The mission of the Pharmacogenomics Research Network (PGRN) is to catalyze and lead research in precision medicine for the discovery and translation of genomic variation influencing therapeutic and adverse drug effects. To this end, the PGRN hosts various activities that stimulate collaborative research in pharmacogenomics and precision medicine. We welcome researchers and clinicians from all healthcare and scientific disciplines, including all medical specialties, genomics and human genetics, basic and clinical pharmacology, bioinformatics and biological sciences to apply for membership. In addition to general membership, we also offer a trainee membership for graduate and professional students and postdocs whose mentors are also PGRN members.
Criteria for Membership:
Participate in a multidisciplinary research environment or group and have evidence of an established research program
Willingness to contribute to the network (e.g. sharing data or resources with other PGRN members through collaboration)
Access to selected research resources for pharmacogenomics studies (e.g. Biobank Japan, PGRN-RIKEN).
Participation in monthly PGRN Research in Progress Seminars (RIPS) to present your research and stay current on cutting edge pharmacogenomics research.
Listing in and access to the private PGRN membership directory which lists all PGRN members, their affiliations, and their research interests/resources to help facilitate collaborations.
Access to job postings listed on the PGRN website.
Lead and plan pharmacogenomics meetings and workshops.
Trainee members are eligible to apply for travel scholarships to attend the PGRN annual meeting.
PGRN Trainee Membership
Application for Trainee Membership Applicants must currently be one of the following: a graduate/professional degree student at an accredited educational institution, OR a postdoctoral or clinical fellow at a research institution, OR clinical trainee (e.g. intern or resident) at a medical center. In the membership application, trainees should identify a current or former PGRN member who is willing to sponsor their membership (usually their research mentor).
Trainee Membership Privileges Trainee members will have all privileges that other members have, except that they are not eligible to apply for PGRN resources directly (e.g. PGRN-RIKEN, RPGEH, etc). In addition, trainee members can provide a link that is visible from the Member Directory (but are not eligible to request a webpage on the pgrn.org site).
The PGRN Steering Committee meets monthly, so you should receive a response back 4-6 weeks after you submit your application form. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org