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Gulf Coast Consortia Update - February 26

Feb 26, 2020, 15:51 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, Feb. 28

Yubin Zhou, Center for Translational Cancer Research, Inst of Biosciences & Technology, will present Optogenetic Engineering for Biomedical Applications.  Upcoming seminars include: Samuel Shelburne, MD Anderson Cancer Center (3/6) and Carmen Dessauer, UT Health Science Center (3/13). All seminars at 4pm. Networking and refreshments at 5pm, BioScience Research Collaborative, 280, 6500 Main St. Seminars are free and open to the public. Keck Seminar Schedule

IDDD Round Table Workshop on Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) in Lead Optimization, March 5

During this Roundtable Workshop you will learn about latest advances in the field as well as the new GCC Center for PK/PD and Formulation (CCPF) at TSU. Confirmed speakers: Dong Liang, TSU, Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical and Environmental Health Sciences and Director of CCPF, Diana Chow, UH John J. Lovoi Sr. Endowed Professor in Drug Discovery and Development Director, Institute of Drug Education and Research, and Huan Xie, TSU Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Formulation Lead of CCPF  will speak on Preclinical Pharmacokinetic Studies in Drug Development, Pivotal roles of PK/PD modeling in preclinical and clinical drug research and product development, and Preclinical Drug Characterization and Formulation Development.  When you register, you will have the opportunity to submit questions for the speakers to address during the interactive round-table discussion. Networking reception follows. 3:00-6:00, BRC 1003. Registration is limited to 70.

3rdAnnual GCC Mental Health Research Conference, March 31

This exciting event will highlight advances in Mental Health Research in the region and across the nation.  Confirmed keynote, Joshua Gordon, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will discuss priorities and funding opportunities. Additional confirmed speakers: Gabrielle Rudenko, UTMB; Sameer Sheth, BCM; Jacob Robinson, Rice; Agenor Limon, UTMB; Therese Kosten, UH; Consuelo Walss-Bass, UTHealth; Francesco Versace, MDA; Fernanda Laezza, UTMB; Wayne Goodman, BCM; Shelly Buffington, UTMB; Gabriel Fries, UTHealth, John Allen, UTMB; Kimberly Tolias, BCM; Samina Salim, UH; Yong Xu, BCM; and Douglas Engelke, UTHealth. Conference website   Registration 

1st Annual GCC Single Cell Omics Symposium, April 7

Confirmed speaker: Stephen Quake, Stanford; Orit Rosenblatt, Broad Institute; Lucas Simon; UTHealth; Koichi Takahashi, MDA; Nick Navin, MDA; Navin Varadarajan, UH; Courtney Hodges, BCM; and Ruli Gao, Houston Methodist.  Symposium website and Registration

Next Generation Pain Therapeutics from Basic Science to the Clinic, April 13-15

We invite you to join us for the 10th Anniversary Conference of our Translational Pain Research Consortium.  Keynote speaker, Walter Koroshetz, Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) will discuss NINDS priorities and opportunities, including those related to the HEAL initiative. Registration will be limited to 375.  For a list of confirmed speakers, please see the conference website.

Rigor and Reproducibility Workshop, April 30

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, Event Space, 10 am - 3 pm.  Seating is limited, so Register early.

2nd Annual Innovative Drug Discovery and Development Conference, May 11-12

Please save the date for this exciting conference and stay tuned for speaker updates. Confirmed speakers include Harvey Lodish, MIT; Imran Alibhai, CEO Tvardi Therapeutics;  Armen Shanafelt, Lilly Ventures;  Mike Davies, MDA; Alexandra Walsh, TAMU; James Inglese, NIH/NCATS; Larry Sklar, UNM; Anne Carpenter, Broad Institute; Jason Bock, MDA; John Joslin, Genomics Institute of Novartis, and Katy Rezvani, MDA.  Stay tuned for updates. Conference website Registration

Rigor and Reproducibility in Imaging Workshop, July 22

We invite you to join us for the newest in our Rigor and Reproducibility series.  This interactive workshop will take place in the Bioscience Research Collaborative from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm and will focus on 1) common and systematic errors in imaging, 2) image processing – do’s and don’ts, 3) variation across scanners and standardizing Q&A, 4) common causes of imaging artifacts, and 5) appropriate controls.  Additionally, attendees will participate in interactive discussions on challenges and pitfalls to avoid in experimental design and data analysis for imaging studies. Be sure and save the date and stay tuned for more info.

Save the date: 2nd Annual ADME: Lead Characterization and Optimization Conference, October 6

Save the date: 2nd Annual Translational Imaging Conference: AI and Machine Learning in Imaging, November 10

Save the date: 2nd Annual Cellular and Molecular Biophysics Conference: December 9-10