ECUSA Seed & Soil: Cancer Research


Spanish scientists in the USA Association (ECUSA), in collaboration with FERO, ASEICA and AECC have created the “Seed and Soil” talks in cancer research. The objective is to create a network between young researchers in the US with already established researchers in Spain. Following the idea of the seed and soil, we are looking for junior scientists -Seed- in the area of cancer interested in return to Spain and talk about their projects and perspectives.
We’ve paired up a wonderful selection of speakers that will talk about their research, their career paths and career advice! In each session you will meet a PhD candidate with a short talk, a «Seed» scientist that will present their project and «Soils» principal investigators in the same topic or region. We will have a panel and closing remarks to discuss how is it to start your own group in Spain in Cancer.

1st session March 11th 12pm ET/6pm Spain
Marta Mascaraque @UAM_Madrid,
Dr Francisco Barriga @sloan_kettering
Dr Bruno Sainz @IIBmCSICUAM
Dr Laura Soucek @VHIO

Register here

Persistent COVID-19: the long-term sequelae of the disease


Event ECUSA & Instituto Cervantes Chicago

Join us on Tuesday, March 9th at 12:30 pm CT to shed some light on the long term effects of CoVID-19 through the knowledge from Dr. Sonia Villapol, Assistant Professor at Institute for Academic Medicine and Assistant Member at Center for Neuroregeneration Research Institute. Scientific journalist Adeline Marcos will guide us through the interview followed by Q&A from the audience.

The COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 can involve sequelae and other medical complications that last weeks to months after initial recovery, which come to be called post-acute ‘Long-COVID’ or ‘COVID long-haulers’. Also, COVID-19 is associated with neurological and psychiatric disorders in hospitalized patients. The neuroinvasion has been demonstrated and the long-term effects are not known with certainty. In this talk, Dr. Villapol will analyze the neurological damages caused by the coronavirus, the consequences and how could be treated through medication or rehabilitation. The gastrointestinal effects and changes in the intestinal bacteria during the course of COVID-19 will also be analyzed and Dr. Villapol will explain how by modifying our diet we could strengthen the immune system to prevent the severity of COVID-19, by reducing inflammation or neurological disorders such as anxiety or depression derived from an alteration of the microbiome.

The event will be conducted in Spanish. Please, register here to reserve your spot.

We hope to see you there!

ECUSA MidWest

Conoce los secretos de LinkedIn


En estos talleres podrás optimizar al máximo tu perfil en la red social profesional por excelencia: LinkedIn. Si eres «full member» de ECUSA aprenderás cómo llegar a más contactos y empresas de interés para el sector académico, la empresa, tu negocio o tu institución. Sabrás entrar en grupos de interés, crearlos y administrarlos y así generar mayor visibilidad.

Además, conocerás como seguir a las empresas que están en LinkedIn y llegar a sus empleados de valor.

Tendremos 3 sesiones (días 19 de marzo, 26 de marzo y 9 de abril).

La primera sesión será dedicada a temas más generales (sin límite de aforo), el 26 de marzo hablaremos de perfiles científicos que buscan posicionarse en el sector industrial, y el 9 de abril será destinado al mundo académico de investigación y docencia

REGISTRO INDIVIDUAL POR CADA SESIÓN.
Links de registro:
Sesión del 19 de marzo de 2021 3-5pm EST
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkd-Ctrj8oGtA0HYfGwr95bBLu9VjRCdF7
Sesión del 26 de marzo de 2021 3-5pm EST
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsd-Cspz4vEtI4Hqxz_lPAXqMfJFsACouO
Sesión del 9 de abril de 2021 3-5pm EST
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpde2prDopGNHbMiMtOq3d7TW02oaL3yap

¿Qué son y para qué sirven los Consejos de Residentes Españoles?


¿Quieres saber qué son los Consejos de Residentes Españoles? ¿Cuántos hay en los EEUU? ¿Cómo crear uno en tu zona? ¿Qué es el Consejo General de la Ciudadanía Española en el exterior?


Los Consejos de Residentes Españoles (CREs) son unos grandes desconocidos entre los españoles, pero pueden ser un valioso instrumento de representación y unión de la comunidad de residentes entre sí y con las instituciones españolas de la zona.

Representantes de los CREs de Nueva York y Washington DC, los únicos que existen en EE. UU, hablarán sobre las funciones de los CREs y el proceso de su formación, en preparación para las próximas elecciones que se celebrarán esta primavera.

Los actuales Consejeros de Nueva York y Washington explicaran su experiencia y contestarán a tus preguntas. Queremos conocerte y que nos conozcas. 

Feb 20, 2021 05:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Registro aquí

Elecciones Junta Directiva Nacional


¡Presenta tu candidatura!

Aunque parezca mentira, ya se han cumplido dos años desde que la última Junta Directiva Nacional fue elegida. En este periodo de tiempo se han conseguido grandes cosas y nuestra comunidad ha crecido en tamaño y unión. Llega el momento de pasar el testigo y dar el relevo a un nuevo grupo de personas con ganas de seguir contribuyendo al crecimiento de ECUSA. Si crees que este es el momento para poner tu tiempo y tu energía en la misión y los objetivos de esta asociación, ésta es tu oportunidad.

