may, 2014

16mayalldayalldayNIH Biotechnology Training Grant Symposium Expanding and Redefining Biotechnology


Event Details

NIH Biotechnology Training Grant Symposium
Expanding and Redefining Biotechnology
NIH Biotechnology Training Grant Symposium
Mackenzie Room, Huang Engineering Center

One of the features of our NIH Predoctoral Biotechnology Training Grant is an annual symposium that brings together the broader biotechnology community, including students, faculty, and industry affiliates to highlight Stanford research and advances in the field. Last year, our symposium focused on revitalizing biomedical commercialization. Faced with shrinking life science investments and failing venture capital firms, we invited experts from around the U.S. and Canada to tell about their innovative approaches to bioproduct development. We now build on that theme by offering several intriguing examples that illustrate how biotechnology is being redefined with an expanding range of technologies, product types, and applications areas.

8:30 a.m. — Breakfast
9:30 a.m. — Welcome: Jim Swartz
9:40 a.m. — New BioInvestment Trends, Vijay Lathe (Managing Director, New Leaf Ventures)
10:20 a.m. — Synthetic Biology; Professor Christina Smolke (Stanford)
10:50 a.m. — Break
11:15 a.m. — Optogenetics; Professor Karl Deisseroth (Stanford)
11:45 a.m. — The New Stanford Institute for Chemical Biology; Professor Chaitan Khosla (Stanford)
12:15 p.m. — Lunch and Posters
1:30 p.m. — High Throughput Bioproduct Synthesis; Professor Jim Wells (UCSF)
2:10 p.m. — Novel Pharmaceuticals from Novel Production Technologies; Dr. Trevor Hallam (CTO, Sutro BioPharma)
2:50 p.m. — Break
3:10 p.m. — Spiroindolones: A promising new medicine to treat Malaria; Dr. Case McNamara (Novartis)
3:50 p.m. — Panel Discussion: Opportunities for and approaches to careers in Biotech
4:30 p.m. — Reception and Posters

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All Day (Friday)