This week’s image, from Elizabeth Neumann of Vanderbilt TMC, shows Ion images of three lipids with distinct localizations in a 20-year-old, male human kidney. MALDI imaging mass spectrometry was used to visualize several hundreds of lipids within this sample with differing localizations within the medulla, cortex, and glomeruli for multiplexed chemical analysis.
There are two new exciting funding opportunities within HuBMAP:
HuBMAP Jumpstart Program
HuBMAP Underrepresented/Minority Student Internship Program
The Jumpstart program is designed to enable junior investigators, who are already part of HuBMAP, to work on small projects that align with the overall goals of the program. Completed applications will be accepted through December 15. Please return completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Underrepresented/Minority Student Internship Program endeavors to provide underrepresented and minority undergraduate students (as defined by NIH) opportunities to undertake mentored scientific research in an established HuBMAP Lab. For HuBMAP Labs interested in mentoring student(s) in their respective lab please complete the expression of interest form and return it to email@example.com by December 1.
Additional information about both of these programs can be found on the Member Portal.
Pilot Projects Enhancing Utility and Usage of Common Fund Data Sets (RFA)
Several valuable and widely available data sets have been generated by multiple Common Fund programs. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to announce the availability of funding to demonstrate and enhance the utility of selected Common Fund data sets, including generating hypotheses and catalyzing discoveries. Award recipients are asked to provide feedback on the utility of the Common Fund data resources.
Letter of Intent Due Date – 30 days before the Application Due Date
Application Receipt Date(s): February 19, 2021 No late applications will be accepted for this Funding Opportunity Announcement.
Data Analysis and Visualization Day: December 14-15
Each funded group is expected to present an update as part of the upcoming December Data Analysis and Visualization Day. Presentations should be approximately 15-20 minutes depending on the group. Further details, including a template, will be sent out via email.
The National Cancer Institute is hosting an Innovation Lab to generate creative strategies and new research collaborations aimed at improving understanding, prediction, and validation of dynamic cell-cell communication and emergent behaviors of cell ensembles in cancerous tissues. This 5-day virtual event will take place in February 25-26 and March 1-2 and 5, 2021. PI-level cancer researchers and clinician scientists, cell and developmental biologists, systems biologists, evolutionary biologists, engineers, physical scientists, and computer scientists, etc. are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Innovation Lab: Modeling Emergent Cellular Behavior in Cancer will bring together experts from a wide variety of fields to form new collaborations, ideate and refine new projects related to dynamic cell-cell communication and emergent cellular behaviors. Participants will also have the opportunity to contribute to a white paper aimed at shaping the direction of this developing research area. Applicants (30) who demonstrate a collaborative spirit and represent a variety of different disciplines, backgrounds and approaches will be selected to participate. The deadline to apply is December 7. At the end of the lab, participants will have met and formed new collaborations around innovative ideas with investigators from different fields. Opportunities for submission of project proposals across NIH and federal agencies will be highlighted during the workshop. Applicants must be willing to commit to active engagement for the entire duration of the Innovation Lab.
This announcement is targeted to faculty-level participants. Please share this information with any colleagues you think may be interested.
More information about the roles and expected qualifications can be found atthis link.
Please contact Kimia Dadkhah (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Michael Kelly (email@example.com) about this position.
New Member Orientation
Thank you to all of the new HuBMAP members who joined us for the new member orientation sessions over the past month. These sessions were recorded and are available for reference for all of HuBMAP. We've included the recordings along with a few helpful references for our new and veteran members.
My grandfather used to say, "When one door closes, another opens."
He was a terrible cabinet maker, but a lovely person.
Developers in need of HIVE infrastructure may request access through the PSC web form, foundhere.
Instructions for using HIVE infrastructure can now be found in the "Quick Links" section of the Collaboration Portal. A direct link to this documentation can be found here. Please report any issues or direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IEC is seeking to collect information of general interest from individual members and groups to share with the rest of the Consortium. Please submit content suggestions by emailing email@example.com.
Past Newsletters are available on the Collaboration Portal.
For comments, suggestions about how to improve the HuBMAP Happenings, or questions about the consortium, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org