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  • 1. Welcome to the RCAI International Summer Program! 1. Program Description The RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology (RCAI), the first and largest research institution dedicated to allergy and immunology in Japan, is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our second International Summer Program. This program aims to provide young scientists with the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge immunology research. The program will consist of lectures from internationally distinguished immunologists and poster presentations from each participant. It is open to both talented graduate students and young postdocs with lodging and travel expenses fully covered. Up to forty participants will be invited to spend a week (from July 20 to July 27) at the RCAI facilities in Yokohama during which all members will attend the RCAI-JSI International Symposium on Immunology 2007. This lecture course was developed to present both basic concepts as well as state-of-the-art research to promote a better understanding of allergies and immunology. From the participants, up to ten scientists will remain for an additional week as Summer Interns. During this Summer Internship (from July 30 to August 3), participants will carry out research activities at a specific RCAI laboratory following the summer lecture course. Photo: 2006 Summer program 2. Eligibility Foreigners who wish to participate will be selected on a competitive basis. Applicants must be either graduate students or postdocs (no more than 3 years since obtaining Ph.D. degree). 3. Housing and Transportation All participants will stay at a hotel near the RIKEN Yokohama Institute, which will be
  • 2. organized by RIKEN. Accommodation and travel expenses will be fully covered. A round- trip plane ticket will be provided so the arrival and departure dates will be fixed. Participants will not be allowed to change the dates of their plane tickets. 4. Program 1. Lectures and presentations Date: July 20 to July 25, 2007 Lectures from provisional lecturers and presentations (poster and short talk) from participants July 26 to July 27, 2007 Attendance at the RCAI-JSI International Symposium on Immunology 2007; this is a part of the summer program Place: RCAI, 1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 230-0045, Japan Access Provisional lecturers: Kenneth M. Murphy, Willem van Ewijk, Cornelis Murre, Diane Mathis, Kathryn Calame, Marc K. Jenkins, Alexander Y. Rudensky, Yoshihiro Kawaoka, Kayo Inaba, Sidonia Faragasan, Tsuneyasu Kaisho, Fumihiko Ishikawa, Takashi Saito 2. Internship In addition to the above lectures and presentations, selected applicants (up to ten participants) will remain at RIKEN to carry out research activities at one specific laboratory in RCAI following the summer lecture course. The accommodation expenses during this stay will also be covered. Date: July 30 to August 3 Place: RCAI, 1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 230-0045, Japan Host laboratory: All laboratories in RCAI will be open.
  • 3. Please visit: 5. Application Procedure The following documents should be submitted in Word format by e-mail to Applicants must type "Application for the RCAI Summer Program 2007" in the subject line of their e-mail. E-mails not including this in the subject line will not be accepted. An e-mail to confirm receipt will be sent upon receipt of application. *Note: The letter of recommendation must be sent as a PDF file, FAX or by mail in a sealed envelope to the Organizing Committee because an original signature is necessary. 5-1. Application Form Download (Application_form.xls) Download and complete this form. Applicants who wish to apply for the internship should indicate their preferred host laboratory. 5-2. Curriculum Vitae (must include the categories specified below) Download (CV1.doc) a. Education (provide the institution name and highest degree obtained, including years, starting with your most recent degree) b. Research experience and career c. Publications and awards 5-3. Reasons why you wish to attend the Summer Program Download (Reason_Format.doc) Please write a brief statement of up to 500 words summarizing your research background (if any to date, including specific fields, experimental work, laboratories, etc.) and how you plan to incorporate what you learn at RIKEN into your current and future research work. 5-4. Letter of recommendation A supervisor's recommendation letter to the organizer must be submitted. Because a signature is required, the letter must be sent as a PDF file, FAX or by mail in a sealed
  • 4. envelope. 5-5. Presentation abstract Download (Abstract_Format1.doc) Participants are obliged to give a PowerPoint presentation during the lecture program and also to prepare a poster. All applicants must submit this abstract (max. 500 words). Deadline: February 28, 2007 6. Deadline February 28, 2007 We recommend that you apply as early as possible in order to ensure that your application arrives by the specified deadline. Please read the directions carefully as failure to follow all of the instructions may eliminate your application early in the selection process. Notification of acceptance will be sent by e-mail 4 - 6 weeks after the application deadline. 7. Contact Information Summer Program Organizing Committee RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology 1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 230-0045, Japan Access E-mail: FAX: +81-45-503-7003