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  • Genetics & Genomics

  • Featured Event

    Green Buildings and Health: From the Lab to the Real World

    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and SUNY Upstate Medical University present the results of a new study showing that employees in high-performing, green-certified buildings had higher cognitive function test scores than those in similarly high-performing buildings that were not green certified, even after controlling for other potential explanatory factors.

  • Events 

    June 13 - 14, 2017

    Neuroplasticity, Neuroregeneration, and Brain Repair

    Keynote Speaker: Michael V. Sofroniew (David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA)

    The conference will explore neuroregenerative processes and identify strategies for translating knowledge into treatments for neurodegenerative diseases and nervous system injuries.

    Monday, June 19, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group

    Keynote Speaker: Stephen J. Elledge (Harvard Medical School)

    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.

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Targeting RNA Using Small Molecules

    Speakers: Nathan J. Baird (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH), Matthew D. Disney (Scripps Research Institute), John A. Howe (Merck Research Laboratories), David H. Mathews (University of Rochester), Kevin M. Weeks (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Steven C. Zimmerman (University of Illinois)

    This symposium will cover approaches for targeting RNA with small and large molecules. The relevance of RNA splicing, microRNA, and RNA repeat expansions to human disease, and novel approaches for selectively modulating RNA function will be discussed.

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Towards Transformative Therapies for Sickle Cell Disease

    Speakers: Philip D. Gregory (bluebirdbio), Josh Lehrer (Global Blood Therapeutics), Deepa Manwani (The Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Albert Einstein College Of Medicine), Debra Pittman (Pfizer), Andreas Reik (Sangamo BioSciences), Vijay G. Sankaran (Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School), Wally Smith (Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center), Kenneth I. Ataga (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

    This symposium will explore recent developments in the field including elucidation of biological mechanisms of disease and cutting-edge clinical science, while underscoring the importance of the patient experience.

  • Past Events

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Gene Therapy for Rare Diseases

    Speakers: Brian Kaspar (AveXis Inc.), R. Jude Samulski (Bamboo Therapeutics), Barry Byrne (University of Florida Powell Gene Therapy Center), Maria Escolar (University of Pittsburgh), Jakub Tolar (University of Minnesota), Kevin Flanigan (Nationwide Children's Hospital), Katherine A. High (Spark Therapeutics), and Steven J. Gray (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

    Gene therapy has been proposed as a promising therapeutic strategy for monogenic disorders. This symposium will explore recent advances in the field, and identify ongoing obstacles on the path to wider use of this approach.

    Monday, April 10, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group

    Speakers: Hironori Funabiki (The Rockefeller University), Tony Huang (NYU School of Medicine), Amy MacQueen (Wesleyan University), and Jessica Tyler (Weill Cornell Medical College)

    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.

    February 27 - 28, 2017

    Frontiers in Cancer Immunotherapy

    Keynote Speaker: Padmanee Sharma (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)

    Discover the latest on immunotherapeutic strategies that are currently being employed to treat some of the most devastating forms of cancer from leading experts in immunotherapy.
     
    This event is sold out.

    Monday, February 6, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group

    Speakers: Scott Keeney (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Molly Przeworski (Columbia University), Agata Smogorzewska (The Rockefeller University), and Shan Zha (Columbia University Medical Center), Upasana Roy (Stony Brook University, Schärer Lab), and Simona Giunta (The Rockefeller University, Funabiki Lab)

    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.

  • Publications 

    eBriefing

    Understanding Autophagy to Enhance Clinical Discovery: The 2016 Dr. Paul Janssen Award Symposium

    Featuring: Yoshinori Ohsumi (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

    In 2016, Yoshinori Ohsumi won the Nobel Prize for his ground-breaking research on autophagy, which demonstrated the crucial process it serves in maintaining cellular homeostasis, as well as established its role in human health. This eBriefing covers Ohsumi's presentation, in which he reflected on his initial work on the key players in autophagy and shared his vision for future advancements in the field. Following his award lecture, fellow prominent scientists at the forefront of autophagy research discussed emerging concepts and technologies, which are included as well.

    Annals

    Special Issue: The Year in Evolutionary Biology

    Edited by Charles W. Fox (University of Kentucky) and Timothy A. Mousseau (University of South Carolina)

    Eleven scholarly review articles discuss topics in evolutionary biology and genetics

    Annals

    Special Issue: Antimicrobial Therapeutics Reviews

    Edited by Gerald D. Wright (McMaster University)

    Nine scholarly review articles discussing aspects of antibiotic resistance

    eBriefing

    Aging and Nutrition: Novel Approaches and Techniques

    Speakers: Jan van Deursen (The Mayo Clinic), Vadim Gladyshev (Harvard University), Matt Kaeberlein (University of Washington), Vera Gorbunova (University of Rochester), Nicholas Stroustrup (Harvard University), and Arlan Richardson (University of Oklahoma)

    This eBriefing documents how prominent researchers in the field came together to explore the interplay between aging, nutrition, and metabolism, as well as the important role that novel technologies will play in current and future studies.