Research Corporation for Science Advancement has selected 55 early-career researchers as Fellows for its new Scialog initiative, Advancing Bioimaging. The first meeting of this Scialog series will be held virtually May 20-21, 2021.
Sponsored by RCSA and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, with additional support from the Frederick Gardner Cottrell Foundation, the series of three yearly meetings will bring together a diverse group of scientists from a wide range of fields to address the challenges involved in enhancing high-resolution imaging of tissues to support basic science and the treatment of disease. Participants will include optical physicists, chemists, engineers, and biologists.
Scialog is short for “science + dialog.” Created in 2010 by RCSA, the Scialog format creates communities of early-career scholars selected from multiple disciplines and institutions across the U.S. and Canada. Guided by a group of senior Facilitators, participating scientists discuss challenges and bottlenecks, build community around visionary goals for developing and deploying these technologies, and seek collaborators for cutting-edge research projects.
At each conference, participants form multidisciplinary teams to design research projects, which they pitch to a committee of leading scientists who have facilitated discussions throughout the meeting. The committee then recommends seed funding to catalyze the most promising of those team projects, based primarily on the potential for high-impact results.