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Gulf Coast Consortia Updates

Aug 1, 2018, 11:16 AM by Melodi Moore


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

Logo Design Contest: Data Science and Machine Learning for Biomedicine-$250 prize for the winner!

It is time for the Logo Design Contest for our Annual Research Conference. The winner will receive $250 for the winning logo, in addition to the recognition in the abstract guide for creative contributions to the Keck Center!  More information. Submission deadline August 9


Save the Date: NanoX Symposium, September 21

We invite you to join us for this interactive symposium that will highlight local biomedical nano-research in therapeutics, diagnostics, tissue engineering and scaffolding, imaging, and fabrication techniques.  The goal of this symposium is to forge new collaborations.  More information will be available soon. Registration

Save the Date: Regenerative Medicine in Aging, October 5

Confirmed speakers include Candace Kerr, NIA; Linda Griffith, MIT; Carmel Dyer, UTHealth; Hui Zheng, BCM; John Cooke, Houston Methodist, and Florent Elefteriou, BCM.  Registration

Save the Date: Houston NeuroNex Theory Trainee Workshop, October 11

The Houston NeuroNex Theory team will hold a trainee workshop on Thursday, October 11, first floor conference room, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, 1250 Moursund St. The workshop will feature short talks by graduate students and postdocs working in computational and theoretical neuroscience with a focus on interactions between stimuli, neurons and behavior.  If  you would like to be considered to present a talk, please provide information about your advisor and a brief abstract (300 words maximum) to Camila Lopez. Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the GCC for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience. Registration

Save the Date: 8th Annual NeuroEngineering Symposium, October 12

Confirmed speaker: Warren Grill, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Duke Univ.  More information will be available soon. Registration                        

Save the Date: 28th Annual Keck Research Conference, Data Science and Machine Learning for Biomedicine, October 26, 2018

This annual conference highlights emerging areas of quantitative biomedical science important to our community and provides an opportunity to showcase, via poster session, the diverse research of trainees affiliated with GCC/Keck Center training programs and other  institutional programs. This year, the conference focus is on Data Science and Machine Learning for Biomedicine. Confirmed speakers include Payel Das, Technical Lead, AI Solutions, IBM Watson Research Center; Casey Greene, Assistant Professor, Systems Pharmacology & Translational Therapeutics, UPenn; Jennifer Neville,  Associate Professor, Computer Science and Statistics, Purdue; Lucila Ohno-Machado, Professor, Biomedical Informatics, UC San Diego; and  Christopher Ré, Associate Professor, Computer Science, Stanford.  Organizers are Jim Briggs, University of Houston, Lydia Kavraki, Rice University (chair), and Chris Jermaine, Rice University.   The conference will be at the BioScience Research Collaborative, 6500 Main St. More information, including logo design contest information and abstract submission information, can be found on the conference website. Registration

Texas Medical Center Hematopoiesis and Inflammation Symposium,  November 7

Recipient of the 2017 John S. Dunn Foundation Collaborative Research Event Award, this conference will take place in the Bioscience Research Collaborative.  To register or submit an abstract, please visit our website.  

4th International Conference on Big Data and Information Analytics,  December 17-19

Co-sponsored by the GCC Research Consortia, this conference will bring together research scientists from academia, industries, and government agencies to report progress and exchange ideas to address challenges in fundamental research and rapid knowledge translation in collecting, processing, analyzing, integrating, annotating and visualizing Big Data for scientific exploration and business decision-making. For more information, click HERE.

Save the Date: 2nd Annual Texas Medical Center Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship Conference, January 23-25, 2019

Please make plans to join us for this outstanding line-up of internationally-renowned experts in antimicrobial resistance and stewardship.  Confirmed non-local speakers include Alessandra Carattoli, University of Rome; Ashley Robinson, University of Mississippi; Robert Bonomo, Case Western; Gerry Wright, McMaster University, Canada; Thomas Lodise, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; Robin Patel, Mayo Clinic; Vance Fowler, Duke University School of Medicine; Arnold Bayer, UCLA; Scott Evans, Harvard; Jose Munita, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile; Ruth Lynfield, Minnesota Dept. of Health; Timothy Jenkins, Lynn Bry, Harvard; Denver Health Medical Center; Michael Hill, St. Tammany Parish Hospital; Julia Szymczak, University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine; Shivani Patel, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital; Roy Chemaly, MDA; Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner, UTHealth; Samuel Aitken, MDA; Charles Darkoh, UTHealth; Yousif Shamoo, Rice; Truc Tran, UTHealth; Anthony Maresso, BCM; William Miller, UTHealth; Vincent Tam, UH;  Herbert Dupont, UTHealth; Tor Savidge, BCM; Jessica Galloway-Pena, MDA. Stay tuned as we continue to add new confirmed AMR experts to the agenda.  For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Suzanne Tomlinson.

Save the Date: 16th Annual GCC Conference on Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience, February 1, 2019

Confirmed speakers are John Cunningham, Associate Professor, Statistics, Columbia University;  Carina Curto, Associate Professor, Mathematics, Penn State University; Shaul Druckmann, Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus; and Surya Ganguli, Assistant Professor, Applied Physics, Stanford University. On Thursday, January 31, 2019, TCN will co-sponsor a NeuroNex workshop devoted to developing methods for inferring interactions between neurons, stimuli and behavior. More details will be available soon.

Save the Date: GCC Translational Pain Research 9th Annual Symposium, April 12, 2019

Confirmed speakers include Kathleen Sluka, University of Iowa; Ellen Lumpkin, Columbia University; and Linda Watkins, University of Colorado Boulder.

GCC Job Board 

The GCC Job Board is where graduating PhD students and postdocs from GCC institutions can post their resumes and search for jobs at GCC institutions.  To place a resume on the Job Board, register as a Job Seeker and enter the requested information.  To place a job opening, register as a GCC Recruiter and enter the requested information.  Anyone not from a GCC institution can register through Public Access and view job openings and resumes but cannot place anything on the Job Board.