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Gulf Coast Consortia Updates

Aug 29, 2018, 14:21 PM 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

Keck Seminar, September 7

Margaret Cheung, University of Houston,  presents  Molecular Underpinnings of Postsynaptic Calmodulin-dependent Calcium Signaling.  Upcoming Seminar speakers include: Pratip Bhattacharya, MD Anderson Cancer Center (9/14) . Seminar at 4pm. Networking and refreshments will follow at 5pm, BioScience Research Collaborative, 280, 6500 Main St. Seminars are free and open to the public. Keck Seminar Schedule

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

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

Rigor and Reproducibility Workshop, October 9

1st place winner of the Association of American Medical Colleges 2017 Innovations in Research and Research Education Award, this exciting workshop brings together highly acclaimed experts in rigor and reproducibility in research topics including data analysis, experimental design, resource sharing, publication and reporting, and more.  With speakers and facilitators from all 7 of our GCC institutions, this interactive workshop has proven to be very effective as well as a lot of fun. BioScience Research Collaborative, 6500 Main St, Room 1003, 9 am  - 2 pm.  Limited to first 60 registrants.  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: Translational Pain Research Fall Colloquium, October 19

Please join us for this networking colloquium and meet fellow researchers within the translational pain research field.  The goal of the Colloquium is to facilitate new collaborations.  Short rapid-fire presentations will provide the opportunity to learn about the research interests within the community and and additional networking time will allow discussions of potential collaborations.  We will meet in the Graduate School of Biomedical Science (GSBS) Large Classroom (BSRB S3.8371) at 6767 Bertner from 11:30am- To 2:30pm. Lunch is provided and registration required.  Registration.  For more information, contact Suzanne Tomlinson.

Register Now: 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 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.  Confirmed keynote speakers include Barbara Kee, University of Chicago and Nadia Carlesso, Gehr Family Center for Leukemia Research as City of Hope. Local speakers include Pamela Wenzel, UTHealth; Isaac Hilton, Rice; Simona Colla, MD Anderson;  Katherine King, Baylor College of Medicine; Margarida Santos, MD Anderson; and Gang Bao, Rice. 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.  CME and ACPE credit will be available.  Confirmed speakers include Alessandra Carattoli, University of Rome; Charles Darkoh, UT Health Science Center Houston; David Weiss, Emory University; Truc Tran, UT Health Science Center Houston; Anthony Maresso, Baylor College of Medicine; Ashley Robinson, University of Mississippi; William Miller, UT Health Science Center Houston; Robert Bonomo, Case Western; Gerry Wright, McMaster University, Canada; Yousif Shamoo, Rice University; Thomas Lodise, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; Vincent Tam, University of Houston; Omonike Olaleye, Texas Southern University; Herbert Dupont, UT Health Science Center Houston; Tor Savidge, Baylor College of Medicine; Robin Patel, Mayo Clinic; Vance Fowler, Duke University School of Medicine; Arnold Bayer, UC Los Angeles; Scott Evans, Harvard University; Jessica Galloway-Pena, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Jose Munita, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile; Dimitrios Kontoyiannis, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Lynn Bry, Massachusetts General Hospital; Ruth Lynfield, Minnesota Dept. of Health; David Hyun, The Pew Charitable Trusts; David W. Baker, The Joint Commission; Timothy Jenkins, Denver Health Medical Center; Larissa May, UC Davis Health; Michael Hill, St. Tammany Parish Hospital; Shivani Patel, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital; Julia Szymczak, University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine; James Musser, Houston Methodist Research Institute; Roy Chemaly, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner, UT Health Science Center Houston; Samuel Aitken, MD Anderson Cancer Center.  For conference information and to register click HERE.  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.