I'm almost done with my grant. Yesterday I sent out a 95% completed version of my proposal to SPA (Sponsored Programs Administration - an organization that vets grants to make sure that there are no conflicts of interests and that all the proposed protocols treat human and vertebrate animals ethically - since my research uses tissue culture cells, this ain't a problem). Next I had to take care of all the other items I had been neglecting. Priority number two was the RNA Club. Here is the letter I sent out:
The next meeting of the New England RNA Club will take place Thursday, February 21st. We will have beverages starting at 5:30PM and talks from 6:00-7:30PM in the Cannon Room of Building C at Harvard Medical School. Food and beverages will be served after the talks. Our speakers will be:
- Suzanne Komili, Silver Lab, HMS
"Functional specificity among ribosomal proteins regulates gene expression"
- Bianca Heinrich, Deshler Lab, BU
"Exploring the mechanism by which CAC-rich elements promote mRNA localization in Xenopus oocytes"
- Ian Swinburne, Silver Lab, HMS
"Expression In Relation to Intron Delays"
We will send a flyer of the meeting by the beginning of next week.
This meeting is sponsored by MERCK, Qiagen and The Department of Cell Biology HMS. If you are driving in and need parking, please let us know before next Friday (Feb 15th) so that we can make accommodations.
Also, we are soliciting speakers for future meetings, which we are planning to hold every 2 months. The next two meetings will be in April and in June. If you are a postdoc or grad student and would like to present you work in a 20 min talk, please let us know and we will add you to the roster.
For more information, including maps and directions for parking, visit our website:
If you want to be incuded in this email list, let us know. Also feel free to forward this email to anyone who may be interested.
We hope to see you Feb 21st,