Past Events

  • 2014 Apr 15

    "Rewiring the Cancer Epi-Genome: Novel Targeted Strategies for Breast and Ovarian Cancer"

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Jimmy Fund Auditorium, 35 Binney Street, Boston, MA

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Seminars in Oncology | Louise & Herbert Shivek Lecture

    Guest speaker:
    Pilar Blancafort, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Cancer Epigenetics Group
    The University of Western Australia
    Crawley, Western Australia

    Hosted by:  David Frank, MD, PhD

    For more information, or to join the Seminars in Oncology email list, please email claudia_steele@dfci.harvard.edu

  • 2014 Apr 14

    "Using Evolution to Understand Genetics and Development"

    9:00am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Medical School, TMEC 209, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA

    Lecturers:

    • Dr. Elena Kramer, Bussey Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
    • Dr. Cassandra Extavour, Associate Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
    • Dr. Terence Capellini, Assistant Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

    Course Description:

    The principles of evolution provide a powerful framework to probe and understand biological phenomenon. Many approaches in biological and biomedical research rely on an understanding of...

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  • 2014 Apr 11

    "Hot Topics at the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues: Plus Q&A on Careers in Law and Bioethics"

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School, Pound Hall 100, 1563 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

    Please join us for an update from the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, delivered by Michelle Groman (HLS '05), Associate Director at the Bioethics Commission.  Since its inception in 2009, President Obama's Commission has issued reports on synthetic biology, human subjects research, whole genome sequencing, pediatric medical countermeasure research, and incidental findings.  Currently, the Commission is examining the ethical implications of...

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  • 2014 Apr 10

    "Who Decides? Gender, Medicine, and the Public's Health"

    Thu - Fri, Apr 10 to Apr 11, 8:00am - 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Center (formerly Radcliffe Gymnasium), 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

    Gender, culture, economics, politics, and power affect health-care decisions by providers, patients, and communities in the United States and around the world. This conference will explore the choices behind medical research funding and practice, health-care delivery, and policy making.

    Playwright, author, and activist Eve Ensler will open the conference on Thursday evening. She will give a presentation based on her book In the Body of the World: A Memoir of Cancer and Connection (2013), which will include readings and a Q&A session moderated by Diane Paulus, artistic...

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  • 2014 Apr 08

    Start Up Meet Up: Science and Engineering Edition

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Innovation Lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Ave., Boston, MA

    The Harvard i-lab and Office of Technology Development is bringing together Harvard inventors, entrepreneurs, students, alumni and more to showcase high potential technologies being developed at Harvard. Our inventors will introduce their exciting technology and commercialization potential to our multi-disciplinary audience. This will be followed by a targeted networking session to enable the attendees to meet with our inventors, better understand each other’s skills and experiences. 

    We will have a direct "Longwood to i-lab" bus for this event (one trip). More info...

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  • 2014 Apr 07

    DRB Student Data Club and Faculty Seminar Series

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Medical School, Cannon Room, Builidng C, 240 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA

    Program:
    "The Role of Estrogen Signaling in Hematopoiesis"
    Kelli Carroll (Trista North Lab)

    "Interplay of cell shape and division orientation underlies the robust morphogenesis of simple epithelia"
    Sean Megason, Assistant Professor
    Dept. of Systems Biology
    Harvard Medical School

    Program will be followed by a networking/social hour.

  • 2014 Apr 07

    TO BE RESCHEDULED - iPS Characterization and Differentiation

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard University, Sherman-Fairchild G62, 7 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA

    HSCI Technology Series

    Guest speakers:
    Tracy Young-Pearse, PhD
    "Modeling Alzheimer's disease with human induced pluripotent stem cells"

    Kevin Eggan, PhD
    Title TBA

    All members of the HSCI research community are welcome to join us...no registration necessary.

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  • 2014 Apr 04

    HSCI Cardiovascular Program Inter-Lab Meeting

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Jimmy Fund Auditorium, 35 Binney Street, Boston, MA

    Agenda:
    Jordan Layton-Mange (Research Fellow in Medicine, Milan Lab)
    "Utilizing Stem Cell-Derived Models of Arrhythmia: Increasing throughput, drug validation, and a new approach for genetic discovery"

    Zhanpeng Huang (Instructor in Pediatrics, BCH, Wang lab)
    "Regulation of cardiac hypertrophy and dilated cardiomyopathy by CIP"

    Pizza and beverages will be provided at the meeting.

  • 2014 Apr 02

    HSCI Kidney Program Interlab Meeting

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Medical School, New Research Building, Room 350, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA

    "Creating pathways of discovery through collaboration and innovative technology"
    John Daley, Director of LMA CyTOF Core Facility

    "Determining the mechanism of action of roscovitine in treating polycystic kidney fibrosis"
    Jagesh Shah, Associate Professor, Department of Systems Biology, HMS and Renal Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

    This program is open to members of the HSCI research community at large - all are welcome!

  • 2014 Apr 01

    "IP Strategies for Health Sciences Startups"

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Innovation Lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Ave., Boston, MA

    Workshop of the Harvard Innovation Lab

    Biotech and medical device companies are heavily dependent on intellectual property rights, particularly those developing diagnostic, therapeutic or invasive products.  The complexity of the technology and rapidly evolving legal landscape make the availability, validity and enforceability of biotech patents highly uncertain. This session, led by Michael Twomey, a patent attorney and partner at WilmerHale, will explore some of the basic IP questions facing health sciences startups.

    Please register...

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