Peng Liu to be Among Participants of the 2017 NIGMS Mentoring Workshop

  • By Aude Marjolin
  • 3 May 2017

Peng Liu has been selected to participate in the 2017 Mentoring Workshop that will take place in Kansas City, MO, June 6-8, 2017.

The Mentoring Workshop for New Faculty in Organic and Biological Chemistry has been held annually and sponsored by National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) since 2005. Currently the workshop has trained around 330 new investigators. The workshop aims to mentor assistant professors at the early stage of their careers in NIH proposal preparation, establishment of unique and productive research programs, and development of skills for success in other academic and professional activities other than classroom teaching.

Around 30-36 junior faculty are selected from Department Chairs’ nominations to participate in the workshop. Six to eight faculty mentors are chosen based on their stature in the scientific community, their excellent abilities as communicators, their strong funding records, and their research interests in organic or biological chemistry. Nominations of participants must come by e-mail sent from heads and chairs of academic chemistry and chemistry-related departments  with new investigators who are most likely to be submitting grant applications in organic chemistry (methodology and total synthesis), medicinal chemistry, natural products, chemical biology, bioinorganic chemistry and related areas of interest to NIH.  Nominees are early stage tenure-track junior faculty usually in the first 3 years of their career.

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