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Gulf Coast Consortia Update - January 22

Jan 22, 2020, 12:00 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

Looking for a particular piece of equipment?

Did you know that the GCC has a Shared Equipment and Resource Committee (SERC) composed of the Directors/Leaders in equipment inventory and acquisition from each of the GCC institutions?  If you are looking for a particular piece of equipment, please email Suzanne Tomlinson, and the committee members will work together to try to locate it and introduce you to the PI who owns/administers it.

Click to view GCC Shared Core Facilities


 Keck Seminar, Jan. 31

Anne Churchland, Associate Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, in conjunction with GCC Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience (TCN) Conference, will present Movements Decisions and Wholistic Behavior.  Upcoming seminars include: Eric Wagner, Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston (2/7); Sheereen Majd, Assistant Professor, University of Houston (2/21); and Yubin Zhou, Center for Translational Cancer Research, Inst of Biosciences & Technology, Texas A&M University (2/28). 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

NeuroNex Workshop, January 30, 2020

Co-sponsored by the GCC Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience Consortium, this workshop will take place in the  BioScience Research Collaborative, Room 280. Anne Churchland, Cold Spring Harbor; Ken Miller, Columbia University; Alex Huk, University of Texas at Austin; Ann Hermundstad, Janelia Research Campus, HHMI. REGISTRATION

Save the Date: 17th Annual Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience Conference, January 31, 2020

Confirmed speakers include Anne Churchland, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;  Tahra Eissa, University of Colorado, Boulder; Ann Hermundstad, Janelia Research Campus; Alex Huk, UT Austin; Jeffery Magge, Baylor College of Medicine; Thomas McHugh, Riken Center for Brain Science and Ken Miller, Columbia University. Conference website Registration

IDDD Round Table Workshop on Medicinal Chemistry in Lead Optimization, February 6

We invite you to join us for the February Roundtable Workshop which will focus on medicinal chemistry in lead optimization.  Additionally, you will learn about local available resources in this area as well as latest advances in the field.  Confirmed speakers include Andy Phillips, President and CEO of C4 Therapeutics and Michael Soth, Medicinal Chemistry Institute Group Leader at the Institute for Applied Cancer Science (IACS) at MD Anderson who will speak on “Targeted Protein Degradation” and “Targeting Glutaminase Addition in Cancer: Development of a GLS1 Inhibitor,” respectively.  When you register, you will have the opportunity to submit questions that you would like for the speakers to address during the interactive round-table discussion that will follow their presentations.  The event will take place in BRC 1003 from 3:00-6:00 with networking reception following.  Registration will be limited to 70.

Save the Date: 3rd Annual GCC Mental Health Research Conference, March 31

Please mark your calendar for this exciting event that 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. Stay tuned for updates. Conference website   Registration 

Save the Date: 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

Save the Date: 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.  Stay tuned to the conference website for more information.

Save the Date: 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 James Inglese, NIH/NCATS; Larry Sklar, UNM; Anne Carpenter, Broad Institute; and John Joslin, Genomics Institute of Novartis.  Stay tuned for updates. Conference website Registration

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