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    February 27, 2004

    Wasted Talents--Women Scientists in Eastern and Central Europe

    "Women are squeezed out of competitive, high-expenditure R&D systems, but absorbed into struggling low-expenditure systems as a kind of 'back-up' human resource," the report highlights.

    March 05, 2004

    A Career in Drug Discovery and Development

    "An entire industry depends on the timely discovery and development of new medications--an outstanding and growing opportunity for young scientists."

    March 05, 2004

    Tying It Together

    This article comes to you through a collaboration between Next Wave and Science's aging knowledge environment,
    SAGE KE. The joint venture is supported by the
    AARP Andrus Foundation.

    March 05, 2004

    Personalized Drugs, Personalized Careers

    "There isn't a pharmaceutical company that doesn't want these people. [Fellowship participants] are getting calls from headhunters 6 months or a year before they've finished." --Dave Flockhart, professor of medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine

    March 12, 2004

    The Role of Academic Departments in Diversity Issues

    "Is the attainment of diversity in the university setting the responsibility of the faculty or of the upper administration?"

    March 12, 2004

    Mathematical and Theoretical Biology: A European Perspective

    "The European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology was founded in 1991 to promote theoretical approaches and mathematical tools in the life sciences in a European and wider context."

    March 12, 2004

    Meet the Netherlands Editor

    "It makes life a lot easier to put your decisions into perspective, in that they are less likely to keep you awake at night."

    March 12, 2004

    Academic Preparation for Modern Drug Discovery

    "Improvements in the technologies involved in screening of drugs for target sites, including the use of high-throughput screening procedures, recombinant DNA techniques, combinatorial chemistry, and new computing methods, have markedly increased the number of compounds that can be tested for their ability to bind to the target."

    March 12, 2004

    Getting a Grip on the Chaos

    "Dare to throw things away: What you have not needed for months, you will probably never need again."

    March 12, 2004

    Hablemos Genomics: Engaging Latinos in the Future of Genomic Science

    "The purpose of the meeting was to identify and prioritize realistic opportunities for NHGRI to expand its outreach into the Latino community."

    March 18, 2004

    Quitting, or not Quitting a PhD

    Due to the high volume of questions received, the CareerDoctor cannot answer all queries on an individual basis. Look for an answer to your question published in this column soon! Thank you!

    March 19, 2004

    Supporting Greatness in Women Students

    By building women's support networks and establishing connections between a variety of University of Toronto women, both on a one-to-one basis and as a group of people, the program works to create a community of women on campus.

    March 19, 2004

    The Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute Helps Fill a Void

    "MTBI focuses on providing research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in working on problems at the interface of the natural and social sciences and mathematics."

    March 19, 2004

    Evolution of the Pharmaceutical-Biotech Ecosystem and Career Choice

    "Big pharma is atop the ecosystem with capital and resources needed to commercialize new drugs. They are the integrators, orchestrating the drug development process with members of the ecosystem."

    March 19, 2004

    From Academia to Industry: Selling My Soul, or Expanding Scientific Frontiers to Discover New Medicines?

    With almost all new medicines coming from industry-based research, there can be few jobs that provide an opportunity to help so many people.

    March 19, 2004

    Student Research Helps Discover Cancer Drugs

    "The research would not be possible without effective interaction between subgroups and access to each other's labs."

    March 19, 2004

    African and Caribbean Brain Drain, Part 1

    The loss of these highly educated professionals from developing countries to developed nations has been termed "brain drain" or reverse transfer of technology.

    March 19, 2004

    The Sweet Side of Venom: Center for Applied Toxinology

    While pharmaceutical companies spend millions of dollars searching for pharmacological compounds through extensive screening of chemical libraries, for millions of years snakes have designed their own blockbuster drugs with the help of natural selection only.

    March 26, 2004

    Taking the Academic Drug Discovery Road--The Postdoc Experience

    "The upcoming shift in focus toward large-scale screening of small-molecule collections will provide both opportunities and challenges for graduate students and postdocs wishing to explore this new domain of academic research."

    March 26, 2004

    Italian Universities in Turmoil

    "Under the new scheme, new PhDs will be offered a 5-year contract, renewable for another 5 years."

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