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GCC Updates - September 9

Sep 9, 2020, 18:20 PM by Melodi Moore


Upcoming Events

IDDD Round Table Workshop on Lessons in Biotech Leadership, September 10

This Roundtable Workshop will focus on useful/essential traits for successfully leading a biotech company that are often different from the skills/traits of successful academics.  Additionally, attendees will receive insights on how to develop better leadership, negotiation, and persuasion skills.  Confirmed speakers include Peter Hoang, President and CEO, Marker Therapeutics and Gaylen Paulson, Associate Dean and Director for Texas Executive Education, UT McCombs School of Business. When you register, you will have the opportunity to submit questions for the speakers to address during the interactive round-table discussion. 3:30-5:00. Registration closes at midnight tonight.

Keck Seminar, September 11

Dr. Stephen S. LaurieKBR, will present Swelling in the Eye on ISS. Upcoming Seminar speakers includeDr. Caroline Ajo-Franklin, Rice University (9/18), Dr. Joan E. NicholsUT Medical Branch at Galveston (9/25), and Dr. Jean Fan, John Hopkins University (10/2). Seminars begin at 4pm and will be transmitted virtually over zoom for the Fall 2020 semester. Seminars are free and open to the public. If you would like to receive the Keck Seminar weekly reminder and Zoom login information please email Dawn Koob. Keck Seminar Schedule

Mental Health Research Cluster Neurotherapeutics Workgroup Mini-Symposium, September 16

We invite you to join us for this Mini-Symposium that will take place via Zoom on September 16 from 1-4 pm CST.  This event will kick off future virtual workgroup activities including sub workgroups around special neurotherapeutics topics or particular RFAs. Registrants are encouraged to present short 3-4 minute presentations so that attendees can become familiar with potential collaborators. You may indicate your interest in presenting on the registration site. Click HERE to register.

1st Annual GCC Single Cell Omics Symposium, October 8

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

Rigor and Reproducibility Workshop, October 12

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. The workshop will take place from 9:30 am  - 3 pm, via Zoom. Registration

ONLINE: 2nd Annual ADME: Lead Characterization and Optimization Conference, October 22

Leaf Huang, Univ. of North Carolina; Stephan Schmidt Univ. of Florida; Elisabeth Martinez, Univ. of Texas Southwestern; Robert YL Tsai, Texas A&M Institute of BioSciences and Technology; Xiaohua Liu, Texas A&M Univ.; Rupee Dere
Baylor College of Medicine. Conference website Registration

Online: Career Symposium of the 30thAnnual Keck Research Conference, The Keck Center, a Science Odyssey, 2020 and Beyond, October 29

Career Symposium for predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows, featuring a keynote address on biomedical science careers of the future and break-out discussion groups with former Keck Center trainees. 3:00-5:00 pm Registration

Online: 30thAnnual Keck Research Conference, The Keck Center, a Science Odyssey, 2020 and Beyond, October 30

This annual conference recognizes the collaborative research conducted by predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees of the Keck Center. To celebrate the Keck Center’s 30th anniversary,  the conference will feature outstanding speakers, Keck alums and current trainees and while looking to future opportunities in the quantitative biomedical sciences. Confirmed keynote speakers include Wah Chiu (also a Keck Center co-founder) and  Carlos D. Bustamante; and Keck Center alums Kendra CarmonUpma Sharma, and Amarda Shehu.  Keck Center co-founders Kathy Matthews and Monte Pettitt are conference organizers. Conference website Registration

ONLINE: 2nd Annual Translational Imaging Conference: AI and Machine Learning in Imaging, November 10

David Fuentes, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Md. Abul Hassan Samee , Baylor College of Medicine; Kristy Brock, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Ananth Annapragada, Baylor College of Medicine; Cristian Badea, Duke Univ.; Ponnada A. Narayana, UT Health Science Center Houston.  Conference Website   Registration

ONLINE: 2nd Annual Cellular and Molecular Biophysics Conference: December 9-11

Online: 4th Annual TMC Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship Conference, January 26-28, 2021

Confirmed speakers for this online event include Robert Bonomo, Case Western; Robert Britton, BCM; Henry Chambers, UCSF; Anrea Cruz, BCM; Scott Flanders, Univ. of Michigan; Vance Fowler, Duke; Danielle Garsin, UTHealth; Tom Giordano BCM; Matt Goetz, UCLA/VA; Blake Hanson, UTHealth; Lee Harrison, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Robert Jenq, MD Anderson; Anthony Maresso, BCM; William Miller, UTHealth; Robin Patel, Mayo Clinic; Trish Perl, UTSW; Katherine Perez, Houston Methodist; Hans Georg Sahl, Univ. of Bonn, Germany; Pranita Tamma, Johns Hopkins; Netanya Utay, UTHealth; David Weiss, Emory; and Gerry Wright, Univ. of McMaster, Hamilton, Canada.  Conference website.

Online: 18th Annual Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience Conference, January 29, 2021
Confirmed speakers for this online event include Daniella Witten, University of Washington; Claudia Clopath, Imperial College London; and Bobby Kasthuri, University of Chicago. Conference website Registration

Save the date: Translational Pain Research Conference, April 8, 2021 

Confirmed speaker, Walter Koroshetz, Director NINDS. Stay tuned for more information.

Rescheduled: 2nd Annual Innovative Drug Discovery and Development Conference, New Date May 10-11, 2021

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.