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~ From the team at Alaska INBRE ~

May 17, 2021

for Events and Deadlines of interest to our Alaska INBRE Community

Latest Information on COVID-19
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May 20 - 4-6pm
(virtual event)

May 20-23
(onsite at UAF)
by Jynene Black|Reporting and Outreach Coordinator
INBRE will be participating in the UAF Arctic Research Open House, May 20-23. Check out the information below, and be sure to find the INBRE selfie station. Please take a picture with the Impacted by INBRE sign and post it on social media! #AKINBRE.

We hope you can join us and help us celebrate research in the Arctic!

Arctic Research Flash Talks - May 20, 4-6pm (virtual event)
Join us virtually via Facebook Live or Zoom for flash talks by arctic research scientists. Flash talks are short, snappy presentations by scientists and xtudents about unique and fascinating research in climate science, geoscience, natural resources, social science and engineering.

Arctic Research Scavenger Hunt - May 20-23 (onsite on UAF campus)
This event is an all-ages, all-abilities, outdoor scavenger hunt on the UAF campus. The event is self-led and designed to get you outside with your friends and family to explore our campus and uncover exciting facts about Arctic research.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page or email questions to
GENOMICS WORKSHOPS SPONSORED BY ALASKA INBRE:  Alaska INBRE is sponsoring three workshops on large-scale DNA sequence analysis focused on developing hands-on computational skills to analyze real-world example data. A key goal of these capacity-building workshops is to ensure personnel at multiple University of Alaska campuses and partner institutions are trained in modern data analysis methods that are repeatable and sustainable. Thus, participants will use computational resources that are available to all U.S. researchers. Workshop leaders will be Drs. Brant Faircloth (LSU), Travis Glenn (UGA), and Natalia Bayona Vasquez (Emory). Additional trainers will include PhD students in Bioinformatics and Environmental Health Science at the University of Georgia. Click here for more information  or REGISTER HERE

 Workshops will be online from 9am-noon Alaska time 
  • June 1-3:  Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing & Analysis
  • June 14-16:  Microbiome Analyses
  • Aug 2-4:  Genome Assembly, SNP calling and Population Analyses
Classes begin May 17 but it's not too late to register!

This is a stacked, distance-delivered course that addresses student-selected public health topics using principles and values of interprofessional education and applies theories and practice of both public health and journalism and strategic communications. Students will work in teams to develop a final project that incorporates the knowledge and skills they learned from the two disciplines represented in the course. This is a 3-credit, 10-week course for Summer Semester 2021. For questions please contact
MAY RESEARCH BROWNBAG - May 19, 12-1pm AK Time via Zoom  Meeting ID: 673 299 9480
Passcode: MXHv67

LaVerne Demientieff, UAF, will present "Re-Awakening the Spirit: Engaging in Cultural Values and Traditional Practices in the Modern Alaskan Context;" and Sara Buckingham, UAA, will present "Pilot Test of a Cultural Intervention to Enhance Alaska Native Students' Behavioral Health." 

FREE VIRTUAL SEMINAR WITH NOBEL LAUREATE W.E. MOERNER:  May 18, 1:30-2:30 pm ET (9:30 Alaska) Hosted by NIH NIGMS Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB), a seminar on hidden molecules in Caulobacter Bacterium, Coronavirus, and  cells:  "Finding the Hidden Molecules in High-Resolution Cryo-Electron Tomograms with Single-Molecule Microscopy." More information. To view the VideoCast event, please visit on the day of the event.

TRiM FRIDAY JOURNAL CLUB - Fridays @ 12-1 PM via Zoom  Please join Transformative Research in Metabolism (TRiM) to discuss peer-reviewed literature in metabolomics and hibernation research. 

ITHS REDCap TRAINING SERIES:  The ITHS REDCap training curriculum has been divided into three skill levels. It is recommended that you only take classes in one of the higher levels if you feel that you mastered the concepts in the lower levels. All are online events, and complete information can be found at
  • May 18 - Longitudinal Studies (RC-203)
  • May 25 REDCap Mobile App (RC-301)
NIH STRIDES INITIATIVE, in partnership with Google and Amazon Web Services (AWS), is pleased to offer the opportunity for students and faculty at INBRE and NIGMS diversity enhancing institutions to participate in cloud computing training for conducting biomedical research and training the next generation of biomedical workforce. Together, we are committed to providing cloud training and learning more about your perspective on where you and your institution have specific needs related to biomedical research in the cloud. STRIDES invites you to two upcoming introductory-level virtual cloud training opportunities (below). Please complete this registration form to sign up for one of these offerings:
  • June 4 - Google Cloud Fundamentals: Big Data and Machine Learning
  • June 7 - Amazon Web Services Technical Essentials


Check out the details and eligibility here, or contact the BLaST office at

URSA 2021 FALL PROJECT AWARDS:  Deadline - June 13. Degree-seeking undergraduate students taking at least 6 credits that semester are invited to apply. Interested students should contact URSA at 450-8772 or Apply here.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS - COLLABORATIVE SEQUENCING/ BIOINFORMATICS PILOT AWARDS:  The NM-INBRE Sequencing and Bioinformatics Core (SBC) invites you to apply for a pilot project award valued at approximately $5,000 to $10,000 to drive your research, publications and grants! Requires co-contribution from non-NM-INBRE Investigators. Proposal deadline:  2nd Sunday of each month by 11:59 pm. Details and how to apply here.


June 8-10, 2021 -  Registration is now open! click here This conference is the most extensive forum highlighting Alaska Native health research. This conference offers an opportunity for networking and discussion between Alaska Native community members, health directors, healthcare providers, students, and health researchers. The conference will feature keynote speakers, lectures and panel discussions, as well as abstract presentations concerning the health and wellbeing of Alaska Native people. Keynote speakers include: Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer for the State of Alaska; Val Davidson, President of Alaska Pacific University; Dr. Stephanie Carroll, Assistant Professor Public Health & Associate Director for the Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona. Visit for more information regarding the conference.  

In this challenging time, the need for training in public health research is even more critical. These intensive short courses are focused on research methods and public health practice, highlighting epidemiologic and statistical concepts and methodology, held at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This summer all classes will be taught online as either asynchronous courses or virtually via Zoom on the dates and times the course is scheduled. The Summer Institute website has more information on courses, tuition, and online registration.

NIH CONCEPT TO CLINIC: COMMERCIALIZING INNOVATION (C3i) PROGRAM:  The NIH National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has announced the C3i Program, designed to provide medical device innovators with the specialized business frameworks and essential tools for successful translation of biomedical technologies from the lab (concept) to the market (clinic). Learn more here:  Education (learn more), Validation/Execution (learn more), and Acceleration (learn more).

MW CTR-IN FREE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING: NIH's NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute Virtual Course (Aug 9-13, application now open)
Please visit the MW CTR-IN Professional Development Core website for more information
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