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The Interstellar Initiative:2018 - 2019 Workshop 2

The Interstellar Initiative:
2018 - 2019 Workshop 2

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - Friday, February 1, 2019

The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St Fl 40, New York

Presented By

 

The Interstellar Initiative program is presented jointly by the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development and the New York Academy of Sciences. The 2018-2019 workshop series recognizes the world's most promising early career investigators from around the world in the fields of cancer and neuroscience, with a special focus on AI applications in medicine.

Individuals accepted into the 2018-2019 Interstellar Initiative participated in a two-day workshop at the New York Academy of Sciences from June 22 - 23, 2018, where they were grouped within teams of three and asked to propose a solution to a major research question, guided by mentors who are at the peak of their respective disciplines.

This second workshop event is a two-day follow-up to the June event, designed to allow the teams to come together and further their proposals, and receive additional feedback from mentors. The ultimate goal is for these collaborative proposals to be prepared for submission to international funding agencies.


Interstellar Initiative participants will be reimbursed for all eligible travel expenses, visit our Travel and Accommodation page for details. Please email interstellar@nyas.org with any questions.

Mentors

Haruhiko Bito, MD, PhD
Haruhiko Bito, MD, PhD

University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine

Manisha Desai, PhD
Manisha Desai, PhD

Stanford University

Benjamin Greenbaum, PhD
Benjamin Greenbaum, PhD

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Noriyuki Kasahara, MD, PhD
Noriyuki Kasahara, MD, PhD

University of California, San Francisco

Frank Kirchhoff, PhD
Frank Kirchhoff, PhD

University of Saarland

Martin Heinrich Korte, PhD
Martin Heinrich Korte, PhD

TU Braunschweig, Zoological Institute

Mahendra S. Rao, PhD, MBBS
Mahendra S. Rao, PhD, MBBS

Q Therapeutics

Wilhelm Stannat, PhD
Wilhelm Stannat, PhD

Technische Universitat

Toshio Suda, MD, PhD
Toshio Suda, MD, PhD

National University of Singapore

Keynote Speaker

Russ B. Altman, MD, PhD, Stanford University

Thursday

January 31, 2019

8:30 AM

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Speakers

Ellis Rubinstein
The New York Academy of Sciences
Makato Suematsu, MD, PhD
Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development
9:15 AM

Keynote Address

Speaker

Mahendra S. Rao, MBBS, PhD
Q Therapeutics
9:45 AM

Breakout Groups

10:30 AM

Morning Networking Break

11:00 AM

Breakout Groups

12:30 PM

Networking Luncheon

1:45 PM

Keynote Address

Speaker

Russ B. Altman, MD, PhD
Stanford University
2:30 PM

Breakout Groups

4:00 PM

Afternoon Networking Break

4:30 PM

Breakout Groups

5:30 PM

Closing Remarks

5:35 PM

Evening Welcome Cocktail and Hors D'oeuvres Networking Reception

7:00 PM

Day 1 Ends

Friday

February 01, 2019

8:30 AM

Breakfast

9:00 AM

Breakout Groups

9:45 AM

Morning Networking Break

10:15 AM

Early Career Investigator Team Presentations

1:00 PM

Networking Luncheon

2:15 PM

Next Steps Team Discussions

2:50 PM

Award Announcements

3:10 PM

Afternoon Networking Break

3:40 PM

Top Early Career Investigator Presentations

4:40 PM

Closing Remarks

Speakers

Kanji Yamanouchi
Ambassador and Consul General of Japan in New York
Alison Carley, PhD
The New York Academy of Sciences
5:00 PM

Day 2 Ends