Events in August 2013

  • August 7, 2013

    arrow-rightAdvanced Microscopy Pilot Grant Educational Events: Harvard Center for Biological Imaging (HCBI)

    Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Location: Biological Labs Building, 16 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

    Advanced Microscopy Pilot Grant Educational Events: Harvard Center for Biological Imaging (HCBI) August 7, 2013

    Interested in learning more about these pilot awards? Ready to apply? You must attend one of two educational events hosted by the Harvard Catalyst Reactor program which will include a tour of the HCBI facility.
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    When: August 7, 2013, 5:00-7:00pm
    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 1

    Where: Biological Labs Building, 16 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

    Registration
    is required. Further information about the event will be available after registration.

    If you are unable to attend the educational event, you are required to meet with a representative of HCBI and tour the facility.

     

     

  • August 8, 2013

    arrow-rightIntroduction to Vaccine Design

    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Location: HMS, Countway Library, Lower Level Two, Room 025

    Vaccines are the only therapy which can prevent infectious diseases and eradicate them completely. The deduction of certain conserved regions in the pathogen will provide the clues for structure-based vaccine design (N.Grabel, NEJM, 2013). In this hands-on course, learn in-silico immunogenicity prediction and how to predict T cell and B cell epitopes from the pathogens sequence via in-silico methods. August 8, 10:00am-12:00pm, HMS, Countway Library, Lower Level Two, Room 025. Registration required.

  • August 8, 2013

    arrow-rightIntroduction to Protein Docking

    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Location: HMS, Countway Library, Lower Level Two, Room 025


    Computational programs help save time and resources in the development of rational drug design against proteins. In this course, learn how to dock drugs against proteins using in-silico methods such as Rosetta, GRAMM-X, and Schrodinger’s Maestro programs, and how to deduce protein-protein interactions (PPIs) using various computational methods. August 8, 1:00-3:00pm, HMS, Countway Library, Lower Level Two, Room 025. Registration required.

  • August 12, 2013

    arrow-rightHow to identify MicroRNA targets, work with MicroRNA data and use predicted information

    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Location: HMS, Countway Library, Lower Level Two, Room 025


    In this course, use MetaCore, in combination with MetaLink, to visualize and characterize the biological functions of miRNA (from breast cancer subtypes) and their novel, known or predicted targets. Create interaction file types to be used in conjunction with expression analysis to first identify sets of miRNA for each cancer subtype, and then exploit our network building algorithms to build expanded networks for each set of microRNA. Also explore how to use your miRNA target network as your own ontology for enrichment of a list of new targets, and overlay gene expression data from aggressive tumor samples to demonstrate a causative relationship with changes miRNA expression and target expression. For complete information on this course and to register (required), please see the website. August 12, 1:00-3:00pm, HMS, Countway Library, Lower Level Two, Room 025.

  • August 15, 2013

    arrow-rightEquity Compensation Strategies for Today’s Biotech

    Time: 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Location: MassBio, 300 Technology Square, eighth floor, Cambridge


    This panel will give an insightful look at the current landscape of equity compensation instruments commonly used to incentivize employees and outsiders, the current views and trends on value sharing and keeping your team in the game as new financing rounds potentially dilute ownership, and a VC’s potentially sobering view on common equity and what entrepreneurs and team members need to know. Harvard University is a member of MassBio. August 15, 8:00-10:00am, MassBio, 300 Technology Square, eighth floor, Cambridge. Please visit the event website for more details and to register. Please visit the event website for more details and to register.

  • August 22, 2013

    arrow-rightBuild Health Center Capacity for Research and Quality Improvement

    Time: 08:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Hyatt Regency in Chicago, IL

    Community health centers need data to demonstrate their value while improving their quality of care. Through presentations, hands-on workshops, interactive discussions, and networking opportunities, attendees will build the skills and infrastructure necessary to collect and use data for answering care improvement questions, testing interventions, and creating evidence-driven standards of care, often by using Electronic Health Records (EHR). Hosted by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), the Harvard Catalyst Safety Net Research Infrastructure Initiative, the Institute for Community Health, and the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. August 22, 8:00am-5:30pm at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, IL. Please visit the website for registration and complete agenda. Contact Michelle Jester with questions.

  • August 22, 2013

    arrow-rightWorkshop: QA/QI Boot Camp: Resistance is Futile

    Time: 08:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Location: HSPH FXB Building, Room G12.

    Topics for the QA/QI Boot Camp: Resistance is Futile include introduction to auditing; implementing a new QA/QI program from the ground up; review of QA/QI SOPs, templates, and tools; developing an internal monitoring plan; conducting electronic audits; evaluating the HRPP; and novel ideas for educating the research community. Sponsored by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) Office of Regulatory Affairs & Research Compliance, in partnership with Harvard Catalyst’s Regulatory Knowledge and Support Program and its affiliates.

    When: August 22-23, 8:00am-4:00pm

    Where: HSPH FXB Building, Room G12

    Please visit the event website for more details and to register.

  • August 23, 2013

    arrow-rightWorkshop: QA/QI Boot Camp: Resistance is Futile

    Time: 08:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Location: HSPH FXB Building, Room G12.

    Topics for the QA/QI Boot Camp: Resistance is Futile include introduction to auditing; implementing a new QA/QI program from the ground up; review of QA/QI SOPs, templates, and tools; developing an internal monitoring plan; conducting electronic audits; evaluating the HRPP; and novel ideas for educating the research community. Sponsored by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) Office of Regulatory Affairs & Research Compliance, in partnership with Harvard Catalyst’s Regulatory Knowledge and Support Program and its affiliates.

    When: August 22-23, 8:00am-4:00pm

    Where: HSPH FXB Building, Room G12

    Please visit the event website for more details and to register.