The Star Family Challenge for Promising Scientific Research is open to Harvard faculty in the natural or social sciences to submit high-risk, high-impact projects with an interdisciplinary focus. Twice a year, a selection committee of faculty members choose projects for awards ranging in size from $20,000 to $200,000.
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Ninth Annual HSCI Malkin Retreat
8:00-9:00: Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:10: Welcome - Brock Reeve, MPhil, MBA 9:10-9:40: Opening Keynote - Doug Melton, PhD - "Making beta cells for diabetics" 9:40-10:10: Steve Hyman, MD - “For schizophrenia and autism, the genetics revolution has arrived: How do we make it matter for patients?” 10:10-10:40: Ya-Chieh Hsu, PhD - "A good hair day: Transit-amplifying cells orchestrate stem cell activity and tissue regeneration" 10:40-10:55: Break 11:00-12:10: Postdoctoral Lightning Round
(afternoon) 12:15-2:30: Lunch & Poster Session
2:30-3:00: Derrick Rossi, PhD - “Reprogramming committed blood cells to induced hematopoietic stem cells with defined factors” 3:00-3:30: Challenges/Opportunities/Resources for Cell Therapy - Moderator: Les Silberstein, MD Discussants: George Daley, MD, PhD, Clifford Woolf, MD, PhD and Kevin Eggan, PhD 3:30-4:00: Community Introduction: Olivier Pourquie, PhD 4:00-4:30: Closing Keynote - David Scadden, MD 4:30-6:00: Poster Session and Special 10th Anniversary Reception
Faculty co-chairs: John Rinn, PhD Harvard University Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Andrew Brack, PhD Center for Regenerative Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.