CBSD Research Retreats
The Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics is committed to fostering a community for biophysically informed research throughout the University of Montana (UM) research community. We do this in a number of ways, including hosting an annual research retreat and grant review workshop retreats.
Annual CoBRE Research Retreat:
The annual research retreat provides us an opportunity to come together as a research community to discuss the latest research in our laboratories supported by CBSD. The retreat includes keynote seminars by outside speakers, lectures by Project Leaders who are supported by the CBSD NIH CoBRE grant, and a selection of short talks by pilot project leaders and graduate students. We especially encourage both graduate and undergraduate students to participate in a poster session. We also have presentations from our Computational, NMR, X-ray and BioSpectroscopy Core Facilities so attendees can learn more about how these facilities can help take their research projects in new directions.
Registering for the Annual CBSD Research Retreat: REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. See you next year!
Semi-Annual Grant Review Workshop Retreats:
This is an overnight, working meeting for those who wish to have their upcoming grant submissions reviewed prior to NIH/NSF deadlines. Typically this workshop retreat is held one month prior to major NIH/NSF deadlines: January (February deadlines) and May (June deadlines). Feedback is constructive, and everyone participates in discussion of each individual grant. Participants include faculty from basic and applied biomolecular, chemical, cellular and biomedical sciences and related disciplines at the University of Montana, and other institutions around the state.
Registering for "Hot Water" Grant Review Workshop: REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. See you next time!
Past Research Retreats:
January 3-4, 2013; May 9-10, 2013
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort,
CBSD hosts its semi-annual "Hot Water" Grant Review Workshop at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, where individual grant proposals are peer-reviewed and discussed in detail by faculty from basic and applied biomolecular, chemical, cellular and biomedical sciences and related disciplines at the University of Montana, Montana State University, and the McLaughlin Research Institute.
"As a young, inexperienced grant writer, receiving good feedback and watching how successful senior PIs dissect grants was invaluable. Look forward to the next one!" - Ron June, MSU- Bozeman
"Even listening to critiques of grants in subject areas I know nothing about, I learned a lot about grantsmanship...It was also a great opportunity to meet and interact with some of my MT colleagues." -Teresa Gunn, McLaughlin Research Institute
September 7-9, 2012
Double Arrow Resort,
Seeley Lake Montana
The first Annual CBSD Research Retreat was held at the Double Arrow Resort in Seeley Lake, MT. This retreat included keynote speakers David Case, Rutgers, and Brian Bothner, MSU-Bozeman. Participants heard from CBSD's junior investigators, core facility managers and directors, as well as CBSD's Pilot Project Program lead investigators. A poster session was held to give graduate and undergraduate students a chance to present their information to the CBSD community.