Yearly Archives: 2011

EbAWIS Chapter Meeting January 2012 – Networking

East Bay Association for Women In Science Presents Our most anticipated event:

An Evening of Networking

­An entire Chapter meeting devoted to networking!  Our venue will guide you through a review of networking strategies; then, effective networking games that introduce you to many people will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Meet scientists as well as professionals interested in an affiliated career if you are job searching
  • Enhance your contacts if you are established in your present position
  • Polish presentation skills before the interview
  • Gather invaluable feedback about yourself in a friendly, fun, and informal environment

Light Dinner and Networking at 6:30 pm

Structured Program at 7:00 pm

Thursday, January 26, 2012

NOTE: Registering w/ Eventbrite will say free; however, fee will be collected at the door

Fee: $5 for members, $10 for non-members.


Location: Novartis, 5400 Hollis St, Building X-310 Emeryville, CA

Parking is in front of the Building

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ebAWIS is a nonprofit organization and the fee covers cost of food

Scientists and Science Enthusiasts, Men and Women are Welcome!

Meetings are open to non-AWIS members

EBAWIS Career Development Series #2: November 5, 2011

Build Your Professional Network to Energize Your Career Using LinkedIn for Your

Job Search

Mauri Schwartz

President, Career Insiders

Mauri Schwartz is a leading figure in the San Francisco Bay Area career management community. Working with companies requiring outplacement services as well as individual job seekers, she has an outstanding success rate in helping clients achieve their career goals. She has been a featured speaker at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Alumni events, at Opportunity Knocks/YNPNsfba Nonprofit Career Conferences, and has been interviewed on KRON Channel 4.

You cannot conduct a successful job search these days without knowing how to use LinkedIn effectively! It’s not enough to post your resume on the Internet and wait for a response.   Find out how to:

  •  Learn to use technological tools to attain your professional goals and cultivate relationships to enhance your job search
  • Learn to grab the attention of the hiring manager
  •  Identify which tools to select, how to apply them, and what to say

In this interactive workshop, you will learn the nuanced components of effective networking for many aspects of business, not just for the purpose of looking for a job.

Saturday, November 5, 2011    9:30am- 12:00 noon

Light breakfast and networking

NOTE: Registering w/ Eventbrite will say free; however, the fee will be collected at the door

Fee: $10 to cover the cost of food


Location: Bio-Rad, 225 Linus Pauling, Suite D, Hercules, CA 94547

Parking is in front of the Building

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East Bay Association of Women in Science is a nonprofit organization

welcoming  non-scientists and men

October Career Development Series Workshop

Career Development Series
Beginning October 1, 2011

Balancing Your Life and Work

Mara Jeffress, Ph.D.

Career and Professional Development Coach and “Career Talk” Columnist for AWIS National Magazine

Mara Jeffress is a professional consultant and past ebAWIS President. She has taught time management and professional development workshops for the past 20 years and is in the process of launching a professional coaching business. Mara is passionate about helping others to reach their potential and find work that they truly love.

• Do you feel overwhelmed by too much responsibility?
• Do you have a hard time saying “No?”
• Do you feel that work is taking over your life?

Attend the AWIS Work-Life-Balance workshop to bring balance back to your life.

You will come away with the ability to define for yourself what work-life satisfaction is and is not.
You will be able to identify 7 keys to achieving and maintaining work-life satisfaction.
You will be able to develop an action plan that can be implemented immediately and/or in the future.

Saturday, October 1, 2011, 10:00am- 12:00 noon
Light breakfast and networking
NOTE: When registering w/ Eventbrite, it will say FREE, however the fee will be collected at the door.
Fee: $5 for members, $10 for non-members.
Location: Bio-Rad, 225 Linus Pauling, Suite D, Hercules, CA 94547
Parking is in front of the Building
***Click Here for DIRECTIONS***
ebAWIS is a nonprofit organization and the fee covers cost of food

November 2011 Chapter Meeting

Coming Soon – Nanobiology!

