Wednesday, September 16, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 2:15 PM
Award Winner Bert Vogelstein (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
This symposium will honor Dr. Bert Vogelstein, the recipient of the 2015 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research, in recognition of his role in characterizing the underlying mechanisms of cancer. Symposium registration is free. Advance registration is required.
Friday, September 18, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speakers: George S. Bloom (University of Virginia), Peter Davies (Feinstein Institute for Medical Research), Marc I. Diamond (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center), Michael Hutton (Eli Lilly and Company), Khalid Iqbal (New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities), Hartmuth C. Kolb (Johnson & Johnson, Janssen R&D), Nicole Leclerc (Université de Montréal), Kun Ping Lu (Harvard Medical School), Richard M. Ransohoff (Biogen)
Speakers at this symposium will address novel tau-centered mechanisms of neurodegeneration and new therapeutic approaches for many devastating neurological disorders.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speakers: Samie R. Jaffrey (Weill Cornell Medical College), Amy E. Palmer (University of Colorado)
This symposium features state of the art chemical tools and imaging strategies for metal ions, redox signaling species, and metabolites in the cell, cellular delivery and targeting approaches, and their application to studying life processes.
Monday, October 5, 2015 | 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Speakers: Roger Greenberg (University of Pennsylvania), Andreas Hochwagen (New York University), Megan King (Yale University), Rodney Rothstein (Columbia University)
The Genome Integrity Discussion Group provides a forum for interactions between basic and clinical research groups working on chromosome biology and function, and at the interface between chromosome integrity and onset and progression of malignancy.
Thursday, October 15, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speakers: Jonathan Braun (University of CaliforniaLos Angeles), Rudolph Clerval (Enterome), David N. Cook (Seres Health), Stanislav Dusko Ehrlich (King's College London), Michael A. Fischbach (University of California, San Francisco), Andrew Goodman (Yale School of Medicine), Sarkis Mazmanian (California Institute of Technology), Paul O'Toole (University College Cork), R. Balfour Sartor (University of North Carolina School of Medicine)
In the human colon, the microbiome forms one of the densest bacterial ecosystems known in nature. This symposium will highlight recent research innovations and therapeutic applications from the microbiome with a focus on gut health.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Speakers: Marc D Chioda (Pfizer Inc), Leonard James (Pfizer Inc), Iya Khalil (GNS Healthcare), Michael Matheny (Vanderbilt University), Jason H. Moore (University of Pennsylvania), Nicholas Tatonetti (Columbia University Medical Center), Craig P. Webb (NuMedii, Inc), Chunhua Weng (Columbia University), Diane Wuest (GNS Healthcare)
In the era of precision medicine, analyses of large volumes of data are key to developing targeted and effective therapeutics. This symposium explores how big data and predictive knowledge are used to guide drug development and clinical trials.
Friday, June 19, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Speakers: Joel Ackelsberg (NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene), Eric Alm (Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Martin J. Blaser (New York University Langone Medical Center), Ilana Brito (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Jane Carlton (New York University Center for Genomics and Systems Biology), Rumi Chunara (New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering), Laurie Garrett (Council on Foreign Relations), Jack Gilbert (Argonne National Laboratory), Jo Handelsman (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy), Curtis Huttenhower (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health), W. Ian Lipkin (Center for Infection and Immunity, Columbia University), Juan Maestre (The University of Texas at Austin), Christopher Mason (Institute for Computational Biomedicine, Weill Cornell Medical College), Paula Olsiewski (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation), Rachel Poretsky (University of Illinois at Chicago), Coby Schal (North Carolina State University Department of Entomology)
Efforts to map all of the genetic information of microbial communities that make up the urban genome—from kiosks and subways, to soil and sewage—seek to improve the health and productivity of the built environments in which we live.
Thursday, June 18, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Keynote Speaker: Steve Kay (University of Southern California)
Speakers: Francis J. Doyle III (University of California Santa Barbara), Andrew Ewald, PhD (Johns Hopkins University), Scott E. Fraser (University of Southern California), Peter Kuhn (University of Southern California), Christopher E. Mason (Weill Cornell Medical College), Paul Newton (University of Southern California), Amanda Randles (Harvard University), Chris Sander (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
Quantitative Biology: From Molecules to Man will bring together professionals in science, medicine, and engineering to articulate a vision for the future of improving patient health outcomes.
Thursday, June 11, 2015 | 8:45 AM - 5:15 PM
Keynote Speaker: Jane A. Driver (Brigham and Women's Hospital)
Speakers: Kurt Brunden (University of Pennsylvania), Stuart Calderwood (Harvard Medical School), Gary Landreth (Case Western Reserve University), Tamara Maes, PhD (Oryzon Genomics S.A.), David M. Roy (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Stephen Strittmatter (Yale University School of Medicine), Li Huei Tsai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Raymond Scott Turner (Georgetown University), Claes Wahlestedt (University of Miami Miller School of Medicine), Hui Zheng (Baylor College of Medicine)
Does having cancer decrease your risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases? Why do many cancer drug targets overlap with targets for neurodegenerative diseases? This meeting will address these questions to help advance therapeutic development.
Organizers: Lydia Finley (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), Steven S. Gross (Weill Cornell Medical College), Costas A. Lyssiotis (Weill Cornell Medical College), and Sonya Dougal (The New York Academy of Sciences)
Keynote Speaker: Craig B. Thompson (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center)
There is resurgent interest in cancer cell metabolism as researchers seek to understand how metabolic pathways are altered in cancer and how these alterations can be exploited for therapeutic gain. This eBriefing discusses advances in the field.
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Reports on early-life influences on obesity; food safety considerations for innovative nutrition solutions; and a multifaceted cytokine that functions in both angiogenesis and inflammation
Keynote Speakers: Christopher Dye (World Health Organization) and Elisabet Lindgren (Stockholm University, Sweden)
This eBriefing explores health risks associated with climate change and strategies for adapting to its effects.
Organizers: Nathalie Breysse (Lundbeck Research USA), Elena Dale (Lundbeck Research USA), and Sonya Dougal (The New York Academy of Sciences)
Non-motor symptoms are common but often overlooked in Parkinson's disease. This eBriefing examines new approaches to studying disease mechanisms, which could lead to a better understanding of pathogenesis and to the development of new therapies.
A recent conference held at the Academy asked a downright outrageous question: Can dementia be prevented by making changes to your diet? In this podcast we look at what the answers might be.
In the second of a two-part series, experts look at the links between health and nutrition. They examine everything from how nutrition impacts hospital stays, to cancer and aging, to developing food science innovations, and improving diet.
In this first of a two-part series, experts from various sectors explore the available options to reduce "hidden hunger"—micronutrient deficiencies in a population.
March 2, 2010
Climate and weather are important components of complex ecosystems, and with these changes, the dynamic balance between the living components of ecosystems is often disturbed. Experts in climate change, climate policy, emerging infectious diseases and public health discussed the relevant and pressing issues that we as a global community face as the planet's climate is altered.
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.