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Applications for the 2016 Stanford Bio-X Graduate Fellowships are now open!


The Bio-X Leadership Council is pleased to announce the 13th annual competition for Bio-X Graduate Student Fellowships and for Stanford Neurosciences Institute (SNI) and ChEM-H Fellowships.

To be considered for review, complete applications must be submitted online, with all required materials emailed or received, not postmarked, by March 9, 2016 at 5pm PST.

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Research, Awards, and Highlights
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Low-fiber diet may cause irreversible depletion of gut bacteria over generations

Feature on research by Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member Justin Sonnenburg:
When mice with gut bacteria from a human were put on a low-fiber diet, the diversity of their intestinal inhabitants plummeted. Four generations on a low-fiber diet caused irreversible losses.

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January 21: Frontiers in Quantitative Biology Seminar

Speaker: Irene Chen, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC Santa Barbara
Time/Location: 2:00pm, Clark Center Auditorium
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Series partially sponsored by Stanford Bio-X.

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February 9: Stanford Bio-X Frontiers in Interdisciplinary Biosciences Pre-Seminar

Speaker: Michael Lin, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, of Bioengineering and, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology, Stanford University
Attend the pre-seminar to learn more about Thursday's seminar topic!
Time/Location: 12:15pm, Clark Center Room S361
Small lunch to be provided at 12:00pm
Contact: C. Huber

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February 11: Stanford Bio-X Frontiers in Interdisciplinary Biosciences Seminar

Speaker: David Schaffer, Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Bioengineering, and Neuroscience, UC Berkeley
Title: “Novel Technologies to Investigate the Neural Stem Cell Niche”
Time/Location: 12:15pm, Clark Center Room S360
Small lunch to be provided at 12:00pm
Host: Michael Lin, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, of Bioengineering and, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology, Stanford University
Contact: C. Huber

Stanford Bio-X Seed Grants Symposium - February 17 1 - 5:30 pm - Clark Center Auditorium

February 17: Stanford Bio-X Seed Grants Interdisciplinary Initiatives Program Symposium

Speakers: Drs. Ada Poon, Jin Hyung Lee, Mary Teruel, Ovijit Chaudhuri, Peter Kim, Daniel Spielman, Mark Kay, and Nicholas Melosh
Time/Location: 1:00pm-4:00pm, Clark Center Auditorium
Poster Session: 4:00pm-5:30pm, Nexus Café
Contact: C. Huber
Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty, students, postdocs, and lab members: contact C. Huber to present a poster!

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February 25: Collective Behavior in Biology

First Meeting
Speakers include: Nicholas Ouellette (Civil Engineering); Deborah Gordon (Biology); Dan McFarland (Graduate School of Education); Tobias Meyer (Chemical & Systems Biology); Mary Teruel (Chemical & Systems Biology); Manu Prakash (Bioengineering)
Time/Location: 11:00am-2:00pm, Clark Center S361
Lunch to be provided.
Please RSVP here!
Contact: Daniel Cohen
Series partially sponsored by Stanford Bio-X.

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January 20: EMBS Meeting
Speaker: Phi Nguyen, M.D., Founder and CEO, MIBA Medical, Inc.
Title: “Novel Long Lasting and Biocompatible Hyalyuronic Acid (HA) for Large Volume Body Augmentation”
Time/Location: 7:30 PM, Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School
Optional dinner location: Stanford Hospital cafeteria, 6:15 PM (no host, no reservations)

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January 21: ReMS Lecture
First Speaker: Elizabeth Egan (Pediatrics)
Title: “Erythrocyte Determinants of Malaria Infection”
Second Speaker: Howard Chang (Dermatology)
Title: “Genome Regulation by Long Noncoding NRAs”
Time/Location: 12:00-1:00 PM, Munzer Auditorium
Lecture series sponsored by Bio-X.

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January 25: Biology Seminar
Speaker: Kabir Peay, Stanford University
Title: “Microbes, mutualism and the nature of soil biodiversity”
Host: Professor Tim Stearns
Time/Location: 4:00 PM, Clark Center S360

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OIA Seed Grant: Invite Your International Collaborator to Stanford

The Office of International Affairs is pleased to announce another round of seed grants available to faculty to invite their international collaborators to Stanford. For more information about this funding opportunity, please see the announcement on our website.

To learn more about OIA seed grants, feel free to visit our website for a full list of previous grant recipients and a brief description of their projects.

Proposals are due by 4PM on January 22, 2016.

Contact: Pauline Larmaraud, Assistant Director, Office of International Affairs, or 650-723-1984

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Neurotechnologies for Analysis of Neural Dynamics (NAND)

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows:
Neurotechnologies for Analysis of Neural Dynamics (NAND) is an intensive 4-week summer course designed to introduce physicists, mathematicians, engineers and computer scientists to the major questions and techniques of modern neuroscience, with a special emphasis in both lecture and laboratory components on neurotechnologies.
Grants from the NIMH and Burroughs Wellcome Foundation will help to meet the full financial needs of all admitted students.
Course Dates: June 12, 2016 – July 9, 2016
Application Deadline: February 1, 2016
Contact: Alan Gelperin, Princeton University.

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