This week we applaud Indian scientists in various parts of the world putting themselves on the World science map with their amazing discoveries and innovative ideas.
From cancer to drinking water
An India researcher at Johns Hopkins develops world’s first 5D ultrasound system to assist cancer detection and treatment while Indian scientist at the University of Manchester have used graphene oxide sieves to desalinate sea water by 97%. This technology if used commercially could contribute significantly to drinking water issues in different parts of the world.
More jobs in New York
1.2 billion-biotech development promises to generate 12,000 jobs in New York City area.
Greens are good for the heart!!
Greens have always made it to our meals since childhood claiming they are ‘good for health’. While we despised them as kids, this innovation by scientist transforming spinach leaves to a beating human heart surely puts greens on our favourites list as scientists.
Sci-Art for the younger generation
As Tejaswini unveils a brilliant piece of Sci-art describing ‘gut feeling‘ in her own way , Ipsa Jain inspires younger minds to interpret science more creatively as she conducted the first 2 sessions of her Workshop series titled Summer Sci-Art Workshop for kids.
Leading pharma companies’ pen down characteristics of outstanding candidates, LinkedIn makers share how to tweak your profile to attract recruiters and successful women share their strategies of effective networking.
Story of the Week
For young parents who are pushed to choose between career and kids, here’s an inspiring story of how who can take ‘kids to work’ and call it ‘management-skills’ to improve your CV.
Postdoctoral position in macromolecular crystallographic computing at NE-CAT, Cornell University
Postdoctoral position atin the laboratory of Dr. Guocan Wang at MD Anderson Cancer Center
Post doctoral jobs in John Hopkins School of Medicine
Postdoc position is available at Mallikaratchy lab of Lehman College , City University of New York
Assistant Professor positions at University of Warwick,UK
Esco Ventures Singapore is hiring Associates with data science/bioscience background.
CRO position in SF bay area
Associate Scientist : ImmunoOncology Research at Amgen
Senior/Lead Scientist at one of my local Biotech clients in Central NJ.
Senior Associate Scientist/Scientist I Biology, Fibrosis Research at Celgene
Scholarships and Grants
Early Stage Researcher with Marie-Curie fellowship at the National Research Council, Institute of Genetics and Biophysics A. Buzzati-Traverso – Naples, Italy.
PhD openings in IIT Kharagpur
Workshops and courses
Women in Science Career Development Workshop in San Diego.
Cell modelling workshop in Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.
Annual meeting of Experimental Biology Interest group is scheduled in Chicago on April 22, 2017.
A three-day insider’s look into management consulting at McKinsey for those considering a job in consulting
Call for PhDs and MSc graduates with analytical background to kick-start their career in data science with a 5-week programme.
About the cover image
Title: Dynein regulation in fission yeast via Myo1.
Made for Dr.Vaishnavi Ananthanarayanan, INSPIRE Faculty Fellow, BSSE,IISc
Scientific Depiction by Tejeswini Padma.
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Explanation: The oscillations of the horsetail nucleus of fission yeast, along with the participating proteins- dynein(purple men) , Mcp5( green coloured anchor protein), Myo1 (in pink) , microtubule (blue rope along the diagonal) and PIP2 (pink circles in the cell membrane) is depicted here.
Reference paper: Fission Yeast Myosin I Facilitates PI(4,5)P2-mediated Anchoring of Cytoplasmic Dynein to the Cortex’, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2017)
About the author
Nisha Peter is a recent PhD graduate from Genome Damage and Stability Centre,UK and is now working as Research Fellow at Sussex Drug Discovery Centre,UK. Her research interest involves cell biology (I’ve spend a lifetime admiring mitotic cells during my PhD!!) and oncology. She works for Club SciWri as a freelance writer to pursue her love for “words”. Apart from being bench scientist she actively participates in science communication events, enjoys teaching, globetrotting and experimenting with music.