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2017 Biotechnology Events & Seminars

1.Feb. 1,
Wednesday
4:00p.m. Sperm tRNA-derived Small RNAs in Epigenetic Inheritance: Function, Structure and RNA Modifications
Qi Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physiology & Cell Biology, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Reno, Nevada
Cell and Molecular Biology Affinity Group, The Scripps Research Institute,
Molecular Biology Building, Committee Lecture Hall, Host: Paul Schimmel, Ph.D. & Xianglei Yang, Ph.D., Contact: Ella Blanc, 858-784-8377
ellab@scripps.edu
2.Feb. 2,
Thursday
4:00p.m. Changing the Drug Discovery Perspective
Eli Chapman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Arizona
The Scripps Research Institute,
Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences, W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Host: Jeffery Kelly, Ph.D.
3.Feb. 2,
Thursday
4:00p.m. Modulating Vaccine Immunity Against Infections and Tumors with Chemically Programmable Polymers Nanoparticles and TLR 7/8 Ligands
Robert Seder, M.D., Chief, Cellular Immunology Section, Vaccine Research Center, National Institutes of Health
Department of Immunology & Microbial Science, The Scripps Research Institute,
MBB2N, Committee Lecture Hall, Contact: Ivy Chester
ichester@scripps.edu
4.Feb. 3,
Friday
10:00a.m. -2:30p.m. San Diego's 43rd Seminannual Biotechnology Vendor Showcase™
Biotechnology Calendar, Inc., Biotechnology Calendar, Inc.,
Price Center Ballroom , Contact: Deana Tate, 530 272-6675, Professors, PI's, Post Docs, Researchers, Graduate Students and Purchasing Agents are invited to attend.
5.Feb. 3,
Friday
1:00p.m. The 28th Annual Frontiers in Chemistry Symposium
Various Speakers
Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute,
10550 North Torrey Pines Road, Auditorium, Host: Dale Boger, Ph.D. and Phil Baran, Ph.D.
6.Feb. 6,
Monday
2:00p.m. Computer-Aided Discovery of Enzyme Inhibitors
William L. Jorgensen, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Chemistry, Dept. of Chemistry, Yale University
Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute,
Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences, W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Host: Dale Boger, Ph.D., Contact: Mishelle McClanahan-Shinn
chemsem@scripps.edu
7.Feb. 6,
Monday
4:00p.m. Linking the Microbiome and Immune Checkpoint by the Ubiquitin Ligase RNF5
Ze've Ronai, Ph.D., Professor and Chief Scientific Advisor, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institution
Pathology Research Lecture Series, UCSD Department of Pathology,
Leichtag Biomedical Research Building, 1st Floor, Room 107, Contact: Graham Ryan, 858 822-5650, grryan@ucsd.edu
Lab members, postdocs, residents/fellows, and students are welcome, CME credit for Pyhsicians - Refreshments will be served.
8.Feb. 7,
Tuesday
10:00a.m. Dart NeuroScience Seminar Series: Neural Circuits and Molecular Mechanisms for Pain Perception and Opioid Analgesia
Greg Scherrer, Ph.D., Dept. of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine, Dept. of Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine
Dart Neurosciences Seminar Series, The Scripps Research Institute,
DNC Auditorium, Host: Ardem Patapoutian, Ph.D.
