Research Announcements

Differential Gene Expression Workshop

The NM-INbRE & NCGR will present a 5-day bioinformatics workshop covering Basix Unix and Differential Gene Expression.

When

November 12 thru November 16, 2018
Space is limited. Only serious students should apply who can complete the duration of the internship. Certificates of completion to be awarded to students who attend the entire workshop.

Who

This program is geared towards undergraduate and graduate biology students who have minimal or no experience with differential gene expression.

Where

National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR) and home of the New Mexico IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Sequencing and Bioinformatics Core (SBC).  Located at 2935 Rodeo Park Dr. East, Santa Fe, NM, 87505

How

Complete our short application and have your mentor provide a letter of recommendation before midnight, Monday, October 15, 2018.

To apply, please contact Lisana Chavez, Project Coordinator at LCHAVEZ@NCGR.ORG

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is Soliciting Proposals in Response to the RFA from the NIGMS CoBRE Program

Deadline Extended!  The internal competition for a new Phase I CoBRE has been extended to December 1, 2018 for consideration of submission January 2020.  Please contact Paula Turpen in the office of research if you have questions.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is soliciting proposals from UNMC faculty in response to the Request for Applications (RFA) from the National Institutes of Health Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program

NIGMS has issued an RFA announcing the 2019 rounds of COBRE competition. UNMC has a long history of competing successfully for these $10 million awards and is now eligible to submit an application for a new COBRE grant. Only one proposal may be submitted per eligible institution per fiscal year. The eligible institution is responsible for selecting and approving that project before it can be submitted.

One of the principal mechanisms of IDeA support for research is the COBRE grant, which supports thematic, multidisciplinary centers that augment and strengthen institutional biomedical research capacity. This is accomplished by expanding and developing biomedical faculty research capability and enhancing research infrastructure, including the establishment of core facilities needed to carry out the objectives of a multidisciplinary, collaborative program.

NIH-funded investigators with expertise central to the theme of the grant proposal lead these centers. The centers promote collaborative, interactive efforts among researchers with complementary backgrounds, skills and expertise.

In some instances, COBRE support facilitates the development of new, disease-specific research centers or augments the capability of existing centers. Researchers supported through COBRE are expected to compete independently for external peer-reviewed grant support.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research evaluates potential UNMC proposals for COBRE grants and is currently soliciting outlines of prospective projects that could be developed into full-scale COBRE proposals for the January 2020 deadline.

Senior scientists are encouraged to submit a two-page outline of their proposed project that summarizes how they propose to address each of the COBRE components, which can be downloaded here. Outlines should follow this template format.

These two-page summaries are due to Deb Hawkins on December 1st.

From these summaries, UNMC deans and directors (or their designates) will identify the project to develop into a full COBRE proposal for submission by January 2020. Questions can be directed to Paula Turpen at 402-559-6162

Small Business Roundtable Discussion with DOD-Navy

Thursday, August 30th, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Lincoln, NE Innovation Campus
Register Here

Join the Director, Department of the Navy, Office of Small Business Programs, Ms. Emily Harman for a Roundtable Discussion at Nebraska’s Innovation Campus:

  • Listen to confirmed guest speakers from Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs and a distinguished retired Naval Sea System Command SES discuss the SBIR/STTR Program
  • Participate in a Roundtable discussion where small businesses will share their experiences and problems with opinions on potential solutions

One-on-ones with a former executive of the Department of the Navy will follow the discussion

For more information contact:

Wei Jing
Nebraska Business Development Center
wjing@unomaha.edu

For directions to the Nebraska Innovation Campus, Lincoln NE, click here.