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    Dear Biomch-L readers,

    With so many American and Japanese colleagues here in Perth, I think that
    those on Biomch-L not at ISB-13 might like to have their own chance to go
    to the land of the rising sun.

    The Perth meeting has some 385 participants, and more than 350 presenta-
    tions. Jim Hay's Wartenweiler lecture on the Long and Triple Jumps this
    morning was very interesting, but I would not care to perform that kind of
    activities in sunny Perth right now!

    Herman J. Woltring (TELNETting from the University of Western Australia)

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    Graduate Students in SCIENCE and ENGINEERING

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces an opportunity for
    50 select U.S. graduate students in science and engineering to spend the
    summer at Japanese government or corporate research laboratories.

    The goals of the 1992 Summer Institute in Japan program are to
    provide American science and engineering graduate students first-hand
    experience in a Japanese research environment and to build relations
    between the U.S. and Japanese research communities. Those eligible are
    graduate students at U.S. institutions who are enrolled in a Ph.D. pro-
    gram or enrolled in an engineering graduate program of which they will
    have completed a year or more by January 15 and who are entitled to
    reside permanently in the United States.

    The 50 graduate students selected for this internship will spend the
    summer participating in on-going research projects at Japanese govern-
    ment and corporate laboratories in Tsukuba Science City, about 60 km
    northeast of Tokyo. The interns will also receive intensive Japanese
    language training and, through lectures, discussions, and occasional field
    trips, compare U.S. and Japanese culture, science policy, and the current
    status of selected fields of science and engineering. The 1992 Summer
    Institute in Japan will run for eight weeks from late June through late
    August (last summer the dates were 6/28 to 8/24).

    In all, over four dozen Japanese research institutions are potential
    hosts for the Summer in Japan participants. They include such well
    known laboratories as the Electrotechnical Laboratory, National Institute
    for Environmental Studies, National Institute of Agrobiological Resourc-
    es, the National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials, the
    Tsukuba Life Science Center of the Institute of Physical and Chemical
    Research (RIKEN), and the University of Tsukuba. In addition, 18
    industrial laboratories in Tsukuba--including electronics, pharmaceutical,
    and engineering firms--have agreed to receive U.S. graduate students this

    The application deadline for the 1992 Summer Institute in
    Japan program will be January 15, 1992. NSF welcomes
    applications from all qualified science and engineering
    graduate students, and strongly encourages women, minorities,
    and persons with disabilities to apply. Application
    materials may be obtained from department chairs and Offices of
    Sponsored Research on many college campuses; ask for NSF's Japan
    brochure, NSF 90-144. If it is not available locally, you may
    download it from STIS, NSF's new online publishing service, or
    order it from NSF's Publication Unit. The address to order
    publications by electronic mail is: (InterNet) or
    pubs@nsf (BitNet)

    When ordering from Pubs, please include your name and a complete
    mailing address, as well as the NSF publication number and number of
    copies needed.

    Further inquiries may be addressed to the Japan Program, NSF,
    Room V-501, Washington, D.C. 20550, or via electronic mail to: (InterNet) or
    NSFJinfo@NSF (BitNet).

    Doug McNeal
    Telephone: (202) 653-5862