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. 

More information for The ArkLaTex Interdisciplinary Cell Conference


by LBRN | 16 Sep 2016


  • HHMI’s Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study are open to PhD students who are:
  1. motivated toward careers as academic scientists
  2. from racial, ethnic, and other underrepresented groups in the sciences, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds
  3. committed to the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the sciences.


  • Nomination: 2 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time), November 18, 2016

  • Application: 2 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time), February 2, 2017
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time), February 2, 2017
  • All materials must be submitted via HHMI’s online Competition System

Voice: 301-215-8511 or 800-448-4882, ext. 8511 Email:

More information for The Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study

LSU Computational Biology Seminar Series for Undergraduates

by LBRN | 12 Sep 2016

September 14, 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

Dr. Rebecca Christofferson

Using quantitative methods to answer biological questions

— 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:

Seminar Information

LBRN Competition for Research Projects

by LBRN | 26 Aug 2016

RFAs (click on title to download proposal information)


  • Announcement of RFA - **August 26, 2016 **
  • Letter of Intent - **October 3, 2016 **
  • Full proposal due - **November 4, 2016 **
  • Announcement of Award - **January 16, 2017 **
  • Project Start - **September 1, 2017 **


The purpose of these programs is to to solicit new start-up and shared instrumentation funds as well as for new pilot and full projects for the proposed grant period as well as provide an additional opportunity for junior and senior LBRN PUI faculty to engage in clinical and translational research. The selection and distribution of these projects by the Steering Committee will be based on the quality of the proposals and the needs of the INBRE program. Proposed projects should be consistent with the program’s focal research areas.

The Online Form is available for the Letters of Intent to be submitted. We’re using an online submission system instead of emailing completed proposals.

Pre-Application Form

23rd Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF)

by LBRN | 05 Jul 2016


The Summer Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF), will be held Friday, July 29st, 2016 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm in LSU’s Union’s Cotillion Ballroom. SURF speakers will be from 10:00am - 11:30am in LSU’s Union’s Theater. All Welcome.

SURF 2016 Program

The 23rd Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) where undergraduate students from across the LSU campus present their summer research projects. SURF includes students from research programs such as LSU/BRCC Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program (Bridges), CCT REU, CHE REU, CIMM REU, IRIS REU, IMSD, HHMI, LBRN, NOYCE, Office of Strategic Initiatives REU (OSI REU), Physics & Astronomy REU, SURE and other REU’s as well as individual student researchers in various laboratories across LSU. The students will be on hand to discuss their work, which ranges widely across a variety of scientific fields - chemistry, biology, chemical engineering, math, computer science, biochemistry and physics will be represented. Students come from LSU, colleges from all across the state, and universities all across the country.

Please come and ask the participants about their summer research!

Summer Undergraduate Research Forum Information

note: Deadline for SURF Registration: Friday, July 15, 2016

IBM special training and workshop for research community of DELTA

by LBRN | 21 Jun 2016

On Wednesday, July 6-7, 2016 at LSU Digital Media Center Theatre

Special IBM (Delta) Workshop and Training Information

The Louisiana Biomedical Research Network is happy to announce the IBM (Delta) special training and workshop.

This event is presented by IBM as the follow-up interaction between IBM and the research community of DELTA, our newly built IBM Power8 system for Big Data research.

This two-day event is composed of the introduction of the overall IBM technology and DELTA to the general audience on Day 1, and more advanced technical training sessions on Day 2.

For more information:

IBM Special training and workshop Information

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