Monday, September 15, 2014 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Keynote Speakers: Jim Paulson (The Scripps Research Institute), K. Barry Sharpless (The Scripps Research Institute)
Speakers: Yimon Aye (Cornell University), David A. Spiegel (Yale University), Mingxuan Wu (Princeton University), Peng Wu (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)
Click chemistry offers a reliable method for discovering chemical connectivity, with great potential in drug discovery and biomedical research. This symposium explores recent developments that offer new technologies for disease diagnosis and therapy.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Nobel Laureate Robert J. Lefkowitz (Duke University Medical Center)
Speakers: Bryan Roth (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine), Terry Kenakin (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine), Marc G. Caron (Duke University Medical Center), Laura Bohn (The Scripps Research Institute), JoAnn Trejo (University of California-San Diego), Jonathan Violin (Trevena, Inc.)
Hear academic, industry, basic and translational researchers, including Nobel Laureate Robert Lefkowitz (Duke University Medical Center) and discuss the development of functionally selective GPCR-biased ligands for CV and CNS disease drug discovery.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Steven D. Leach (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
Speakers: Gregory Beatty (University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine), Neesha Dhani (Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto), Mikala Egeblad (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory), Douglas T. Fearon (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory), Costas A. Lyssiotis (Weill Cornell Medical College ), George Miller (NYU Langone Medical Center), Michael Ports (Gilead Sciences)
Pancreatic cancer patients currently have limited therapeutic options. This symposium explores breakthroughs in the pathogenesis and progression of pancreatic cancer, and efforts to exploit key vulnerabilities for novel therapeutic interventions.
Friday, October 10, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy
Former United States Representative, Rhode Island; One Mind for Research; Kennedy Forum
This conference will explore the translation of recent breakthroughs in neuroscience into therapies for the more than twenty-five percent of Americans suffering from mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, depression, fear and anxiety disorders, autism, and other psychiatric disorders. A keynote lecture by The Honorable Patrick J Kennedy will address strategies to simultaneously abolish the stigma surrounding mental illness in order to fully realize the potential of these new treatments to improve mental health.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Michael S. Conte (University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA), Milan Fiala (David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA), Gabrielle Fredman (Columbia University, New York, NY), Bruce Levy (Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA), Dipak Panigrahy (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA), Mauro Perretti (William Harvey Research Institute, London, UK), Charles N. Serhan (Harvard University, New York, NY), Patricia J. Sime (University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY), Rudy Tanzi (Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA)
Uncontrolled, chronic inflammation plays a key role in the progression of many diseases, and elucidation of biochemical pathways provides novel targets. This symposium reviews discoveries, approaches and opportunities for treatment and prevention.
Thursday, June 26, 2014 | 7:45 AM - 6:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Robin Franklin (Wellcome Trust – MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge)
This translational conference will highlight biological and clinical findings in myelin development, new techniques for brain imaging and for screening molecular targets, and novel therapeutics that promote remyelination.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speakers: Timothy Charlebois (Pfizer), David King (AnaptysBio Inc.), William M. Pardridge (Brain Research Institute, UCLA), Steven J. Projan (MedImmune), Sachdev Siddhu (University of Toronto), E. Sally Ward (UT Southwestern), Patrick C. Wilson (The University of Chicago), K. Dane Wittrup (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
New technologies are pivotal in developing next-generation biologics. This symposium highlights novel technologies in the discovery of new biologics, elucidating in vivo mechanisms of therapeutic proteins, and manufacturing and delivery processes.
