Past Events

  • 2014 May 20

    "The Interplay of Genetics and Micro-Environment in Cancer"

    2:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

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

    2014 Susan Swerling Lectures

    Speakers:
    David Bowtell, PhD
    Peter MacCallum Cancer Center – Melbourne, Australia
    “Catch Me If You Can: Primary and Acquired Chemotherapy Resistance in Cancer”

    Joan Brugge, PhD
    Harvard Medical School – Boston, MA
    “Matrix Control of Adaptive Responses to Targeted Therapies in Breast and Ovarian Cancer”

    Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD
    University of Chicago – Chicago, IL
    “Interactions Between Ovarian Cancer Cells...

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  • 2014 May 20

    Naturejobs Career Expo

    8:00am to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Boston - venue TBA

    The Naturejobs Career Expo, which has been running successfully in London, UK, for 7 years, will have its inaugural event in the Boston, MA on May 20, 2014. The career fair showcases global career opportunities in science, be it in industrial research, research organisations or academia and includes both traditional and non-traditional careers such as science communications, regulatory and business development roles.

    The expo also encompasses a conference where delegates can learn about career development from those experienced in the field, networking...

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  • 2014 May 20

    "Biostatistics and FDA Regulation: The Convergence of Science and Law"

    8:00am to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

    Biostatistics is the application of statistics — the study of the collection, organization, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data — to a wide range of topics in life sciences.  Biostatistics informs the Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory decision-making processes for premarket review of investigational drugs and devices and post-market surveillance of medical products, including decisions to require safety labeling changes and withdraw approval.   Recent developments, such as Congress’s creation of a new federal infrastructure for the dissemination of...

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  • 2014 May 19

    The Dean's Health and Life Sciences Challenge Demo Day 2014"

    5:30pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

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

    Register here for this event.

    Please join us at this year's Deans' Health and Life Sciences Challenge Demo Day.  Our six finalist teams (see below) will showcase their exciting ventures and technologies to the Harvard/Cambridge/Boston community.

    The Challenge's Co-Chairs, Dean Nohria (HBS) and Dean Flier (HMS) will also announce...

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  • 2014 May 19

    "Quantitative Microscopy, Part II: Image Analysis"

    1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Guest lecturer:
    Hunter Elliott, PhD
    Image and Data Analysis Core

    Often acquiring fluorescence images is only the first step in answering your biological question: The images contain the information you're interested in, but now how can you extract it?  We will start with the basic concepts necessary for understanding and utilizing images as data, and then survey the most commonly applied image analysis methods. Topics include segmentation, filtering, co-localization, particle detection and tracking, super-resolution methods and...

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  • 2014 May 15

    Inaugural William E. Harmon Lectureship in Nephrology

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Boston Children's Hospital, Folkman Auditorium, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA

    "Shifting the TGF-B/BMP signaling paradigm in renal and metabolic disease"

    Guest speaker:
    Gregory R. Dressler, PhD

    Collegiate Professor in Pathology Research
    University of Michigan

    This lectureship, to be delivered on an annual basis, has been established to commemorate Bill Harmon's important contributions to the field of nephrology and to the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at Boston Children's Hospital.

    More details on this inaugural lecture to follow.

  • 2014 May 13

    "Single Cell RNA-sequencing in Circulating Tumor Cells"

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Medical School, Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA

    Boston Single-Cell Network Meeting

    Guest speakers:
    David Ting, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
    and
    Ben Wittner, PhD, Instructor in Medicine

    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Faculty organizers:  Peter Kharchenko and Lev Silverstein

    Food and beverage will be provided at this meeting.

  • 2014 May 13

    "A Non-Coding RNA Revolution in the Cancer Society"

    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 | Rose Winer Levin Lecture

    Guest speaker:
    George Calin, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Department of Experimental Therapeuitcs
    MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Hosted by:  Dipanjan Chowdhury, PhD

  • 2014 May 12

    "Genetic Influences on the Developing Central Nervous System"

    9:00am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Medical School, Goldenson 122, 220 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA

    Lecturers:

    • Dr. Connie Cepko, Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
    • Dr. Davie VanVactor, Professor of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School
    • Dr. Elizabeth Engle, Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology, Boston Children's Hospital

    Description: This nanocourse will explore the fundamental mechanisms underlying the development of the Central Nervous System (CNS) with a focus on the genes that drive this process. We will...

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  • 2014 May 07

    HSCI Cancer Program Pilot Grants Review Meeting

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Presentations by:
    Stuart Orkin/Guo-Cheng Yuan

    "Single cell modeling of cellular hierarchy and transcriptional network for leukemia stem cells"

    Carla Kim/Peter Kharchenko
    "Tracking clonal dynamics of lung adenocarcinomas"

    Zhe Li/Allon Klein (Marc Kirschner)
    "Pathway-based quantitative clonal analysis for studying cancer stem cells in vivo"

    All members of the HSCI research community are welcome to attend.  Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch...

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