiana Tech to meet local researchers. The focus of that first series was on stem cell research and brought in researchers from across the state of Louisiana.

That small series gained a lot of momentum and was so successfu that several groups on campus expressed an interest in supporting a larger series with the goal of brining in nationally recognized researchers to the University. These scientists come to share their work with Tech faculty, students, and the community, establish relationships and collaborations with researchers on campus, and learn about the research and academic programs going on at Louisiana Tech.

The series focuses on Biomedical Research with the intent of demonstrating the broad and interdisciplinary nature of this field of research. Speakers come from areas of engineering, biology, and chemistry, all working towards the fundamental problem of understanding and treating conditions that impact human health. In addition to discussing their research, some of our guests give a separate lecture intended for a general audience. These special lectures are designed to involve and educate the community on research that is relevant to them and what progress is being made to improve diagnostic and treatment options for patients. These community lectures are made possible through the generous support of the Lincoln Health Foundation, a nonprofit that seeks to improve health outcomes for members of the commuity.

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Postdoctoral Society Seminar Series (PS3)

by LBRN | 29 Nov 2016

Date : Nov. 30, 2016

Time : 12:30 PM- 1:30 PM

Special Seminar: Improving your Scientific Communication.

Speaker:Dr. Paige Jarreau – Science Communication Specialist– College of Science

The LSU Postdoctoral Society in collaboration with the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) is organizing a seminar series intended for all postdocs on LSU Baton Rouge campus. The following workshop is intended for all postdocs and it will focus on how scientific communication can impact research and future opportunities in the social network era. The workshop will focus on scientific communication skills, models of scientific communications and tips & tricks of scientific talking.


Summer Research 2017 Applications Now Available

by LBRN | 28 Nov 2016

Research funding opportunities for the LBRN 2017 Summer Research Program are now available for Louisiana faculty, graduate, and undergraduates at Louisiana colleges and universities.

Application Deadline is February 10, 2017.

Apply Here!

LSU Computational Biology Seminar Series for Undergraduates

by LBRN | 07 Nov 2016

November 10, 2016, LSU Life Sciences Auditorium Room 101 at 5pm-6pm, refreshments to follow.

Sponsored by the LSU College of Science, the Department of Biological Sciences, the Center for Computation & Technology and the Louisiana Biomedical Research Network

Three speakers:

Wei Feinstein

If not one, then take two steps.

Genevieve Mount

Snake Sisters: how I use genes, models, and morphology to understand what we know about squamate evolution.

Lana Thaljeh

Targeting Virus DNA-packaging Motor

— This is one of several Computational Biology seminars held in the Spring and Fall for Undergraduate students (open to all). For more information on this seminar series go to:

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Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program

by LBRN | 24 Oct 2016

Deadline : Dec. 20, 2016

Available : $100,000 to $300,000 per year for a period of up to 3 years

Number of Awards : 11

Funding Uses: This U.S. Department of Education program is designed to effect long-range improvement in science and engineering education at predominantly minority institutions and to increase the flow of underrepresented ethic minorities, particularly minority women, into scienctific and technological careers. There are four types of project grants: Institutional, special, cooperative, and design.

General Eligibility Requirements: Public and private nonprofit institutions of higher education that are minority institutions; nonprofit science-oriented organizations, professional scientific societies, and institutions of higher education that award baccalaureate degrees; and a consortium of organizations that provide needed services of one or more minority institutions.

Link to RFP

Kavli Microbiome Ideas Challenge

by LBRN | 23 Oct 2016

This Ideas Challenge invites the broad scientific community – including microbiologists, nanoscientists, neuroscientists, engineers, chemists, materials scientists, physicists and others – to submit innovative, blue-sky, and aspirational ideas for novel experimental tools and methods for understanding microbial function. The Challenge will be managed and judged through a collaboration of three leading scientific societies – led by the American Society for Microbiology, in partnership with the American Chemical Society and the American Physical Society. The Kavli Foundation will award $1M for recipients to launch their innovate research ideas.

The focus of the Microbiome Ideas Challenge is the development of new tools and methods that will help transition the field of microbiome research from correlative studies – i.e., genomics-driven microbial censusing efforts – to causal understanding of microbial function. Ideally, ideas for novel tools and methods will be broadly applicable across the many environments studied in microbiome research – the Earth’s soils, ocean and freshwater environments, and atmosphere; as well as animal hosts’ gut and skin ecosystems.

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5th Annual LA Conference on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

by LBRN | 20 Oct 2016

April 7 - 8, 2017

We are happy to announce that the 5th Annual Louisiana Conference on Computational Biology & Bioinformatics will be held on April 7 & 8, 2017 at Xavier University, New Orleans. The conference aims to expose Louisiana to the cutting edge of Computational Biology, Bioinformatics Research and Applications while also providing a platform for exchange of information and technical knowledge among Louisiana-based scientists involved in different aspects of computational biology & bioinformatics.

Conference Thematic Sessions are: -Microbiomes -Informatics Software Applications -Infectious Diseases -Cancer Bioinformatics -TBA -TBA


Early 2017 Call for Abstracts

Early 2017 Registration and Hotel

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First Annual Louisiana Biomedical Undergraduate Research Conference (LA BURC)

by LBRN | 14 Oct 2016

November 11, 2016, at the Baton Rouge Marriott

The Louisiana Biomedical Research Network (LBRN) is sponsoring a statewide for undergraduate students who are or have been engaged in biomedical research. The goals of this conference are to provide a forum for networking and to provide professional development opportunities for the students. Please help us spread the word about this meeting by forwarding this e-mail to faculty and students in your department and/or college. There is no registration fee for this meeting, but we are hoping that you will help support your students by helping to defray their travel costs.

Please encourage your students to join us for the First Annual Louisiana Biomedical Undergraduate Research Conference (LA BURC).

Undergraduate researchers from across the state will present their work; Our keynote speaker is National Academy of Science member and NIH researcher Dr. Gigi Storz: We will have professional development roundtables for the students.

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ArkLaTex Interdisciplinary Cell Conference

by LBRN | 16 Sep 2016

ArkLaTex A new conference, ArkLaTex Interdisciplinary Cell Conference or ArkLaTex ICC for short, is being held here at LSUS on Saturday November 5th, 2016 from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

Students across all STEM disciplines will have the opportunity to apply their research and discoveries towards cell biology. The topic will focus on using interdisciplinary approaches to solving today’s cell and molecular biology questions, ranging from bioinformatics to biochemistry. The primary goals of the 2016 ArkLaTex ICC will include practicing collaboration techniques while optimizing poster and oral presentation skills. Combined with emphasizing the importance of a balanced hypothesis and controlled experiments the students and post-docs will leave the conference with a larger knowledge base to carry themselves to national level conferences, grant submissions, and article writing. 

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