Friday, May 9, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speakers: Carmela R. Abraham (Boston University School of Medicine), Eric H. Baehrecke (University of Massachusetts Medical School), Nir Barzilai (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Jerry R. Colca (Metabolic Solutions Development Company), Brendan D. Manning (Harvard School of Public Health), Beth Stevens (Harvard Medical School), D. Martin Watterson (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine), Haung Yu (Columbia University), Jeffrey W. Kelly (The Scripps Research Institute), Richard I. Morimoto (Northwestern University)
Age is the major risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, and key pathways in aging biology offer targets for novel drugs. Explore recent advances in the science of aging and innovative drug discovery for Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Friday, April 25, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Keynote Speakers: Jane M. Carlton (New York University), Rick M. Fairhurst (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, NIH), Terrie E. Taylor (Michigan State University)
Speakers: Myles Akabas (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Purnima Bhanot (UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School), Liwang Cui (Pennsylvania State University), Mahalia S. Desruisseaux (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Miriam K. Laufer (University of Maryland School of Medicine), Laura Kirkman (Weill Cornell Medical College), Marcus Lee (Columbia University), Alexander Ploss (Princeton University), Photini Sinnis (Johns Hopkins University)
Despite a 25% reduction in global malaria mortality since 2000, around half the world's population is at risk. Join us on World Malaria Day to examine breakthroughs in pathophysiology, pre-erythrocytic and liver stage biology, and drug development.
Organizers: Howard Fillit (Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation), Kevin J. Lee (Lawrence Ellison Foundation), and Jennifer Henry (The New York Academy of Sciences)
This eBriefing explores advances in the science of aging and in drug discovery for Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Organizers: Johanna P. Daily (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), David A. Fidock (Columbia University Medical Center), and Jennifer Henry (The New York Academy of Sciences)
Keynote Speakers: Jane M. Carlton (New York University), Rick M. Fairhurst (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH), and Terrie E. Taylor (Michigan State University)
This eBriefing highlights a symposium held on World Malaria Day to examine breakthroughs in pathophysiology, drug development, and pre-erythrocytic and liver-stage biology.
Organizers: Magdalena Alonso-Galicia (Forest Research Institute), Shashidhar S. Jatiani (Forest Research Institute), Huiping Jiang (Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals), George Zavoico (HC Wainwright), and Jennifer Henry (The New York Academy of Sciences)
Speakers: Rolf Brekken (UT Southwestern Medical Center), Jessica S. Donington (NYU Langone Medical Center), Balazs Halmos (Columbia University Medical Center), Roy S. Herbst (Yale School of Medicine), and Suresh S. Ramalingam (Emory University)
Recent treatment advances in lung cancer supported by a better understanding of genetic heterogeneity may increase survival rates.
Organizers: Manuel X. Duval (Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals; University of New Haven), Thomas B. Freeman (Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals), and Jennifer Henry (The New York Academy of Sciences)
Speakers: Sean F. Brady (The Rockefeller University), Steven Edgar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Justin Nodwell (University of Toronto, Canada), and Kang Zhou (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
This eBriefing explores a systems biology approach to secondary metabolites and their networks, looking at their biological effects and potential benefits for human health.
Delve into the world of prebiotic and probiotic science. We talk to three people in the field and learn why keeping the good microbes in our bodies happy means a lot for health.
Researchers at Harvard have discovered why the headaches of some migraine sufferers worsen when the person is exposed to light. Rami Burstein, the study's senior author, explains what's happening in the brain, and how they made the breakthrough.
December 18, 2009
We sit down with science photographer Felice Frankel and nanotechnology pioneer and Harvard chemist George Whitesides to hear about their new book on nanoscience, No Small Matter.
Visit the lab of Hunter College's Jill Bargonetti, a biologist researching cancer. Her team studies P53, a natural tumor-suppressor protein found in our bodies with a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde personality.
February 23, 2010
Researchers met to discuss advances in basic and translational research on metabotropic glutamate receptors, which are promising targets in drug discovery for CNS diseases and other illnesses.
October 27, 2009
What is the connection between dysregulated neuronal insulin signaling and Alzheimer's disease? In a recent Academy webinar, some researchers argued that the neurodegenerative disease should be considered a type of diabetes.
April 28, 2009
Protein kinases play a key role in almost every major pathway in eukaryotic cells. Structural approaches, including a new method called fragment-based drug design, are identifying potential targets against diseases including cancer.
Translational Medicine Initiative
The Translational Medicine Initiative represents a three-year partnership between the New York Academy of Sciences and the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation to support the translation of basic science research into clinical applications.
Learn more at www.nyas.org/TransMed.