Summer NIA training: Applications open


From the mailbag — the National Institute on Aging is sponsoring a week-long summer training course on biogerontology, to be held at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Marin County, just north of San Francisco.

It should be an excellent course, although the application process is likely to be competitive — spots are limited, and the course is completely free including travel.

Applications close April 13th. Full details here:

The Summer Training Course provides intense exposure to current concepts in experimental aging research for 15-20 research scientists. It is designed primarily for junior faculty and advanced fellows with at least two years postdoctoral experience in cell or molecular biology or a related field. Senior scientists who wish to learn about current aging research are also welcome to apply.

Each day includes: i) overview lectures on a pivotal topic in modern aging research; ii) development workshops at which trainees present a research proposal, which will be critiqued by workshop faculty with aging expertise; iii) faculty research talks on selected topics. Faculty for the 2018 course include some of the world’s leading scientists in the aging and longevity research community.