Training Grant Symposium Series

The BCMB Training Grant has sponsored symposia since 1996, and annually since 1998. These symposia are highlights of the academic year and generate wide participation by faculty and students. This represents an unusual training opportunity for the Training Grant supported students, since they are responsible for organizing the symposium series. Multiple opportunities exist for Training Grant supported students to interact with the symposia speakers including lunch, campus tour, happy hour, mentoring discussion, dinner at a faculty home. Students have benefited from the networking opportunities provided by these close interactions with internationally recognized experts in different areas of research, resulting in later collaborations or post-doctoral opportunities.