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    THE JOSEPH K.-K. LI Travel Awards
    With a generous support of Dr. Kenneth Fong, the Chairman of Kenson Ventures LLC, we are delighted to announce the availability of the Joseph K. K. Li Travel Awards to students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty (within the first two-years of faculty appointment) to attend and present in the 16th International Symposium of SCBA to be held in Hangzhou, China, from June 29 – July 3, 2017.  SCBA is anticipating providing 20 - 25 such travel awards to qualified individuals who is the first author of a poster presentation at the Symposium.  Those originating from the North America and/or Europe will be provided a monetary assistance to cover their airfares and lodging expenses up to US$1,500, while those originating from Asia will be awarded up to US$500 for transportation and lodging expenses.  Please note that the priority will be given to those candidates originating from North America.

    Dr. Joseph Li was a long-time Executive Director (1999 – 2009), and had contributed significantly to the initial establishment and growth of SCBA.  He was a Professor at the Utah State University, and had strong commitment to foster educational growth and scientific experience for students and postdoctoral fellows.  Dr. Kenneth Fong, a former SCBA President and the founder and former CEO of Clontech Laboratories, had been a long-time friend of Dr. Li since their early careers in the 1970’s.  His funding of the Joseph Li continues the passion both shared in fostering educational and learning experience for students and postdoctoral fellows in SCBA symposia in the past.

    Requirements for Joseph Li Travel Awards:  Student and postdoctoral fellow applicants should be nominated by their supervisory professors, who are members of SCBA. Junior faculty member applicants (within the first two years of their appointment) need to be a member of SCBA.  He/she must be the first author or last author of a poster presentation, accepted by SCBA Program Committee.  Please specify your application in your submitted abstract/registration and send your submitted abstract to the Travel Award Committee via the Co-Executive Director, Dr. Chris Lau via email attachment, chris.lau@ucsf.edu, on or before May 31, 2017. Awardees will be announced in Middle June 2017.

    Please download an application:
    Note: deadline is May 31, 2017

    SCBA is delighted to announce the availability of the Excellent Poster Awards for the 16th SCBA International Symposium, Hangzhou, China, from June 29 – July 3, 2017. All posters, except those receiving the Joseph Li Travel Awards, will be evaluated by a panel of established scientists during the poster sessions, and will be graded for their scientific excellence. The top 15 will receive a monetary award of US$250 each to the first author and presenter of the posters. There is no need for any formal application. Please submit your abstracts by the submission deadline of May 31, 2017 and stand by your posters during your designated sessions, so that the judges will be able to interact with you on your presentations.
    These Excellence Poster Awards are made possible by a generous donation by Dr. Kenneth Fong of the Kenson Ventures LLC.