Tuesday, May 11, 1:00 –3:30 p.m. EDT
This 2.5 hour workshop is designed for new faculty and advanced postdocs to network and learn about common challenges and strategies through a mix of expert discussion panels and breakout groups. Sign-up link will be sent to conference registrants via email.
Thursday, May 13, 1:00 –2:00 p.m. EDT
This workshop provides attendees with important and useful information related to applying for research funding. Attendees hear talks from experienced investigators and program officers, and they have a chance to ask questions in a friendly, low-stress environment. Sign-up link will be sent to conference registrants via email.
Conference Success Tips and Welcome from the Early Career Leadership Program
Tuesday, March 16, 10:00 –11:00 a.m.
The purpose of this event is to help conference attendees make the most of the conference. Topics covered may include: introduction to organizers of the meeting, advice on having meaningful interactions in a virtual space, a chance to meet other attendees in an informal setting, and an introduction to events in the scientific and other programming.
How to get involved in GSA’s Early Career Leadership Program
Tuesday, March 16, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
GSA Early Career Leadership Program (ECLP) members will join us in sharing how to get involved in the ECLP, focusing on how the program has advanced their scientific skill sets and careers. GSA will walk through how and when to apply and showcase programming Early Career Scientists can participate in throughout the year.
Tuesday, March 16, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
This event will show the broad options available to those with a PhD by hosting a panel of individuals from multiple career paths. The career sectors highlighted will be: academic research, industry research, biotech, science writing, science teaching, and academic administration.
Careers in Academia
Wednesday, March 17, 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
This 90-minute discussion panel will feature department heads and academic faculty who will discuss applying and hiring in academia from both sides of the process, as well as provide insight into an academic career.
Undergraduate student, graduate student, and postdoctoral GSA members may invite up to three scientists to attend their poster. GSA will reach out to these scientists with their contact information and link to their poster.
Friday, March 19, 3:00 –5:30 p.m.
Students and postdocs are invited to join journal editors—including editors and editorial staff from the GSA journals, GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics—to discuss the ins and outs of getting an article published.
Reproducibility for Everyone
Wednesday, March 17, 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Organizers: N. Haelterman, N. Jadavji
Rigor and reproducibility are at the core of modern science and set apart scientific inquiry from pseudoscience. Several new initiatives and tools have been established to address barriers to reproducibility. While very welcome, these projects have led to a proliferation of online tools and resources which can be hard to sift through. This workshop will introduce you to reproducible workflows and a range of tools for the organization, documentation, analysis, and dissemination of scientific data. After a brief introduction on the topic of reproducibility, the workshop will provide specific tips and tools useful in improving your daily research workflows. This will include the 101 of all data handling, wet lab protocol sharing platforms, documentation of code using notebooks, workflow systems, and version control, best practices for plotting of small data sets and reagent sharing platforms. This will help you to share your work with your future self, your immediate colleagues and the wider scientific community.
Research, Teaching, and Careers at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs)
Thursday, March 18, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Organizers: J. Leatherman, T. Dohn, J. Merkle
This workshop focuses on equipping the faculty at PUIs with information to support undergraduate research, grant writing, integrating research and teaching, and supporting prospective PUI faculty in their career development. Our goals are: 1) Provide a forum in which those interested in a PUI career path can learn and interact with current PUI faculty, 2) Build community and connections between PUI faculty to provide support in issues specific to PUIs, 3) Share grant writing, mentoring, and teaching tips & techniques to encourage Drosophila research and integration in the classroom.
Friday, March 19, 1:00 –2:00 p.m.
Join us for this exciting event to network in the language of your choice! At this multilingual networking event, Dros21 participants who speak languages other than English have a chance to network and talk about science in their native language or language of choice with other participants. If you are interested in hosting a language, please contact email@example.com.
GSA will host themed virtual discussion sessions on scientific, professional development, and community topics. Each meeting link will have a designated moderator to help lead a discussion. All career stages are welcome.
These events are only available for #Dros21 registrants. If you have already registered for the conference and need to add one of the events that requires pre-registration, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.