Se aceptan candidaturas para los cargos de Presidente, Vicepresidente, Secretario/a y Tesorero/a. Los requisitos para presentar candidatura son:

  • Ser Full Member de ECUSA desde hace más de 6 meses.
  • Tener conocimiento de la asociación, así como haber participado con anterioridad de nuestra actividad.

Para optar a alguno de los cargos, debes mandar una carta de presentación exponiendo tus motivaciones y tu CV a elections@ecusa.es, especificando el cargo al que te presentas.

La fecha límite para presentarse es el 7 de marzo. Una vez finalizado el periodo para presentar candidaturas, se presentará a los candidatos y candidatas a los miembros y se establecerá el periodo de votación.

¡Esperamos vuestras candidaturas!

Science ECUSA & Cervantes: Personalized Medicine: Redefining Cancer Treatment and Modeling  (Dr. Pilar de la Puente)


Join us on Wednesday, February 10th at 12:30 pm CT to listen to Dr. Pilar de la Puente, Assistant Professor at University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and principal investigator at Sanford Research,on her work in tissue microenvironment replication to empower biological research, drug discovery and personalized medicine in health and disease. Scientific journalist Verónica Fuentes will guide us through the interview to Dr. Pilar de la Puente.

Despite significant improvements in research and development in the cancer field, about 95% of oncology drugs in clinical trials fail to receive Food and Drug Administration approval. The tumor microenvironment (TME) is increasingly recognized as a major regulator of tumor progression, drug resistance, and cancer immune escape. Compelling evidence suggests that three-dimensional (3D) cell-based assays can better resemble cellular and physical features manifested in tumors while cutting time, animal use, and cost. Their goal is to provide a human surrogate model that could support the prediction of drug efficacy, thereby saving the patient from trial and error treatments, and ultimately serve as a guide for the selection of patient-targeted drug therapies.

The event will be conducted in Spanish. Please, register on the link below to reserve your spot.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/science-ecusa-cervantes-tickets-136461460903
We hope to see you there!

Manejo de datos en Excel


¿Estás cansado de arrastrar formulitas y crees que tus excels son un desastre? Te entendemos, por eso en ECUSA hemos organizado este curso de 5 sesiones (sábados 13 Febrero – 13 Marzo 1PM EST) sobre manejo de datos en Excel para científicos. Si eres miembro, apúntate gratis.

AFORO COMPLETO para plazas presenciales.

El registro continua abierto para acceder a los vídeos semanales y apuntarse en lista de espera por si se abren vacantes:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsfuuvqD8qHtIPXMkiZEvq6s8dlchrA-FQ

Good Research Data Management Practises


It´s time to start fresh and stop wasting time searching for that data analysis from 3 years ago. Learn how to organize your data in accordance with funding agencies and Open Science policies in this free webinar for ECUSA full members by Julie Goldman (Harvard Library). 

Webinar organized by ECUSA CDA on February 5th, 12-2PM
Free Registration and more info for ECUSA Full Members: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpcOirqj0vGtEoidBtAU4nIK-pKayJiBJB

Seed and Soil


Flyer and Info:

Are you a postdoc working in cancer in the USA who wants to return or have you just set up your lab in Spain? Are you a predoc working in cancer who wants to go to the USA? If so, see what CDA ECUSA together with ASEICA, AECC and Fundación Fero have prepared. 

We have created the “Seed and Soil” talks in cancer research. The objective is to create a network between young researchers in the USA with already established researchers in Spain.

We are looking for junior scientists -Seed- in the area of cancer interested in a return to Spain and talk about their projects and perspectives. Fill this form including an abstract with your research (Deadline: Jan 20th)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuQb1dW1auGdGLPFq7k7htuiDZD7elSbC5AVc0FRWzBrThig/viewform

6 «seeds» will be selected to talk about their projects, matched with different junior PIs («Soils»)  from Spain, who will explain their career path and their tricks about the next step of their careers.

A final session with two keynote well-recognized and established researchers who’ll talk about their highlights and experience during their careers in Spain.

General registration:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApd-GuqzMuHNc_zyiC2t_Vxn8mIUkkjoJh

Also, if you are a PhD candidate, ASEICA member, interested in continuing your scientific career in the USA, send us a brief abstract about your work and start to generate your own network (Deadline Jan 20th)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHqZHROQZMWGhHdAFau-b0-WyjvPp53HCgpvxZ6ShxxefrHw/viewform

Selected candidates will talk about their projects. Participation and attendance certificates will be provided. Selected Ph.D. candidates will have a 1-year subscription to ECUSA. Other prizes will depend on funding.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApd-GuqzMuHNc_zyiC2t_Vxn8mIUkkjoJh

Meet a Scientist – Non-academic careers


Join us to meet our talented Spanish scientists working in industry and biotech.

ECUSA invites you to meet our talented panel of Spanish speakers that pursued non-academic careers:

Alba Gonzalez PhD – Principal Scientist and project lead at a startup (Senti Biosciences) Twiter/Instagram: @albins22

Sergio Barcena Varela PhD – MSL Onco-hematology (Janssen)

Ximo Pechuan Jorge PhD – Postdoctoral fellow (Genentech)

Belen Sanz Castillo PhD – MSL Oncology (Pfizer)

Barbara Alcaraz Silva PhD – Senior VP, Early Stage Life Science and Healthcare (Silicon Valley Bank)

They will share their experiences and give advice on the transition from academia to industry.

Join us on this virtual experience!

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oFn-1_JGTBOaAK2C2sqVmg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.