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  • Life Sciences & Biomedical Research

  • Events 

    Monday, February 22, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Regenerative Medicine: Transitioning Therapeutics from Cells to the Clinic

    Speakers: John F. DiPersio (Washington University School of Medicine), Jonathan D. Glass (Emory University School of Medicine), Edward O. Lanphier (Sangamo BioSciences, Inc.), Jane S. Lebkowski (Asterias Biotherapeutics), Racheli Ofir (Pluristem LTD), Mahendra Rao (Wake Forest University School of Medicine), Thomas Schulz (ViaCyte, Inc.), John D. Sinden (ReNeuron Limited), Katherine Tsokas (Janssen Research & Development)

    Advances in gene editing have driven an explosion of pre-clinical cell-based therapies. This event addresses the need to rethink clinical, regulatory, & manufacturing approaches to accelerate the transition of drugs through the clinic.

    Monday, February 29, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Emerging Approaches to Cancer Immunotherapy

    Keynote Speakers: Renier Brentjens (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Jedd Wolchok (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
    Speakers: Jane Gross (Emergent Biosolutions, Inc), John Hunter (Compugen Ltd), Jane S. Lebkowski (Asterias Biotherapeutics), Jens-Peter Marschner (Affimed AG), Charles Nicolette (Argos Therapeutics, Inc), Charles L. Sentman (Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine), David M Spencer (Bellicum Pharmaceuticals), Roland Walter (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)

    Emerging strategies for Cancer Immunotherapy are changing the face of cancer treatment. This symposium will bring together experts in immunotherapy and immunology to discuss emerging approaches, challenges, and opportunities in this evolving field

    Friday, March 4, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    10th Annual Machine Learning Symposium

    Early registration is strongly encouraged as the 2015 Symposium sold out well in advance.

    Keynote Speakers: Sébastien Bubeck (Microsoft Research), Alex Graves (Google Research), Alexander Rakhlin (University of Pennsylvania), Ambuj Tewari (University of Michigan)

    This symposium features keynote speakers in applied and theoretical machine learning as well as "spotlight" talks selected from poster abstract submissions.

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Advances in Human Microbiome Science: Gut-Brain Interaction

    Speakers: Premysl Bercik (McMaster University Medical Centre), John F Cryan (University College Cork), Ted Dinan (University College Cork), Emeran Mayer (David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA), Sarkis Mazmanian (California Institute of Technology), Vassilis Pachnis, MD (The Francis Crick Institute), Robert Yolken (John Hopkins School of Medicine)

    The gut microbiome is emerging as an important regulator of brain development, brain health, and disease. This symposium will highlight recent research innovations and therapeutic applications from the microbiome with a focus on CNS health.

    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Neuronal Connectivity in Brain Function and Disease: Novel Mechanisms and Therapeutic Targets

    Speakers: Wenbiao Gan (NYU Langone Medical Center), Bruce McEwen (Rockefeller University), Eric Nestler (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), Amy Robinson (MIT), Bernardo Sabatini (Harvard Medical School), David Sulzer (Columbia University Medical Center)

    Mapping neuronal circuitry provides important insight into mammalian health and disease. This symposium will discuss emerging tools and novel findings that address this important goal.

  • Past Events

    February 5 - 6, 2016

    Learn Basic Computing Skills to Be More Effective in the Lab

    This is an event that will teach graduate students and postdocs basic computer programming techniques that will help them automate repetitive tasks and data analysis in the lab.

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Cultivating Character: The Art of Living

    Featuring: Lisa Feldman Barrett (Northeastern University), Philip Kitcher (Columbia University), Valerie Tiberius (University of Minnesota)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Philosopher of science Philip Kitcher joins Humean philosopher Valerie Tiberius and distinguished psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett to explore the role of wisdom in the interplay between positive emotions, virtues, and character.
     
    This event is sold out.

    Monday, February 1, 2016 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group

    Speakers: Alberto Ciccia (Columbia University Medical Center), Maria Jasin (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Jun Hyun Kim (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Alexandra Pinzaru (NYU School of Medicine), Richard Pomerantz (Temple University), Patrick Sung (Yale 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, January 21, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    The New York Structural Biology Discussion Group 11th Winter Meeting

    Speakers: David Eliezer (Weill Cornell Medical College), Andras Fiser (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Ruben Gonzalez (Columbia University), Balasubramanian Harish (Princeton University), Ron Koder (City College of New York), Filippo Mancia (Columbia University), Smita Patel (Rutgers University), Stefano Piana-Agostinetti (D.E. Shaw Research), Betsy Speltz (Yale University), Corey Wilson (Yale University)

    The New York Area Structural Biology Discussion Group convenes twice annually and presents talks and poster sessions from graduate students, postdocs, and laboratory heads.

  • Publications 

    eBriefing

    Alzheimer's Disease and Tau: Pathogenic Mechanisms and Therapeutic Approaches

    Organizers: Robert Martone (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) and Sonya Dougal (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    This eBriefing explores tau-related mechanisms of neurodegeneration and emerging therapeutic strategies focused on tau.

    eBriefing

    Toward Evidence-based Nutrition Policy: Methods, Implementation, and Political Reality

    Keynote Speakers: Sonia Angell (NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) and Rogan Kersh (Wake Forest University)

    This eBriefing looks at current evidence in nutrition policy making, including assessments of recent public policy interventions intended to improve nutrition and reduce obesity.

    eBriefing

    Pre-Approval Access: Can Compassion, Business, and Medicine Coexist?

    Organizers: Alison Bateman-House (NYU School of Medicine), Melanie Brickman Stynes (The New York Academy of Sciences), Arthur Caplan (NYU School of Medicine), Brooke Grindlinger (The New York Academy of Sciences), and Erick Tatro (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    This eBriefing explores pre-approval access to investigational medicines, the prospective benefits of which may outweigh the potential risks for critically ill patients.

    eBriefing

    Current Evidence on Noncaloric Sweeteners and their Health Implications

    Speakers: Gary D. Foster (Weight Watchers International Inc.), John Glendinning (Barnard College), and Rick Mattes (Purdue University)

    This eBriefing examines the current research on noncaloric sweeteners, particularly studies assessing how the compounds affect weight management and health.