News for September 2011

  • September 22, 2011

    Microbiology at the Crossroads: Bad Bugs, Global Health and Ecology, New Technologies

    This meeting has sessions spanning the range of microbiology disciplines with a focus on emerging infectious diseases, multi-drug resistance, and new technologies. The American Society of Microbiology’s 46th Annual Region 1 Meeting “Microbiology at the Crossroads: Bad Bugs/Global Health and Ecology/New Technologies” is being held Oct. 26 -27, 2011. Poster submission deadline: Oct. 10, 2011.

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  • September 22, 2011

    Workshop on Gene-Environment Interactions, Obesity Research, and Health Disparities

    This 1.5-day transdisciplinary workshop tackles the challenges of designing studies that address the complex interplay of social, genetic, and environmental factors that lead to disparities in obesity and other complex conditions (e.g., cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease). Participants are encouraged to attend both days. Held: Oct. 17 – 18, 2011. Cost: Free. Registration required.

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  • September 22, 2011

    Exploratory Seminar funding available from Radcliffe Institute

    The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study is accepting applications for its Exploratory Seminars program, which helps Harvard ladder faculty bring together scholars, researchers, practitioners, and artists from Harvard, across the US, and around the world for short (1-3 day) discussions intended to spark new research ideas and collaborations.

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  • September 22, 2011

    Molecules, Movement, and Motors Science Symposium

    “Molecules, Movement, and Motors” is a science symposium that brings together experts in genetics, chemistry, biology, physics, medicine, and engineering to discuss the mechanics of motors—from naturally occurring motors, such as those inside cells, to new synthetic motors made from DNA. Held: Oct. 14, 2011. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: Oct. 6, 2011.

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  • September 15, 2011

    Translation of Innovation from Academia to Industry

    This seminar, hosted by the Harvard Catalyst Laboratory for Innovative Translational Technologies and the Harvard Catalyst Central Laboratory, features an excellent panel of speakers drawn from all along the pathway from the creation of innovation through licensing, translation to development, and commercialization. Thurs., Oct. 13, 2011; 6 – 9 pm at TMEC Walter Amphitheater. No cost. Registration required. Light food and refreshments provided.

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  • September 9, 2011

    Regenerative Therapeutics Symposium Call for Posters

    The Regenerative Therapeutics Research Center is hosting a research symposium to highlight translational success stories at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Speakers are world-class investigators from BWH working in the field of regenerative therapeutics. Cash prizes awarded for winning posters. Held: Mon., Sept. 26, 2011. Registration required. Poster submission deadline: Sept. 12, 2011.

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  • September 9, 2011

    Novel Statistical Methods for Investigating Aging and Cognitive Decline

    In this Harvard Catalyst Biostatistics Seminar, speakers describe how a longitudinal extension of the Multiple Indicators Multiple Causes (MIMIC) model is used to characterize associations between cognitive decline and findings of Alzheimer’s disease or cerebral infarction at death. Held: Wed, Oct. 5, 2011. Registration not required.

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  • September 9, 2011

    Open Workshop on Technology and Autism Research

    This open workshop will include talks, discussion, and poster presentations related to the development and use of technologies for diagnosing and intervening in autism and other behavioral disorders. Held: Tues., Sept. 27, 2011.

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  • September 9, 2011

    Journal Invites Early-Career Researchers to Submit for Special Issue on Translational Medicine

    The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine (YJBM) invites medical students, residents, nurses and clinicians to submit articles for the March 2012 Issue that focuses on Translational Medicine. YJBM strives to be a forum for young medical professionals to publish original research and review articles in their area of expertise. Submission deadline: Oct. 15, 2011.

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