Microfluidics in Next Gen Proteomics

Amy E. Herr, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley

Amy E. Herr received her BS degree from Caltech and her MS (1999) and PhD (2002) degrees from Stanford in Mechanical Engineering. At UC Berkeley, her research focuses on instrumentation innovation to advance quantitation in life sciences and clinical problems.  Translational impact of her research program spans from tools for fundamental research (cell signaling) to near-patient disease diagnostics. Her major awards include the NIH New Innovator Award (2010-15), the NSF CAREER Award (2011), the Eli Lilly & Co. New Investigator Award in analytical chemistry, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2010-12, chemistry), the DARPA Young Faculty Award (2009-11), the 2009 Hellman Family Faculty Fund Award from UC Berkeley, and the 2008 Regents’ Junior Faculty Fellowship from UC.  In 2007 she was recognized as an Outstanding Mentor by Sandia National Labs. She chaired (2009) & vice-chaired (2007) the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on the Physics & Chemistry of Microfluidics.

While the genomics revolution has had sweeping impact on our understanding of life processes, the “proteomics revolution” still remains unrealized.  Proteins are more directly linked to function than genes, but proteins are also dynamic and more biochemically complex. Consequently, protein analysis often demands multi-stage biochemical assays to measure not one, but multiple physicochemical properties.  At UC Berkeley, we are introducing novel non-discretizing integration strategies to answer this problem. This talk will highlight multi-stage assays uniquely enabled by our ‘µMosaic’ fabrication technique:  an approach that allows regional photopatterning of 2D microchambers with heterogeneous, discrete nanomaterials.  In one example, I will summarize our recent progress towards fast, hands-free, and perhaps even quantitative Western blotting, for analysis of specimens from clinical sample repositories. Our ultimate goal is to understand the life processes – including development and disease through quantitative bioinstrumentation.


Thursday, November 17, 2011, 6:30-8:30 pm

Light supper* and networking 6:30pm – 7:00pm

NOTE: Registering w/ Eventbrite will say free;  however, a fee will be collected at the door.

Fee: $5 for members, $10 for non-members.


Location: Novartis , 5400 Hollis St, Building X-310 Emeryville, CA

Parking is in front of the Buidling

***Click Here for DIRECTIONS***

ebAWIS is a nonprofit organization and the fee cover cost of food


September 2011 Chapter Meeting

“Cancer and Aging: Rival Demons”

Prof. Judith Campisi , Ph.D.
Buck Institute

Judith Campisi received a PhD in Biochemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and postdoctoral training at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School.  As an Associate Professor at the Boston University Medical School, she launched an interest cellular senescence and its role in tumor suppression and aging.  She joined Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 1991.  In 2002, she established a second laboratory at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, where she is a Professor.  At both institutions, she established a broad program to understand the interface between cancer and aging.  Her laboratory has made several pioneering discoveries in these areas, and her research continues to challenge and alter existing paradigms.  In recognition of her research, she received numerous awards, including MERIT awards from the US National Institute on Aging, the Allied Signal Corporation, Gerontological Society of America and American Federation for Aging Research, the Longevity prize from the IPSEN Foundation and the Bennett Cohen award from the University of Michigan.  She currently serves on numerous national and international editorial and advisory boards.

Age is the largest single risk factor for developing a plethora of chronic diseases, ranging from neurodegeneration to cancer.  Most-age-related diseases are degenerative.  Cancer, however, is a gain-of-function disease.  Is there a common biology that links cancer and the degenerative diseases of aging?  I will discuss the possibility that processes designed to suppress cancer – specifically DNA damage and senescence responses – link cancer to degenerative disease through an inflammatory process that is controlled by and evolutionarily-conserved longevity pathway.  Our hypotheses indicate that we must be clever and knowledgeable if we are to intervene into aging processes that promise to ameliorate many of the chronic diseases of aging, including cancer.

When: Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Novartis* , 5300 Hollis St, Building X-310 Emeryville, CA
Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members, fee collected at door
Transit–BART and free Shuttle by Emery Go Round from MacArthur BART on Hollis Line.
Parking and registration directions:  Park at lot located next to Building X, on Hollis St., north of 53rd St.  Check-in at Building X.   Directions to Novartis here.
Why drive alone? Carpool and get to know a friend!