[Arabidopsis] NAASC Election: TAIR Registration Required

Joanna Friesner via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by jdfriesner from stanford.edu)
Thu Feb 15 12:42:56 EST 2007

Dear North American Arabidopsis Researchers,


As in previous years, we will soon solicit nominations for the election of
two new members to the North American Arabidopsis Steering Committee


nominate and/or vote for the new NAASCers must ***first register with TAIR**


-- An email requesting nominations will be sent to North American TAIR
members on or around March 1, 2007.

-- The nomination deadline will be March 31, 2007. Once nominees are
contacted and their willingness to stand for election is verified, a second
email will be sent to the TAIR list asking members to vote for up to 2 names
on the list. 

-- The voting deadline will be April 30, 2007.

-- Once votes are tallied, the top 2 vote getters will be contacted and
their willingness to serve confirmed. Winners will be announced around the
middle of May.


Members serve for four full calendar years, beginning around the date of the
Annual International Conference on Arabidopsis Research, and rotating off
following the Conference held in their fourth year of service.

-- Originally established in 1992 in response to the need for elected North
American representatives to the Multinational Arabidopsis Steering
Committee, NAASC has evolved into the main organizing and fundraising body
for the International Conference on Arabidopsis Research when it is held in
North America. 

-- The NAASC also helps ensure solicitation and choice of the conference
site for every third meeting, which is held outside of North America. The
NAASC solicits funds to help North American junior scientists travel to
these international meetings. Additionally, the NAASC serves as a liaison
between members of the community and government and not-for-profit granting
agencies and provides representation of the community to service facilities
such as ABRC and TAIR. 


More information about the roles and history of the NAASC can be found at:



Best regards,

Joanna Friesner

MASC Coordinator

jdfriesner from stanford.edu


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