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  • Genetics & Genomics

  • Events 

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    MicroRNAs: A Gene Silencing Mechanism with Therapeutic Implications

    Keynote Speaker: David Bartel (Whitehead/MIT/HHMI)
    Speakers: Paul Grint (Regulus Therapeutics), David S Hong (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center ), Daniel J Siegwart (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center), Frank Slack (BIDMC Cancer Center/Harvard Medical School), James W Welsh (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)

    miRNAs play critical roles in regulating gene expression. This symposium will present up-to-date basic, translational, and clinical research addressing the biology of miRNA and their promise as a therapeutic target.

    Friday, September 16, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

    Big Data, Consumer Technology, and the Obesity Epidemic: Emerging Science and Ethical Considerations

    Speakers: Jason Block (Harvard University), Matthew Harding (Duke University), John Kral (SUNY Downstate Medical Center), Satchidananda Panda (SALK Institute), Michael Price (Georgia State University), Ruth E. Patterson (UC San Diego), Lori B. Andrews (Illinois Institute of Technology), Karandeep Singh (University of Michigan), and Kristina H. Lewis (Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center)

    Researchers, health professionals, and a growing wellness-conscious public use technology to monitor health status. Big Data harnessed from this technology have created a foundation for focused research targeting obesity, but at what cost?

    Friday, December 2, 2016 | 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Aging and Nutrition: Novel Approaches and Techniques

    Speakers: Jan van Deursen (The Mayo Clinic), Vadim Gladyshev (Harvard University), Steve Horvath (University of California Los Angeles), Matt Kaeberlein (University of Washington), Vera Gorbunova (University of Rochester), and Arlan Richardson (University of Oklahoma)

    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, we are bringing together several preeminent researchers in these fields.

  • Past Events

    Monday, June 6, 2016 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group

    Keynote Speaker: John Diffley (The Francis Crick Institute)

    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.

    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Chemical Biology Discussion Group Year-End Symposium

    Speakers: Philip A. Cole (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine), Kenneth W. Duncan (Epizyme, Inc.)

    The Chemical Biology Discussion Group brings together chemists and biologists interested in discussing the latest breakthroughs. In 2016, the annual year-end meeting features keynote speakers Dr Philip Cole and Dr Kenneth Duncan.

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Epigenetics: Cancer and Beyond

    Keynote Speaker: Craig B. Thompson (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
    Speakers: Michael Elowitz (California Institute of Technology), Eric Campeau (Zenith Epigenetics), Ewelina Kulikowski (Resverlogix Corp), Keiko Ozato (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development), Roberto Pili (Indiana University School of Medicine), Patrick Trojer (Constellation), Christopher Vakoc (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory), Daniel Vitt (4SC AG)

    Epigenetic abnormalities are a recognized contributing factor in tumorigenesis and other diseases. This symposium describes recent progress in validating the therapeutic potential of small molecule inhibitors targeting epigenetics marks.

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Solute Carrier Proteins: Unlocking the Gene-Family for Effective Therapies

    Speakers: Dax Fu (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine), Kathleen M. Giacomini (University of California, San Francisco), Matthias A. Hediger (University of Bern), Avner Schlessinger (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), Giulio Superti-Furga (Austrian Academy of Sciences), Ming Zhou (Baylor College of Medicine), and Kim Huard (Pfizer Inc.)

    Solute Carrier Proteins are an untapped resource for drug discovery. This event will discuss breakthroughs in structural biology, cell engineering and metabolomics that hold the promise of "unlocking" this gene family.

  • Publications 

    eBriefing

    Advances in Human Microbiome Science: Gut–Brain Interaction

    Organizers: John Hambor (Boehringer Ingelheim), Sarkis Mazmanian (California Institute of Technology), Nilufer Seth (Pfizer), Erick Young (Boehringer Ingelheim), Sonya Dougal (The New York Academy of Sciences), and Caitlin McOmish (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    This eBriefing discusses gut–brain interactions and the possibility of targeting the microbiome with a focus on CNS health.

    Annals

    Special Issue: Hematopoietic Stem Cells IX

    Edited by Lothar Kanz (University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany), Willem E. Fibbe (Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands), Julia Skokowa (University Hospital Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany), and John E. Dick (University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

    Commissioned review articles discuss various properites of blood stem cells

    Annals

    Special Issue: Cooley's Anemia

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    Continuation of over four decades of scientific discussion on Cooley's anemia published in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

    eBriefing

    Microbes in the City: Mapping the Urban Genome

    Keynote Speakers: Jo Handelsman (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy), W. Ian Lipkin (Columbia University), Curtis Huttenhower (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health), and Coby Schal (North Carolina State University)

    This eBriefing reviews work to map the urban metagenome to probe the microbial communities in the buildings and subways, soil and sewers in our cities.