Archives for September 16, 2015

Call to Missouri S&T faculty and researchers for an informational document

Colleagues,

As you may know, Missouri S&T and the Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC) recently signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance collaboration between the two institutions. The Delbert Day Cancer Institute now under construction at the PCRMC will form a specific part of the overall collaboration, focusing on cancer research.

We are issuing a call to Missouri S&T faculty and researchers for an informational document that will be circulated among medical staff at the PCRMC as part of the collaboration. The information that should be included in the document is given below.
Thank you.
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Informational Document for Circulation among PCRMC Medical Staff
Topic: Cancer Research

This document (no longer than 2 pages) is intended to give the reader a brief overall picture of (a) the need for the proposed research (background), (b) the planned approach/objectives, and (c) expected benefits. The overall goal of this document is to provide enough information so that the reader has a general understanding of the proposed work and will conclude that the research is relevant to the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer in humans.

Submission deadline: Friday, October 16, 2015
Submit to: Len Rahaman (rahaman@mst.edu) and Delbert Day (day@mst.edu)
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Dr. Mohamed (Len) N. Rahaman, Professor of Ceramic Engineering Materials Science & Engineering Missouri University of Science and Technology B45 McNutt Hall Rolla, MO 65409-0340 Phone:(573) 341-4406 rahaman@mst.edu

Dr. Mohamed (Len) N. Rahaman, Professor of Ceramic Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
B45 McNutt Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0340
Phone:(573) 341-4406
rahaman@mst.edu

Len Rahaman
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Director, Center for Biomedical Science and Engineering

Emeritus Professor

Emeritus Professor

Delbert E. Day
Curators’ Professor Emeritus, Materials Science and Engineering

The Plant Imaging Consortium Seed Funding

NSF EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM TO STIMULATE COMPETITIVE RESEARCH (EPSCoR) – Award #1430427
“Collaborative Research on Plant Stress Response Through Innovations in Phenomics and Molecular Imaging Technologies”

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: PIC Seed Funding RFP- 9-4-15
The Plant Imaging Consortium Seed Funding

The Plant Imaging Consortium (PIC, http://plantimaging.cast.uark.edu/) is an interdisciplinary network designed to enable researchers in Arkansas (AR) and Missouri (MO) to apply high-throughput phenotyping (HTP) and molecular imaging (MI) techniques to study plant responses to abiotic and biotic stresses. PIC’s HTP efforts utilize a 2D HTP system at Arkansas State University (the Scanalyzer HTS), and the MI approaches supported by PIC include  radioimaging techniques such as positron emission tomography (PET) as well as the use of fluorescent reporters or other non-radioactive probes.  MI is uniquely suited to capture the spatial and temporal dynamics of stress responses, while HTP can compare the longer-term fitness consequences of these responses in numerous genotypes. Together these bioimaging technologies have transformative power to identify genetic sources of stress tolerance. PIC interlinks essential facilities for HTP and MI that are located throughout the two states; it brings together the necessary expertise in phenomics, computational biology, plant biology, radiochemistry and radioimaging; and it supports collaborative research to develop and optimize the protocols, probes, and other tools needed to apply MI and HTP to study a diversity of plant stress responses.

The PIC Seed Grants Program invites scientists throughout Arkansas and Missouri to: a) utilize PIC’s bioimaging infrastructure to study a wide variety of stress responses in multiple plant species; and  b) collaborate with PIC experts to develop improved experimental and computational approaches for applying HTP and MI in plant stress biology. For a list of PIC infrastructure, see page 2; for PIC expertise clusters, see http://plantimaging.cast.uark.edu/. Awards will range from $20,000-$50,000 over a 2-year period, and can be used to cover the costs of travel, training, equipment usage fees, consumables, and/or software licenses to support remote data analysis. To promote workforce development, applications would be accepted from postdoctoral associates, as well as from faculty or other lead scientists.  Preference will be given to proposals that involve student participation and collaboration between the two states, and to institutional and demographic diversity among the awardees.

New way to store solar energy could lead to more common solar cell usage

Nice article published on Jay Switzer’s work.

See Missouri S&T News

Donald L. Castleman/FCR Missouri Endowed Professor of Discovery in Chemistry 573-341-4383 jswitzer@mst.edu

Jay Switzer Donald L. Castleman/FCR Missouri Endowed Professor of Discovery in Chemistry
573-341-4383 jswitzer@mst.edu

Call for ‘White Paper’ Proposals (2015)

Center for Biomedical Science and Engineering (CBSE)

The CBSE is issuing a call to Missouri S&T faculty members for ‘white paper’ proposals for research and development projects in biomedical science and engineering.

White papers (including references, figures, tables, etc.) should not exceed 2 pages (12-point font; Times New Roman; single-spaced; at least 0.5 inch margins). In addition, a budget should be attached separately to the white paper. The project duration is up to 12 months, with a starting date of January 1, 2016. It is anticipated that approximately $70,000 will be available for funding up to 4 projects.

White papers will undergo a preliminary screening for relevance, after which a panel of external reviewers will rank the proposals. The most highly ranked proposals will be selected for funding.

The review criteria will include relevance to the CBSE objectives, the potential of the project for generating external support and matching funds. Collaboration with Missouri S&T faculty and/or biomedical faculty from outside Missouri S&T is encouraged.

The major focus areas of the CBSE are biomaterials/tissue engineering, biosensors and biomedical imaging. Research in these areas that address regenerative medicine, the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer, and emerging Federal initiatives such as the BRAIN initiative is of particular interest to the CBSE.

The deadline for submission of white papers is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 30th, 2015.

White papers should be submitted electronically to:

rahaman@mst.edu

 

Dr. Mohamed (Len) N. Rahaman, Professor of Ceramic Engineering Materials Science & Engineering Missouri University of Science and Technology B45 McNutt Hall Rolla, MO 65409-0340 Phone:(573) 341-4406 rahaman@mst.edu

Dr. Mohamed (Len) N. Rahaman, Professor of Ceramic Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
B45 McNutt Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0340
Phone:(573) 341-4406
rahaman@mst.edu

Len Rahaman

Professor, MSE

Director, CBSE

Tel: 4406