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  • Past Events

    Thursday, September 18, 2014 | 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    196th Annual Meeting of the New York Academy of Sciences

    Please join us for the Academy’s 196th Annual Members Meeting, followed by a Welcome Reception in honor of our new Members. Learn about how your Academy is evolving to meet the many challenges ahead, then meet and mingle with fellow Academy Members.

    Monday, September 15, 2014 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Click Chemistry in Biology and Medicine: New Developments and Strategies

    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), Mingxuan Wu (Princeton 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.

    Thursday, September 11, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    From Bacterial Immunity to Genome Editing: The 2014 Dr. Paul Janssen Award Symposium

    Featuring Award Winners: Emmanuelle Charpentier (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research) and Jennifer Doudna (Howard Hughes Medical Institute/University of California, Berkeley)

    Honor Drs. Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna, recipients of the 2014 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research.

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Fifty Years of the Genetic Code:
    A Symposium to Honor the Legacy of Marshall Nirenberg

    Speakers: C. Thomas Caskey (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA), Philipp Holliger (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK), Gregory A. Petsko (Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA), Frank Portugal (The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA), Venki Ramakrishnan (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK), Lei Wang (The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA, USA), Jonathan Weissman (University of California - San Francisco, CA, USA), Huanming Yang (BGI, Shenzhen, China)

    The identification of the genetic code has offered many opportunities in scientific, medical and biological discovery. This symposium honors Nobel Laureate Marshall Nirenberg and showcases research in a range of therapeutic areas.

    Thursday, June 26, 2014 | 7:45 AM - 6:00 PM

    Demyelination and Remyelination: From Mechanism to Therapy

    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.

    June 19 - 20, 2014

    Targeting VEGF-mediated Tumor Angiogenesis in Cancer Therapy

    Keynote Speaker: Harold F. Dvorak (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)

    This conference will examine issues in anti-angiogenic cancer therapy such as: (i) inherent / acquired resistance, (ii) immunomodulation (iii) enhanced invasiveness, and (iv) lack of validated predictive and prognostic biomarkers. Presentations, including a keynote lecture by Harold F. Dvorak, MD, will explore VEGF-dependent and alternative mechanisms of angiogenesis. Expert "point–counter point" debates will aim to resolve controversies regarding vascular normalization, treatment-induced metastasis, and the validity of hypertension as a physiological biomarker.

    Monday, June 9, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 3:15 PM

    2014 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine: Advances in Immunomodulation

    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.

    June 4 - August 25, 2014

    Scientists Teaching Science
    (Online Summer Course)

    Take the online course "Scientists Teaching Science" and learn about active vs. passive learning, creating course objectives and test items, and finding ways to improve your teaching and assessment techniques for students of all ages.

    Tuesday, June 3, 2014 | 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

    Chemical Biology Discussion Group Year-End Symposium

    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

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group Meeting

    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.

    Monday, June 2, 2014 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society: The Climate Paradigm Shift

    Speakers: Joseph Robertson and Joy Zagoden

    The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    When Science Bites Back!

    Speakers: Joshua Ginsberg (Wildlife Conservation Society), Alexandra Horowitz (Barnard College), Oscar Pineda-Catalan (American Museum of Natural History), Diana Reiss (Hunter College)

    From the pets we love to the rats we hate—the human condition is closely intertwined with animals. These animal experts will discuss the real story of animals from your backyard to the most extreme environments in the world, and what happens when they don't necessarily want you around.

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Hot Technologies for Developing Next-Gen Biologics

    Speakers: Timothy Charlebois (Pfizer), David King (AnaptysBio Inc.), William M. Pardridge (Brain Research Institute, UCLA), Steven J. Projan (MedImmune), Sachdev Siddhu (University of Toronto), E. Sally Ward (UT Southwestern), Patrick C. Wilson (The University of Chicago), K. Dane Wittrup (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

    New technologies are pivotal in developing next-generation biologics. This symposium highlights novel technologies in the discovery of new biologics, elucidating in vivo mechanisms of therapeutic proteins, and manufacturing and delivery processes.

    Monday, May 19, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    What Can Robots and Economics Teach Us About Humanity?

    Keynote Speakers: Ernst Fehr (University of Zurich), Rolf Pfeifer (University of Zurich)

    While we may think of our intelligence and ability to make choices as properties of the human brain, insights from the fields of artificial intelligence and economics paint a more complicated picture. Join two experts in the field to learn more!

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Symposium at the NewYorkBio Conference

    Science Alliance and several universities are partnering with NewYorkBio to host the Student & Post Doc Career Symposium at the New York Bio Annual Conference.

    Monday, May 12, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Experiments in the Popularization of Mid-Victorian Science: Museums and Exhibitions

    Speaker: Professor Bernard Lightman (York University)

    The History and Philosophy of Science Section of the New York Academy of Sciences holds multiple meetings covering a wide range of topics within the field.

    Friday, May 9, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    The Biology of Aging: Novel Drug Targets for Neurodegenerative Disease

    Speakers: Carmela R. Abraham (Boston University School of Medicine), Eric H. Baehrecke (University of Massachusetts Medical School), Nir Barzilai (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Jerry R. Colca (Metabolic Solutions Development Company), Brendan D. Manning (Harvard School of Public Health), Beth Stevens (Harvard Medical School), D. Martin Watterson (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine), Haung Yu (Columbia University), Jeffrey W. Kelly (The Scripps Research Institute), Richard I. Morimoto (Northwestern University)

    Age is the major risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, and key pathways in aging biology offer targets for novel drugs. Explore recent advances in the science of aging and innovative drug discovery for Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.

    Monday, May 5, 2014 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society: Beyond the Philadelphia Chromosome

    Speakers: Arline Cohn and Andra Miller

    The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.

    Monday, May 5, 2014 | 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    HIV 2014: Science, Community and Policy for Key Vulnerable Populations

    Speakers: Fareed Abdullah (South African National AIDS Council, Pretoria, South Africa), Frederick Altice (Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA), Joe Amon (Human Rights Watch, New York, NY, USA), Chasity Andrews (Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, New York, NY, USA), Chris Beyrer (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, PA, USA), Frances Cowan (Centre for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Research Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe), Anna-Louise Crago (University of Toronto, Canada), Steven Deeks (University of California - San Francisco, CA, USA), Jerome Kim (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Bethesda, MD, USA), Luiz Loures (UNAIDS, Geneva, Switzerland), Kristen Marks (Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA), Daniel Raymond (Harm Reduction Coalition, New York, NY, USA), Pavlo Smyrnov (International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine, Ukraine)

    The UNAIDS' vision of zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS-related deaths and zero discrimination provides a clear path for HIV research and policy. This symposium convenes clinicians, scientists, activists and policy-makers with the shared goal of improving outcomes for HIV in key vulnerable populations.

    Thursday, May 1, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Supporting Dynamic STEM Careers for Underrepresented Minorities: A Networking Reception and Forum

    Panel Speakers: Kimberly Douglass (University of Tennessee), Christine Hendon (Columbia University), Richard Torres (Regeneron)
    Panel Moderator: Joel D. Oppenheim (The Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at New York University School of Medicine)

    Join us to celebrate the Minority Graduate Students Network’s partnership with the New York Academy of Sciences. MGSN and the Academy will pool resources to prepare underrepresented minority students and scientists for sustainable STEM careers.