Thursday, September 11, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Featuring Award Winners: Emmanuelle Charpentier (Hannover Medical School, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Umeå University) and Jennifer Doudna (University of California at Berkeley, Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
Honor Drs. Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna, recipients of the 2014 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research.
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), 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), Michael Ehlers (Pfizer), 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.
Monday, November 3, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speakers: Erik W.G.M. Boddeke (University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands), Oleg Butovsky (Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA), Philip L. De Jager (Harvard University and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA), Joseph El Khoury (Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA), Miriam Merad (Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, New York, NY), Michael C. Oldham (University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA), Bin Zhang (Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, New York, NY)
Next generation sequencing of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) progression reveals gene networks within microglial pathways. This symposium focuses on microglia biology, molecular signatures specific to microglial phenotypes, and phenotype modulation.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speakers: Matthew D. Breyer (Eli Lilly, Indianapolis, IN), Frank C. Brosius (University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI), Benjamin D. Humphreys (Harvard Institutes of Medicine, Boston, MA), Matthias Meier (F. Hoffmann-LaRoche Ltd, Basel, Switzerland), Shahnaz Shahinfar (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA), Katalin Susztak (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA), Aliza Thompson (US Food & Drug Administration, Silver Spring)
Identifying and prosecuting drug targets is challenging due to a poor understanding of pathogenesis and few biomarkers. This symposium identifies targets for preventive or therapeutic interventions and discusses challenges in clinical development.
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.
Monday, June 9, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Featured Speakers: John J. O'Shea (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH), James P. Allison (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center), Louis M. Staudt (National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health), Charles A. Dinarello (University of Colorado at Denver)
This symposium will honor Dr. John O'Shea, the recipient of the 2014 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine, in recognition of his discoveries in immunology and cytokine biology.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 | 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Keynote Speaker: Michael Marletta (The Scripps Research Institute)
The Chemical Biology Discussion Group brings together chemists and biologists interested in discussing the latest breakthroughs. The year-end meeting features keynote speaker Michael Marletta of the Scripps Research Institute and a poster session.
Monday, June 2, 2014 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Keynote Speaker: Julie Cooper (National Cancer Institute, NIH)
Speakers: Akiko Inagaki (Petrini Lab, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), Isabel Lam (Keeney Lab, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), Dongxu Lin (King Lab, Yale University), Mahesh Ramamoorthy (Smith Lab, NYU Langone Medical Center)
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.
Speakers: James P. Allison (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center), Charles A. Dinarello (University of Colorado–Denver), and John J. O'Shea (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH)
This eBriefing features John J. O'Shea, recipient of the 2014 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine for his discoveries in immunology and cytokine biology.
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.
Edited by Noel R. Rose
(Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland)
This sixth installment of The Year in Immunology series focuses on myeloid cells and inflammation.
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.
September 10, 2010
Can we all be wise old owls? Science journalist Stephen Hall and neuroscientist Andre Fenton dissect what we call wisdom, from the neurons in our brain, to the social constructs behind it.
Foods high in antioxidants are believed to fight oxidative stress. But what is oxidative stress? Two scientists from a recent NYAS conference break it down and discuss whether antioxidants have superpowers.
Biologist Stewart Firestein and world-renowned perfumer Christophe Laudamiel team up to tackle the science of smell.
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.
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.