9.Feb. 7,
Tuesday
3:30p.m. The Bernard Fields Lectures on Microbial Pathogenesis: Real-Time Insights into Regulation and Function of Pathogen-Specific Immunity and Role of Autophagy and Autophagy Genes in Inflammation and Immunity
Dorian McGavern, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD and Herbert W. Virgin IV, M.D., Ph.D., Edward Mallinckrodt Professor & Chair, Dept. of Pathology & Immunology, Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Pathogenesis Affinity Group, The Scripps Research Institute,
MBB2N, Committee Lecture Hall, Host: Michael B.A. Oldstone, M.D, Contact: Gay Wilkins-Blade
gschill@scripps.edu
10.Feb. 8,
Wednesday
4:00p.m. Faculty Lecture Series: Refining Opioid Receptor Signaling to Improve the Therapeutic Index
Laura Bohn, Ph.D., Professor, Depts. of Molecular Therapeutics & Neuroscience, Scripps Florida
Faculty Lecture Series, The Scripps Research Institute,
Molecular Biology Building, Committee Lecture Hall
11.Feb. 8,
Wednesday
4:00p.m. Improving Measures of the "Exposome" for Cancer Prevention
Jacqueline Kerr, Ph.D., Associate professor, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Program Lead, Cancer Prevention, Moores Cancer Center: Director, REACH group
Moores UCSD Cancer Center Director's Seminar, Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center Building,
Goldberg Auditorium, Host: Dr. Elena Martinez and J. Silvio Gutkind, Contact: 858 246-2087, rraban@ucsd.edu
Light refreshments will be available at 3:30 pm
12.Feb. 10,
Friday
2:00p.m. The Novartis Chemical Sciences Lecture: Pan-Kinetoplastid Growth Inhibitors: Towards One Cure For Multiple Diseases and Searching for Selective Catalytic Reactions in Complex Molecular Environments
Valentina Molteni, Ph.D., Director of Discovery Chemistry, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation and Scott Miller, Ph.D., Irénée Du Pont Professor of Chemistry, Yale University
Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute,
Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences, W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Host: Ryan Shenvi, Ph.D.
13.Feb. 14,
Tuesday
10:00a.m. Dart NeuroScience Seminar Series: What is New? The Paraventricular Nucleus of the Thalamus: a Structure to be Included in the Core Circuit That Controls Drug-seeking Behavior
Rémi Martin-Fardon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Dept. of Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience, TSRI
Dart Neurosciences Seminar Series, The Scripps Research Institute,
DNC, Auditorium, Host: Hollis Cline, Ph.D.
14.Feb. 16,
Thursday
4:00p.m. Innate Immune Sensing of Genomic Integrity
Richard Flavell, Ph.D. FRS, Sterling Professor of Immunobiology, Yale School of Medicine; Investigator, HHMI
Department of Immunology & Microbial Science, The Scripps Research Institute,
MBB2N, Committee Lecture Hall, Contact: Ivy Chester
ichester@scripps.edu
15.Feb. 17,
Friday
2:00p.m. Building Structural Complexity via Tandem Catalytic Transformations: Total Syntheses of Bioactive Macrolides and Terpenes
Mingji Dai, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Purdue University
Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute,
Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences, W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Host: Phil Baran, Ph.D.
16.Feb. 22,
Wednesday
4:00p.m. Dynamin: A Nexus for Crosstalk Between Clathrin-mediated Endocytosis and Signaling
Sandra L. Schmid, Ph.D., Cecil H. Green Distinguished Chair in Cellular & Molecular Biology, Chairman, Department of Cell Biology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
Distinguished Cell and Molecular Biology Lecture Series, The Scripps Research Institute,
MBB2N, Committee Lecture Hall, Contact: Ella Blanc, 858-784-8377
ellab@scripps.edu
17.Feb. 23,
Thursday
3:30p.m. Development and Applications of a Bioconjugation Tool Kit
Craig Ogle, Ph.D., Charles H. Stone Professor of Chemistry, UNC Charlotte
Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute,
Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences, W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Host: Kim Janda, Ph.D.
18.Feb. 23,
Thursday
4:00p.m. Cellular Competition, Surveillance and Fitness of Normal, Virus-infected and Malignant B Cells
Klaus Rajewsky, M.D., Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany
The 2017 Frank J. Dixon Memorial Lecture, The Scripps Research Institute,
10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive, San Diego, CA, Auditorium
vogtadm@scripps.edu.
19.Feb. 23,
Thursday
4:00p.m. THE 2017 FRANK J. DIXON MEMORIAL LECTURE: Cellular Competition, Surveillance and Fitness of Normal, Virus-infected and Malignant B Cells
Klaus Rajewsky, M.D., Head, Immune Regulation and Cancer Group, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany
The 2017 Frank Dixon Memorial Lecture, The Scripps Research Institute,
Main Auditorium, Host: Peter K. Vogt, Ph.D.
