Athens, Ga. – A post-doctoral fellow, Kamlesh Jangid, and a graduate student, Chandra Carpenter, from the department of microbiology at the University of Georgia were among only 35 selected nationwide to attend a professional institute in Colorado July 21-25.
They were invited participants in the Robert J. Kadner Institute for Graduate and Postdoctoral Scientists in Preparation for Careers in Microbiology, held at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
The Kadner Institute is a hands-on training program designed to educate participants in grant writing, scientific presentations, and scientific communication and ethics. Sessions also addressed a variety of career opportunities in the microbiological sciences from teaching primarily undergraduate students, to conducting applied research in industry, to serving in public health, academic medicine and patent law.
Each participant was required to prepare a 10-page preliminary grant proposal, a 10- to12-minute scientific presentation and a curriculum vitae that was critiqued and evaluated by faculty and peer scientists in the microbiological field.
The Kadner Institute is managed by the American Society for Microbiology and sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world, composed of over 42,000 scientists and health professionals. Its mission is to promote research and research training in the microbiological sciences and to assist communication between scientists, policy makers and the public to improve health, the environment and economic wellbeing.