Attention student and postdoctoral phage biologists planning to attend Viruses of Microbes 2020 in Portugal this year! Phage Directory will be sponsoring two cash awards (350 Euro each) in collaboration with the Viruses of Microbes organizing committee, and applications are now open!
First, make sure you submit an abstract and register for Viruses of Microbes before the deadline. Second, write a 500-750 word guest blog article for publication in Phage Directory's Capsid & Tail newsletter, and submit it to us between now and June 30, 2020.
Capsid & Tail is a weekly phage community news digest published by Phage Directory. Its purpose is to build community among phage professionals and enthusiasts around the world, highlight diverse perspectives in the phage field, and keep everyone up to date on phage news, views, research and jobs. Its subscribers (835 as of March 2020) are made up of phage researchers and developers in academia, industry and government, healthcare professionals, investors, science communicators, and more.
Each Capsid & Tail issue features a blog-style article written by someone in the phage community. Check out PhD student Julie Callanan's recent article on RNA phages as an example!
Insights into the elusive RNA bacteriophages
If your article is approved for publication (meets our standards for quality), we'll add your name to a draw. We'll randomly draw two winning names, which we'll announce at the Viruses of Microbes conference. And regardless of whether you win or not, your article will be featured in an issue of Capsid & Tail!
Any undergraduate student, graduate student, or postdoctoral researcher who is registered to attend (and present an abstract at) Viruses of Microbes 2020, and who submits a guest blog article that is approved for publication in Capsid & Tail by June 30, 2020.
[Capsid & Tail Guest Writer Guide](https://phagedirectory.notion.site/Capsid-Tail-Guest-Writer-Guide-8206f242215d4f008a27a4f8c07096a1)