How do I meet Japanese Junior Faculty in Biomedical Science?
February 10, 2010 8:28 AM Subscribe
How can I find a Japanese biomedical scientist within his/her first five years of starting a lab who will collaborate with my 'nanocluster biochemistry' lab?
posted by u2604ab to work & money (4 answers total)
I would like to apply for a Human Frontier Science Program New Investigator Award.
This award is intended to spur international collaborations among biomedical researchers. The rumor is that for political reasons, it's best to have a Japanese or possibly a German as part of your application team because most of the funding for this mechanism comes from these countries, especially Japan.
The award eligibility is limited to teams of scientists who are within their first five years of 'directing/starting a lab.' The platform technology we develop in my lab is broadly applicable to molecular biology problems, so I'm not particularly picky about the specialty of a possible collaborator.
What is the best way to look for scientists who fit these criteria? I'd prefer "cold calling" to going to conferences, but could arrange to go to a conference if I was convinced it would have a high probability of allowing such a collaboration to form.