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MARC travel awards announced for the 2012 ECCB/ISCB Conference

Bethesda, MD FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients for the 2012 European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB), an official conference of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) in Basel, Switzerland from September 9-12, 2012. These awards are meant to promote the entry of underrepresented minority students, postdoctorates and scientists into the mainstream of the basic science community and to encourage the participation of young scientists at the 2012 ECCB/ISCB Conference.

Awards are given to poster/platform presenters and faculty mentors paired with the students/trainees they mentor. This year MARC conferred 1 award totaling $3,500.

The FASEB MARC Program is funded by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health. A primary goal of the MARC Program is to increase the number and competitiveness of underrepresented minorities engaged in biomedical and behavioral research.

The following ISCB member has been selected to receive a FASEB MARC Travel Award for his poster/platform presentation:

Dr. Bernard Fongang, University of Texas Medical Branch


Contact: Fran Yates
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

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