Vol 8. Issue 25 / September 8, 2008

In Brief

Career Workshop Series: "Networking for Scientists"
Peggy Wallace of Making Conversation, LLC, will present "Networking for Scientists," on Thursday, September 18, from 2 to 3:30 PM. The workshop will help scientists learn new tips and refresh skills on the finer points of networking to effectively meet industry leaders. The workshop, sponsored by the Society of Fellows and the Career and Postdoctoral Services Office, will be held in the Keck Amphitheater, Beckman Center. No RSVP is required. This presentation is organized to compliment the upcoming Transition to Industry Symposium at Biogen Idec (below), but all are welcome to attend the seminar.

Transition to Industry Symposium

A two-day "Transition to Industry Symposium" will be held on Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20 to help San Diego postdocs and graduate students connect with local industry experts. Hear about the region's life science industry, find out what it takes to transition from academic to industry jobs, and learn how to market yourself to hiring managers. The event, which costs $50, will be held at Biogen Idec. Scripps Research postdocs who attend may be eligible for reimbursement through the Society of Fellows Course Reimbursement Program (see http://www.scripps.edu/services/postdocs). To register, go to http://postdoc.biocomworkforce.org/events/. For more information, email rwheeler@scripps.edu.

World Stem Cell Summit
If you are interested in stem cells, you might want to attend the World Stem Cell Summit, to be held in Madison, Wisconsin, on Monday, September 22 and Tuesday, September 23. The event, which is sponsored by Scripps Research among other organizations and hosted by the Genetics Policy Institute, the University of Wisconsin Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center, and WiCell Research Institute, will bring together the world stem cell community of researchers, clinicians, policy-makers, foundation representatives, investors, philanthropists, bioethicists, industry leaders from biotechnology and pharma, legal experts, academicians, students, patients, and advocates. More than 90 global stem cell science leaders and decision makers will discuss the fundamentally important aspects surrounding stem cell sciences, including ethics, science, policies, finance, and advocacy.

For more information and to register, please go to www.worldstemcellsummit.com. For the Early Bird Discount, register by Monday, September 8. Other discounts are available as well: for an industry & for profit registration discount, enter CODE 4488 (this $895 price is $100 off the regular Early Bird fee, and $600 off the regular rate); for an academic, government, and non-profit registration discount, enter CODE 4444 (this $395 price is $100 off); for an advocate/compassion registration discount, enter CODE 4761 (this will qualify you for a $250 rate). The student registration fee is $250 (just check the student registration box).

Look for the Latest Endeavor Magazine Near You
To reduce costs and streamline operations, copies of The Scripps Research Institute's Endeavor magazine will now be distributed to employees onsite on the California campus, rather than mailed to home addresses through the U.S. Postal Service. You will be able to find a copy at reception desks and magazine racks throughout the La Jolla campus, including at:

  • 3366 North Torrey Pines Court, 1st floor elevator lobby
  • 3377 North Torrey Pines Court, 1st floor elevator lobby
  • Human Resources office, 3377 North Torrey Pines Court, 2nd floor
  • 3301 North Torrey Pines Court (administration building), 1st floor reception desk
  • 3300 North Torrey Pines Court (conference center), 1st floor reception desk
  • 3344 North Torrey Pines Court (Translational Science Institute), 3rd floor reception desk
  • Immunology Building, 1st floor reception desk
  • Skaggs/Molecular Biology Building, 1st floor reception desk
  • Beckman Building, 1st floor reception desk
  • MEM, 1st floor reception desk
  • ICND, 1st floor reception desk
  • CimBio, reception desk
  • 3030 Science Park Drive, near elevator in parking structure
  • 3040 Science Park Drive, cafeteria
  • 3050 Science Park Drive, near elevator in parking structure

Faculty members will receive a copy through interoffice mail.

Florida employees will receive the magazine at home for one more issue to accommodate the move to the new buildings.

For multiple copies or to request more copies for a distribution point near you, contact endeavor@scripps.edu.

Got Cover Art?
Do you have scientific artwork that could be used on the CD cover of 2008 Scientific Report? To submit artwork for consideration for the cover, please email an attachment of a color image in jpg, tif, eps, or pdf format to Jann Coury, jcoury@scripps.edu, with a descriptive paragraph of your submission.

Entries are due no later than Friday, September 26. The selection committee will make its decisions in early October. High-resolution jpg or tif files will be required for production of the report.

Cafeteria Renovations Postponed
The renovations to the TSRI Café at 3300 North Torrey Pines Court have been postponed until late September, exact dates to be confirmed. In the meantime, the cafeteria is open for business.


Send comments to: mikaono[at]scripps.edu




Planning for the Big Move

An August 27 meeting on the Florida campus brought scientists, staff, and students up-to-date on the step-by-step plan to move into the three brand-new permanent buildings on the Scripps Florida campus over the next several months.