20.Feb. 24,
Friday
9:00a.m. -6:00p.m. Rare Disease Day Symposium 2017: Alagille Syndrome – New Research, New Hope  Topics: Notch Signaling, Liver Development and Regeneration, Genetics, and Pathology
The Scripps Research Institute, Sanford/Burnham Institute for Medical Research,
SBP, Building 12, Contact: Amy Zimmon, azimmon@sbpdiscovery.org
Free Registration at: http://www.sbpdiscovery.org/rarediseaseday
21.Feb. 24,
Friday
12:00p.m. The Larry Parsons Seminar Series: Dissecting the Role of the Extended Amygdala in Emotional Behavior
Thomas Kash, Ph.D., John Andrews Distinguished Professor of Alcohol Studies, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
TSRI Addiction Affinity Group, The Scripps Research Institute,
SP3040, First Floor Conference Room, Host: Mike Taffe, Ph.D.
22.Feb. 28,
Tuesday
12:00p.m. OX40 Agonists and Beyond for Cancer
Andrew D. Weinberg, Ph.D. Chief, Laboratory of Basic Immunology Earl A. Chiles Research Institute, Providence Portland Medical Center
President's Lecture Series, Sanford/Burnham Institute for Medical Research,
Fishman Auditorium, La Jolla, Conference Room A2220, Host: Dr. Carl Ware, Contact: Laura Nelson
lnelson@sbpdiscovery.org
23.Feb. 28,
Tuesday
5:00p.m. Functionally Delineating Oncogenic States and the Search for Novel Treatment Options
Pablo Tamayo, Ph.D., Co-Director Genomics & Computational Biology, UCSD Moores Cancer Center
Cancer Affinity Group, The Scripps Research Institute,
Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences, W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Host: Peter K. Vogt, Ph.D., Contact: Admin,Peter Vogt
vogtadm@scripps.edu
24.Mar. 2,
Thursday
4:00p.m. Martin D. Kamen Lecture - Protein Folding as an Allosteric Strategy: The Yin and Yang of Hsp90-mediated Client Activation
Prof. David A. Agard, Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, and Pharmaceutical Chemistry; HHMI Investigator; Scientific Director, Institute for Bioengineering, Biotechnology, and Quantitative Biomedical Research, University of California at San Francisco
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry , UCSD,
Leichtag Auditorium, Room 107, Host: Dr. Susan Taylor (x43677) and Elizabeth Villa, Contact: 858-534-8190
25.Mar. 28,
Tuesday
5:00p.m. Clinical Implications of Gene Mutations in MDS
Rafael Bejar, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology & Oncology, UCSD Moores Cancer Center
Cancer Affinity Group, The Scripps Research Institute,
Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences, W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Host: Peter K. Vogt, Ph.D., For directions and inquiries, please visit our website at: http://www.scripps.edu/research/cancer_affinity/
26.Mar. 28,
Tuesday
5:00p.m. Clinical Implications of Gene Mutations in MDS
Rafael Bejar, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology and Onconlogy, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
Moores Cancer Center, The Scripps Research Institute,
Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences, W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater, Host: Dr. Peter K. Vogt
moorescomm@ucsd.edu
27.Apr. 27,
Thursday
8:30a.m. -4:00p.m. 7th Annual GNF - JDRF Diabetes Research Symposium New Frontier in Beta Cell Biology: Molecular Targeting to the Beta Cell
Featured Speakers Reza Abdi, Harvard Medical School Benjamin Cravatt, The Scripps Research Institute Neal Devaraj, University of California, San Diego Carmella Evans-Molina, Indiana University Bryan Laffitte, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation Philip Low, Purdue University Francesca Mulas, University of California, San Diego Chun Zeng, University of California, San Diego Liangfang Zhang, University of California, San Diego
Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation,
10675 John Jay Hopkins Drive, San Diego, CA, GNF, Register before April 20, 2017 by visiting www.regonline.com/GNFJDRF
lkatolick@gnf.org

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