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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science London Short-Term Award

Call for Applications with Fellowships to Start Between May 2011 to the end of March 2012
Closing Date: 17:30, Wednesday 1 December, 2010
We would like to inform you of our first call for applications for the JSPS Short-Term Award Programme for fiscal year 2011.  JSPS is the leading research funding agency in Japan, established by the Japanese Government for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science. JSPS plays a key role in the administration of various scientific and academic programmes, whilst expanding bilateral exchange between Japan and the United Kingdom.
 
The Short-Term Award provides the opportunity for pre and post doctoral UK researchers and European and North American researchers based in the UK to visit Japan for 1 to 12 months to undertake cooperative research with leading research groups at Japanese Universities and Institutions.  The programme is designed to provide researchers with first-hand experience of the research and living environment in Japan.  Eligible research fields are not limited: computer, engineering, health, biological, life, natural and physical sciences, mathematics, humanities and social sciences etc. The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 1 December, 2010 and successful applicants are asked to start their fellowship between May 2011 to the end of March 2012.
 
Electronic versions of all the application materials are available on our website at:  http://www.jsps.org/funding/fellow_short.html  If possible we would like to ask you to advertise this award on your website and provide a link from there to the award information on the JSPS London website or similarly please forward this information to any eligible and interested parties. 
 
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us at the JSPS London Office on 020-7255-4660 or by e-mail to: short-termaward@jsps.org.  We look forward to receiving applications from your institution.
 

Targeting Mitochondria

Strategies, Innovations & Clinical Applications

Berlin, Germany, 18-19 November 2010

Targeting Mitochondria: 1st World Congress on
Strategies, Innovations & Clinical Applications

Berlin, Germany, 18-19 November 2010
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Deadline for Early Bird Registration
October 4th, 2010

Deadline for abstracts Submission
October 28th, 2010

Deadline for Targeting Mitochondria 2010 Innovation Award
October 28th, 2010
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 www.targeting-mitochondria.com

 

 


Excursions: The Postgraduate Journal for Interdisciplinary Research

Excursions  invites submissions that examine the theme of ‘Virus’, in all its potential interpretations.

Call for Papers:

The logic of the virus has become endemic. Viral ads mirror contagion to convey their message. Computers and systems are struck down by infections. Pigs and birds are transformed into sinister hosts. Terrorists form cells and virulent covert networks, globalisation becomes a creeping homogenisation attacking the idiosyncratic, and media rapidly evolve to overcome any censorial attempt at information immunisation.

We all live with the virus. Or perhaps, as the planet’s most abundant biological entity, the virus lives with us. It crosses boundaries of species and holds genotype in little regard, finding hosts in every form of life. This tenacious agent has escaped the confines of laboratories and medical institutions, and insinuated itself into all strands of our cultural, political, and technological discourses.

Excursions  invites submissions that examine the theme of ‘Virus’, in all its potential interpretations. Submissions may wish to consider, but are by no means limited to:


• The virus as a model and/or metaphor
• The politics and economics of the pandemic, epidemic and endemic
• Viral dissemination
• The synthetic and the viral
• The viral and systemic vulnerability
• The socio-cultural and scientific history of the virus
• Life, death and the place of the virus in evolution
• Bacteriophages or the good virus
• Contamination and the text/body/performance
• Parasitism vs. viral infection
• Viral hosts and hospitality
• The rhetoric of the virus/viral rhetoric
• Artistic (re)presentations of/responses to virulent       virtual media
• What does immunity mean?
• Viral identities – from living with infection to infectious trends
• The antiseptic space

Papers should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words, follow MHRA formatting guidelines and be submitted via the Excursions website. Please contact enquiries@excursions-journal.org.uk regarding other forms of submission (i.e. film, photography, poetry etc). Please include an abstract and a brief biography (no more than 150 words) along with your submission, not later than 30th October 2010.


National Postgraduate Training Days 2010-2011

The British Library offers specialist days, run in partnership with esteemed professional bodies, in a range of subjects including English, History, Art and Design and Social Sciences. The days are organised to help new postgraduate researchers get the most out of our vast and unique resources. Sessions range from a general introduction to the Library's collections and services, to presentations and debates on particular topics tailored to your subject.

Furthermore, it's an excellent opportunity to meet research peers, academics and the Library's own expert curators. Postgraduate Training Days can make a real difference to your research.

11th October 2010 - Social Science: Research about Societies

19th October 2010 - Social Science: Government, Politics and Legal Studies

25th October 2010 - Art and Design

6th December 2010 - History (Medieval - 18th Century)

13th December 2010 - History (19th - 21st Century)

1st February 2011 - English (19th - 21st Century)

8th February 2011 - English (Medieval - 18th Century)

For more information about any of these training days or to book you place please visit: www.bl.uk/HEtrainingdays

Price: Free


Plasma Screen Poster Competition Winners

Congratulations to Claire Savy and Lida Papakonstantinou

Plasma Screen Posters representing the work of research students in the faculty have recently been displayed on the screen in the Postgraduate Common Room.

Well done to joint winners Claire Savy and Lida Papakonstantinou whose presentations were voted the most popular and who have received a prize of £100.


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