This is a catalog of resources that we’ve found helpful. Anything missing? Please send it in to us!
Useful Links (our institutes, our funders, and professional societies that we have membership of)
Links to funding/fellowships (including ones which have been successfully awarded to our team members)
Science Skills (how to write papers, peer review etc; see also our ethics page).
Ebooks and other primers (where possible, free)
The Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) – a DOE BER Bioenergy Research Center program
JBEI Inventory of Composable Elements (ICE) – public version of JBEI’s registry of DNA parts (for requesting strains, constructs etc)
The Department of Energy (DOE) – our funders!
Plantae – social network for plant scientists
ESE (JBEI intranet – only accessible for people with LDAP)
Examples of Research Fellowships*
Awesome curated list for minority postdoc funding opportunities
Human Frontiers Postdoctoral Fellowships – limited restrictions on nationality
LSRF – any nationality is eligible to work in a US lab ✔
DFG fellowships – for German citizens or for people who have completed extensive scientific training in Germany ✔
Swedish International Postdoc – for people awarded a PhD by a Swedish research institution who want to carry out research abroad
VILLUM foundation – for Danish citizens to do a postdoc overseas ✔
Mobilex grants – for Danish citizens
Fulbright postgraduate scholarships – for UK citizens to work in the US
✔ People associated with my group have been successful with this!
*if you have any additions to this list, then please email me
Science Skills [Check out our ethics page too]
How to keep a lab notebook. Useful for undergraduates, but I think we can all use a refresher. Written for a paper notebook, but most of the advice applies to our OneNote electronic notebooks. Here are also some good tips on using OneNote.
A collection from Nature on Statistics for Biologists
Free copy of Strunk and White’s “The Elements of Style”, a classic book on writing is available via gutenberg.org
Handbook for mentoring undergrad interns at LBNL e.g. SULI, CCI, BLUFF, BLUR
More to come…
We have just started a lab space at protocols.io here. This is currently private while we are drafting, but we will make each protocol public as we finalize them.
Ebooks and other primers
101 ways to try to grow Arabidopsis from Purdue
How a sorghum plant develops from TAMU