GCC Updates

Nov 21, 2017, 16:30 PM by Melodi Moore

GCC_New

News from the Gulf Coast Consortia

A Collaboration of Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, University of Houston, University of Texas Health Science Center,  University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Institute of Biosciences & Technology of Texas A&M Health Science Center

www.gulfcoastconsortia.org

UPCOMING GCC EVENTS

Keck Seminar Series Friday, November 17, Elebeoba E. May, Associate Professor Biomedical Engineering, University of Houston, presents Modeling the Host-Pathogen Interface -A Multiscale Perspective on Infection and Disease. BioScience Research Collaborative, 280, 4pm. Upcoming speakers include:, Alison Bertuch, Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine, December 1. More information can be found on the Keck Seminar web page.

Inaugural 2017 AAV Gene Therapy Symposium , December 5

Bioscience Research Collaborative.  Keynote speaker: Dr. Mark Kay, Stanford. Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV) is one of the most promising vector technologies being investigated for gene therapy. The goal of the symposium is to facilitate and encourage inter-institutional collaboration between AAV developers, users, core facilities, and industry as well as to serve as a great opportunity for other researchers to learn about AAV vectors and their applications. Co-sponsored by the GCC.  Register by Nov. 17.  

Research Mentor Training Workshop for Faculty, December 6

This workshop is designed to develop skills and insight in mentoring young scientists and to provide the opportunity for interactions between mentors at different institutions and in different disciplines. Facilitators are Vikki McDonnell and Bob Tillman, both master trainers with the National Research Mentoring Network. Time:  10:00 am - 3:00 pm; lunch will be provided.  Location: BioScience Research Collaborative, Room 284,  6500 Main Street. Spaces are limited. Registration deadline: Nov. 28. Registration

Research Mentor Training Workshop for Postdocs, December 8

This workshop is designed to develop skills and insight in mentoring young scientists and to provide the opportunity for interactions between mentors at different institutions and in different disciplines. Facilitators are Vikki McDonnell and Bob Tillman, both master trainers with the National Research Mentoring Network. Time:  10:00 am - 3:00 pm; lunch will be provided.  Location: BioScience Research Collaborative, Room 284,  6500 Main Street. Spaces are limited. Registration deadline: Nov. 28.  Registration

Mike Hogg Seminar for Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship Seminar, December 14

Anne-Catrin Uhlemann, MD, Ph.D. from Columbia University will present “Ongoing Diversification of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae: The Menace Continues.” The seminar will take place in the Bioscience Research Collaborative, room 1003, at 4:30 pm, and a networking reception will follow.  To register click here.  For more information, contact Suzanne Tomlinson.

Registration now open: Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Stewardship, January 17-19, 2018

This year, we have partnered with the City of Houston Public Health Department to host a 3 day conference packed with global leaders in antimicrobial resistance research, stewardship, and policy. Keynote speakers include Helen Boucher, MD. Tufts University; Patrice Courvalin, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France; and Ramanan Laxminarayan, Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy and Princeton University.  Special invited speakers include Louis Rice, Brown University; Victor Torres, New York University; Truc T. Tran, UTHealth; Karen Bush, Indiana University; David Greenberg, UT Southwestern; Maria F. Mojica, Universidad El Bosque, Colombia; David Weiss, Emory University; Alexander Mankin, University of Illinois at Chicago; William R. Miller, UTHealth; Charles Darkoh, UTHealth; Anthony Maresso, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine; Yohei Doi, University of Pittsburgh; Angela Caliendo, Brown University; Blake Hanson, UTHealth; Ashley Robinson, U Mississippi; Tim Peto, University of Oxford; Barry Kreiswirth, Rutgers University; Lorena Diaz, Universidad El Bosque, Bogota, Colombia; Tor Savidge, Baylor College of Medicine; Jessica Galloway-Pena, MD Anderson; Herbert DuPont, UTHealth; Nimalie Stone, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Jason Newland, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis; Barbara Trautner, Baylor College of Medicine; Frank Tverdek, MD Anderson; Kristi Kuper,  Vizient, Inc.; Kevin Garey, University of Houston; Blake Hanson, UTHealth, and M. Michael Shabot, Memorial Hermann Health System.  This conference will take place in the Bioscience Research Collaborative Auditorium and Event Space.  See conference website for more information. Registration.

Save the date: GCC for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience 15th Annual Conference, January 26, 2018

Confirmed speakers include Stuart Geman, James Manning Professor of Applied Mathematics, Brown University; Cristina Savin, Assistant Professor of Neural Science and Data Science, New York University Center for Data Science; and Shaul Druckman, Visiting Scientist and Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus.  The conference and poster session will be at the BioScience Research Collaborative, 6500 Main St.  Organizers are Fabrizio Gabbiani, Baylor College of Medicine; Krešimir Josić, University of Houston; Xaq Pitkow, Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine; Harel Shouval, UT Health Science Center.  Registration Questions, contact Karen Ethun.